Bastille NYC ~ French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)

Bastille Day celebrates the birth of the modern French nation on July 14, 1789.

Bastille Day on 60th Street

Bastille Day on 60th Street is the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) French street fair on 60th Street in Manhattan’s Upper East Side on Bastille Day weekend.

Bastille NYC 2018

The 2018 Bastille Day on 60th Street is between Fifth Avenue and Lexington in Manhattan’s Upper East Side on Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 12 noon – 5 pm. FREE

2018 Highlights

  • 11 am ~ Live screening of the 2018 World Cup Final
  • 1:30 pm & 3:30 pm ~ Champagne & Jazz Party at FIAF Le Skyroom. $65 – $75
  • 12 – 4:30 pm ~ Summer in the South of France Tasting at FIAF Tinker Auditorium. $25
  • 12 – 5 pm
    ~ French-Themed Market
    ~ Kids’ Corner
    ~ Live Performances (start at 12:45 pm)
  • 5 pm ~ Prize Drawing: Win trips to Paris and Martinique
  • 5:30 pm ~ Sneak Peek Screening Le Brio

Champagne & Jazz Party

Taste champagnes by Pol Roger, Ayala, Champagne Delamotte and Besserat de Bellefon; sparkling Gran Marnier cocktails; macarons from Ladurée, decadent chocolates by Voilà Chocolat, and hors d’oeuvres from Mamam Bakery.

Jazz singer Chloé Perrier will sing French and American favorites from the 1920s, 30s and 40s.

At FIAF Skyroom, 1:30 pm & 3:30 pm. $65 – $75

Summer in the South of France Tasting

Taste French wines from Sud de France and French beers by Kronenbourg, with Président cheeses, Bayonne ham and artisanal breads by Maison Kayser.

Enter the Sud de France prize drawing of French products.

In FIAF’s Tinker Auditorium from 12 noon – 4:30 pm. $25


French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is New York City’s French cultural center. You can study French and French culture there. Its Haskell Library is NYC’s biggest French library. Bastille Day on 60th Street is FIAF NYC’s main annual event.

French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
22 East 60th St, New York, NY 10022
(between Park Park and Madison)
Upper East Side, Manhattan

(212) 355 – 6100

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