Hance Park Conservancy Announces In-Person Return of the 6th Annual “Noche en Blanco”
By Claire Natale -
Friday Sep 03, 2021
The Hance Park Conservancy is excited to announce the sixth annual “Noche en Blanco” multicultural community dinner in celebration of Hance Park (116 E. Moreland St. in Phoenix, AZ, 85004) on Saturday, October 30 from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. The event is produced by the Hance Park Conservancy in partnership with the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department and is a night of community fun where guests are invited to dress in white costume cocktail attire, enjoy live entertainment, and dine under the stars on the lush east lawn of Hance Park.
Honorary Chair, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego invites guests to enjoy the annual sunset toast to the community before the multicultural music and dance performance showcase featuring the Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra. Special performances from partners representing the Hance Park Conservancy Board of Trustees will include the Japanese Friendship Garden, the Irish Culture Center, the Arizona School for the Arts, Mariachi Pasion.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Hance Park Conservancy (“HPC”), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the sustainability and future of Hance Park. In addition to its efforts to foster strong community engagement in support of the park, HPC works in partnership with the City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation Department and Phoenix Community Alliance in a fundraising effort that will result in the realization of the Hance Park Master Plan, adopted by the City of Phoenix in 2014.
This elegant and culturally diverse experience is inspired by a similar “dinner in white” that started in Paris over 30 years ago and features long rows of tables draped in white linens with strings of sparkling lights and stars overhead.
Guests may purchase single seat tickets or tables for eight and are encouraged to decorate with their own festive centerpieces and compete for “Best Table” prizes. In the spirit of the origins of this community dinner, guests may bring picnics and non-alcoholic drinks, or they can pre-order gourmet picnics provided by Conceptually Social Catering as well as spirits, fine wines, and local craft beer. All pre-orders for gourmet picnics and alcoholic beverages close Friday, October 15th. Full bars for day-of sales will also be provided at the event.
Leading up to the night, Noche is urging guests who have attended in the past to participate in the “Noche Memories” campaign, which will culminate with the creation of the first digital photo album, filled with photos memories from previous years to debut at the event. Those who participate are encouraged to post and tag @HanceParkConservancy and hashtag #nochememories on Instagram for a chance to win a table for eight at the event, among other prizes. This campaign will begin on Monday, August 30th. The winner will be announced on Friday, October 1st. Follow @HanceParkConservancy for rules and further details.
For more information, visit hanceparkconservancy.org.
Who: Noche en Blanco 2021 to Benefit the Hance Park Conservancy
What: Noche is a community celebration of Hance Park, where guests are encouraged to dress in white costume or cocktail attire, enjoy live multicultural entertainment and a community picnic dinner under the stars.
When: Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 5 to 10 p.m.
Age 21+ Event
Cost: Single Seat Ticket- $25
Table for 8- $200
Gourmet Picnic for 1- $50 (vegetarian option available for $40)
Purchase Tickets at: http://hanceparkconservancy.org/noche-en-blanco
Where: Hance Park: East Lawn
116 E. Moreland St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
COVID Precautions: Event organizers will monitor and adhere to local health and safety protocols. Please see the Noche ticketing page for details.
About Hance Park Conservancy
Hance Park Conservancy (HPC) was founded as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2010 to promote and advocate for the redevelopment of Margaret T. Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix. Its Board of Trustees is comprised of community, city, and business leaders committed to the mission to activate and promote the creative use of this regional public space in support of a vibrant arts and cultural experience. HPC has been instrumental in developing the Hance Park Master Plan and supports the fundraising effort of the Hance Park Partner Coalition to fund the implementation of the plan and foster collaborations in support of sustainability, community programming and advancement of the park. Visit hanceparkconservancy.org.