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BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION IN FAUBOURG ST. JOHN JULY 9th

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10th Annual Faubourg St. John Bastille Day Block Party!

Date: Saturday July 9, 2016

Time: 4:45PM – 9:35PM

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Location 3100 block Ponce de Leon, between North Lopez and Esplanade in New Orleans, Louisiana

Win a prize for the best costume as Marie Antoinette or Napoleon!

It’s a Block Party! Celebrate Bastille Day in the original neighborhood of the French Creole aristocracy. The 2016 Faubourg St. John Bastille Day celebration will be on Saturday, July 9, 2016, between 4:45 PM and 9:35 PM with food, music, children’s activities, and an art market.

eatcake-bastille1ukelelejakeFor your entertainment, Harmonouche with Raphael Bas and Lil People Brass Band will perform and Cynthia Scott will sing her powerful rendition of La Marseillaise. Dance to fun tunes by Ukulele Jake. Dress up as Napoleon or Marie Antoinette for the Costume Contest and receive a prize!

Meet, Eat, Drink, and Dance in the street with us!

Participants include: 1000 Figs, Bayou Breakfast, Cafe Degas, Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association, French American Chamber of Commerce Gulf Coast Chapter, Half Shell Oyster Bar and Grill, Liuzza’s by the Track, Lola’s, Nonna Mia, Pal’s Lounge, Santa Fe, Swirl.

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4:45-6:45 Harmonouche with Raphael Bas

6:45-6:55 Cynthia Scott, La Marseillaise

6:55-7:20 Ukelele Jake

7:20– 7:35 Costume Contest

7:35-9:35 Lil People Brass Band

Face painting and Balloons: Stacey Clements. Face painting, Tara Jill.

Lots of friendly faces were at the Cafe Degas tent at the Bastille Day Celebration in Faubourg St. John.

Lots of friendly will be in the Cafe Degas tent at the Bastille Day Celebration in Faubourg St. John.

Many people will enjoy the Faubourg St. John Bastille Day block party in the 3100 block of Ponce de Leon in New Orleans on Saturday, July 9, 2016. The celebration will include food, music, children’s activities, and an art market.

On July 14, 1789 more than 8,000 men and women stormed a prison fortress in Paris known as the Bastille, demanding the release of the political prisoners being held there, plus the prison’s store of weapons. The storming of the Bastille was the spark that set off the French Revolution, an event that had a significant impact not only on France itself but its colonies and former colonies as well, including New Orleans.

Arising from the tumult and chaos of the French Revolution was a young, ambitious general named Napoleon Bonaparte. In order to help finance his wars in Europe Napoleon sold off his country’s largest North American colony in what became known as the Louisiana Purchase. With that 1803 transaction, New Orleans and the rest of Louisiana – plus a vast swath of land between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains – became part of the United States.

bastille-day-faubourg-st-johnBastille Day is commemorated in New Orleans on the closest Saturday preceding the 14th of July. The occasion is celebrated with a block party in the 3100 block of Ponce de Leon Street in the city’s historic Faubourg St. John neighborhood, adjacent to Esplanade Avenue. This quiet, residential section of the city was once the home of many families of French Creole aristocracy. Most of the historic houses they lived in are still visible and in use today.

The Faubourg St. John Bastille Day party on Saturday, July 9, 2016 features live music, food and drinks to toast the memorable occasion. This is a family-oriented event with fun things for the kids to do, including arts and crafts and games. All of the neighborhood’s stores and businesses actively participate.

article courtesy neworleansonline.com

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What: Annual Bastille Day Block Party with music, food, local arts and crafts, children’s activities.

Date: Saturday July 9, 2016

Time: 4:45PM – 9:35PM

Location: 3100 block Ponce de Leon, between North Lopez and Esplanade

HARMONOUCHE WILL BE AT THE 2016 Bastille Day Block Party in Faubourg St. John

UKELELE JAKE WILL BE AT THE 2016 Bastille Day Block Party in Faubourg St. John

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