65 Thayer St
EVENT START-END | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
DOORS OPEN | 6:15 pm EDT
WHERE | Wyllo, 65 Thayer St, Boston, MA 02118
FOOD/DRINKS | Bring your own food or drinks if you’d like— alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks and any food you’d like are welcome!
PARKING / PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION | Parking lot spots and street parking are available nearby, and public transportation is also available.
ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER VENUE DETAILS | The bathroom is not fully wheelchair accessible but the rest of the space is wheelchair accessible. The bathroom is gender-free. This event and all our events are trans- and genderqueer- inclusive.
COVID-19 PROCEDURES | Due to local infection rates, this event will be open to those with proof of full vaccination, and wearing a mask will be strongly encouraged.
What’s it like?
Do you wish you could have more of the kinds of conversations you have late at night where for some reason, you feel safe talking about the things you actually care about?
Bring your friends (or come by yourself) and spend your Friday evening at an event where you know everyone else is there for the same reason.
We'll be offering "big talk" conversational prompts on them to get you started, and we'll have lots of structure to make sure that you actually talk to people and that it's not awkward. Not feeling like answering a particular question? No worries, we'll have plenty to choose from, like, "When are you the happiest?" and, "If you were going to become close friends with me, what would I need to know about you?" We'll give you ground rules to make sure you feel comfortable and safe sharing as much of yourself as possible while still feeling in complete control of how much you share.
Check-in for this event will begin around 6:15 pm. Please do your best to arrive before 6:30 pm so we can begin as close to on time as possible.
Skip the Small Talk is dedicated to providing an inclusive, welcoming environment for everyone. Check out our safety policy here: tinyurl.com/ststSafety
Need Accessibility Accommodations?
Wyllo’s bathroom is not fully wheelchair accessible, but the rest of the space is wheelchair accessible. The bathroom is gender-free. This event and all our events are trans- and genderqueer- inclusive.
We are happy to offer live ASL upon request. Due to the use of one-on-one conversations during the event, we request at least five days' notice to make sure we are able to provide an ASL interpreter for each person who needs them. Please reach out to us at [email protected] so we can discuss what we can do for you.
We encourage guests to do what they need to in order to feel as comfortable as possible during the event, like taking breaks, eating, stretching, using fidget tools, leaving early, etc.
While we acknowledge that there is no such thing as a space that is perfectly accessible for everyone, we do what we can to welcome as many people as possible while prioritizing the needs of those who are systematically oppressed. If you have any accessibility needs that we might be able to help with or if money is a barrier to attending, please reach out to us at [email protected].
We are monitoring COVID rates and our COVID policy is subject to change based on local infection rates. Due to local rates, we highly encourage all guests to wear a mask at this event, and we require that all guests show proof of vaccination in order to participate.
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