NYC’s 2012  Dîner en Blanc was my first, and I plan on attending every year from now on. I have to admit my arms are still sore from getting my table and chairs from New Jersey via NJ Transit to midtown, then downtown to my meeting point, and back uptown to Lincoln Center. But it was so much fun and well worth the pain.

I took a lot of great photos with my trusty cell phone during the night, but as I saw everyone else’s photos I felt like I didn’t capture anything new. Everyone had a great crowd photo, a table photo, a sunset photo and dance floor photo. But no one really captured the energy and anticipation of waiting for the white napkin air-twirl signaling the start of the meal? I had an empty plate photo, so I added some doodles. Now I think you get an idea of the swirling anticipation at the start of the night. Waiting hungrily to devour the food you just carried dozens of blocks.

Also check out Untapped New York’s timelapse video of the Dîner en Blanc.

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