No, the title is not a typo. And no, this event is not in France. While we’re still celebrating the US Women’s Team triumph that went down in France, we are here in New York. The title is event that we look forward to every year. Bastille Day is the event and is formally called La Fête Nationale or The National Celebration. The French National Day is the anniversary of Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, a turning point of the French Revolution. So, why do we celebrate in New York. Because this city is for everyone!
Plus, you get to experience France without leaving the City at a family-friendly street fair commemorating the beginning of the French Revolution. On East 60th Street between Fifth and Lexington Avenues, you can sample authentic cuisine, stroll among market stalls, enjoy arts and crafts, watch live performances and dance to French-style music.
Don’t miss this festive afternoon of French food, wine, culture, and entertainment. The best part of the celebration is that it all goes down on Sunday. This means that you can still enjoy beach time and be French for a day! While the party will be going down all weekend, the official FIAF (French Institute Alliance Française) takes place on Sunday. This will include champagne, cocktail, and a jazz party, summer in provence tasting and various live performances that will certainly get you in the spirit.
For more information, visit events.fiaf.org/event/2019-07-14-bastille-day/
So, whether you love France for that nice assist in the Revolutionary War or because you simply love French food and culture, Bastille Day is when to show it. This weekend, everyone in this town can partake in plenty of US-based parties, including pétanque tournaments, dance parties, food festivals, and even a French-themed wine-and-cheese tasting, all in honor of the 230th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille.