Bastille Day in New York City

Bastille Day in New York City

July 4th, America’s Independence Day, has passed. Now it’s time to get excited for July 14th! The date doesn’t ring a bell? Bastille Day! This is a French National holiday, dating all the way back to 1789 with the storming of the Bastille. This was the day the French were finally released from an economic and political crisis, marked as the symbol of the French Revolution, and an important holiday worth celebrating liberty, equality, and fraternity ever since. This patriotic pride goes a long way on Bastille Day, especially here in New York City. The week leading up to July 14th is full of events to celebrate the French culture. This year, Bastille day will occur on Sunday, July 15, 2018, hosted by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), creating New York’s biggest & liveliest French street fête from 12:00PM to 5:00PM on East 60th Street, from Fifth Avenue to Lexington Avenue, NYC. You will not fall shy of French cuisine, musique, dance, and attractions for the whole family at this three-block fête populaire. There are also many other places throughout the city to celebrate. Check out what is going on during these two weeks of French Celebrations.

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The Best Places To See Graffiti in NYC

The Best Places To See Graffiti in NYC

The concrete jungle of New York City, overflowing with cultures and ethnical diversity, does not only shine upon nightfall. Beginning with the 1960 New York City hip-hop graffiti movement, bare walls now burst with color all throughout the city.  The emergence of graffiti art has provided a newfound ability to conjoin culture, identity, and politics in total silence among the noise of New York. Check out these latest pieces for yourself in the Bronx, Brookyln and Queens on our Triboro Tour.

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What Happened to The Soldiers From Harlem Who Fought for France?

What Happened to The Soldiers From Harlem Who Fought for France?

While Emmanuel Macron has just celebrated the commemorations of the entry of the United States into the First World War, the fate of the 15th infantry regiment of the National guards of New York, composed of African Americans remains unknown to this day. Indeed, the voluntary soldiers were present in the trenches to help the French, their bravery was greeted by the French Army, but unfortunately, not so much from their own country, the United States because of their skin color.

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Where to Celebrate Bastille Day in New York

Where to Celebrate Bastille Day in New York

Celebrated on July, 14, Bastille Day is the French national day and the most important bank holiday in France! Setting the storming of the Bastille in 1789 as an essential part of the French History. The 14th July has become a major public holiday, traditionally considered as the symbol of the French Revolution. There’s no shortage of parties to attend in honor of France’s National Day on July 14, which commemorates the Storming of the Bastille a turning point in the French Revolution. Read more

15 Amazing Pictures of New York From Above

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New York City is a skyscrapers paradise. According to the Encyclopedia of New York City, there would be about 860,000 buildings in Gotham. Including some of the highest buildings in the world! One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the world’s sixth-tallest. The Empire State Building stood as the world’s tallest building for 40 years after its completion and is still with 102 floors the third highest building in NYC; the famous 30 Rockefeller Plaza, home to Top of the Rock, only ranks 17th on the list of world’s tallest buildings. Read more