Bastille Day on 60th Street - French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF)
60th Street from Fifth to Lexington avenues - 212-355-6100
Upper East Side, NY 10022
Description: Bonjour, New York! On Sunday, July 15, 2012, New Yorkers celebrate French culture at NYC's annual three-block fete on 60th Street from 12-5pm! Each year, Bastille Day on 60th Street brings the best of France to New York for an afternoon of activities and delights for the entire family. Kids can play a round of petanque or get their faces painted at the Kids Corner booth. From tasting delicious treats to listening to music at our day-long concert, everyone will enjoy the myriad attractions provided by artists and artisans from various regions of France, as well as other French-speaking countries. For more than ten years, Bastille Day on 60th Street has been the largest public celebration of the historic friendship between France and the United States commemorating France's own Independence Day on July 14, 1789. Shop the French-themed market stalls, try your luck at the raffle, and stop by the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) at 22 East 60th Street for wine and cheese tastings. Vive la France!