Preview: 934 Conference: Interdit d’Interdire “How May 68 Changed Both Sides of the Atlantic”

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Date(s) - 05/08/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

French Consulate


Cover image: © 934 Conférence

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Heaven on a plateau. Wine and canapés at the reception © WhereNYC

Why you should go. For the 68tard generation, it may feel like yesterday when they took to the streets of France, but even after 50 years, the events of may 1968 are entrenched in France’s collective memory and revolutionary spirit. Join an in-depth discussion with Bernard Harcourt, Professor of Law and Political Science at Columbia University, Jan Barry, co-founder of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War movement, Christelle Dormoy, Political science Phd and co-author of May 68 told by those who lived it, and, serving as a moderator, Clay Risen, Deputy Editor and Op-Ed at The New York Times.

934 Conférence with Chef David Bouley and panel © Consulat de France à New York

What is the 934 Conference?

Guests are treated like royalty and following each event, with champagne and canapés. Although these days they sometimes tend to limit the wine and hors d’œuvres, hospitality shrouded in elegance, nevertheless, still remains at the core of French culture, and you must go to the consulate to experience it.

Useful tips:

  • You must RSVP in advance to attend.
  • Don’t forget to include the name(s) of anyone attending with you.
  • Don’t be late.  Doors open at 6:15PM If you arrive late, you won’t get in.
  • Entrance is by 75th St and 5th Avenue
  • Bring I.D. – it is mandatory
  • Attire? Business, professional with a touch of elegance will do. Gentleman, a jacket, nice, pressed shirt are recommended. You are a diplomat once you enter those doors.
  • Business cards are recommended.
  • Alone or with friends?  Either or.
  • Fancy a nearby night cap or bite to eat?
  1. Mark Hotel   – 77th between 5th and Madison avenues. Channel your inner- bourgeois snob, but the lounge is classy and perfect after an evening of elegance.
  2. Todd English Food Hall at the Plaza you’ll get variety and it’s fun to stroll around this underground space. It can get crowded though.
  3. The Bar Room  – 60th between Park and Lexington.  Great beer, wine and spirits selection. French wine lovers won’t be disappointed here. The food can be mediocre depending on your choice.
  4. Lennox Grill 1105 Lexington Ave (between 77th and 78th), New York, NY 10075 – casual diner with wine and beer
  5. Loews Regency Bar & Grill – Park Avenue between 60th & 61st. Any avid fan of old school, classy hotel bars will love this place. Elegant, historical and not loud.