It was another showstopper this year as the Greater New York Citroën & Velosolex Club held their 18th Annual Bastille Day Rally around New York City. Aside from the iconic Citroën cars themselves there was adventure, food, fun, surprises and for some a little romance!   It all started off at Grant’s Tomb at 9:00 am where the cars and revelers gathered for a drive through downtown Manhattan. 

             

With perfect weather for the day the parade made its way to 60th Street where there was a festive afternoon of food, wine, culture, and entertainment! 

         

For over 20 years, Bastille Day on 60th Street, presented by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), has been New York’s largest public celebration of France’s Independence Day (July 14, 1789) and its historic friendship with the United States.  Abounding with French cuisine, musique, dance, and myriad attractions for the whole family, this three-block fête populaire invites New Yorkers to revel in the flavors, sounds, and joie de vivre of France!

Activities included; champagne & chocolate tasting, and food samplings of mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres, wines from Sud de France, beers, and summer cocktails.  Prizes were a-plenty, including dream vacations to Paris, La Martinique, and the South of France, plus gourmet gift baskets, dinners at exclusive NYC French restaurants.

Organizer Howie Seligmann of The Greater New York Citroën Velosolex Club sent out this poster for the event. 

www.greaternycitroenvelosolexclub.com

Thanks go to Mark Gluck (pictured left) for the wonderful photos!