Philadelphia, PA - Le Dîner en Blanc launched in Paris in 1988 by François Pasquier and a handful of friends. In Philadelphia, the event debuted in 2012 when Co-hosts Natanya DiBona and Kayli Moran worked with a six-person volunteer planning team from April to August to make the first event happen.
Dîner en Blanc Takes Over Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square
Last night, after a year off due to the global pandemic, Philly continued the tradition when 3000 elegantly dressed all in white guests descended upon Rittenhouse Square. This was the ninth edition of Le Dîner en Blanc held in Philadelphia.
Guests dined in one of the city's most iconic and picturesque parks while enjoying exciting entertainment and returning to Le Dîner en Blanc; The secret pop picnic in the park.
French architect Paul Philippe Cret designed the Square. Located in the city's French Quarter, it is the perfect pairing for this elegant event that began in Paris more than thirty years ago.
Organizer Natanya DiBona said, "Not only is Rittenhouse Square a beloved and beautiful public space in Philadelphia, but it's rich in French culture and embodies what the event strives to celebrate: community, friendship, fine food, and the arts."
The night started with a hand full of roaming performers: Laura Deshong on the Harp, David Puryear & Stephen Mitnaul, each on the Saxophone, Aijee Evans on the Cello, and Singer Nathalie Cerin. Cancan Dancers from The Philadelphia Dance Academy will greet guests and performers from the Philadelphia Circus School.
Other entertainment included Hot Club Philly, Ernest Stuart Band, and DJ Sean Smoove on the main stage and were joined by MadBeatz Drumline.
A quick shoutout to this year's volunteer team, who, year after year, help put together this unique experience each year in Philadelphia.
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