Dining By Design

Held annually in March, DIFFA invites local and international designers to transform a raw space into a showcase of over-the-top dining environments for its annual fundraiser for HIV/AIDS—DINING BY DESIGN (DBD). Co-located with the Architectural Digest Design Show, DIFFA’s signature event gathers thousands of supporters at Pier 92 in New York City to fundraise for a cause.  This year’s 20th Annual DINING BY DESIGN will combine a worthy cause and exceptional design into a 5-day event with more than 2,000 people at the two fundraisers.

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DIFFA’s 20th Annual DINING BY DESIGN
March 16-20, 2017
Pier 92

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

COCKTAILS BY DESIGN Preview Party
Thursday, March 16, 6:30– 9:30pm
Early bird tickets $200
Designers and guests mingle surrounded by dazzling dining installations while sampling treats from NYC’s top restaurants and gourmet food purveyors and enjoying wine and specialty cocktails. To purchase tickets, click here.

Participating Restaurants
Asellina | Davios | Lady M Confections | Murray’s Cheese | North Square Restaurant | Philippe Chow |Royce
STK | My Belly’s Playlist | Atlantic Grill Lincoln Center |Pera SoHo

PUBLIC VIEWING
Thursday, March 16 – Saturday, March 18, 10am -6pm
Sunday, March 19, 10am – 5pm
Explore the latest in design trends as you view the amazing dining installations and shop the silent auction. To purchase tickets, click here.

GALA DINNER
Monday, March 20, 6:30 – 10:30pm
Cocktails and table hopping are followed by an elegant seated VIP dinner accompanied by dancing and a fantastic silent auction. To purchase tickets, click here.

In celebration of our 20th Anniversary, seating at Communal Tables will be available throughout the room to create a special dining experience.  Communal Table Sponsorships are available at the $10,000 and $5,000 level. Click here for further details

For media inquiries: Contact Shanea, sphillips@diffa.org

 

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