Bastille Day Rochester 2018 – Cancelled

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Celebrate Bastille Day at Grand Rounds on Friday, July 13th!

07/13/2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Grand Rounds Brew Pub

Dear friends,

Unfortunately, due to inclement weather and space constraints, we have to cancel our Bastille Day event in Rochester at Grand Rounds.

We will host another event at Grand Rounds at the same time, from 5 to 7 pm on Thursday, August 2. Merci de votre compréhension !

Venez célébrer la fête nationale française avec nous à Rochester ! Come celebrate Bastille Day with us in Rochester!

Come to Grand Rounds Brewing Co.’s patio from 5 – 7 pm for live music in French by Mark Stillman of the Francine Roche Trio! Unfortunately, Francine Roche is unable to join this year but the chanteuse Nancy Sanchelli will join us for a set en français. While you listen, savor crêpes, French wine and Grand Round’s selection of local beer!

C’est quoi le 14 juillet ? 
What is Bastille Day?

Le 14 juillet, or Bastille Day, is the French national holiday (la fête nationale). On that day in 1789, France was deep in the midst of revolution. A group of almost 1,000 citizen troops stormed the Bastille, then Paris’s main jail and a symbol of royal power. The people took control of the tower and symbolically the demise of the French monarchy began.

While only seven prisoners were freed from prison that day, le 14 juillet paved the way for French history. On August 4 of the same year, feudalism was abolished in France, greatly improving the lives of the French. Le 14 juillet remains a day of remembrance and celebration for the eventual creation of the First French Republic. Along with the French Republic came France’s national slogan: “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité.”

Alors on va fêter !

With that history in mind, let’s celebrate the best of French culture: music, food and the spirit of freedom. Mille mercis à Grand Rounds for their generosity hosting this event. Mille mercis à Mayo Clinic for their generous sponsorship as well!

Bring your friends and family for this evening of celebration! A bientôt !







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