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All Things French in Washington Heights

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:


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!

George Washington Bridge


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:

Get French books!

The Inwood Branch of The New York Public Library, 4790 Broadway, has a large selection of French books!


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


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!

Featured pic: Flickr

Diana Limongi
Diana a mom, activist, nonprofit professional, podcaster and writer from Queens, NY. She writes about motherhood, activism, raising my multilingual kids, culture and travel. She and her multicultural family live in Queens, NY.

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