Brooklyn residents celebrate Bastille Day in Boerum Hill festival

Aside from French food and wine, parts of Smith Street will be covered in sand for a huge petanque tournament -- similar to bocce ball. (7/13/14)

BOERUM HILL - Smith Street in downtown Brooklyn was red, white and bleu for Bastille Day.

Monday is the French Independence Day, but residents in Brooklyn celebrated Sunday with a street fair.

Aside from French food and wine, parts of Smith Street were covered in sand for a huge petanque tournament, which is similar to bocce ball.

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The organizer of the day’s events says Bastille Day is a good opportunity to bring the community together in the area known as “Little France.”

It was the 13th annual celebration on Smith Street.

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