Our 17th annual Georgetown French Market was originally scheduled for the last weekend in April – a popular Parisian-inspired open-air market that has become a celebrated springtime tradition in DC, and one of the biggest shopping events of the year for our small businesses of Book Hill. Although we had to cancel this year’s outdoor event, Georgetown small businesses were eager to honor the spirit of the market, and offer a way for Washingtonians to still participate, support local businesses and shop from afar
Below are this year’s Virtual Georgetown French Market participants. Stay tuned for more information on additional programming, coming soon, and follow us on social media using #georgetownfrenchmarket.
Live Storytime with Jess Storck Glicoes, Georgetown Library’s Children’s Librarian
Tuesday, May 5 / 11am
Join us for a French/English bilingual virtual storytime with songs, fingerplays and stories, led by Librarian Jess from the Georgetown Neighborhood Library to celebrate the spirit and community of the Georgetown French Market virtually. You don’t need a Zoom account to join us; just click the link below! Best suited for children 5 and under.
Log on: Click here
Meeting ID: 885 7356 9867
Tunes 4 Tots Music Class
Wednesday, May 6 / 11am – 11:30am
Grab some maracas and drums, or even make your own version of musical instruments to join in the fun at home! Miss Hope will lead a 30-minute interactive music class that’s free for anyone, anywhere to join! Register here and you’ll receive a Zoom link 30 minutes prior to the class.
How to Make a French Crêpe with The Four Seasons and Little Birdies Boutique
Four Seasons Chef Sebastien Giannini and his family are here to show us how to make toddler-proof French crépes. Click here for the recipe and instructions. It’s as simple as three ingredients!
Free French Language Learning & Movie Streaming
Access the following free, virtual offerings with your DC library card (apply online if you don’t have a library card):
- A movie streaming service that has several films from foreign cinema
- Rosetta Stone language learning program
- Kanopy for Kids movie streaming service designed for children, with French offerings such as this one
- Mango Languages, a language learning program that includes French
Little People, Big Dreams Author Reading
Isabel Sanchez Vegara – the author of the Little People, Big Dreams series – has a beautiful, fun reading of her Frida Kahlo book for your own storytime at home.
FOOD & DRINK
Bacchus Wine Cellar – Enjoy a “Survival Six-Pack” of six French wines for $60, including two sparkling bubblies (a white and a rose), a sauvignon blanc, a dry Provencal rose, and two juicy Grenache-based Provencal reds – all in a cloth carry-bag. Free delivery to Georgetown residents 65+. All other delivery fees will be donated. Call 202-337-2003, or text 202-746-0346. Plus, receive 10% off your purchase of up to six bottles of still wine, and 20% off of your purchase of 12 bottles/case of still wine. Each day of Virtual French Market there will be a special promotion with a different spirit.
Patisserie Poupon – French pastries – including a selection of croissants, cakes, and quiche – available for order, as well as French tea towels and French-fabric face masks, jams, honey, illy coffee, and other kitchen staples. Local delivery for prepaid orders beginning May 5. Visit patisseriepoupon.com.
ART & MUSIC
Calloway Fine Art & Consulting – Special discounts on a collection of antique prints, paintings, and drawings, as well as some porcelain and contemporary works. Visit callowayart.com/french-market to view over 200 new artworks available just for this sale. Customers interested in learning more about the artwork can schedule zoom and phone calls with their staff; visit their website and click “virtual appointment.”
Dizzy Fingers Music Studio – 10% off your first music lesson, May 1-8.
Washington Printmakers Gallery – You may not be able to go to France right now, but you can have a bit of France delivered to your house. Choose from a collection of fine art limited-edition photos of France specially priced for French Market at washingtonprintmakers.com (or call Sally Canzoneri at 202-288-8074), or
botanical prints by Nina Muys available here. The gallery will also host an online workshop where children (and adults) can learn how to turn a sheet of paper into a book full of pop-up faces. Maybe the faces will be fascinating French people; the gargoyles of Notre Dame; weird and wonderful animals. That’s up to you!
RETAIL & BEAUTY
Carine’s Bridal – Carine’s is selling face masks, with a buy one, donate one incentive. You can purchase face masks on their website at maisondecarine.com/collections/mask. For every face mask sold during French Market, they will make and donate one to those on the frontlines. For bulk and corporate orders, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christ Child Opportunity Shop – 20% off gift certificates to be redeemed when the store reopens, plus a wide selection of jewelry, glassware, ceramics, gift ware, general and designer accessories, all at reduced prices on opshop.givesmart.com. All proceeds support DC families and children in need. During the Virtual French Market, customers can also have their antiques/collectables informally assessed online by antique dealer & appraiser Mark Boultinghouse. If you would like your item reviewed, please send a photo and any information to email@example.com. Please note this will not be a formal appraisal evaluation but an opportunity to learn a bit more about your special piece. Submissions may only be made May 1-8.
Modern Trousseau – Online bridal gown sample sale at shop.moderntrousseau.com, with most gowns available to ship the next day. Modern Trousseau’s owner is also offering 1:1 virtual appointments to individually design custom gowns. Schedule your virtual appointment at moderntrousseau.com/virtual-appointments/.
Oliver Dunn / Moss & Co. – Shop our Instagram, @oliverdundc and @mokimoss, for special promotions on new spring arrivals. Virtual sidewalk sale of one-of-a-kind and last-of-its-kind items in the shop at deep discounts.
Own Your Wonder – Virtual Sip ‘n Glow for 1 – 8 people. Learn how to look video-ready for your work meetings and social hangouts. We will teach you: How to use lighting to look your best on video; how to apply video-flattering makeup with products you already own; and the 3 simple tips and tricks that you can incorporate into a 10-minute morning routine to achieve your best look all day. $20 per person for a group Sip ‘n Glow or $50 for an individual lesson. Book at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pretty Chic – 10% off gift certificates purchased May 1-8. Call 202-492-3075 to purchase.
The Phoenix – 40% off their Spring Clothing Collection, a trunk show with Dallas based jewelry designer Julie Cohn, a gift (Formulary55 Soap) with $100+ purchase, and a $10 gift card for every $100 spent.
T & U Mongolian Cashmere – 50% off storewide online sale at tucashmere.com with promo code Frenchmarket2020. An information session about sustainable goods and how it affects our daily lives and the environment will also be posted on their website.