Bastille Day events in New England
Bastille Day Ball
French Cultural Centre
The French Cultural Centre Bastille Day will be a party in true French style with live music and dancing in celebration of freedom, community, cultural diversity, and the friendship between nations. Back Bay’s beautiful Marlborough Street will be blocked off between Berkeley and Clarendon Streets to accommodate 2,000 revellers, dancing in the street.
53 Marlborough St.
Boston, MA 02116
6-11 PM, $28 in advance/$35 at the door
3rd Bastille Day Party at The Beehive
Can’t make it to Paris this year for Bastille Day? Well, the Beehive will be making musical history on Bastille Day. The evening will begin as the patio opens up at 5:30pm, mimicking the Parisian streets complete with mimes, cocktail specials and surprises with French flair! Doors will then open at 7pm for a night of French music with the Electro-Lounge Pop sounds of Elodie O followed with an intimate performance by the Grammy award-winning band Deep Forest. The Beehive
541 Tremont Street in Boston
5:30pm to 2am
Tickets are $20 in advance
$25 at the door (if available)
The Annual Mardi Gras Ball had a baby: and we called it the Bastille Day A-Go-Go. What does New Orleans R&B have to do with Bastille Day? Well, ok, not really much, but with a good amount of irreverence, humour, and a very faithful, amped-up crowd, the Annual Bastille Day A-Go-Go is pretty fun and one of the summer’s most anticipated regular events.
70 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143
“Stormin’” French Street Festival
Featuring fabulous French food, music, dance, performances and children’s events in Harvard Square!
Cambridge, MA 02138
French Waiters Races
8 Holyoke Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Bastille Day in Providence
Join the revolutionaries of Rhode Island for a giant pique-nique on the ocean. Games for children and adults. Fun, sand and sun to celebrate the French national day.
Colt State Park
Bristol, Rhode Island 02809
11 AM – 4 PM
French Waiters Races
Restaurant Pot au Feu
44 Custom House Street
Providence, RI 02903
Newport Music Festival 2010
Chopiniana 6—Hungarian pianist Gergely Bogŕnyi performs Chopin’s complete piano works. Berceuse and Sonata No. 2.
367 Bellevue Avenue
11 AM, $30
Ŕ Votre Santé!—French Bastille Day celebration, Fauré Quartet, Saint-Saëns Trio No. 1
16 Ochre Point Avenue
4 PM, $35
Newport Historical Society
Walking Tour – The French in Newport
Learn about the French occupation of Newport and the role the French played during the American Revolution during this new tour. Departs from the Museum & Shop at Brick Market. Reservations required as space is very limited.
127 Thames Street
14 July – 11:30 AM, $12 per person/$10 for NHS members
Festival de la Bastille
Save these dates for a weekend filled with great entertainment, food and fireworks. To see a more detailed schedule of events, please visit http://www.calumetclub.com/festival2010.html.
334 West River Road
Augusta, ME 04332
French Heritage Days
9 July, 6-9 PM & 10 July, 7 AM – 9:30 PM
Food, drinks, music, and exhibits will be available Friday and Saturday to celebrate Bastille Day and French heritage in Vermont. For more details on the various events and activities taking place at the French Heritage Days festival, please visit http://www.addisoncounty.com/documents/pdfs/FHD_event_schedule.pdf.
120 Main Street
Vergennes, VT 05491
Puccini’s La Bohčme
A magnificent cast comes together for Franco Zeffirelli’s iconic production of the Puccini favorite. The exciting young conductor Nicola Luisotti presides over a glorious vocal ensemble led by Angela Gheorghiu, opposite tenor Ramón Vargas as her lover, Rodolfo.
Conductor: Nicola Luisotti; Production: Franco Zeffirelli; Angela Gheorghiu, Ainhoa Arteta, Ramón Vargas, Ludovic Tézier, Quinn Kelsey, Oren Gradus, Paul Plishka. For more information on tickets and venues, please visit http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/broadcast/hd_events_template.aspx?id=12032.