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 with the week leading up to July 14th being full of events to celebrate the French culture. Here is everything you need to know to celebrate Bastille Day in New York avec panache!
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.