Get ready for Bastille Day 2018! Celebrating France’s Independence Day (July 14, 1789) and its historic friendship with the United States. Here are a few suggestions.
The FIAF Bastille Day Festival on 60th Street from 5th Avenue to Lexington Avenue ~ the whole street closed to traffic for the Event. The Festival will include about 238 local crafters, artists, merchants and restaurants.
The festival, presented by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), will feature food, art and crafts, rides, antiques, and live music ~ July 15th from 11am to 6pm with Free Admission.
Ode to Freedom ~ Street Art for Mankind with Kinmx and IIjin, Live Painting and Interactive Workshops from Noon to 5:00pm, 60th Street & Park Avenue on the south west corner.
Highlights include a Live Screening of World Cup Final at 11am, followed by a Champagne & Jazz Party at 1:30pm & 3:30pm in the FIAF Skyroom on the 8th floor, and a Sneak Peek Screening: LeBrio + much more.
Stage & Street Entertainment Schedule from 12:45pm to 5:00pm, including Can-Can, Citroen Car Show, Swing Band, Zouk Dance Lessons + more.
Celebrate Bastille Week at Bartabac’s Smith Street Provence Festival & Petanque Tournament, July 15th from 10am to 8pm ~ with live music, food & drink. 128 Smith Street, Brooklyn.
Albertine Reading Room, 972 Fifth Avenue at 79th Street, Bastille Day Bateaux New York Cruise, and the Bastille Day Ball 2018, which will be held on Friday, July 13th.
Greater New York Citroen & Velosolex Club’s Annual Bastille Day Rally Around NYC will take place on July 15th, ending at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, where cars are all on view across the street from the FIAF Bastille Day Festival.
French Restaurant Week, July 2 to July 15, part of Bastille Week, includes Bastille Day Fête 2018 at The Beard House.
If you find yourself in Harlem on Saturday, July 14th ~ pick up some French Treats from Amuse Bouche or K’s European Jams at The Farmers Market at Marcus Garvey Park
And on Sunday, July 15th, Celebrate Bastille Day in Harlem at Maison Harlem, 134 St. Nicholas Avenue at 126th Street, beginning at 11am ~ it’s a Block Party!
While you’re in Harlem, check out Cheri Harlem, Barawine, and Chez Lucienne.