The 12th annual Twilight on the Terrace is the annual gala event for Baltimore Pride, featuring fine food and drink and great music, all in the beautiful atmosphere of Gertrude’s Restaurant at the Baltimore Museum of Art. This year the event will take place on June 16th from 7 to 11 p.m.
“Twilight offers an amazing experience most people would not get to do at any other event,” said Rich Wertman, event co-chair. “Offering the community an event at an established local restaurant that gives one hundred percent of the proceeds back to our community is amazing.”
“This event is the perfect size for our community members to see people they might not see often, if even once a year,” said Scott Johnson, another co-chair. “They get to share a part of their pride and donate towards something they believe in.” Scott’s background working in the hospitality industry for almost 30 years, made him perfectly suited to reach out to his industry partners to supply the event.
The event started with a community member looking to do an event for Pride that was a little more sophisticated and classy than other events. The first event took place in 2007, and attracted about 50 guests. It was small enough that it fit completely on the terrace, granting the event it’s name. “On that night, said John Gilligan, events director for Gertrude’s, “I would never have guessed that over ten years later that Twilight would grow into an annual Baltimore Pride Weekend tradition, much less be so big that it uses the entire restaurant as a private space!”
“For me this is a labor of love,” said Wertman. “We enjoy seeing almost 75% of repeat customers come back each year, not only to support this event, but also to support the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland (GLCCB). Tickets are $125, and can be purchased at Baltimorepride.org.