Andrea F

Day 42: Bastille Day Celebration

In French Films, NYC, NYC for free, things to do in NYC on July 12, 2009 at 11:52 pm

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For those of us who can’t make it to the Champs Elysees in time for the July 14 celebration of France’s national holiday Bastille Day, 60th Street had a party of its own on Sunday. Flags from both the USA and France waved overhead, while down on street level, crowds mingled between tents, snacking on foodstuffs and finding inspiration for traveling abroad. Amidst the all-American lemonade stands that seem to appear at every street fair, Macaron Café had a tent of their pastel colored meringue confections, while over at Payard’s, it was sandwiches and an assortment of mouthwatering French pastries of the other kind. If the street fair scene wasn’t your thing, be inspired at least! Head to Creperie at 135 Ludlow where you can indulge on a crepe at any time of day; to Bouchon, at 10 Columbus Circle in the Time Warner building, for one of their scrumptious baguettes; and then to Artisanal Fromagerie, Bistro and Wine Bar at 2 Park Avenue for a baguette’s favorite partner—the cheese! At the end of your tour, head to the Paris Theatre at 4 West 58th Street for a taste of French cinema.

Et voila, a Bastille Day celebration right here in NYC.

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