FIAF Bastille Day Celebration

Sunday, July 16, 2023
Madison Avenue, 59th to 63rd Street, NYC

Join FIAF on Sunday, July 16, from noon-5pm, for New York City’s largest celebration of France’s national holiday! A welcoming neighborhood event for more than 20 years, this year, the Bastille Day street fair returns to its recently expanded Madison Avenue location from 59th to 63rd street, offering live music, a rosé & bubbly party, prize drawings, family activities, a special film screening, and more than 50 booths showcasing the best of French food and francophone culture.


Live Performances

Main Stage, 59th Street and Madison Avenue
Free and open to all

The Bastille Day Main Stage welcomes a range of exciting live music and entertainment! Cast members from Broadway’s Moulin Rouge! The Musical will perform excerpts from the new, exciting theatrical adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s iconic musical mash-up. Paris-based singer-songwriter Naomi Greene blends vocals with harp arrangements and elements of indie rock. French-Moroccan singer/composer/producer Malika Zarra performs songs in Berber, Moroccan Arabic, French, and English with mezzo-soprano vocals, and BoByGroove, half of the Brooklyn-based French duo Cosmic Gardens, spins electro beats.

  • 12:40pm — Broadway’s Moulin Rouge! The Musical
    • The Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Moulin Rouge! The Musical comes to Bastille Day with an ebullient ensemble performance of excerpts and classic numbers by its cast. Indulge in the wild cabaret, rich glamour, and timeless romance of the hit stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s iconic film in an outdoor musical mash-up!

  • 1:30pm — Naomi Greene
    • Born and raised in Paris, singer-songwriter Naomi Greene creates a mesmerizing blend of graceful vocals and electric harp arrangements, featuring edgy elements of indie rock and folk. Greene spent time in Los Angeles, where she collaborated with M83, La Femme, Jim James, and Oberhofer. She is currently in Paris, writing her anticipated debut album.

  • 2:45pm — Malika Zarra
    • Award-winning French-Moroccan singer/composer/producer Malika Zarra converys powerful multi-cultural experiences and traditions in Berber, Moroccan Arabic, French, and English with her sinuous, mezzo-soprano vocals. She has performed worldwide, including at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and collaborated with international artists including John Zorn and Grammy Award-winners Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Orchestra.

  • 4pm — BoByGroove
    • BoByGroove, half of the Brooklyn-based French duo Cosmic Gardens, creates a sweet, entrancing mix of electro beats, melodic synths, and guitar. He is influenced by artists like M83, Rodrigo y Gabriela, French 79, Daft Punk, Hermano Guiterres, Euro Tart, and a love of ice cream.

Rosé & Bubbly Party

1-2:30pm • 3:30-5pm
FIAF Skyroom, 22 East 60th Street, NYC

What could make a Bastille Day celebration more complete than rosé and bubbly party!

Enjoy an outstanding selection of summer wines courtesy of Vineyard Brands including Champagne Delamotte, La Vieille Ferme, Miraval Rosé, and STUDIO by Miraval. The wines will be coupled with delicious madeleines and mini quiches from Miss Madeleine, macarons from Thierry Atlan, and cheese from Topping off the festivities will be a live performance by Saint Martin’s renowned steel drum band Jolly Boys!


The French Garden

On Madison Avenue, between 60th and 61st Street, NYC

Premium shopping returns to The French Garden showcasing more than a dozen luxury shops including exclusive food, beauty, fashion, and a special collaboration with French Wink. There will also be a coffee activation from presenting sponsor, L’OR Coffee.

Featured shops include:

Angelina Paris • Atelier Tuffery • Babette • Beautyque • • Délice Métisse • Demain Beauty • Doré • FIAF Boutique • French Bloom • JCH Respect • Kure Bazaar • La Maison du Chocolat • Ladurée • Le Petit Parisien • L’Or Coffee • OCabanon • Olivier and Co • Pain d’Avignon • Paul Bertin • Payot • Shaeri • Silpat • Sofitel • Thermomix • Thierry Atlan

Market Booths

On Madison Avenue, between 61st and 63rd Street, NYC

A range of 50+ food and lifestyle purveyors, including a special Saint Martin Experience booth, will provide something for everyone on Madison Avenue.

  • View Participating Vendors
    • Asphalt Green • Barachou • Benoit NYC • Bourke Street Bakery • Brasserie Cognac East • BZH New York • Common Meadows • Crepe Escape • France-Amérique • French Morning • Hanami Designs • La Joie de Vivre • La Région Occitanie & Sud de France • Lyceum Kennedy French American School • Macaron Parlour • Maman • Merci Bisous & Pistache NYC • Mille-feuille Bakery • Miss Madeleine • Moulin Rouge! The Musical • Oyster Party • Petit Pot • Saint Martin • Sel Magique • TV5 Monde & Sling TV

Family Activities

On Madison Avenue, between 61st and 63rd Street, NYC

Kids of all ages and their families can partake in classic playground games and fitness challenges led by coaches from sports and fitness provider Asphalt Green. And instructors from the FIAF Language Center will lead a special Bastille Day-themed coloring corner.

Film Screening: The Innocent

FIAF Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC
Dir. Louis Garrel, 2022, 99 min
With Louis Garrel, Roschdy Zem, Anouk Grinberg, Noémie Merlant
In French with English subtitles

Part crime thriller, part family farce, Louis Garrel’s The Innocent shows with panache and pathos the dangerous lengths two men go, and the outlandish lies they tell, for the women they love. The film garnered 11 nominations at the 2022 César Awards, winning Best Supporting Actress (Noémie Merlant) and Best Original Screenplay (Louis Garrel, Tanguy Viel, Naïla Guiguet).

  • Read Synopsis
    • Louis Garrel stars as Abel, a museum educator and widower whose mother, Sylvie (Anouk Grinberg), marries Michel (Roschdy Zem), one of her drama pupils in the local penitentiary. Once on parole, Michel attempts to start a legitimate life for Sylvie’s sake but soon reverts to his old ways, with the suspicious Abel continually—and ineptly—spying on his stepfather until roped into one of the ex-con’s schemes. Complicating matters is Clémence (Noémie Merlant), the brazen coworker who convinces Abel to break out of his emotional and romantic shell by taking part in Michel’s planned heist.


Prize Drawing 2023

Online drawing on Friday, July 21 at 3pm ET

Enter for a chance to win more than 20 unique items and experiences across fashion, lifestyle, kids, and food including the grand prize: a 5-day dream getaway for two to Saint Martin, courtesy La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, and the Saint Martin Tourism Office. Premier prizes include two tickets for Broadway’s Moulin Rouge! The Musical and a FIAF Premier Membership & French Class package.

Prize drawing entries available online through 3pm ET, Fri, July 21 as well as at FIAF’s Ticket & Info Booths on Sun, July 16, from noon-5pm. Winners will be announced on FIAF’s website evening of July 21.


FIAF Info & Ticket Booths

On Madison Avenue, between 60th and 63rd Street, NYC

FIAF is New York’s center for French language and francophone cultures. Visit one of our info booths to learn more about FIAF membership benefits, French classes for kids and adults, our onsite and digital Library, upcoming film screenings, performances, and more. Don’t forget to take advantage of the 10% discount on French classes and memberships offered in honor of Bastille Day!

At these booths, you can also purchase your tickets for the prize drawing, the rosé & bubbly party, and the film screening.


Email to become a sponsor, rent a booth, or if you have any questions.