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Celebrate Bastille Day 2018 in NYC

Bastille Day, France's national day, is celebrated on the 14th of July each year. It is the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille in 1789, a turning point of the French Revolution. Here are eight ways to mark the holiday this year. 
 

Bastille Day French Wine and Cheese at Murray’s Cheese Shop
Join the authors of the new book A Bite-Sized History of France—cheesemonger Stéphane Hénaut and war studies professor Jeni Mitchell—at Murray’s Cheese Shop for a Bastille Day-themed cheese and wine-tasting.
Where: Murray’s Cheese Shop, 254 Bleecker St, New York, NY
When: Wednesday, July 11, 6:30 pm – 8pm

French Restaurant Week
Eat, drink, be French! In honor of Bastille Day, take advantage of French Restaurant Week and dine at your favorite French restaurant at a reduced price.
Where: Check website for participating New York restaurants
When: July 2-15

Films on the Green
Catch a free screening of Romantics Anonymous (Les Émotifs anonymes), a French romantic-comedy with English subtitles presented by Films on the Green.
Where: Tompkins Square Park New York, NY
When: Friday, July 13, 8:30pm

Bastille Day by French Tuesdays 
Head to the NYC Skyroom for a Bastille Day celebration hosted by French Tuesdays.
Where: Skyroom, 330 West 40th Street, New York, NY
When: Friday, July 13, 7pm-12am

Bastille Day Ball 
In the mood to dress up? Attend the 95th annual Bastille Day Ball, sponsored by the Committee of French Speaking Societies, in the company of French diplomats
Where: Club 404, 404 10th Ave New York, NY
When: Friday, July 13, 6:30pm-12:30am

Bastille Day Pétanque at Café du Soleil
Grab your friends and sign up for the fourth annual Bastille Day Pétanque Tournament at Café du Soleil! 
Where: Café du Soleil, 2723 Broadway, New York, NY
When: Saturday, July 14, 11am

Smith Street Festival and Pétanque Tournament
Bar Tabac will host the annual Smith Street Festival and Pétanque Tournament in honor of Bastille Day. 20,000 attendees will watch as 72 teams of three people will compete in the tournament. Come enjoy the music, food, and summer sun in one of the largest Pétanque Events in North America. 
Where: Bar Tabac, 128 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY
When: Sunday, July 15, 10am– 8pm

Bastille Day on 60th Street 
Celebrate Bastille Day with a festive afternoon of French food, wine, culture, and entertainment on
Where: East 60th Street, from Fifth Avenue to Lexington Avenue. The event will feature a live screening of the World Cup Final at 11am. 
When: Sunday, July 15, 2018, 12-5pm 

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