French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) Tasty Terroirs Wine Tasting, Marc Levy, Summer Camps for Kids, and More

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Wine Tour de France
Tasty Terroirs

Thu, June 12 at 7pm

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Discover how place influences taste during this wine and cheese pairing exploring the concept of terroirs. Tasting features a flight of six wines paired with delicious breads and a selection of cheese and charcuterie.

Wine List • NV Chassenay d’Arce Cuvée Rosé Champagne • Domaine Hubert Brochard Sauvignon Blanc, 2012 • Domaine Weinbach Cuvée Theo Gewurztraminer, 2012 • Domaine de la Charmaie Nuits Saint George 1er Cru “Rue de Chaux”, 2004 • Domaine La Bastide Exuberance Corbieres Rouge, 2010 • Chateau Gaudin Pauillac, 2006

Art de Vivre/Talks
  Marc Levy   Talk & Book Signing
Marc Levy: Replay
Mon, June 9 at 7pm
Info & Tickets

France’s best-selling novelist Marc Levy presents his thriller, Replay on the occasion of its release in English. Enjoy a glass of champagne after the talk.

CinéSalon + Special Sneak Previews

CinéSalon • NY Premiere
Tue, June 10 at 4 & 7:30pm
Info & Tickets • Free for FIAF Members

Electronic musician Quentin Dupieux’s debut film, set in the future, follows a gang of “cool” kids obsessed with facelifts and a violent version of cricket. Both screenings will be followed by a free wine reception.

  Yves Saint Laurent   A Summer’s Tale  

Special Sneak Preview
Yves Saint Laurent
Wed, June 11 at 7:30pm
Info & Tickets • Free for FIAF Members

Watch as a young Yves Saint Laurent transforms into one of the most important names in haute couture!

Complimentary Makeover from YSL Beauty, 5-7pm!


Special Sneak Preview
A Summer’s Tale
Conte d’Eté

Wed, June 18 at 7:30pm
Info & Tickets • Free for FIAF Members

Never before released in the U.S., this “beautiful and bittersweet romantic comedy” (Variety) is part of Eric Rohmer’s acclaimed series Tales of the Four Seasons

Visual Arts
  Stéphane Kossmann  

Stéphane Kossmann
Black & White Carpet

Closes June 14
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Enjoy Stéphane Kossmann’s unique celebrity images of stars at the Cannes Film Festival from the last 26 years.

French for Toddlers, Kids, and Teens in Manhattan
  Summer Fun in French  

Summer Fun in French Day Camps
Ages 5–10
June 23–August 15 • One & Two-week Sessions
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Send your explorateurs on a journey of French discovery! Children will explore the sounds, flavors, customs, cultures, and wonders of our planet, all without leaving New York. Groups available for native French speakers.

  Workshops for Kids   Programs for Teens  

Programs for Toddlers

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

à petits pas Mini Summer Fun
Ages 3 & 4 • June 16–August 1 • One-week Sessions

Workshop: Les petits artistes
Ages 2–4 • Sat, 1:30–2:30pm • June 7, 14, 21

Workshop: Les petits chefs
Ages 2–4 • Wed, 3–4pm • June 4, 11, 18
Ages 2–4 • Thu, 9:30–10:30am • June 5, 12, 19


Programs for Teens

French Immersion Classes
Ages 11–17 • June 16–August 22 • Two-week Sessions
Soar to success with FIAF! Teens new to French will build a solid foundation. Native speakers will re-enforce their skills. Combine academic study with fun activities!

Cultural Fun & Discoveries
Ages 11–14 • June 16–July 25 • Two-week Sessions
An exciting program of unique experiences, tailor-made for teens! Students will meet artists, visit museums, cook tasty treats, and practice spoken French.

French Classes & Workshops in Manhattan
  French Classes   French Classes  

Spring Immersion Class
June 9–20 • Mon–Fri, 10am–1pm
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Complete a full level of French in just two weeks with FIAF’s French immersion classes in Manhattan.

Spring Workshops
Bon Voyage, Sat, June 7
Cinema/Film, Tue, June 10 & 17
Idiomatic Expressions, Fri, June 13
Phonetics, Mon, June 16


Summer Classes in Manhattan
June 30–September 8
Two, Five, and Ten-week Sessions!
Browse Classes & Register

Plan your French staycation! All your favorite classes are offered with even more flexibility over the summer. Take a two-week immersion class and cover multiple levels quickly. Prefer a slower pace? Take a five or ten-week class. Check out specialized courses like Etude d’une oeuvre littéraire, and more!

New Jersey Classes
  French Classes in NJ   Summer Classes for Adults, Kids,
and Teens in New Jersey

June 30–September 8
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Adults have the choice of convenient five and ten-week classes, while kids (ages 5-10) and teens (ages 11-17) can enjoy French immersion and cultural fun over one or two-week sessions throughout the summer.

Brooklyn Classes & Events
  Rendez-Vous in Brooklyn   French Classes in Brooklyn  

Rendez-Vous at Provence en Boite
Thu, June 12, from 7–9pm
Provence en Boite, 263 Smith Street, Brooklyn
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Join us for Rendez-Vous in Brooklyn and enjoy a fun evening of conversation en français, delicious wines, and tasty amuse-bouches.


Summer Classes in Brooklyn
June 30–September 8
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For the first time, FIAF will offer summer classes in Brooklyn. With five and ten-week regular French classes, as well as Conversation & Grammar classes, it’s easy to find the perfect class to fit your summer plans.

Library Programs
  Library Program  

Faites vos jeux !
Thu, June 12 at 6:30pm
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Team up with fellow FIAF Students and Members to practice your French while playing fun games en français.

Membership Offer
  Membership Promotion  

Win Two Airline Tickets to Anywhere in the U.S. or the Caribbean!

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


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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

MK2 Expanded:
Another Idea of Cinema in the City

Sun, June 8, UnionDocs Center
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With Marin Karmitz & Elisha Karmitz in a post-screening discussion with Dan Nuxoll (Rooftop Films). Followed by a cocktail courtesy of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.


French-American Chamber of Commerce (FACC)
23rd Annual Tennis Tournament
Thu, June 12, West Side Tennis Club
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Play in the tournament or watch the matches and enjoy champagne & dinner! FIAF Members & Friends save up to $50. Choose FACC-Member price at time of purchase.


20,000 Days on Earth:
An evening with Nick Cave

Mon, Aug 4, Florence Gould Hall
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Advance screening of 20,000 Days On Earth, the documentary on musician Nick Cave. Followed by a talk and rare solo piano performance by the rock legend.

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