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.


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.


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.


Sunset Dance Party at Le Bain

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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.