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Open House for Fall Classes + Trivia Party

Sat, Sep 16, 2017 from 10am–5pm

La rentrée = Back to School!

Join us for our Open House for fall classes. Get a taste of learning French at FIAF in free 30-minute themed-classes. Enjoy a full day of fun activities en français for all ages from toddlers to adults.

No prior French required. Free & open to all—invite your friends!


Info Sessions

Fall Class Info

Throughout the day (10am–5pm)

Stop by the information desk on the third floor or the table in the lobby at any time during the day to get answers to all your questions about FIAF's French classes. Teachers will be on hand to help you select and sign up for a class that is perfect for you!

Special Offer
Save 10%* on any class for adults when you sign up during the Open House!

Activities for Children

Fall Fun in French

For ages 1-13

10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm

Free 30-minute fall-season-inspired lessons in French. A great way to get a taste of our year-round classes for children.

Groups: Ages 1-4 / Ages 5-8 / Ages 9-13
A parent / guardian must attend with the 1-4 year olds.

Art & Crafts in French
For ages 6-8

11am, 12:30pm

Kids will learn about celebrated French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle, study her technique, and create their own masterpiece while expanding their French vocabulary. A great way to sample our fall Art & Crafts Club.

Theater in French
For ages 6-17

11:15am (ages 6-8), 12:15pm (ages 9-12), and 1:15pm (ages 13-17)

Give your child a taste of our new fall Theater Club for kids and teens led by French drama teacher and celebrity acting coach Marie-Hélène Brabant. In this free workshop, kids will participate in theater exercises. Some knowledge of French required. (Intermediate or Advanced level)

Storytime in the Library
For ages 2-6

11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm

Head to the Library on the 2nd floor for a fun storytime in French!

Activities for Adults

Essential Travel French

11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm

Learn essential words and phrases for your next trip to Paris!

11:30am–12pm: Shopping on the Champs Elysées
12:30–1pm: Staying in a French Airbnb
1:30–2pm: Dinner in Le Marais
2:30–3pm: Flirting in a bar in Montmartre

These 30-minute classes will be available at the beginner, advanced beginner, and intermediate levels. Our staff will available to help you determine your level.

French Trivia & Wine Party


Claim the title of ultimate Francophile!

Test your knowledge of French language and culture and enjoy a glass of wine. Open to ages 21 and up. No prior French required.

Scavenger Hunt

Throughout the day (10am–5pm)

Discover FIAF in a French-inspired scavenger hunt!

This treasure hunt-meets-puzzle will take you on a quest around the FIAF building to reveal the secrets of New York’s French home. Bring a team or participate on your own for a chance to win one of many fabulous prizes. No prior French required.

Library Tour

Throughout the day (10am–5pm)

Stop by the FIAF library on the 2nd floor for an orientation tour, Culturethèque demonstrations, and a free French magazine giveaway.

All events are free and first-come first-served.

*10% Open House Discount is offered on all FIAF fall classes for adults. Discount is only valid on the day of the Open House. Discount cannot be combined with any other discounts especially the Early Bird discount. Discount cannot be applied to existing registrations. Discount not valid on any children's classes or workshops.


French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
22 East 60th Street, Between Madison & Park Avenues, NYC

Special thanks to Président Specialty Cheeses, St. Michel, and Les Trois Petits Cochons
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