NYC Life: Viva La France, Summer Sales, Outdoor Movies, Jazz
Here are a few events that will heat up summer even more. Celebrate Bastille Day a little early this Sunday at the annual Bastille Day on 60th Street. Cool off on the deck of the Intrepid where you can watch feature films (for FREE) under the stars. Attention Louis Armstrong fans: don’t miss the Louis Armstrong Wonderful World Festival. And what’s better than a summer designer sale? Don’t miss Gabrielle Carlson’s summer sale. And we hope to see you at our 3T Summer Garden Party on August 3rd.
Sunday, July 10. Viva La France. Celebrate Bastille Day.
Celebrate Bastille Day and all things French at a fun and festive afternoon of food, wine, culture, entertainment, and soccer! 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! Highlights include Champagne and Chocolate Tastings, performances by the cast of “An American in Paris”, and live screening of the soccer finals featuring France and Portugal. Noon–5pm| 60th Street, from Fifth Avenue to Lexington Avenue. Get the details.
July 12-16. Gabrielle Carlson’s Summer Sale
If you’re a regular 3T reader, you know that one of our favorite NYC designers is Gabrielle Carlson. Her clothes are simply exquisite and the best part is they are made for women of all shapes and sizes. The fabrics, colors, and the way clothes drape are just yummy. And the best part is meeting the always joyful Gab herself, who always knows exactly what will work for you. Don’t miss the sale! 501 Lexington Avenue @47th Street. And tell her you’re a tomato.
Free Movies on the Intrepid Deck
This sounds like so much fun! Join the Intrepid Museum for its eighth annual Summer Movie Series. Enjoy FREE feature films on the flight deck, under the stars! Each film will be introduced by a special guest, including Star Trek screenwriter Nicholas Meyer and David Baranek, Topgun instructor, former naval aviator and pilot in the film.
Upcoming Films: Thursday July 14 – “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home”; Thursday July 21, “Galaxy Quest”.
You’re welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets.
Access to the flight deck will begin at 7pm, and the program begins at sunset. Admission tickets (free of charge) will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis before the screening. Space is limited.
Why not take a guided tour while you wait for the movie to start? Tours of the submarine Growler or the Concorde will begin at 6:00pm, and tours of the Space Shuttle Pavilion will begin at 6:00pm and 6:15pm. Tours cost $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and children. Purchasing a guided tour will allow guests priority access to the movie after your tour is completed. Get the details.
July 16. Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World
If you’re a jazz fan, head to Flushing Meadows for the third annual festival celebrating the life and legacy of one of America’s musical icons. It’s a day of music, food, and fun. Featured artists include Dr. John, Soulive, and Kermit Ruffins, channeling the rich jazz of New Orleans where Armstrong was born and came into his own as one of the greatest and most influential jazz trumpeters. The festival’s Backyard Bash features family friendly activities throughout the park and DJ sets in the Queens Museum, recreating the memorable garden parties that Louis hosted for his friends and neighbors at his home in Corona where he lived for almost 30 years. And get this – tickets to the main stage are FREE. Get the details.