Can't head to France to celebrate Bastille Day? Satisfy your French bug with some festivities in our very own NYC. Manhattanites can go to 60th Street from 5th Ave to Lexington Ave this Sunday, July 12th from 12 pm to 6 pm. Watch free performances, take the kiddies to the kids corner, or lay down a little cash for some grub and libations.

Prefer to head to another borough to festoon? Also on Sunday, July 12th, Brooklyn boasts the biggest Bastille Day celebration in the U.S. on Smith and Dean Streets. Here the party includes a throwing down some sand for a Petanque tourney. Petanque is a french game similar to bocce, wherein players throw hollow metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet. The party starts at 12 pm and ends at 10 pm. Other entertainment includes, Foosball, musical performances and food.

If you don't get your French fix this weekend, head to Tribeca on Tuesday,July 14th (the true blue Bastille Day). Cercle Rouge sponsors another Petanque tournament on West Broadway between Walker & White Streets. Spectators can watch the tournament while enjoying grilled merguez sausage sandwiches ($6), together with Ricard and Lillet drinks, wine and beer ($6). Live music by Michael Arenella & his Dreamland Orchestra and the Francois Wiss Ensemble 3pm to 8pm. A magician will entertain kids as well.

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