JULY 8, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Rebecca Pittel

Passing of Yves Bonnefoy; Labrouste reading room to reopen; UNICEF Youth Literature Prize; Origins of the Proust questionnaire; Michel Houellebecq exhibit

JULY 7, 2016

French Books in the US: The 2016 Edition

By The Book Department

The Book Department of the French Embassy is pleased to announce the publication of our new list of French books translated in the United States!

JULY 7, 2016

Institute of Contemporary Art Miami


The Institute of Contemporary Art will build its new, permanent home in Miami’s Design District.

JULY 6, 2016

Bruce Goldstein from Film Forum talks about the series "Les Durs" running July 17 - August 2


Bruce Goldstein, Director of Repertory Programming at Film Forum, talks about the series "Les Durs" featuring Jean Gabin, Lino Ventura and Jean-Paul Belmondo and about the characters and representation of a certain type of man they embody.

JULY 5, 2016

Summer Reads


Dear Francophile readers,

JUNE 30, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Amy Martin

Sade on sale; author passings; Einstein, the graphic biography; Marguerite Duras’s Abahn Sabana David; side-by-side translations of Abdellah Taïa

JUNE 29, 2016

Fête de la Musique Brings 4,000 People to Central Park SummerStage

By Francerocks

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Bureau Export and SummerStage welcomed nearly 4,000 music fans to Central Park SummerStage on June 21st for free performances from La Femme, General Elektriks, Yael Naim, and CharlElie Couture to celebrate la Fête de la Musique, a global tradition dating back to the early 1980s in France.

JUNE 29, 2016

FACE Awards Twelve Contemporary Music Fund Grants

By French Culture

In 2016/2017, the FACE Contemporary Music Fund will support a great deal of ambitious, high-quality contemporary music projects. Twelve were selected through a competitive process and each received up to $14,000 in funding, with total grants to all projects amounting to $100,000.

JUNE 27, 2016

Emel Mathlouthi and Ginkgoa FREE at Lincoln Center Atrium

By Francerocks

After a stand-room-only performance from Ayo last week, France Rocks Summerfest is proud to present the following FREE shows at Lincoln Center Atrium: Emel Mathlouthi on June 30th and Ginkgoa on July 7th.

JUNE 27, 2016

‘Degas in New Orleans’…the scandalous tale as told by playwright Rosary O’Neill


Playwright Rosary O'Neill, is proud to be a seventh generation, bilingual, New Orleanian. Though she now lives and works in New York City, she maintains a soft-spot for people who were associated with Louisiana, such as the famous voodoo witch Marie Laveau. At present, Rosary is working on a project involving the famed French Impressionist artist Edgar Degas, who visited New Orleans in 1872.

JUNE 23, 2016

TV5MONDE Voyage and TV5MONDE Cinema Now Available


TV5MONDE Cinema--providing travelers with the best in recently released French films.

JUNE 14, 2016

Opening of France Rocks Summerfest 2016

By French Culture

On June 14, 2016, Michele Amar, Head of the Music Department at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York, opened the first annual France Rocks Summerfest—the largest French music festival in the United States, which includes 30 concerts across Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx—with the following remarks. Part of the Paris-New York Tandem transatlantic cultural exchange initiative, France Rocks Summerfest takes place at Lincoln Center Atrium, LPR, MoMA PS1, Pianos, Arlene's Grocery, Drom, National Sawdust Factory, Knitting Factory, Matte Projects, and Baby's All Right and many other venues.