Oh là là, it's New York's biggest annual public celebration of France's independence
Bastille Day on 60th Street60th Street (East 60th Street, New York, NY) Map it Free
Remember freedom fries? Thankfully those days are more than a presidential term behind us and we're back to appreciating all that is good about France. The wine, the cheese, the macarons — it's all paraded today at Bastille Day on 60th Street, New York's biggest annual public celebration marking France's independence. Spanning three Upper East Side blocks, the family-friendly festivities include music, culinary treats and performances. This year, eccentric, cult French rocker Philippe Katerine is flying in to perform a special "d'avant-match" concert on Friday night, and FIAF is introducing the inaugural Bastille Day Banquet, a savory three-course boxed lunch which can be purchased in advance or at the event. Grab a beret, brush up on "La Mareillaise," and make your way over to this culturally rich soiree.