Fête de la Rentrée 2021

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

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!



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.


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.


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.