Buffalo-Lille Association

Buffalo-Lille Association Citizen Diplomats Building Bridges

The Buffalo-Lille Association is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation. It operates under the auspices of Sister Cities International, a citizen diplomacy network creating and strengthening partnerships between the United States and international communities in an effort to increase global cooperation at the municipal level, to promote cultural understanding, and to stimulate economic development. Sister Cities leads the movement for local community development and volunteer action by motivating and empowering private citizens, municipal officials, and business leaders to conduct long-term programs of mutual benefit.

Mission: *Develop municipal partnerships between Buffalo and the Euro District Lille-Courtrai-Tournai. *Provide opportunities for city officials and citizens to experience and explore French and American culture through long-term community partnerships. *Create an atmosphere in which economic and community development can be implemented and strengthened. *Stimulate environments through which communities will creatively learn, work, and solve problems together through reciprocal cultural, educational, municipal, business, professional, and technical exchanges and projects. *Collaborate with organizations in the United States and the Euro District which share similar goals.

Improbables Librairies, Improbables Bibliothèques
12/04/2017

Improbables Librairies, Improbables Bibliothèques

Charles de Gaulle
11/09/2017

Charles de Gaulle

Il y a 47 ans aujourd'hui nous quittait Charles de Gaulle. Hommage.

The Local France
10/31/2017
The Local France

The Local France

Need to know info if you live in France...

The Local France
10/25/2017
The Local France

The Local France

The Anglo-Saxons haven't been around for centuries so why do the French still use this "medieval" term to talk about the English speaking world?

History Uncovered
10/21/2017
History Uncovered

History Uncovered

Would you live in a recreated Medieval castle?

The Vintage News
10/17/2017

The Vintage News

French fashion, 1905

The Vintage News
10/10/2017

The Vintage News

The first French expedition to the Antarctic, 1903–1905

https://www.getrevue.co/profile/EurometropolisNews/issues/eurometropolis-news-61-documentaire-toits-polygoon-kennedy-sai...
09/30/2017
Eurometropolis News #61 - documentaire - toits - polygoon - kennedy - saint-sauveur - immo - howest - cccp - smappee - **agenda** - experiences urbaines - crevettes

https://www.getrevue.co/profile/EurometropolisNews/issues/eurometropolis-news-61-documentaire-toits-polygoon-kennedy-saint-sauveur-immo-howest-cccp-smappee-agenda-experiences-urbaines-crevettes-75265

Du tout nouveau ! A partir de cette semaine, vous découvrirez un calendrier d'événements en partenariat avec l'Eurométropole. Ainsi, aurez-vous encore plus soif de liberté et de découvertes pour traverser notre belle frontière ? Chez Eurometropolis New on l'espère et on vous souhaite d’ores et déjà…

We are honored to host guest speaker Pierre Mortier, an up-and-coming attorney from France who is working in Buffalo as ...
09/26/2017

We are honored to host guest speaker Pierre Mortier, an up-and-coming attorney from France who is working in Buffalo as part of our exchange program.

Cultural Services | French Embassy in the US
09/15/2017
Cultural Services | French Embassy in the US

Cultural Services | French Embassy in the US

French President Emmanuel Macron will inaugurate the French Dual Language Fund on September 20 at The Graduate Center, CUNY during United Nations General Assembly week. Funds will go towards the expansion of dual language programs in public schools across the country. #BilingualRevolution

It is with deep sorrow that the Buffalo-Lille Association shares the dreadful news the the mayor of Mouscron, Alfred Gad...
09/13/2017
Belgian mayor found dead with throat slashed in cemetery

It is with deep sorrow that the Buffalo-Lille Association shares the dreadful news the the mayor of Mouscron, Alfred Gadenne, was found murdered in a graveyard near his home. Monsieur Gadenne and Deputy Mayor Michel Franceus have had a warm and friendly partnership with the City of Buffalo and the Buffalo-Lille Association. Our condolences go out to Monsieur Gadenne's family and friends, and to the people of the City of Mouscron.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/12/europe/belgium-mayor-dead/index.html

The mayor of a city in Belgium was found dead with his throat slashed in a graveyard near his home on Monday evening, authorities said.

Vivalanga - Language Exchange Community
09/05/2017

Vivalanga - Language Exchange Community

How do you say 'lemon' in your language? 🍋 (don't forget to add your flag to represent your country!)

08/10/2017
ATTN: Video

ATTN: Video

Three things America can learn from France.

07/14/2017
La Marseillaise

Bastille Day is the common name given in English-speaking countries to the French National Day, which is celebrated on 14 July each year. In France, it is formally called “La Fête Nationale,” or The National Celebration. The French National Day commemorates the first anniversary of Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, a turning point of the French Revolution, as well as the Fête de la Fédération which celebrated the unity of the French people on 14 July 1790. Celebrations are held throughout France. The oldest and largest regular military parade in Europe is held on the morning of 14 July on the Champs-Élysées in Paris in front of the President of the Republic, along with other French officials and foreign guests.

Hymne national Français Allons enfants de la Patrie Le jour de gloire est arrivé Contre nous de la tyrannie L'étendard sanglant est levé {2x} Entendez vous d...

Je suis Francophone
07/02/2017
Je suis Francophone

Je suis Francophone

L’enseignement de la langue française dès la première année de scolarité dans le secteur public suscite une levée de boucliers des islamistes qui craignent une concurrence avec l’arabe. La guerre linguistique entre francophones et arabophones reprend de plus belle.

The Local France
06/29/2017
The Local France

The Local France

Name a great French movie for language learners....

Je suis Francophone
05/11/2017
Je suis Francophone

Je suis Francophone

Nous avons eu droit à toute une surprise en feuilletant les plans de cours des cours d’histoire anglophones, puisqu’il faut vraiment chercher longtemps pour y trouver les rares mentions de l'histoire acadienne.

History Collection
05/05/2017
History Collection

History Collection

Today in History: Napoleon Bonaparte Dies in Exile (1821)

The Local France
05/03/2017
The Local France

The Local France

Recognise this French city?

It's THE place to buy a property apparently...

In remembrance of the United States entry into World War I, our April meeting was devoted to Veronica Hogle's reminiscen...
04/25/2017

In remembrance of the United States entry into World War I, our April meeting was devoted to Veronica Hogle's reminiscences of her family's travails during that time.

The Local France
04/21/2017
The Local France

The Local France

Time to reassure Paris tourists again...

The Local France
04/14/2017
The Local France

The Local France

What was the moment you knew you had become a local in France?

Je suis Francophone
04/13/2017
Je suis Francophone

Je suis Francophone

C'est un fait, les belles phrases énigmatiques des grands poètes et écrivains français ont cédé leur place aux anglicismes dont voici quelques exemples… :(

Je suis Francophone
04/06/2017
Je suis Francophone

Je suis Francophone

La semaine de la francophonie s’est récemment achevée, mais l’importance de la langue française ne s’arrête pas à cette grande campagne. Le logiciel Cordial - Le correcteur d'orthographe et de grammaire, spécialisé dans la correction orthographique, propose d’illustrer la vivacité de la langue à travers le monde.

April in ParisAn Evening Of Great Food, Drinks And MusicSaturday, April 8, 6 p.m. at the Buffalo Yacht Club1 Porter Aven...
03/31/2017

April in Paris

An Evening Of Great Food, Drinks And Music

Saturday, April 8, 6 p.m. at the Buffalo Yacht Club
1 Porter Avenue, Buffalo, New York

Cash bar at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m.
$35.00 per person
Please reserve by phone at 716 883-5900

Music by French ConéXion
Jeremy Spindler (France, Brazil
Marc Cousins (France, Belgium)
Bernard Kunz (Switzerland)

French new musette, manouche, Brazilian choros, tangos, jazz standards, improvisations, originals, and any other tunes that come their way and catch their fancy.

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1300 Elmwood Avenue, CU 400
Buffalo, NY
14222

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YOU ARE INVITED TO A MARDI GRAS CARNAVAL PARTY Sponsored by the BUFFALO SISTER CITIES ASSOCIATIONS SUNDAY, MARCH 3rd, from 5 to 8 pm at BUFFALO GRAND (former Adams Mark Hotel) A selection of mardi gras and carnaval specialties from our sister cities around the world will be served. Costumes and dancing shoes strongly encouraged. Costume contests, drawing for a night for two at BUFFALO GRAND. Music by Leeron Zydeco and French ConéXion.Price per person is $50.00 To reserve, please write a check to Buffalo-Lille Association and send to Buffalo-Lille Association Inc. attn. Dr. J.F. Gounard, Twin Rise South Wing 410, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo NY 14222, no later than Friday, February 22! For more info call/text 716-242-9236 or [email protected]