Bastille Day on 60th Street

Sun, Jul 10, 2011, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free admission (all visitors, all hours)

Celebrate the French national holiday (officially July 14) and French culture at this annual three-block fête on 60th Street between Fifth and Lexington Avenues.

Each year, Bastille Day on 60th Street brings the best of France to New York for an afternoon of free activities and delights for the entire family. Kids and adults alike can play a round of petanque, get their faces painted, taste delicious treats or listen to music at a day-long concert. Myriad attractions are provided by artists and artisans from various regions of France, as well as other French-speaking countries. 
For more than 10 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. Visitors can shop the French-themed market stalls, try their luck at a raffle, and stop by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) for wine and cheese tastings. Vive la France!

French Institute Alliance Française

22 East 60th Street

(between Madison and Park Avenues)

New York, NY 10022

(212) 355-6100

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Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 59th Street - Lexington Avenue; N, Q, R to Fifth Avenue - 59th Street