Dear Pistache friends,
the time has come to show us your support! We will celebrate Bastille Day on Sunday July 15th organized by the FIAF (French Institute Alliance Française) on 60th street, between 5th avenue and Lexington avenue, and we want you to come visit us, with family, friends, neighbors!
Bastille Day (the date is actually July 14th on the calendar, but the tradition in New York calls for a Sunday festival) celebrates the French Revolution in 1789, when people of France kicked out King, Queen and nobility from Versailles and send everybody to the Bastille’s jail (to make a long story short).
Every year since then, July 14th is always a day of fun : street fairs, concerts, fireworks, a great ball in every city and village to end the night with a the love of the Republic.
Next Sunday, our expatriates’s patriotic feeling will be expressed with a tribute to traditional French pastries. Expect macarons, canelés, kouign amann, tartes, amandines, quiches, bien sûr! But also some surprises on the table, sweet as much as savories.
All along the week until sunday, we will try to keep you posted about our preparations. But be sure that we can not wait to meet you there!
Bastille Day with the FIAF, open to the public :
Sunday July 15th, from 12 pm to 5 pm. 60th Street between Fifth and Lexington Avenues (map)
Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 59th & Lexington; N, R to 59th & 5th Ave.; E to 53rd St.; F to 63rd St.
Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4 or Q31 to 59th St. Or M5 to 58th St.
* “Allons enfants de la Patrie!” (let’s go children of the homeland) is the first line of the French national anthem, written during the French Revolution.