A secret dinner already has the glamorous element necessary to pique our jaded interest. But the annual Diner en Blanc is always on a whole other level.

This year’s dinner took place last night on Pier 26 in Hudson River Park, drawing 5,000 people for Champagne and picnic baskets curated by chef Todd English. 

Want to be at next year’s event? We recommend trawling Instagram and making friends with attendees, who get first dibs — the waitlist is several tens of thousands deep.