Bastille Day Events in Westchester
Bastille Day, also known as French Independence Day, commemorates the storming of the Bastille, which became a state prison, on July 14th, 1789 and celebrates the unity of the French people. There are several Bastille Day events in Westchester and the surrounding area that you and your family can enjoy as you savor French food, enjoy live music, activities, and even enjoy a Bastille Day family camping trip! Check out the complete list of events and activities below:
Thursday, July 14th from 2:00pm-7:00pm
Bastille Day With French American Academy
Enjoy an afternoon in Jersey City with French food, drinks, games for the kids, Cancan dancers, mimes, and more! French American Academy, 209 Third Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302.
Thursday, July 14th from 6:00pm-10:00pm
Westchester Bailliage for Bonne Fete Nationale
Enjoy an evening out with your partner or friends with a feast of French fair in celebration of Bastille Day at La Provencal Restaurant in Mamaroneck. This includes a delicious menu with options such as hanger steak, homemade foie gras, profiteroles, and much more. La Provencal Restaurant, 436 Mamaroneck Avenue, Mamaroneck, New York 10543.
Friday, July 15th from 7:30pm-8:00pm
Bastille Day Sunset Jazz in New Rochelle
Soak in the magic of this incredible location, which overlooks the water as you watch live jazz. The event is free but it is first come, first serve due to limited spacing. Five Islands Park, 99 Le Fevres Lane, New Rochelle, NY 10801.
Saturday, July 16th, session 1 from 9:30am-12:00pm; session 2 from 1:30pm-3:00pm; and session 3 from 6:00pm-8:30pm
Bastille Day Mini Camp in Piermont
Sign your kids up for a mini camp where they can learn more about Bastille Day. Organized by Peace in Piermont, the drop-off camp allows parents to enjoy the Bastille Day celebration in Piermont as their kids enjoy a day of mindfulness activities, yoga, games, crafts and so much more! They also have a fun evening session with glow-in-the-dark yoga and all campers will receive a Peace in Piermont t-shirt. Sign up and additional information on their website. 458 Piermont Ave, Piermont, NY 10968.
Saturday, July 16th from 12:00pm-10:00pm
Bastille Day Celebration in Piermont
Visit Piermont for their annual Bastille Day Celebration. Families can enjoy music, French food, art, shopping, and more. There will also be French flags flapping along the avenue as well as a guillotine on display — with a wooden blade. Piermont Avenue, Piermont, NY 10968.
Saturday, July 16th – Sunday, July 17th
Hosted Weekend: Bastille Day
Make a whole weekend out of celebrating Bastille Day by enjoying a weekend away at Camp Nawakwa. The camp is organizing a French picnic, a French breakfast, and more. Guests have to register by July 14th to [email protected], Camp Nawakwa, Harriman State Park, NY.