Philanthropist and author Jean Shafiroff hosted a Bastille Day Luncheon for close friends on Thursday, July 14th, at Le Cirque in New York in honor of Bastille Day. This holiday, also referred to as French National Day, or La Fete Nationale, commemorates the Storming of the Bastille prison in Paris in 1789.
Shafiroff, a board member of the French Heritage Society in New York City, spoke passionately against the Paris terror attacks that occurred on November 13, 2015. Tragically, moments after this luncheon, there would be another terrorist attack, this time in Nice, France. Last year, on Sunday, November 15, 2015, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney and Shafiroff co-hosted a candle light vigil for French-Americans living in New York to commemorate the victims of the Paris terrorist attack.
Guests at the luncheon included: Jean Shafiroff, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, best-selling authors Michael Gross and Nina Burleigh, Sharon Bush, CeCe Black, Designer Geoffrey Bradfield, Margot Langenberg, Lady Lillian Cavendish, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Ann Rapp, Katlean de Monchy, Frederico Wasserman, Roy Kean, Catherine Sabino, Janna Bullock, Chiu-Ti Jansen, Randi Schatz, Victor De Souza, Lee Fryd, Patricia Shia, and Kevin Roche.
About the French Heritage Society: FHS is a non-profit American organization that includes 11 chapters in the US and one in France. The Society’s mission is to help preserve French architectural and cultural heritage in France and the US. FHS supports transatlantic educational programs for students, architects, artisans, art connoisseurs and collectors. There also are many cross-cultural exchange through specialized tours, lectures, conferences, galas, and other events on both side of the Atlantic.
For more information: frenchheritagesociety.org