French NYC

French NYC is centered in Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens and Greenpoint. Brooklyn is becoming BoBo (Bourgeois-Bohème). French life in Manhattan is centered around Lyçée Français and FIAF on the Upper East Side.

Cartier, Chanel, Dior, Hermes, Lacoste, and Louis Vuitton have New York City stores.

Bouley in Tribeca is currently the top French restaurant in New York City. It is closely followed by Daniel in the Upper East Side, Tocqueville in the Flatiron District, and Jean-Georges in the Upper West Side.

France has had a great influence on New York City. New York Bay was discovered for Europeans by Giovanni da Verrazzano working for King Francis 1 of France in 1524. The French Revolution (1789-1799) forever changed the western dynamic between governing elites and the people they ruled. We are still working that out today.

We bought the central third of our country from Napoleon in the Louisiana Purchase of 1804. Napoleon’s Peninsular War with Spain (1807-1814) led to the independence of the Spanish colonies.

The icon of New York, the Statue of Liberty was a gift of the French people (1886). The concept of “Latin America” is French. The Modern art movement began in France. Paris was the capital of the art world until 1945. Ballets Russes of Paris brought Ballet to  the Americas. French cuisine is still considered one of the peaks of gastronomy. Paris remains one of the world’s fashion capitals.

Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film 2018 Oscars Entries

Watch the trailers of Catalan, French, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish-language entries

M. Butterfly is the perfect woman, but perfection isn’t always what it seems

Cort Theatre
138 West 48th St, Theater District
Previews October 7, 2017
Opening October 26, 2017
Open-ended run
Tuesday – Sunday

American Ballet Theatre Fall 2017

David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Tuesday – Sunday
October 18 – 29, 2017

‘The Paris Opera (L’Opéra)’ backstage with the world’s best opera ballet

Film Society of Lincoln Center
Francesca Beale Theater or
Howard Gilman Theater
Thursday – Thursday
October 19 – 26, 2017

Les Contes d’Hoffmann is French comic opera at the Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera House Lincoln Center
September – October 2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017

‘La Bohème’ is Giacomo Puccini’s Italian opera about bohemian life in Paris

October – March
Monday, October 23, 2017

IFPDA Print Fair 2017 Mexican, Spanish, Italian, and French Print Dealers

Javitz Center, Hell’s Kitchen
Preview
Wednesday, October 25
Fair Thursday – Sunday
October 26 – 29, 2017

TEFAF New York Fall 2017 brings European art and antiques to NYC

Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Ave
between 66th & 67th
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Saturday – Wednesday
October 28 – November 1, 2017

François Morellet a systematic French approach to geometrical abstraction

Dia:Beacon upstate
Dia:Chelsea
535 West 22nd St
Chelsea, Manhattan
Saturday, October 28, 2017 – June 2, 2018

UEFA Champions League 2017 – 2018 is the top club soccer league

September – May
Group Stage Match Day 4 of 6
Tuesday – Wednesday
October 31 – November 1, 2017

NYC Halloween Parade 2017 is going to be a real thriller

Sixth Avenue
Spring to 16th St
Lineup at Canal & Sixth Ave
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

New York Philharmonic Bernstein and Don Quixote

David Geffen Hall
Lincoln Center
Thursday & Saturday
November 9 & 11, 2017

Bergdorf Goodman is NYC’s most luxurious department store

Fifth and 58th
Midtown, Manhattan
Holiday Windows
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
through January 1, 2018

Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico in the World Cup, USA no

October 2015 – November 2017
Qualified
South America: Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia
North America: Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama
Europe: France, Portugal, Spain
Playoffs: Peru, Honduras, Italy
Qualifiers end Tuesday, November 14, 2017

New York City Ballet George Balanchine The Nutcracker

David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
On Sale September, 2017
November 24 – December 31, 2017

2018 World Cup Russia is the world’s most popular sporting event

June 14 – July 15, 2018
Draw
Friday, December 1, 2017

Leonardo to Matisse master drawings from the Robert Lehman collection

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
Upper East Side, Manhattan
October 4, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Carnival is a Global Latin Party that ends on Mardi Gras

Septuagesima, Sunday, January 28, 2018
Venice Carnival, January 27 – February 13, 2018
Rio Carnival, February 9-14, 2018
Barranquilla Carnival, February 10-13, 2018
Mardi Gras, February 27, 2018

Golden Globes by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

January 7, 2018

Rodin at the Met captures feelings in clay

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave, Upper East Side
September 16, 2017 – January 15, 2018

‘Modigliani Unmasked’ explores questions of identity

The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave & 92nd St
Upper East Side
September 15, 2017 – February 4, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day Parade includes Spanish and French marchers

Fifth Avenue from 44th to 79th St
Midtown & Upper East Side
March 17, 2018

Tribeca Film Festival 2017 celebrates the power of storytelling

N.O.W. Showcase just announced! Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, French, Italian, Mexican, Spanish, and Venezuelan stories, Wed-Sun, Apr 19-30, 2017

May Day or Worker’s Day is a public holiday in many Latin cultures

Celebrate Spring or Worker’s Day on May 1

Celebrate Bastille Day, the French national day

The storming of the Bastille fortress launched the French Revolution on July 14, 1789

Concerts in the Parks by the New York Philharmonic

Free outdoor concerts
Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island
June 13-18, 2017

Blue Note Jazz Festival 2017

Brings great Latin artists to Subrosa in the Meatpacking District and the Blue Note in Greenwich Village, June 1-30, 2017

105th Tour de France 2018

Noirmoutier-en-l’Île to Paris
July 7 – 29, 2018

74th Venice International Film Festival 2017 launches award winning films

Palazzo del Cinema
Lido island, Venice, Italy
August 30-September 9, 2017

Assumption of Mary celebrates the Virgin’s journey into heaven

August 15

12th NY Art Book Fair 2017 is for art book lovers

MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, Queens
Preview September 21
September 22 – 24, 2017

UN General Assembly 72

UN Headquarters
Midtown East
General Assembly opens Tuesday, September 12, 2017
General Debate runs through Monday, September 25, 2017

15th Open House New York 2017 unlocks NYC’s most important buildings

140+ Open Access Sites
100 Advance Reservation Sites
Saturday – Sunday
Reservations, Thu, Oct 5
October 14 – 15, 2017

33rd Bessies Awards 2017 honor New York City dance and performance

NYU Skirball Center
566 LaGuardia Place
at West 4th St
Greenwich Village
Monday, October 9, 2017

World Ballet Day 2017 behind the scenes with the world’s great ballet companies

Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, & San Francisco Ballet
www.worldballetday.com
October 5, 2017

New Yorker Festival 2017 gets writers and thinkers talking

Sofia Coppola, Roberta Mancino, Philippe Petit, Anthony Bourdain, and Françoise Mouly
Friday – Sunday
October 6 – 8, 2017

Fall for Dance Festival 2017 brings international dance companies to NYC

New York City Center
131 West 55th St, Midtown
On sale Sunday, September 10
Shows October 2 – 14, 2017

New York Film Festival 2017

Film Society of Lincoln Center
& Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center
September 28 – October 15, 2017

137th US Open 2017 Grand Slam Tennis

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
August 28 – September 10
Singles Champions
Rafael Nadal (Spain)
Sloane Stephens (USA)

Met Cloisters is a museum of medieval European art

99 Margaret Corbin Dr
Fort Tryon Park
Washington Heights
Daily

Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Season brings 25 works and five new productions

Season premiere
New production of Bellini’s Italian opera Norma
Monday, September 25, 2017

Guggenheim Museum is one of the great Modern art collections

1071 Fifth Avenue
between 88th & 89th St
Upper East Side
Closed Thursdays

The Frick Collection of old masters, European sculpture, and decorative arts

1 East 70th St at Fifth Ave
Upper East Side
Closed on Mondays

Metropolitan Museum of Art is New York City’s Encyclopedia of Art

Fifth Avenue & 82nd St
Upper East Side
Open Daily

MoMA Museum of Modern Art

11 West 53rd St
between Fifth & Sixth Ave
Midtown
Open Daily

Phantom of the Opera

Andrew Lloyd Weber’s version of the classic French tale is the longest-running show in Broadway history.

SummerStage 2017 free concerts in NYC parks

Latin artists June 21 – September 10, 2017

Miss Universe 2017

Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere of France gives up her crown January 2018

New York International Salsa Congress 2017

New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
Midtown, Manhattan
Pre-Events Friday-Thursday, August 25-31, 2017
Festival Thursday-Sunday, August 31 – September 3, 2017

Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim

Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Ave, Upper East Side
February 10 – September 6, 2017

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2017

Film Society of Lincoln Center
144 West 65th St
Wednesday-Sunday
March 1-12, 2017

Frieze New York 2018 is NYC’s big May contemporary art fair

Randall’s Island
Thursday-Saturday
May 3-5, 2018

Misty Copeland and Herman Cornejo in American Ballet Theatre’s “Tchaikovsky Spectacular”

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
Monday-Saturday, July 3-8
Misty Copeland & Herman Cornejo
Friday, July 7, 2017

Django Reinhardt NY Festival keeps the Gypsy Jazz legend alive

July and November
Birdland
315 West 44th St
Hell’s Kitchen
July 4-9, 2017

AIPAD Photography Show is America’s leading fine art photography fair

Pier 94
April 5-8, 2018

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 2017 Transforms a Wall into a Connector

Dominican, Nicaraguan, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese
David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Wednesday-Sunday
June 14-18, 2017

NYC Dance Week free dance classes

Afro-Caribbean, Ballet, Capoeira, Flamenco, Parkour, Salsa, & Samba
Manhattan and Brooklyn
June 15-24, 2017

G7 Summit ends badly for the U.S.

President’s first world tour ends with American power thrown away, the impression of weakness, and key allies walking away from American leadership after G7 Summit, May 26-27, 2017

RIOULT Dance is a veteran NY modern dance company that stays fresh

French choreographer
Joyce Theater
175 8th Ave, Chelsea
Wednesday-Sunday
May 31 – June 4

New York City Ballet Spring 2017

David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Tuesday-Sunday
May 23-28, 2017

Basquiat sets records at Sotheby’s Spring Contemporary Art auction

Basquiat sets records for American artist, Black artist, and art since 1980 at Sotheby’s auction in the Upper East Side, Thu, May 18, 2017

Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art auction gets a good start on 20th Century Week

Brancusi’s La muse endormie sculpture sells for almost double its estimate. Picasso’s Dora Maar portrait also does well at Rockefeller Center on May 15, 2017.

Basquiat is the top cop at Christie’s Post War and Contemporary Art auction

Basquiat’s La Hara (1981) is one of the sale highlights at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center, on view May 5 through the auction on Wed, May 17, 2017

A Picasso shines in Sotheby’s Spring Impressionist and Modern art auction

Picasso’s Tête d’Homme (1969) is on view at Sotheby’s in the Upper East Side for auction on Tue, May 16, 2017

Context New York international art fair

Colombian, Cuban, French, Italian, and Spanish galleries at Pier 94 in Hell’s Kitchen, May 3-7, 2017

Art New York is an international contemporary and modern art fair

Colombian, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Venezuelan galleries at Pier 94 in Hell’s Kitchen, May 3-7, 2017

TEFAF New York Spring 2017 is NYC’s edition of TEFAF Maastricht

Brazilian, French, French-Canadian, Italian, and Uruguayan galleries show Modern & Contemporary art and design at the Park Avenue Armory in the Upper East Side, Thu-Mon, May 4-8, 2017

Affordable Art Fair offers art from $100 – $10,000

Start your art collection at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, Wed-Sun, Mar 29 – Apr 2, 2017

ADAA Art Show 2017 hosts America’s top art dealers (Review)

Park Avenue Armory
634 Park Avenue
Upper East Side
March 1-5, 2017

NADA New York 2017, the young art show

At Skylight Clarkson Sq in Hudson Square/SoHo Thu-Sun, Mar 2-5, 2017

Independent New York 2018 hip and established galleries

A hip vibe that is attracting established galleries. Italian, French, Portuguese, and Cuban galleries showed in 2017. The next show is Mar 8-11, 2018

‘Arrival’ is the only Latin Oscars winner at the 89th Academy Awards 2017

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Hollywood, California
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sotheby’s Contemporary Curated

Sotheby’s Armory Week auction includes Brazilian, Chilean, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish, and Uruguayan artists Thu, Mar 2, 2017

Scope New York 2017 emerging international artists and galleries

Argentine, Chilean, Dominican, French, Italian, Panamanian, and Spanish galleries exhibit at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea Mar 2-5, 2017

The Armory Show 2018 is NYC’s big international art fair

Piers 92 94
Hell’s Kitchen
March 8-11, 2018

The Latin in New York Fashion Week February

Fall/Winter collections are showing at Skylight Clarkson and around town Feb 9-16, 2017

Chanel New York

Iconic French fashion house known for the little black dress, Chanel suit, and Chanel No. 5

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

The 2016 Broadway play based on this classic sexy French novel stars Liev Schreiber and Janet McTeer at the Booth Theatre October 30, 2016 – January 22, 2017.

Assassin’s Creed

French adaption of the French-Canadian video game stars French actress Marion Cotillard making Michael Fassbender relive the adventures of his Templar-fighting ancestor in 15th century Spain. AMC Empire 25 Jan 20-26, 2017

Carmen

Argentine tenor Marcelo Álvarez is Don José in Bizet’s French opera at the Metropolitan Opera Jan 19 – Feb 18, 2017

Elle

Paul Verhoeven’s psychological thriller, starring Isabelle Huppert, is the French Best Foreign Language Film submission to the 88th Academy Awards. MoMA is screening “Elle” Thu, Dec 8 at 7:30pm.

Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion

This exhibition of the Costume Institute’s best of the best collection from the early 18th century to the present is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Nov 18, 2016 – February 5, 2017

Hermès Madison Avenue

Hermès is the fashion house of the French establishment. Hermès Madison Avenue is the brand’s New York flagship store.

Louis Vuitton 5th Avenue

Get the handbag you covet, or transform yourself into a fashion forward world traveler at Louis Vuitton’s New York flagship store in Midtown East.

French Consulate

The French Consulate in New York provides legal and cultural services to French in New York City and tourists planning to visit France.

American Ballet Theatre Fall 2016 season

Latin artists Roberto Bolle, Herman Cornejo, Marcelo Gomes, Alexandre Hammoudi, & Luciana Paris perform at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center, Oct 19-30, 2016

Bibi Ferreira, the Grand Dame of Brazilian Stage

INTERVIEW ~ The living legend debuts “4 x Bibi” with the best of Piaf, Rodrigues, Gardel, and Sinatra at Symphony Space September 20 & 23, 2016

New York Fashion Week September 2016

Spring-Summer 2018 collections
Thursday-Friday
September 7-15, 2017

New York City Ballet Fall 2016

David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Tuesday-Sunday
September 20 – October 16, 2016

Argentine Tango History

A walk through the history of Argentine Tango, a folk dance that traveled to Paris, Venice, and New York, back to Buenos Aires, and then all around the world.

Fleur Seule

Relive all the romance and glamour of the 1940s through Swing, Jazz, and Ballroom music from around the world. Fleur Seule plays Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park Wed, June 29, 2016.

UEFA Euro 2016

France hosted the quadrennial European soccer championships June 10 – July 10, 2016.

Portugal are 2016 European champions. France was runner-up.

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal

Ballet jazzed up French-Canadian style at the Joyce Theater May 24-29, 2016

Latin Bookstores in NYC

Where to buy Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Romanian books or magazines.

Latin Libraries in NYC

Italian, French, Spanish, & Portuguese Libraries in New York City

Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty

Rare monotype prints by the French painter famous for ballet
Museum of Modern Art
Through Sunday, July 24, 2016

Vigée Le Brun

One of the great 18th century French painters was Marie Antoinette’s favorite portraitist
Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 15 – May 15, 2016

An American in Paris

Christopher Wheeldon’s 2015 hit Broadway musical inspired by George Gershwin’s 1928 jazzy symphonic poem continues at the Palace Theatre through October 9, 2016.


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