Hundreds of people showed up to Bryant Park dressed in white this week for Diner en Blanc or, excuse me — “Le Dîner en Blanc” which “recalls the elegance and glamour of court society” as “diners engage one another knowing they are taking part in a truly magical event.”

Although this public, white-clad affair is a far call from the Dîner en Blanc held in Paris every year and betrays its origins as an illegal picnic in a secret place, people appear to be having fun. See them about to stuff their faces, fancy style, in the gallery above and check back every Friday for a new photo essay. (Photos: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)