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diffa’s 21st annual dining by design.

22 March 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 26 March 2018 @ 10:30 pm UTC-5


design industries foundation fighting aids (diffa) will host its annual dining by design fundraiser from 22 > 26 march. staged for five days, dining by design showcases extraordinary dining environments from renowned designers and brands to raise critical funds for diffa’s work fighting hiv/aids. for the ninth consecutive year, the new york event will be held at pier 92 in conjunction with the architectural digest design show. ticket holders will receive free admission into dining by design.

the fun and fundraising starts on thursday, 22 march with the annual cocktails by design. this special preview party offers attendees the first look at these one-of-a-kind dining installations. guests are treated to bites from some of new york’s favorite restaurants at tasting tables. early bird tickets start at $150.

as the keystone event, the gala dinner includes cocktails and table-hopping followed by an elegant seated vip dinner, dancing and a silent auction. tickets start at $500.
the public is invited to see this spectacular display of design during general admission hours
(friday, march 23 from 10am to 6pm – sunday, march 25 from 10am to 5pm)

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dates and times:

media tour
thursday, march 22
press can register here

cocktails by design
thursday, march 22
tickets are available for $200

public viewing
friday, march 23 – saturday, march 24 10am -6pm
sunday, march 25 10am – 5pm

free admission with architectural digest design show consumer ticket – $30 +tax
free admission for registered press

gala dinner
monday, march 26
6:30 – 10:30 pm
individual tickets start at $500
see site for ticket packages.


22 March 2018 @ 3:00 pm
26 March 2018 @ 10:30 pm
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diffa (design industries foundation fighting aids)


Pier 92, 12th Avenue at 55th Street, NYC
Pier 92, 12th Avenue at 55th Street
New York City, NY United States
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