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Event Schedule for Winter 2018


Reservations are required for all events; please note start times and locations

Feb 6
6:00 PM
  Beaux Arts Cinema Presents
The Beaux Arts Alliance begins this season's tribute to our favorite city with the cinema classic Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen's 2011 paean to the City of Light. Though the film features actors Owen Wilson, Kathy Bates, Marion Cotillard, and others, its real star is La Ville Lumière. Popcorn (and wine) will be served..

Church of the Resurrection Undercroft
119 East 74th Street (Park & Lexington)   map
This area is NOT handicapped accessible.

$20 members of BAA, $25 non-members. Payment required in advance.


Mar 6
6:00 PM
  Paris Before It Is Too Late
Illustrated talk by David Garrard Lowe. From his days in Paris during WWII through the early 1970s, photographer André Ostier sought to document a fleeting Old Paris by capturing its people, buildings, and the special moments of the city he so admired. In his latest book, Paris Before It Is Too Late, Paris-based photography historian Thomas Michael Gunther has curated a selection of 60 of Ostier's vintage images never before published. Mr. Lowe will talk about both the photographer and the era, the last in which Parisian grandeur mattered. Reception and book sale in the Undercroft to follow.

Church of the Resurrection
115 East 74th Street (Park & Lexington)   map
The undercroft is NOT handicapped accessible.

$35 members of BAA, $45 non-members. Payment required in advance.

Apr 24
6:00 PM
  April in Paris Soirée Musicale
We can't think of a better place to be in April, but if your schedule does not allow a trip to Paris, join us for a sophisticated soirée in a private residence in a legendary Central Park West landmark for the next best thing. Pianist Kathleen Landis, vocalist Jean Brassard, and raconteur David Garrard Lowe will whisk us to the city of our dreams via song and anecdote. Parisian chic attire.

$150 members; $175 non-members.
Payment required in advance. Location provided with reservation.

May 9
6:00 PM
  Paris Without Skyscrapers
Illustrated lecture by Mary Campbell Gallagher. Many people are unaware that as part of a massive program of real estate speculation called Grand Paris, the City of Paris and the French government plan to surround the beautiful low rise city with massive skyscrapers. They argue that the full reinvention of Paris will make it more modern and competitive. Join Mary Campbell Gallagher to see images of the planned interventions and to learn how the world is voicing its opinions. Dr. Gallagher is founder and president of the International Coalition for the Preservation of Paris, ICPP, and she serves on the board of the Beaux Arts Alliance. She has edited ICPP's new collection of essays Paris Without Skyscrapers: The Battle to Save the Beauty of the City of Light, in both English and French, published in cooperation with SOS Paris. Reception and book sale in the Undercroft to follow.

Church of the Resurrection
115 East 74th Street (between Park & Lexington)    map
The undercroft is NOT handicapped accessible.

$35 members; $45 non-members.

Jun 2
9:00 AM-
6:00 PM
  A Day in Greenwich, Connecticut
It may not be the Bois du Boulogne, but Greenwich has much to offer the Beaux Arts enthusiast. We plan to visit The Bruce Museum and the historic Bush-Holley House. Lunch will be at the private Water Club on the Mianus River. Our guide will be Greenwich native and Beaux Arts Alliance Board member Helen Hamilton.

Motor coach will leave from
119 East 74th Street at 9:00 AM    map
(between Park & Lexington)
Return at approximately 6:00 PM

$140 members; $160 non-members.


Reservations and payment are required in advance for all programs.

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