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Bastille Day Festival 2014

Entrace to Bastille Day - 60th & LexBastille Day Festival – 60th Street & Lexington Avenue, NYC

Yesterday was the annual Bastille Day Festival in New York City.  The main one, held by the French Institute Alliance Française in Manhattan.  Another very popular celebration that also takes place each year is the one in Brooklyn along Smith Street.  This year, there was even one in Harlem.  All of these festivities help acknowledge and highlight the influence of French culture alongside those of the other nationalities that have shaped American development, food and otherwise.

Dressed for Bastille DayDressed up in French finery

There will be events taking place all around the city this week to celebrate this historic event.  Please check out this link to Bastille Week to find out more.  Here’s some photos of the sights, sounds, and food from yesterday’s street fair, including that of a band that passed through the gathering.  The crowd was really in the spirit of the day, even down to some of the most posh, four-legged participants!

Bon appétit!