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Tuesday | Jan 15th | NAC
12:30 Annual Business Meeting
1:00 Lunch, Galette des Rois
Speaker: Frédérique Bedos

Frédérique Bedos a été pendant 15 ans journaliste et présentatrice. En 2010 elle fonde Le Projet Imagine, une ONG d’information et d’Inspiration.


Member Early Bird Preview 
Friday–Sunday, Feb 1–3, 2019
Ski Weekend in Vermont

We are very excited to partner again with the Swiss Ski Club of New York to offer members and their friends the opportunity to ski in Vermont. The private lodge features 40 beds, sauna, fireplace, kitchen, bar… We have 35 seats reserved, so please purchase your ticket today! NB: To receive the member rate, 2019 dues must be current, see the Join Us Now page of the website.

We board the luxury coach on Friday evening. A sandwich dinner, wine and bottled water will be provided on the ride to the lodge in Waitsfield, Vermont. Transportation is provided each day to Sugarbush or Stowe, depending on the best conditions that day.  Discount Lift Ticket Vouchers are available.

Friday Bus Boarding
Long Island:
Exit 49 Park and Ride off the L.I.E.
Arrive by 3:30, depart at 4:00 pm SHARP.

Manhattan:
41st Street between 8th and 9th Aves
Arrive by 5:30, depart at 6 pm SHARP.

New Jersey:
NJ Transit – Ramsey, NJ, Route 17 Station (Park & Ride)
Arrive by 6:15, depart at 6:45 pm SHARP.

Return to Manhattan, Sunday, Feb 3rd, 11 pm

Included:

  • Transportation
  • All meals (except lunches)
  • Accommodations
  • Blankets and pillows

Out of pocket expenses (optional):
Lift tickets: $75-85/day (a 25%+ discount from the regular $101 at Sugarbush)
Ski equipment rental: $52/day, $90/2 days

What to bring?

  • Sheets, pillow case and towel or a sleeping bag for the bed
  • A swimsuit if you wish to use the sauna

It’s a wonderful opportunity to bond with fellow members, thanks to the Swiss Ski Club’s organizational experience and magnificent lodge. Members, kindly remember, your 2019 dues must be up to date to qualify for the member rate.

NB: Once you have registered with the PAC, you still need to also register with the SSC to agree to conditions and specify pick-up location:

  • Hit YES when asked if you are a PAC member or friend;
  • At the end, hit ‘pay online’ and then hit ‘cancel and go back…’ at the bottom left corner, this step is important to actually confirm and send the form;
  • DO NOT PAY on the SSC site, PAC will take care of the invoice.


Tuesday La Chandeleur Dinner & Soireée musicale | Feb 12th
7:00 | National Arts Club
Jacques Schwartz-Bart, Jazz Saxophonist

Jacques Schwarz-Bart has been at the center of several musical revolutions: neo soul next to D’angelo and Erika Badu, New Jazz as a founding member of Roy Hargrove RH Factor. He outright created two surging new styles: Gwoka Jazz, and Voodoo jazz, reuniting jazz music with its Afro-Caribbean and spiritual origins. Jacques’ impressionistic writing, powerful tone, and wide-ranging language – both lyrical and angular – have fueled a growing presence on the world stage.

« Return immediately to Paris and beg your senator to take you back. You don’t stand a chance to accomplish anything on the music scene starting at such an old age. It’s never been done and it will never happen« . That’s the kind of encouragement -or lack thereof- that Jacques received from his Berkley fellow students when he entered the school at 27, after starting the saxophone at 24.


Mardi Gras Lunch | March 5th
1:00 | National Arts Club

Professor John Moran of NYU will discuss the French in Louisiana.

One of his students wrote: “This guy is awesome!! Probably my favorite teacher ever. He can come across as kind of pushy at times, especially for quiet students like me, but I learned so much about French in his class and had a lot of fun doing it. He’s super funny and genuinely cares about students. After taking one class with him I signed up for two more the next semester!!”


Lunch w/Luke Bar | Wed | April 10th
1:00 | National Arts Club
In a tale replete with scandal and opulence, Luke Barr, author of the New York Times bestselling Provence, 1970, transports readers to turn-of-the-century London and Paris to discover how celebrated hotelier César Ritz and famed chef Auguste Escoffier joined forces at the Savoy Hotel to spawn the modern luxury hotel and restaurant, where women and American Jews mingled with British high society, signaling a new social order and the rise of the middle class.

 


Calendar of Meetings 2019 (As of 11/10/18)

Registration generally opens one or two months in advance of each event, once prior events have concluded. So mark your calendar and come back to register once open.

Date & Day Event Speaker/Topic/Partner Venue
Jan 15
Tues
Lunch
1:00
Annual Business Meeting
Galette des Rois
Frédérique Bedos
NAC
Feb 1-3
Fri-Sun
Ski
Weekend
Swiss Ski Club Vermont
Feb 12
Tues
Dinner
7:00
La Chandeleur
Jacques Schwartz-Bart
NAC
Feb 27
Wed
Reception
7:00
New Members Château Village
Mar 5
Tues
Lunch
1:00
Mardi Gras
John Moran, NYU
French in Louisiana
NAC
Mar 12
Tues
Soirée
6:30
Cocktail Français, Soirée parisienne, Reynaldo Hahn NAC
April 2
Tues
Théâtre
6:30
Cocktail Français, Soirée théâtrale, Goethe et Frédérique NAC
April 3
Wed
Fête
7:00
April in Paris TBA
April 10
Wed
Lunch
1:00
Luke Barr, Author
Ritz & Escoffier
NAC
May 14
Tues
Dinner
7:00
Christos Markogiannakis
Scènes de Crime à Orsay
NAC
June 9
Sun
Brunch
10:30
Roland Garros Finals Monte’s
June 14
Fri
Soirée
7:00
Le Cocktail Français NAC
July 4
Thur
10:30–6:30 Barbecue & Pool Party South Salem, NY
July 12
Fri
Ball
6:30–11:00
CAFUSA Bastille Ball Central Park Zoo
Aug 22
Wed
Summer Social
6:00
French-American Chamber of Commerce TBA
Sept 15
Wed
Pétanque
1−5
Minetta Block Association Minetta Street
Sept 18
Sun
Dinner 7:00 TBA  NAC
Oct 16
Wed
Lunch
1:00
TBA NAC
Nov 12
Tues
Soirée d’automne 7:00 TBA
Nov 21
Thur
Tasting
6−8
Beaujolais Nouveau TBA
Dec 11
Tues
Lunch
1:00
TBA NAC

Donate to the Paris American Club’s EducationalFund, to benefit the Boerum Hill School for International Studies, New York City’s first public high school featuring a French Dual Language 6-12 International Baccalaureate program,  created in partnership with the French Embassy and French American Cultural Exchange (FACE) Foundation.