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French flag | © francois schnell/Flickr

Celebrate Bastille Day In New York City

Picture of Rachelle Eason
Updated: 28 September 2016
Like many countries around the world, the French are no strangers to fighting for their independence. As the Americans revolted against the British crown, the French revolted against the French crown, and celebrate their victory on July 14th. Whether you’re French in NYC, a Francophile, or someone who enjoys incredible food and cultural activities, don’t miss New York City‘s Bastille Day celebrations.

French Restaurant Week

Take a culinary tour of New York City’s best French fare at French Restaurant Week from July 4th through the 17th. Seize the opportunity to sample a variety of French food, pastries, and wines from the comfort of the city streets at discounted and special prix fixe prices. Whether you’re a connoisseur of French culture or simply in the market to try something new, French Restaurant Week offers something for everyone.

macarons | © julien haler/Flickr

Macarons | © julien haler/Flickr

The Bastille Day Ball

Dance the night away at Club 404 as patrons celebrate the French nation with local drinks and hors d’oeuvres. The evening begins at 6pm and continues well into the night. If you’re in the mood for the ultimate VIP experience, don’t be afraid to splurge on the gourmet buffet and four hour open bar.

Bastille Day Ball, 404 10th Avenue on 33rd Street, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 889 5966

replete | © jenny downing/Flickr

Replete | © jenny downing/Flickr

France Rocks

While France Rocks kicked off in June, you can catch the end of this concert series through July 23rd. Part of the Tandem-Paris-New York exchange, New Yorkers can catch concerts of all musical genres and styles, from electro to jazz.

trombone | © Evonne/Flickr

Trombone | © Evonne/Flickr

Catch A Special Showing of The Triplets of Belleville In Prospect Park

If you’ve never seen this classic, Oscar-nominated film, July 14th is your chance to experience a very special showing of The Triplets of Belleville. The quirky storyline with little dialogue tells the tale of a woman trying to save her kidnapped grandson, a Tour-de-France cyclist, from the French mafia. This free viewing will be shown in Prospect Park, accompanied by a live performance of the film’s soundtrack.

Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th Street and Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY, USA, +1 718 683 5600