The best French events in New York | June

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| Lectures & Conferences

Thursday, June 25, 7:00 pm

Exploring Violette Leduc
Book event (in English)
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Join Albertine for a discussion on French novelist Violette Leduc, marking the release of her novel Thérèse and Isabelle by The Feminist Press, with Amber Dawn, Dia Felix, and Jennifer Pashley.

972 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY

Events @ Albertine

| Art

June 10 – August 2

Philippe Parreno: H {N)Y P N(Y} OSIS
Exhibition | acclaimed avant-garde French artist
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In his largest installation in the U.S. to date, Philippe Parreno reshapes the very notion of what it means to experience art by exploring an “exhibition” as a singular, coherent object rather than as a collection of individual works. His dramatic composition fuses sound — both recorded and performed live — with film, light, collaborations, apparitions, and memory.

The Armory
643 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065

Programs @ The Armory

| Theatre & Cinema

Monday, June 8, 7:30 pm

The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe

Film screening (in French with English subtitles) | Yves Robert, 1973, 90 min.
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“Wacky French spy comedy” – The New York Times

A hapless orchestra player becomes an unwitting pawn of rival factions within the French secret service after he is chosen as a decoy by being identified as a super secret agent.

French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY

Events @ FIAF

Through Tuesday, June 9 (IFC Center)
Through Thursday, June 11 (Lincoln Plaza Cinema)

Clouds of Sils Maria
Film (in French with English subtitles) | Olivier Assayas, 2014, 124 min.
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A veteran actress comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years earlier. Starring Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz.

IFC Center
323 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10014

Films @ IFC Center

Lincoln Plaza Cinema
1886 Broadway
New York, NY 10023

Films @ Lincoln Plaza Cinema

Every Friday, May 29 – July 31, 8:30 pm

Films on the Green 2015
Outdoor French & Francophone film festival (in French with English subtitles)
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Organized by the French Embassy Cultural Services of New York, FACE Foundation, and the City of New York Parks & Recreation, Films on the Green shows 10 French films throughout the summer in various parks in New York City, every Friday at sunset. The 2015 edition will focus on Mediterranean culture. Picnics and blankets welcome.

Movies (June): Caramel, Pépé Le Moko, Priceless, Zarafa

Parks: Central Park, Riverside Park, Tompkins Square Park, Washington Square Park, Transmitter Park, Columbia University


| Concerts

Saturday, June 6, 2:00 pm-7:00 pm

Meshell Ndegeocello
(famous French “neo-soul” singer-songwriter)
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As part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival at Central Park SummerStage, Meshell Ndegeocello will play a free concert with Roy Hargrove and Gabriel Garzón-Montano.

Central Park
Rumsey Playfield
New York, NY

Concerts @ Central Park SummerStage

Thursday, June 11, 8:00 pm

CharlElie and the Midtowners
(legendary French jazz-rock musician & multi-disciplinary artist)
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62 Avenue C
New York, NY 10009
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| Miscellaneous

Monday, June 8, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Speak Easy by French Morning
French-English conversation | organized by online French magazine, French Morning
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Join French Morning’s new language learning initiative –French-English conversation “speed dating-style.” With half Anglophone and half Francophone participants, the first 7 minutes take place in English, while the ensuing 7 minutes take place in French. Five sessions of 14 minutes total. Partners switch after each session. Speak French and meet new friends, all at once!

Tickets: $29 (glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres included)

Cercle Rouge
241 W Broadway
New York, NY 10013

News @ French Morning

Tuesday, June 16, 7:30 pm

Gad Elmaleh
(superstar French-Moroccan comedian | “The Jerry Seinfeld of France”)
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Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
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Friday, June 19, 5:00 pm & 7:05 pm

French Baseball Appreciation Night
“Baseball night” for French expats | sponsored by La Fédération française de baseball et de softball
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A chance for novice French baseball fans to watch an iconic baseball game at Yankee Stadium – the New York Yankees vs. the Detroit Tigers – and learn the rules in French. Attend an elegant picnic à la française at the French Consulate beforehand.

5:00 pm | Picnic & wine reception
Consulate General of France
934 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10021

Events @ Consulate General of France

7:05 pm | New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers
Yankee Stadium
East 161 Street
New York, NY 10451

Game schedule @ Yankee Stadium

Monday, June 22, 8:00 pm

Kev Adams
(up-and-coming French comedian) | Voilà, Voilà ! show
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Gramercy Theatre
127 East 23rd St
New York, NY 10010
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Tuesday, June 23 – Tuesday, July 7

Blanche Gardin
(edgy French female comedian) | “Il faut que je vous parle” show
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Comedy clubs (New York, NY):

Greenwich Comedy Club | June 23 | Buy tickets
Broadway Comedy Club | June 24 | Buy tickets
Jules Bistro | June 29 | Buy tickets
Comedy Cellar | June 30 | Buy tickets


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