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A reminder, 2019 dues are now payable, consult the Join Us page for membership levels.

Wednesday, Feb 27th, 7:00 pm
Château Village, 1 Minetta Street, Apt 2E
New Member Reception

(For members who joined in 2018/19)


Tues | March 5th | 1:00 | NAC
Mardi Gras Lunch w/John Moran

Prof. John Moran of NYU’s French department will be joining us to discuss how the French language got to Louisiana, how it has survived there, and how people are helping it to flourish there today. He’ll talk about his and his students’ fieldwork in Louisiana and about the various governmental and non-governmental efforts to promote French in Louisiana today. You’ll also get to hear how French is spoken in Louisiana. Plus we’ll be featuring a Louisiana-themed menu. So what better way to celebrate Mardi Gras than with the Paris American Club?

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!!”


Tues | March 12th | 6:30 | National Arts Club
Cocktail Français, Soirée parisienne, Reynaldo Hahn

What better way to welcome spring than with a Parisian Soirée Musicale with music of the very gifted Reynaldo Hahn. Patricia Forelle will bring a re-creation of a typical Fin de siècle French salon with chansons, music, and other delightful entertainment.

Reynaldo Hahn was a French-naturalized Venezuelan, best known as a composer. A child prodigy, Reynaldo made his début at the salon of the eccentric Princess Mathilde, Napoléon’s niece, accompanying himself on the piano as he sang arias by Jacques Offenbach. As a conductor, Hahn specialized in Mozart, conducting the initial performances of the Salzburg Festival when the festival was revived after World War I. He then served as general manager of the Cannes Casino opera house in the 1920s and 30s. For many years he was the influential music critic of the leading Paris daily, Le Figaro.

Patricia Forelle, is a New York-based costume designer, social historian and member of the Paris American Club since 1998. She has been twice nominated for period costumes of the Brooklyn Ballet by the New York City Dance Awards. Her costumes have also been featured in Opera Lafayette productions.

Cash bar ($, no credit cards, reservations not required)


Wed | April 3rd |7–10 | Bagatelle
April in Paris |Fête

Join the festivities as we celebrate the third anniversary of the Junior Member Launch, held in 2016 at Hotel Chantelle and last year at the Rendez -vous au consulat.

Our third year, April in Paris, takes us to the famed Meatpacking French night spot, Bagatelle. Live DJ, open house wine and beer selections and assorted hors d’oeuvres from 7–9, followed by a cash bar, promise to provide high spirits.


Wed | April 10th | 1:00 | National Arts Club
Lunch w/Luke Barr

Author Luke Barr will discuss his new book Ritz  & Escoffier, in which he tells a tale replete with scandal and opulence.  In his book, Barr – author of the New York Times bestseller Provence, 1970 –  transports readers to turn-of-the-century London and Paris to discover how celebrated hotelier César Ritz and famed French chef Auguste Escoffier – the chef who invented the modern restaurant kitchen –  joined forces at London’s Savoy Hotel.  There they created the modern luxury hotel and restaurant, where British high society and Americans – and both men and women – mixed, signaling a new social order and the rise of the middle class.  Per The Economist, “When you eat a Peach Melba, or drink a Grand Marnier, you have these men to thank; they coined the names, then popularized the concoctions. Ritz himself became not merely a byword for luxury but the actual word for it.”


Tues | April 2nd | 6:30 | National Arts Club
Cocktail Français, Soirée théâtrale, Goethe et Frédérique

Details TBA

Cash bar ($, no credit cards, reservations not required)


Wed | April 3rd | 7:00 | Bagatelle
April in Paris

Celebrate the third anniversary of the Junior Member Launch Party.

Details and Registration coming shortly.


Tues | May 14 | 7 pm| NAC
Cocktail Dînatoire with Christos Markogiannakis

Scènes de Crime à Orsay

Bienvenue à Orsay, une ancienne gare devenue un somptueux musée dans lequel Christos Markogiannakis vous convie à un voyage très particulier… un voyage à travers l’histoire et la mythologie au cours duquel vous croiserez meurtriers de masse, harceleurs, familles maudites, cannibales et tueuses en série. Dans ce lieu riche d’innombrables chefs-d’œuvre, le meurtre s’affiche en effet à chaque étage, dans chaque recoin, comme une terrible forme d’art !
En appliquant les principes de la criminologie et de l’histoire de l’art pour une analyse ” criminartistique “, Scènes de crime à Orsay se propose d’étudier et d’interpréter une trentaine d’œuvres. Elles ont pour auteur des artistes aussi prestigieux que Moreau, Cézanne, Carpeaux ou encore Rodin, et elles ont toutes un point commun : elles représentent des meurtres.
Chaque œuvre sera traitée comme une scène de crime et donnera lieu à une enquête fouillée s’inspirant des principes des équipes judiciaires et médicolégales. De quelle typologie le meurtre relève-t-il ? Quels en sont les enjeux factuels et historiques ? Qui sont les victimes ? Et surtout, quel portrait peut-on tracer des coupables ? Quel est leur profil, leur background, leur mobile ? Des réponses apportées à ces questions dépendra la possibilité de faire éclater la vérité au grand jour.



Sun | June 9th | 10:00−12:30 | Monte’s Trattoria, 97 MacDougal Street

French Open Finals | Roland Garros

The Paris American Club is excited to host its second Roland Garros brunch at Monte’s Trattoria.  A French/Italian brunch will be served with Bloody Marys and rosé de Provence, while watching the Men’s Finals on the big screen at Monte’s upstairs dining room.

Members will play interactive tennis trivia games. Last time, it was a win for everyone who participated:

Le brunch pour la finale de RG était top.
–Numa Briet


Calendar of Meetings 2019 (As of 1/30/19)

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
Cocktail dînatoire
7:00
La Chandeleur
Jacques Schwartz-Bart, Saxophonist
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 Bagatelle
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 13
Sat
Ball
6:30–11:00
CAFUSA Bastille Ball Central Park Zoo
Aug 22
Thurs
Summer Social
6:00
French-American Chamber of Commerce TBA
Sept 15
Sun
Pétanque
1−5
Minetta Block Association Minetta Street
Sept 18
Wed
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
Wed
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.