French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) Summer Classes, CinéSalon, Charitybuzz Auction, Bastille Day, WineTasting and More

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Treat Yourself to a Summer à la française !
June 30–September 8
Two, Five, and Ten-week French Classes for Adults

Manhattan Classes • Brooklyn Classes  • New Jersey Classes

Add a little français to your summer! FIAF’s flexible summer classes— regular French courses, specialized classes, workshops, and beyond—have students speaking French from day one. Whether you want a fast-paced immersion or a more leisurely five or ten-week pace, we have options to easily fit your summer schedule.

Don’t wait—start your French adventure with FIAF!

French for Toddlers, Kids, and Teens
  French for Kids   Programs for Teens  

Summer Fun in French for Kids

Fun in French in Manhattan:
Les explorateurs
Ages 5–10
June 23–Aug 15 • One & Two-week sessions
Kids explore the sounds, flavors, customs, and wonders of our planet via different themes each week. Open to all levels of French including native speakers.

Fun in French in New Jersey:
Les explorateurs

Ages 5–10
July 7–Aug 1 • One-week sessions
FIAF’s popular Fun in French program for kids will also be offered in Montclair, New Jersey this year.


Summer French for Teens

French Cultural Fun & Discoveries at FIAF
Ages 11–14
June 30–July 25 • Two-week sessions
Teens will meet artists, visit museums, and cook tasty treats, as they discover Francophone cultures.

French Immersion Classes at FIAF
Ages 11–17
June 30–August 22 • Two-week sessions
Teens new to French will build a solid foundation while native speakers re-enforce their skills.

French Immersion Classes in New Jersey
Ages 11–17
June 30–August 22 • Two-week sessions
Immersion classes for teens will also be offered in NJ.

  French for Toddlers  

Toddler Workshop


Summer French for Toddlers
Toddlers discover French language and culture with FIAF’s fun summer programs in Manhattan featuring stories, arts & crafts, games, songs, yoga, and more!

Mini Summer Fun Day Camps
Ages 3 & 4
June 23–August 1 • One-week sessions

à petits pas Summer Classes
Ages 1–4
July 11–August 29 • Four-week sessions


Fly with Jacadi & FIAF!
Workshop for ages 3–4 at the Air France Exhibition
Fri, June 27, from 3–4pm
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Get ready for take-off! Hear stories in French and English about planes and flying, make and race your own origami paper plane, and enjoy puzzles and quizzes!

Hosted by Air France and Delta Air Lines.
Sponsored by Jacadi.


Goodbye My Love
Tue, June 24 at 4 & 7:30pm
Info & Tickets • Free for FIAF Members

Introduced at 4pm by Nicholas Elliott, film critic.
Introduced at 7:30pm by Richard Peña, Professor of Film Studies at Columbia University.

The third feature from Mia Hansen-Løve is a beautifully rendered coming-of-age story and open look at first love—from its glorious beginning to its painful aftermath, and beyond. Wine reception after both screenings!

Bastille Day Celebration on 60th Street
  Prize Drawing  

Wine Tasting


Bastille Day Prize Drawing
Win Trips to France, Saint Barts,
New Orleans, and More!

$5 for 1 ticket / $20 for a book of 5
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FIAF’s annual Bastille Day celebration and street fair is back on Sunday, July 13—free and open to all.

As part of the celebration, FIAF will hold a prize drawing featuring trips to France, dinners at fine French restaurants, gourmet gift baskets, and more!


Bastille Day Wine Tasting
Grands Vins Tour de France

Sun, July 13 at 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm
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Escape the summer heat and indulge in an exceptional afternoon tasting in our Skyroom featuring 25 of the crème-de-la-crème of French wines and champagnes!

Savory hors d’oeuvres from two-Michelin-starred Le Cirque and Président Specialty Cheeses make this a fabulous addition to your Bastille Day celebration.

Bastille Day in New Jersey
  Bastille Day NJ  

Bastille Day in Montclair, New Jersey
Mon, July 14, from 7–9pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens
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Celebrate Bastille Day with FIAF Montclair at the beautiful Van Vleck House & Gardens. Enjoy food, wine, dancing, and a complimentary prize drawing!

Library Programs
  Summer Reading Contest  

Library Summer Hours


Summer Reading Contest for Kids
Ages 5–12 • June 1–August 31
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Win fun prizes for every four Library books you read and log this summer. A grand prize will be awarded to the child who reads the most books by August 31.


Library Summer Hours

Mon–Thu: 11:30am–8pm
Fri: 11:30am–3pm (June 20–Sept 19)
Sat: 9:30am–3pm (June 21) / Closed (June 28–Sept 20)
Library will close at 3pm on Thu, July 3.
FIAF and the Library will be closed on Fri, July 4.

Membership Offer
  Membership Promotion  

Join FIAF & Win Tickets to Destinations in the U.S., Caribbean, and More!

Join FIAF for a chance to win a trip to your destination of choice in the continental United States, Canada, Mexico, and select destinations in the Caribbean.

Join or renew with code “VOYAGE14” by June 30


Support FIAF on Charitybuzz
Auction closes June 24
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Enjoy a lunch with fashion icon Reed Krakoff, indulge in an exclusive tasting and master class with Jacques Torres, discuss great wines over dinner with Eric Asimov (New York Times Chief Wine Critic), and more!

Around Town
  Film   Film   Talk   Film  

Cultural Services of the French Embassy
The Women
on the 6th Floor

June 20 at 8:30pm
Tompkins Square Park
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Free and open to all!


Cohen Media Group
Le Chef

Opens June 20
The Paris Theater
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La French Touch Conference
June 26 & 27
AXA Equitable Building
Buy Tickets

Special Offer: 20% discount with code fiafLFTC


Entertainment One
U.S. Release on July 4
Village East Cinema
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Tickets will be on sale on the Village East Cinema website soon.

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