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Sunday, June 11th, 10:30–1:00 | Roland Garros Brunch

Monte’s Trattoria | 97 MacDougal Street (Between Bleecker & W 3rd Sts) | New York, NY 10012

Join members and friends over brunch, featuring rosé de Provence and oeufs Bennett, to watch the Men’s Finals of the Roland Garros French Open tennis tournament at Monte’s Trattoria.

Don’t forget to wear your tennis whites!

*Only enter the two digits of your credit card expiration date, example: 03/26.


Tuesday, June 13th, 7 pm | Dinner | 80th Birthday of Le Petit Prince, Guest Speaker: Thierry Chaunu, President of the Society of Le Souvenir Français | National Arts Club

Thierry Chaunu est né à Paris en 1956. Diplômé de Sciences Po Paris (Service Public) et Langues O (diplôme de chinois), il s’installe après son Service militaire dans la Marine Nationale aux États-Unis en 1980 et mène depuis lors une carrière dans l’industrie du luxe : Vice-Président de Cartier USA, Président de l’orfèvrerie Christofle en Amérique du Nord, président de Chopard USA, CEO monde de la Haute-Joaillerie Leviev, et fondateur en 2010 de sa propre société de distribution, BeauGeste Luxury Brands. Il a été actif toutes ces années dans le monde associatif, notamment président de l’Alliance Française de Miami (1981-1985), président des Anciens Sciences Po’ USA (1997-2004), Conseiller du Commerce Extérieur. Il est Capitaine de Corvette (honoraire) et père de deux enfants, Philippe et Pierre, tous deux nés aux Etats-Unis et résidents à Miami.

En 2020, il est élu président de l’American Society of Le Souvenir Français, association à but non lucratif dédiée à la préservation des sépultures de soldats français enterrés aux Etats-Unis, et à la promotion de leur mémoire et des liens historiques entre la France et les États-Unis.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry a écrit Le Petit Prince en 1942 lors de son exil à New York. Principalement au 240 Central Park South, et également à Bevin House, une maison d’été située à Northport, petit village de Long Island. Le Petit Prince a d’abord été publié aux Etats-Unis en 1943, et a connu un succès immédiat. Ce n’est qu’en 1946 qu’il fut publié en France. Le Petit Prince est le livre le plus traduit dans le monde après la Bible, dans plus de 400 langues et dialectes, et s’est vendu à plus de 200 millions d’exemplaires !

*Only enter the two digits of your credit card expiration date, example: 03/26.




Tuesday, July 11, 2023 | 7 pm | Pre-Bastille Cruise, Jazz, Sailing and Wine Tasting

Join members and friends aboard the Shearwater for a wine and jazz concert cruise around New York harbor. This is one of our most successful events of the year and usually sells out, register now to guarantee your space.

Step aboard the Shearwater for a wine and jazz concert cruise around New York harbor. The hustle, bustle, and noise of the city turn into the sweet, cool rhythms of bebop, smoky blues, ballads, and other jazz standards as you sail smoothly out into the harbor, all with the backdrop of the NYC skyline. And, of course, a rendition of La Marseillaise in front of Lady Liberty!

Manhattan by Sail proudly partners with Jazz Generation, an indispensable NYC based organization that facilitates meaningful partnerships between musicians and venues as well as supporting musical education and playing opportunities for kids around the city. 

Enjoy a Pre-Bastille night out with members and friends, it’s a fantastic way for music lovers and wine aficionados alike to enjoy the city from a different point of view aboard a historic vessel. Enjoy an evening of drinks, great music, stunning views, and wonderful photo opportunities!

Registration includes the 1 1/2 hour cruise, jazz band, wine or beer, cheese and crackers, snacks, tax and tip.

Board promptly at 7:00, launch at 7:30.

*Only enter the two digits of your credit card expiration date, example: 03/26.


Tentative Calendar of Meetings 2023 (As of 5/25)





Jan 10 Dinner Annual Meeting State of the Club w/Intro by David Doty, President of the NAC and Wine Tasting by David Lincoln Ross NAC
Jan 17 Apéro Après-work Apéro 6-7:15 St Tropez
Feb 7 Reception Prospective New Member Reception 6:00-8:00 NAC
Feb 13 Dinner Raclettes L’Ena
Feb 17-20 Ski Presidents Weekend Ski Trip w/Swiss Ski Club Vermont 
Mar 7 Apéro Après-work Apéro 6-7:30 St Tropez
Mar 14 Dinner Speaker Ellie Abdi: Antecedents of the French revolution in the American revolution NAC
Mar 20 Lecture “Marcel Marceau, the Master of Mime” Centennial Exhibition, 6:30 pm NAC
April 11 Apéro Après-work Apéro 6-7:30 St Tropez
April 25 Cocktail April in Paris Saint
May 9 Apéro Après-work Apéro 6-7:30 Café 1,2,3
May 16



French and English Poetry by Isabelle Ballot

New Members 2022 and 2023


Château Village

June 11 Brunch Roland Garros Men’s Finals Monte’s
June 13 Dinner
80th Birthday of Le Petit Prince, Thierry Chaunu
July 11 Cruise Pre-Bastille Sail on the Shearwater North Cove Marina
July 14 Festival Bastille Day TBA
Sept 19 Dinner Speaker Irene Finel-Honigman on US/European relations NAC
Oct 10 Apéro Après-work Apéro 6-7:30 TBD
Oct 17 Dinner Speaker Paul Glenshaw on Jazz in Paris NAC
Nov 7 Apéro Après-work Apéro 6-7:30 TBD
Nov 14 Cocktail Soirée d’automne TBA
Dec 12 Dinner Holiday Dinner NAC

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.