Patti Smith Bastille Day Free Concert at Castle Clinton in New York, July 14

Did Patti Smith pick July 14, Bastille Day, as the date for her concert with her band at River to River Festival in New York for extra symbolism or just a tip of the hat to her sources of inspiration in French culture and literature?

It sounds like a nice way to celebrate if you have a ticket.

Concert is at Castle Clinton and starts at 7 PM.


An odd thing was to note Ritz Carlton inviting concert goers on Twitter to stop by for a drink on their way to the show.

I did not realize until today that this part of Battery Park was run by the National Park Service.

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