Think of it as a pop-up potluck – and the whole city is invited.
Since 2009, a group called Alfresco Tonight has been turning outdoor spaces around the city – seawalls, parks and plazas – into impromptu dining rooms. They provide the tables and chairs, and you bring an appetizer, entree or dessert to share with your fellow Vancouverites – potluck style.
Past pop-up dinners have been held along the Olympic Village seawall, at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown and in George Wainborn Park on False Creek. The events have attracted from 45-80 people – strangers who come to share food and stories and make Vancouver a little bit friendlier.
Nor is Alfresco Tonight the only option for random potluck fun.