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French Brooklyn

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Looks like the Daily News took a cue from a previous blog post. They even quote my landlord/butcher.

French government officials estimate there are as many as 20,000 French residents in Brooklyn, more than in Manhattan, with the largest concentration in Carroll Gardens. Butcher John McFadden, whose family owns Staubitz Meat Market, has seen a surge in demand for French-style racks of lamb, boeuf bourguignon and filet mignon. “It’s doubled, tripled, recently,” McFadden said. “It’s good for us.”

The area’s French floodgates opened in 2007, when Public School 58 – once so staunchly Italian it was known as “Our Lady of 58” – launched a French dual-language program.

“We have people moving into the neighborhood just to be part of the French program,” said PS58 Principal Giselle Gault McGee, adding that the school routinely gets inquiries from families in France. “Now that the school is offering a dual-language program in French, everybody’s moving there,” said Fabrice Jaumont, an education official at the French Embassy, which jointly opened the PS 58 program and others across the city.

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Written by Jon Cronin

March 9, 2009 at 17:52

French Creative Connection

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It is good to see people supporting the French Artists in New York. We look forward to seeing this blog succeed.

This blog features French expatriates living in NYC and evolving in the arts and creative industries whether it is visual arts, cinema, design, music, dance, fashion, theatre or architecture.

via: French Embassy

Written by Jon Cronin

February 28, 2009 at 23:21

FIAF Presents – Oscar and the Pink Lady

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Thanks to our friend Lili Chopra, FIAF Vice President of. Cultural Affairs, we had the chance to see the preview of this emotional and heart pulling one woman play and there wasn’t a dry eye in the room at the end. This was a beautiful experience not to be missed.

FIAF Presents – Oscar and the Pink Lady
By Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
Starring Rosemary Harris
Directed by Frank Dunlop

Fridays, January 16, 23 & 30, 2009 at 8pm
Saturdays, January 17, 24 & 31, 2009 at 3 & 8pm
Sundays, January 18, 25 & February 1, 2009 at 3pm

[Harris] radiates an effortless grandeur.” —The New York Times

Internationally renowned actress Rosemary Harris stars in this tour-de-force by award-winning French author and playwright Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt. Helmed by esteemed director Frank Dunlop, this mesmerizing adaptation of Schmitt’s Oscar et la dame rose is sure to touch audiences both young and old.

In Oscar and the Pink Lady, Tony® and Emmy® award-winner Harris tackles an array of memorable characters, among them Oscar, a ten-year-old patient in the cancer ward of a hospital. She also brings to life his friends, his family, and of course Granny Pink, a candy striper of sorts whose wit, compassion, and indomitable spirit transform the lives of those around her. Granny Pink’s observations are by turns funny, touching, and profound, and Harris’s luminous performance is ultimately a celebration of life.

Rosemary Harris is best known to today’s younger generation of moviegoers as Spider-Man’s Aunt May, but her illustrious career spans decades and crosses borders and genres. Her many Broadway credits include Edward Albee’s All Over in 2002, which garnered her an OBIE Award. In 1960 she helped Ellis Rabb found his theatre company, The Association of Producing Artists (APA), and in 1966 won a Tony® for The Lion in Winter. She also received a Golden Globe® for the television series The Holocaust, and an Emmy® for Notorious Woman: The Life of George Sand.

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Written by Jon Cronin

January 22, 2009 at 18:29

Fused – French-US Exchange in Dance

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The French-US Exchange in Dance program, known as FUSED, melds the French and American dance communities by fostering dialogue and exchange, consolidating professional relationships and spawning choreographic innovation. This multi-year program introduces choreographers and performers whose works have not yet – or rarely – been seen in the partner country.

The FUSED program offers grants to U.S. and French non-profit presenting institutions willing to pledge to a new bilateral dance project with possibilities for residencies, commissions, and/or touring the work of at least one choreographer/performer from the partner country. Co-productions between presenters are encouraged

More info: FACE

Written by Jon Cronin

January 22, 2009 at 18:03