Remarkable Women of France – Édith Piaf

May 25, 2017



In this post, Lydia looks at the unorthodox background and musical success of French chanteuse, Édith Piaf. By: Lydia Yale If you aren’t familiar with this name, I’d like to bet that your parents or grandparents would be. While most famous for the legendary song “La Vie en Rose”, Edith Piaf lived the kind of […]

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Remarkable Women of France Series – Simone de Beauvoir

May 25, 2017



In this series, Coucou student Lydia delves into the great contributions of French female historical figures beyond fashion icons, analyzing the accomplishments of Simone de Beauvoir, Edith Piaf, and Marie Curie. By: Lydia Yale The other day I was shopping around New York City when a clever sales associate caught my ear. An uncertain shopper […]

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NYC French Events in April and May

April 12, 2017



Here’s a round up of French cultural events to check out around New York over the next few weeks. Let us know if you have any to add to the list! April 13th 7:00-9:00pm Screening of Francofonia (2015) “What happens to art when a nation goes to war? Francofonia attempts to answer this question, through […]

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NYC French Events to Check out in March

December 31, 2016



Here’s a round up of French cultural events to check out around New York over the next few weeks. Let us know if you have any to add to the list! March 1st-12th, various times  22nd Annual Rendez-Vous with French Cinema at the Film Society of Lincoln Center The Film Society of Lincoln Center will […]

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French Interactive Storytelling Session

December 31, 2016



Join us on Sunday, April 30th from 4:30-6:30pm for a new storytelling workshop with instructor Sharang Biswas. Please email coucou@coucoubrooklyn.com to register.  Space is limited so reserve your spot today! cap: 5 students *This event is open to intermediate and advanced level students only   Description Stories are one of the oldest ways of transmitting […]

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NYC French Events to check out in January and February

December 31, 2016



Here’s a round up of French cultural events to check out around New York over the next few weeks. Let us know if you have any to add to the list! Saturday, January 21st, 12pm (discussion & screening), 1pm (screening only) The Met: Live in HD: Roméo et Juliette Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo star as […]

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Fashion Flashback to the 60s!

November 29, 2016



We’re getting ready for our French 60s-themed holiday party this weekend. Check out these iconic looks for some style inspiration and show us your best 60s look on Saturday, December 3rd at 9pm! And if you need some musical inspiration while you’re getting ready, listen to the French 60s playlist that we made on Spotify!

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NYC French Events to Check out in December

November 22, 2016



Here’s a list of French cultural events to check out around New York this month! Let us know if you have any French related events or expositions to share with your Coucou classmates 🙂 Thursday, December 1st, 6-9pm French artists, Diane Detalle & Faustine Badrichani, present their exhibition Layers: from an abstract world to a […]

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French Practice Resources from Around the Web

November 17, 2016



Check out this collection of podcasts, applications, and websites to help you practice and improve your French outside of class! Let us know if you have any others to add to the list. Podcasts (All available through the Podcast app!) Coffee Break French: This extensive podcast series consists of 4 seasons containing 10 lessons of […]

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The Met: Live in HD: L’Amour de Loin

November 10, 2016



The Met: Live in HD: L’Amour de Loin presented at BAM Rose Cinemas Music by Kaija Saariaho Production by Robert Lepage Saturday, December 10th at 12 pm (discussion + screening) & 1 pm (screening only) Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera has its Metropolitan Opera premiere in a dazzling new production by Robert Lepage, featuring glimmering ribbons […]

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