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The New Rochelle Sister City Committee is pleased to welcome the community to a series of events celebrating Bastille Day and City’s partnership with La Rochelle France:
Join City officials and Sister City Committee members for a ceremony featuring the raising of the French and American flags, symbolizing the historic friendship and cultural exchanges between the two cities. Committee member James Kaplan, Esq. will speak about “Lafayette: the French Connection”. Following the ceremony, enjoy a performance by local artist Brian Carter with special guests Ras Chemash “The Singing Chef”, and musicians from La Rochelle, France: Emmanuell Pelletier, Maud Gadrat and Sasha Petrochine Rousseau.
The Bastille Day ceremony is presented by the New Rochelle Jazz Festival, and the New Rochelle-La Rochelle Sister City Initiative, which seeks to deepen the 335-year bond of friendship between New Rochelle and La Rochelle, France. For further information contact the New Rochelle Sister City Committee visit www.newrochelleny.com/sistercity .