Take a journey through French culture with live theater and dance performances as well as live music spanning classical to electronic and from jazz to electro-pop on July 14. After opening speeches from the Consul General of France in New York Jérémie Robert and from the President of French-speaking Societies of New York Gérard Epelbaum, you'll hear from Marie Viapiano (La Marseillaise and The Star-Spangled Banner), Virgil Boutellis, Adam Leites and Daniel Rafimayeri (classical French music), China Moses (jazz), DeLaurentis (electro-pop) and DJ Joachim Garraud. New York-based FlexN dancer Cal Hunt and hip hop dancer Jai’Quin Coleman will perform and there will be a showing of The Imaginary Cuckold by Molière in the Park. See the full line-up here. It all begins at 6pm and is free to attend!
Francophiles can celebrate Bastille Day—NYC’s annual celebration that usually includes street fairs, dance events and performances (the cancan!)—through a number fun events, including French Institute Alliance Française's Bastille Day Celebration, which is happening on Madison Avenue this year!
So don your beret and red, white and blue outfit and settle in for some French-themed fun.
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When is Bastille Day?
The holiday is always held on July 14 to celebrate French National Day (July 14, 1789). When the French holiday does not fall on a Sunday, NYC celebrations are held either the Sunday before or after.
What is Bastille Day?
Bastille Day, also known as French National Day, is a holiday celebrating the beginning of the French Revolution and the Storming of the Bastille.
Where is Bastille Day?
While the most popular Bastille Day celebration usually takes place on 60th Street between Lexington Avenue and Fifth Avenue on Sunday, when there are multiple fetes that happen all over the city during (a normal) summer.