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Boston Scenes 07-23-2015

Roxbury residents Mark Schafer and Marjorie Salvodon, with daughter Marie-Carmel Schafer, celebrate the 40th annual Bastille Day bloc party, hosted by the French Cultural Center on Marlborough Street last Friday night, July 10th.
Doug Harris looking the part.
Checking out the photo booth are, (l to r) Manal Qureshi, Sara Awan, Neishay Ayub, and Mariya Qureshi.
Natalie Gardiner & John Hambright, dancing on the sidewalk.
From Les Zigomates restaurant, (l to r) Chef Andres Correa, Melissa Latta, Baily Reynolds, and Sydney Eastman.
More stripes …Tom Rising & Andrea Saksek.
Celine Schillinger, Alexandra Rosenfeld, Heather Hagerty, and Ginger Dagli.
French Cultural Center’s president and executive director Catheline van den Branden poses with chanteuse Belle du Berry, lead singer for the popular band “Paris Combo,” that headlined the Bastille Day Party.
Bastille Day Party volunteers Michelle Cheung & Mithu Lahiri.
Sisters in the Brotherhood conducted its first volunteer Women’s Carpentary Community Service project for the Hawthorne Youth Community Center in Roxbury. l to r: Barbara Surujbally, Liz Skidmore, Rohan Surujbally, Travis Anderson, Placetailor, Laura Boyce, Placetailor, Marcia Williams-White, Founder WCCS, Rosemary Boynton, Viviane Alemao.
Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion Executive Director Vanessa Calderon Rosado, City Councilor Bill Lineha, Health and Human Services Chief Felix G. Arroyo, Mayor Martin Walsh and Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins celebrate Festival Betances, along with residents of the South End walking in a parade through the neighborhood.
The French Cultural Center’s Bastille Day Party returned to Marlborough Street on Friday, July 10th and transported the area to Paris with authentic music, food, drinks and atmosphere. Bastille Day, France’s national holiday, commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison during the French Revolution of 1789. This year’s 40th anniversary celebration was completely sold out with over 2,000 tickets sold. The line-up, programmed by World Music/CRASHarts, showcased two stellar francophone acts: Paris Combo, a piquant Parisian band mixing French pop, jazz, cabaret, gypsy, Latino and Middle Eastern rhythms and The Hot Sardines, a Franco-American sensation with dazzling and inventive sounds who will electrify the crowds with their hot jazz.