Upcoming Events

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Crossing the Line Festival

Sep 12–Oct 12, 2019

Experience innovative works by compelling French, Francophone, and American artists in six venues across New York City during FIAF's annual arts festival.

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CinéSalon Series

Magnetic Gaze:
Isabelle Adjani on Screen

Tuesdays, September 10–October 29, 2019
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Our fall film series honors one of France’s greatest actresses, lauded for the mesmerizing intensity and sensuality she brings to roles that have inspired multiple generations of directors.

Additional fall programs will be announced August 19.

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

FIAF Fall Open House & Free Classes

Saturday, September 14, 2019
All day from 10am onwards

Join us as we celebrate the start of our fall season! Enjoy free French classes and fun activities and film screenings for all ages. Sip cocktails and then head to a performance of Opening Night featuring Isabelle Adjani, one of France’s most acclaimed actresses. Save 10% on your membership or fall French class when you sign up during the open house.

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!

Papotons!

Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Starts on Oct 2

A casual and relaxed drop in open session to practice and improve your French conversational skills

Petits potes

Thursdays, 10:30-11:15am
Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Nov 7, 14, 21
Dec 5, 12

Toddlers (ages 1-4) enjoy a story hour time with songs and games.

Les petites histoires du Samedi

Saturdays, from 11:30am-12pm
Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 7

A family-style story hour featuring stories from books in the FIAF library collection as well from Storyplay*r, the digital library for kids available on Culturetheque.

Homework Help

Tuesdays 6:30pm
Starts Oct 8

Come to the library for help with your language questions!

Faites vos jeux!

Thursdays at 6:30pm
Starts Oct 10 with Scrabble

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

Zero faute!

Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Starts on Oct 16

Hone your listening comprehension skills in this classic exercise in writing correct French.

Cercles de lecture

Thursdays at 6:30pm
B1 Starts on Oct 17
B2 Starts on Oct 24
A2 Starts on Nov 7

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

Thursdays, 10:30-11:15am
Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Nov 7, 14, 21
Dec 5, 12

Toddlers (ages 1-4) enjoy a story hour time with songs and games.

Les petites histoires du Samedi

Saturdays, from 11:30am-12pm
Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 7

A family-style story hour featuring stories from books in the FIAF library collection as well from Storyplay*r, the digital library for kids available on Culturetheque.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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
5–6pm: Cocktail Hour
6–9pm: Garden Party

Featuring a Cocktail Hour, a New Orleans-inspired buffet campagnard prepared by Michelin-rated chef Nicolas Houlbert and local owner/chef boulanger Arben Gasi, French wines, desserts, a concert by the renowned New Orleans Jazz band Gumbo Royale, and a chance to win fabulous prizes.

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