Paris Schedule

Paris Schedule


Paris-New York, Paris Hip-Hop Festival

May 31 to June 5
On the occasion of the 11th edition of the Paris Hip-Hop Festival, the association Hip Hop Citoyens will celebrate the links that bond Paris and New York, the birthplace of Hip-Hop. The New York-born artist Jonone, Honorary Chairman of the 2016 edition and a globally-recognized graffiti artist, who has lived in Paris since the 1980s, will incarnate this project to highlight the friendship between the two cities.

Mona Bismarck American Center for Art & Culture

June 2 to 9
Mona Bismarck American Center for Art & Culture, located at the heart of Paris, aims to offer the public a broad variety of experiences of American art and culture through a range of innovative programs. The artists will lead the audience on an audio journey through their own selections of music and sounds.

African-American Heritage Festival on African American and Latin American arts organized by BL Music productions, in partnership with the Centre Fleury Goutte d'Or-Barbara.

June 16 to 18; October 5
Founded in 2008, the Centre Fleury Goutte d'Or Barbara (FGO) is a cultural center in Paris's Goutte d'Or neighborhood, in the heart of the 18th arrondissement. The FGO is an open space that provides access to culture and diverse music in all styles and for all people. A place of unlimited possibility, the FGO is dedicated to discovery and highlights emerging projects and independent, underground, or known artists. In June, Raashan Ahmad, Setenta, and Joe Bataan will be in residence at FGO in Paris. Joe Bataan will lead scholarly discussions and master classes, as well as a hip-hop concert-evening with Raashan Ahmad.

Hip-Hop Week at La Place

Fall 2016
La Place, a unique cultural center devoted to Hip Hop and located in the heart of Paris, in the new Canopée des Halles, will be proposing a week-long program focusing on dance, rap and graffiti. Through dance masterclasses in connection with Street Style Lab, a cultural establishment in New York, and four concerts on the history of rap with artists from Paris and New York, la Place will showcase new artists as well as renown and established hip-hop stars. A New York artist will paint a wall in Paris as part of the project voted for by Parisians in the 2014 participative budget: "Les œuvres d'art investissent la rue" ("Works of art fill the streets").

Jazz sur Seine Festival

October 7
For its 5th edition, the Jazz sur Seine Festival will open with a selection of iconic jazz groups from Paris and New York. The New York jazz spirit will infuse Parisian clubs like Duc des Lombards, Baiser Salé and the Sunset Sunside Jazz Club, with a creative and improvisational mindset.

Dance and Theater

Festival June Events

June 15 to 18
The 10th edition of the Festival June Events will focus on the emerging New York choreography scene. The festival will invite audiences to explore the links between dance and music, young talents and established choreographers and performers such as DD Dorvillier. Liz Santoro and Pierre Godard have been given free reign and will present Moriah Evans, a new young talent.

Mona Bismarck American Center

June 15
In collaboration with the Movement Research Performance Journal (MRPJ), which deals with questions related to contemporary dance and performance since it was established in 1990 in the United States, Liz Santoro and Pierre Godard, from the Carolyn Carson Paris Workshop, will converse with New York choreographer and editor of the MPRJ, Moriah Evans, as well as choreographer and former editor, DD Dorvillier, during an open conversation on how new artist communities emerge in Paris.

New York City Ballet at Etés de la Danse at the Châtelet Theatre

June 28 to July 16
New York City Ballet will be at the Châtelet Theater during the Etés de la Danse (Summers of Dance), the biggest choreographic event of the summer in Paris. Twenty-seven different ballets will be performed, including 19 by George Balanchine and others by Jerome Robbins, Peter Martins, Justin Peck, Alexeï Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon.


Available Light at the Châtelet Theatre, in partnership with the Théâtre de la Ville and the Festival d'Automne in Paris

October 4 to 7
Post-modern and luminous, Lucinda Childs choreographs Available Light, one of her pure masterpieces, created in 1983 for the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum Art (LACAM) and set to a sumptuous symphony by John Adams against an unprecedented, Frank Gehry-designed, two-story background that seems to lend dance an unlimited quality.

New York at the Théâtre de la Ville

September 21 to 24: Robert Ashley/Steve Paxton Quicksand
  • Robert Ashley is the creator of Quicksand, a contemporary dance opera choreographed by Steve Paxton and presented within the framework of the Festival d'Automne in Paris (Autumn Festival), Théâtre de la Ville/ Théâtre des Abbesses.
October 8 to 9: New York Weekend at Théâtre de la Ville/Théâtre des Abbesses
  • October 8: Literary afternoon at the Théâtre des Abbesses on the works of Frederick Seidel and Ben Lerner
  • October 8: Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra at Théâtre de la Ville. One of the best contemporary jazz orchestras, acclaimed for its exceptional soloists, the orchestra is led by New Yorker and Mexican-born pianist, composer, and influencer Arturo O'Farrill.
  • October 8-9: No Place To Go concert by Ethan Lipton at Théâtre de la Ville
  • October 9: Screening of Time to Choose followed by a conversation with filmmaker Charles Ferguson at the Théâtre de la Ville. Winner of an Academy Award for his documentary Inside Job, which uncovers the hidden mechanisms in the world of finance, Ferguson tackles the state of our planet with his new film, Time to Choose. It argues that destroying our environment is not necessary for the prosperity of our global population. Environmental destruction only serves to make a handful of rich people richer and can be traced back to corruption and lobbying, which Ferguson reveals in the film.


The Centquatre (the 104), Paris's multi-disciplinary cultural establishment, will offer to Parisians and to all visitors a 104 Night on New York and its culture. Thurston Moore, an American musician and member of the rock group Sonic Youth, will be the curator of this New York night and will share his perspective on the New York of yesterday and today. The night will include shows, concerts, films and poetry readings, along with food trucks. Tyondai Braxton, The Stepkids, Brian Turner and James Murphy will perform at the 104, and an exhibition will let visitors discover illustrations by Richard Mc Guire, frequently featured on the cover of The New Yorker, and leader of the musical group, Liquid Liquid. Photographs of New York by rock music journalist Alain Dister, never exhibited before will also be on display.


Outdoor Cinema at La Villette

July 24 and August 14
Parisians, tourists, and visitors can take advantage of two screenings dedicated to New York at La Villette during the Outdoor Cinema Festival with The Seven Year Itch by Billy Wilder and Fifth Avenue Girl by Gregory La Cava.

Moonlight Cinema Festival

July 29 to August 14
The Forum des Images offers a transatlantic journey through 11 outdoor screenings of films that celebrate the city of New York. For example, projections such as On the Town by Stanley Donen, West Side Story directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, and The Age of Innocence directed by Martin Scorsese.

From Poetry to Intellectual Debate

Literary Readings at the Maison de la Poésie
June 26 to 27; September 30
A series of meetings showcasing New York's contemporary literature, including readings, talks, performances and literary concerts will be organized for Parisians.


New York in Parisian Libraries

Twelve Parisian libraries will offer several conversations around different subjects: "the thriller and Chester Himes"; "Front Pages of New Yorker"; "The History of Ellis Island"; "New York's Underground Music Scene"; "Graffiti". Intellectual debates on themes such as "urbanism and urban sociology"; "cosmopolitanism and new migrations"; and "heritage" will take place in partnership with headquarters of American universities in Paris including NYU, The American University and the Columbia Global Center, and the Arts Arena, a French-American organization. Paris libraries will also offer a youth program with workshops on "Basquiat", "drawing the city" or "hear Gershwin narrated by Susie Morgenstein".


Comité des Galerie d'Art

Starting in June
Art galleries will welcome works by New Yorker artists located in Paris and Parisian artists located in New York. The work of New Yorker Melvin Way will be exhibited at the Christian Berst Art Brut gallery in Paris. Certain galleries with locations in both Paris and New York will present linked exhibitions in the Paris-New York theme; these will include Lelong Gallery, Zürcher Gallery, and Richard Gallery.

Street Art /New York at La Canopée, Central Hall, 1st floor (10 Passages de la Canopée)

September 28 to October 9
Photographic work realized by Edouard Boutinaud in 2005 in the streets of Manhattan.

Museum of Modern art of the city of Paris: Carl Andre, sculpture as place, 1958-2010

October 1 to February 27
Retrospective that unifies for the first time the entirety of Carl Andre's work, major American artist of the 20th century. Conceived by the Dia Art Foundation in close collaboration with the artist, this exhibition displayed in New York (2014) and Madrid (2015) will also be viewable in Berlin, and then Los Angeles.


New York Street Food Temple at the Carreau du Temple

September 23 to 25
The Street Food Temple will be back for a third edition this year, full of flavors and aromas, with an event focusing on the Big Apple and thus embracing the pace of "the city that never sleeps"! From delicatessens and pretzels to traditional waffles and cupcakes, the event will showcase all types of New York street food. The Street Food Temple will also include an innovative fare, vegan and local options.

The gustatory celebration will also include workshops for children and adults, a cinema program, concerts, artistic performances, and even an outdoor market.

Children's events

The Imaginary City

Throughout the year
An innovative project led by the French cultural and educational institution École d'Art au Village (Art School in the Village) has been established in fall 2015 in elementary school classes both in Paris and New York, with the support of the Embassy of the United States in France.

Led by a Parisian artist in New York and a New York artist in Paris, the project encourages students, aged 9 to 11, in working-class neighborhoods in the two cities to study the changes occurring in their respective cities. As part of the program, the students will go on field trips and take part in workshops, creating their own works based on their encounters and experiences during their outings. Afterwards, the students will digitize their works and explore the relationship between technology and art.