Summer’s here, at least for the French-American organizations in Austin:
– The Austin French Public School Project promoting the idea of French-English dual language education in the Austin area public schools concluded a semester of outreach efforts by taking part in the first African night at Afro-American music venue Kenny Dorham’s Backyard on Friday.
– The Capital of Texas French-speaking welcome organization Austin Accueil held its end of year potluck picnic on Sunday, following its last Café Accueil of the year a week ago.
– Jean-Jacques Rousseau French immersion school (soon to be followed by French curriculum school Austin International School and French after school Education française Austin) opened French-speaking summer camps season on Monday.
– Last week French American Business Council of Austin happy hour and Monday InterFrench networking event concluded a busy spring for French-speaking and francophiles businesses and professionals in Austin.
June is a more quiet month focused on preparing Bastille Day celebrations (next month) for the French in Austin. But there are still many opportunities to speak French and celebrate all things French in Austin in June, starting with an Alliance française apéritif tonight at Cover 3.
The art of Eric Débris (on which I recently wrote for FrenchMorning.com) is still exhibiting at the Romani Gallery (12th and Chicon) until Saturday closing ceremony from 7 to 10PM, and I stongly invite those who haven’t seen his pictures yet to check them out at this beautifully installed exhibit.
As part of French in Austin’s French Fridays, I propose that we celebrate Fête de la Musique (held on June 21st in France) by listenning to Eric Débris aka DoctorMix music on Friday the 19th at Aviary Decor.
And in the meantime, we will have the opportunity to watch a live stream of the ceremony making Austin’s sister city in France, Angers, the official French hub for the internet of things on June the 12th. A French breakfast will be served at Freescale, which is hosting the event. Details on the French American Business Council of Austin’s website.