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July 16, 2015 - Vol. 3, No. 4 

Dear LFNY Alumni,


As summer is in full swing, we hope you all find yourselves enjoying wonderful weather wherever you may be! While the students are away, the Lycée wheels keep on turning and particularly so as we plan a key alumni event on August 8. Be sure to scroll down for more information.


To alumni--both new and old--we miss you, and can't wait to see you back here again this year!


Bien à vous, 


Liam Reilly ('14), guest editor

LFNY teachers and staff performed on the deck of
L'Hermione  while she docked in New York City in early July.


Marc Jensen ('76) Makes a Particular Atlantic Crossing
Marc Jensen

Engineer by trade, LFNY alumnus Marc Jensen recently cast off this title in favor of L'Hermione's wooden decks. A full-scale replica of the Marquis de Lafayette's historic ship was completed this past year and has since traversed the Atlantic and is making its way up the eastern seaboard. 

Fifth grader Yasmeen Kassem-Scott (2023) interviewed Marc about the experience for the LFNY Blog. She and her classmates spent the year learning all about L'Hermione and her times with research projects and a June field trip to tour the ship in Alexandria, Virginia. We hope you had the chance to visit L'Hermione while she was docked in New York City.


Read Yasmeen's interview with Marc.

Joanna Macy ('47) Returned to School with Lessons for Peace
Joanna Macy (third from right) visited the Lycée as part of the Hibakusha Project 

On April 29, 2015, LFNY students of the première were honored to welcome back Joanna Macy ('47), who joined Dr. Arthur Plaza, LFNY parent Véronique Christory of International Committee of the Red Cross and speakers from Hibakusha Stories, an oral history project that aims to educate students about the dangers of nuclear warfare through stories of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and their aftermath. During the moving panel discussion, Nagasaki survivor Yasuaki Yamshita recounted his narrow escape from death. Joanna then shared her experience learning of the disaster as a then-Lycée student on summer holiday, a memory that has shaped both her disposition and life choices. 

Read the article, and watch the complete panel here.



10-Year Reunion - Class of 2005

Saturday, August 8 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Lycée

Class of 2005, take out your calendars. This year, the Lycée will be hosting your ten-year reunion on August 8 on the 2nd-floor patio at the school. As of early July, over half of the class is already planning to attend the event! Thank you very much to Justine Goy for her tireless efforts in arranging and organizing the reunion. 


We encourage all alumni of the class of 2005 to attend!. For more information, please contact either Teresa Putt ( or Liam Reilly (


Thank you!

2015 Spring Alumni Reunion - Photos !

On May 16, LFNY graduates of many classes congregated at The Gordon Bar at 60 Thompson Street in downtown Manhattan for cocktails and conversation. Old friends once again had the pleasure of seeing one another and also to meet the alumni of the numerous other classes. 


"Passeurs de Cultures" - Graduation 2015

Graduating students heard counsel (and much humor) in speeches from each other, and also from Head of School Sean Lynch, French Consul General Bernard Lortholary, and advisor-teachers David Soquet and Margaret George during a moving graduation ceremony on June 11 at the 92nd Street Y. Get a glimpse of the event at these links:




York Wing Update
Light shines through as workers remove the roof at 1416 York Avenue.


Since February, construction teams have been gutting 1416 York Avenue, which will become home to the school's new York Wing, a 19,000 sq-ft extension to house new collaborative spaces, a media lab, and maker space for students, among much more. Work continues on through the summer with a new steel core, flooring and beginnings of a new facade. In short, we're on track for the grand opening in September 2016. Mark your calendars... 

We're Hiring! Seeking Social Media Savvy Writer

Like social media? Love to write? Miss the LFNY? We're looking for a digitally savvy recent college graduate with an eye for a good story. Among the many goals will be working with the communications and development teams to help build our international network of alumni, bilingually, through social media. Interested? Read more, or email Elisabeth King, Director of Communications, at


 Community-Alumni Associate Description.



Class Notes for Fall  
LFNY Magazine

The LFNY wants to stay in touch, and help you stay in touch and on track with your friends and classmates. The Offices of Development and Alumni Relations are creating a class notes section for the fall issue of the LFNY Magazine . In this section, readers will be able to read about big news in the past year (or two) from their old classmates.  Newly married? Relocated to a new city, country? New job?  Let us know what's happening in your life at

Y our thoughts and questions about the LFNY Alumni Program are welcome. Please share them with
Terri Putt, Director of Development, at or +1 (212) 439-3850 .
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