New York City Schedule
A lively celebration will take place along 60th street, which will be closed to cars and traffic. Paris will be at the center of the party, which is the largest Bastille Day celebration in the United States.
Films on the Green Festival
June 7 to September 8
Launched in 2008, this outdoor French film festival will this year celebrate Paris through an eclectic selection of films that are emblematic of the capital. New York residents will be able to discover or rediscover the French capital through a projection of Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless in Central Park.
Ten films will be shown throughout the festival, one every Friday at sunset, through July 29, as well as on September 8 in different parks of the city including Washington Square Park, the Columbia University campus, Riverside Park, and Transmitter Park (Brooklyn). Since 2008 the festival has presented free screenings of classic and contemporary French films outdoors in New York City. From the cinema of the Mediterranean to musical films and literary adaptations, the Festival presents a different theme each year. Each screening attracts between 700 and 1,000 people.
Get the complete schedule of Films on the Green
France Rocks SummerFest
June 3 to July 23
France Rocks SummerFest will showcase a series of French music concerts across 20 parks and multiple high-profile venues in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx. With a program that mixes cutting edge electronic music, pop/rock, jazz, and world music, the France Rocks SummerFest enables New Yorkers to discover over 30 fashionable French bands and musicians, including Ayo, Dahlia Dumont, Emile Parisien, Cyrille Aimée, and Rachid Taha. The festival will culminate on June 21 with a concert featuring CharlElie Couture, La Femme, Yael Naim, and General Elektriks for the Fête de la Musique in Central Park.
Get the full schedule of France Rocks SummerFest.
Dance and performances
Autarcie by Anne Nguyen
September 28 to 30
Autarcie is a strategic game in which four dancers undergo a frenetic ritual, between dance and free digressions for 50 minutes, French dancer specializing in break dance and hip hop, Nguyen will come to New York as part of the Crossing the Line festival, a program of the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in New York.
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
Two shows will be presented by French companies from the Théâtre de la Ville at the Brooklyn Academy of Music: Monchichi by Wang & Ramirez and Minuit by Yoann Bourgeois.
Innovation and Education
An exhibition "Paris, New York: The Imaginary City" at the Harlem New York Public Library
Starting June 15
The French version of the "Imaginary City" is part of a city-wide educational program initiated by the Mayor of Paris called, Art for Growth (L'Art pour Grandir) and designed to facilitate access to the arts for children. In order to build links between classes in the two cities, a digital platform will be created to enable the students to communicate among themselves.
French American Digital Lab/Connecting Cultures
Ten French start-ups, selected in September after a call for projects, will participate in a 10 day immersion program in New-York in October. The French-American Digital Lab // Connecting Cultures is an interdisciplinary exchange program established by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, with the support of the Institut français, and co-produced with Business France, launched within the framework of the French Tech New York City initiative.
Taking place twice a year, once in Paris and once in New-York, it aims at enabling new startups and cultural content creators to adapt their product to the French and American markets, while discovering new ecosystems and developing partnerships with local members of the culture industry. This intensive 10-day program includes networking sessions, meetings, seminars, and creative sessions.
Exhibition "Proust's Muse, the Countess Greffulhe" at the Fashion Institute of Technology of New York, presented by the Palais Galliera in Paris, Fashion Museum of the City of Paris
September 22, 2016 to January 7, 2017
The exhibition invites us to discover the Countess Greffulhe's wardrobe, whose legendary beauty and elegance inspired Marcel Proust and the greatest fashion designers of her time. The collection is an invitation to rediscover fashion and this great Parisian beauty queen.
The Father by Florian Zeller at the Manhattan Theater Club
June 1 to 12
Directed by Doug Hugues, translation by Christopher Hampton.
Bronx en Seine
Some thirty young performers from Nanterre and the Bronx will come together on the stage of Florence Gould Hall, accompanied by three musicians to present a piece inspired by the novel The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros. This is a program of the French Institute-Alliance Française in New York.
Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme revisited by Denis Podalydès at the Lincoln Center Festival
July 20 to 24
The Lincoln Center will host five performances of the classic French play, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme written by Molière and revisited by Denis Podalydès. This contemporary piece has been produced by the CICT - Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord.
Battlefield at the Brooklyn Academy of Music
September 9 to October 28
Based on The Mahabharata and the play by Jean-Claude Carrière. Adapted and produced by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne.