Bastille Day Prize Drawing

Drawing held at 4:45pm on Sunday, July 10, 2016
Main Stage (Corner of 60th & Park)

View list of winners below.

Win dream vacations to Paris, a trip to New Orleans, gourmet gift baskets, dinners at exclusive NYC French restaurants, and over 50 other fabulous prizes!

Un grand merci for participating in FIAF’s annual prize drawing. Proceeds from the drawing go towards supporting the cultural, arts, and NYC school outreach programs of the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF). We thank you for your amazing support.

Prize Pick Up Instructions

Each winner’s name and winning ticket number is listed next to the individual prizes below. Please email us at to receive instructions about picking up / redeeming your prize. Attach a pdf or photo of your winning ticket to the email as proof of purchase.

Ticket & Drawing Info

$5 for 1 ticket • $20 for a book of five
Each ticket purchased online, in person at FIAF, and during the fête was entered into the drawing. Winning tickets were picked via a fair and random drawing on the Bastille Day main stage on Sunday, July 10, 2016 in front of fête attendees.

You did not need to be present for the drawing to win. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. All prizes are valid for one year. Blackout dates may apply.

Merci et à la prochaine !

Lead Image ©Moyan Brenn –

Grand Prize — 3-day Luxury Escape to Paris

CC BY-NC-ND Bruno Monginoux

©Bruno Monginoux –

Winner — Nancy Exume (SH-4184-5)

Travel in style to Paris with two roundtrip NYC-Paris tickets from Air France and Delta Air Lines, the official airlines of FIAF, and free airport transportation from G7. Enjoy a two-night stay at the four-star hotel Hilton Paris Opera with breakfast; take a cooking lesson at the famous Ecole de Cuisine Alain Ducasse; skip the line and visit the mythical Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Shop at Galeries Lafayette with a complimentary gift card, attend a Crazy Horse Paris show with champagne, and take a ride in 2CV to discover Paris in a whole new way!

Grand prize courtesy of

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Premier Prize One — 3-Day Getaway to Paris

Winner — Loveena Rajanayakam (SH-4050-2)

Fly to Paris with two round-trip NYC-Paris tickets from Altour, free transfer from the airport with G7; and enjoy a two-night stay at the four-star hotel La Maison Favart. Tour the mysterious Catacombs and the City of Paris Museum of Modern Art, skip the line and visit the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe, redeem a 200€ gift card at BHV, enjoy a dinner for two in the iconic Parisian restaurant Le Train Bleu, and experience a dîner-show at Paradis Latin to end the day on a perfect note.



Courtesy of

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Premier Prize Two — 3-Day Trip to New Orleans


Courtesy of Degas House


Winner — S. Steele (1269)

Two round-trip NYC-New Orleans tickets. Stay two nights at the Degas House with Creole Breakfast, then take a Creole Impressionist tour of the Degas House and an Edgar Degas walking tour of the Creole neighborhood. Enjoy Lunch or Dinner at Cafe Degas.

Courtesy of

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Travel & Lifestyle Prizes

1 Three-night stay in a Parisian luxury hotel in Bastille
Winner: Maria Lourdes Gadioma (SH-3837-2)
Courtesy of Paris Bastille Boutet

1 Pair of 4th row tickets to Gad Elmaleh’s show at Carnegie Hall
Winner: Melissa Peltier (SH-3845-12)
Courtesy of Metropolitan Entertainment

1 One-night stay in a beautiful Parisian queen bedroom in Beverly Hills
Winner: Lynne Michalek (EB-532052066-9)
Courtesy of Maison 140

2 Swiss Travel Passes (8 consecutive days by train, bus and boat) + 2 nights in Deluxe Lake View at Intercontinental Genève for two, with breakfast at Woods restaurant
Winner: Stacey Vasseur (2577)
Courtesy of Switzerland Tourism Office, Intercontinental Genève and Woods Restaurant

1 Four-night stay in a double room (between December and March)
Winner: Edwin Santana(0524)
Courtesy of Les Piaules

2 Paris Musées Passes with unlimited access to parisian museum such as Les Catacombes and The Modern Art Museum
Winner: Maria Costa (0806)
Courtesy of Paris Musées

1 Pair of front row tickets to GIPSY KINGS at the Beacon Theater
Winner: Michelle Smith (1430)
Courtesy of Metropolitan Entertainment

1 Ride through New York City in a beautiful Citroën 2CV
Winner: Sheila Lewandowski (SH-4153-4)
Courtesy of Sensus Investment Management

FIAF Family Memberships (5 winners)
Winner 1: Long Pham (EB-532243567-2)
Winner 2: Jayne Marcial (SH-3978-4)
Winner 3: Peggy Gizzarelli (SH-3982-10)
Winner 4: Michelle Zechowski (EB-532312698-1)
Winner 5: Edward Lee (SH-4017-5)
Courtesy of FIAF

1 Package of Three Workshops for Adults
Winner: Valerie Lyle (SH-3860-3)
Courtesy of FIAF

1 Fall French Language Course for Adults
Winner: Stefanie V (0505)
Courtesy of FIAF

1 One Month of Fencing Classes
Winner: Ann Degroot (SH-3993-1)
Courtesy of the Sheridan Fencing Academy

2 One-year Subscriptions to TV5MONDE and Tivi5Monde, with a One-year Subscription to Dish Network (2 winners)
Winner: Harriet Lester (2702)
Winner: Yun Xie (0961)
Courtesy of TV5 Monde

1 Basket of books about Paris
Winner: Jonathan Lee (SH-4277-11)
Courtesy of Little Bookroom

2 One-year Subscriptions to France Amérique
Winner: Audrey Singer (SH-4047-8)
Winner: Cecile Czesynski (SH-4108-2)
Courtesy of France Amérique

Beauty & Shopping Prizes

1 Louvre valet tray
Winner: Jess Velona (SH-4085-6)
Courtesy of Bernardaud

1 Gift box and spa service
Winner: Christopher J Frie (SH-4100-5)
Courtesy of Caudalie

1 Gift basket from L’Occitane
Winner: Julie Renzi (0537)
Courtesy of L’Occitane

1 Bouquet of 24 roses
Winner: William Costigan (SH-4219-13)
Courtesy of Ode à la Rose

1 Silverdots new born set including a baby blanket, cloud cusion and smart square
Winner: Karin Jacobson (1000-102)
Courtesy of Five Eleven

1 Portraiture session with MoMA artist and 8×10 print by Yaron Leshem
Winner: Xavier Mesnard (SH-4251-1)
Courtesy of Leshem Loft

1 $300 gift certificate
Winner: Pamela Alivia (0513)
Courtesy of Maison Close

1 $250 gift certificate + 5 polos
Winner: Renée Barkan (0032)
Courtesy of Lacoste

1 $100 gift card for e-concept store Orikami, including three complimentary goodies
Winner: Ludmila Merka (SH-4240-3)
Courtesy of Orikami

1 $50 online gift certificate
Winner: Maki Saito (SH-3996-2)
Courtesy of Jacquet

1 Dendobrium Orchid necklace and earrings set
Winner: Francisco Silva (SH-3864-7)
Courtesy of Hanami Jewelry Flower

2 Gift certificates for custom shirts
Winner: Tim Hartshorn (1337)
Courtesy of Manuel Racim

Food & Drink Prizes

1 Brunch for two
Winner: Ludmila Merka (SH-4278-1)
Courtesy of DBGB

1 Lunch for four guests
Winner: Alejandro Serrano (SH-4046-1)
Courtesy of Rotisserie Georgette

1 Dinner for ten at a Babeth’s Feast store
Winner: Roxana Gheorghe (EB-532148537-1)
Courtesy of Babeth’s Feast

1 Dinner for two & a bottle of champagne
Winner: Nancy Nguyen (SH-3956-1)
Courtesy of Le Souk NY

1 Gift basket of Maille mustard products
Winner: Ludmila Merka (SH-4240-5)
Courtesy of Maille

1 Gourmet gift basket ($125 value)
Winner: Myriam Sahnoune (SH-4196-1)
Courtesy of Financier Patisserie

1 $100 Gift Card
Winner: Julia Foxworth (1322)
Courtesy of Bouchon Bakery

1 Cookie baking class for 2 at the Banana Farm
Winner: Ronald Murray (SH-4088-2)
Courtesy of Michel & Augustin

1 Gift basket of tasty treats
Winner: Paul Guth (SH-4250-2)
Courtesy of Michel & Augustin

1 Dinner for 2 (apetizer, main course, dessert to share)
Winner: Joan Armond (1333)
Courtesy of OCabanon

1 Madeleine hatbox
Winner: Michael Higgins (SH-4203-1)
Courtesy of La Maison du Chocolat

1 Box of 21 Macarons
Winner: Frances Scanlon (SH-4182-2)
Courtesy of Mille-Feuille Café Bakery

1 Gourmet picnic basket
Winner: Angela Perea (1471)
Courtesy of Pain d’Avignon

1 Gourmet gift basket
Winner: Caroline Carter (0131)
Courtesy of La Cure Gourmande

1 Grands Crus Teas class for two
Winner: Ludmila Merka (2231)
Courtesy of Le Palais des Thés

1 Gift Basket of specialty cheeses
Winner: Tamara Waye (0954)
Courtesy of Président Cheese

1 Gift voucher for a Bosie Tea Service for two
Winner: Jake Moore (1000-10)
Courtesy of Bosie Tea Parlor

1 Lunch for two
Winner: Amr Kamal (SH-4020-3)
Courtesy of La Boite en Bois

1 Gift bag including an apron, corkscrew and various food items
Winner: Daniel Colon (SH-3952-4)
Courtesy of Sud de France

1 Calisson Gift basket
Winner: Gene Katsva (0841)
Courtesy of Dana Confections

1 $50 online gift certificate
Winner: Laureu McCann (2265)
Courtesy of Le Bec Fin

1 Box of 12 large madeleines
Winner: Susan Schor (SH-4012-22)
Courtesy of Miss Madeleine NYC

1 Gift Basket of finest French olive oils, tapenades, olives + spreads
Winner: Marlene Monteleone (EB-529374965-4)
Courtesy of Oliviers & CO

1 Selection of French Butter Cookies
Winner: Jackie Garbe (0441)
Courtesy of Saint Michel

1 Provence food basket
Winner: Suzanne Stone (0336)
Courtesy of Simply Gourmand

1 Macaron Mat & 1 Perfect Cookie Mat
Winner: Jeanine Venson (SH-4158-5)
Courtesy of Silpat