Upcoming Events

CinéSalon Series

Burning Bright:
New French Filmmakers

Tuesdays, May 7–June 25, 2019
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers has become an annual highlight at FIAF. This year, we showcase recent noteworthy films by nine exciting young filmmakers, including seven US and NY premieres.

Stand-Up

Blanche Gardin
BONNE NUIT BLANCHE

US Premiere
Monday, June 17, 2019 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

The hottest female comedian on the French comedy scene today, Blanche Gardin, makes her North American debut at FIAF with her Molière Award-winning new show BONNE NUIT BLANCHE. Don’t miss this hilarious show in French!

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CinéSalon Series

Summer of Michel Legrand
with Melissa Errico

Tuesdays, July 2–July 30, 2019
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Tony-nominated actress and singer Melissa Errico pays tribute to her mentor, the great French composer Michel Legrand, with some of his most celebrated films. Join us for a special post-screening Q&A with Errico on July 16, and a Michel Legrand karaoke on the closing night.

Bastille Day 2019

FIAF’s Bastille Day Celebration

Sunday, July 14, 2019
12–5pm

Celebrate Bastille Day at New York’s liveliest summer fête — join us for a festive afternoon of French food, wine, culture, and entertainment on 60th Street, from Fifth Avenue to Lexington Avenue.

Bastille Day 2019

Champagne, Cocktail, and Jazz Party

Sunday, July 14, 2019
1:30–3pm • 3:30–5pm
FIAF Skyroom

Celebrate Bastille Day in style in the FIAF Skyroom! Champagnes and cocktails from Besserat de Bellefon, Delamotte, Michel Gonet, and Pol Roger will be served along with treats from Jacques Torres Chocolates, Ladurée, and Maman Bakery. The Avalon Jazz Band will perform live music.

Bastille Day 2019

Win Prizes at FIAF Bastille Day

Sunday, July 14, 2019
Drawing at 5pm

FIAF’s Bastille Day celebration on Sunday, July 14 will feature a fabulous prize drawing with over 50 prizes including the grand prize: A Luxury Escape to Cannes for Two!

Young Audience Program

Various Dates

New York City students from all five boroughs are invited to experience the best of French cultural and educational programming at FIAF through films, performances, and concerts. Study guides and post-show Q&As create an engaging learning experience.

Events in Montclair

Various Dates

Join us in Montclair, New Jersey for wine and conversation evenings, exhibitions, and film screenings for families presented by FIAF Montclair.

Hosted by FIAF

NEXT STOP

Wednesday April 10, 2019 at 7pm
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 4:30pm & 7pm

NYC Department of Education Theater Program presents NEXT STOP, an original musical created by inspired and creative public school teens from the All IN(clusive) All-City Theatre Ensemble. A team of professional theater artist educators guided the teens as they created this original work.

France eMOTION
A Digitally Animated Exhibition

June 4–June 14, 2019

Embark on an animated journey through some of France’s most iconic sites and monuments including the Arc de Triomphe, Musée du quai Branly, and more. France eMotion features 35 original pieces that come alive through augmented reality and inspire viewers to (re)discover France’s rich heritage.

Cultural Event

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
4pm & 7:30pm
Followed by a wine and beer reception

Told entirely through Michel Legrand’s lilting songs, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg launched the angelically beautiful Catherine Deneuve to stardom. Directed by Jacques Demy.

Cléo from 5 to 7

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
4pm & 7:30pm
Followed by a wine and beer reception

Agnès Varda, eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer (Corinne Marchand) set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy.

The Thomas Crown Affair

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
7:30pm
Followed by a Q&A and wine and beer reception

A bored millionaire (Steve McQueen) and an insurance investigator (Faye Dunaway) play a complicated cat-and-mouse game with romantic undertones as he schemes to rob a bank. Directed by Norman Jewison.

Singer and actress Melissa Errico will take part in a Q&A following the screening.

Bay of Angels

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
4pm
Followed by a wine and beer reception

Marking the second collaboration between Jacques Demy and Michel Legrand, this precisely wrought, emotionally penetrating romantic drama is a visually lovely but darkly realistic investigation into love and obsession.

Vivre sa vie

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
4:00pm & 7:30pm
Followed by a wine and beer reception

Vivre sa vie was a turning point for Jean-Luc Godard and remains one of his most dynamic films, combining brilliant visual design with a tragic character study.

The Young Girls of Rochefort

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
7:30pm
Followed by karaoke and a wine and beer reception

Twins Delphine and Solange, a dance instructor and a music teacher (played by real-life sisters Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac), long for big-city life; when a fair comes through their quiet port town, so does the possibility of escape. Directed by Jacques Demy.

Please join us after the screening for Michel Legrand Karaoke.

Donkey Skin

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
4:00pm
Followed by a wine and beer reception

In this lovingly crafted, wildly eccentric adaptation of a classic French fairy tale, Jacques Demy joins Michel Legrand and Catherine Deneuve for a third time, following the successes of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Les Demoiselles de Rochefort.

Performances

PROTOTYPE Festival
Stinney: An American Execution

Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 5pm
Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 3pm
Post-Show Talk on Saturday, January 12

Based on a true story, Stinney: An American Execution, a bold new opera by Frances Pollock, examines racial and social divides in a small town in South Carolina and the terrifying consequences it had on a fourteen year old black boy.

The Heart
Réparer les vivants

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
7:30pm

Don’t miss a special 300th performance of acclaimed French actor Emmanuel Noblet’s Molière Award-winning adaptation of Maylis de Kerangal’s international best-seller. A poetic medical masterpiece, The Heart is a stirring race against time that unfolds over a 24-hour deadline to transplant a human heart. In French with English supertitles.

Blanche Gardin
BONNE NUIT BLANCHE

Monday, June 17, 2019 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 7:30pm

The hottest female comedian on the French comedy scene today, Blanche Gardin, makes her North American debut at FIAF with her Molière Award-winning new show BONNE NUIT BLANCHE. Don’t miss this hilarious show in French!

At the Library

Practice your French in the FIAF Library!

Zero faute!

Tuesdays at 6:30pm
June 11

Hone your listening comprehension skills with dictée, the classic exercise in writing correct French.

Homework SOS

Wednesdays, 5:30–7:30pm
June 12

Come to the library for free help with your language questions!

Faites vos jeux!

Thursdays at 6:30pm
June 13 —Taboo

Team up with fellow members and students to practice your French while playing fun games en français.

Papotons!

Tuesdays at 6:30pm
June 4, 2019 Canceled

Casual and relaxed drop-in sessions to practice and improve your French conversational skills.

Petits potes

Thursday, 10:30–11:15am
May 23 & 30

Drop in, drop out to this relaxed library story hour and playtime for toddlers ages 1-4.

Cercles de lecture

Thursdays at 6:30pm
Advanced Beginner A2 • Jun 6

Explore French literature while honing your language skills in monthly book groups at the Library.

FIAF First Tuesdays

On the first Tuesday of each month, FIAF invites members, students, and friends to our Skyroom for an opportunity to converse in French over a glass of wine.

Rendez-Vous:
Valentine’s Day Theme

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
6:30–8:30pm

Join fellow French-speakers of all levels at FIAF for Valentine’s Day themed-games and a wine tasting presented by Gabriella Fine Wines.

Rendez-Vous: Fromage Edition

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
6:30–8pm

Join fellow French-speakers of all levels at FIAF for conversation, a special cheese and wine tasting, and fromage-themed trivia!

Rendez-Vous: Member Night!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
6:30–8pm

On May 7, we’re celebrating Member Night at FIAF First Tuesday! Join us for conversation en français, wine, and the CinéSalon screening of Love Blooms featuring a Q&A with director Michaël Dacheux. Members AND their guests can attend for free!

Rendez-Vous: Les Voyages

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
6:30–8pm

Join fellow French-speakers of all levels at FIAF for a special travel-themed evening with wine and games!

Kids & Family

Petits potes

Thursday, 10:30–11:15am
May 23 & 30

Drop in, drop out to this relaxed library story hour and playtime for toddlers ages 1-4.

Events in Montclair

Join us in Montclair, New Jersey for wine and conversation evenings, art exhibitions, and film screenings for families.

Festinema Junior 2019

Monday, March 11– Sunday, March 17, 2019
Press & Teacher Screenings: February 19–21

Festinema Junior, a French film festival and educational program geared toward children and teens will present screenings from March 11 to 17 for families and school groups at Montclair Film, Montclair Public Library, and Montclair Art Museum (MAM).

Rendez-Vous in Montclair:
Special Francophonie Edition

Friday, March 15, 2019
6–9pm

FIAF Montclair invites you to a special Francophonie edition of Rendez-Vous! Preview artist Serge Hamad’s new exhibition, dance to live performances by Dan Zanes & Claudia Eliaza and Violette, and enjoy wine and delicious Haïtian snacks while you mingle en français.

Serge Hamad
Temporal Perception

March 15–April 11, 2019

FIAF Montclair presents Temporal Perception, a new exhibition by French-Algerian artist Serge Hamad. Meet the artist at the opening reception on Friday, March 15, from 6-7pm.

FIAF Montclair
Spring Open House

Sunday, March 24, 2019
1–4pm

Join us at our spring open house in Montclair — enjoy free French classes for all ages and save on memberships and upcoming spring and summer classes.

Rendez-Vous in Montclair

Friday, April 12, 2019
6–9pm

Kick off your weekend with an evening of art and mingling en français at FIAF Montclair. Join us for the opening reception from 6-7pm for Crime Against Nature, a new exhibition by artist Gwenn Seemel, and then stay to practice your French (all levels) at Rendez-Vous from 7-9pm.

Gwenn Seemel
Crime Against Nature

Opening Reception
Friday, April 12, from 6-7pm

On view through May 9

FIAF Montclair presents Crime Against Nature, a new exhibition by artist Gwenn Seemel. Meet the artist at the opening reception on Friday, April 12, from 6-7pm.

Works On Paper I

May 10–June 6, 2019

Featuring three New Jersey-based artists—Debrah Block Krol, Jennifer Markovitz, and Michelle Tomasso—Works On Paper I showcases unique works in a variety of media.

Rendez-Vous in Montclair

Friday, May 10, 2019
6–9pm

Kick off your weekend with an evening of art and mingling en français at FIAF Montclair. Join us for the opening reception from 6-7pm for Works On Paper, a new exhibition by artists Debrah Block Krol, Jennifer Markovitz, and Michelle Tomasso, and then stay to practice your French (all levels) at Rendez-Vous from 7-9pm.

Works On Paper II

June 7–September 13, 2019

Featuring three New Jersey-based artists—Benedetta Balsimelli, Nanci Iovino, and Martha Kelshaw—Works On Paper II showcases unique works in a variety of media.

Rendez-Vous in Montclair

Friday, June 7, 2019
6–9pm

Kick off your weekend with an evening of art and mingling en français at FIAF Montclair. Join us for the opening reception from 6-7pm for Works On Paper, a new exhibition by artists Benedetta Balsimelli, Nanci Iovino, and Martha Kelshaw, and then stay to practice your French (all levels) at Rendez-Vous from 7-9pm.

Bastille Day Party in Montclair

Sunday, July 14, 2019
5–9pm

Featuring a buffet campagnard with French wines, delicious desserts, a concert by Gumbo Royale, a renowned New Orleans Jazz band, and a chance to win fabulous prizes!

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