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Following last year’s success with close to 50,000 visitors, the embassies of the 27 EU member states and the Delegation of the European Commission in Washington will, for the third year, open their doors to the public and invite you to enjoy the diversity and richness of European culture.

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2009
Time: 10am to 4pm
Place: The Embassy of France in Washington D.C

Like last year, you will be able to travel across Europe in a single day for free, thanks to a complimentary shuttle service to all participating embassies departing from Dupont Circle, Farragut North and Cleveland Park Metro stations.

The Embassy of France will welcome you, your family and friends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and feature children's workshops, mini French lessons, and the opportunity to sample French music and cuisine, among other events.

You will have the opportunity to meet members of each department (diplomatic, commercial, cultural, scientific, military, transportation, air and space technologies, etc.) and for the first time the Chancellery, which will present a 10-minute video, documenting the nature of the diplomats' work and their perspectives on diplomatic French-American relations.

Program of the EU Open House at the Embassy of France will also include:

• French cheese from the finest producers
• French wine and soft drinks on the terrace at Le Bistro (cash bar)
• Children's workshops (temporary tattoos and stickers)

Sit down to a full meal at the Embassy cafeteria. Lunch will include an appetizer, main course with side dishes, cheese and baguette, and a delicious dessert from our own in-house pastry chef (wine by the glass or bottle additional charge).

Enjoy a taste of France... right here in Washington DC! We are looking forward to welcoming you!
Leaders for Compassion Concert to Benefit
Heart’s Home Fundation
Mrs. Eliška Žigová
Consul General of the Czech Republic in New York
cordially invites you to the Leaders for Compassion
Concert to benefit Heart’s Home
and to celebrate Europe Day with the European
Consulates-General of New York at the majestic

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2009
Time: 7:00 pm Cocktail & Auction, 8:15 pm Dinner & Concert

The dinner-concert held by «Leaders for Compassion», on May 2, aimed at obtaining proceeds for the international organization Heart's Home USA whose mission is to restore Love and Dignity among the most wounded and affirm the intrinsic value of every human being at all levels of the society through various initiatives in the corporate, political, scientific and artistic spheres.

The event managed to achieve the difficult challenge to gather executives, CEOs and EU officials (including the French consul) and develop at the same time an amazingly warm and friendly atmosphere, notably through the performance of the talented clarinetist David Krakauer. Thanks to the great contribution of ANCO Fine Cheese- among other generous sponsors - the guests enjoyed a delicious dinner prepared by the Chef of the French Consulate who had offered his services for this exceptional occasion.