Coucou Events
French Cultural
Events in New York


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!

 







Upcoming Coucou Events:

Méditation

What if you could practice your language skills and find inner peace at the same time?

Coucou teacher Florian will take you on a peaceful and calming internal journey in French for 30 minutes of guided relaxation before your French class. All language levels are welcome.

Sign up for the next session on Tuesday May 21st at 6:30pm!

 

RECHARGE

Florian will also offer a one-hour session composed of thirty minutes of guided relaxation followed by movement exploration. In this class you’ll develop your body awareness, gently strengthen your core, and improve your posture all while learning French!

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Sunday June 2nd – 12pm to 1pm

Sunday June 9th – 12pm to 1pm







Writing Workshops

Do you want to learn the subtleties of French writing and syntax? With these three-hour workshops, you will learn to communicate clearly in both casual and professional French. Our teacher Claire, a writer, translator, and word-lover, will lead focus on a variety of different writing styles. You can practice business, informal, creative and academic writing. In each session, you will learn specific vocabulary, idioms, and syntax, as well as work on your own pieces of writing.

These classes will take place once a month on a Saturday from 1pm to 4pm.

 

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May 18: Formal Writing – $120

June 15: Informal Writing – $120

July 20: Academic Writing – $120

August 17: Creative Writing – $120







Yoga in French

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.

Ready for some chien tête en bas?

 

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Saturday June 1st – 10:30am to 11:30am

Saturday June 15th – 10:30am to 11:30am







Dessiner et Picoler (Drink and Draw)

Friday June 7th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join us for a new edition of Dessiner & Picoler on June 7th. We’ll do some fun drawing exercises, talk shape, color, and art supplies, all in French!
We’ll present a little introduction to watercolor and colored pencils, and learn art related vocabulary.
Grab a drink and a pencil, and come enjoy a relaxing evening at Coucou.
All drawing abilities are welcome!

 

ABOUT THE TEACHER:

Nina Summer (aka Pattes de Mouche), is an illustrator who has worked with corporate clients such as Collective Art Brewing and is currently finishing a new children’s book slated to come out in 2019.

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French Glee Club!

Saturday June 15 from 3pm to 5pm

COME VOCALIZE, HARMONIZE, AND OOH-LA-LA WITH US!

Have you always dreamed of singing “La Vie en Rose”?

Coucou is proud to announce our first-ever Glee Club in French!

This two-hour class will teach you the basics of vocal technique and choir singing. Themes will include French Love Songs, Songs about Paris, Disney en Français, and many others!

This workshop will be led by singer, actor and Coucou teacher Quentin who was a talent on The Voice France in 2015!

The class is open to French students of all levels. Previous singing experience or musical knowledge are not required.

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French Cheese Workshops

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!

 

Sign up for the next session on Thursday June 27th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

 

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.







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