BASTILLE DAY 2015

LAFAYETTE RETURNS TO AMERICA
JOIN US FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL EVENING

Bastille Day 2015 will celebrate “Lafayette returns to America” and the spirit of freedom the United States and France have shared, and owed to one another, for the last two centuries.

Friday, July 10, 2015, from 7:30 pm to midnight.
Embassy of France in Washington, D.C.

This event is organized by the Comité Tricolore/Tricolore Committee
in partnership with the French-American Chamber of Commerce
and la Maison Française of the Embassy of France.

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PROGRAM – EVENT 2015

MUSICAL PROGRAM
PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS AND OTHER SUPPORTERS

MUSICAL PROGRAM

Period entertainment — both music and dancing — will enchant you …
you’ll meet costumed contemporaries of Lafayette as you sample exquisite fare from some of Washington’s finest restaurants, hotels and pastry shops …
We will surprise you and transport you to a supremely elegant and romantic 18th century grand soiree!

Caroline Copeland The New York Baroque Dance Company
First with a mini dance/drama created by Caroline Copeland of The New York Baroque Dance Company, performed by herself and fellow dancer/actor Matthew Ting, accompanied by Kevin Shannon on period instruments. The music and dance will combine into an amusing drama, portraying an American husband and wife rehearsing before the ball opening.

This very short performance (15 minutes) captures the excitement of General Lafayette’s second visit to the young United States in 1780. Sailing on the Hermione, Lafayette landed and was quickly swept up with attending balls in his honor.
You may even be tempted to join the ball. Watch your steps!
More program details coming soon! Including a fast-forward to the present, as the band and the DJ invites you to dance the night away!

Caroline Copeland and Junichi Fukuda of The New York Baroque Dance Company at Hillwood Museum and Gardens.

PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS AND OTHER SUPPORTERS

During the evening, guests will indulge in delicious samples of countless gourmet dishes prepared and donated by chefs from some of the area’s most prestigious restaurants, hotels, and pastry shops!
LAST YEAR’S restaurants and contributors represent a sample of the excellence and diversity you can expect when you join us this year (list will be updated soon):

Africa Gold Beverages – Bastille Restaurant – Bistro La Bonne – Bistrot Lepic – Cafe du Parc at Willard Intercontinental – Central Michel Richard – Chez Billy – Ici Urban Bistro at Sofitel Lafayette Square- Le Mediterranean Bistro – Le Pain Quotidien – Panorama Baking Company LLC – Pâtisserie Poupon – Paul USA – Petits Plats – Ris Restaurant – Ronald Reagan International Trade Center – Silver Spoon – The Ritz-Carlton – Grey Goose Vodka – Paris Tasting Tours – Fourth Estate at the National Press Club – Isigny Sainte-Mère – Tabard Inn- Vinifrance Imports, Inc Olivier Daubresse Selections- 2941 Restaurant.

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Sponsors of BASTILLE DAY 2015

The evening is organized under the patronage of his Excellency Gerard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States.

Our goal is to use every cent raised to improve the life of those in need in our community. The Comité Tricolore is entirely run by volunteers, with no overhead costs. Free is not always possible, and we are hoping you will choose to support our cause by sponsoring our event or underwriting some of its costs. In both cases your donation will be fully tax deductible and we will make sure you are very satisfied with the visibility and the rewards we give you in exchange.

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If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of Bastille Day 2015 please contact: event@comite-tricolore.org

BUY TICKETS

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$90
  • EARLY BIRD
  • $50 tax-deductible
  • 7:30 pm entry
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$110
  • GENERAL
  • $60 tax-deductible
  • 7:30 pm entry
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$175
  • BENEFACTOR SINGLE
  • $125 tax-deductible
  • 6:30pm entry with valet parking
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$300
  • BENEFACTOR COUPLE
  • $200 tax-deductible
  • 6:30 pm entry with valet parking
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Security / Check-in

Please print your tickets and have your ID out and ready when you arrive. It will make check-in a lot easier and faster.
All tickets will be scanned following an ID/security check.
No backpacks allowed.

Refund Policy

Please note that all ticket sales are final. Refunds will not be available, with the exception of the event being canceled.

ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event

Please bring a valid ID for security check-in.
In accordance with federal legislation regarding consumption of alcoholic beverages, this event is restricted to guests over 21 years of age.

Dress Code

Costumes or Cocktail Attire.

Seating

Limited seating will be available.