Bastille Day on 60th Street

Staff Writer
The French celebration will be held in New York on July 14th

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

July 14th is Bastille Day, and there are many ways to indulge in your francophilia, especially if you’re in New York.

The French Institute Alliance Française is hosting Bastille Day on 60th Street, a celebration that will span over three blocks and feature different activities relating to French culture, according to a press release.

Bastille Day is a French indepence holiday that celebrates the storming of the Bastille prison on July 14th, 1789.

Headlining the event will be the Bastille Day Banquet, which will have three courses created by French chefs. The menu includes rillettes, coq-au-vin, and crème caramel for dessert.

Le Cirque, Brasserie Cognac, François Payard Bakery, Epicerie Boulud, Financier Patisserie, and famed inventor of the cronut, Dominique Ansel Bakery will all be serving French fare to festival-goers.

Wine tastings and live music will also be available, along with a special performance by French rock artist, Phillippe Katherine, who will be making his United States debut. 

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