BCAE's 4th Annual Sip the Rainbow 2015: Recap

Posted by Kim Wieczner on Tue, May 19, 2015

In case you missed it...our 4th annual Sip the Rainbow was a hit, with about two hundred people here at the BCAE eating, drinking, mingling, and checking out our newest photography exhibit! See all the photos here.

crowdThe drinks were flowing in true rainbow fashion to quench the thirst of all of our guests. Thank you to bartenders and mixologists Dustin Rennells and Corey Sievers, as well as bartender (and BCAE instructor) Brady Graham, and BCAE staffer/bartender Andrew!


Our partner, Sage Inn & Lounge had a beautiful setup, showcasing Chef Lucio Garnica's culinary talents through flavor and presentation. Sage mixologist Corey Sievers delighted guests with his flashy "Pink Pelican" cocktail, topped with fresh grapefruit meringue.

Sage Inn

Other Provincetown vendors included the Provincetown Film Society, What Matters?!, The Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, as well as the Tourism Office of Provincetown and Will Coons Massage & Yoga. The Provincetown Fudge Factory also provided their decadent homemade fudge and peanut butter cups for guests to sample.

Provincetown vendors

Cape Cod was well represented -- from the food to the photography, but attendees came from all over. One photographer, Ken Norz, came from New York City to see his work up on the walls of the BCAE.

Provincetown photograph

A few lucky guests won Provincetown themed raffle prizes, and one of last year's Sip the Rainbow photographers, Joel Benjamin, took home the surprise addition -- cases of Polar Seltzer and Citi Performing Arts Center tickets! Congrats, Joel!

raffle and centerpiece

 Thank you to all of our guests for coming out and partying with us! We hope you had as much fun as we did!

party guests

Didn't make it? Not to worry - you can still come see the P-town to Boston exhibit during normal business hours through the end of September! Thank you to Hunt's Photo & Video for generously and beautifully printing the photographs on display.

And don't miss out on our awesome "Direct from Provincetown" offerings in the coming weeks:

What Matters?! Finding Well-Being Amid the Overwhelm and Complexity of the 21st Century
with David Garten and Paul Sherman | May 30

Small Plates - Big Taste
with Lucio Garnica of the Sage Inn and Lounge | June 1

Art Collecting for Beginners
with Christine M. McCarthy, Executive Director Provincetown Art Association and Museum | June 3

Tennessee Williams: Everything You Wanted to Know
with Jef Hall-Flavin, Executive Director Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival | June 8


Topics: BCAE, BCAE classes, BCAE Gallery, BCAE events, Boston Center for Adult Education, cocktails, Provincetown, Boston Pride, Sage Inn & Lounge

Sip the Rainbow is Back at the BCAE! And It's All About P-town...

Posted by Kim Wieczner on Wed, Apr 22, 2015

On Friday, May 15th, 2015, we will be hosting our 4th annual Sip the Rainbow cocktail party & community celebration at the BCAE, welcoming spring and kicking off Boston's annual Pride celebrations! This is one of our favorite nights of the year, and it's back with a vengeance (in all the good ways of course!) There's going to be more of everything you've loved in previous years -- cocktails, food, fun...

Sage Inn Chef Lucio GarnicaChef Lucio Garnica of the Sage Inn & Lounge, and one of his stunning creations.

Provincetown’s Chef Lucio Garnica of the Sage Inn & Lounge will be preparing a special dish for all to taste, and the Sage Inn's mixologist, Corey, will be serving up his expertly mixed creations (rainbow colored of course). Your sweet tooth will not be neglected as there will be treats from the Provincetown Fudge Factory, as well as resident baker and BCAE instructor Dustin Rennells.

Sip 2014 photosDessert (by Dustin Rennells) & cocktails from Sip the Rainbow 2014! Photo credit: Chris Padgett

But let's put down our glasses and plates for a moment because more than just the food and drinks, this party marks the opening of our newest photography exhibit, P-town to Boston, showcasing the colorful people, stunningly beautiful places, and all of the things that make P-town so vibrant and unique. On display in the BCAE gallery will be over 50 photos taken by over 30 artists, showcasing all aspects of Provincetown.

Join us as we bring P-town to your backyard, right here in Boston.

COST: Entry into the reception, held from 6:00PM to 8:00PM, is $15 in advance or $20 day of. Admission includes three unique Deep Eddy Vodka & Polar Seltzer cocktails created in the colors of the Gay Pride Flag. All proceeds to benefit the BCAE.

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!  And join on Facebook to stay in the know!


Can't get enough P-town? Check out all of the fantastic P-town programs we have coming up this spring:
Why Independent Films Matter  Monday, May 18th
The Art of Drag Wednesday, May 20th
What Matters?! Finding Well-Being Amid the Overwhelm and Complexity of the 21st Century Saturday, May 30th
Small Plates - Big Taste Monday, June 1st
Art Collecting for Beginners Wednesday, June 3rd
Tennessee Williams: Everything You Wanted to Know Monday, June 8th

The exhibition and event are made possible by generous contributions from Sage Inn and Lounge, Polar Seltzer, Deep Eddy Vodka , and Hunt's Photo and Video, whose support and services help provide guests a unique experience while they “sip the rainbow.”P-town to Boston: A Photo Exhibit will be on display at the BCAE from May 15 to September 30, 2015. The exhibit is free and open to the public during business hours.

Topics: BCAE, BCAE classes, Provincetown restaurants, Pride celebration, P-town, Provincetown pride, Boston food, BCAE Gallery, Provincetown art, photography, gallery, BCAE Fundraiser, cocktails, Provincetown, Boston Pride

#SiptheRainbow14 : Re-Cap

Posted by Kim Wieczner on Mon, May 19, 2014

Our 3rd annual Sip the Rainbow celebration was Friday, and it truly was a party, all in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts! 

The work of photographers Joel Benjamin, Marilyn Humphries & Susan Symonds was on display, and the night was complete with colorful cocktails and cake, a raffle, and some very special guests.  We asked guests to share their photos and posts, using the hashtag, #SiptheRainbow14, so we'll let some of the stand-outs speak for themselves...

Celebrating 10 years of gay marriage

10 years gay marriage exhibit

Photographers Marilyn Humphries & Susan Symonds

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence joined us for the evening and helped out with the raffle.

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

The drinks were a hit!

Deep Eddy Vodka Polar Seltzer Cocktail

As were the rainbow cakes...

Rainbow Cakes

Sip the Rainbow 2014

Thank you to everyone who came out for a successful and fun-filled night!

If you missed Friday's event, the gallery at the BCAE is open Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 6:00pm, with varying weekend hours, through the end of June.

The celebration continues tomorrow night, with a special panel, A Public Conversation: 10 Years of Gay Marriage, featuring Goodridge plaintiffs Rob Compton, David Wilson, Hillary Goodridge, and Julie Goodridge; and former Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Justice John M. Greaney. The evening will be moderated by Jared Bowen, Executive Editor and Host of the WGBH weekly television series Open Studio. Get your tickets and join us at 6:00 PM for a complimentary wine and cheese reception before the panel begins at 6:30 PM.


GLAD // Northern Trust // Eastern Bank // Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams // Hunt's Photo & Video  // Polar Beverages // Deep Eddy Vodka // Ki Bar

Topics: BCAE, Joel Benjamin, Marilyn Humphries, 10 years of gay marriage, Boston Pride, Sip the Rainbow, Susan Symonds