Free Bastille Day Celebration In New York -- July 11

There's a French block party celebrating Bastille Day (and French and American friendship) today on 60th Street, between Fifth and Lexington aves) from 12-6. It's three days before the actual holiday, but c'est la vie. It's a beautiful day for a fete:

Highlights include:

Raffle Prizes: Drawings will take place at 2pm, 3:30pm and 4:30pm on the Main Stage (corner of Park and 60th). The grand prize is a getaway trip for two to Paris, and other great prizes in the categories of travel, lifestyle, beauty and shopping, and food and drink will be drawn.

Tastings: The Bordeaux Wine Council will be sponsoring a wine and cheese tasting at the FIAF Gallery (22 E. 60th) from 12-5:30 with cheese provided by Lactalis Deli and beer in the FIAL Lobby courtesy of Kronenbourg.

Street Entertainment: Feel as if you’re standing on the streets of Paris with the live mime act (12-6), accordion music (1-5 ), the “Tour de France” race with stationary road bikes (12-6), the “Garcons de Café” race (competitors dressed as waiters carrying trays; 12-1), and the Citroën Car Show (1-6).

Live Performances: Get a taste of different French musical genres with performances by Pierre de Gaillande, Les Sans Culottes, and Malika Zarra. The performances will take place on the Main Stage from 12-6 pm.

Kids’ Activities: Les enfants will love the lawn bowling tournament, face painting, arts and crafts, festival booths, can-can dancers, and more.


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