Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 16, 2019

What:   “American Samurai in France: Japanese Americans Liberate Bruyères-en-Vosges, October, 1944”

                  Presented by Dr. James T. McIlwain, Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience, Brown University.

                 This is the story of the U.S. 442 Regimental Combat Team composed largely of Japanese-Americans who liberated villages in the Vosges region of France during World War II.

Where:  The Redwood Library

                 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI

When: Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m

Cost: This event is free to members of The Alliance Française of Newport and members of The Redwood Library.

RSVP:  Reservations are necessary.

                RSVP by May 9, 2019 to

Sunday, May 19, 2019

What: An Afternoon of Pétanque!

Pétanque is a quintessential French sport which has its roots in Provence and is now being played in Newport.

Where: At an Alliance member’s home in Newport

When: Sunday, May 19th, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

Cost: This event is free to members of The Alliance Française of Newport.

RSVP:  Reservations are necessary. 

RSVP by May 14th to to reserve a space and to obtain details about the location.

Other: Wine and pastries will be provided!

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

Thursday, June 6, 2019

 What: Celebration of the completion of the Rochambeau Monument

Where: King Park, 

               Wellington Avenue, Newport, RI

When: Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 5:30pm

Please plan to join us as we celebrate the special bond between the people of France and The United States over the centuries on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. 

This event is open to the public!

Monday, July 15, 2019

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

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