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Celebrate Bastille Day

Celebrate Bastille Day

Bastille Day @ French Institute Alliance Français

NYC’s largest celebration of France’s national holiday. FIAF’s Bastille Day fête fills three blocks of the Upper East Side with French food, wine, fashion, music, dance, workshops, and more. Live music includes renowned French singer Gérard Chambre, Chloé Perrier & French Heart Jazz Band, Paris-based chanteuse Dahlia Dumont, and French Riviera band Les P’tites Ouvreuses. There will also be Joanna Wronska doing the can-can and feather dance, participatory art with French-Iranian performance artist Cocovan, miming by Cat Gasta, kids’ book workshops with Fly Away Books, champagne, wine, and chocolate tastings, the French Garden marketplace, and much more.

Champagne, Cocktail, and Jazz Party

1:30–3pm • 3:30–5pm
FIAF Skyroom, 22 East 60th Street

Champagnes from Besserat de Bellefon, Delamotte, Laurent-Perrier, Michel Gonet, and Pol Roger, and cocktails from Giffard will be served along with treats from Jacques Torres Chocolate, Ladurée, and Maman Bakery. The Avalon Jazz Band will perform live music. Learn More | Buy Tickets

Summer in Provence Tasting

FIAF Tinker Auditorium, 22 East 60th Street

Featuring wines from Château d’Esclans, Château de la Clapière, Château La Gordonne, and Miraval, cocktails from Ricard, beers from Kronenbourg, cheese from Président, and charcuterie from Trois Petits Cochons. Learn More | Buy Tickets

Prize Drawing

Grand Prize — Luxury Escape to Cannes for Two! 

Additional prizes include a Thermomix® TM5 digital countertop appliance, a customized gold bracelet by Atelier Paulin, French beauty products, gourmet gift baskets, and lots more. 

Drawing on July 14 at 5pm on the Main Stage (60th Street & Park Avenue). You do not need to be present to win. Learn More | Buy Tickets

Côte d’Azur France Village 

60th Street, near Madison Avenue

Côte d’Azur Village will spotlight the famed south-east region of France. Presented by the Côte d’Azur France Tourism Board, along with 20 partners from the region, the Village will offer visitors special travel deals, gifts, and activations courtesy of Fragonard Parfumeur, les P’tites Ouvreuses, and Group.

The French Garden 

60th Street, between Fifth Avenue & Madison Avenue

The French Garden, a showcase of premium French fashion, accessories, food, and travel brands, will this year feature:

Market Booths 

60th Street, from Madison Avenue & Lexington Avenue

More than 40 purveyors of the best of French food, beauty, fashion, culture, and travel will be featured at this year’s Bastille Day fête.

FIAF Booths 

Corner of Fifth Avenue & 60th Street;
In front of FIAF on 60th Street, between Madison & Park Avenues;
Corner of Lexington Avenue & 60th Street

Stop by the FIAF Booths to purchase prize drawing and tasting tickets, and also for special promotions on French classes and FIAF Memberships.

Live Performances 

Main Stage (60th Street & Park Avenue)

Throughout the afternoon, FIAF will present live music and dance performances by acclaimed guest artists from France and New York.

Fly Away with Books Workshops 

1–4pm • Ages 4-10 • Free!
FIAF Library Booth, 60th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues

The FIAF Library will offer three playful and imaginative workshops for kids led by renowned French illustrators and authors. Workshops are presented in partnership with Fly Away with Books, a program of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy’s family program Kids Trail.

Gérard Chambre: Si on chantait l’Amour

3pm • Free!
FIAF Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street

Renowned French singer Gérard Chambre, with Eric Breton at the piano, will perform French songs made memorable by singers like Charles Trenet, Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Yves Montand, Charles Aznavour, Johnny Hallyday, and others whose voices left their mark on France and the world. Performance presented in partnership with Pierre Cardin.

“After great success in Paris and around the world, I am delighted to bring Gérard Chambre’s show to New York for FIAF’s Bastille Day celebration.” — Pierre Cardin

Special Screening: C’est la vie!

FIAF Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street
In French with English subtitles

In this delightful comedy from Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, the duo behind the award-winning film The Intouchables, a wedding planner/caterer must pull off a magnificent wedding in a 17th-century French château while the celebration and his personal life descend into chaos.Learn More | Buy Tickets

Sunday, July 14th, 12 p.m. // 60th St. from Fifth Ave. to Lexington Ave., Manhattan // Free


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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