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Bastille Day Celebration in Montclair

Thursday, July 14 • 7–10pm

Van Vleck House & Gardens

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Celebrate France's national holiday at the beautiful Van Vleck House & Gardens.

Indulge in a delicious French buffet by Chez Véro, sip refreshing French wine, dance to French vocalist Myriam Phiro and her dreamy jazz band, enjoy France-inspired art by local artist Mary Beth McAllister, take home a caricature-portrait of yourself by Stephen Crooks FELIS FACES, and enter the complimentary prize drawing to win fabulous prizes.

Don't miss this fun and festive evening!


  • Performance by Myriam Phiro’s Accordion Trio
    French-Canadian chanteuse and actress Myriam Phiro and her jazz band will pay tribute to the legendary Edith Piaf.
  • A French country feast
    Enjoy a delicious buffet campagnard from Chez Véro. The menu includes quiche, terrine de veau au cognac, rôti de poulet, salmon, fresh summer salads, a selection of fromage and cornichon, and pain de campagne. Desserts include French fruit tartes and mousse au chocolat, all paired with refreshing French wines.
  • French-inspired Art and Ambience
    Inspired by her travels in France, artist and designer Mary Beth McAllister will create customized table décor especially for our celebration. Prints of her recent watercolors will be on sale with 10% of the proceeds going towards FIAF Montclair's children's scholarship fund.
  • Caricaturist
    Stephen Crooks FELIS FACES will be on hand to draw you a French-themed caricature.
  • Fabulous Prizes
    Each guest will be automatically entered into a drawing for a chance to win great prizes including a free French class at FIAF Montclair, a Nespresso coffee machine, a spa certificate, bottles of wine and champagne, gourmet gift baskets and lots more

view list of prizes

  • One 11-week fall French class for adults or teens, courtesy of FIAF
  • One-year subscription to France Amerique, courtesy of France Amerique
  • One coffee machine, courtesy of Nespresso
  • $250 gift certificate to the spa at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan, courtesy of Caudalie
  • Un panier garni courtesy of Sud de France:  tote bag, apron, fan, bottle openner, La Cure Gourmande cookies, Aroma One herbs, Le Saunier de Camargue fleur de sel, and Cémoi chocolates
  • Gift certificate for a 9" cake, courtesy of Financier Patisserie
  • Truffle collection, courtesy of La Maison du Chocolat
  • Set of 48 muslin teabags, courtesy of Le Palais des Thés
  • Gourmet assortment of olives, courtesy of Oliviers & Co
  • NY Hatbox, courtesy of Maille Mustard
  • Basket of assorted sweet and savory madeleines, courtesy of Miss Madeleine
  • $100 gift certificate, courtesy of Le Bec Fin
  • 5 books, courtesy of Little Bookroom
  • Gift certificate for a 24 roses bouquet, courtesy of Ode à la rose
  • A basket of French products, courtesy of Oui Oui Je Speak Franglais
  • Selection of bottles of wine, courtesy of FIAF
  • One bottle of Champagne, courtesy of Andrew Massood
  • One basket of luxury Caudalie skin products, courtesy of Andrew Massood
  • Fine accessories, courtesy of Berthe Aux Grands Pieds
  • One piece hand-made jewelry, courtesy of Joli Jewelry
  • One piece of hand-made jewelry, courtesy of Wenling Foglizzo

Van Vleck House & Gardens
21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair New Jersey 07042 [map]


FIAF Members $35 / Non-Members $45

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Attendees must be 21 or older.
No refunds, exchange, or credit. All sales are final.
Each ticket includes one entry into the complimentary prize drawing.
You must show the ticket order confirmation email at the check-in desk on the day of the event.
For Member-price tickets, you will be required to show your valid Membership ID as well.

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Charcuterie courtesy


FIAF Montclair
7 North Willow Street, Suite 7
Montclair, NJ 07042

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