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Friday, November 16th | 4:45 pm Note corrected time!
Delacroix | Met Museum with Page Knox | Meet Lobby Left Side

French painter Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863) was one of the greatest creative figures of the nineteenth century. Coming of age after the fall of Napoleon, he reconnected the present to the past on his own terms. Delacroix produced an extraordinarily vibrant body of work, setting into motion a cascade of innovations that changed the course of art. This exhibition is the first comprehensive retrospective devoted to this amazing artist ever held in North America.

The exhibition, a joint project with the Musée du Louvre, illuminates Delacroix’s restless imagination through more than 150 paintings, drawings, prints, and manuscripts—many never before seen in the United States. It unfolds chronologically, encompassing the rich variety of themes that preoccupied the artist during his more than four decades of activity, including literature, history, religion, animals, and nature. Through rarely seen graphic art displayed alongside such iconic paintings as Greece on the Ruins of Missolonghi (1826), The Battle of Nancy(1831), Women of Algiers in Their Apartment (1834), and Medea about to Kill Her Children (1838), this exhibition explores an artist whose protean genius set the bar for virtually all other French painters.

Join us for a glass of bubbly in the Member Lounge after the tour by Page Knox.

Wednesday, December 12th | 1 pm
Lunch | National Arts Club
Speaker: Christopher Cerf

Christopher Cerf is an American author, composer-lyricist, voice actor, and record and television producer. He is known for his musical contributions to Sesame Street, for co-creating and co-producing the award-winning PBS literacy education television program Between the Lions, and for his humorous articles and books.

His father was co-founder of Random House, publisher, editor and TV panelist Bennett Cerf. His mother was journalist and children’s book publisher Phyllis Fraser. His father was Jewish and his mother Roman Catholic. Cerf attended the Deerfield Academy and then graduated from Harvard College.He was married to Geneviève Charbin who is a Catholic of French descent. He married Katherine Vaz in July 2015. After his father’s death, his mother remarried ex-New York City mayor Robert F. Wagner, Jr.

Since its first season in 1970, Cerf has played a significant role in the creation and production of the Sesame Street television program, most notably as a regular contributor of music and lyrics, and as the producer of many of its music albums. In the process, he has won two Grammy Awards and three Emmy Awards for songwriting and music production. Cerf also played a pivotal role in the ongoing funding of Sesame Street, founding and serving as the original editor-in-chief of Sesame Workshop’s books, records, and toys division.

In addition to his contributions to Sesame Street, Cerf’s musical material has appeared on Saturday Night Live, The National Lampoon Radio Hour, The Electric Company, Square One Television, Between the Lions, and in numerous Muppet productions, and his songs have been performed by such stars as Paul Simon, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, R.E.M., James Taylor, Tony Bennett, Dixie Chicks, Tracy Chapman, Carol Channing, Randy Travis, The Four Tops, Melissa Etheridge, Smokey Robinson, Bonnie Raitt, Wynton Marsalis, Little Richard, B.B. King, Jimmy Buffett, Bart Simpson, and the Metropolitan Opera’s José Carreras—not to mention the blond, curly-haired Muppet character from Sesame Street who is his namesake and the lead singer of the rock group “Chrissy and the Alphabeats.”

Before joining Sesame Street, Cerf spent eight years as a senior editor at Random House (co-founded by his father in 1927), where he worked with such diverse authors as George Plimpton, Andy Warhol, Abbie Hoffman, Ray Bradbury, Richard Fariña, and Dr. Seuss. In 1993, Cerf renewed his ties to Random House when he assumed the role of Chairman of the Modern Library’s Board of Advisors.


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Donate to the Paris American Club’s Educational Fund, 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.




 

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

Member Early Bird Preview 
(Aren’t you glad you looked at the website!)
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, pillowcase 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.


Tuesday | Feb 12th | NAC
7:00 Dinner | La Chandeleur
Yann Coatanlem of Citigroup

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
12:30
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
Yann Coatanlem, Citigroup
NAC
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
Mar 19
Tues
Reception
7:00
New Members
By Invitation
Private Residence
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
6:30–11:30
CAFUSA Bastille Ball TBA
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