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May 29
The Barbarity of World-Cities ONLINE EVENT Columbia University, Maison Française

FIAF | Fly Away with Books

Part of Fly Away with Books

Events on this day will be conducted as part of the annual 'Bastille Day' event organized by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF).


1pm: Animal Geography with Lucie Brunellière

Arts and crafts | From age 4 and above

Inspired by the book Deep in the Ocean (La grande plongée, in French). Drawing animals requires documentation and observation, and with Lucie Brunellière you will learn to observe an image, identify geometric shapes, copy them onto paper or use cut out shapes, consider graphic design and textures, and put the finishes touches on an image.

2pm: Full spead Ahead! with Cruschiform

Card game | Suitable for children aged 7-10 years

Inspired by the book Full spead Ahead!, the aim of the game is to rank a certain number of cards as a team, ordering all sorts of vehicles and animals into speed order, i.e. from slowest to fastest. Some animals may surprise you! Does a cheetah run faster than an antelope? Is a falcon faster than a Formula 1 car? Is the Santa Maria Caravel more speedy than a Viking longship on water?

3pm: Pop-up Art with Louis Rigaud or Anouck Boisrobert

Arts and crafts | From age 6 and above

Create a garden-themed pop-up card. After a short presentation of books by Anouck Boisrobert and Louis Rigaud, the two pop-up book authors will show easy techniques to try out, so that everyone can create 3D vegetables and an animated 3D scene, leaving the creations completely open to the imagination.

French Institute Alliance Française
FIAF is an American not-for-profit organization based in the state of New York. Founded at the turn of the 20th century, the French Institute and the Alliance Française de New York initially operated as two separate organizations; the former promoted French arts, the latter the French language. In 1971, they merged to form what has become the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF). Its mission today is to create and offer New Yorkers innovative and unique programs in education and the arts that explore the evolving diversity and richness of French cultures. FIAF seeks to spur new ideas and promote cross-cultural dialogue in partnership with American organizations.

This event is presented in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York as part of its family program Kids Trail.