The Back Bay Salon

09/22/2014 - 7:00pm

The Back Bay Salon meets next on Monday, September 22nd, at 7:00 pm.  The Salon is open to all NABB members and their guests.  For more information, contact Linda at

Guild of Boston Artists Reception

09/23/2014 - 6:00pm

Guild of Boston Artists

You are invited to join us for a private reception at the Guild of Boston Artists, 162 Newbury Street, Boston, at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.  Celebrating its Centennial Anniversary, the Guild is an elegant nonprofit gallery exhibiting the work of many of New England’s finest living artists since 1914. With a strong commitment to education and community outreach, the Guild offers lectures, demonstrations, informal gallery talks, historical exhibitions and art discovery classes for children, all free to the public.   The Guild is unique in that it is the only nonprofit art gallery in Boston solely committed to exhibiting traditional painting and sculpture by living New England artists.

In addition to work by its artist members, the Guild's special September exhibition will be paintings of Cape Ann, Yesterday and Today.  This exhibition features paintings of a locale that attracts artists from all over the country, all of whom are inspired to work out of doors amid the exciting genre of Gloucester's working harbor, and the winding strees, beautiful beaches and striking coastline of Cape Ann.

Our evening’s special guest speaker is Judith Curtis who has written extensively about the Cape Ann painters of the past.  She will talk briefly about the show that her husband, Cape Ann painter David Curtis, is curating for the Guild.  Other Guild artists who will attend the NABB event, in addition to Jean Lightman, are Alan Browne, David Curtis, Melody Phaneuf and Pam Pindell.

Don’t miss this private reception at the gallery that Channel 5’s Chronicle has designated a “Hidden Treasure.”  To attend this event, scroll down this page and buy your tickets ($15 each).

More information about the Guild of Boston Artists can be found at


  • Members: $15.00
  • Non-Members: $15.00

Back Bay Police Panel

09/24/2014 - 6:00pm

The Back Bay Police Panel meets this month on Wednesday, September 24th, at 6:00 pm.  Usually the Panel meets in the Boston Public Library, but this month it is meeting in the Hale Chapel of the First Church in Boston, located at 66 Marlborough Street.  The NABB Crime Committee meets at 7:00 pm following the Police Panel.  For information, please call the NABB office.

Condo Management Friends & Neighbors Group

09/24/2014 - 7:00pm

NABB's Condominium Management Friends & Neighbors Group is meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at a place yet to be determined.  The topic will be "Condominium Documents."  Please join us, and bring your ideas to this organizational meeting.  For further information, contact Mike George at

Back Bay Walking Tour

09/29/2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Walking Tour of the Back Bay given by William Young

Please join the NABB Special Events Committee for a walking tour of
“Back Bay 1880” on Monday, September 29th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The tour will be led by William Young who is the Assistant Director for Historic Districts for the City of Boston and has served as the staff to the Back Bay Architectural Commission since 1991.  In Mr. Young’s words, “this is the third in a series of tours, each focused on consecutive phases of the Back Bay’s development in architecture, highlighting common stylist trends, popular materials, prominent architects and notable buildings of the decade.

Initially developed on the eve of the Civil War, by the 1870s the Back Bay had begun to acquire much of the urbane appearance we admire today inspired by those of Second-Empire Paris.  By 1880, however, French examples began to lose favor as Boston architects and their clients fell prey to the charms of the so-called Queen Anne style then being revived across the pond.  For the Back Bay this meant that carved brownstone and plate-glass windows were suddenly outmoded as more informal red-brick façades and small-paned sash came into fashion.  The meeting location will be confirmed to participants. The tour is free and limited to the first 30 people who sign up. 

We alreayd have reached capacity for this event.  Therefore, if you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please contact the NABB office by calling (617) 247-3961 or sending an email to  Thank you.