Jersey City will host its first ever Dîner en Blanc this summer
Le Dîner en Blanc, the popular Parisian-inspired pop-up picnic characterized by its famous all-white dress code, will take place in Jersey City for the first time this summer.
The exact date will be announced later.
To participate in this first edition: guests must be invited via the network of hosts or participating partners or register on the waiting list via the official website. To be part of this inaugural event, people can register now through the official website at jerseycity.dinerenblanc.com and click on the Register tab.
Le Dîner en Blanc was born in Paris in 1988 when François Pasquier, back from a long stay abroad, had the idea of bringing friends together for a picnic. As the number of guests increased, he decided to hold the dinner in a public space and ask everyone to dress in all white to easily recognize each other. The event was such a success that they all agreed to repeat the experience the following year. Each year, the evening brought together more and more friends. Over the years, Le Dîner en Blanc has become one of the most popular culinary events in the world! What was a ‘friends and word of mouth only’ event has become an international sensation celebrated on six continents.
Now, for the first time ever, Jersey City will host its own Le Dîner en Blanc, thanks to local hosts Art House Productions in partnership with the City of Jersey City and the Bureau of Cultural Affairs.
“Le Dîner en Blanc captures the spirit of friendship, community and elegance,” says Meredith Burns, Executive Artistic Director of Art House Productions. “We love the history and anticipation of Dîner en Blanc events around the world. We are thrilled to bring a little piece of Parisian flair to Jersey City and add Jersey City artistic elements to Dîner en Blanc.
Much of the excitement surrounding Le Dîner en Blanc is the secrecy surrounding the venue which is kept under wraps until the very last moment. Guests meet at a departure point when purchasing their tickets. To maintain the Dîner en Blanc tradition, attendees are required to dress head to toe in white and are asked to bring their own portable tables, white chairs, white table linens, crockery and a gourmet meal .
About the Diner in White Hosts – Jersey City
Art House Productions is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to the development and presentation of the performing and visual arts in Jersey City, NJ. Art House Productions presents theatre, performing and visual arts festivals, arts events, visual art exhibitions and art classes for adults and youth. For more information on Art House programs, please visit www.arthouseproductions.org.
About Diner en Blanc International
Based in Montreal, Canada, Dîner en Blanc International is responsible for bringing this chic, secret picnic to more than 120 cities in 40 countries around the world. Each event is driven by passionate local organizers who fell in love with the concept and wanted to bring it to their city, giving this event a local touch. For more information, photos and videos of Dîner en Blanc events around the world, visit dinerenblanc.com.