voyages en fRancophonie - French Around the World 2017
VEF will take place at Cary Hall, in Lexington, MA
March 11th, 2017 - 11 am till 3 pm
Voyages en Francophonie is a French Language Festival organized by efgb and Lexington-Antony Sister Cities Working Group from Lexington Tourism Committee in celebration of the Month of Francophonie.
VEF is a fun filled family event for all ages: scavenger hunts, artistic workshops, puppet shows and many more engaging activities are held throughout the day. Bertrand Laurence and Davey the clown will entertain you all day long. With food stalls and stands representing francophone countries, you will have plenty of fun traveling the francophone world with friends and family!
Voyages en Francophonie aims at promoting the vitality of the francophone community in Boston. Visitors can virtually travel to Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, France, Haiti, Lebanon, Morocco and Seychelles, where they can speak with natives who will explain their traditions, discover spices and culinary specialties, and listen to stories and legends.
Window decorating in Lexington
This year we are partnering again with businesses throughout Lexington for a window decorating contest. Associations and artists will decorate store windows with a Francophone theme between March 1st and March 9 th. A panel of juges from the Lexington Center Alliance will juge the windows the afternoon of March 10th. Winners will be announced at Voyages en Francophonie.
Check out the windows of Marcello Salon and MA France in East Lexington to be introduced to some of our participating artists. Lexx and RE/MAX will also participate in this project.
Since 2014, Voyages en Francophonie has taken place in Lexington with the support of Lexington-Antony Sister Cities which is part of the Lexington Tourism Committee.
With the participation of tens of volunteers and professionals, as well as other francophone consulates and associations and the Lexington Public Schools language departments, Early Language School from Sudbury, and close to two thousand visitors, Voyages en Francophonie lets Boston's francophone community showcase their incredible diversity and talent.
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To learn more, click on our previous years' photo albums
Admission: Free with a suggested donation of $15 per family for the whole day!
If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact : firstname.lastname@example.org