A French Perspective in New York...
Join me as I search New York for everything that reminds me of Paris but of course is still New York. Follow me as I figure out what it means to be Paris in New York.
Wednesday, April 22 at 7pm at the French Institute Alliance Francaise
Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, one of the stars of Bravo's reality show The Real Housewives of New York City, will present her book: Class with the Countess - How to Live with Elegance and Flair...I know the title make you smile. But between you and me, it is not everyday you can have a little chat with a Countess !
With Nadine Colasurdo, Fox Business columnist and Life Coach, the countess will guide you through the art of being yourself while becoming a more courteous and magnetic person. At the same time I'll be in the plane thinking : too bad, the steward is not attending the conference...
Eventhough, most of the French people living in NYC flee back to France for summer, you can still enjoy some very interesting French Events in town.
. La Comedie Francaise at the Lincoln Center : July 10 to 15th
Lincoln Center Festival 2007 will present La Comédie-Française, one of the world’s greatest theater companies, in the U.S. premiere of Les Fables de La Fontaine, directed by Robert Wilson. In Wilson’s visually striking interpretation, 19 of La Fontaine’s allegorical tales are brought to life by some of France’s finest actors. Wilson originally staged Les Fables de La Fontaine for performances at the Comédie-Française in 2004. When it was greeted with wide critical and public acclaim, the production was repeated in 2005. Featuring a company of 15 actors, Les Fables de La Fontaine revolves around the animal characters of the tales—lions, birds, foxes, and crows—with their parables of human behavior seen through the eyes of a 21st-century theatrical visionary. Performances: July 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, Gerald W. Lynch Theater. www.lincolncenter.org
. Bastille Day : sunday, July 15th. Noon to 6pm
On July 14, France celebrates Bastille Day and commemorates the 1789 storming of the Bastille prison, which marked the beginning of the French Revolution. New York is joining in the celebration with some fun events for the whole family: petanque, pastis, accordeon, waiter's race, French Cancan...a Street Fair with French Flair organized by The Alliance Francaise and French Tuesdays.
On 60th street from Fifth to Lexington Avenue, everyone is invited to be French for a day...
. "France Will Never Forget"
On June 30th at Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, more than 3000 people will form a chain on the beach and write together on the sand "France will never forget. Thank you America"