ehh, fuck you, I’m french.
So, if you’re a member of the blame America first crowd, no event could be better suited than Bastille day — a day in 1789 when a bunch of libertines decided to flout the law and release a bunch of known criminals into the streets for the purported good of everyone. Quite fitting then that the New York chapter of France (fiaf.org) should push their celebration into the streets of Manhattan — I’m sure they have a permit now.
More after the jump . . . Now that all that conservative claptrap is out of the way. The French Institute is holding a Bastille Day celebration that includes can-can, petanque (bocce as it’s known to us), french food and fisting. The best part is that it’s free. That’s right, free — granted it is noon to 6pm on Saturday, but that should leave you in a very good place to walk over to the Paris movie Theater to watch La Vie En Rose. Technically we don’t recommend movies unless they’re phenomenal, free or excruciatingly shitty, but this was such an obvious fit . . . plus spitting on tourists and cussing at them in English, although totally appropriate for a French citizen, will likely get you assaulted, arrested, or both here in New York.
Here’s the skinny:
What: Bastille Day
Where: 60th from 5th to Lex
When: Sunday, July 15, 2007 from noon to 6pm
How Much: Free