Celebrate Bastille Day in New England!

Are you interested in celebrating Bastille Day, as the French do, with the French? Here’s a list of all events happening in the region to celebrate la Fête Nationale !



Bastille Day Block Party
French Cultural Center
Friday, July 15th
The French style street party of the summer returns to Marlborough Street – featuring live music by Ginkgoa (a blend of vintage Paris chic and New York cool with swinging electro beats) and Emeline Michel (an internationally acclaimed Haitian songstress fusing pop, jazz, blues, and traditional rhythms). This is a rain or shine event | Tickets are non-refundable | French food and drinks will be available for sale
On Marlborough St (between Berkeley & Clarendon), Boston, MA
Tickets: $28 in advance, $35 at the door – online, by phone, or in person at the reception desk – free for children under 10

Bastille Day Party At Bijou Nightclub
Thursday, July 14
10 PM to 2 AM
F Like Frenchies presents the Bastille Day Party, a fabulous party to celebrate "Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity".?
If you are over 21 years old, come dance and mingle to the beats of French DJ Jean-Michel Carlone and keep the revolution alive through the night!
A portion of the proceeds from admissions will be donated to French Heritage, a language program addressing the needs of underserved new immigrants of French-speaking background in the Boston Area.

Bijou Nightclub
51 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116
Tickets: $20 in advance | $25 at the door
Dress code: Tricolor Casual Chic, blue, white, and red outfits recommended.

The War of Bacchus and Cupid
Les Enfants d’Orphée
Directed by Ian Pomerantz and Natasha Roule
Thursday, July 14th
7:10PM: Lecture
7:30PM: Concert
The War of Bacchus and Cupid: Printemps vs. Automne, by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
The Green Room
Union Square
62 Bow St, Somerville, MA
Tickets: $15 General Public | $10 Students and Seniors | Free for children under 15

Bastille @ CIC
Thursday, July 14
4 PM to 7 PM
Come celebrate the French national holiday at CIC.
Come enjoy French music, movies, and more while building community and learn about the best French fare Boston has to offer.
Come indulge your senses and compete to pair French wine and cheese with their respective regions.
Come one, come all, come build community.

50 Milk Street, Boston

Rhode Island

L’Alliance Française de Providence
July 14th
6:00pm – 9:30pm
Dinner at CAV Restaurant: an appetizer, an entrée, and a dessert
CAV Restaurant
14 Imperial Pl, Providence RI 02903
$50, taxes and gratuity included
To reserve: contact@afprovidence.org or 401-272-6243

L’Alliance Française de Newport
July 14th
Live French piano music, wine and hors d’œuvres and a rousing Marseillaise! Dr. Benedict Leca, Executive Director of the Redwood Library, will give a presentation about the art of Cézanne.
Members are invited to participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Rochambeau statue in Kings Park, Newport, at 5:15pm. From there, the group will proceed to Redwood Library.

Redwood Library
50 Bellevue Ave, Newport RI
Price: free to all AFN members; $15 for non-members.
RSVP to Mary-Gail Smith, President of the Alliance Française, at msmith797@gmail.com by July 7th.

French Salute
Newport Music Festival
Thursday, July 14th
Introducing American Oboist?Mary Lynch in the?Traditional Festival Salute to Bastille Day
Chateau-sur-Mer Tent

474 Bellevue Ave., Newport RI
Tickets $32


Bastille Day Festival
July 14th
8am – 8pm
Celebrate with the Baron – come to our Bastille Day Festival on July 14th in Historic Castine to celebrate the national holiday of our oldest ally. Featuring our grand “déjeuner en blanc”, or “picnic in white”, the festival will be a full day of Franco-American entertainment within the ambiance of one of America’s oldest settlements. Enjoy music, food, films, lectures, re-enactments, children’s activities, French cooking demonstrations, walking tours, and the Baron Beach & Beacon Twilight 5K Race.
Castine, ME

New Hampshire

Bastille Day Tent Party
The Restaurant at Burdick’s
July 14th
Tent party & live French music 5:30-8:30pm
Special menu in the restaurant 11:30-9:00pm

47 Main St., Walpole NH, 03608


Bastille Day featuring the Yves Lambert Trio plus Michele Choiniere with Clyde Stats, Dono Schabner and David Gusakov
Young Tradition Vermont
July 14th
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The concert begins at 7pm. ?The 1st half will feature Michele Choiniere with Clyde Stats, Dono Schabner and David Gusakov, and ?the 2nd half will feature the Yves Lambert Trio.
Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center
60 Lake St, Burlington, VT 05401
Admission is a $20 suggested donation at the door; reservations can be requested at mark.sustic@gmail.com.

Last modified on 11/07/2016

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