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.
We are in the heart of summer now and events are heating up. This month is full of arts and culture, take it all in! Check out our recommended activities to do here in New York City this July.
Planning a weeklong trip to New York City? Take a look at our handcrafted itinerary, created just for you by our New York experts. It includes all NYC must-dos for a first-time visit and enough exciting and breathtaking experiences to leave you with unforgettable memories and the wish to come back as soon as possible!
Summer is coming here in New York City and reasons to enjoy the (finally) nice weather and explore all the facets of the Big Apple continue to multiply. Whether you are a history-junkie, a street-art enthusiast, a foodie, or simply just enjoy soaking up the rich diversity that floats throughout the city, New York does not disappoint. Explore beyond the typical city streets of Manhattan and dive into the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens to discover some of the most unique and culturally diverse neighborhoods the city has to offer. Here are our best tips to visit the 3 most booming boroughs of NYC.
New York City’s unique holiday atmosphere, infinite lights and décor, and incomparable offer of exciting shows and seasonal activities make it the ideal holiday destination. Despite all the joy and wonder that Christmas in NYC emits, your trip deserves proper planning, especially if you’ll be visiting the Big Apple for the first time! Here are some tips to help you plan your perfect holidays in New York City this season.