Monday, July 8, 2013

BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATIONS in the BIG Apple (c) By Polly Guerin

Spirits are high on celebrating Bastille Day this weekend kicking off with dance parties and block parties to entice New Yorkers and tourists to enjoy a “very French experience.” Only in New York my friends, the best of New York. Here’s the scoop!!! BASTILLE DAY DANCE PARTY The committee of French Speaking Societies sponsors a Bastille Day dance party on Friday, July 12th at 404 W. 10th Avenue at 33rd street, from 6:30 to 1pm. The festivities include a prize drawing for two round trip tickets NYC-Paris on Air France and other surprises. Men should dress the part and bring out all their best Francophile style, wearing a suit is de rigueur or go casual wearing a beret with striped shirt like a French Can Can dancer’s male partner. Ladies are invited to wear cocktail dresses. General admission is $30, cash bar and passed hors d’oeuvres. For the fashionistas and cognoscenti there is a VIP Lounge, $120 with a gourmet buffet and open bar. For more info: www.bastilleday--- BASTILLE DAY ON 60TH Street is a three-block fete complete with live entertainment on Sunday July 14th, between Fifth Ave. and Lexington Avenue. Alliance Francaise invites you to celebrate Bastille Day and enjoy the best of French culture at FIAF’s annual street fair. From crepes, ├ęclairs, and fromages with refreshing wine and beer, you won’t want to miss New York City’s ultimate French summer fete. Try your luck at the famous prize drawing, and shop for classic crafts, gourmet treats, and special gifts, and children’s activities in the kid’s corner. Don’t miss an afternoon full of fun for the entire family. For details contact: bastilledanyc.com— FRENCH RESTAURANTS CELEBRATE Bastille Day with food and drink specials in Manhattan: Le Singe Vert in Chelsea; Jules Bistro, East Village; Cercle Rouge, TriBeCA. In Brooklyn, Bar Tabac is holding a typical French Petanque tournament a ball sport. FILMS ON THE GREEN Pack a picnic and watch a film under the stars during the FILMS ON THE GREEN festival. This year’s edition features class and contemporary pictures about the various aspects of love, that only the French claim the prerogative. Fridays through August 2 at various city parks, with a final screening at Columbia University. www.FilmsontheGreen. MURMURS Created by nouveau cirque pioneer Victoria Thierree Chaplin (daughter of Charlie) stars with her daughter Aurelia in the North American premiere at this year’s Lincoln Center Festival. This 80-minute , nearly wordless work of visual heater, the multitalented performers occupies a dreamlike world in which everyday items such as bubble wrap, bellows, umbrellas and cardboard boxes take on lives of their own. July 24 through July 28 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater; www.lincolncenterfestival. Ta Ta Darlings!!! As my last name indicates “Guerin” I shall see you at the Bastille Day celebrations!!!! Fan mail welcome: pollytalk@verizon.net. Visit Polly’ Blogs at pollytalk.com and click on the links in the left-hand column of Polly’s home page.

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