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On July 14, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich will celebrate Bastille Day, France’s Independence Day, with “Summer Night in Paris,” an outdoor party inspired by the ‘illuminating’ “Electric Paris” exhibit on view there through Sept 4. (It’s a must-see show, with some of the greatest hits of American and French Impressionism, that charts the effect of artificial lighting on a city that defined art in the 19th century and on the artists who were drawn to its newfound radiance.)

The evening features French food and delicacies, lavender cocktails, wine, Champagne and entertainment with music, mimes and caricaturists.

Dress for the party — held 6 to 10 p.m., rain or shine — is casual or with a French flair. Tickets are $40. Groups may want to consider the Bring-Your-Friends admission (eight tickets for $200) available at


The Bruce is at 1 Museum Drive, off Steamboat Road. For more, call 203-869-0376 or visit brucemuseum.org. – Georgette Gouveia

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