Welcome to our 2023 Bastille Day Celebration!
We are delighted to welcome you again this year for multiple celebrations of France's national holiday.
We hope you will have a good time with us, and that the activities we offer will encourage you to join us, with your friends or family!
You will find below all the activities you can participate in, as well as links to register!
See you soon, à bientôt!
RAFFLE SPONSORED BY DELTA AIRLINES
Win Two Delta Comfort Plus round-trip tickets to Europe. Valued at $5,000
Winner will be drawn and announced on July 16
We would like to thank Delta Airlines for their generous support!
IN-PERSON BENEFIT DINNER
À table ! Join the Alliance Française for a French cocktail and dinner! We will celebrate our palates with a delicious buffet dinner prepared by David Wong, co-owner of FRIEDA, and a selection of French wines by FRIEDA, and a selection of French wines by Celerier’s Cellar.
Thursday, July 13, 2023, 6pm to 9pm
at FRIEDA (320 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106)
FLAG RAISING CEREMONY
Allons enfants ! Join the Alliance Française and other French organizations for our second flag raising ceremomy at City Hall (north face). This will include an official proclamation from a city representative, acknowledging and praising the importance of the French presence in Philadelphia, as well as a speech from Marine Havel (Honorary Consul of France in Philadelphia), French and American national anthems, and a children's choir from PhilaFLAM. No registration required!
Friday, July 14, 2023, 11am to noon
at CITY HALL (1400 JFK Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19107)
FAMILY-FRIENDLY AFTERNOON PICNIC
Tous ensemble ! We will meet at the beautiful Boathouse at FDR Park for a fun, family-friendly afternoon picnic to celebrate Bastille Day. There will be games, trivia, and a paper airplane contest for game lovers, but also tables, chairs, shade and the possibility to Bring Your Own Picnic if you’d rather relax!
Bringing the ALL in ALLiance, we encourage members, students, francophones, francophiles and friends of
all ages and interests to join us for this event.
Sunday, July 16, 2023, 2pm to 5pm
at the Boathouse at FDR Park (1500 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19145)
AUCTION & RAFFLE
Wherever you will be, you can now bid online, from your smartphone, tablet or computer.
The auction will open on July 10, 2023 at 10am and close on July 17, 2023 at 6pm.
How to register to the online auction, start bidding and receive notifications:
- Click on the 'Register' button Enter your details and click 'Register'
- You will then receive a text to your mobile phone with a verification link. Clicking the link will take you to the auction where you can log in with the password you entered during registration.
THE BASTILLE DAY COMMITTEE
Monique V. Laird
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