Your Week at French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF): Lafayette Premiere, Diana Vreeland on Film, Bonnes vacances Workshops, and Lots More!

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Hermione Project

World Premiere: Wed & Thu, Apr 22 & 23 at 7:30pm
Benefit Dinner by Chef Daniel Boulud: Wed,
Apr 22 at 9:15pm

Discover the incredible story of the Marquis de Lafayette who sailed to America at age 19 as a volunteer soldier and became the youngest general in George Washington’s army. This new play celebrates the historic return to America this summer of the Hermione, an authentic reconstruction of Lafayette’s 18th-century ship. Enjoy a talkback with playwright Ian Curteis, director John Michael DiResta, and actors Paul-Emile Cendron and Becca Ballenger following each performance. Performed in English. Suitable for ages 12 & above.

Get $25 performance tickets with code SM25.
If you are 26 or younger, use code ID26 for $15 tickets.

Read More  •  Buy Performance Tickets  •  Buy Benefit Tickets

Fashion at FIAF
CinéSalon • Haute Couture on Film
Diana Vreeland:
The Eye Has to Travel

Tue, Apr 21 at 4 & 7:30pm

Before Anna Wintour, there was Diana Vreeland. This captivating documentary paints an intimate portrait of the 20th century’s greatest arbiter of style.

Introduced by co-director Lisa Immordino Vreeland at 7:30pm. Free wine after screenings.

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Fashion at FIAF • Talk & Book Signing
Kate Betts
My Paris Dream

Mon, May 11 at 7pm

Kate Betts, former fashion editor at Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, will discuss her formative years as a stylish young writer in Paris. Get an inside look at the alluring world of fashion in the 1980s through her new memoir. Moderated by Michael Boodro, editor in chief of Elle Decor. Followed by a Q&A and book signing.

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World Nomads Tunisia Weekend
Fri, May 8
Concert: Sonia M’Barek

Sat, May 9
Documentary: 7 ½
Talk: An Homage to Abdelwahab Meddeb
Film: Le Challat de Tunis
Best of Tunisia Artisan Market

Sun, May 10
Tunisian Mother’s Day Brunch & Market

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Pop-Up Store to Benefit FIAF
Shop Chic with Jacadi
Wed, Apr 22 from 9am–6pm

Shop Jacadi’s must-have styles up to 60% off. Pick up clothes and gifts for children ages 0–14. A portion of the proceeds will benefit FIAF programs.

View InfoFree & Open to the Public

Learn French this Spring
Bonnes vacances !
One-Day Immersion Workshops

Saturdays, 9:30am–4:30pm

Prepare for your trip to France! Learn phrases you’ll need for real-world situations and French customs and habits. Each workshop includes a delicious lunch at Fig & Olive, Le District, or Rôtisserie Georgette. Beginner to Intermediate levels.

Learn MoreRegister

Additional Workshops

Beginner A1 level
Mon, Apr 20: Phonetics

Intermediate B1 level & above
Tue, Apr 21: Acting in French
Fri, Apr 24: Slang

Advanced B2 / Expert C1/C2 level

Thu, Apr 23: Regions of France – Normandie
Fri, Apr 24: Wine – Les blancs de Bourgogne / Loire

French for Toddlers, Kids, and Teens
Upcoming Spring Workshops

Wed, Apr 22, 29: Cooking (ages 2–4)
Thu, Apr 23 / Fri, Apr 24: Music (ages 2–4)
Sat, Apr 25: Yoga (ages 3 & 4)
Sat, Apr 25: Art (ages 4–6)
Sat, Apr 25: Photography (ages 11–14)

Summer Day Camps & Classes
Ages 1–17 • Jun 15–Aug 21

Send your child to FIAF for an unforgettable summer of fun and learning—all en français ! Activities change each week and feature exciting themes. Save with our 10% multiple-session and 5% sibling discounts!

Browse ProgramsRegister Online

Programs at the Haskell Library
Programs for Kids

Tour de pages (ages 4–5)
Thu, Apr 23 at 4pm
Stories and games in French.

Les petites histoires du samedi
Saturdays, 11:30am (ages 4-6) / 1:15pm (ages 2-4)
Stories from favorite children’s books in the library and the Storyplay*r digital platform.

Programs for Adults

Homework SOS New!
Wednesdays, from 6:30–7:30pm
Get help on your French homework.

Cercles de lecture (Advanced Beginner A2)
Thu, May 7 at 6:30pm
Discuss Maigret et la jeune morte by Georges Simenon at our popular monthly book club.

Become a Member!
Membership Promotion Enjoy Delicious Gifts from Babeth’s Feast

Celebrate the start of spring with a FIAF Membership and in addition to all the perks of membership, get a $20 gift certificate, a tarragon chicken entrée, and a chocolate lava cake, courtesy of Babeth’s Feast.

Join or renew by Apr 30 (code COOLFOOD)

TV5MONDE Special Offer
Get Three FREE Months of TV5MONDE

TV5MONDE is the leading French language channel with over 250 million subscribers worldwide. Practice your French while enjoying daily newscasts, subtitled films and series, entertainment & cultural programs, documentaries, and sports coverage—right from the comfort of chez vous !

Subscribe by May 6 with promo code FIAF.
Call 855-209-8333 or sign up online.

View Offer Details & Subscribe

Around Town
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Tribeca Film Festival
World Premiere:
À 14 ans (Being 14)

Opens Apr 18
Info & Tickets
International Financial Forum 2015
Apr 20
Info Register
(login:invitee / password:usmarkets)
Entraide Française
Young Talents 2015 Benefit Concert
Apr 23
Info & Tickets
Japan Society
Michiko Godai
Yokohama Rosa

Apr 25 & 26
Info & Tickets
French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)


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