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Amuse Bouche No. 2: What's in a name? (bis): Le Name Dropping

Amuse Bouche No. 2: What's in a name? (bis): Le Name Dropping

by Julia Frey

Even as they dump conventional first names (see Amuse-bouche No. 1), the French remain obsessed with le nom de famille

Camille’s bobo (bourgeois-bohème) parents never got around to getting married. Déclarée (legally recognized) by her father, she bears his surname (not surnom -- which means nickname). But seventeen, and… Continue

Added by Julia Frey on June 6, 2009 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Only in New York, Darling ! (livre disponible en anglais et en français sur et -$20)

Auteure d'origine normande publiée chez Lulu, Virginie Sommet habite tout naturellement à Big Apple, où elle mène une vie semble-t-il trépidante, toujours accompagnée de sa bicyclette de type hollandais fabriquée en 1945. Son livre Only in New york, darling ! est le carnet de bord halluciné de Virginie dans les méandres du quotidien de New York City, un témoignage drôle, intimiste et touchant. Déterminée et positive quoi qu'il arrive, Virginie… Continue

Added by Eymeraude CORDON on June 5, 2009 at 1:01pm — No Comments

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Amuse-Bouche: Explaining French to Americans -- What's in a Name? Naming your baby in France gets easier and riskier...

I had to ask France Aimée where she got a patriotic name like Beloved France. (What if my parents had named me Beloved United States?) Not patriotism, she said. Her mother is Aimée; her grandmother was named France. Well, I observed, her grandmother was born in 1915. Another friend was named France during the German occupation in 1940. France…


Added by Julia Frey on June 4, 2009 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Are we in Queens or what?

I know its going to sound redundant, but I am always amazed, how this town operates.
This is the only place in the world, where you can hear Arabic, Korean, Russian, French, English sometime, or Yiddish at the same time, in the same street.
Man, thats crazy but thats NY and I believe that why most of us never leave....
Life would be too boring anywhere else....

Added by MRK Brazilian on June 3, 2009 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

Films on the Green 2009 - Outdoor French Film Festival

Films on the Green is going… green! For its second year running, the popular free outdoor French film festival will feature movies about the environment and the beauty of the natural world. Following the remarkable success of last year’s inaugural “Films on the Green,” the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation have once…


Added by Nathalie Charles on June 1, 2009 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

communiqué de presse : O Mcezo* Cie interdit aux Comores



Sent: 5/31/2009 9:04:30 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time

Subj: O Mcezo* Cie - Communiqué de presse

O Mcezo* Cie

Communiqué de presse

Censure culturelle et artistique. Interdiction de travail à l'Alliance

française de Moroni pour une compagnie de théâtre à cause des positions

politiques de son directeur artistique, Soeuf… Continue

Added by Thomas C. Spear on May 31, 2009 at 11:36pm — No Comments

MRK Brazilian

Hi everyone,

This website is just a fantastic idea, congratulation to Fabrice Jaumont.
I hope to meet much more of the French community not only in NY but in the States and around the world.
I also hope a lot of different people, from around the world, will come here and share their interest.

All members of Electro Brazil are very impatient to share our music with all of you out there....

A bientot

Added by MRK Brazilian on May 31, 2009 at 10:19pm — 1 Comment

Frenchy performs in Williamsburg (videoart/concert)

Until There: Laia Cabrera with For Feather and Isabelle Duverger

Catalan Video-Artist performs live with Brooklyn indie rock band For Feather and French Illustrator Isabelle Duverger

“Until There” starts with images and movement as a visual storytelling, a sensual journey of the imaginary world of the filmmaker and visual artist, Laia Cabrera. Four screens with two video streams will surround you with a unique visual experience of timelessness and human landscape. She… Continue

Added by Isabelle Duverger on May 31, 2009 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Ningueuses, ningueurs.

Ningueuses, ningueurs, c'est en ninguant, qu'on devient... plus connecté, plus informé, plus collectif donc plus efficace, capable d'avoir un impact plus important sur le monde qui nous entoure et plus à même de réaliser les initiatives qui nous tiennent à coeur.

Ce Ning New York in French ouvrira ses portes officiellement le 1er juin. Il sera accessible sur internet par son adresse :


Added by New York in French on May 30, 2009 at 2:42am — 3 Comments

Amour, colère et folie / Love, Anger, Madness (Marie Chauvet) = summer reading.

If you've never read Amour, colère et folie in the original French, this is your summer. Time to read Marie Chauvet's classic before it comes out in August in first English language translation, Love, Anger, Madness (Random House, Modern Library; translation by Rose Réjouis & Val Vinokur). We hope to celebrate Chavet at the CUNY… Continue

Added by Thomas C. Spear on May 29, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Great idea!

Fabrice, I think you are on to something!

Added by Deborah on May 29, 2009 at 8:49pm — No Comments

Je ningue, tu ningues, il ningue...

Qu'est-ce qu'un Ning ?

Un Ning est une plateforme qui permet aux utilisateurs de créer leur propre réseau social. Ning est semblable à Facebook ou MySpace mais laisse à l'utilisateur l'entière liberté de concevoir, modifier, modérer, innover, rassembler autour d'un thème précis.

Le mot ning veut dire "paix" en chinois mais la plateforme est américaine. Elle a été créée en Californie par Marc Andreessen and Gina Bianchini. Ning est la troisième compagnie de Andreessen qui a… Continue

Added by New York in French on May 28, 2009 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

A French Revolution in New York City’s Public Schools


- October 20 - 5pm to 8pm - Reception for Shimon Waronker (former Principal at CIS22 - Bronx), Giselle Gault (Principal at PS58 - Brooklyn), Robin Sundick (Principal at PS84 - Upper West Side) and Jean Mirville (Principal at PS73 - Bronx) - Location: Mars 2112 (1633 Broadway & 51st street. 800 school principals invited. Invitation only. If you are a parent seeking to open a French-English program in… Continue

Added by New York in French on May 23, 2009 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

New York in French - Opinion (in French)

New York in French

par Fabrice Jaumont

Depuis 2005, de nouveaux programmes en langue française se sont consolidés dans les écoles publiques sous l’impulsion de plusieurs partenaires français, francophones et francophiles, offrant aux familles francophones une alternative économe et un plus grand choix pour scolariser leurs enfants. Le gouvernement français, par le biais du Service culturel de l’Ambassade de France, les fondations américaines comme le French-American… Continue

Added by New York in French on May 17, 2009 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Don't miss French comedy THE TALL BLOND MAN WITH ONE BLACK SHOE on Friday June 10!

Films on the Green presents French comedy THE TALL BLOND MAN WITH ONE BLACK SHOE this Friday at Washington Square Park!

Added by Nathalie Charles on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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