You probably already know all about Bar Tabac's celebration of France's Independence Day. If not, you better head over to Brooklyn as Bar Tabac and their Smith Street neighbors shut down the street and throw North America's largest Bastille Day Party on Sunday, July 14 (11am - 10 pm)
On Friday, June 19, the annual Swedish Midsummer Festival will once again take place in Battery Park City in downtown Manhattan. At this unique celebration, adults and children come together to picnic in the grass, decorate the midsummer pole, make flower wreaths, play traditional games and dance to authentic fiddle music.
With an estimated 100,000 visitors last year, the many performances celebrate local cultural icons and lionize, preserve, and advance the art, history, culture, and counterculture unique to the East Village and Lower East Side.