The Longest Picnic Blanket
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 will be a giant picnic stretching across the lawn at Levitt Pavilion!
Support Our Project Fund!
If you’d like to support the project, please consider a donation! Donations are tax deductible and go exclusively to our project fund at UpDayton, a 501(c)(3) organization. Funds help us cover all the costs that go into hosting such a large event.
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 LongestTable@updayton.org. Thank you!