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Barnes & Noble Bookstore
22nd & 6th in Manhattan,
Phone: 1-212-727 1227
     Free French conversation group, 4pm twice a month, call to confirm when.

French Institute/Alliance Française
22 E. 60th Street
Phone: 1-212-355-6100
     Offers French classes. Ongoing film festival Tuesday afternoons and evenings. Tickets: $7, $5.50 students, free for members.
Conversation groups, cultural events and more.

[email protected]
     An information site for the New York francophile community. Typically, J.F. members (people on the e-mail list), meet at least once a month.

L'Eglise Française du Saint Esprit
109 East 60th Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 1-212 838-5680
     "A French-speaking Episcopal congregation, open to all who wish to worship and pray in the French language or who simply enjoy French life and culture. Services in French, with many of the materials translated into English.
     "Wednesday evenings, a Bible study group meets at 6:00 pm in the church. Sundays services begins at 11:15 am, and free French lessons are offered at 10:00 am. There are two groups, one of which is for beginners, and the other focusing more on conversation."

Maison Française at Columbia University
515 West 116th Street, MC 4990
New York, NY 10027-7017
Phone: 1-212-854-4482
On the second floor of Buell Hall, just east of Low Library (walk east from the 116th Street and Broadway subway stop). We recommend their free French conversation 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays (September - May, while Columbia University is in session). Usually includes a native speaker. The Maison has other cultural events and lectures, some in French. $35 annual membership required for ongoing participation.

Maison Française at New York University
16 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 1-212-998-8750
Website: maison.[email protected] 
     "Through its rich and varied program in the areas of French culture and civilization, La Maison Française has played a major role in the flow of intellectual currents and ideas between France and the United States."

New York City Francophone
     Many interesting and useful links.

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Online Language Learning Resources, Dictionaries, etc.


Online Newspapers, Magazine, Books, etc.

Publications Française Online


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Radio & TV - NYC Broadcasts and Online

, Channel 75 on Time Warner Cable, sometimes shows French films, usually with subtitles.  Also has other programs in French, each repeated several times during the week. Bouillion de Culture and Canapé are discussions of various topics from literature, film and life. Features artists, authors, film directors and others. No subtitles provided with
Bouillion de Culture.

French News, Radio France Internationale, WNYE, 91.5 FM
Weekdays: 6:30 - 7:10 a.m., 10 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Sat/Sun: 6:30 - 9 a.m., 11 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Le Journal de France 2 TV News, with subtitles, channel 25, 7 days a week, 7 - 7:30 p.m.

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French Embassy
     Includes cultural info and events.


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