February 2011 Blog Posts (46)

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Joyeuse Valentinage

Joyeuse valentinage


Haha mes Frenchies… I just discovered that in the XVIII th century, in the Northern France was celebrated “Valentinage” which later became Valentine’s Day.

Valentinage allowed the wife to make love with the man of her choice for a few days with the husband’s full “permission”.



Added by She is French on February 13, 2011 at 8:41pm — No Comments

The Demise of Yet Another French program (Middle Country School District, Centereach, NY)

Middle Country School District has abruptly decided to eliminate its French Program.   We found out about these cuts by reading Sunday’s Newsday (2/6/11).



Added by Laura MARTIN on February 13, 2011 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments








L’Histoire se définit : «  la relation des faits, des évènements passés concernant la vie de l’humanité, d’une société, d’une personne, etc » (Le Petit Larousse Compact 2000)


Elle représente une discipline strictement régie par des normes, telles que celles qui relèvent des Sciences Humaines et Sociales, et qui la maintiennent dans un…


Added by Carmelle St.Gerard-Lopez on February 13, 2011 at 10:41am — No Comments

Concert au Tutuma Social Club

J-2... Concert au Tutuma Social Club, samedi 12 février à 19h.

Latin Jazz, swing, chansons francaises et cuisine péruvienne peuvent faire bon ménage ! :-))

J'espère vous y voir nombreux.


Mademoiselle Fleur.



Added by Mademoiselle Fleur on February 12, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Quel Avenir, pour la langue francaise dans le contexte actuel, en Haiti!




Voila un texte qui interpelle. Qu'en pensez-vous?


Le début de la fin de la langue française en Haïti.

Pradel Charles

15 Janvier 2011


Avec une capacité d’accueil de 10, 000 étudiants par jour (très important à noter)  l’université offerte à Haïti par…


Added by Carmelle St.Gerard-Lopez on February 11, 2011 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Une Semaine à La Maison Française of NYU - du 14 au 19 février, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 7:00 p.m.

Institute of French Studies Colloquium

Haiti: the Unfinished Independence

Jean-François Brière, University at Albany, SUNY

Jonathan Katz, Associated Press

Margaret L.… Continue

Added by La Maison Française of NYU on February 11, 2011 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Intrinsic Motivation vs. Extrinsic Motivation

By LaToya Dawkins


The best way to describe the terms intrinsic and extrinsic is to consider internal or external factors; both are relative in regards to motivation. Intrinsic motivation is non-external motivation such as self-confidence or the personal joy of finishing a task. Extrinsic motivation is externally driven by rewards and/or tangible items. Everyday, we are faced with the battle of motivation. What motivates us to go to work…


Added by Le Petit Paradis Preschool on February 10, 2011 at 5:41am — No Comments


I am a young french female with a lot of spare time!  

I am available for daily household activities.

I do have experience with infants and children ( babysitting and french tutoring ).

I'll be glad to help you to do the chores and assist you with the kids .

I am available weekdays ( Mon-Fri ) from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Feel free to contact me for further informations.

Added by Aisse dembele on February 9, 2011 at 9:43pm — No Comments

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Mauboussin Giveaway

Mauboussin Giveaway

My Frenchies,

La vie est belle!

It’s Valentine’s day everyday for She is french but for the rest of the world it’s on the 14!

So my lovelies, thanks to Mauboussin, one of you will remember this Valentine day for a long time with a beautiful…


Added by She is French on February 9, 2011 at 3:44pm — No Comments

French Culture Nights takes you to the Empire Room with the painter Fabienne Cuter, DJ Vinny King and drummer Manu Leger - Feb 16, 2011

PRE REGISTER @ www.frenchculturenights.com



Don't let the cold keep you home! The French Culture Nights takes you out to the Empire Room, the beautiful and elegant 3,500 square feet cocktail lounge, located on the ground floor of the Empire State Building, with Artist…


Added by Enrique Gonzalez on February 9, 2011 at 2:43pm — No Comments

March Newsletter


Added by New York in French on February 9, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Recherche Alsaciens vivant a NYC pour un article (French Morning)

Bonjour a tous,

Je travaille pour French Morning, un site d'information en langue francaise destine aux communautes francaise et francophone de New York. Le site est le suivant: http://frenchmorning.com/ny/

Je recherche des Alsaciens vivant a New York pour un article a paraitre a la fin du mois sur la communauté alsacienne de la ville.

Merci de me contacter a buisson28@gmail.com si vous etes interesses

A bientot j'espere!…


Added by alexis buisson on February 8, 2011 at 8:24pm — No Comments

Grey Like a Wolf! Gris comme un Loup!


Grey Like a Wolf!  Gris Comme un Loup!

by Jana and Milena Synek

Bramhall Publishing, 2010


It may interest New York in French members to know about bilingual books available from ‘the…


Added by Jana Synek on February 8, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Successful Parenting Skills

By Cissy Pulikunnel

It's a significant question before every parent that whether they should need special skills and talents to grow their children in discipline and mold their good behavior patterns? With a little observation in and around our family or society, anyone would be able to find out parenting without a proper foundation definitely brings confusion and wrong ideas to a growing child.

Create a List of Expectations

The first and foremost step to…


Added by Le Petit Paradis Preschool on February 8, 2011 at 8:15am — No Comments

Apt a louer

We're looking for great tenants for our two bedroom apt. in the heart of Harlem's FDB area (Frederick Douglas Blvd. & 122nd Street). Here's the link to our ad on Craigslist:


If interested, please contact me offline.


Added by Irene Guiter Mazer on February 7, 2011 at 11:12pm — No Comments

French is one of the languages of the 21st century and it must stay on the syllabus of universities, says Britain's top newspaper.

The Guardian - French is too important to be left to middle-class Francophiles



Added by Siham Kheddar on February 7, 2011 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Valentin lance sa flèche sur la grosse pomme...

Seul et Français le jour de la Saint Valentin?...…


Added by Manisha Snoyer - Actress/Teacher on February 6, 2011 at 10:13pm — No Comments

Une Semaine à la Maison Française de NYU - du 7 au 12 février 2011

Monday, February 7, 7:00 p.m.


Assistant Professor of French, Columbia University; author of L’Adieu au voyage. L’ethnologie française entre science et littérature; co-author, Claude Lévi-Strauss. L’homme au regard éloigné

French Anthropology and Literature: From Mauss… Continue

Added by La Maison Française of NYU on February 4, 2011 at 11:02am — No Comments

The Roots of Challenging Behavior

By LaToya C. Dawkins


In everyday life, some days are better than others. For preschoolers, the worse days sometimes brings out the most challenging side of them. We can tell that they are not their normal selves and we get concerned. Oftentimes, we may try to find solutions to remedy their challenging behavior for that present moment, however, when challenging behavior seems to be a consistent issue considering the roots of the…


Added by Le Petit Paradis Preschool on February 3, 2011 at 5:52am — No Comments

Chandeleur et Groundhog Day.

2 février, cela dépend du calendrier...

Sur le calendrier français, fêtons la chandeleur, mangeons des crêpes!

Sur le calendrier américain, observons de…


Added by Marie-Pierre Serra on February 2, 2011 at 10:04pm — 1 Comment

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