At Brooklyn Beanstalk, the philosophy is that learning a new language is more than just words on a page – it is a sensory experience that should be an enchanting journey.
The founders, Sophie Amieva and Stephanie Larriere are French natives, certainly equipped with the…Continue
Added by Earlene Cruz on November 19, 2013 at 7:29pm — No Comments
It has long been acknowledged that “work is not work” when one is having fun – and the same is true for children at school, who can learn seamlessly through play. This is a fact that many parents in New York City have recognized, forming playgroups for their children to practice their French…Continue
Added by Earlene Cruz on November 13, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments
This ‘behind the scenes’ shot is of Moreen Tonny, an intern at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, who has been at the forefront of the ‘dual-language revolution’ in New York City.
Having emigrated from Haiti just three years ago, Tonny has been motivated by her personal experiences in Port au…Continue
Added by Earlene Cruz on October 29, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments
With Columbus Day shortly behind us, one can continue to thank him and his peers for the discovery of another beautiful country: following his location of other Caribbean islands, in 1493 Christopher Columbus reached Guadeloupe -- originally called Karukera (“island of beautiful…Continue
Added by Earlene Cruz on October 18, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
The many stands that filled Bryant Park this weekend provided one with the opportunity to explore the French culture through lifestyle, technology, fashion, beauty, cuisine, wine and spirits, tourism, culture, children and…Continue
Although there are only approximately 2500 Togolese Americans in the United States, the majority of the population is reported to live in New York or Chicago.
With that said, the Togolese Americans who live in New York have established…Continue
Added by Earlene Cruz on September 22, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments
The relationship between Morocco and the United States is a long-standing one: Morocco was one of the first countries to recognize the newly independent United States.
The first documented Moroccan to come to the United States is Azemmouri, who led 300 Spaniards on his pilot boat to Florida, and then continuing with the three who survived the 11-year journey, westward to Texas.
From Azemmouri’s expedition in 1527, large waves of Moroccan immigration to the United States…Continue
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The first documented Moroccan to come to the United States is Azemmouri, who led 300 Spaniards on his pilot boat to Florida, then continuing…Continue
Added by Earlene Cruz on September 2, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Cinq ans plus tard, je suis chez Aurore. Elle est exactement comme je l'avais prévu: joviale, souriante, et accueillante. Même si je ne l'avais vue qu'une seule fois auparavant, je me sentais à l'aise - après cinq ans, en parlant sur internet presque tous les jours, je sentais que je la connaissait mieux que des membres de ma famille, notre relation s'est développée comme Facebook, avec Facebook - d'abord, à travers des messages instantanés, puis quelques échanges de photos, et quand…Continue
Added by Earlene Cruz on August 1, 2013 at 2:28am — No Comments
About 48 sleepless hours later, I was in Paris. It was the perfect night to be in the City of Lights; The City found a reason to celebrate, (without any specific reason at all), as it joined the rest of the country in La Fête de la Musique.
From blues to metal, every sound made me…
Added by Earlene Cruz on June 29, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
From musicians to business-owners, soccer players and social activists, Cameroonians grace the New York francophonie with a diverse range of contributions to the vitality of the City.
With a long history of migration to the United States, Cameroonians, like many other…Continue
Outside of France, the Democratic Republic of Congo is the country with the largest population of French speakers in the world.
Adding to the francophone diversity of the region, the Congolese-American population in New York is a very…Continue
Added by Earlene Cruz on May 24, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
The close-to 10,000 members of this New York in French community is a perfect example of the increasing interest in all things French by both the francophone and non-francophone population in New York City.
In an interview with the New York Post, French expat Brunot, who was lived in New York for two years, claimed, “there are French people…
Added by Earlene Cruz on May 18, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Before the Peace Corps was present in Tunisia in the early 1960’s, there was little interest for Tunisians to immigrate to the United States. It wasn’t until then, through the perceived generosity and hospitality of the Americans in Tunisia, that an interest was sparked to travel to the United States.
The American-Tunisians population continued through…Continue
With a population of over 16 million, the Ivory Coast stands as the 6th largest francophone country by population.
It is estimated that there are about 3000 people of Ivorian descent in the United States, most of whom call New York City or Washington DC their home.…Continue
Added by Earlene Cruz on April 26, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
For a small island with a population of 412,305 people, 98 percent of the population in Martinique lives in urban areas, certainly one of the reasons that attracts Martinicans to New York City; however, their long history of immigration to the United States certainly extends beyond the modern…Continue
Added by Earlene Cruz on April 13, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Just by the vast number of groups and organizations they established in New York, including the Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art, the Swiss Society of New York, and the Swiss Ski Club, among others, the…Continue
In May 1624, the ship “Nieu Nederlandt” carried about 30 Belgian families to the Manhattan Island Coast, what is today Governor’s Island. The families then dispersed throughout the northeast into Delaware, New Jersey, and Connecticut, mostly remaining in New York City. It is said that when Henry Hudson sailed up the New York river, three Belgians accompanied him, exemplifying the…Continue
Added by Earlene Cruz on March 22, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments
With over 21,000 Canadians living in New York City, the number doubling since 2000, Canadians make up the eight-largest population of foreign-born residents, with 70,000 to 99,000 unauthorized Canadians in the nation: although most of the 2-5 million self-identifying French-Canadians live in Louisiana, a wide majority of the Canadian population in New York…Continue
Added by Earlene Cruz on March 16, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Lebanon itself is a mosaic, a country of many ethnical, linguistic, and religious denominations, making it a perfect fit for the inherent nature of New York City. It is a nation of blended cultures, where Arabic, French, Greek, and Armenian can be spoken, and the most religiously diverse country in the Middle East.
The first Lebanese immigrant to set shore on the United…
Added by Earlene Cruz on March 1, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments