Are you an artist wishing you had a booth at the Bastille Day Celebration on July 13th? Art market is on. Contact Suzanne at: PalsLounge@aol.com
For New Orleanians, the observance of Bastille Day seldom involves a single day to pay homage to our French roots and “célébrer la vie” – celebrate life. Residents can take one day- July 13 – to celebrate France’s version of Independence Day and literally dance in the streets.
The “Bastille Day in Faubourg St. John” is a family affair that takes place in the 3100 block of Ponce de Leon Street, between Esplanade Avenue and North Lopez. A number of businesses and organizations will have events during the day, but the official celebration is 5-9 p.m. There will be live music, arts and crafts for the kids, artisans, food and beverages. So take a chair or blanket, hang out, and support local vendors, artists and musicians.
The music schedule includes: Cynthia Scott, who will sing “Le Marseillaise” at 5:30 p.m..; Norbert Slama and Raphael Bas (Manouche Musette), 5-7 p.m.; Johnny J and the Hitmen, 7-9 p.m.; and Ukulele Jake.
The annual event is sponsored by the Faubourg St. John Merchants Association, which includes Café Degas, Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, Maple Street Book Shops, Nonna Mia, Pal’s Lounge, Santa Fe and Swirl Wines.
Norbert Slama and Raphael Bas (Manouche Musette) will perform from 5 – 7 and Johnny J and the Hitmen from 7 – 9. Cynthia Scott will sing the Marseillaise at 5:30. Ukulele Jake will perform at the Bastille Day Celebration too!
Come on out from 5 pm to 9 pm on Saturday, July 13th and enjoy the Bastille Day Celebration in Faubourg St. John. Generously brought to you by the Faubourg St. John Merchants Association.
(3100 block of Ponce de Leon just off Esplanade)
Please join us for the annual Faubourg St. John Merchants Association Block Party on Ponce de Leon Street between Esplanade and North Lopez.
Saturday, July 13, 2013 | 5 PM – 9 PM | Le Marseillaise will be sung by Cynthia Scott
Come dance in the street at our annual Bal Populaire! | Local merchants will sell food and beverages on the street. | Art market with local artists | Children’s activities and fun for the whole family! | This event is sponsored by the Faubourg St John Merchants:
Cafe Degas | Fair Grinds Coffee Shop | Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association | Maple Street Book Stores | Nonna Mia | Pal’s Lounge | Santa Fe Restaurant | Swirl Wines
In addition to a cool art market and great kids’ table there will be plenty of food, drink and dancing in the street at the Bastille Day Celebration in the 3100 block of Ponce de Leon on Saturday, July 14th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Plan to join the fun! It’s free!