Francophonie! : Celebrating the Month of French Cultures 2013


Come and join us to celebrate the diversity of the French-speaking world!

Francophone cultures will be celebrated throughout the world during March 2013.

From the shores of North Africa to the coasts of Québec and from Haïti to New Hampshire, you will travel through many cultures, but the common language is French! The Consulate General of France in Boston and its partners have organized numerous events from March 1st to 31st all across New England. For complete information on the whole program of events, visit the official site of the Fête de la Francophonie.

Voyages en Francophonie, 2nd edition - March 2, 2013

JPEG At the Newton Cultural Center from 10am-5pm

Visit the francophone regions and countries of several continents in one day! Come with your family to eat, read, listen, play in French. Exhibits, dance, concerts, recitals, games, encounters with artists, publishers and chefs, country stands…

Daylong program:

- Country stands selling culinary specialties
- Books and subscriptions for sale (Bourse aux livres+ Ecole des Loisirs et Bayard/Milan Presse)
- Games, crafts, coloring, face painting ….
- Exhibit of paintings by francophone artists
- Creative writing workshop for children

Special events:

- Workshops for children and for adults/teachers on French-language literature for young people, presented by L’Ecole des Loisirs
- African dance show and dance class for children by the Silimbo D’Adeane West African Dance & Drum Company
- Haitian dance show with la compagnie Arc-en-Ciel
- Mini-concerts
- Readings and book signings with francophone writers
- Recital of poems by master Haitian story-teller Charlot Lucien
- Marionette-making workshop for children

Newton Cultural Center, 225 Nevada Street, Newton

Website for the event:
Presented by Education Française Greater Boston, with the support of the French Consulate General of France in Boston.


Scientific Breakfast - March 12th, 2013

As part of the Fête de la Francophonie, the Consulate General of France in Boston and the partners of the “Café des Sciences” invite you to join fellow students, researchers, and entrepreneurs for “un Petit-déjeuner scientifique.”

JPEG Join us for a light breakfast and an enlightening presentation in French by guest Sylvain Gioux, the leader and principal investigator of the Biomedical Optics and Engineering laboratory at the Center for Molecular Imaging of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Gioux’s talk will be titled, “When the Invisible becomes Detectable: Surgery of the Future.”

This event is presented in partnership with the French-American Chamber of Commerce of New England, Hubtech21, the Québec Delegation, Swissnex Boston, and the CCEF, as well as with the support of the French Cultural Center of Boston.

Where: French Cultural Center
53 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA 02116

When: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 – from 8:30 to 10:30AM

Find more information and RSVP now on the Café des Sciences website

Official Francophone Soirée of Boston: Mais Oui! Vol.III - March 13, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013, from 9pm to 2am
279 Tremont Street
Boston, MA

This year, the official Francophone soirée of Boston will take place on March 13, 2013 at Royale, kicking off at 9pm with the French beats of DJ Jean Michel Carlone (coming straight to Boston from Nikki Beach Club in New York). Join us for this annual evening of elegance and fun, as well as the chance to socialize with French, American, and other “international” students and young professionals from the area!

21+ - No Cover - Cash bar

This event is presented by the Consulate General of France in Boston, the French Cultural Center of Boston, the Consulate General of Canada, Delegation of Quebec, and Swissnex Boston.

Francophonie Film Festival - March 2013

A series of French speaking films (with English subtitles)
Celebrating the Month of French Cultures 2013

-  March 7, 2013 at 7pm - L’enfant d’en haut (Sister) by Ursula Meier

- March 14, 2013 at 7pm - Aujourd’hui (Today) by Alain Gomis

- March 21, 2013 at 7pm - Les amours imaginaires (Heartbeats) by Xavier Dolan

- March 28, 2013 at 7pm - Toussaint Louverture by Philippe Niang

Presented by the Consulate General of France in Boston and its partners: The Consulate General of Haiti, The Consulate General of Switzerland/Swissnex Boston, the Quebec Government Office and the French Cultural Center of Boston.

All film screenings will take place at:
Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 734-2501
Price: $ 5.00

For information on the films and showtimes:

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For ticket reservations please visit

Annual Francofête Celebration at the Providence Art Club - March 23, 2013

JPEG The Alliance Francaise of Providence along with the American Association of Teachers of French, the Museum of Work and Culture, the French-American School and the French Consulate in Boston is organizing the annual Francofête at the Providence Art Club with world-class singer and musician Eric John Kaiser.

Cash Bar / Hot Buffet ($30 entrance fee).

Learn more about Eric John Kaiser here.
Click here to see the full invitation.

Supported in part by the Consulate General of France in Boston.

Flag Raising Ceremonies

JPEG Join us for a special ceremony as we raise the official Francophone flag!

Save the date for your state, and look out for more information to come.

New-Hampshire: March 18, 2013 from 1pm-2pm at the State House

Massachusetts: March 19, 2013 from 3:30 - 5pm at the State House

Maine: March 20, 2013 at the State House, time TBD

Rhode-Island: March 21, 2013 at the State House, time TBD

Vermont: March 28, 2013

Last modified on 07/03/2013

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