Diner en Blanc: New York City’s Elegant Outdoor Party

By Annie Wu, Epoch Times
August 27, 2017 9:45 am Last Updated: August 28, 2017 4:40 pm

Diner en Blanc is an annual elegant affair where more than 5,000 New Yorkers dress in all-white and dine outdoors to enjoy a summer’s evening. Guests bring their own picnic fare and tableware. The location is kept secret until just hours before the event. This year, it was held at Lincoln Center.

Guests dressed in their most fashion-forward garb, turning the arts institution into a scene for fun-filled revelry.

View the festivities below:

Attendees of Diner en Blanc meet at the New York Public Library before heading to the Lincoln Center for annual event on Aug. 22, 2017. (Jane Kratochvil for Diner en Blank)
Attendees of Diner en Blanc meet at the New York Public Library before heading to the Lincoln Center for annual event on Aug. 22, 2017. (Jane Kratochvil for Diner en Blanc)

Guests walk to the location of the annual Diner en Blanc in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Light Feather for Diner en Blanc)
Guests walk to the location of the annual Diner en Blanc in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Light Feather for Diner en Blanc)

Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago. (Eric Vitale for Diner en Blanc)
Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago. (Eric Vitale for Diner en Blanc)

Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago. (Eric Vitale for Diner en Blanc)
Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago. (Eric Vitale for Diner en Blanc)

Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017.  (Eric Vitale for Diner en Blanc)
Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. (Eric Vitale for Diner en Blanc)

Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Hal Horowitz for Diner en Blanc)
Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Hal Horowitz for Diner en Blanc)

 Picnic food for the annual Diner en Blanc in New York on Aug. 22, 2017.(Eric Vitale for Diner en Blanc)
Picnic food for the annual Diner en Blanc in New York on Aug. 22, 2017.(Eric Vitale for Diner en Blanc)

Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Jane Kratochvil for Diner en Blank)
Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Jane Kratochvil for Diner en Blank)

Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Jane Kratochvil for Diner en Blank)
Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Jane Kratochvil for Diner en Blanc)

Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Hal Horowitz for Diner en Blanc)
Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Hal Horowitz for Diner en Blanc)

Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Light Feather for Diner en Blanc)
Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Light Feather for Diner en Blanc)

Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Jane Kratochvil for Diner en Blank)
Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Jane Kratochvil for Diner en Blanc)

Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Light Feather for Diner en Blanc)
Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Light Feather for Diner en Blanc)

 Picnic food for the annual Diner en Blanc in New York on Aug. 22, 2017.(Eric Vitale for Diner en Blanc)
Picnic food for the annual Diner en Blanc in New York on Aug. 22, 2017.(Eric Vitale for Diner en Blanc)

Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Jane Kratochvil for Diner en Blank)
Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Jane Kratochvil for Diner en Blanc)

Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Jane Kratochvil for Diner en Blank)
Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Jane Kratochvil for Diner en Blanc)

Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Jane Kratochvil for Diner en Blank)
Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Jane Kratochvil for Diner en Blanc)

Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Jane Kratochvil for Diner en Blank)
Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Jane Kratochvil for Diner en Blanc)

Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Light Feather for Diner en Blanc)
Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Light Feather for Diner en Blanc)

Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago. (Eric Vitale for Diner en Blanc)
Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago. (Eric Vitale for Diner en Blanc)

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Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago. (Jane Kratochvil for Diner en Blanc)

Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Jane Kratochvil for Diner en Blank)
Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Jane Kratochvil for Diner en Blanc)

Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Hal Horowitz for Diner en Blanc)
Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Hal Horowitz for Diner en Blanc)

Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Jane Kratochvil for Diner en Blank)
Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Jane Kratochvil for Diner en Blanc)

Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago. (Eric Vitale for Diner en Blanc)
Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago. (Eric Vitale for Diner en Blanc)

Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago. (Eric Vitale for Diner en Blanc)
Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago. (Eric Vitale for Diner en Blanc)

Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago. (Eric Vitale for Diner en Blanc)
Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago. (Eric Vitale for Diner en Blanc)

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Guests attend the annual Diner en Blanc at Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 22, 2017. Diner en Blanc began in France nearly 30 years ago and is held around the world. (Eric Vitale for Diner en Blanc)