10th Annual Faubourg St. John Bastille Day Block Party!
Date Saturday July 9, 2016
Time 4:45PM – 9:35PM
Location 3100 block Ponce de Leon, between North Lopez and Esplanade
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.
For 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.
Bastille Day Celebration
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.
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 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
A great opportunity for artists
Opportunity for Artists
The Faubourg St. John Merchants Association is planning its annual Bastille Day Block Party.
One of the favorite traditions is the Art Market.
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
Artists and Crafts persons contact: email@example.com
Please include the information below in your correspondence with Mona:
Artist Vendor Fee: $35 Checks payable to FSJMA (Faubourg St. John MERCHANTS Association)
Contact Phone Number:
Contact Email Address:
City Vendor Permit Number: (please attach copy)
Type of Merchandise/Work to be sold: