New Jersey Needs French


Closest Belgian Consular Representatives:

    Mrs. Renilde LOECKX-DROZDIAK, Consul General
    Mrs. Véronique SIKLOSI, Deputy Consul General

    1065 Avenue of the Americas, 22nd floor
    New York, NY 10018

    Phone (212) 586-5110, Fax (212) 582-9657
    Visa Phone: (212) 586-7472

Closest Canadian Consular Representatives:

Philadelphia Consulate

Consulate of Canada
1650 Market Street
36th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Tel: (267) 207-2721
Fax: (267) 207-2722

Québec Government Office in New York

One Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 2600
New York, NY 10020-2102
Phone: (212) 397-0200
            (212) 843-0950
Fax:     (212) 757-4753
            (212) 376-8984

Closest French Consular Representatives:

Consulat Général de France à New York

934 Fifth Avenue,
New York, NY 10021
Tel. (212) 606 3600
Fax. (212)606 3620

    Isabelle Darnis-Wilhelm
    Consul honoraire de France a Princeton

    604 Princeton-Kingston Road
    Princeton, NJ 08540

    Tél: (609) 430-9109
    Fax: (609) 430-1690
    (only by appointment)

New Jersey Media with some French Content


    Pomona, NJ
    R.S.Col. / 200 000 - France Feelings, Canapé/Educational TV

    Toms River, NJ
    Ocean Cty College / 30 000 - France Feelings, Canapé

New York French Media


Le Chapitre AATF du New Jersey

    Viviane Levy, Co-President
    5 Westbrook Road
    Westfield, NJ 07090

    Marie Larue Hollander, Co-President
    935 Cleveland Avenue
    Westfield, NJ 07090

    Jolene Lichtenwalner, Treasurer
    North Hunterdon High School
    1445 State Road 31
    Annandale, NJ 08801

Sister Cities International (New Jersey)

    Borough of Princeton - Colmar, Alsace, France

Alliance Française Chapters in New Jersey:

* Alliance Française de Montclair
      Présidence :Dr. Aharon BEN-HAIM
      56 Warfield Street
      MONTCLAIR, NJ - 07043

    * Alliance Française de Bergen County
      Présidence :Mme Chantal ROSANO
      848 Woodland Avenue
      ORADELL, NJ - 07649
      Tél. 201-262-7163

    * Alliance Française de Monmouth County
      Présidence :Mme Stephanie ROSE
      10 Sheraton Lane
      RUMSON, NJ - 07760
      Tél. 732-747-9698

    * Alliance Française de Georgian Court College
      Présidence :Mme. Linda HEALY
      1419 Windsor Ave.
      TOMS RIVER, NJ - 08753
      Tél. 732-270-5014
      Fax. 732-270-5133

    * Alliance Francaise de Princeton et de sa Région
      Contact: M. Anthony Fuller
      Tél. 609-933-4669

Princeton French School/Ecole Françise de Princeton

    - By phone:      (609) 430-3001
    - By fax:     (609) 430-0370
    - By e-mail:
    - By mail:     P.O. Box 378 Princeton, NJ 08542

New Jersey International Baccalaureate Schools

Bergen County Academies
200 Hackensack Avenue, Hackensack

Bernards High School
25 Olcott Avenue, Bernardsville

Biotechnology High School
5000 Kozloski Road, Freehold

Bret Harte Elementary School
1909 Queen Anne Road, Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill High School West
2101 Chapel Avenue, Cherry Hill

Henry C. Beck Middle School
950 Cropwell Road, Cherry Hill

Hoboken High School
9th & Clinton Streets
Hoboken, Hudson County

Joseph D. Sharp Elementary School
300 Old Orchard Road, Cherry Hill

Linden High School
121 W St.Georges Avenue, Georges Avenue, Linden

Newark Academy
91 South Orange Avenue, Livingston

Rosa International Middle School
485 Browning Lane, Cherry Hill

Shore Regional High School
132 Monmouth Park Highway, West Long Branch

St. Dominic Academy
2572 Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City

Thomas Paine Elementary School
4001 Church Road, Cherry Hill

West Morris Central High School
259 Bartley Road, Chester

West Morris Mendham High School
East Main Street, Mendham

L'Association Francophone de Princeton

    P.O. Box 624
    Kingston, NJ 08528-0624

Café Français de Bergen County


French Cultural Society of New Brunswick (French Meetup)

South Jersey French Language Meetup Group

Northern New Jersey French Meetup Group

Edgewater/North Bergen French Language Meetup Group

Vivre Dans Le New Jersey

French for Corporate Solutions


66,000 of New Jersey's residents are native speakers of French, French Creole. Nearly 154,000 New Jersey residents claim either French or French Canadian ancestry (nearly 2% of its population).  31,963 foreign-born Haitians in New Jersey (4th largest such population in the US).  Newark is so diverse as to have a West African neighborhood.

Senegalese singer, Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam


lives in Jersey City.


Bayonne, Montclair, Frenchtown, Belleville, Rochelle Park, Villa Marie Claire,  Janvier, Freneau, Lafayette Mills, Normandie, Grandin, Rosemont, Belford, Belmar, Brielle, Elys, Bonaparte Landing


1524 - Giovanni da Verrazzano, sailing in the service of France, explored the Jersey Coast.

1672 - The first Catholics in the State of New Jersey were French and Irish immigrants who crossed the Hudson River from the settlement of New Amsterdam on Manhattan Island and established themselves in what is now Middlesex County.

1680s - Huguenot family names appear in the towns of the Monmouth shore.

1690s - Huguenots fleeing France, and Long Islanders who settled at Cape May.

1730 - Huguenots come to Morris County.

1647 - Nicholas Justice built a log and weatherboard which became the Justice-Peaslee House on Kings Highway in Clarksboro NJ.

1744 - "King George's War," between France and England.

1778 - In the Spring, the French Navy was threatening to enfold the British in the Delaware Bay and disrupt sea supply lines.

1781 - On August 19th, Franco-American troops lead by Washington and Rochambeau (9,000 Americans and 5,000 French )crossed into New Jersey, heading toward Virginia.

1817 - Joseph Bonaparte, banished from France and Spain, settled in New Jersey under the name of Count de Survilliers (though Americans tended to call him Mr. Bonaparte).


The Huguenots or Early French in New Jersey

New Jersey Randonneurs (long distance cycling club)


New Jersey: Exports, Jobs, and Foreign Investment

French American Chamber of Commerce in New-York

NJCommerce - International Trade and Protocol


Many Quebecois tourists visit New Jersey beaches during the summer.

New Jersey's 2006 export figures:

total:                        $27,002,000,000
1. Canada:                $5,714,000,000
6. Switzerland:         $1,181,000,000  
8. France:                 $924,000,000
11. Belgium:            $733,000,000

Francophone:          $8,552,000,000

Nearly 32% of New Jersey's 2006 trade revenues came from countries where French is an official language. 206,750 New Jersey jobs are supported by Canada–U.S. trade. In 2006, Canadians made more than 238,300 visits to New Jersey, spending $70 million.  In 2005 New Jersey was the 12th largest exporting state in the nation. In that year, one-sixth (16.7 percent) of all manufacturing workers in New Jersey depended on exports for their jobs.

The total value of all transborder surface trade between New Jersey and all provinces of Canada from June 2006 through June 2007.

    All Canadian Provinces to New Jersey    $5,893,843,407
    New Jersey to All Canadian Provinces    $5,474,815,993

New Jersey Foreign Trade Zones:

FTZ 44
500 International Dr. North
Suite 345
Mt. Olive, NJ 07828
973- 347-9100

FTZ 49
Port Newark/Port Elizabeth Marine Terminal
225 Park Ave.
11th Floor
New York, NY 10003

FTZ 142
South Jersey Port
2nd & Becket Sts.
Camden, NJ 08103

FTZ 200
Mercer County Airport (off Rt. I-95)
Mercer County Economic Development Director
640 South Broad St.
Trenton, NJ 08611

FTZ 235
Lakewood Development Corporation
231 Third St.
Lakewood, NJ 08701

Foreign Direct Investment

In 1999, there were at least 90 companies in New Jersey operating as subsitiaries of French companies.

In 2002, 6.3% of New Jersey's work force was employed by foreign-owned companies, giving it a rank of 5th in the country for this aspect of its internationl economy.

In 2005 New Jersey was home to over 14,000 foreign-based firms (over $36.8 billion invested). Of those, 12,940 or 92 percent were small and medium-sized enterprises, with fewer than 500 employees. In the same year foreign-controlled companies employed 214,000 workers in New Jersey (6.2 percent of the state’s total private-industry employment), the seventh largest total among the 50 states. Two of the five top national sources of this investment were countries where French is an official language. 

New Jersey's office of International Trade & Protocol won second place honors for "Best Foreign Direct Investment Promotional Strategy" from Foreign Direct Investment Magazine as part of the publication's search for the U.S. Cities and States of the Future 2005/2006.

N.J. ranked No. 2 in foreign direct investment [2005]

One French company, Sanofi-Aventis, the world's third-largest drug maker, very recently located its US headquarters in Bridgewater, N.J.

Commerce Bancorp Inc. is owned by Canada's D Bank Financial Group

Quebec company will hire New Brunswickers

In 1995, foreign investers owned 18,369 acres of New Jersey farm land.

New Jersey-based companies with subsidiaries in France

 Aep Industries Inc.  - South Hackensack, NJ

 Alpharma Inc. - Fort Lee, NJ

 American Standard Inc. - Piscataway, NJ

 At&T Corporation - Basking Ridge, NJ

 Automatic Data Processing (Adp) - Roseland, NJ

 Avaya Inc. - Basking Ridge, NJ

 Becton, Dickinson And Company - Franklin Lakes, NJ

 Berlitz International, Inc. - Princeton, NJ

 Business Layers - Rochelle Park, NJ

 C.R. Bard Inc. - Murray Hill, NJ

 Caliper Corporation - Princeton, NJ

 Campbell Soup Company - Camden, NJ

 Century 21 Real Estate Corporation (Cendant Corp.) - Parsippany, NJ

 Cit Group Inc. - Livingston, NJ

 Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation - Teaneck, NJ

 Columbia Laboratories Inc. - Livingston, NJ

 Construction Specialties Inc - Lebanon, NJ

 Conversion Services International, Inc. (Csi) - East Hanover, NJ

 CORRA TECHNOLOGY, Inc. - Montclair, NJ

 Covance, Inc. - Princeton, NJ

 Cssc, Inc. - Morristown, NJ

 Curtiss- Wright Corporation (Metal Improvement Co) - Paramus, NJ

 Cytec Industries - West Paterson, NJ

 Dataram Corporation - West Windsor, NJ

 Datascope Corporation - Montvale, NJ

 Dendrite - Morristown, NJ

 Dun & Bradstreet - Murray Hill, NJ

 Easylink Services Corporation - Edison, NJ

 Engelhard Corporation - Iselin, NJ

 Era Franchise Systems, Inc. (Cendant Corporation) - Parsippany, NJ

 Foster Wheeler Corp. - Livingston, NJ

 Franklin Electronic Publishers - Burlington, NJ

 Galileo International Inc (Cendant Corp.) - Parsippany, NJ

 Getpaid - Parsippany, NJ

 Global Concepts, Ltd. - East Orange, NJ

 Globespanvirata, Inc - Red Bank, NJ

 Hayward Pool Products, Inc. - Elizabeth, NJ

 Hertz Corporation (Ford Motor Co.) - Park Ridge, NJ

 Hfs (Hospitality Franchise System) - Parsippany, Morris Plains, NJ

 Honeywell International, Inc - Morristown, NJ

 Honeywell Specialty Materials (Honeywell International, Inc) - Morristown, NJ

 Idt Corporation - Newark, NJ

 Ingersoll-Rand Company - Woodcliff Lakes, NJ

 Integra Lifesciences Holdings Corporation - Plainsboro, NJ

 J.M. Huber Corporation - Edison, NJ

 Johnson & Johnson - New Brunswick, NJ

 Kobo Products, Inc. - South Plainfield, NJ

 Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc. - Leonia, NJ

 Lightspeed Online Research, Inc. - Basking Ridge, NJ

 Lucent Technologies - Murray Hill, NJ

Mafco Worldwide Corporation (M&F Worldwide Corp)  - Camden, NJ

 Marketware International, Inc. - Holmdel, NJ

 Measurement Specialties, Inc. - Fairfield, NJ

 Merck & Co., Inc. - Whitehouse Station, NJ

 Metrologic Instruments, Inc. - Blackwood, NJ

 Midmark Capital - Morriston, NJ

 Mikron Infrared, Inc. - Oakland, NJ

 Millennium Chemicals - Red Bank, NJ

 Mobius Management Systems, Inc. - Rye, NJ

 Net2phone, Inc. - Hackensack, NJ

 New Brunswick Scientific Co. - Edison, NJ

 Novadigm, Inc. - Mahwah, NJ

 Opex Corporation - Moorestown, NJ

 Osteotech, Inc. - Eatontown, NJ

 Pharmanet, Inc. - Princeton, NJ

 Physical Acoustics Corp - Princeton Junction, NJ

 Pny Technologies, Inc. - Parsippany, NJ

 Presentation Technologies - Paterson, NJ

 Price Systems, L.L.C. - Mount Laurel, NJ

 Princeton Softech - Princeton, NJ

 Prudential Financial, Inc. - Newark, NJ

 Quantum Genomics Corp - Jersey City, NJ

 Quest Diagnostics - Teterboro, NJ

 Raritan Computer, Inc. - Somerset, NJ

 Reefedge, Inc. - Fort Lee, NJ

 Rheometric Scientific, Inc. - Piscataway, NJ

 Rockwood Specialties, Inc. - Princeton, NJ

 Schering-Plough Corporation - Kenilworth, NJ

 Sealed Air Corporation - Saddle Brook, NJ

 Strahman Valves, Inc. - Florham Park, NJ

 SYSTECH International - Cranbury, NJ

 Telcordia Technologies, Inc. - Morristown, NJ

 Tellium, Inc. - Oceanport, NJ

 Temptime Corporation - Morris Plains, NJ

 Toys ''R'' Us, Inc. - Paramus, NJ

 Tutogen Medical, Inc. - West Paterson, NJ

 Tyco Toys, Inc. - Mount Laurel, NJ

 Ulticom, Inc. - Mt. Laurel, NJ

 Unex Manufacturing, Inc. - Jackson, NJ

 Vertex Interactive, Inc. - Fairfield, NJ

 Viva Optique, Inc. - Somerville, NJ

 Voxware, Inc. - Princeton, NJ

 Wellmann, Inc. - Shrewsbury, NJ

 Whale Communications Ltd. - Fort Lee, NJ

 Wireless Telecom Group, Inc. - Parsippany, NJ

 Wyeth - Madison, NJ

 ZAI CARGO INC - Paterson, NJ