If you’ve been following Untapped Cities for a while, you probably know that we love the Dîner en Blanc, ever since we started attending the invite-only one in Paris in 2010. But with our belief that great experiences should be shared–like what we do here at Untapped Cities with our articles–we were very excited to see the “democratization” of the Dîner en Blanc in other cities, which you could sign up via the organization’s website. This year’s event will take place on September 18th.

For those new to the concept, it’s a pop-up flash mob dinner for thousands that appears, coordinated, at a surprise location every year. You dress in white, bring your own tables, chairs, dining sets, and share the moment with friends and strangers. Here’s a history of the Dîner en Blanc and our coverage of this year’s Paris dinner at Trocadero, across from the Eiffel Tower.

We’ve been part of the organizing committee for the dinner, culminating in the spectacular Lincoln Center dinner last year and the World Financial Center dinner which inaugurated the event in New York City. Last year, we made this time lapse video and you can only expect bigger and better this year. More info at the official Dîner en Blanc website. You can also learn more the dinner and our involvement in the Dîner en Blanc in this official documentary.

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