Schedule of Events

February 24, 2019 – Sunday

Movie Afternoon with The Alliance Française of Newport

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Portsmouth Free Library

2658 East Main Rd

Portsmouth, RI

1:30 p.m. 

We will be viewing the 2008 hilarious comedy, “Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis”–“Welcome to the Sticks.” The film will be in French with English subtitles. The film is one of the most popular films ever produced in France.

This French Comedy, directed by Dany Boon and starring Kad Merad, Dany Boon and Zoe Felix, follows the adventures of Philippe and his wife as they deal with a failed job transfer to the French Riviera and end up in a small town in northern France and details their culture shock.

The event is free to Alliance Members. Refreshments will be served.

Please bring an hors d’oeuvre to share if you are able to do so.

RSVP: Reservations are necessary. RSVP by February 18, 2019 to

March 21, 2019

Celebrate the month of La Francophonie!
French Flag raising Ceremony
Sponsored by The League of Francophone Organizations Rhode Island
State House in Providence
3:00 p.m.
Other organizations celebrating the month of la Francophonie: 
The Alliance Française of Providence   –
The Museum of Work and Culture in Woonsocket –
American Association of Teachers of French –  http://www; 
                                       (Nouvelles de Conseil)
Brown University –
French Consulate in Boston –

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Enjoy the French Film Festival at Salve Regina University with members of Alliance Française of Newport. We will sit together as a group.
2:00 p.m. Coffee and Pastry Reception
3:00 p.m. film
Location: O’Hare Academic Building, Bazarsky Lecture Hall,

Ochre Point Ave., Salve Regina University

The film is “L’Atelier/The Workshop.”
An unflinching look at contemporary societal issues.
Link to French Film Festival at Salve:
Ticket price for this film is $15.
Festival Pass for the French Film Festival is $35 which will include this film.

April 7, 2019 – Sunday

Presentation by Emmanuel Dary, French Commandant at Naval War College

2:00 p.m. at The Antone Center at Salve Regina University

56 Lawrence Ave, Newport, RI 02480

Title of Presentation: Solo Ocean Racing–A French Tradition

The presentation will be in French with Questions and Answers in English.

This event is free and open to the Public.

RSVP: Reservations are required.

RSVP by March 31, 2019 to

April 28, 2019

Conversation in French at the Newport home of an Alliance member.
3-5 p.m.
For Alliance members only
Please send email to for more information

May, 2019

Field Trip – TBD

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Wreath Laying Ceremony at The Rochambeau statue
1:00 p.m.
King Park, Newport

Monday, July 15, 2019

Celebration of Bastille Day
Luncheon with a speaker about French history
Conanicut Yacht Club

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