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Renew your 2021 Membership

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

Monday, June 21st, 6:30 | Concert

Members may be interested in this free concert, supporting the goals of the Paris Climate Accord.


Tuesday, July 13th, 7:00–9:00 Pre-Bastille Jazz, Sailing and Wine Tasting


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.

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. Their donation based program Keyed UP! allows us to host some of NYC’s most sought after jazz musicians for your enjoyment.

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, three glasses of wine or beer, cheese and crackers, snacks, tax and tip.

Board the SHEARWATER at North Cove Marina-Brookfield Place, arrive promptly at 7:00 to board, launch at 7:30. Directions here.










Post Cruise Dinner at Liberty Bistro

Enjoy an hors d’oeuvres, main course, dessert, wine, tax and tip at Liberty Bistro at Le District after the cruise.

Heirloom Tomato Salad
Lobster Roll or Bistro Burger
Lemon Meringue or Strawberry Tart


Tuesday, July 13th, 6:30 | Non-judgmental Français

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

Thomas Garret has been involved in the Paris American Club since 2014. Born and raised in Paris, Thomas came to New York in 2008 to pursue his career in cinematography, and fell in love with the vibrant energy of the city. He has since transitioned to the fields of emerging technologies and design, and is his love of New York remains, although the boulangeries and charcuteries of France still beckon.

Cette semaine, nous parlerons de…

Récemment, nous avons parlé de nos plans d’été, de la réalisation de nos raisons pour aimer la culture française, de nos rêves, 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.


“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

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;
  • Enjoy your favorite apéro and hors d’oeuvres;
  • Non-judgmental Français will end at approximately 7:15.

Calendar of Live and On-line Meetings 2021 (As of 6/4/21)

Meetings take place on the 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise specified.





Jan 12 Français Favorite TV Programs Zoom
Jan 20 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 on Les auteurs francophones Zoom
April 13 Français La réalisation de nos rêves (suite) Zoom
April 20 Soirée April in Paris Soirée The Kimberly
May 11 Français Comment avez-vous découvert votre amour pour la culture française? Zoom
May 18 Reception New Members 2020/21 Château Village
June 13 Brunch Roland Garros Finals Monte’s
June 8 Français Les vacances d’été Zoom
June 15 Lunch Photographer Miles Ladin NAC
July 13 Cruise Pre-Bastille Celebration TBA
July 13 Français TBA Zoom
July 14 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 Lunch Palio & Pétanque (Permit & weather permitting) Minetta St
Sept 21 Dinner Author Edmund White NAC
Oct 12 Français TBA Zoom
Oct 19 Dinner Ellie Abdi and Patricia Forelle on Marie Antoinette NAC
Oct 29 Dinner Cabaret Français NAC
Nov 9 Français TBA Zoom
Nov 16 Cocktail Soirée d’automne TBA
Nov 30 Cocktail Sandrine Mehrez-Kukurudz on Francophone authors NAC
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.

Calendar of Live and On-line Meetings 2022 (As of 6/3/21)

Meetings take place on the 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise specified. 6:30 for Français on Zoom, 7:00 for dinners/soirées.





Jan 11 Français   Zoom
Jan 18 Lunch   NAC
Jan 28-30 Ski

Ski Weekend with the Swiss Ski Club

Feb 8 Français   Zoom
Feb 15 Lunch   NAC
Mar 8 Français   Zoom
Mar 22 Dinner   NAC
April 12 Français   Zoom
April 19 Soirée April in Paris TBA
May 10 Français   Zoom
May 17 Reception New Members 2022 Château Village
June 5 Brunch Roland Garros Finals Monte’s
June 14 Français   Zoom
June 21 Lunch   NAC
July 12 Cocktail Pre-Bastille Celebration &  Français TBA
July 14   Bastille Day  
Aug 9 Français   Zoom
Aug 16 Cocktail Après-work Apéro, Summer en ville Le Baratin
Sept 13 Français   Zoom
Sept 18 Lunch Palio & Pétanque (Permit & weather permitting) Minetta St
Sept 20 Dinner   NAC
Oct 11 Français   Zoom
Oct 18 Dinner   NAC
    Cabaret Français NAC
Nov 8 Français   Zoom
Nov 15 Cocktail Soirée d’automne TBA
Dec 13 Dinner Holiday Party NAC
Dec 20 Français   Zoom