Tag Archives: The Welcoming Committee

TWC Fenway Park takeover this September

Boston PrideThe Welcoming Committee is planning another Fenway Park takeover later this September but you only have until Friday, August 24th to purchase your tickets for the game against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday, September 25th.

Enjoy the final month of regular season baseball with some cold beers and friends. For more information visit TWC’s website,  Red Sox Fall Takeover.

Boston Red Sox home opener is today

Photo Credit: Patrick Lentz Photography

It may be a bit chilly for baseball but New Englanders have a perverse notion of what is spring. Later today the Boston Red Sox will take to the field for the team’s 106th season at Fenway Park in Boston – arguably the most beautiful major league baseball park and certainly my favorite.

For those of you who are excited about the 2018 MLB Season, The Welcoming Committee in Boston is hosting a “Take Over” of Fenway Park and have purchased a block of tickets for Monday, April 30th when the Red Sox host the Kansas City Royals.  This will sell out so if you’re interested get your tickets now.

TWC Fenway Takeover Red Sox vs. Royals, April 30th

The Welcoming Committee

The Welcoming CommitteeThe Welcoming Committee (a.k.a. TWC) is a social group that believes in (and works to) broaden the spectrum of what gay life has to offer. Staff and volunteers help create and enrich our local community by bringing people together and organizing programs that go beyond traditional gay venues. Their events include everything from social mixers to organizing meet ups at sports events and even planning trips like next week’s WoW weekend at Sunday River. The organization is mostly comprised of 20- and 30-somethings but all are welcome.

You can learn more about TWC by visiting, thewelcomingcommittee.com and liking their Facebook page. One of their signature events is the monthly Guerrilla Queer Bar (GQB for short) which happens the first Friday of every month.

Guerrilla Queer Bar

Many use the New Year as an opportunity to make resolutions. A common resolution is to be more active and meet people, but that can be difficult for gay men in Boston. Starting in 2018 I want to feature the many groups and organizations that help people connect and enrich Boston’s gay life. If you would like to have your club / team featured please reach out to me.

TWC’s WOW Weekend is Feb 9-11

The Welcoming Committee Boston, TWCNext week a few hundred members of The Welcoming Committee will head up to Sunday River in Maine for a fun winter weekend retreat. The weekend is intended for all (avid skiers to avid apres skiers) and the mountain offers plenty of distractions beyond skiing like tubing, hot tubbing and of course eating and drinking. Purchasing your tickets offers you the following for the weekend.

What’s Included

  • 2 nights at Sunday River Grand Summit Hotel
  • Transportation between Boston and Sunday River
  • A welcome snack bar and party
  • Discounted lift tickets and equipment rentals
  • A swag bag (of course)
  • Good times in the good company of other TWCers!

For more information visit: TWC’s WOW Weekend

The Fellows takeover of Bantam Cider Co.

The Welcoming Committee, TWC, gay bostonThe Welcoming Committee’s (TWC) “The Fellows” is back. For those unfamiliar with this group, it is a gay social group that is part of TWC, but geared to appeal to 30+ year old gay men who are looking to socialize and meet people.

The Fellows Takeover of Bantam Cider Co.
Thursday, June 8  ||  6:30 – 9:00 PM
Event & Ticket Info Here

Next week (yes during Pride Week) The Fellows returns with an unofficial Boston Pride event at the Bantam Cider Co. in Somerville. Tickets to this event is required since space it limited. For more information visit their event page.

TWC takes over Fenway Park: Get your tickets today

baseball, jock, hunkThe Welcoming Committee will be taking over Fenway Park on Tuesday, May 2nd when the Red Sox host the Baltimore Orioles who have been playing excellent baseball. You can sit with more than 400 TWC’ers and their friends.

Get your discounted tickets here!

Madonna at the Isabella Stewart Gardner on Feb 16

boyfriendsThe Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is hosting their monthly Third Thursdays at the Gardner next week. For those who are unfamiliar with this monthly party, the museum stays open after hours, brings in a DJ, and sets up a cash bar for people to meet and mingle.

This month the theme is Madonna. DJ DayGlow has created an all vinyl set for the courtyard inspired by divas and femmes, blending mainstream and underground electronic music from the past and future including the likes of: Madonna, Kate Bush, Prince, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, and Grace Jones.

If you use The Welcoming Committee’s link below you can save a few bucks off the general admission price and read more about ISGM 3rd Thursdays.

3rd Thursday at the ISGM – Madonna 

TWC’s New Queer’s Eve

TWC, The Welcoming Committee, gay BostonThe Welcoming Committee is selling tickets to their “New Queer’s Eve” party in downtown Boston on New Year’s Eve.

The party will be held at Central Wharf located on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, and for $30 you will get heavy hors d’oeuvres, champagne countdown toast, GQB-quality DJ, photo wall, and a fewsurprises to keep you on your toes.

Tickets to New Queer’s Eve

TWC take over of Sunday River this February

TWC, The Welcoming CommitteeFriday February 3rd The Welcoming Committee is heading to Sunday River in Maine for their White Out Weekend (WOW) – one of the biggest LGBTQ weekends in the northeast. The weekend is full of skiing, parties and hot tubs, and includes discounts on hotel rooms, lift tickets and equipment rentals. Early access pricing starts at $299 and includes:

  • 2 nights at Sunday River Grand Summit Hotel
  • Transportation between Boston or New York City and Sunday River
  • Welcome party with a free drink included
  • Discounted lift tickets, equipment rentals, and lessons

Link here for more information about TWC’s WOW Weekend in Sunday River.

The Welcoming Committee’s Sunday River weekend

TWC, The Welcoming CommitteeEven though I can’t bear the thought of winter, it is time to recognize that summer is over and the Autumn is quickly passing. As if that wasn’t obvious enough, The Welcoming Committee has opened early registration for their annual White Out Weekend (WOW) that will take place at Sunday River.

The weekend package includes 2-nights at the Sunday River Grand Summit Hotel as well as transportation between Boston and Sunday River. Early registration prices start at $299. More details are available are available, here.

Donkey Show at the Oberon

TheaterAre you looking for something fun to do next weekend? Join The Welcoming Committee when they head back to the Oberon Theater for a takeover of The Donkey Show.

Unfamiliar with The Donkey Show? It is a disco adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and is a long-running glitter-filled show hosted at the Oberon Theater in Harvard Square.  The show is an absolute blast. Sergio and I joined TWC back in 2013 and I still smile when I think about all the fun we had. Oberon Theater Donkey ShowThis annual TWC event always sells out so take advantage of their  limited number of discounted tickets ($5 off the public price). For more information about the program and how to get your discounted tickets, visit TWC’s event page, Donkey Show Takeover.

Out to Climb at Brooklyn Boulders next week

TWC, The Welcoming Committee, Brooklyn Boulders

Out to Climb

The Welcoming Committee is taking over Somerville’s own Brooklyn Boulders monthly LGBTQ Out to Climb event. Join them for a fun night out. Although I’m sure many of you have them, TWC assured me that there is no need for you to bring your favorite harness. Your ticket (which is just $19) includes admission, rental equipment – harness and shoes – climbing orientation and admittance to their Pride Celebration.

Check out the link below to sign the waiver and to RSVP for the event. 

Out to climb with Brooklyn Boulders – Pride Edition

Red Sox takeover with TWC

tank top, kyle, fitness, Temptation TuesdayLAST DAY TO RESERVE YOUR EARLY ACCESS TICKETS

The Welcoming Committee is planning a takeover of a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park on Wednesday, May 25th when they host the Colorado Rockies. Get an early start on your Memorial Day Weekend and reserve early access tickets at The Welcoming Committee’s annual take over of Fenway Park.

Yes I want to join the early access list for the Red Sox Takeover
Tickets are only $26

Devil Wears Prada movie night with TWC

TWC, The Welcoming CommitteeTen years ago this June the movie Devil Wears Prada was released and The Welcoming Committee has rented out the super cozy Coolidge Corner Theatre for a screening of the iconic movie, starring Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, and Stanley Tucci.  This event will sell out so get your tickets today.

Get Tickets Here
Coolidge Corner Theatre – 290 Harvard St. Brookline
Thursday, March 24 at 7:00 PM
Tickets are $12.50

TWC’s New Queer’s Eve in Boston

Cheers SergioNo plans for New Year’s Eve?  The Welcoming Committee is taking all the stress out of planning a night out in Boston to help ring in the New Year by hosting a party in downtown that all are welcome to attend.

New Queer’s Eve as they are calling it will take place at Central Wharf, starting at 10PM.  Tickets to the party cost $35 and will include hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast at Midnight as well as plenty of great music.  If you are unsure of your plans, check out TWC’s party “New Queer’s Eve”.

The Welcoming Committee BostonTWC New Queer’s Eve Details & Tickets

While at Central Wharf check out the lighting. Sergio is a lighting designer and this was one of his projects.