Celebrating French culture and the French way of life
Le 14 juillet dedication at Newport Rochambeau statue
Wreath laid at Rochambeau Monument in King Park, Newport, Bastille Day, July 2016
French Conversation Group at the French Confection – 2018
The French Confection, Middletown RI, Tuesday Morning Conversation Group from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Queen of the fête des rois, January 2017

Schedule of Events

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.

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

February, 2019

Members’ Movie Afternoon – TBD

March, 2019

Special Reception for the French Commandant from the Naval War College

April, 2019

French Film Festival at Salve Regina University

May, 2019

Field Trip – TBD

June, 2019

Celebration of the Completion of the Rochambeau Monument Restoration Project

July 2019

Celebration of le 14 juillet


Click Here to view all Past Events: http://alliancefrancaisenewportri.org/past-events/

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