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Friday, July 14, 2006

Bastille Day in New York

Every year, the restaurant Provence in SOHO throws a Bastille Day party. The block they are on (MacDougal Street) is closed to traffic from Houston to Prince Street. The street is divided into many petanque courts, and a tournament is held. Food is served al fresco and music is played; an outdoor party celebration is created. French can be heard spoken everywhere. From what I have seen and read, most French restaurants do celebrate in some way. This particular city block has a few French restaurants and cafes, so there is a tiny bit of a French neighborhood feel. Here's a short VIDEO of the festivities. The weather was beautiful and the ambiance was quite nice, so for a short time I could pretend I was in Paris...

8 comments:

Passante said...

Wish I'd been there! I imagine that here in Washington, the French Embassy and the Alliance Française celebrate, but it's probably more formal. This looks more fun.

Michael said...

What a blast! Amazing to see how many people turned out for something like that...and the video is so much fun. Thanks!

Brian said...

It is surprising to see so many French Americans - they are a small group that generally go unseen with no particular neighborhood(s) of their own. But they are here. And they know and find each other. These bonds are important for expats around the world.
BTW - happy Bastille Day.
Brian

anne said...

Wow looks fun! Everyone seems all in a very light mood :) It always feel good to be surrounded by familiar faces especially when you are in a different country

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