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
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

September 30, 2017

Conversation chez la famille Brown.

5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Join us for informal conversation in French on any

topic for the first hour.

For members only.

RSVP to afnewportri@gmail.com


October 12, 2017

Harp Concert presented by Arilyn Mitchell of Newport.

French favorite musical selections for the harp.

At The Redwood Library, Newport

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Event is free for members of The Alliance Francaise of Newport and members of The Redwood Library.

Guest fee $15

Reservations are necessary. RSVP to afnewportri@gmail.com.


November 16, 2017- a Thursday

A very special Wine Tasting Event!

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m

Hall of Fame Tennis Club

21 Memorial Avenue

Newport, RI

Members’ Lounge

We will sample some great wines and will learn about pairing them with cheeses.

Pricing and other details available soon.

Reservations are necessary. Space is limited.RSVP to afnnewportri@gmail.com

December 4, 2017-a Monday

La fête de St. Nicolas

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

Edward King House

Newport, RI

Event is free for Alliance members. $15 guest fee

January 6, 2018 

La fête des Rois

2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The French Confection

72 East Main Rd., Middletown, RI

A Bistro lunch complete with les galettes!

Event is $30 for Alliance members. $35 for non-members


February 11, 2018

Movie afternoon with The Alliance.

The Portsmouth Free Public Library

2658 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, RI

“La Cage aux Folles” 1978 version in French with English subtitles.

2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Event is free and is for members only.


March 11, 2018

Presentation by French Commandant at the Naval War College.

“The Sun Never Sets on France”

The Portsmouth Free Public Library

2658 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, RI

2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Event is free and open to the public.  Reserve a space via email at afnewportri@gmail.com


Listed below are Alliance events from the previous year:

September 18, 2016

Conversation chez la famille Brown
Special Guest: Captain Yann Cariou of the Hermione
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

October 23, 2016

Talk about the prehistory, caves, architecture
and gastronomy of the Dordogne Region
Portsmouth Free Library, Portsmouth
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

November 13, 2016

Talk about “Les Filles de Roi”
Presented by: Norman Deragon and Sylvia Bartholomy
American-French Genealogical Society
Portsmouth Free Library Portsmouth
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

December 2016

December 5, 2016
La fête de St. Nicolas, The Edward King House, Newport

January 2017

January 8, 2017
Brunch celebrating la Fête des Rois
French Confection, Middletown, RI

January 24, 2017

French classes begin
Salve Regina University, Room 120, O’Hare Academic Center

March 5, 2017

Commandant Christophe Charpentier, the French Commandant at the Naval War College in Newport RI, will make a presentation about the islands of Brittany in French with Q&A in French and English. This event is open to the public.
Salve Regina University, DiStefano Lecture Hall, Antone Academic Center, 56 Lawrence Avenue, Newport, 2:00  p.m.

March-April 2017

French Film Festival at Salve Regina University, Newport
Festival passes for all films and receptions are $35. Tickets for individual weekend films are $15; weeknight films are $10. Tickets and festival passes are available online or at the door. All films will be screened on campus in the O’Hare Academic Center’s Bazarsky Lecture Hall at the corner of Ochre Point Ave and Shepard Ave. All receptions will take place at that same location. A discussion follows the screenings.

Opening night: Sunday, March 26, 4:00 p.m.
La cour de babel (School of Babel)
Wine and Cheese Reception to follow

Tuesday, March 28, 7:00 p.m.
Valley of Love with special guest Valéry Freland, Consul General of France in Boston

Thursday, March 30, 7:00 p.m.
Hippocrate/Hippocrates (Diary of a French Doctor)

Sunday, April 2, 3:00 p.m.
Loin des hommes (Far From Men)
preceded by a coffee and pastry reception at 2:00 pm

Tuesday, April 4, 7:00 p.m.
Chocolat (Chocolate)

Thursday, April 6, 7:00 p.m.
Les adieux à la reine  (Farewell, My Queen)

June 10, 2017

Summer Party Chez Vienne

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Champagne Reception for Anges/Archanges

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Party for all Alliance Francaise members

There is no charge for this event. It is for members only.

July 14, 2017

Bastille Day Celebration

5:00 p.m. Laying of Wreath at Rochambeau statue in King Park Newport

6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Special Lecture and Reception with wine and canapés.

at Seamen’s Church Institute

18 Market Square, Newport

Celebrate at this beautiful and historic site by the water.

$20 for members  $25 for non-members


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