This popular event, originally scheduled for Thursday, September 13, has been rescheduled post-Hurricane Florence for Thursday, Oct. 4. All tickets will be honored, and additional tickets and tables can be purchased on the Eventbrite site below. Attendance is limited to 100 guests. Reserve Now. It will be a festive evening with world accordion music provided by Williamsburg’s David Gussman. Our wonderful surprise venue survived the storm, and the secret location will be revealed 48 hours in advance.

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$20 SCY members / $25 non-members / $150 table of 8
Questions on registration? Want to pay by check? Call Kate Helwig at 757-508-7163; she will confirm you tickets by email once your check is received.
Payable to: Sister Cities Yorktown
P.O. Box 735
Yorktown, VA. 23692
(You must include an email address in the notes section!)

Description: Soirée en Blanc, or a diner in white, is distinguished by the fact that the venue’s tables and guests are dressed fashionably in white – no shorts or flipflops! The event is based on a 30-year tradition that began in Paris when a gentleman wanted to entertain a group of friends he hadn’t seen in a while. He selected a secret location and told them to meet at a predetermined place and to wear white so that they could find each other. The event has been replicated around the world in as many as 70 cities. In Paris, the annual event now draws 12,000 people.

This is how it works…
Guests make reservations and pay a minimal entry fee. (Even better, gather some friends and buy a table for eight!) Guests bring their own picnic food, soft drinks or wine (no hard liquor), white plates, flatware, white napkins, glasses, and white table decorations. Sister Cities Yorktown provides tables, chairs, white tablecloths and entertainment.(A table of friends can coordinate a special menu, with each member bringing a dish.) The location remains a secret until two days in advance. That is part of the fun, so your email address is essential when you make your reservation. For inspiration, go to

Proceeds support Sister Cities Yorktown, most importantly, student and citizen exchanges with our twin village of Port-Vendres, France, and grants to York County Schools.