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 (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.
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.
Next 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.
- 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 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.
The 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!
The 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
The 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