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Bastille Day- Sponsored by Simply Crepes

Saturday, July 14th, 2018 12 pm to 4 pm

French-FlagIn France, and for French people around the world, July 14 is celebrated as Bastille Day, the beginning of a revolution that freed the citizens from a tyrannical government. In the late 1700s, the Bastille was used as a state prison, holding mostly political dissidents. On July 14, 1789, a crowd stormed the Bastille and released seven prisoners.

This historic event is commemorated every year with parades, fireworks, and the invoking of the words of the French Revolution: Liberté, égalité, fraternité – freedom, equality, and brotherhood!

Join Simply Crepes and Lafayette Village Saturday, July 14th, 2018 for a celebration of French liberty and culture. From 12 pm to 4 pm, enjoy French-inspired music from Tea Cup Gin, food and fun throughout the Village. Watch aerial demos or try it yourself in a low simple hammock style aerial.  Be sure to participate in a hands-on creation of paper cockades in French colors to take away and wear as you celebrate Bastille Day.  We will have French themed face paintings and giant bubble makers too! Also be on the look out for princesses and super heroes from Enchanted Wishes as well as a collection of Parisians a la Versailles and French Colonials that will be roaming the village. Visit our many shops and restaurants for French-themed promotions, food and drinks.

Don’t forget to make a donation to Camp High Hopes a have a chance to spin your own crepe as Simply Crepes attempts to beat the world record for the world’s tallest crepe stack!

When school lets out for the summer, low-income students lose two months of reading achievement while middle-income students progress by one month. At the Y, we believe every child deserves the resources to achieve. That’s why we provide year-round academic support.


Marietta and Haddy are the best examples of the cumulative effects of the YMCA. They met in elementary school, but cemented their friendship in YMCA programs. Thanks to donations to the YMCA’s Annual Campaign, they were able to participate in Camp High Hopes, Y Learning and Leaders Club – programs that helped them achieve in the classroom and in life.

“The Annual Campaign provides an opportunity for all of us to get on the same level playing field,” said Haddy. “Without the campaign, kids like me wouldn’t be able to participate.”

Today, Marietta and Haddy are college students and YMCA Summer Day Camp Counselors who are determined to be part of the next generation of positive change at the Y.

“I hope the YMCA’s Annual Campaign will continue to grow. I hope that many people continue to give and help kids like me,” said Marietta.


We’re celebrating 25 years of building people through the YMCA’s Annual Campaign. Help us inspire involvement, bridge critical gaps and create opportunities for all.
100% of every dollar given through the YMCA’s Annual Campaign is invested in the lives of people who need the Y. 


More Details to come!

Third Thursday of Month 6 pm to 8 pm
On the Third Thursday of each month March through October visit Lafayette Village for a Wine Walk in support of a local charity. Participating merchants will be offering free wine tasting at their business from 6 pm to 8 pm. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through our shops and restaurants – a great way to see all the Village has to offer and taste some fabulous wines.


The fee to participate is $10, with proceeds going to the featured charity. Of course, you must be at least 21 years old to partake in the tastings, but all ages are welcome to shop and savor the many restaurants. The first 100 participants will receive a commemorative wine glass – so get there early!

Past Wine Walker? Bring your Lafayette Village Wine Glass with you and save $1!

Third Thursday of each Month. Rain or shine!


March 15th – Second Chance Pet Adoptions

April 19th – Ronald McDonald House of Durham and Wake

MOVED TO May 24thDonate Life NC

June 21st – Helene Foundation

July 19th- Mouse Dream Foundation

Aug 16th- Triangle Down Syndrome Network

Sept 20th- Saving Grace Animals for Adoption 

Oct 18th- Arc of North Carolina

Oct 18th will be our Wine Walk Finale! Enjoy wine walk dressed in your best Halloween costume. We will have raffles, a Halloween Costume Contest, walking s’mores, popcorn, and after enjoying your stroll though the village sipping wines be sure to grab your blankets and chairs and join us on The Green for a showing of Troop Beverly Hills at 8:30 pm!

2018 Charity Applications are now Closed. Check back in Oct 2018 to apply for our 2019 wine walk