Monday, June 29, 2015

Celebrate Bastille Day at the movies with FIAF!

This July, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York’s premiere French cultural center, invites New Yorkers to celebrate Bastille Day at the movies!

·         As part of its CinéSalon series Jean-Claude Carrière: Writing the Impossible, FIAF will present Danton on Tuesday, July 14 at 4 & 7:30pm. The fiery passions that instigated the French Revolution come to life in Andrzej Wajda’svivid 1983 historical thriller starring Gérard Depardieu as the titular man-of-the-people who engages fellow French revolutionary Maximilien Robespierre (Wojciech Pszoniak) in a fiery ideological struggle.

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Bring the whole family to FIAF’s Bastille Day on 60th Street, New York’s biggest and liveliest Frenchfêteon Sunday, July 12 from 12:30 to 5pm for screenings of award-winning, animated French films. Kids and parents will enjoy Five Shorts by Michel Ocelot,Animated Shorts from Poitou-Charentes, and the feature filmMinuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants, all free and open to the public!

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About FIAF’s Bastille Day on 60th Street


The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York’s premiere French cultural center, is thrilled to present Bastille Day on 60th Street, New York’s biggest and liveliest French fêteon Sunday, July 12 from noon to 5pm, over a three block stretch on 60th Street.

This year’s highlights include:


Free Performances!


·         New! Martinique’s Arpège Choir in their New York City début.

·         New! French-American electro-swing group Ginkgoa, French singer-songwriter Benjamin Swax, and DJ Ol’ Stark.

·         Delightful performances from our gorgeous can-can dancers, the jubilant Hungry March Band, and more!




·         New! Sample the crème-de-la-crème of French bubbly at an exclusive Champagne & Chocolate Tasting!

·         Wine, Cheese, Cocktails, and Beer Tasting! Sip delicious whites, reds, and rosés from the legendary vineyards of Bordeaux!


Family Fun!


·         New! Free screenings of award-winning French films for kids!

·         New! Free cooking and art workshops for kids!

·         Fabulous prize drawing, free French WorkshopsKids’ Corner“Pop-Up” Library, a mimeclassic Citroën cars, and more!


The best in French cuisine!


·         A feast of French delicacies from François Payard BakeryÉpicerie BouludDBGB Kitchen and BarFinancier Pâtisserie, and more!