French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) Newsletter 5/10/2014

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Wine Tasting on May 15
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Highlight of the Week

Wine Tour de France
The Secrets to Drinking Top French Wine in NY

Thu, May 15 at 7pm

View Wine List  •  Buy Tickets

New York’s best sommeliers share expert tips on choosing great wines, whether from wine lists in restaurants or in a shop. Tasting features a flight of six wines paired with delicious breads and a selection of cheese and charcuterie. In English.

Presented by Pascaline Lepeltier, Rouge Tomate Beverage Director; John Ragan, Union Square Hospitality Group Wine Director; and Bernard Sun, Jean-Georges Management Beverage Director.

Family Saturdays
  Family Saturdays
Family Saturdays
Family Saturdays

FIAF Family Saturdays
Sat, May 10
Recommended by The New York Times!

Just in time for Mother’s Day, join us for a special Family Saturdays. Enjoy music, dance, French film, and more!

Performance: Books Cook!
Buy Tickets • 11am • Ages 5–8
Beloved American books and French songs spring to life inthe newest production from Broadway director Elizabeth Swados (Runaways).

CinéKids: The Red Balloon & White Mane
Buy Tickets • 1:30pm • Ages 6+
Enjoy two classic French short films! In The Red Balloon, a balloon leads a little boy on an adventure through Paris. The White Mane tells the touching story of a young fisherman’s friendship with an untamable stallion.

Library Open House & Story Time
3-4:30pm • Ages 3–5
Explore the Library’s collection of French children’s books for all ages. Story Time begins at 3:30pm.

French Children’s Book Sale
Buy French children’s books for all ages at a discount.

Cultural Events

La Loi du marcheur


The Exercise Was Beneficial, Sir
La Loi du marcheur

Wed & Thu, May 21 & 22 at 7:30pm
Info & Tickets

Performed by Nicolas Bouchaud
In French with English supertitles

A smash hit from the Théâtre du Rond-Point!

Libération film critic Serge Daney’s passion for film and his favorite western, Rio Bravo, unite onstage. As the late journalist’s life and wit unfold, an homage to filmmaking and its enduring impact on our lives emerges.

  Les misérables (Part I)   Le bonheur  

Les misérables (Part I)
Tue, May 13 at 4pm
Info & Tickets • Free for FIAF Members

Wine reception following the screening.

Raymond Bernard, 1934. B&W. 109 min.
In French with English subtitles.
Part of French Cinema’s Secret Trove, Curated with Cahiers du Cinéma

Related: Film appreciation workshop at 5:45pm


Le bonheur
Tue, May 13 at 7:30pm
Info & Tickets • Free for FIAF Members

Introduced by sex therapist Esther Perel.
Wine reception following the screening.

Agnès Varda, 1965. Color. 79 min.
In French with English subtitles.
Part of French Cinema’s Secret Trove, Curated with Cahiers du Cinéma

Related: Film appreciation workshop at 5:45pm

  The Greats of French Cuisine in NY   Tasty Terroirs  

À table
The Greats of French Cuisine in NY
Wed, June 4 at 7pm
Info & Tickets

Meet chefs Alain Ducasse and Anita Lo, along with Maguy Le Coze, co-owner of Le Bernardin, and learn how they have shaken up the New York culinary scene.


Wine Tour de France
Tasty Terroirs
Thu, June 12 at 7pm
Info & Tickets

Discover how place influences taste during this wine and cheese pairing exploring the concept of terroirs. Enjoy six wines, delicious breads, cheese, and charcuterie.

Special Event
  Sell, Invest, or Live in France  

Free Conference & Cocktails
Sell, Invest, or Live in France

Tue, May 13, from 6-8pm
View Info • RSVP: [email protected] / 646 388 6693

Find your dream pied-à-terre in Paris, Saint Tropez, or the French Alps! A panel of experts will offer insight into the French real estate market and will help you create a successful investment strategy.

French Classes & Workshops
  Spring Workshops   French Classes  

One-Day Workshops
in Manhattan

Grammar, Sat, May 10, 17, 24 & 31

Phonetics, Mon, May 12 & 19

Cinema/Film, Tue, May 13, 20, & 27

Idiomatic Expressions, Fri, May 16

Bon Voyage Immersion, Sat, May 17

Slang, Fri, May 30


5½-week Accelerated Classes
May 14–June 23
Browse Classes & Register

Beginner to Expert level classes are offered twice a week (Mon & Wed / Tue & Thu) in the morning (10am–1pm) and evening (6pm–9pm) in Manhattan.

2-week Immersion Classes
May 27–June 6 / June 9–20
Browse Classes & Register

Two-week immersion classes are offered daily Mon–Fri in the morning (10am–1pm) in Manhattan.

  Workshops for Kids   Summer Programs for Ages 1-17  

Spring Workshops for Kids

Les petits chefs (ages 2–4)
Wednesdays, 3–4pm
May 14, 21, 28 • June 4, 11, 18
Thursdays, 9:30–10:30am
May 15, 22, 29 • June 5, 12, 19

Les petits artistes (ages 2–4)
Saturdays, 1:30–2:30pm
May 10, 17, 24, 31 • June 7, 14, 21

Les artistes (ages 5–6)
Tuesdays, 4–5pm
May 13, 20, 27 • June 3, 10, 17


Summer Day Programs
for Toddlers, Kids & Teens
June 16–August 29
Open for Registration!
Browse Programs & Register

Send your young explorateurs on a journey of French discovery with day programs led by experienced teachers and guest artists. Full of fun activities like cooking, yoga, museum visits, and more!

Classes offered in Manhattan and Montclair, NJ.
Groups also offered for Native French-Speakers.

Multiple-session and sibling discounts available!

Library Programs
  Library Programs for Kids   Library Programs for Adults  

Library Programs for Kids

Contes et confettis (ages 3–6)
Thu, May 15 at 3:45pm

à petits pas: Story Hour (ages 2–3)
Thu, May 22 at 11:30am

L’Heure du conte (ages 3–6)
Thu, May 22 at 3:45pm


Library Programs for Adults

Faites vos jeux ! Taboo
Thu, May 15

Cercles de lecture (Advanced B2)
Thu, May 22: La Calèche, Jean Diwo

Cercles de lecture (Advanced Beginner A2)
Thu, June 5: Michel Strogoff, Jules Verne

Membership Offer
  Membership Promotion  

Take Home a Delicious Cheese Basket!

Become a FIAF Member or renew your Membership by May 31 and receive a basket of cheeses, including Roquefort Société, a rich and creamy Président Camembert, and a crumbly white Valbreso feta.

Join or renew with code “FROMAGE14” by May 31

Around Town
  New York Turkish Film Festival   New York Red Bulls  

The American Turkish Society
13th New York Turkish Film Festival

May 16-25
SVA Theatre
Buy Tickets


New York Red Bulls
Red Bulls vs. Chicago Fire

Sat, May 10, starting at 7pm
Red Bull Arena
Buy Tickets

Use promo code PQ14 to get discounted tickets!

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