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Celebrate Bastille Day 2021 in NYC

Bastille Day, France's national day, is celebrated on the 14th of July each year. It memorializes the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille in 1789, a major turning point in the French Revolution that led to the birth of the modern French nation. Here are six ways to celebrate this year:

Bastille Day Celebration 2021

Join us for jazz music, dancing, and French cinema! Presented by the Consulate General of France in New York, French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), and the Committee of French Speaking Societies (CAFUSA), this celebration in Central Park features performances by Marie Viapiano, Kavita Shah, Joachim Garraud, and a new French Film, My Love, My Donkey, & I.
Where: SummerStage in Central Park, New York, NY
When: Wednesday, July 14, 6:30 pm

IAS Book Launch: The Futures of Medieval French

The Institute of Advanced Studies at University College London is launching The Futures of Medieval French: Essays in Honour of Sarah Kay, edited by Jane Gilbert and Miranda Griffin. Tune into this panel to listen to a discussion between Marisa Galvez of Stanford, Miri Rubin of QMU, Eliza Zingesser of Columbia, and Dr. Mary Franklin-Brown of Cambridge.
Where: Online
When: Wednesday, July 14, 1:00 pm ET

Bastille Day Jazz and Entertainment

Enjoy a night of jazz, dance, and singing at Chez Josephine, celebrating French and American music from the era of Josephine Baker.
Where: Chez Josephine, 414 West 42nd Street, New York, NY
When: Wednesday, July 14, 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm

Films on the Green

Catch one, or two, or eight French films this summer with the return of Films on the Green! Showing in parks across New York and online, this year’s hybrid festival is themed “Music & Cinema.”
Where: Online and in NYC parks
When: Friday, July 9, through Friday, July 30

Collective Emancipation: Another look at French militant cinema

Dive into revolutionary cinema with the Anthology Film Archives’ online film series. Released on Bastille Day, the series explores three fronts in the struggle for emancipation: the situation of the working class, the battle for women’s liberation, and the fight for decolonization and national independence.
Where: Online
When: Wednesday, July 14, through Tuesday, July 27

The Thing About France: Adam Gopnik

Listen to this interview with Adam Gopnik about Franco-American exchanges, politics, and, of course, Bastille Day!
Where: Online
When: Available anytime

FIAF Bastille Day 2021 Prize Drawing

Enter FIAF’s Bastille Day online drawing for a chance to win exciting prizes! All proceeds will go towards FIAF’s arts and education programs.
Where: Online
When: Wednesday, July 21, 6:30 pm ET