Share a magical evening with Sister Cities Yorktown at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, for another highly anticipated Soirée en Blanc.
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.
This popular event is selling out quickly! Attendance limited to 100 guests. Reserve Now. Tickets and tables can be purchased on the Eventbrite site below.
This is how it works. 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.
The location remains a secret to ticketholders until two days in advance. That is part of the fun. And it is why it is essential we have an email address.
Proceeds support Sister Cities Yorktown projects, most importantly, student and citizen exchanges with our twin village of Port-Vendres, France, and grants to York County Schools.
Tickets: $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 your 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!)
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.
Graphic by Craig Hudson