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Thank You for Attending #DEBPHL17!

Two weeks ago today, 5,300 guests transformed Franklin Square into a sea of white for the 6th annual Dîner en Blanc Philadelphia!! The event returned to one of William Penn's original squares for the second time- the first being the inaugural event at Logan Circle!  This event was not only a celebration of the history of the space, but also a history-making event for us, as Philadelphia became the largest Dîner en Blanc in the United States! Thank you for making this milestone possible!!

A very special thank you to Historic Philadelphia for welcoming Dîner en Blanc to Franklin Square.  It was truly a great partnership. Thank you to their incredible staff for making it possible for guests to enjoy everything the park has to offer- from swings and monkey bars to Square Burger, mini golf and, of course, the beautiful carousel. Historic Philadelphia hopes you will return to enjoy Franklin Square again, especially for their Electrical Spectacle this holiday season! Take a moment to read the great Philly Voice article about the history of Franklin Square.

As you all know, this event would not be possible without the hard work of our ten-person planning team, 20 group leaders, 106 table leaders, and more than 40 on-site volunteers. Our gratitude to these volunteers is immeasurable. We thank them for their time, dedication and creativity and, most importantly, for being incredible ambassadors for Dîner en Blanc Philadelphia all year long.

Thank you to the City of Philadelphia for welcoming our event and working with us each year to find creative ways to use amazing Philadelphia spaces as the event grows in size. A particular thank you to the Office of the City Representative, City of Philadelphia Managing Director's Office, Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia Fire Department and SEPTA.

Thank you to the following incredible partners and vendors this year, including: Feast Your Eyes Catering, Synergetic, Aversa PR, BackDroppers, Cut and Paste Photobooth, Branded Productions, EventQuip, Sofitel Philadelphia, Evian and Badoit Waters, Petit Jardin en Ville, Beaucycled, Traveling Tobacconist, HughE Dillon, Du Soleil Photographie, Georgi Anastasov Photography and Plate 3.

Thank you to the incredibly talented performers and entertainers who made this year’s event one to truly remember: DJ Sean Smoove, SoulPhilly, Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, Philly Girls Jump, Mad Beatz, Justin Relkin, David Puryear, Damian Muziani, Charmed Face Painting, Caricatures by Courtney, Matt Schmidt Art, Ben Franklin and the Historic Philadelphia drummer, fife player and soldiers.

Thank you, as always, to Dîner en Blanc International for their support! Philadelphia is truly honored to be part of the global phenomenon that is known as Dîner en Blanc and we can’t wait for year 7!

Lastly, please take a few minutes to answer the survey you will be emailed for this year’s event. The planning team is always looking for ways to improve and we  welcome any feedback you can provide.

Thank you again and we will see you in 2018!!


Natanya and Kayli

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