27 Bastille Day on 60th St 2016 (c) SashaArutyunovaThe French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF): New York’s premiere French cultural center, is thrilled to once again celebrate the dazzling, and memorable city of Paris at this year’s Bastille Day on 60th Street. This is one of New York’s biggest and liveliest French events, and takes place on Sunday, July 10 from noon to 5pm, over a three block stretch on 60th Street.

 

 

Whats included in this fabulous French day?

  1. Free Performances!

 New! A very special performance from cast members of the hit musical An American in Paris!

New! Myriam Phiro’s Accordion Trio pays tribute to France’s legendary chanteuse Edith Piaf!

Delightful performances, from can-can dancing to the jubilant Hungry March Band, and more!

  1. Live Soccer Screening!

There will be a free live screening of the 2016 UEFA European Championship on a giant screen in FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall!

  1. 8 Bastille Day on 60th St 2015 © Michael GeorgeTastings!

Sample the crème-de-la-crème of French bubbly at an exclusive Champagne & Chocolate Tasting!

Wine, Cheese, Cocktails, and Beer Tasting! Sip delicious whites, reds, and rosés from Sud de France!

  1. French cuisine!

A feast of French delicacies from Dominique Ansel Bakery, Restaurant Benoît – Alain Ducasse, François Payard Bakery, Épicerie Boulud, Maman Bakery, Financier Pâtisserie, and more!

  1. Kids activities!

New! A French puppet show will feature The Three Little Pigs!

New! Book signing with bestselling French author Marc Lévy.

Fabulous prize drawing, free French Workshops, Kids’ Corner, “Pop-Up” Library, a mime, classic Citroën cars, and more!

This event is on Sunday, July 10th. Bastille Day however, is on July 14th. Celebrate twice that week with some more Champagne by Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte.

The One Four bottles, which retail for $13 /bottle for the 187ml, are available in Brut Reserve and Brut Rose. These are the perfect accompaniment to a Bastille Day soirée.

Brut Reserve

Pale straw gold, brilliant and crystal clear in color. This Champagne exhibits a nose of fresh white fruit, apple, pear, and peach combined with a bit of curry and turmeric spices. On the palate, the wine is clean, elegant, and complex upfront. Towards the finish it becomes delicate and fresh with a ton to offer. Pair this IMG_6773wine with some Fried Goat Cheese, Charcuterie, or Smoked Duck Breast.

 

Brut Rosé

Salmon pink in color, this Rosé champagne is boasting with red fruit aromas on the nose and intense developing notes of blueberry, black currant, and raspberry. On the palate it has a delicate mousse and fruity finish. Pair this Bastille Day beauty with garlic confit, tarte flambe, or fried calamari!

 

            Always remember, eat what you like and drink what you love. Please pair responsibly!