Upper Manhattan sets celebration of Bastille Day with tour of historic Morris-Jumel Mansion

Commemorates anniversary of uprising against crown that became signature moment of French Revolution Don’t put away the enthusiasm for everything red, white, and blue just yet.

Historian Eric Washington will lead a special tour of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan’s oldest house, with an emphasis on Madame Eliza Jumel. The Napoleon sympathizer tried to create a “Little France” movement in Harlem in the 1800s.

Historian Eric Washington will lead a special tour of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan’s oldest house, with an emphasis on Madame Eliza Jumel. The Napoleon sympathizer tried to create a “Little France” movement in Harlem in the 1800s.

This weekend is Bastille Day, and uptown will be full of joie de vivre and francophones celebrating the birth of modern France on its national holiday. Author and historian Eric Washington will lead a special tour of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan’s oldest house, as well as the Trinity Church Cemetery, with an emphasis on Madame Eliza Jumel. The Napoleon sympathizer tried to create a “Little France” movement in Harlem in the 1800s. Two of Harlem’s French-inspired eateries will also throw a little soiree to commemorate the anniversary of the uprising against the constitutional monarchy during the French Revolution.

Fireworks light up the sky at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Friday, July 14, 2000, as part of the Bastille Day celebrations. France's national celebration commemorates the storming of the bastille, the uprising against the constitutional monarchy that became a signature moment of the French Revolution.

Fireworks light up the sky at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Friday, July 14, 2000, as part of the Bastille Day celebrations. France’s national celebration commemorates the storming of the bastille, the uprising against the constitutional monarchy that became a signature moment of the French Revolution.

Cedric French Bistro and Bar will celebrate with a Brunch Party starting at 11 a.m., and the bubbly will continue until 5 p.m. Maison Harlem will serve up crepes, live music, swing dancing and a $17.95 dinner and wine special, choice of fish or hanger steak. Other French dining options uptown include ever-popular Chez Lucienne (308 Lenox Ave.), Yatenga Bistro and Bar (2269 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.) with its beloved Mussels Provençal, and Les Ambassades (342 Lenox Ave.), which serves up tastes of Senegalese-influenced Parisian cuisine.

Bon appétit! Call Me Madame: Eliza Jumel’s Bastille Day Tour, Start at the Morris-Jumel Mansion 65 Jumel Terrace and W. 160th St. in Harlem, (212) 923-8008, July 14, 11 a.m. For info, visit http://www.mas.org Bastille Day with Cedric French Bistro, 185 St. Nicholas Ave. and 119th St. in Harlem, (212) 866-7766, July 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For info, visit http://www.cedricbistro.com Bastille Day Celebration at Maison Harlem, 341 St. Nicholas Ave. and 127th St. in Harlem, (212) 222-9224, July 14 noon-midnight. For info, visit http://www.maisonharlem.com Chez Lucienne, 308 Lenox Ave and W. 125th St. in Harlem, (212) 289-5555, July 14, 11a.m-11 p.m. For info, visit chezlucienne.com Yatenga, 2269 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. and W. 134th St, (212) 690-0699, July 14, 10 a.m.-midnight. For info, visit http://www.yatengabistro.com Les Ambassades, 342 Lenox Ave. and 127th St in Harlem, (212) 866-9700, July 14, open until 11 p.m. For info, visit patisseriedesambassades.com.

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Lenox Lounge to get its famed Art Deco furnishings back

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A Manhattan Supreme Court judge recently ordered that the jazz mecca’s colorful interior furnishings and fixtures, including the striped walls of its legendary Zebra Room, be returned to Ricky Edmonds, landlord of its home at 286 Lenox Ave., sources said.

 Edmonds last year leased the venue between 124th-125th streets to Notar, the former Nobu managing partner who now runs Midtown hot spot Harlow.

Notar planned to revitalize Lenox Lounge, where jazz greats including Billie Holliday, Miles Davis and John Coltrane once performed — but which had fallen on harder times recently.

But in the early morning of Jan. 1, moving men disguised as cops barged in and hauled everything out, leaving the place “completely stripped and bare,” according to a $50 million lawsuit Edmonds filed against former Lenox Lounge operator Alvin Reed.

Reed had run the place for 30 years but said he couldn’t afford a rent increase from $10,000 to $20,000 a month. The businessman, who owns the lounge’s famous name, plans to open a new Lenox Lounge a few blocks north at 333 Lenox Ave. — but it will not include any of the original fixtures.

Notar, who was not a party to the suit, reportedly planned to call his place Notar’s Jazz Club. But by any name it would have lost much of its mystique without the old interior and parts of the façade.

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“It’s been returned to its rightful home,” said Walker Malloy real estate broker Rafe Evans, who represented Edmonds in the lease to Notar. Some of the contents are in a warehouse and some back inside the Lounge site, sources said.

It was unclear how Notar would use the vintage elements in his new place. He recently filed with the Buildings Dept. for interior work but was traveling today and could not be reached.

Messages left for Reed and Edmonds were not returned. The answering machine at the office of Reed’s lawyer, Tyreta Foster, was full and could accept no more messages.

scuozzo@nypost.com

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Open House New York & Lots of Art in Harlem

Harlem Art Walk Tour (HAWT) 2012:

A Neighborhood Walking Tour of Over 80 Artists, Studios,
Galleries and Art Related Spaces in the Mount Morris Historical District in Harlem

Walk with us in our beautiful Central Harlem neighborhood on Saturday & Sunday, October 6th and 7th, 2012 from 12PM to 6PM. The tour features the work of over 80 artists living and working in Harlem. Enjoy a relaxing weekend and discover new artwork, galleries and meet artists from Harlem’s vibrant art scene.

Casa Frela Gallery, located at 47 West 119th Street, is the starting point where maps will be distributed to tour participants. The maps highlight the various stops on the walking tour including open artist studios, museums, and cultural and historic venues. All forms of art will be featured including sculptures, ceramics, painting, photographs, etchings and prints and textiles.