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Dîner en Blanc Philadelphia 2013: Media Coverage

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This chilly weather has made us nostalgic for the warm days of summer. Sunny days that remind us of an unforgettable evening where 2500 people dressed in white descended on the JFK Bridge to dance the night away. For those of you who may have missed all the news, check out our Pinterest Board which contains links to the news articles and blogs that discussed DEB 2013.

Carte Blanche

Posted by Dîner en Blanc Philadelphia on November 14, 2013 | 0 comment

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We received an enormous response to this year's band, Carte Blanche!  For more information about booking them for an event, please contact Elan Artists at 888.800.3526(ELAN).   Their album is also available for purchase on Amazon, iTunes, etc.   http://carteblanchesamples.com/ Photo credit: Johanna Austin, AustinArt Photography  

A Huge Thank You from your hosts

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Posted by Dîner en Blanc Philadelphia on September 25, 2013 | 0 comment

As we planned this year’s Dîner en Blanc Philadelphia, people often r...

Picnic Basket Banter: DJ BRUCE

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Posted by Dîner en Blanc on September 10, 2013 | 0 comment

Welcome to the final installment of this year’s Picnic Basket Banter, a wee...

A note from your hosts...

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Greetings Dîner en Blanc Philadelphia attendees!  As you gather y...

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Is it an illegal activity?

Le Dîner en Blanc - Paris is held on the most prestigious sites of the city, without authorization. The first editions were not easy to put in place. Today, the French authorities know the organization and know that it’s always well controlled. Moreover, the event’s photogenic quality adds to the city’s image of a modern and stylish city, open to the world. To ensure the safety of our International DEB guests, we require that the local hosts have the proper authorization, permits and insurances before proceeding with their event.

How many Dîner en Blanc events are there in the world?

There are close to 40 events scheduled, or in the process of being approved for 2014! Most take place in North America and Europe with a total of one hundred thousand members participating each year. The largest and most internationally recognized Dîner en Blanc, is the original event in Paris. Instigated over 25 years ago by François Pasquier and his close friends, it attracts today almost 15,000 people yearly. The second largest event is based in Montreal, Canada with 5,200 guests.

I have seen that many of your events worldwide are associated with certain brands, is there a possibility for sponsorship opportunities?

Dîner en Blanc International prides itself on being associated with some of the most exciting and elegant brands worldwide, however this event is first and foremost a dinner amongst friends and is not intended to be an event overly saturated with brand and marketing opportunities.

What are the key rules of the event?

Le Dîner en Blanc is quite different from other evenings. Seats are allotted on site in a very specific manner. - Once confirmed, the presence of each guest thus becomes essential and mandatory, whatever happens and regardless of weather conditions; - Colour: white only; - Bring a picnic basket, white table cloth, table (between 28”x28” and 32”x32”) and foldable chairs (white); - Arrive and depart by bus or organised public transit; - Bring one’s refuse when departing and leave the place as clean as it was upon arrival.

How can we participate?

One must know a member of the organisation to receive an invitation. In other words, it’s a friendly co-optation system.

Why are the tables and chairs not being rented this year?

It’s almost impossible to find 1500 identical tables and it can be very difficult having to deal with several suppliers. In Paris, guests have always brought their own table and chairs and it’s much simpler that way. They thus play a bigger role and, in a way, they too become organisers of the festivity. As well, we would like to keep the same friends over several years and their table will in this way become cost-effective.

With a waiting list of several thousand people, why not open up more registrations this year?

Le Dîner en Blanc is not trying to beat participation records. We wish to maintain the spirit and quality of the event. For this reason, we have no choice but to favour quality over quantity and to expand without taking shortcuts.

There are lots of rules and many of the guests may find these restrictive. Isn’t there a risk that this will inhibit the spontaneity and festivity which are at the origin of the concept?

All these rules may in effect seem restrictive, and can be seen as over-controlling. One must keep in mind that the Dîner en Blanc is not an ordinary event. The evening takes place in a public place which was not designed for such a purpose and is often very busy. It must necessarily be very controlled in order for future editions to be held. Such measures never taint the festive and friendly spirit which prevails each year.
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