BIB 2020

Brandywine In Black 2020

Make a clean break from the Winter Blues and spring into Brandywine in Black! Welcome to the Seventh Anniversary Brandywine In Black featuring – the Brandywine Valley’s most sought after Pop-Up BYO dinner every year as Spring commences. Our theme this year is the Roaring 20’s. Guests dress in black, provide their own picnic basket dinner, wine, centerpiece, candles and ambiance. The “best” table will be recognized and rewarded!

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, March 28th beginning at 5:30 pm and ending promptly at 10 pm. In keeping things ‘secret’ we’ll announce the location of the event on the evening of Thursday, March 26th. The event will be indoors at a Brandywine Valley Attraction. There will be valet parking and the surprise this year will be a vintage drink bar!

Although the dominant color is Black, we’ve added the accent color SILVER! Continuing our seven year tradition of giving back to the community, guests are invited to participate in our silent auction with new items and exciting experiences.

We’re thrilled with a great venue again this year and repeating our beneficiary organization Neighbors For Crebilly, LLC. The group formed in late summer 2016 as an advocacy group seeking to redirect the outcome of the proposed development of Crebilly Farm. Crebilly Farm is an iconic 322-acre farm that is part of Brandywine Battlefield hosting some of the first skirmishes of our country’s Revolutionary War. The development plan will forever change history as the parcel is leveled to make way for a colony of 319 homes and townhomes. With your help last year and continuing into this year, Neighbors For Crebilly will be able to continue its work. In the past year we’ve had several successes including the upholding of the Conditional Use Application Denial in Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court. The battle to preserve this historic and natural treasure continues in round two of a new conditional use application process.

The net proceeds from Brandywine In Black will be pooled with other funds from private individuals, organizations and other fundraisers to offset the ongoing costs of legal defense, hiring professional consultants and the continued costs of outreach. To learn more about neighbors For Crebilly visit the organization’s web page at, or Facebook: Neighbors For Crebilly. Stay tuned to our Facebook Page for more information and future announcements. Join us in saving a piece of history for our children and generations yet to come.

Other Details…Because of the nature of this year’s venue, candles are allowed only if they are contained. You bring your own food and wine and table service-that’s what a Pop-Up Dinner is. It’s kind of cool and subtly competitive. We encourage elegance and decadence.

We have limited space so baskets, large plastic containers, other colored totes will not be allowed on the dining floor but we will have a staging area for you to safely leave these. For larger groups we have service tables available for staging your food and wine. These cost extra and are limited due to space.

Food must be prepared ahead of time. Sterno is not allowed. Trash and recycling are available and it is your responsibility to clean up.

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