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NYC art scene offers art from all over the world. Here is a selection of links about events and places with French art in the city

Cultural services of the French Embassy:

L'alliance française


Valerie Goodman Gallery:

French & Company:


Demish Danant:

Magen H Gallery:


Venues, concerts and new releases.

Bars with live music:

Jules Bistro: Laid back atmosphere, delicious food and great jazz music

Chez Josephine: Bar/restaurant. French food paired with live piano. A tribute to Josephine Baker.

Barbès: Bustling bar offering music, readings & films, plus a large selection of beers & spirits.



France Rocks Summer Fest, June 1st-July 1st. It's largest festival of French music in the US. Different location, many concert are free

Check the full schedule here:

June 23: Fête de la Musique: Zdar from Cassius / Les Negresses Vertes / Vendredi sur Mer

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

SummerStage, Central Park

Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan, 10021


L'Impératrice bring their vintage space pop and cosmic disco sound to Brooklyn. May 16-20

Zaz: The singer will be in concert at the Townhall (04/22)


Charlotte Gainsbourg is on tour and in NYC on April 7th

Chloé Perrier: Golden age French, Retro Jazz and Bossa Nova (04/07)


Great Choir: French Master (04/09) - Cathedral St John the Divine.

Coachella: This year again the French will be well represented at the festival. Dj Snake, Chris(tine and the Queens), Polo & Pan, Jain, Gasaffelstein Agoria, FKJ, and ClOzee


French Twist Swing Quartet: French Jazz songs at Feinstein' 54 Below

Featuring Pierre-Alexandre Petiot (Bandleader and Piano), Chloé Perrier (vocals), Yvonnick Prené (Harmonica), Jim Robertson (Bass), and Rodrigo Recabarren (Drums) (04/18)

French Tunes: Check my Spotify playlist for hours of music by French Musicians (half of them sing in English though!)


Best places to shop for French goodies!

Fashion: (small but mighty boutiques)

Sézane: fun, chic and affordable fashion from Paris

Maison Kitsuné: Parisian contemporary fashion brand and music label.

Sample sale April 3rd-7th

BA & SH: creative bohème

Iro: Parisian boho chic meets NY street style. Soft leather jackets, studded booties and flowy dresses and tops. Soho.

Juju s'amuse: sophisticated assortment of women's and children's clothing. UES

Veja: The coolest sneakers made from sustainable material

La Petite Coquette: Great selection of high end lingerie. Amazing customer service.

Maison Chateau Rouge (online only)

Mix of Arican prints and sporty street wear. So fun!

Amélie Pichard: (online only)

Funky accessories


For The Kids:

Les Petits Chapelais: European savoir faire and creative designs.

Petit bateau: High quality cotton, fresh designs. Not just for kids!

Jacadi: Timeless classic. Great quality, beautiful fabrics.

Le Petit Kid: Beautiful and high quality clothing in UWS.

For Your Home

La Belle époque: Art gallery buying & selling rare vintage & antique advertising posters, along with custom framing. West Village.


Le grand strip: Awesome vintage shop in Williamsburg


Experience the best French activities the city has to offer


Stand up:

The hottest female comedian on the French comedy scene today, Blanche Gardin, comes to FIAF for the first time with her Molière Award-winning new show BONNE NUIT BLANCHE.

Monday, June 17, 2019, 7:30pm

Summer Rosé from the South of France. The masterclass will pair the seven premier French wines with cheese, charcuterie, and artisanal breads.

Wed June 19th- 7pm- FIAF Skyroom 22 East 60th Street, 8th Floor


Women Winemakers with Marie Vayron-Ponsonnet,
Sommelier at Le Bernardin. She will curate an evening featuring notable female winemakers and women in the wine world at the fi:af


Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7pm 

Wine tasting: An Aromatic Journey Through Burgundy. The masterclass will feature six premier French wines from Château de Pommard, Château de Rully, and Domaine de la Bressande. Wed April 24th at 7pm

Cheese Week: A festival around cheese created by Frenchman Jean-François Hesse, returns to New York for its third edition, from April 28 to May 4, in several locations around the city.

Play pétanque in Bryant Park

Visite guidée en français: Explore NYC with a guide who knows all the best secrets of NYC and who speaks French!

Cooking classes:

Atelier Sucré: learn how to make macaroon. Several dates in April

Mille Feuille Bakery: learn how to make perfect croissants. Several dates in April and May

French cheese board: Learn about cheese, how they are made and how to prepare the perfect cheese board

2 classes per month

French Wine 101: Introduction To The Main French Wines Appellations Vs. Grape Varieties Learn How To Taste Wine In A Restaurant Taste And Pair With Cheeses

French Bistro Classic: Learn to cook traditional French Fare such as gougère, Hanger Steak with Red Wine-Shallot Sauce Pommes Anna String Beans Amandine  Dark Chocolate Mousse with Fleur de Sel

Sun June 9th.



Atelier Theatre New York: The francophone company presents the play "La Lumière a tous les étages " a play in French by Guillaume Roper-Sirvent

April 3rd-5th.

Nocturne: A theatrical experience that combines site-specific dance, theatre, sensory design, and interactivity to form a unique and fully immersive live show that surrounds you

French Touch Comedy: A night of stand up for francophone. (04/07)


La nuit en rosé: rosé-themed cruise

(05/10 and 11)

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