Host Your Own Longest Table Event

Stay tuned for details on the 2020 annual picnic.

Upcoming Events




In October 2016, hundreds of Daytonians came together at a dinner table the length of the Third Street bridge. It was packed with strangers who wanted to break bread with their neighbors and meet someone new. Longest Table meals challenge participants to re-think their assumptions about other parts of town and the people who live there. 

Throughout 2017 and 2018, the Longest Table team worked with neighborhoods and community centers to keep the conversation going including a second giant table stretching across the Third Street Bridge. More than 600 people were part of the table.

In 2019, the Longest Table was a giant picnic stretching across the lawn at Levitt Pavilion!

Stay tuned for details on the 2020 annual picnic.

Thank you to the City of Dayton Neighborhood Mini Grant Program for making this event possible!


If your organization would like to be a sponsor for the 2019 Longest Picnic Blanket event, please contact volunteer project leaders AJ Ferguson & Bryan Stewart via email at Thank you!