Bastille Day in New York City C’est Magnifique!

Each summer New York City comes alive with festivities to rejoice in the French Revolution and indulge in fantastic French fare during Bastille Day. Think you’re too late to celebrate? Think again.

French Restaurant Week, a collection of some of the city’s most exceptional French restaurants offering incredible deals, is still in full swing today. Make a reservation and enjoy a taste of France.

Marie Antoinette said, “Let them eat cake” and we intend to do just that. The New York Palace is home to Pomme Palais, a premier New York City bakery serving all of your French favorites. Eclairs, macarons, and napoleons, oh my! This patisserie is sure to make your palate believe that you’re in Paris.

After a sweet treat, head to Tavern on 51 to make a toast to Bastille Day and independence with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot or Krug champagne. Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité!

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The New York Palace & David Kracov Are Bringing Color To Life

While you’re staying in the heart of New York City enjoying the many attractions that Manhattan has to offer including dining, shopping and nightlife, don’t miss this summer’s art exhibit located just outside your luxurious accommodations at The New York Palace. Starting on June 24th at 6:30 pm, you can immerse yourself into a colorful sculpture exhibition by Eden Fine Art displaying the work of David Kracov in The Palace’s Courtyard.

As a child, Kracov was one of the youngest artists in the world to have his paintings displayed in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Later he studied at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, where he received his degrees in animation, special effects and illustration. After moving to Los Angeles he began his career in animation, eventually working with Disney and several other studios on big name projects. While working on animation for many feature films including The Lion King, Kracov discovered that he had a passion for sculpting. Shortly after, he was commissioned to create a limited edition chess set for the Warner Bros. Studio Stores titled “Looney Trails.”

He was also commissioned by the National Holocaust Museum to create a sculpture to pay tribute to the children who lost their lives in the Holocaust. It is during this project that he discovered his signature trademark, a single butterfly, which is now added to almost every edition he creates. Today, Kracov is the exclusive licensed sculpture of Warner Bros, Looney Tunes and many others. He also creates one-of-a-kind and limited edition sculptures for Disney Studios. His sculptures have been included in the collections of Hollywood entertainment names and organizations including Donald Trump, Whoopi Goldberg and more.

Guests and visitors alike have an opportunity to view Kracov’s beautiful, colorful and whimsical metal sculptures and witty shadowboxes at The New York Palace this summer. As just one of many art exhibits and desirable events in New York City, you won’t want to miss this showcase. Admire pieces from the “Gift of Life” collection which include Kracov’s “Book of Love,” “Little Love in Your Heart,” “Gift of Life,” “Book of Life,” “Stroke of Genius,” and “Notebook.” Experience beautiful, colorful and artistic displays just steps from your luxurious accommodations.

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Enjoy Outdoor Dining in The Palace Courtyard


Just in time for the warm weather and people watching in one of the city’s most celebrated settings, why not have lunch in our famed courtyard?  The Hotel’s French Market Cafe, Pomme Palais, has a brand new summer menu with seasonal to-go items to enjoy al fresco.

Embrace the summer weather with our iced frappes, house-made iced teas, coffees and lemonade and enjoy a Pomme Picnic in the Courtyard with Chef’s seasonal sandwiches and pastries. Pomme Palais is located in The Palace lobby across from The Lobby Lounge at 51st Street, outside seating on a first come basis.

Share photos with #pommepicnic #newyorkpalace and Bon Appetit!

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