Alliance Francaise Announces Bastille Day Event on Thursday, July 14, 2011

Anne Ewers, President and CEO of Kimmel Center, to be Honored

–by Bonnie Squires

Parlez-vous Francais?  If so, then you will want to be part of the fabulous Alliance Francaise de Philadelphie annual Bastille Day Celebration on Thursday, July 14, at 6:30 PM at the Independence Seaport Museum on Columbus Boulevard in Philadelphia.

And even if you don’t speak French but love French food and French wine, then the Alliance Francaise Bastille Day Celebration is the place you want to be on July 14!!

Diana Regan, president of the Alliance Francaise, announced that Anne Ewers, the President and CEO of the Kimmel Center, will be honored with the inaugural Ambassador of the Arts Award, to recognize her leadership of this spring’s three-week Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, focusing on France.

Nancy Gabel, vice president of the Alliance Francaise, and chair of the Bastille Day committee, said there will be a cocktail reception, a buffet dinner, music and dancing under the stars, fabulous silent auction items, including round-trip tickets to Paris, and exciting raffle prizes.

Sponsors include St. Gobain Corporation, Arkema Inc.,  Lillet, Trois Petits Cochons, and Delta KLM Air France Alitalia.

More after the jump.

Members of the Honorary Committee include Senator Bob Casey, Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, Congressman Patrick Meehan, Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, Leslie Anne Miller, Esq. and Richard Worley, Lynne and Harold Honickman, Rep. Jim Roebuck, and Georges Perrier.

For information and reservations see www.afphila.com, or call the Alliance Francaise at 215-735-5283.