2. FIAF Bastille Day on 60th Street, July 12th
Already a time-honored tradition in New York is the 60th Street celebration of Bastille Day, an old-fashioned street food fair and festival on 60th Street from 5th Avenue to Lexington Avenue that is returning to the neighborhood this Sunday. The ten-year event, hosted every year by the French Institute Alliance Française, is the largest French Independence Day festival in the city. Visitors will be able to enjoy a champagne tasting, free film screenings, a vintage Citroen car show, and live performances from can-can dancers and the French electro-pop group Ginkgoa.