Past Events

January 5, 2019 – Saturday


What: Fête de Rois

This celebration is a plated luncheon with three menu choices and includes wine, champagne, and music. And, of course, the traditional galette!

When: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Where: Johnny’s Atlantic Resort

240 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown, RI

Cost: $45 for members

$55 for non-members

RSVP: Reservations are necessary.

Checks must be received by December 16th.

RSVP to afnewportri@gmail.com

September 11, 2018 — Classes are now full for fall semester


Fall Semester French Classes Begin!

The Alliance Française of Newport is offering two levels of French language classes beginning September 11, 2018.  There will be a Beginner Course and an Intermediate Course. Classes will be held on Tuesdays through December, 2018 at Salve Regina University and are being taught by a Salve Regina University Professor.

The fee for participants who are Alliance members is $55.

The fee for non-members is $100.

Space is limited, and class registration is on a first-come, first served basis. Payment is necessary before classes begin.

September 20, 2018


What: Kickoff for New Season and Celebration of The Rochambeau Monument Restoration

When: Saturday, September 20, 2018

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Elks Lodge

141 Pelham Street, Newport RI

(Corner of Pelham Street and Bellevue Avenue)

Cost:  $25 for Alliance members (includes 1 glass of wine)

$45 for non-members (includes 1 glass of wine)

RSVP: Reservations are necessary.

RSVP to afnewportri@gmail.com

November 8, 2018, Thursday


What: Wine Tasting- Find a Great Bottle of French wine for under $25!

Bellevue Wine & Spirits owner, John Callaghan, will provide 4 red and 4 white wines and will talk about the various wine growing regions in France. Wines will be paired with an assortment of delicious cheeses from the Aquidneck Meat Market. Bellevue Wine & Spirits will be offering AFN members a 10% discount on bottles of wine and a 15% discount on a case for future purchases.

When:  Thursday, November 8, 2018

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: International Hall of Fame Tennis Club Members’ Lounge

21 Memorial Drive, Newport, RI

(Memorial Avenue entrance to the Members’ Lounge.)

Cost: $15 for members

$25 for non-members

RSVP: Reservations are necessary.

RSVP to afnewportri@gmail.com

November 17, 2018, Saturday


What: Celebration of the Two Year Anniversary of the Alliance Française of Newport’s Saturday Conversation Groups!

The Alliance Française of Newport will celebrate the second year of its Saturday morning Conversation Groups by offering free coffee and French pastries at its weekly Saturday meeting!

The Alliance Française of Newport is affiliated with the Fédération des Alliances Françaises which has nearly 1,500 Chapters in 138 countries worldwide. The organization is dedicated to the study of the French language and to promoting cultural exchange. The Newport Chapter has 145 members. According to Alliance Francaise Treasurer, Smidgie Reid, “Francophiles of all levels ranging from beginners to native speakers gather on Saturday mornings to enjoy coffee and pastries made by a 5th generation French baker/pastry chef. Just hearing French words spoken awakens rusty high school French and gives you the courage to try a few words. Please join us for this Celebration.”

This Saturday morning “drop in” Conversation Group welcomes everyone in a relaxed setting and provides an opportunity for those who love all things French to speak French at all levels!

When:  Saturday, November 17, 2018

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where: The French Confection

72 East Main Road, Middletown, RI

Cost: Free

RSVP: Reservations are not necessary.

December 3, 2018, Monday


What: Fête de St. Nicolas

Join us for a festive celebration!

When: Monday, December 3, 2018

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Where: The Edward King House

35 King St, Newport, RI

Cost: Free for members

$15 for non-members

RSVP: Reservations are necessary.

RSVP to afnewportri@gmail.com

Important Information: Please bring an hors d’oeuvre to share as well as a gift for a local child.