Come and join our fun, culturally-savvy events throughout the year – art shows, film screenings, wine tastings and everything in between!
While the backyard parties we organized in our former Williamsburg space were legendary, we plan to continue the tradition in our new Nolita space! We celebrate our French cultural heritage by hosting parties for such annual events as Bastille Day and Mardi Gras, but sometimes Coucou parties are just an excuse to get together and meet classmates, teachers and students of other levels in a casual setting! Class outings are a regular occurence as well – we’ve taken groups to various local bars and restaurants, and sometimes to a game of Escape The Room (in French!).
Immersive French Outings is a series curated by long-term Coucou teacher Pia. Pia is well-connected in the New York art scene and has taken students to movie premieres, French restaurants, the opera and to visit a local French artist’s studio. A great way to practice your French and have a unique cultural experience all at the same time!
Unroll your mat, stretch out and find your inner French yogi!
Coucou teacher Laura is a registered yoga instructor. She will walk you through a one-hour Vinyasa flow taught both in French and English. Feeling focused and relaxed, you’ll see that practicing yoga is the perfect set-up to enhance language learning.
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In Coucou’s cheese workshop, you’ll learn about the subtleties of the cheese-making process, the main categories of French cheeses and the particularities of the various terroirs where they originated. You’ll also learn a bit about the etiquette of serving and eating cheese in France. Plus, we’ll be tasting delicious cheeses from Murray’s cheese! The course is open to students of all levels and will be taught in French and in English. Come learn some French cheese jargon with a glass of delicious French wine in hand!
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Coucou teacher and friend Willy will lead this fun event! Willy is a Georgia-raised, French-braised chef who trained at Institut Paul Bocuse in Lyon and is equally passionate about the French language as he is about French cuisine. Willy worked under several well-known French chefs and learned about French cheese with Etienne Boissy, who was voted best cheesemonger at the prestigious “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” awards. Willy has collaborated with Coucou several times over the past 6 years, both as a French teacher and as a chef.