Review: French Tuesdays “Bastille Day” Party @ The Sky Lounge Jul. 13

French Tuesdays at the Sky Room ©Daniel Serrette

French Tuesdays at the Sky Room ©Daniel Serrette

Bottom Line: Frenchies, Francophiles and party-goers flocked to this year’s French Tuesdays pre-Bastille Day rooftop party at the Sky Room.

French Tuesdays © Daniel Serrette

On va danser! Trabi Lizie pulls off killer beats ©Daniel Serrette

French Tuesdays © Daniel Serrette

Three’s company © Daniel Serrette

Review: You couldn’t have asked for a better evening. Warm weather, wine and scenic views of the city. France may be an ocean away, but its festive spirit was truly present at this soirée sponsored by Ricard. When we first arrived, the French Tourist Office, or Atout France, with Air France were finishing up their Provence tourism presentation. Fortunately for us, there were plenty of complimentary chilled wine and canapés floating around the bar.

Friends, views and wine © Daniel Serrette

Friends, views and wine © Daniel Serrette

Check out our Ricard shades! ©WhereNYC

Check out our Ricard shades! ©WhereNYC

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Girls’ night out © WhereNYC

This year’s French Tuesdays bash was interestingly on a Wednesday and  a little low key compared to the debauchery of last year at the legendary Box, where nudity and lovely decadence carried the stage. Sadly, this year was devoid of burlesque dancers, but with a glass of wine in hand, people mingled and danced long into the night at the Sky. It was great to hear the DJ spin some French rap classics as well as more contemporary stuff like Maître Gims and fun dancy stuff from Khaled

C'est la musique! © Daniel Serrette

C’est quoi c’morceau là? DJ spinning French pop and rap © Daniel Serrette

The Sky Lounge also was a fantastic venue because of its proximity to Times Square and public transportation. Easy to find with no hassle at the door. And with two floors, each with its own bar, long sofas and smoking balcony, it had a nice spacious feel. Whether you wanted to chat or chill out below, it was easy to move about. As the night drew and clouds cleared, the skylights opened giving a great view of the twinkling stars of the cityscape.

With so much fun and so many kinds of people to meet, it was hard to leave, and for a short time, we instead stepped out of our daily grind and shared a laugh, sipped and continued to dance.

French Tuesdays

Cheers and vive la France, buddy! © WhereNYC

Don’t miss French Tuesdays upcoming pool party July 26 at the Hotel Americano!

 

 

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