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Performing artists of the Dîner en Blanc 2015

Posted by Kim Schulster on August 11, 2015 | 0 comment

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Once again Diner en Blanc New York 2015 was a huge success and we owe a huge thank you to our entertainers and performers who helped set the tone for our great time. JP Jofre  jpjofre.com                                            ...

Thank You New York City!

Posted by Kim Schulster on August 05, 2015 | 0 comment

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Tuesday July 28th, at Pier 26 in Hudson River park, with the Freedom tower to the south and the Hudson River to the west, New York City, topped it’s attendance for Diner en Blanc 2015 with 5,000 people braving the heat.  With a heatwave setting over New York and temperatures topping 95 degrees nothing could stop our guests from the excitement of what New York brings. We dined, we danced and we drank against a surreal backdrop at Pier ...

Official AFTER PARTY 2015… Extend your DÎNER EN BLANC experience!!

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Posted by Aymeric Pasquier on July 27, 2015 | 0 comment

Join us for the Diner en Blanc New York AFTER-PARTY at Gilded Lilly (408 W 15th S...

SHARE YOUR DINER EN BLANC NEW YORK TESTIMONIAL

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Posted by Kim Schulster on July 24, 2015 | 2 comments

We’re celebrating five years of Diner en Blanc New York! An event that has ...

LAST CALL Catering & Beverage Sales: TODAY AT NOON

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Posted by Chantal Blanchard on July 23, 2015 | 0 comment

Our delicious selection of picnic baskets catered by NYC’s premier catering...

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What are the membership and transaction fee for?

Membership and transaction fees are used to cover the inherent costs of training, support and technological services to all the organizers from around the world, to enable them to organize their own event, graciously offered by Diner en Blanc International. These services allow us to preserve the values conveyed by the concept, to sustain the corporate standards by regrouping them within a single network and, to develop these technical tools. The membership offers members a number of online services that will be multiplied in the coming years. Diner en Blanc International is working in updating its platforms - release planned for 2016 - in order for all participants of a Dîner en Blanc event to become members. In addition, this annual fee will allow members to register for as many Dîner en Blanc events in the world as they wish.

Where can i rent a folding table and white chairs?

Here is a list of rental companies where you can rent folding tables and chairs. www.Partybuster.com : Square table 30x30”, any color, $12 + 2 white folding chair, $2.50 each; (1111 Rogers Ave Brooklyn) www.AsChairRental.com : Square table 30x30” + 2 white folding chairs $25 (132 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn) www.Allaffairs.com : Square table 30x30”, $15 + 2 white folding chairs, $2.75 each. (2255 59th Street, Brooklyn) Of course, you may find other locations and prices. Feel free to share your good deals with us by sending a message to your Table Leader and/or posting on our Facebook wall! facebook.com/DinerEnBlanc.newyork

Where can i buy a folding table?

We’ve updated the list of places where you may Buy tables & chairs for the NYC 2012 event, as follows: • Amazon.com: Search for “Tall Aluminum Table in a bag”, $40-$49.95 • Amazon.com: Search for “Bistro Table”, $52 or “Personal folding table”, $40 • Ikea.com: Folding table BOLLÖ, $29.99 / TARNO Folding table, $19.99 • Coleman.com: 30x30” Outdoor compact table, $49.99 • Kmart.com: Cosco Square Folding Table, $24.99 Suggested places where you can purchase white folding chairs: • Ikea.com: HARO white folding chair $14.99 / TERJE white folding chair, $16.99 / MÄLARÖ white folding chair, $29.99 / NISSE white folding chair, $24.99 • Bizchair.com: Hercules Premium White Folding chair, $10.75 • Amazon.com: White folding chairs, $17-$25 • FoldingChairs4Less.com: Hercules, White Plastic Folding Chair, $9.95 (Website offers a variety of choices) Of course, you may find other locations and prices. Feel free to share your good deals with us by sending a message to your Table Leader and/or posting on our Facebook wall! facebook.com/DinerEnBlanc.newyork

Where can i buy a rolling cart?

• Ikea.com: FRAKTA rolling cart, $19.99 • Home Depot: Milwaukee Capacity Folding Hand Truck, $29.97 Please keep in mind that you will have to walk and ride the subway with your items so, the lighter they are, easier it will be!

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 60 events scheduled, or in the process of being approved for 2015! 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 27 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 5,500 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.
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