Bastille Day: Return of the French Feast
By Stephanie Oh, Markets Media Life Correspondent
Salut les New Yorkers! Celebrate the national French holiday – Bastille Day – at a quintessential New York street fair along Lexington Avenues this Sunday, July 12. This year, the festival takes New Yorkers on a pleasant summer stroll down Lex to 60th street, of course allowing parade goers to fill up the divine baguettes, heavenly crêpes, and happiness-inducing colorful macaroons.
New York has been celebrating France’s Independence Day (July 14, 1789) in this way for more than ten years, and each year the event gets bigger in terms of lineups and sponsors for food and wine. Mainly sponsored by FIAF, the French Institute Alliance Française, you can stop by the FIAF booth and pick up some French words, walk along the patisserie booths like Maison de l’Èclair or le Crêpe Café to justifiable indulge yourself with these sweet delights all day.
To toast up your Sunday afternoon, you should learn some French twist to join the adorable group of can-can dancers, chill down with the Arpège Choir at 4 pm, and get ready to jump up with DJ Ol’Stark’s performance at the Park Avenue. The carnival lasts from noon to 5 pm, so there will be plenty of time to soak up the Sunday afternoon sun, the sound of harmonious accordions, and to glimpse at passionate can-can dancers.
July 12 12 pm – 5 pm
Lexington Avenue and 60th street
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