the Commons at Hanscom AFB

The Minuteman Commons strives to be the center of the Hanscom community. From live music & "First Friday" parties in The Tavern to function space & catering to massage therapy and more, you'll find it at the Commons!

Contact Info
Il Forno catering
Holiday Hours:
Dec. 24 | 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 25, 26 & Jan. 1 | Closed

The Tavern at Hanscom AFB

The Tavern is open Wednesday through Friday at 4 p.m.
Private parties can reserve The Tavern during non-operational hours.


Draft Specials at The Tavern | Join us for Wicked Wednesdays in December (December 3, 10, 17 & 24*) at The Tavern for $1 soda (with free refills!) and $2 drafts from 4-6 p.m.

*Dec. 24 | Holiday Hours

  First Friday  

First Friday | Celebrate First Friday at The Tavern, December 5!

Featuring coffee drink specials

Plus: Participate in our Yankee Ornament Swap! Bring in an ornament and swap with other participants.

Doors open at 4 p.m.

Football Frenzy

(please provide a list of ingredients with your dish) Cash donations accepted.
Open to all, prizes/giveaways throughout the event.

Il Forno Catering Menu
To make a reservation, please call 781-225-6501 or email

Commons Floor Plans

Room Selection and Set Up

Want to reserve a room at the Commons, but not sure which one will best suit your needs? Check out our room selection guide- view set up options for the Ballroom, Musket and Heritage rooms (please see Commons staff for options in The Tavern and Den.)

The Tavern
the Den
set up fees

*Minuteman Commons reservations are available only to Hanscom Base ID cardholders, including active duty, reservists, DoD civilians, NAF employees, base contractors, retirees and authorized family members.

Interested in our Preferred Caterer?
Browse through Il Forno's catering menuLunch Kiosk| Questions about catering? 978-870-0487



Retail kiosk available for rent

The kiosk measures 6x2.5 feet at the base and stands over 7 feet tall.

Rent it for just
• $10/day
• $50/week (Monday to Saturday)

Call (781) 225-6501 or stop by our front desk for more information.

Holiday Cookie Challenge

Holiday Cookie Challenge | Saturday, December 13

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bring in your favorite batch of cookies and written recipe!

Participants must provide the written recipe with their baked items to include ingredients, specific measurements, directions, and approximate length of time the recipe takes to make.

Entries will be judged on taste, creativity, and ease of preparation. Each recipe must produce enough samples for at least five judges. More cookies the merrier! Feel free to bring in extra cookies so that participants are able to try other cookies and share ideas for future recipes!

There will be youth and adult categories. Prizes will be awarded! Participants may submit more than one recipe.

To register or for more information, please contact the Commons at (781) 225-6501. Walk-ins welcome!

Community Bingo Dec. 17

Community Bingo | Wednesday, December 17

Early Bird Specials at 6:15 p.m.
Games start at 6:30 p.m.

Entry fee: members $20, nonmembers $25

Each player will get 10 regular games and 4 specials.
Progressive jackpot of $500 in a designated number or less, consolation prize is $150.

Must be 21 and over to participate.
For more information, contact the Commons
at (781)225-6501.


Arts & Crafts Gallery

Display & submit your artwork for the 2015 Arts & Crafts Gallery!
Compete Air Force wide!

The gallery has 3 categories; craft, photography, and digital art. Each category has 3 age groups; Adult, Teens ages 13-17, Youth ages 6-12. Participants may submit a maximum of 3 entries in each category.

Adults may take their entries to the Minuteman Commons to take a digital photos of each entry, and complete and sign the 2015 USAF Gallery Application.

Teens and Youth participants may take their entry to the Youth Center to take a digital photos of each entry, and complete and sign the 2015 USAF Gallery Application.

Massage Therapy
Located at Hanscom Inn: stop by the Minuteman Commons to check-in

All massages take place in the comfort of our private massage room.
Purchase sessions of 30 min ($35), 60 min ($55) or 90 min ($75). Gift certificates are available.

Benefits of Bodywork: helps emotional, mental & physical well-being
increases range of motion & flexibility | increases athletic performance | releases tension in muscles
stimulates organs & glands, increasing circulation | decreases physical discomfort & stiffness
Contact the Minuteman Commons for more information about massage therapy. (781) 225-6501

Olympia Fournarakis | MA Licensed & Nationally Certified Massage Therapist
Hours: Monday - Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

phone: (617) 633-0575

Massage Offered: Swedish Relaxation, Pre-natal Massage, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular/Trigger Point Therapy, Ace & Slipstream Massage Cupping Therapy, Myofascial Release Therapy


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The club membership is alive and well with member discounts at the majority of Force Support Squadron activities, to include Fourth Cliff, Auto Skills and Outdoor Recreation. 

Questions about Membership? call: (781) 225-6504

Membership rates are as follows:
• E1 through E4, $2
• all other ranks, civilians & retirees, $5
• widows & honorary members, waived

Want to join? Register online, call (781) 225-6504 or stop by our front desk for details.

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