This summer may be coming to a close, but all the francophile fun certainly has not! In fact, August is jam-packed with French cultural events that are sure to make both you and your taste buds dance. Even if you’re looking for entertainment and the time to sit back and unwind, you could spend a soirée (or sixteen) catching a classic Film Noir, or even observe an innovative piece of theatre. Regardless, you won’t regret finishing off this summer with the French touch. Scroll on down and find the event for you!
By Alessandro Romero
FILM: Wednesday, August 1 / Thursday, August 16 – Jacques Becker Retrospective
$9 for members, $15 for general admission –209 WEST HOUSTON ST (WEST OF 6TH AVE.)
FOOD: Thursday, August 2, 2018 – Open House at Michel et Augustin
FREE! 7:00PM to 8:00PM – The Banana Farm – Michel et Augustin, 98 4TH STREET #106, BROOKLYN, NY 11231
FOOD: Friday, August 3, 2018 – Macaron Making Class
Have you been wanting to learn how to make macarons since your last trip to France? Or perhaps craved one, but don’t have a boulangerie nearby chez toi? Or are you simply looking for a new and charming dessert to add to your baking repertoire? Attend a Macaron Making Class with Chef Gina on Friday, August 3rd! You will be guided step-by-step instructions on how to bake these classic, yet delicious sandwich cookies easy enough to make at your own home kitchen. Gluten-free and dairy-free techniques are also taught if preferred.
$49 – 6:30 PM – 8:45 PM – The Bryant Park Lounge @ The Residence Inn Marriott Times Square,1033 6TH AVE, NEW YORK, NY
LIVE Show: Sunday August 12th – “The Book Wives Club (or The Closeted Beards)”
Ludovic Coutaud, a French clown in New York City invites you to discover his new poetic bubble of imagination around the important subject of ‘denial’ with “The Book Wives Club (or The Closeted Beards)”. His Theatre Company ‘Lunatic Clown And Cie’ will leave you speechless and take you away with some performance art.
The Drama Book Shop Inc, 250 WEST 40TH STREET #1, NEW YORK, NY 10018
FOOD: Monday, July 23 – Tuesday/ August 17, 2018 – Restaurant Week
Were you too busy to participate in NYC’s French Restaurant Week in July? No worries! Thankfully, NYC’s “Restaurant Week” actually lasts about a month, until the 17th of August. Restaurant Week at NYC is a beloved time of the year, whether you reside in New York or are visiting as a tourist. The event has been a grand success, with restaurants ranging from French, Belgian, and Italian. Every summer, some of the best restaurants offer three-course, prix-fixe meals for $29 (lunch) and $42 (dinner). A great (and delicious) time for everyone, especially foodies and francophiles!
CONCERT: Friday, August 24, 2018 – Gatsby in Paris
$20 – 7:00PM to 8:30PM – Club Bonafide, 212 EAST 52ND STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10022
FOOD: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 – Rosé Wine and Cheese 101 at Murray’s
$90 – 6:30pm – Murray’s Cheese Shop,254 BLEECKER STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10014