Every July 14th, France commemorates the storming of the Bastille in 1789, a historic event that marked the beginning of the French Revolution. It is a day of celebrating liberty, equality, and fraternity—values deeply rooted in French culture. In New York, FIAF seizes this occasion for more than 20 years now, to share the festive spirit of France with the local community.
Bastille Day in New York is the lively street festival organized by FIAF on the renowned Madison Avenue, between 59th and 63rd street. This main thoroughfare is transformed into an authentic French carnival, with food and French product stalls, street performers, musicians, and dancers, transporting visitors into a quintessentially French ambiance.
The French "Joie de Vivre” :
When you participate in Bastille Day in New York, you become immersed in the atmosphere of French "joie de vivre." You can mingle with a lively crowd, engage in conversations with enthusiastic Francophones, and share moments of conviviality. It's a day where French culture is celebrated with passion, allowing everyone to be swept away by the magic of the event.
One of the main highlights of the fair is the exclusive French garden, a privileged and high-end bloc, between 60thand 61st street where French Wink will have nine booths! So, save the date to meet us and step into this enchanting garden to discover our cherished brands!
Indulge your culinary passions with Silpat's premium baking essentials, while savoring the timeless charm of Angelina Paris delicacies and Oliviers and Co Provence specialties. Stock up your favorites French grocery products and let you be surprised by French Bloom alcohol free champagne as by Rhum cocktails preparations by Delice Metisse. Pamper yourself for summer with our beauty brands: Payot, Kure Bazaar, JCH Respect, Beautyque, Shaeri and Demain beauty will be there to take care of you from head to toes.
Embrace the spirit of France and join us in celebrating Bastille Day, an unforgettable cultural extravaganza that brings the best of France to the heart of New York City.