Bastille Day 2019

  • Sunday, July 14, 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • La Peg, 140 N Christopher Columbus Blvd Philadelphia, PA 19106



Sunday, July 14,  At 6:00 pm

 La Peg

 Fringe Arts Building 140 N Christopher Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Passed hors d'oeuvres & Buffet dinner by Peter Woolsey from Bistrot La Minette, Wine & Beer.

French themed entertainment : Performance by John Jarboe and his musicians. John Matulis, accordionist.

Silent Auction and Raffle of Two Round-Trip tickets to Europe on Delta Air Lines

Raffle: 1 Ticket: $5 / 5 Tickets: $20


In a few weeks we will celebrate Bastille Day, our annual fundraising event that brings the entire Franco-American community together for a festive evening on the Delaware River. We have much to celebrate this year; a vibrant educational program of classes and cultural events, all of which promote our understanding and appreciation of the Francophone world. Most of all, thanks to a fabulous faculty of over twenty teachers in Center City and in Bryn Mawr who make learning french so special.

This is our chapter’s 116th year and we are thriving. As President, it is my pleasure to work with 18 enthusiastic Board Members to oversee all aspects of our organization. It is great fun to dream!


In 2008, Peter opened Bistrot La Minette in Queen's Village. Six years and many accolades later, Bistrot La Minette has flourished allowing Peter to begin work on his next venture: La Peg.

In the late 1990s, he began his professional career cooking at the Sun Valley Resort and New York’s Waldorf-Astoria. In 2000, Peter moved to France to study pastry at Le Cordon Bleu. In Paris, Peter worked for the world famous three-star Michelin restaurant, Lucas Carton, under Alain Senderens and Frederic Robert. In 2002, he moved back to Philadelphia working at Georges Perrier’s Le Mas Perrier before heading to the renowned Striped Bass under Alfred Portale and Chris Lee.


La Peg is a contemporary brasserie located inside the FringeArts building in Old City Philadelphia across from the Race Street Pier. The dining room is dramatic with 45-foot ceilings with large windows to match that give every diner incredible views of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Designed by Groundswell Design, the industrial interior pays homage to the building’s history as a high-pressure pump station for the Philadelphia fire department. The food is casual French inspired small plates with options for the curious as well as the non-adventurous.


John Jarboe is a cabaret artist, director, writer, historian, and host serving your revolution, herstory, queer community making, and a whole lot of glitter. She is the founding artistic director of The Bearded Ladies Cabaret, transforming opera, cabaret, and live performance, making work that will make you sing, dance, and question.


There are two convenient lots within two city blocks of La Peg. There is also surprisingly ample street parking on Delaware Avenue and the surrounding Old City neighborhood.

One of the easiest ways to get to La Peg is with a taxi or ride service such as Uber or Lyft.



La Peg validates parking at the Parkominium on 2nd street for $11.

 Our current donors (and more to come!) :

Academy of Natural Sciences - Academy of Vocal Arts - Adventure Aquarium - Aldar Bistro - A la Maison - BalletX - Barnes Foundation - Barre3 Fitness Studio - Bibou - Blondie & Ginger Hair Studio - Boiron USA - Club Med - Contessa French Linens - Cornerstone - Delta Air Lines - Downtown Cheese - Flyers Skate Zone - Franklin Fountain - French International School of Philadelphia - Glencairn Museum - Global Philadelphia - Helium Comedy Club - Home Grown - Institut de Français - J'aime Bakery - L'Occitane en Provence - La Colombe - La Collina - Lantern Theater - LashBee - Lauren Hair Style - Le Pain Quotidien - LeSaint French Chocolate - Little House Shop - Long Stem Flowers - Longwood Gardens - Millenium Art Gallery - Moore Brothers - Moulin Rouge Paris - Mural Arts - Museum of the American Revolution - Pennsylvania Ballet - Petanque America - Philadelphia Flyers - Philadelphia Magic Gardens - Philadelphia Museum of Art - Philadelphia Orchestra - Philadelphia Theatre Company - Pierre Coulon Guest House New Orleans - Shofuso House - SignaCurl - Tango - The Bellevue - The Bercy - The Sporting Club at the Bellevue - The Union League - Travel Bootik - Treetop Quest - Trois Petits Cochons - Wilma Theater

Individual donors :

Robert Biggs - Jacob Guzman - Bill Craig - Carlos Spaventa - Catherine Kosman - Cecil Jones - Coval Family - Daniele Grossman - Delphine Lawrence - Ellen Rosen - Judith Benner - Judy Dobbs - Kevin Arceneaux - Larry Fiorini - Liliane Nino - Lynn Miller - Martine Chauvet - Michael Scullin - Monique Laird - Nancy Gabel - Nelia Castillo - Patrick Gauthron - Peter Mavrides - Philippe Poirier - Robert Fitzpatrick - Terry Dolan - Zabeth Teelucksingh -

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1420 Walnut Street, Suite 700 Philadelphia, PA 19102
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