The FMIA will host its first annual festival on October 21, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in Washington Square Park. The French-themed “Fête Marigny” will combine with our annual fall Walking Tour and the FMIA’s 40th anniversary festivities to offer a complete day of entertainment, education and fun.
As a neighborhood festival, which we hope will become a big annual fundraiser for the FMIA, activities will include a silent auction, a raffle, French food and beverages, a costume contest, artist booths, live music, children’s activities, petanque (French lawn bowling), and more.
We are still accepting contributions of bottles of wine for the raffle’s grand prize: “Wine Cellar”. Please bring your wine donations to the FMIA general meeting on the third Monday of each month or contact Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org for pick-up.
Any Napoleons out there? Marie-Antoinettes? Louis the XIV? Anyone interested in participating in the costume contest or knowing someone who would like to be a contestant is encouraged to contact Marshall prior to the event although walk-ins will be welcome (limp-ins for you hunchbacks of Notre Dame).
Volunteers meet every Friday evening at 6:30 to 7:30 +/- at 624 St. Roch Ave. Anyone interested in working on the festival is free to attend the meetings. Contact Marshall Gries at email@example.com