Bastille Day ~ also known as French National Day ~ commemorates the start of the French Revolution and the storming of the Bastille in Paris on July 14, 1789. The Celebration in New York always takes place on the weekend before July 14th. This year the annual celebrations will begin on Sunday, July 10th!
In a first for New York City, the Consulate General of France in New York, the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), and the Committee of French Speaking Societies (CAFUSA) will present a special Bastille Day Celebration in Central Park on Wednesday, July 14th, beginning at 6:00pm featuring live jazz, a dance party and a new French film.
Commemorating the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, and the birth of the modern French nation ~ Bastille Day has become a major celebration here in New York. let’s begin our 2019 Bastille Day Celebration at French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)!