French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF): Your Week at FIAF: French Cuisine Superstars, Summer Kids Programs, Sneak Previews, and Much More!

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The Greats of French Cuisine in NY
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Art de Vivre
First Tuesdays
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Summer French for Kids
Manhattan Classes
Library Programs
Brooklyn Classes/Events
Montclair Classes/Events
FRANCE 24: Trip to Paris!
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Talk & Book Signing
The Greats of French Cuisine in NY

Wed, June 4 at 7pm

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From Jacques Pépin to André Soltner, many French chefs have chosen New York City as the place to pursue their craft.

On June 4, meet some of the great figures of French cuisine in Manhattan, including chefs Alain Ducasse and Anita Lo, along with Maguy Le Coze, co-owner of Le Bernardin, and learn how they have shaken up the culinary scene

Art de Vivre/Talks
  Marc Levy   Tasty Terroirs  

Talk & Book Signing
Marc Levy: Replay
Mon, June 9 at 7pm
Info & Tickets

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


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.

CinéSalon + Special Sneak Previews
  The Rendez-Vous of Déjà Vu   Marin Karmitz  

The Rendez-Vous of Déjà Vu
Tue, June 3 at 4 & 7:30pm
Info & TicketsFree for FIAF Members

Introduced at 7:30pm by author Guy Sorman.
Wine reception following both screenings.
Related: Cinema Workshops at 5:45pm


Special Tribute Screening
Marin Karmitz – A Life at the Movies
Fri, June 6 at 7pm
Info & TicketsFree for FIAF Members

Catch a special screening of Marin Karmitz–A Life at the Movies and enjoy an exclusive conversation with Karmitz himself, one of France’s most important film producers.

  Yves Saint Laurent   A Summer’s Tale  

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

Watch as a young Yves Saint Laurent transforms into one of the most important names in haute couture in this captivating story about the making of an icon.


Special Sneak Preview
A Summer’s Tale / Conte d’Eté
Wed, June 18 at 7:30pm
Info & TicketsFree 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.

FIAF First Tuesdays

FIAF First Tuesdays
June 3Free for FIAF Members!

CinéSalon: The Rendez-Vous of Déjà Vu
4 & 7:30pm, Florence Gould Hall

Meet the Author: Alexander Lobrano
6–7pm, Haskell Library (sold out)

Free French Workshops
6:15 & 7pm, 6th Floor

6:30–8:30pm, Le Skyroom

Membership Offer
  Membership Promotion  

Become a FIAF Member & Take Home
a Basket of Delicious Cheeses!

Last chance! Join FIAF in May and receive a basket of cheeses, including Roquefort Société, a rich and creamy Président Camembert, and a crumbly Valbreso feta.

Join or renew with code “FROMAGE14” by May 31

French for Toddlers, Kids, and Teens in Manhattan
  Workshops for Kids   Summer Programs for Ages 1-17  

Upcoming Workshops for Toddlers

Les petits artistes (ages 2–4)
Sat, 1:30–2:30pm • June 7, 14, 21
Toddlers create paintings and sculptures, while being introduced to works of art from around the world. The last workshop includes a visit to the Met Museum.

Les petits chefs (ages 2–4)
Wed, 3–4pm • June 4, 11, 18
Thu, 9:30–10:30am • June 5, 12, 19
Toddlers discover the flavors of the season by making sweet & savory treats at hands-on cooking workshops.


Summer Day Programs
for Toddlers, Kids & Teens

June 16–August 29
One, Two, and Four-week Sessions!
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!

Groups also offered for Native French-Speakers.
Multiple-session and sibling discounts available.

French Classes & Workshops in Manhattan
  French Classes   French Classes  

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

Spring Workshops
Cinema/Film, Tue, June 3, 10 & 17
Grammar, Sat, June 7
Phonetics, Mon, June 16


Summer Classes in Manhattan
June 30–September 19
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. Need to learn French faster? Take a 2-week immersion class and cover multiple levels quickly. Prefer a slower pace? Take a 5 or 10-week class. Check out specialized courses like Etude d’une oeuvre littéraire, and more!

Library Programs
    New Acquisitions List
April & May 2014

Check out great new titles: latest best-sellers, DVDs, books for kids, and more.

View list of items recently acquired by the Library.


Library Programs for Kids

à petits pas: Story Hour (ages 2–3)
Thu, June 5 at 11:30am

L’Heure du conte (ages 3–6)
Thu, June 5 at 3:45pm


Library Programs for Adults

Cercles de lecture (Advanced Beginner A2)
Thu, June 5 at 6:30pm: Michel Strogoff by Jules Verne

Faites vos jeux ! Scrabble
Thu, June 12 at 6:30pm

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
View Info & Make a Reservation

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
View Classes & Register

For the first time, FIAF will offer summer classes in Brooklyn. With 5 and 10-week regular French classes, as well as Conversation & Grammar classes, it’s easy to find the perfect class to fit your summer plans.

New Jersey Classes & Events
  Marc Levy in NJ   French Classes in NJ  

Talk & Book Signing in Montclair
Marc Levy

Fri, June 6 at 7pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens
Info & Tickets

France’s best-selling novelist Marc Levy comes to Montclair to present his new thriller Replay. Followed by a book signing and a glass of wine. In English.


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

June 30–September 8
View Classes & Register

Adults have the choice of convenient 5 and 10-week classes, while kids (ages 5-10) and teens (ages 11-17) can enjoy French immersion and cultural fun over 1 or 2-week sessions throughout the summer.

Special Offer
  France 24  

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Around Town
Discount for Members New York Philharmonic Anthology Film Archives

Free Week of TV5MONDE
for Verizon FiOS Customers

May 23–June 2

Just in time for the French Open, enjoy free TV5MONDE through June 2. Get the best of French language films, news, sports, lifestyle shows, and more on FiOS® TV channel 1771. Sign up at or call 1-800-Verizon.


New York Philharmonic
May 28–June 7
Tickets & Info


Anthology Film Archives
Marcel Hanoun Retrospective
May 29–June 5
Tickets & Info

FIAF Members pay Anthology Member price—only $6!

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