Fête de la Rentrée

A Fall Open House Celebration
Monday, September 13–Wednesday, September 15, 2021


This September, FIAF joins in celebrating New York City’s cultural renaissance with Fête de la Rentrée, a series of free events that highlight FIAF’s wide range of educational and cultural offerings.

Catch a screening of Peppermint Soda to kick off a new CinéSalon series featuring a few of director Wes Anderson’s favorite French films. Join us at the FIAF Gallery for the opening of a highly-anticipated solo show by artist Alix Le Méléder. Enjoy a Sunset Dance Party at Le Bain at The Standard. Learn French in fun trial classes offered for all ages, get 10% off fall French courses, get 10% off one-year FIAF Memberships, and stop by the Haskell Library to borrow books and more in person!

Reserve your free tickets below.




CinéSalon

Peppermint Soda

Diabolo Menthe

Online: Tuesday, September 14–Monday, September 20, 2021

In Person: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Introduction by Sean Price Williams

Dir. Diane Kurys, 1977
In French with English subtitles

A quintessential coming-of-age film, Peppermint Soda captures a year in the life of two adolescent sisters at an all-girls school in France in 1963. Together, they experience a rapid-fire onslaught of firsts during a time of political protest and social change.

Exhibition

Alix Le Méléder
Works 1995–1998

On View
September 14–October 8, 2021

FIAF Gallery


FIAF and Zürcher Gallery present a solo exhibition of works by French artist Alix Le Méléder. The compositions of Le Méléder’s works made between 1995 and 1998 become gradually emptier—and their oblique brush strokes more neo-expressionistic.

Party

Sunset Dance Party at Le Bain

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
5–10pm

Le Bain at The Standard


Featuring DJ Duo Each Other (Justin Strauss & Max Pask) and DJ Camille BWR

FIAF is thrilled to partner with discothèque Le Bain for a dance party to welcome back our community and celebrate the re-opening of New York City! Dance the night away to French music by the exciting DJ duo Each Other and DJ Camille BWR at a sunset event on one of New York’s most iconic rooftops.

Good News!

Library Reopening Celebration

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 11:30am–7:30pm

2nd Floor, FIAF Manhattan

FIAF’s beloved Haskell Library is the leading French library in the US, and has been operating on a grab & go basis this last year. Join us on September 14 in the Library to celebrate the long-awaited return of in-person browsing and lending.

Learn French

Fall Open House for French Classes for All Ages

Monday & Tuesday, September 13 & 14, 2021

In Person at FIAF / Online

New to FIAF? Take a free trial French class and get a taste of our fully immersive courses led by outstanding native French speaking teachers. Stop by FIAF or call 646-388-6612 on the Open House days to save 10% on your fall session class!

Special Offer

Get 10% Off FIAF Memberships

Discount available Tuesday & Wednesday, September 14 & 15, 2021

In Person at FIAF & Online

Membership is available at a range of levels. Each comes with a specific selection of benefits including free French films at CinéSalon; discounts on talks with leading intellectuals, performances by trailblazing artists, and food and wine events; access to our onsite and digital libraries, and much more.