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Bastille Day Party 2012
The French Cultural Center’s 37th Bastille Day Party returns to Marlborough Street for what promises to be the celebration of the summer! Notably one of the largest Bastille Day Parties in the U.S., this year’s line-up, programmed by World Music/CRASHarts, Inc., features two incredible francophone acts: Award winning Modern African Instrumentalist, Diblo Dibala, known as the fastest guitarist from Congo and Sarazino, presenting a musical melting pot of roots reggae and Latin grooves with Arabic and West African grooves and influences of catchy Canadian and French pop. Back Bay's beautiful Marlborough Street will be blocked off between Berkeley and Clarendon Streets to accommodate 2,000 revelers dancing in the street. French food and drinks will be available for sale from area restaurants, making this the only street party of its kind in Boston. The French Cultural Center’s Bastille Day Party is sponsored by Natixis Global Asset Management and will be a celebration in true French style with live music and dancing in celebration of freedom, community, cultural diversity, and friendship between nations.
For tickets contact World Music/CRASHarts at 617.876.4275, www.WorldMusic.org.
Tickets are available now! This is a popular event and tickets sell quickly.
For information, contact the French Cultural Center at 617.912.0400, www.frenchculturalcenter.org.
|Where||French Cultural Center 53 Marlborough St, Boston, MA 02116 (Between Berkeley Street & Clarendon Street)|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||6:00 pm–11:00 pm|
|Price||$28 in advance, $35 day of event|
More About French Cultural Center
Learn to speak French, take a cooking class, research French history, or celebrate Bastille Day at the French Cultural Center.
Part of a network of nearly 1,500 Alliances Françaises in 138 countries, it was established in 1945 to celebrate French and American friendship, the elegant brownstone on Marlborough Street contains a language school, cultural center and the second largest French library in the country.
The collection includes 28,000 multimedia documents, stacks of books on everything form contemporary fiction, social sciences, art and history. There's more than 900 DVD's for adults and children, and 1,500 CD's of music, literature and language lessons. In addition,there's a wide selection of French newspapers and magazines, and a children's library.
French classes for both adults and children are available at all levels, and taught by native speakers. Through donors and membership support, the center also offers a free after-school program at several Boston Public Schools, teaching French to children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to learn otherwise.
Cultural programs include everything from art exhibits, to book and Scrabble clubs, to meet and greets and wine tastings. A membership includes invitations to cultural events, discounts and more. The library is free and open to the public.