Our mission

The Alliance Française de Buffalo is a cultural organization that encourages and furthers the knowledge of French speaking cultures and language in Western New York. We offer French conversational classes for adults, social gatherings, and cultural events both in English and in French. We operate as a non-profit, non-political, non-discriminatory organization. Become a member by using this Membership Application, or by following the link below.

Our social and cultural events

French Cocktail Hour | French Book Club

French Performing Arts | Kids & Family Events

Conversational Groups (to practice French) | French Dinners

French Cinema | Special French Events

Join the French-speaking community in the heart of Buffalo! We invite you to become a member of Buffalo's vibrant French-speaking community. Founded in 1903, the Alliance Française de Buffalo is among the city's first and most active centers for language training and cultural events. Whether you wish to improve your language skills, follow workshops in cooking and wine tasting, watch award-winning films or browse our library - it's all available to you.

By becoming a member of the Alliance Française de Buffalo, you join a group of people who enjoy speaking French, learning French, or discovering French culture. 

The Alliance Française de Buffalo Annual Membership entitles to:

  • Receive the monthly digital newsletter bulletin that keeps you up to date on the upcoming Alliance Française activities, as well as French related activities in the region.

  • Receive our publication Les Nouvelles de l'Alliance Quarterly

  • Have the ability to enroll in our French Conversation Classes at a discount

  • Be included in and receive a copy of Alliance Française de Buffalo Directory

  • Receive a reduction on cultural events such as the French Play

  • Be part of our social events: Groupes de Conversation, Club des Copains, or Cercle de Lecture

  • Receive on invitation to the Goûter de Noël

  • Join members at the Annual Meeting

  • The personal satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting an organization that has been promoting cultural exchange in Buffalo for nearly 115 years.

  • Attractive discounts on all Alliance language classes and cultural programs

  • Full, free browsing privileges at the AFB library/mediatheque

  • Free participation in all discussion cafes including cafe litterature (cercle de lecture).

  • Unlimited access to Culturetheque, an online treasure trove of french language gems: award winning literature, music, documentaries, crime novels - even the major newspapers and magazines! 24/7 from the comfort of your home.

  • AFB Members receive Discounts with Partner Businesses. Special promo codes can be obtained by calling us at 716.688.4171.


Individual: $40.00/yr

One-year membership for a single individual. In addition to exposure to French culture and language, you will meet people and can build personal and professional relationships

Family: $50.00/yr
Membership for the entire family. Don't be the only one -- Connect your spouse and kids with French culture through courses at Alliance Française. 

Full-Time Student: $20.00/yr
Full-time student membership for students currently enrolled in a high school or college/university program with 12 or more hours. 

French Teacher: $25.00/yr
For educators currently teaching French courses in high schools or colleges/universities. We discount memberships for French teachers since they have the same mission! 

Supporting Membership: $85.00/yr
Our Supporting Membership is for those individuals or families who would like to make an extra donation beyond their standard individual or family membership.

We recognize our supporting members in our quarterly newsletter and our annual meeting.

Corporate Membership: $125.00/yr

Our Corporate Members receive:

  • A link to your website from in each of the AF e-bulletin

  • Your company's logo with a link to your website on the AF website

  • 2 special postings on our AF e-bulletin

Membership is valid for one year.

*Proof of eligibility is required

Please carry your membership card in order to benefit from special member offers.

The Alliance Française de Buffalo offers a rich Cultural Program and regular Social Activities, supports the learning of French in WNY to local schools, and offering French Language Classes.

The educational and cultural mission of the organization could not be reached without the commitment of volunteers, fundraising programs and financial support. Volunteers, members of the Board of Directors, offer their time and talents to bring many programs to success. 

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But the donations in kind and the financial support of corporations, organizations and individuals allow the Alliance Française de Buffalo to sustain a wide variety of programs in French to Western New York. 

Thanks to the companies and organizations listed below, many of our activities at the Alliance Française de Buffalo, have been made possible. Please patron their services.

SPONSORS | Partners

Become a sponsor or Partner

If you would like to partner with us, fill out the form below and one of our staff members will get back to you.

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