Overview

Initiated by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S, Kids Trail is a new cultural program dedicated to children and families. 

Designed as a yearlong artistic journey, Kids Trail offers children and adults the opportunity to explore French arts and culture through a variety of disciplines: cinema, theater, design, dance, visual arts, philosophy, music and literature.

Families and schools are invited to discover and enjoy events and performances featuring some of the most creative French artists.

The French Cultural Services believes that arts are a significant part of the learning process. Through the Kids Trail, it aims to engage and inspire young generations, and in particular underprivileged communities, through innovative events, performances, creative workshops, debates on societal issues, dialogues with artists and professionals and much more.


Kids Trail kicks off in 2016 in New York City with Tilt Kids Festival, an inaugural festival co-presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF).


Kids Trail is organized in collaboration with a network of cultural institutions, schools, and universities throughout the country.

The program is supported by The Florence Gould Foundation, FACE Foundation, Institut français-Paris, the French Ministry for Culture and Communication, SACD (Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques) and Air France.

 
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MAY 10, 2016

Join us on the Kids Trail!

By French Culture

Designed as a yearlong artistic journey, Kids Trail offers children and adults the opportunity to explore French arts and culture through a variety of disciplines: cinema, theater, design, dance, visual arts, philosophy, music and literature.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2016

Trio SR9 present Bach on the Marimba in Boston and New York

By Visual & Performing Arts Department

Trio SR9 present their creative vision of contemporary percussion with Bach on the Marimba, during a program of performances and master classes in Boston and New York.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

Workshop with Sonia Wieder-Atherton: Voices in my Cello!

By Visual & Performing Arts Department

On October 9 as part of Kids Trail, Park Avenue Armory's Arts Education will host a special workshop with French cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

Pianist Simon Ghraichy at Brooklyn Music School

By Visual & Performing Arts Department

On Oct 11, prior to his Carnegie Hall return, Simon Ghraichy will offer a series of workshops and master classes to students at the Brooklyn Music School, a not-for-profit community school located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2016

Simon Ghraichy | My Hispanic Heritage at Carnegie Hall

By Visual & Performing Arts Department

On October 14, Simon Ghraichy, the acclaimed Mexican-French-Lebanese concert pianist and recording artist, returns to New York to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a Carnegie Hall concert and a series of workshops for young NYC musicians honoring great Hispanic composers.