Bastille Day Festivities

Bastille Day

This year L’Union Française celebrated a delayed Bastille Day on July 27 at the Faubourg St. John Block Party which took  place at Esplanade Avenue and Ponce de Leon Street.  From our booth, we gave out hand fans emblazoned with our logo to the crowd.  Lots of interested francophiles stopped by our table to learn about our fall language and culture class offerings. 

 

 

 

L’Union Française does not discriminate regarding race, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, or sexual orientation.
last updated 8/9/2019

Spring Social Notes

Spring Social 2019

Our Spring Social took place on March 24 at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum and was attended by 36 members and guests.  Liz Williams, founder of the museum, held a cooking demonstration of Creole jambalaya and Bananas Foster in which she explained the French influence on Louisiana cuisine.  Next, during a tour of the museum, Williams pointed out various displays illustrating some culinary and cultural traditions that tied France to New Orleans, particularly in her explanations of coffee and absinthe.  Following the tour, a delicious luncheon was served accompanied by French wines.  

 

 

L’Union Française does not discriminate regarding race, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, or sexual orientation.
last updated 8/7/2019

 

Fête de Noël

2018 Fête de Noël

The annual Fête de Noël was held on Saturday, December 15th and was attended by about 76 members of L’Union Française and their guests as they celebrated the beginning of the Christmas holidays.
The house was festively decorated for the occasion.  President Kay Kerr and First Vice-President Danny Lewis and several of our Board members were present to welcome guests and wish everyone a Joyeux Noël. There was a delicious array of food offerings along with a well stocked bar. We also enjoyed the Cajun music of James DeRoussel and Greg Chanpagne. It was a fine way to anticipate the arrival of Père Noël.

L’Union Française does not discriminate regarding race, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, or sexual orientation.
 updated 1/1/2019

 

300th Anniversary

L’Union Française Fête 300

On Saturday, May 12, L’Union Française hosted an afternoon cocktail party to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the founding of New Orleans. There was an open house with a delightful Jazz band,  “Harmonouche” and many French hors d’œuvres and French wines. Many people, members and friends, came to help us celebrate.

L’Union Française does not discriminate regarding race, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, or sexual orientation.
Last updated 11-17-18

Madame Bovary

Cultural Discussion about Madame Bovary–2018

Come and join us for an interesting lecture on the trial of Madame Bovary’s author, Gustave Flaubert. Bovary was a mid 1800’s young woman seeking a more interesting and romantic life rather than her banal existance where she spends lavishly and enters into a series of disappointing affairs.

This event is coordinated by Roger Vairat, Academic Director of l’Union Française.

Thursday March 15th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm

4522 Prytania Street

Father Peter Rogers will be talking about the famous Madame Bovary novel by Gustave Flaubert.

The lecture will be followed by a Q&A as well as wine, refreshments and snacks.

This event is free of charge. We hope to see you there!

Learn about our organization, French Classes, Culture-Vive la France series and membership in L’Union Française!!

 

Last Update 3/13/18
 L’Union Française does not discriminate regarding race, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, or sexual orientation.

21st Annual FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL

New Orleans French Film Festival, presented by the New Orleans Film Society is offering a great program of films, lectures and live music in partnership with the historic Prytania Theatre, February 23–March 1, 2018.

L’Union Française decided in 2017 to become a sponsor of the French Film Festival, held each year at the Prytania Theatre by the New Orleans Film Society. We are very proud to renew our sponsorship this year. Our logo is displayed on their main French Film Festival page–click here to view it– as well as on the screen between films the entire week. In addition, we are sponsoring an individual film, Ismael’s Ghosts, and a board member speaks for a few minutes about L’Union Française for each of the two times that the film shows. We have five sets of complimentary tickets that we will be giving to our students. Ballots to choose the films were given out to the students in our classes and will be used in a drawing in early February to see who wins the tickets.

As the festival draws near, we are looking forward to the excitement and buzz around this year’s films, and to sharing this year’s program with  growing audiences. Passes are on sale now, members are booking their films, and individual film tickets are on sale to the general public.

An energetic festival trailer has just been released–– click here to view it–– Note, our logo appears at the end!!!

A few highlights from this year’s program are an Agnés Varda retrospective, musical performances by Helen Gillet and others, and the world premiere of the uniquely New Orleans story, Le Grande Remix, which screens in the shorts program. Click here to view the film line-up.

L’Union Française does not discriminate regarding race, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, or sexual orientation.
 updated 1/31/2018