Sister Cities Members enjoying the evening at the 2019 Soiree!

Join Sister Cities Yorktown at 5:30 p.m., Monday, October 19,  2020 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 all white! 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 10,000! Of course Yorktown does not draw that kind of crowd.

This is how our local Soirée works…

Guests make reservations and pay a minimal entry fee. Guests bring their own picnic food, drinks or wine, white plates, flatware, white napkins, glasses, and white table decorations. Sister Cities Yorktown provides tables, chairs, and white table cloths. Be creative as table decorations are judged! For inspiration, go to The location remains a secret until two (2) days in advance. That is part of the fun! NEW FOR 2020…order dinner from Chef K! Her menu options are in the picture below. Order directly at 757-634-9025 or, email:

RSVP by October 17 on EVENTBRITE:

  • TICKETS LIMITED to 80 guests
  • $20 SCY members / $25 non-members / $150 table of 8

NOTE: For 2020, the Soirée will be held in an uncovered green so that social distancing measures can be easily observed. Bathrooms available and hand washing/sanitation stations in place. Dress accordingly.

Want to pay by check?  Mail checks payable to SCY to: Sister Cities Yorktown/P.O. Box 735/Yorktown, VA. 23692  You must include an email address in the notes section so we can tell you the event location! Questions? Call Kate Helwig at 757-508-7163

All Proceeds support Sister Cities Yorktown, a 501c3 nonprofit and our partnership with our twin village of Port-Vendres, France. To learn more about Sister Cities Yorktown, and to become a member,  find us on Facebook.