Move over Brooklyn, soon French parents and Francophiles will have more options in NYC — there is a burgeoning French community in Washington Heights!
The first indication that the French community is growing is the push the create a dual language french program in Washington Heights (District 6). For more information: Check out their FB page: www.facebook.com/groups/DLPWAHI
There is a preschool program coming to the Y in the Fall! For more information click here.
If they are successful in bringing a French DLP to the area, I suspect this list will surely keep growing! As I was unsuccessful in bringing a French DLP to Astoria, I wish my friends in Washington Heights the best of luck! More programs mean bilingualism wins!
Coming in the Fall, the Y will have a French preschool program! Click here for more information.
Discover all things French in Washington Heights
Here are some resources if you’re a French family looking for more enrichment opportunities for your little ones, and more!
Saturday Stories / Histoires du Samedi (toutes les 2 semaines)
Hosted by Sophie Aska at the Inwood Branch of The New York Public Library, 4790 Broadway
Saturdays (every other week), from 11 AM – 11:30 AM
French class for Toddlers
Age 2-3 on Saturdays at 10am in Inwood starting April 2 for 10 weeks. It is a French discovery class for toddlers from age 2 to 3 years old (non-French speakers are welcome). For more info, please email Sonia Gautier: firstname.lastname@example.org
Get French books!
The Inwood Branch of The New York Public Library, 4790 Broadway, has a large selection of French books!
WHERE TO EAT:
The Pandering Pig restaurant – 209 Pinehurst Avenue
The Pandering Pig offers French inspired cuisine mixed with a Northern Californian flair. The menu included French specialties like Boeuf Bourguignon, cheese boards, and a great selection of French wines.
Frank’s Market 807 W 187th St
Large selection of French products where you will find brands like meat products 3 Petit Cochons and d’Artagnan, St Michel cookies and a large selection of cheeses.
Vines on Pine wine store – 814 W 187th St, New York, NY 10033 –
Great selection of French wines, Champagne and liquors.
Buunni Coffee: 213 Pinehurst Avenue (at 187th Street)
Great croissants and coffee.
Eizenshtein Bakery – 2541 Amsterdam Ave
Macarons & other French Pastries
PERFECT FOR A DATE:
The Cloisters 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park,
The Cloisters offers a great selection of French medieval art and architecture.
Do you have any more French finds in Washington Heights?
Leave them in the comments so we can update the list!