• Detroit French History Cruise with bilingual narration

    Stroh's River Place Dock

    Detroit French History Cruise with bilingual narration For the third year running, the Alliance Française de Detroit / French Institute of Michigan is offering its historical tour of the French experience at the Strait aboard the lovely Diamond Belle 4 (225 passengers). Cruising along the Detroit River (the region’s “main street” of the 1700s and 1800s), see and learn about the sites of French presence and history while enjoying a relaxing summer boat ride. The tour commentary will be given in both French and English. Bring family and friends! This adventure is ideal for Francophiles, history buffs, and all lovers of the city at the Strait. Ticket Price: $25.00 per person. YOU MUST RESERVE ONLINE https://afmichigan.extranet-aec.com/events/detail/323 OR TELEPHONE Alliance Francaise at[masked]. WE EXPECT TO PRESALE SELL OUT. Parking: Closest address is 201 Joseph Campau at Detroit. Plan $5.00 for self park in parking lot. A Cash Bar will be available to passengers who wish to purchase light beverages, including beer and wine, but no outside food or beverages allowed on board, please.

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  • Champions' Day at the Historical Museum

    Detroit Historical Muesum

    In 1936, the Governor of Michigan declared April 18th Detroit Champions' Day. "It is my earnest wish that citizens of the state will observe the day by a display of flags, banners and pictures of our champions when possible." Yes, Detroit has its own holiday dedicated to celebrating the city and the accomplishments of the people in it. Be a part of the 83-year old Detroit celebration at the Detroit Historical Museum. FREE after-hours access to the entire Historical Museum FREE Food and Drinks! (RSVP in advance to be included in the headcount) including Eastern Market Brewing Company’s specially made Champions’ Day IPA. Detroit sports trivia with prizes! Two presentations on Detroit Sports History 1. The Evolution of Tiger Stadium with Bill Dow, Frank Rashid, John Davids, and Mike Betzold, authors of the book “Tiger Stadium, Essays and Memories of Detroit’s Historic Ballpark” 2. The History of Champions’ Day with Charles Avison, author of several Detroit sports history books including “Detroit City of Champions” See artifacts and sports memorabilia not normally on display including: - The original 34-foot long 1935 Detroit Tigers World Champions Pennant - The Detroit City of Champions’ Plaque that is signed by every U.S. governor in 1936 as well as President Franklin D. Roosevelt All of this will take place in the Historical Museum’s recreation of the Lindell AC – America’s first sports bar – featuring photos and memorabilia from the legendary bar that used to be at Michigan and Cass. The plan is to have drinks available all night. But in the case of a large turnout, please RSVP on this Eventbrite link to reserve yourself a glass as long as you claim it before 6:30pm. https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=57149052354 Must be 21 years of age or older and have the identification to prove it!

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  • Detroit French Christmas Concert/Buffet with Detroit History Talk

    Ste. Anne de Detroit Parish

    Annual Detroit French Christmas Concert and Buffet with Detroit History talk by Dr. Catherine Cangany on “How French Detroit Celebrated Christmas” presented by l’Alliance Française de Détroit Sunday 2 December 2018 at Ste. Anne de Detroit Please join us for the renewal of our annual French Christmas Concert tradition at Ste. Anne de Détroit, the oldest U.S. institution west of the Alleghenies, featuring the Christmas music of the Francophone choir, la Chorale du Tricentainaire de Windsor and accomplished French Harpist Claude Bouly Pellerin of the Conservatoire Royal de Musique de Bruxelles. The concert of French language carols will be followed by a light winter buffet in the historic Ste. Anne de Détroit parish hall including holiday punch, beer and wine and a presentation by Dr. Catherine Cangany, author of Frontier Seaport: Detroit’s Transformation into an Atlantic Entrepôt. $25 - Book online at www.frenchinstitute.org, under “cultural events,” or if necessary by calling AFD/AFIM at (248)[masked] ( AFD is moving around that time). • 3:00 p.m. Christmas Concert in Ste. Anne’s church by the Francophone Chorale du Tricentainaire de Windsor. •5:00 p.m. Luncheon in Parish Hall Salad, French bread open-face sandwiches: London Broil, Chicken or Veggie UPDATE French Canadian split pea soup, Potato/Leek Soup Assorted Holiday Goodies The institution of Ste. Anne de Détroit goes back to the earliest days of the French presence in the region. The current church building next to the Ambassador Bridge was built in 1886 and is the last significant landmark of the city’s founding French community. The chapel of the church is also the final resting place of Detroit’s and Michigan’s great civic leader Fr. Gabriel Richard. Ste. Anne's is the oldest institution in the U.S. west of the Allegheny Mountains, and the only Detroit institution that has operated continuously since the city's founding. La Chorale du Tricentainaire de Windsor is a French language choral group started in 2001 to celebrate 300 years of French life along the strait. Claude Boly Pellerin is an accomplished French Harpist, professionally trained at the Conservatoire Royal de Musique de Bruxelles. The Alliance Française de Détroit/French Institute of Michigan has been promoting the French language and culture in Southeastern Michigan for more than a century.

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  • Detroit French History Cruise with bilingual narration

    Stroh's River Place Dock

    Detroit French History Cruise with bilingual narration For the third year running, the Alliance Française de Detroit / French Institute of Michigan is offering its historical tour of the French experience at the Strait aboard the lovely Diamond Belle 4 (225 passengers). Cruising along the Detroit River (the region’s “main street” of the 1700s and 1800s), see and learn about the sites of French presence and history while enjoying a relaxing summer boat ride. The tour commentary will be given in both French and English. Bring family and friends! This adventure is ideal for Francophiles, history buffs, and all lovers of the city at the Strait. Ticket Price: $25.00 per person To reserve online go to http://frenchinstitute.org/events/2018/06/detroit-french-history-cruise-2/ Parking: Closest address is 201 Joseph Campau at Detroit. Plan $5.00 for self park in parking lot. A Cash Bar will be available to passengers who wish to purchase light beverages, including beer and wine, but no outside food or beverages allowed on board, please.

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  • Champions' Day at the Historical Museum

    Detroit Historical Muesum

    Champions' Day is an annual Detroit holiday on April 18th created in 1936 to celebrate Detroit sports. This year we have an amazing two part night thanks to the support from the Detroit Historical Museum and Eastern Market Brewing Company. 5:30 AT THE HISTORICAL MUSEUM Starting at 5:30, we will be enjoying free museum admission and complimentary beverages provided by Eastern Marketing Brewing Company, including their exclusive "Champions' Day IPA" they created specifically for us! There will also be snacks provided by the museum. Charles Avison, the author of "Detroit: City of Champions" and several other historical Detroit books will be there to go through any part of Detroit's sports history you want to quiz him on. 7:30 DETROIT TRIVIA CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE BREWERY Feel free to stroll in the museum at any time, but at 7:30 we are going to make our way to Eastern Market Brewing Company where Sporcle LIVE will be putting on an hour of Detroit specific trivia and one team will be crowned the 2018 Detroit Trivia Champions. Here is the Facebook event if you want more information and to help spread the word! https://www.facebook.com/events/200762427175012/

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