**Celebrate Bastille Day at New Yorkâs liveliest summer fÃªte presented by FIAF and CÃ´te dâAzur France Abounding with French cuisine, *musique*, dance, and myriad attractions for the whole family, this three-block *fÃªte populaire* invites New Yorkers to revel in the flavors, sounds, and *joie de vivre* of France For over 20 years, FIAF has hosted New Yorkâs largest public celebration of Franceâs national holiday, Bastille Day. The day commemorates the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789 and the birth of the modern French nation Donât miss this festive afternoon of French food, wine, culture, and entertainment HIGHLIGHTS: Summer in Provence Tasting **12-4:30pm** FIAF Tinker Auditorium, 22 East 60th Street Featuring wines from ChÃ¢teau dâEsclans, ChÃ¢teau de la ClapiÃ¨re, ChÃ¢teau La Gordonne, and Miraval, cocktails from Ricard, beers from Kronenbourg, cheese from PrÃ©sident, and charcuterie from Trois Petits Cochons.Learn More Champagne, Cocktail, and Jazz Party **1:30â3pm â¢ 3:30â5pm** FIAF Skyroom, 22 East 60th Street Champagnes from Besserat de Bellefon, Delamotte, Laurent-Perrier, Michel Gonet, and Pol Roger, and cocktails from Giffard will be served along with treats from Jacques Torres Chocolate, LadurÃ©e, and Maman Bakery. The Avalon Jazz Band will perform.Learn More **Grand Prize â Luxury Escape to CÃ´te dâAzur â Cannes for Two! ** Additional prizes include a ThermomixÂ® TM5 digital countertop appliance, a customized gold bracelet by Atelier Paulin, French beauty products, gourmet gift baskets, and lots more Drawing on July 14 at 5pm on the Main Stage (60th Street & Park Avenue). You do not need to be present to win.Learn More CÃ´te dâAzur France Village **12â5pm** 60th Street, near Madison Avenue CÃ´te dâAzur Village spotlights the south-east region of France, famed for luxury travel & cruise, shopping, culture, wine, gastronomy, golf, nature, and more Presented by the CÃ´te dâAzur France Tourism Board, along with 20 partners from the region, the Village will offer visitors special travel deals, prizes, and activities courtesy of Fragonard Parfumeur, les Pâtites Ouvreuses, HÃ´tel Verlaine Cannes, Mouratoglou Resort in Biot, and Hotels.com/Expedia Group - Learn More - Nice, Antibes Juan-les-Pins, Cannes, Biot, Mougins, Grasse, Eze, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, le Parc National du Mercantourâ¦ discover CÃ´te dâAzur France! Presenters: CÃ´te dâAzur France Tourism Board; Tourism offices of Cannes and Nice CÃ´te dâAzur; the Provence Regional Tourism Board; hotels (from Cannes: Le Grand Hotel Cannes, Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso Cannes, Intercontinental Carlton Cannes, CÃ©zanne Hotel & Spa, HÃ´tel Renoir, HÃ´tel Verlaine; from Nice: Radisson Blu Nice, Hotel Plaza Nice, Splendid Hotel & Spa, HÃ´tel Gounod; ChÃ¢teau la ChÃ¨vre dâOr in Eze; ChÃ¢teau le Cagnard in Cagnes-sur-Mer; Beachcomber French Riviera at the Mouratoglou Resort in Biot; Hotel Belles Rives and Hotel Juana in Juan-les-Pins Cap dâAntibes); DMC Make Events; Liven Up excursions and driving experiences; and My Riviera Tours and cooking classes - Market Booths **12â5pm** 60th Street, from Madison Avenue to Lexington Avenue More than 40 top purveyors of French food, beauty, fashion, culture, and travel will be featured at this yearâs Bastille Day *fÃªte* FIAF Info Booths **12â5pm** Located at corner of 60th Street and Fifth Avenue; In front of FIAF, on 60th Street, between Madison Avenue & Park Avenue; and Corner of 60th Street and Lexington Avenue FIAF is New Yorkâs premier center for French language and culture. Come speak with us and discover our membership benefits, French classes for kids and adults, our onsite and digital Library, and upcoming film screenings, performances, and more Donât forget to take advantage of the 10% discount on French classes and memberships offered in honor of Bastille Day! Live Performances **12:35â5pm** Main Stage (60th Street & Park Avenue) Enjoy live music and dance performances by artists from France and New York on the main stage and along 60th Street - 12:35pm â Can-Canby Joanna Wronska - Joanna Wronska is US-based professional dancer, trained actress, and choreographer. She is fluent in English, Polish, French and Russian. Joanna has lived and performed in France, Singapore, Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, Italy, Caribbean, Croatia, Morocco, and USA. She has performed with the famous âJubilee!â show in Las Vegas, the prestigious âCrazy Horseâ cabaret in Paris, the City Ballet of Los Angeles, the Norwegian Cruise Lineâs dance and magic shows âElementsâ and âIllusionariumâ, the âCome Fly with Meâ musical, and the âPirates Adventureâ acrobatics show in Spain - - 12:40pm â ChloÃ© Perrier & The French Heart Jazz Band - Ms. Perrier will be accompanied by Aki Ishiguro (guitar), Jim Robertson (bass), Rodrigo Recabarren (drums), Jon Hunt (clarinet), and Caroline Bugala (violin) ChloÃ© Perrier is a French Jazz singer based in NYC. ChloÃ© started acting, singing, and playing the violin at a young age. While studying at the Bill Evans Piano Academy in Paris, ChloÃ© started to write and compose her first songs. Today, she performs with her new band The French Heart Jazz Band at several venues and clubs in Paris and New York City, as well as live on radio and TV shows such as Telematin in France. Whether she is interpreting great jazz standards, the bossa nova, French songs, or her own compositions, she transports the audience into her poetic and romantic universe. She is currently preparing her second album with her band. It will feature a mix of French chansonsand American jazz standards from the 20s to the 40s with a continental flare Image Â© JF AloÃ¯si - - 12:50â4:20pm â Live Art with artist Cocovan (On 60th Street) - French-Iranian performance artist Cocovan brings her acclaimed participatory art project, The World Letter, to New York City for Bastille Day! Cocovan sets out a desk on the street and invites pedestrians to come write a collective love letter to the world on a giant scroll of paper. The project premiered in June 2017 as a one-day-only event but soon evolved into a series of art installations in public spaces around the world. The World Letterhas been signed by more than 20,000 contributors from 132 countries. Paris born, the 30-year old Cocovan is currently based in New York Image Â© Adeline Rebeillard - - 12:50â4:20pm â Mime with Catherine Gasta (On 60th Street) - 12:55â5pm â CitroÃ«n Car Show (Fifth Avenue at 60th Street) - FIAF Bastille Day will once again be the finish point for The Greater New York CitroÃ«n & Velosolex Clubâs Annual Bastille Day Rally & RendezVous. Car lovers will be able to get up close to classic models of the popular French automobile. With over 40 CitroÃ«n automobiles, Velosolex motorized bicycles, and other vehicles from France, the Rally is the largest active automotive event in New York City. This year, the Rally will be featured in CitroÃ«nâs global heritage documentary online series in celebration of the 100th anniversary of CitroÃ«n - - 1:10pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm â The Love Show (dance) - The Love Show is a theatrical dance company that combines cabaret, ballet, contemporary, rock, comedy, and theater into creative performances all over the US and beyond. For Bastille Day, they will present a thrilling dance program that seamlessly blends hip hop, ballet, jazz, contemporary dance, and tap. The program will feature songs like âI Love Parisâ, âSparkling Diamondsâ (from Moulin Rouge), and other fun and upbeat French-themed tracks - - 1:25pm â Feather Dance by Joanna Wronska - Joanna Wronska is US-based professional dancer, trained actress, and choreographer. She is fluent in English, Polish, French and Russian. Joanna has lived and performed in France, Singapore, Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, Italy, Caribbean, Croatia, Morocco, and USA. She has performed with the famous âJubilee!â show in Las Vegas, the prestigious âCrazy Horseâ cabaret in Paris, the City Ballet of Los Angeles, the Norwegian Cruise Lineâs dance and magic shows âElementsâ and âIllusionariumâ, the âCome Fly with Meâ musical, and the âPirates Adventureâ acrobatics show in Spain - - 1:30pm â World Music by The Blue Dahlia - Brooklyn-born, NYC and Paris-based chanteuseDahlia Dumont presents The Blue Dahlia, an international work that mixes chanson franÃ§aise, reggae, klezmer, Latin rhythms, ska and swing to create a warm and soulful sound driven by a fun and joyful energy - - 2:30pm â Les Pâtites Ouvreuses - French Riviera Band - The French Riviera band Les Pâtites Ouvreuses is know for their popular French songs and performances created at the crossroads of dance, popular poetry, and world music. They create a positive exhuberant atmosphere and it becomes irresistible to join them in dance. Featuring CÃ©dric Gonnet (lead vocal, guitar and dances) and Nadine Bentivoglio (vocal and accordion) - - 3pm â Hungry March Band (On 60th Street) - Put on your dancing shoes for the Hungry March Bandâs curbside Bal Populaire! The bandâs original compositions are inspired by New Orleans street bands, European brass traditions, Gypsy/Roma classics, jazz, wedding brass bands from India, and the global community of New York. Break out your dance moves and fancy threadsâweâve got a party going on - - 3:30pm â Rodeo Joe (rock band) - Rodeo Joe has been playing Rock ânâ Roll all over Europe and North America since the mid-80âs. The band was conceived in the western suburbs of Paris when the four band members bought an old Citroen truck âthe Tubeâ and toured France with a repertoire of Blues and Southern Rock covers finding gigs at bars, festivals, village eventsâ¦ Smiles up to the ears, Rodeo Joe offers a live-show cooked with a good dose of rockNroll-Boogie-Blues and a splash of world-music secret ingredients. The lyrics evoke the current society with its joys and sorrows: lost girls, memorable travels - - 4:15pm â Zouk Dance Lesson with Franck Muhel Fly Away with Books Workshops **1â4pm â¢ Ages 4-10 â¢ Free FIAF Library Booth, 60th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues Renowned French illustrators and authors will lead three playful and imaginative workshops for kids, presented in partnership with *Fly Away with Books*, a program of the Cultural Services of the French Embassyâs family program *Kids Trail* - 1â2pm: Geometry of Animals with Lucie BrunelliÃ¨re - Arts & Crafts | Ages 4 & up Inspired by the book Deep in the Ocean( La grande plongÃ©e) Drawing animals requires documentation and observation. Lucie BrunelliÃ¨re will show kids how to observe an image, identify geometric shapes, copy them onto paper or use cut out shapes, consider graphic design and textures, and put the finishing touches to create the image of an animal - - 2â3pm: Full Speed Ahead! with Cruschiform - Card Game | Ages 7-10 Inspired by the book Full Speed Ahead! How Fast Things Go Kids will compete in teams to sort and rank vehicles and animals by their speed, from slowest to fastest. Does a cheetah run faster than an antelope? Is a falcon faster than a Formula 1 car? Some animals may surprise you! - - 3â4pm: Pop-up Art with Anouck Boisrobert & Louis Rigaud - Arts & Crafts | Ages 6 & up After a short presentation of their pop-up books, the author-illustrator creative duo of Anouck Boisrobert and Louis Rigaud will teach kids techniques to create 3D vegetables and an animated 3D scene Each child will create a garden-themed pop-up card to take home - GÃ©rard Chambre: *Si on chantait lâAmour* **3pm â¢ Free FIAF Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street Renowned French singer GÃ©rard Chambre, with Eric Breton at the piano, will perform French songs made memorable by singers like Charles Trenet, Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Yves Montand, Charles Aznavour, Johnny Hallyday, and others whose voices left their mark on France and the world. Performance presented in partnership with Pierre Cardin *âAfter great success in Paris and around the world, I am delighted to bring GÃ©rard Chambreâs show to New York for FIAFâs Bastille Day celebration â Pierre Cardin Special Screening: C'est la vie! **5:30pm** FIAF Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street In French with English subtitles In this delightful comedy from Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, the duo behind the award-winning film *The Intouchables*, a wedding planner/caterer must pull off a magnificent wedding in a 17th-century French chÃ¢teau while the celebration and his personal life descend into chaos **Questions Email [email protected] to become a sponsor, rent a booth, or if you have any questions.