French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) First Tuesdays Meet & Speak 6:30-8:30PM

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Date(s) - 10/03/2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

FIAF (Alliance française)


Cover Photo © WhereNYC

What’s up?  Whether you are a native speaker, aspiring learner or just want meet new people, the French Institute Alliance Française invites you to sample French-immersion classes, wine and canapés.

Damage? Free for members (open to the public – not sure what the price is, but it’s cheap!)

FIAF (c) Brittany Buongiorno

FIAF (c) Brittany Buongiorno

Parlez-vous français?  A fantastic way to meet other Francophiles after work and chat over a glass of wine and nibble from a cheese plate. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an absolute beginner. All are welcome to tour the library, attend a sample class or head up to the lounge for wine and hors d’œuvres.

Meeting new faces at FIAF, 2015 © WhereNYC

Meeting new faces at FIAF, 2015 © WhereNYC

If you decide to become a member of the Alliance française, I would highly recommend you take advantage of the summer 10% discount promotions. They have a fantastic library, a movie theatre and regularly hold events in addition to offering classes.

Spirikal says:

  • Attire? Casual / or business casual. Be clean and presentable.
  • Business cards are a must.
  • Travel lightly. Coat check not always available.
  • Don’t be intimidated. If you’ve never taken a French class, this can be fun for everyone and the instructors are charming and encouraging. And the location is fantastic!
  • Nightcap recommendations: One or two glasses of wine are never enough so I’ve got a couple spots that I sometimes hit. All are with 5 minutes walking distance.
  1. The Bar Room 117 E. 60th Street. New York, NY 10022. btwn. Lexington & Park. Almost hidden but beautiful interior with a full bar tons of craft beer, wines and spirits. Great burgers!
  2. Fig & Olive 808 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10065 (lower level) Mediterranean-inspired cuisine with full bar.
  3. The Jeffrey Craft Beers and Bites – It’s great to see a little craft beer elegance in Midtown East with this Bohemian and comfortable boozer!
  4. Mon petit café 801 Lexington Ave, (by 62nd St) New York, NY 10021 (212) 355-2233  Unabashedly French-classic with great desserts.
  5. The Plaza Hotel Food Court by Todd English 1 W 59th St, (5th Ave) New York, NY 10019 basement level, everything imaginable is available with seriously good options. Unfortunately, crowded and with limited seating.
  6. The Regency Bar on Park Av. 540 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065 (by 60th St)
    (212) 759-4100 – a high end bar with an endless wine/ spirit selection. Cozy and old school elegance. I really love this spot because it’s quiet, staff are polite and you feel like you’re a high stepper.