French NYC

French NYC is in art, architecture, ballet, film, opera, fashion, food, FIAF, the UN, and the Statue of Liberty. The concept of “Latin America” is French.

Christie’s Fall 2019 Impressionist and Modern Art auction

Viewing Wed, Nov 6, 2019
Auction Mon, Nov 11, 2019
ROCKEFELLER CENTER ~ French and Spanish masters Derain, Gaugin, Léger, Matisse, Miró, Monet, Picasso, and Pissarro lead the auction at Christie’s

Sotheby’s Fall 2019 Impressionist & Modern Art auctions

Viewing Fri, Nov 1, 2019
Auction Tue, Nov 12, 2019
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ Works by French and Spanish masters Degas, Monet, Picasso, Rodin, and Signac lead the auction at Sotheby’s

Beaujolais Nouveau Day ~ Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé!

Thu, November 21, 2019
Taste the fruit in this season’s Beaujolais by drinking it chilled right after it is bottled

Orchestra of St. Luke’s Baroque Storytelling at Brooklyn Museum

Sunday, November 24, 2019
PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn ~ A concert of chamber works by Vivaldi (Italian), Rameau (French) and Telemann’s ‘Don Quichotte’ Overture-Suite (Spanish story) at the Brooklyn Museum

Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square 2019

Monday, December 2, 2019
LINCOLN SQUARE ~ This holiday street fair has entertainment, food tastings, a Christmas tree lighting, and a parade. FREE

Carlos Gardel, Argentine tango icon, Latin movie idol, International Day of Tango

Wed, December 11, 2019
TOULOUSE, France ~ Charles Romuald Gardès, the iconic Argentine tango singer and world’s second Latin movie idol, was born on December 11, 1890

Carnival, Carnaval, Carnevale

Jan 6 – Feb 25, 2020
This Italian Catholic winter festival spread to France, Spain and Portugal, and then around the Latin world in colonial times

Our Lady of Lourdes is famous for the healing water of her spring

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
LOURDES, France ~ A Marion apparition told 14-year old Bernadette Soubirous to dig a well whose water is famous for miraculous healings

Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) ends Carnival Season

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana ~ “Fat Tuesday” is the end of Carnival before the pious Catholic fast of Lent

St Patrick’s Day commemorates the patron saint of Ireland

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Commemorate the death of the patron saint of Ireland. Spanish Galicians and French Bretons share Celtic culture with western Irish

Celebrate the Summer Solstice 2020, the shortest night of the year

Saturday, June 20, 2020
Nature
Celebrate Midsummer, the longest day and shortest night of the year in the northern hemisphere

Bastille Day 2020, La Fête nationale, le 14 juillet

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
PARIS, France ~ The French national day celebrates the start of the French Revolution on July 14, 1789
NEW YORK CITY celebrates with a FIAF street fair and more

Saint John’s Eve or Festa Junina

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Brazilian Creole French French-Canadian Italian Portuguese Puerto Rican Spanish Celebration
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico ~ Celebrate midsummer (or midwinter) by gathering with family around bonfires on the eve of Saint John the Baptist’s birth

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade

Sunday, August 23, 2020
The more you think about it, the more you wonder how the Atlantic slave trade was allowed to happen, and why we haven’t gotten over it

Celebrate International Coffee Day

Thursday, October 1, 2020
Is your favorite coffee Brazilian, Colombian, Italian, Honduran, Peruvian, Guatemalan, French, Nicaraguan, Costa Rican or Mexican?

All Saints Day honors all saints known and unknown

Sunday, November 1, 2020
This Catholic feast honors all saints whether they are recognized by the Church or just “saintly”

Celebrate All Souls Day and remember deceased family members

Monday, November 2, 2020
The Roman Catholic day for tending family graves was blended in Mexico with Aztec traditions into the Day of the Dead

The Paris opera house is haunted by the ‘Phantom of the Opera’

Ongoing, dark Sundays
TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT ~ The longest-running show in Broadway history is at the Majestic Theatre

Louis Vuitton

MIDTOWN EAST, SOHO & BATTERY PARK CITY, NYC ~ The flagship store is the one in Midtown at Fifth and 57th

Givenchy the French couture designer who defined 1950s elegance

Hubert de Givenchy passed away near Paris on March 10, 2018.
Givenchy New York
747 Madison Avenue
(at 65th St)
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Open daily

Bergdorf Goodman is NYC’s most luxurious department store

Daily
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Midtown, Manhattan
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NYC’s most luxurious department store also has the most elegant Christmas windows

French Consulate New York

934 Fifth Avenue
between 74th & 75th St
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Closed weekends

Edwynn Houk Gallery represents major photographers

745 Fifth Avenue #407
at 58th St
Midtown East, Manhattan
Monday – Friday

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Daily
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ New York’s encyclopedia of art

Chanel

Madison Avenue, Upper East Side
57th Street, Midtown
SoHo

Museum of Modern Art, MoMA

Daily
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ One of the world’s great collections of modern art, contemporary art and film

Barbès

PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn ~ This eclectic French-owned underground night club that regularly books Latin artists was also the original home of Peruvian psychedelic cumbia band Chicha Libre

Met Cloisters

Daily
FORT TRYON PARK, NYC ~ This reconstructed French cloister is a museum of medieval art known for its unicorn tapestries

Frick Collection

Closed Mondays
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ New York’s museum of old masters, European sculpture and decorative arts

TEFAF New York Fall 2019

Fri-Tue, November 1-5, 2019
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ Europe’s big antiques fair brings decorative antiques to the Park Avenue Armory

IFPDA Print Fair 2019

Wed-Sun, Oct 23-27, 2019
HELL’S KITCHEN ~ The biggest and longest-running fine art print fair is showing French, Italian and Spanish dealers this year at Javits Center

Celebrate World Ballet Day with the world’s great ballet companies

Wed, October 23, 2019
The world’s leading ballet companies take you behind the scenes to see a day in the life of a professional ballet dancer on Facebook Live

American Ballet Theatre Fall 2019 Season ~ Herman Cornejo 20 Years!

October 16-27, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER ~ In a season of masters, jazz, romantics and families; Principal Herman Cornejo (Argentina) celebrates his 20th Anniversary with ABT on a starry, starry night at the David H. Koch Theater

NYCWFF is the Food Network & Cooking Channel’s wine and food festival

Thu-Sun, October 10-13, 2019
NEW YORK CITY ~ Culinary demonstrations, intimate meals and a giant pier party make the NYCWFF, New York City’s biggest wine and food festival

Fall for Dance Festival

October 1-13, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Four world-class companies / choreographers / dancers a night for just $15 is the best deal in dance at New York City Center

New York Film Festival 57 opens with Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’

September 27 – Oct 13, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER ~ The 57th Festival opens with Scorcese’s ‘The Irishman’ and screens Cannes Grand Prix winner ‘Atlantic,’ Pedro Almodóvar’s Spanish film ‘Pain and Glory,’ and Olivier Assayas’ French film ‘WASP Network’ at Film at Lincoln Center

Balanchine’s ‘Jewels’ is the first full-length abstract ballet

September 17-21, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER ~ NYC Ballet opens its 2019-20 season with the first full-length abstract ballet. Emeralds, Rubies and Diamonds were never so lovely at the David H. Koch Theater.

NYC Ballet Fall 2019 Season

September 17 – Oct 13, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER ~ New leadership, Lovette and Liang premieres, a centennial tribute to modern dance legend Merce Cunningham, and Brazilian Soloist Jovani Furlan at the David H. Koch Theater

74th UN General Assembly looks for global solutions to global problems

September 17-30, 2019
High-Level General Debate
September 24-30, 2019
MIDTOWN EAST, NYC ~ Politicians discuss Climate, Universal Health Coverage, Sustainable Development, Financing for Development, Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, and Small Island Developing States

2-for-1 Broadway Week Tickets to Latin Shows in Summer 2019

SALE Wed, August 14, 2019
SHOWS Sep 3-16, 2019
Find out which Broadway shows in this Broadway Week have a Latin connection. Then see how to get 2-for-1 Broadway tickets.

Battery Dance Festival 2019 is New York’s most stunning stage

Sun-Fri, August 11-16, 2019
BATTERY PARK CITY ~ This international dance festival is bringing Argentine, French and Mexican dance companies to Robert F. Wagner Park. FREE

Summer Streets 2019

Sat, August 3, 10 & 17, 2019
MANHATTAN ~ Seven miles of city streets become a long pedestrian mall with rest stops that offer free African, Brazilian, Disability, French, Indigenous, Mexican, Peruvian and Puerto Rican entertainment and family activities

FIFA World Soccer Rankings

Thursday, July 25, 2019
ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND ~ USA women are #1. 70% of the top ten men’s teams are Latin: Brazil, France, Uruguay, Portugal, Colombia, Spain and Argentina

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2019 Latin Food Guide

July 22 – August 16, 2019
NEW YORK CITY ~ See which African, Brazilian, Cuban, French, Italian, Mexican, Puerto Rican and Spanish restaurants joined this food festival of prix fixe lunches and dinners

Dance on Camera Festival 2019 at Film at Lincoln Center

Fri-Mon, July 12-15, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER, NYC ~ The world’s longest-running dance film festival is screening Cuban, Disability, French and Spanish dance films

Women’s World Cup France 2019

June 7 – July 7, 2019
Women’s soccer
Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, French, Italian, Spanish, & USA teams play to be the best

SummerStage 2019

June 1 – August 27, 2019
Summer live music dance theatre festival
NYC PARKS ~ African, Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Creole, Cuban, Dominican, French, Garifuna, Haitian, Indigenous, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish culture and more. FREE

Whitney Biennial 2019 shows the diversity of American art today

May 17 – Sep 22, 2019, Closed Tuesdays
MEATPACKING DISTRICT, NYC ~ The survey of the latest developments in U.S. art includes work by artists with an Argentine, Colombian, French, Indigenous, Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage

ABT Harlequinade

LINCOLN CENTER | Mon-Sat, May 13-20, 2019 | French ballet dance theatre | Ratmansky’s staging stars Stella Abrera, Alexandre Hammoudi and Carlos Gonzalez

The revenge of the Shaman ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’ at the Met Museum

Daily, May 9 – September 8, 2019
French, French-Canadian, Italian, Spanish fashion art exhibition
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ The Costume Institute’s 2019 exhibition explores how camp fashion goes mainstream

Il Divo French Spanish pop opera at the Beacon Theatre

UPPER WEST SIDE; Sat, Apr 6, 2019; French Swiss American Spanish pop opera live music ~ One of the world’s favorite classical crossover vocal groups

ArtExpo 2019 contemporary art & photography fair at Pier 90

HELL’S KITCHEN; Fri-Sun, Apr 4-7, 2019 ~ One of New York City’s big contemporary art fairs has independent artist [SOLO] and photography [FOTO SOLO] sections

The Photography Show 2019 by AIPAD at Pier 94

HELL’S KITCHEN; Wed-Sun, Apr 3-7, 2019; Photography art fair ~ Argentine, Brazilian, French, French-Canadian, Mexican and Spanish galleries

Affordable Art Fair Spring 2019 at Met Pavilion

CHELSEA; Mar 28-31, 2019; Art fair ~ Dominican, French, French-Canadian, Italian & Spanish art for under $10,000

New Directors / New Films 48 at Film Society & MoMA

LINCOLN CENTER & MIDTOWN; daily, Mar 27 – April 7, 2019; Film festival ~ New Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, French & Mexican filmmakers curated by NYC’s most respected film presenters

St Patrick’s Day Parade 2019

MIDTOWN & UPPER EAST SIDE; Sat, Mar 16, 2019; Irish French Spanish parade celebration ~ This day of Celtic pride includes Galician Spaniards and Brittany French

Independent New York 2019 at Spring Street Studios

TRIBECA; Armory Week, Fri-Sun, Mar 8-10, 2019; contemporary art fair ~ More of a gathering of art lovers and collectors around an art fair

Armory Show 2019 contemporary art fair at Piers 90, 92 & 94

HELL’S KITCHEN; Armory Week Thu-Sun, Mar 7-10, 2019; Modern, Post War, Contemporary art fair ~ Armory Week art fairs ride along with this huge art fair of international art with African, Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish galleries

Scope New York 2019 contemporary art fair at Met Pavilion

CHELSEA; Armory Week Thu-Sun, Mar 7-10, 2019; contemporary art fair ~ 60 emerging galleries are exhibiting including Argentine, Cuban, French, French-Canadian, Italian and Panamanian galleries and artists

Art on Paper 2019 at Pier 36

LOWER EAST SIDE; Armory Week Thu-Sun, Mar 7-10, 2019; contemporary art fair ~ Works on paper and works made from paper from Argentine, French, French-Canadian, Italian and Spanish galleries

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2019 at Film Society

LINCOLN CENTER; Feb 28 – Mar 10, 2019; French film festival ~ New and classic French movies co-presented by UniFrance

ADAA Art Show 2019, art fair at the Park Avenue Armory

UPPER EAST SIDE; pre-Armory Week, Gala preview Wed Feb 27; Fair Feb 28-Mar 3, 2019 ~ The art fair of the association of America’s leading art dealers

New York International Children’s Film Festival 2019

MANHATTAN, BROOKLYN & QUEENS, Weekends, Feb 22 – Mar 17, 2019 ~ Children’s movies from Andorra, Brazil, Cuba, Colombia, France, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Portugal and Spain

Jordi Savall early classical music specialist

CARNEGIE HALL, ZANKEL HALL, Thu, February 21, 2019, French classical live music ~ The Catalan Spanish early music master plays a concert of French baroque music

‘Sleeping Beauty’ NYC Ballet at the David H Koch Theater

LINCOLN CENTER, Tue-Sun, Feb 13-17 & 19-24, 2019, French ballet dance theatre ~ One of NYC Ballet’s most elaborate productions with over 100 dancers.

Westminster Dog Show brings Latin breeds to MSG

HELL’S KITCHEN & CHELSEA, Mon-Tue, Feb 11-12, 2019, Dog show with African, Cuban, French, Italian, Mexican, Spanish and Portuguese breeds.

Film Comment Selects 2019 at Film Society

LINCOLN CENTER, Wed-Sun, Feb 6-10, 2019, Film festival with Brazilian, Chilean, French & Spanish movies curated by Film Comment magazine editors.

Isabel Leonard stars in Debussy’s “Pelléas et Mélisande” at the Met

LINCOLN CENTER, Thu, Jan 31 ~ Debussy’s only French opera is a slice of tragedy.
# french opera argentine star

Master Drawings New York 2019 at 30 galleries

UPPER EAST SIDE, Jan 26-Feb 2, 2019 ~ A collaborative exhibition of old master art at 30 international dealers within walking distance of each other.
# old masters drawings art fair

‘The Image Book’ Jean-Luc Godard French cinema at Film Society

LINCOLN CENTER, daily Jan 24 to Feb 7, 2019, French movies ~ A jaw-dropping kaleidoscope of sound and imagery from the 87-year old French New Wave master filmmaker.

NYC Ballet dances neoclassical ballet masterpieces at Lincoln Center

LINCOLN CENTER, Jan 22 – Feb 2, 2019 ~ Balanchine’s neoclassical masterpieces “Apollo,” “Orpheus” and “Agon” set to Stravinsky. Russian-French ballet dance theatre.

Try new restaurants with friends during NYC Restaurant Week

Jan 21 – Feb 8, 2019 ~ 2-course lunches for $26 and 3-course dinners for $42.
# african brazilian cuban french italian mexican latin & spanish food

5,000 years at the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory

UPPER EAST SIDE, Opening night Thu, Jan 17, Show Jan 18-27, 2019, daily ~ African, French, Haitian, Italian, Mexican, Puerto Rican and Spanish antiques, art and design. The show benefits East Side House Settlement which provides educational programs to families in the South Bronx and Upper Manhattan.
# antiques fair bronx philanthropy

Discover Art Brut at the 2019 Outsider Art Fair

CHELSEA, January 17-20, 2019 ~ America’s leading art fair for “Art Brut” or art created outside the art world.
# french art fair

New York Jewish Film Festival at Film Society

LINCOLN CENTER, Daily, January 9-22, 2019 ~ Films from around the world that explore the diversity of Jewish experience
# jewish film festival argentine french israeli spanish movies

Golden Globes 2019 Winners

NBC BEVERLY HILTON HOTEL, HOLLYWOOD, Sun, January 6, 2019 ~ “Green Book”, “Roma” and “A Star is Born” won film awards. Patricia Arquette and “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” won TV Golden Globe Awards from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
#AWARDS #FRENCHCANADIAN #ITALIAN #MEXICAN #MOVIES #TV

Ballet Hispánico soars in “CARMEN.maquia” at The Apollo

APOLLO THEATER, HARLEM, Fri-Sat, December 7-8, 2018 ~ America’s leading Latino dance company shows a Spanish contemporary take on Bizet’s French opera about the fiery Romani woman “Carmen”

Latin Grammys 2018 ~ the biggest night in Latin music

UNIVISION, November 15, 2018 ~ Jorge Drexler (Uruguay), Luis Miguel (Mexico), and Rosalía (Spain) were 2018’s big winners. Watch videos of all the winners in this story.

The Salon Art + Design Fair 2018 is a matter of taste

November 8 – 12, 2018
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PREVIEW, November 8
Nathalie and Laura de Gunzburg
Benefits Dia Art Foundation
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Park Avenue Arrmory
Upper East Side, Manhattan
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Historic, modern and contemporary furniture and groundbreaking design

Clémentine Margaine closes Bizet’s French opera “Carmen” at the Met

LINCOLN CENTER, Oct 30, 2018 to Feb 8, 2019 ~ French opera of Spanish Romani culture. French mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine and tenor Roberto Alagna star.

Affordable Art Fair 2018 Fall

Preview, Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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Thursday – Sunday
September 27 – 30, 2018
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Metropolitan Pavilion
Chelsea, Manhattan
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Over 70 exhibitors of art for less than $10,000, including French, Italian and Spanish galleries

TEFAF New York Fall 2018 at the Park Avenue Armory

OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW
October 26, 2018, Friday
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FAIR
October 27 – 31, 2018
Sunday – Wednesday
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Park Avenue Armory
Upper East Side, Manhattan
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New York society loves the Fall New York edition of Europe’s leading antiques fair. It focuses on fine and decorative art from antiquity to 1920.

IFPDA Print Fair 2018

Wed-Sun, October 24-28, 2018
HELL’S KITCHEN, NYC ~ The biggest fine art prints fair comes to Javits Center

NYC Wine & Food Festival 2018 (NYCWFF)

PIER 94, HELL’S KITCHEN & AROUND MANHATTAN, Thu-Sun, October 11 – 14, 2018 ~ A weekend of fine wine and food prepared by over 500 world-renowned French, Italian, Jewish, Mexican & Spanish chefs and TV personalities from the Food Network and Cooking Channel
#WINEFESTIVAL #FOODFESTIVAL

Socrates Annual 2018 at Socrates Sculpture Park

Daily, October 7, 2018 to March 24, 2019
Dominican French Peruvian & Puerto Rican sculpture
ASTORIA, Queens ~ Annual outdoor sculpture show in the NYC park. FREE

New Yorker Festival 2018

October 5 – 7, 2018
Friday – Sunday
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African, French, Italian & Mexican thinkers

World Ballet Day 2018

FACEBOOK, Tuesday, October 2, 2018 ~ Go live behind the scenes with the Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Ballet and Australian Ballet

Fall for Dance Festival 2018

NEW YORK CITY CENTER, MIDTOWN ~ Mon-Sat, October 1-13, 2018 ~ $15 seats to watch four world-class companies a night. African, Argentine, Brazilian, Cuban, French & Romanian dancers or companies perform ballet, modern, contemporary and folkloric dances. Sells out every year!

New York Film Festival 56 (2018)

September 28 – October 14, 2018
LINCOLN CENTER ~ Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’ leads a crop of new Argentine, Chilean, Cuban, Filipino, French, Italian, Jewish, Mexican and Spanish films at Film Society

SummerStage 2018 FREE Latin concerts in NYC parks

JUNE – SEPTEMBER
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Central Park SummerStage
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
Parks across NYC

UN General Assembly 73 (2018) UNGA 73

GENERAL DEBATE
September 25 – October 5, 2018
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UN Headquarters
Midtown East, Manhattan
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Heads of state visit so Midtown East is blocked with security and traffic

‘Samson et Dalila’ Saint-Saëns French Opera at the Met

LINCOLN CENTER; Sep 24, 2018 – Mar 28, 2019; French opera live music ~ Starring Anita Rachvelishvili (Georgia) and Aleksandr Antonenko (Latvia)

NY Art Book Fair 2018 ~ the world of books

FAIR (FREE)
Friday – Sunday
September 21 – 23, 2018
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TICKETED PREVIEW
Thursday, September 20, 2018
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MoMA PS1
Long Island City, Queens
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Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, French, Jewish, Mexican, Portuguese and Puerto Rican books.

Delacroix

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, UPPER EAST SIDE, Daily, September 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019 ~ The rich colors and emotions of this Romantic painter inspired the Impressionists and all who followed
#FRENCH #ROMANTIC #PAINTER

US Open Tennis 2018 Nadal, Halep, Del Potro, Garcia, Fognini

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, French, Italian, Romanian, Spanish players including the #1 men’s and women’s singles players.
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USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
August 27-September 9, 2018
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ROUND OF 16
Sunday – Monday
September 2 – 3, 2018
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QUARTER FINALS
Tuesday – Wednesday
September 4 – 5, 2018
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SEMI FINALS
Thursday – Friday
September 6 – 7, 2018
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FINALS
Saturday – Sunday
September 8 – 9, 2018

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the big North American film festivalr

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Costa Rican, Cuban, French, Israeli, Italian, Mexican, Filipino, Portuguese, Puerto Rican, Romanian, Spanish, Uruguayan and Venezuelan films.
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Toronto, Canada
September 6 – 16, 2018

Marguerite Humeau: Birth Canal

NEW MUSEUM, LOWER EAST SIDE, Tue-Sun, September 4, 2018 to January 6, 2019 ~ French artist channels the Goddess of prehistoric Venus figurines
#FRENCH #CONTEMPORARY #SCULPTOR

White | Black monochrome group show of art stars at Acquavella Galleries

August 13 – September 28, 2018
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Acquavella Galleries
Upper East Side, Manhattan
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Compare the aesthetics of Miquel Barceló (Spanish), Louise Bourgeois (French), Jean Dubuffet (French), Jacob El Hanani (Jewish), Manolo Millares (Spanish), Joaquín Torres-García (Uruguayan) and Americans Keith Haring, Robert Longo & Andy Warhol.

International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC

Costa Rican, French, French-Canadian & Puerto Rican puppetry
Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Wednesday – Sunday
August 8 – 12, 2018

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.