The Longest Table
Sharing a meal with neighbors across our community
Sunday, October 14 @ 5:00pm
PAST EVENT, Fall 2018 | Along Duval Street, behind City Hall
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The Longest Table, hosted by The City of Tallahassee, Leon County Government, The Village Square, and Leadership Tallahassee, is a free event that allows us to come together to break bread and have an honest discussion about our community over dinner at one continuous table. This Tallahassee tradition gives residents the opportunity to build and strengthen relationships across diverse communities in efforts to move our community forward.

Last year’s event was a huge success as over 1,000 people from throughout Tallahassee came together and shared conversations about topics important to them. We are delighted to invite you to participate in this unique community event. This year we plan for the event to be even bigger!

Free Admission, RSVP required by clicking here. Contact (850) 891-8533 for questions and more information. If you’re interested in volunteering, sign-up here. (Photo credit: Rick Minor)


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"Breaking bread at one continuous and symbolic dinner table."

Unrest and discord can show up in our daily lives when we’re unable to see one another as people. With this in mind, our community came together to explore a simple, yet powerful idea – that meaningful connections could be built among people who might not otherwise cross paths.

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Innovation is happening in cities across the country

The Longest Table was one of only 37 projects in cities across America to win the Knight Cities Challenge for innovation. From CNNMoney: “This year, 37 projects from 19 cities won a total of $5 million. But the scope of the projects was even greater: More than 4,500 groups submitted their takes on innovation.”

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CityLab: 'The Longest Table' Helps Tallahassee break down barriers

A lot can be discussed over sweet tea and Southern barbecue, especially among more than 400 strangers gathered around a 350-foot-long table in Tallahassee, Florida. Diners poured in from all parts of town; some were new residents, while others were longtime Floridians. Click to read article.

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