Originally published @ Open Arts Philly
July 4th has come and gone, and I bet you’re already missing the fireworks. Still feeling patriotic? This year, celebrate like a Francophile and attend Bastille Dayfestivities at the Eastern State Penitentiary! Here are three ways to do it:
- Dress Up
Quick: here’s a quick game of “Would you Rather?” Revolution or Preservation? Storming the Bastille or Stopping the Revolt? That’s right- I’m talking peasants vs. aristocrats! Dress up in the threads of your chosen side and may the queen be with you…
- Meet Celebs
This year Bastille Day features some pretty fascinating characters! The Bearded Ladies troupe will be there performing complete reenactments of the French Revolution after 5:30 pm. Celebrity guests of the day include: Edith Piaf, Napoleon Bonaparte, Joan of Arc and Philly’s very own Benjamin Franklin!
- Eat Cake
When a queen tells you to eat cake, you should probably listen lest you risk a beheading! This year, follow Marie Antoinette’s orders by allowing others to throw TastyCakes at you from the tops of the castle walls. Don’t feel too bad- you can eat your fill!