Last Thursday, August 23 a mini invasion happened in Philly. At 6:30 p.m. groups of people dressed all in white, carrying square folding tables and chairs, and picnic baskets could be seen gathering at locations around the city.
They were waiting to be told the official (and previously secret) spot for this highly anticipated event – Dîner en Blanc, which was hosted at the Swann Memorial Fountain at Logan Circle, created by sculptor Alexander Stirling Calder in 1924.
As guests arrived at the location, which provided great views of City Hall, The Art Museum, The Franklin Institute, The Academy of Natural Sciences, and The Philadelphia Public Library, their table hosts instructed them where to set up their picnic tables.
After the sparklers were lit, the evening wasn’t really over and a dance party in the fountain began. This year’s participants will automatically be invited back to next year’s event, and of course newcomers will be welcomed as well. Just keep an eye out for registration opportunities.
There are still more Dîner en Blancs happening around the world.
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