Join TGATP At FIAF Bastille Day 2019!


Live performances, kids activities, wine and Champagne tastings, showcasing the best of French culture
at FIAF Bastille Day 2019!

 

Join TGATP and The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) at their annual
Bastille Day celebrations, which is New York’s largest annual fête of French culture.
This year’s event will feature free live performances by French and American groups, activities for children and families, wine and Champagne tastings, a special film screening, and more than 60 booths showcasing the best of French food and Francophile culture. Attracting more than 40,000 people per year, the street fair will take place Sunday, July 14, from noon to 5pm on East 60th Street between Fifth and Lexington Avenues. Information is available at fiaf.org.

This year’s highlights include:

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Live performances by traditional French dance hall bal musette band Les P’tites Ouvreuses, jazz singer Chloé Perrier, rock band Rodeo Joe, electric big band The Blue Dahlia, theatrical dance troupe The Love Show, and a zouk dance lesson with Franck Muhel on the Main Stage (60th Street and Lexington); French singer Gérard Chambre in Florence Gould Hall; and the Hungry March Band will parade throughout 60th Street.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

For the first time the FIAF Library has partnered with Fly Away with Books!, a program of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, to offer three creative workshops in the Kids Corner: an animal drawing workshop with illustrator Lucie Brunellière (1–2pm); Full Speed Ahead with Cruschiform, based on the popular book that compares the speeds of animals and vehicles (2–3pm); and creating a garden-themed pop-up card with pop-up book authors Anouck Boisrobert and Louis Rigaud (3–4pm).

Meet artist Cocovan, and write a personal message on The World Letter, a collective love letter to the world that has been signed by more than 20,000 contributors from 132 countries.

Dancing and interactive activities, including mime demonstrations by Catherine Gasta.

FIAF’s Bastille Day on 60th Street is once again the finishing point for the annual Citroën Bastille Day Rally & RendezVous, where car lovers will be able to get up close to classic models of the popular French automobile. This year’s rally celebrates the 100th anniversary of Citroën.

TASTINGS

Champagne, Cocktails, & Jazz Party1:30 to 3pm and 3:30 to 5pm in Le Skyroom — featuring Champagnes from Besserat de Bellefon, Delamotte, Philippe Gonet, and Pol Roger; cocktails from Giffard; as well as treats from Jacques Torres Chocolates, Ladurée, and Maman Bakery. The Avalon Jazz Band will perform live music throughout the events. Tickets to each session are $75, $65 for members.

Summer in Provence12–4:30pm in Tinker Auditorium — showcasing wines provided by Miraval, Côtes de Provence, cocktails courtesy of Ricard, beer from Kronenbourg, cheese from Président, and charcuterie from Trois Petits Cochons. Tickets are $30.

FRENCH-THEMED MARKET

More than 60 booths provides samples of the best of French food (Epicerie Boulud, Financier Pâtisserie, Maman, Mille-Feuille), Francophile culture (TV5 Monde/Sling Television), and travel (Exploria Resorts).

The French Garden returns for a second year, featuring premium shops with exclusive fashions and accessories from French boutiques, such as French Wink, Ladurée, Saint James, and many more.

A Provence Village, presented by Côte d’Azur France, Cannes, and their partners, showcases the heritage of France’s famed south-east region.

PRIZE DRAWINGS

More than 30 lots will be raffled off, including a trip for 2 to Cannes, airfare included. (I’m winning this!)

STREET & MAIN STAGE EVENT SCHEDULE

12:45pm — French Heart Jazz Band with Chloé Perrier (Main Stage)
12:50–4:20pm — French Mime with Catherine Gasta (on 60th Street)
12:50–4:20pm — French Artist COCOVAN (on 60th Street)
12:55–5pm — Citroën Car Show (Fifth Avenue at 60th Street)
1–2pm — Animal Geometry with Lucie Brunellière (Kids Corner)
1:15pm — The Blue Dalhia (Main Stage)
2pm — The Love Show (Main Stage)
2–3pm — Full Speed Ahead with Cruschiform (Kids Corner)
2:45pm — Les P’tites Ouvreuses (Main Stage)
2:55pm — Hungry March Band (On 60th Street)
3pm — Gérard Chambre in Si on chantait l’Amour (Florence Gould Hall)
3–4pm — Garden Pop-Up with Anouck Boisrobert and Louis Rigaud (Kids Corner)
3:30pm — Rodeo Joe (Main Stage)
4:15pm — Zouk Dance Lesson with Franck Muhel (Main Stage)
5pm — Prize Drawing (Main Stage)
5:30pm — Film Screening (Florence Gould Hall)

STREET & MAIN STAGE EVENT SCHEDULE

12:45pm — French Heart Jazz Band with Chloé Perrier (Main Stage)
12:50–4:20pm — French Mime with Catherine Gasta (on 60th Street
12:50–4:20pm — French Artist COCOVAN (on 60th Street)
12:55–5pm — Citroën Car Show (Fifth Avenue at 60th Street)
1–2pm — Animal Geometry with Lucie Brunellière (Kids Corner)
1:15pm — The Blue Dalhia (Main Stage)
2pm — The Love Show (Main Stage)
2–3pm — Full Speed Ahead with Cruschiform (Kids Corner)
2:45pm — Les P’tites Ouvreuses (Main Stage)
2:55pm — Hungry March Band (On 60th Street)
3pm — Gérard Chambre in Si on chantait l’Amour (Florence Gould Hall)
3–4pm — Garden Pop-Up with Anouck Boisrobert and Louis Rigaud (Kids Corner)
3:30pm — Rodeo Joe (Main Stage)
4:15pm — Zouk Dance Lesson with Franck Muhel (Main Stage)
5pm — Prize Drawing (Main Stage)
5:30pm — Film Screening (Florence Gould Hall)

More information is available at fiaf.org

MERCI!

Presenting sponsors of Bastille Day on 60th Street are CRT Côte D’Azur France and Cannes.

Lead sponsorship for Bastille Day on 60th Street is provided by Air France and Delta Air Lines, the official airlines of FIAF.

Bastille Day is made possible with the generous support of Perrier, Président, Ricard, TV5Monde, and Sling Television.

Special thanks to our media partners France-Amérique and French Morning.

ABOUT FIAF

FIAF’s mission is to create and offer New Yorkers innovative and unique programs in education and the arts that explore the evolving diversity and richness of French cultures. FIAF seeks to generate new ideas and promote cross-cultural dialogue through partnerships and new platforms of expression. fiaf.org.

 

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