East Bay French-American School To Host Annual
"La Place Du Marche"
On Sunday, June 1, from 11:00 a.m.
until 4:00 p.m., the East Bay French-American School (Ecole Bilingue
de Berkeley) will host its sixth annual "La Place du
Marché." The school’s lower campus, located at 1009 Heinz
Avenue and 9th Street in Berkeley, will be transformed into an
authentic French marketplace, complete with music, food, and
specialized vendor booths, all within a delightfully French
atmosphere. Admission is $5.00; children 12 and under are free.
Visitors may relax and enjoy live
music or browse an array of market stalls with vendors offering an
abundance of unique items including artisans’ wares, French wines,
as well as a variety of specialty food items and regional French
products. La Place du Marché will also feature the Marché Bistro,
allowing diners the opportunity to enjoy bistro cuisine in an open
marketplace setting. Entertainment for children will include a
juggler, a live petting zoo, a variety of carnival games and face
In addition, raffle tickets will
be available for purchase throughout the day with chances to win
numerous prizes, including a grand prize trip to Paris for two
complete with airfare and hotel accommodations.
La Place du Marché is the school’s
largest fundraising activity with all proceeds benefiting
scholarship and educational programs at Ecole Bilingue. This year’s
Marché will be part of a weekend-long series of special events
celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the East Bay French-American
Founded in 1977, the East Bay French-American
School provides "education with a world view" to over 500
students from as many as 40 different cultures and nationalities.
With bilingual instruction in both French and English, Ecole
Bilingue educates students commencing in pre-kindergarten through
eighth grade. For more information, visit www.ebfas.org.
Past Marché vendors include:
Made In France – Food products DonSueMor –
Madeleine Cookies La Baignoire – Bath Items
Peterson Co. – Imported Cheeses Ildi &
Company – Home Decor Marie Claude Legalle – Scarves
Harms Vineyard – Lavender Pasha’s Flower
Market Kiss That Frog – French Products
Mystique Jewelry TKK Imports – Philippine Items
Nicole’s Pottery Vigneron – Wine Imports
Saxatilis – Fine Jewelry
WOW Imports – Gift Items Acme Bread Scharffen
Berger – Fine Chocolates
Ivoire Imports – African crafts Maison d’Etre
– Home Decor Ancient Beads & Artifacts – Jewelry
Bibelots – Gift Items Sonoma Fois Gras