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Our 2021 membership renewal campaign is especially critical in these unusual times. Un grand merci à vous for renewing. 2021 membership cards have been mailed out, let us know if you didn’t receive yours.

If you are not able to formally join us, kindly consider making a donation to help promote Franco-American friendship.

2021 Events

 April 13th, 6:30 | Non-judgmental Français

An opportunity to practice your (possibly fractured) French at all levels around various topics.

Mathieu nous propose de continuer à parler de la réalisation de nos rêves, des endroits que nous voudrions visiter, des aventures à faire dans les années à venir. En bref, notre liste d’épice-vie !

Récemment, nous avons parlé de l’hiver, des programmes de télévision en France, des fêtes, de la liberté d’expression, des élections aux EU, de l’ONU, de l’écologie et les gestes individuels pour sauver la planète, de la mer, des loisirs, de la mode, du vocabulaire autour du vin et de notre poésie préférée. Le groupe a aussi abordé des sujets comme: Comment rendre notre société plus inclusive, moins raciste? On a raconté notre dé-confinement et ses défis, la période d’histoire préférée, les habitudes personnelles, les vacances, des expressions et l’argot. Vous trouverez ici la liste des faux-amis et les femmes françaises préférées.

Mathieu Legendre is a French member of the Paris American Club and sits on its board. Living in New York since 2016, Mathieu, a former French lawyer and an actual consultant is also a writer of an historical book about French History.

“The French conversation hour was great. Made me realize that I need to speak French more (as in more than never). Mathieu you’re a fantastic moderator!” –Terrence M. Bennett, Attorney-at-Law, Bennett & Samios

April 20th, 7:00 pm | April in Paris Soirée | Upstairs at the Kimberly


Fêtons the fourth anniversary of our Junior Member Launch, the advent of le printemps à Paris and recovery in New York, on the terrace at Upstairs at the Kimberly!

Join us en plein air for our first live event since “the pause” for a selection of fine wines and exquisite hors d’oeuvres.

Don’t forget to remove the moth balls from your chic evening attire, adorned with a mask.


145 East 50th Street | New York, NY 10022


Meeting ID: 746 830 157

Password required, sent via e-newsletter to members, request it at

Prepare in advance and login five minutes before 6:30 pm, especially first-time participants:

  • Logging in from a laptop is better, but a phone or tablet work, keep in mind your background, avoid glare;
  • Make sure you are using the latest version of Zoom and that your audio (speaker and microphone) and camera are working on both your device and in Zoom;
  • Hit download app when prompted, then enter meeting ID and password, click use computer audio;
  • Format: 10-minute mutual greetings and updates, 15-minute presentation, 10-minute questions and comments;
  • Etiquette: MUTE your Zoom app (bottom left of screen) during the presentation and only un-mute to ask a question or comment, give others the opportunity to speak;
  • Enjoy your favorite apéro and hors d’oeuvres;
  • The Apéro and Non-judgmental Français will end at approximately 7:15.
“Mardi Apéro Virtuel is brilliant. This kind of connection is so important in a time like this. It is not just a distraction, but a human need to see others and hear others. Perfect, of course would be face-to-face, but we should let “perfect” be the enemy of “good”. And, this was very, very good.” –Gene Detroyer, Professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategy, European School of Economics, John Hopkins University
“I wanted to let you know how much I’ve enjoyed participating in the PAC Mardi Apéro meetings these last few weeks. So very kind of you to include me among this dynamic, inspiring and caring group of people ~ I’ve learned so many new and interesting things and am grateful for this unique opportunity. Yesterday’s presentation and discussion with Bénédicte de Montlaur was absolutely fantastic.” –Mollie Hinckley
“Amid civil unrest, all that looting, and meanwhile the pandemic, you were still able to hold un apéro virtuel. I believe it was particularly appreciated for just those reasons providing a safe and interesting space. Thank you for inviting me! Francis’s talk was informative and lively as ever. The clip you showed of “La Marseillaise” during “Casablanca” was a highlight for me–bravo! Some of the comments from “regulars” were thought-provoking. I’ll consider joining the Paris-American Club” –Judith Oringer

Calendar of Live and On-line Meetings 2021 (As of 2/17/21)

Meetings will take place on the 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 pm unless otherwise specified. Speakers at live events will also be broadcast via Zoom.





Jan 12 Français Favorite TV Programs Zoom
Jan 20, Wed Apéro

Annual Meeting, Honorary Guest M. le Consul Général, Jérémie Robert, Memorial for Kevin MacCarthy

Feb 9 Français L’hiver Zoom
Feb 16 Apéro

Mardi Gras, Paul Glenshaw, The Lafayette Escadrille 

Mar 9 Français La réalisation de nos rêves Zoom
Mar 16 Apéro/Dinner Sandrine Mehrez-Kukurudz Zoom
April 13 Français La réalisation de nos rêves (suite) Zoom
April 20 Soirée April in Paris The Kimberly
May 11 Français TBA Zoom
May 18 Reception New Members 2020/21 Château Village
June 13, Sun Brunch Roland Garros Finals Monte’s
June 8 Français TBA Zoom
June 15 Lunch TBA TBA
July 13 Français TBA Zoom
July 14, Wed TBA Bastille Day TBA
Aug 10 Français TBA Zoom
Aug 17 Cocktail Après-work Apéro, Summer en ville Le Baratin
Sept 14 Français TBA Zoom
Sept 19, Sun Lunch Palio & Pétanque Minetta St
Sept 21 Dinner TBA NAC
Oct 12 Français TBA Zoom
Oct 19 Dinner TBA NAC
Nov 9 Français TBA Zoom
Nov 16 Cocktail Soirée d’automne TBA
Dec 7 Français TBA Zoom
Dec 14 Fête Holiday Party TBA

Telescope Film, the definitive resource for finding films and series from around the world, has recently partnered with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US to present French Streams, a weekly selection of the best of French cinema available online. Every week, French Streams rounds up five of the greatest French films, carefully curated around a theme, and Telescope provides different options to watch them online.  Recent selections have featured women directors, animation, and films for Earth Day.