On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017, Albertine welcomed Sarah Kaminsky and Mel Urbach for a conversation around the life of Adolfo Kaminsky as a forger during World War II, depicted in Sarah Kaminsky’s biography Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger’s Life. Deputy Cultural Counselor Thomas Michelon welcomed the audience with the follow opening remarks.
On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017, the French Voices Award Ceremony took place at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. In 2006, the French Cultural Services and FACE Foundation created French Voices, a program that supports the translation of contemporary French titles into English and support their publication in the United States.
On January 18th, 2017, following a speech by Consul General Michel Charbonnier, Deputy Cultural Counselor Thomas Michelon delivered the following remarks at a reception for the launch of France Alumni USA in Washington DC. Mr. Michelon explained the mission and benefits of this new network, whose aim is to connect and support American professionals who studied in France.
On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016, Klaus Ottmann and Mark Polizzotti were honored with the insignia of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters at a ceremony at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York. Cultural Counselor Bénédicte de Montclaur conferred the insignia to the two accomplished leaders of the art world.
On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, a group of of architects, historians, and experts in urban development gathered at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York to discuss the induction of 17 works by the famous architect, Le Corbusier to UNESCO's World Heritage List. The following words were delivered by Cultural Counselor Bénédicte de Montlaur.
On Friday, December 2, 2016, Rachel Creau, Lydia Davis, and Saul Anton gathered at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York to discuss the work of Roger Dewinter which was translated into English for the first time this year. The following words were delivered by Bénédicte de Montlaur.
On November 15th, 2016, executive music producer Daniel Glass and Grammy Award-winning musician and producer Nile Rodgers were conferred the insignia of the Order of Arts and Letters by Thomas Michelon, Deputy Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy. The award was presented with the following speech at a ceremony taking place at the Payne Whitney Mansion in New York, home to the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
On Wednesday, November 2, 2016, Cultural Counselor Bénédicte de Montlaur welcomed guests to the opening night cocktail reception for the 3rd Festival Albertine, an annual festival that brings together French and American artist, authors and intellectuals to discuss topics that impact both countries.
On October 25th, 2016, Thomas Michelon, Deputy Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, welcomed guests to a Demo Night hosted by General Assembly celebrating the close of the 2nd edition of the French-American Digital Lab, an annual program for early stage startups in the cultural sector co-produced by the French Embassy and Business France.
On Wednesday October 5, Cultural Counselor Benedicte de Montlaur delivered the following words during an opening reception for French Comics Framed, a month-long festival celebrating Franco-Belgian comics art and featuring a selection of some of France’s best comic-book illustrators. The event took place at the Cooper Union in New York.
On Sunday, August 21, 2016, New Yorkers gathered for the France Run, an 8k race, to celebrate the shared history and values between France and the United States. Prior to the race, Thomas Michelon, Deputy Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy made the following remarks.
On June 23, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York welcomed the students of the French Heritage Language Program for the end of the year party and the annual reward ceremony. Nearly one hundred students took part in this festive event.