Architecture Committee

05/04/2016 - 6:30pm

NABB's Architecture Committee usually meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm.  Although it usually meets at the New England College of Optometry, 424 Beacon Street, this month it is meeting at Chi Phi fraternity, 32 Hereford Street, to review applications coming before the City's Back Bay Architectural Commission.  For more information or to receive an agenda, please contact Sue Prindle through the NABB office at 617-247-3961 or by email to

Kentucky Derby Party

05/07/2016 - 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Kentucky Derby Party


  • Members: $55.00
  • Non-Members: $55.00

Private NABB Tour of the Arnold Arboretum

05/12/2016 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

                        Arnold Logo

                            Arnold Arboretum

The Special Events Committee

Lilacs and So Much More

A private NABB tour of the Arnold Arboretum
10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2016
The Arnold Arboretum is a living museum dedicated to the study and appreciation of woody plants.  Upon its 281 acres grow 15,000 trees, shrubs and vines.  The lilac collection at the Arboretum is among the premier collections of these in North America with over 165 kinds blooming at this time.

Experience the Arboretum in a new light with a docent-guided 90-minute tour.  The cost is $10.  Parking is available outside the main entrance, along the Arborway, and around the Arboretum's perimeter.  Space is limited to 20 people, so scroll down this page to sign up!  Also, if you are interested in having lunch in the Back Bay afterwards, please contact Sally Harr at

If two or more of you want to sign up, please sign up each of you individually.  (Only one person per sign-up.)  We will fill the available spaces on a first-come, first-served basis.  After you sign up, we will send you instructions on how to pay for your tour.

Taste of the Back Bay

05/19/2016 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  Tickets are $95 NABB members, $110 non-members, and $125 on the day of the event.
                                      (Scroll down this page to buy your tickets!)

 This year a portion of the proceeds will benefit Food for Free.

Musical entertainment provided by the Berklee College of Music.

The Taste of the Back Bay is an annual sampling of the finest food and drink
the Back Bay has to offer! This year's stellar lineup includes:

Abe & Louie's

  Joe's American Bar & Grill

Atlantic Fish


Bar Boulud

Kings Boston

  Bauer Wine & Spirits

La Voile

 Brasserie JO


Bristol Lounge

Lucca Back Bay

Cafeteria Boston

Luke's Lobster

Capital Grille

Precinct Kitchen + Bar

DeLuca's Market

Stephanie's on Newbury

 Eastern Standard

Summer Shack

 Fleming's Prime Steakhouse

Top of the Hub

Georgetown Cupcake

The Urban Grape

The 21st Annual Taste of the Back Bay is made possible by the generous support of:

Premier Gold Sponsor

The Improper Bostonian

Silver Underwriter

The Boston Guardian


Boston Duck Tours

Boston Properties

Danker & Donohue Garage

The Druker Company, Ltd.

Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Payne Bouchier

Sea-Dar Construction

Weiner Ventures


Berklee College of Music


Adams Design                                                             

Boston Marriott Copley Place                                  Boston Private Bank & Trust

Cabot and Company                                                               Century 21 Cityside

The Colonnade Hotel                                                        The Holland Companies

Jay Cashman, Inc.                                                Mediate Management Company

The Midtown Hotel                                               Premier Property Solutions, LLC

No one under 21 years of age admitted. Photo ID required.

Tickets are $95 NABB members, $110 non-members, and $125 on the day of the event.

In accordance with IRS regulations, we wish to inform all ticket buyers that the amount of your contribution which may be deductible for federal income tax purposes is the ticket price less the value of the goods and services provided to you at this event. Our good faith estimate of the value received is $55 per person and, therefore, the charitable gift portion is $40/$55/$70, respectively, per ticket.


  • Members: $95.00
  • Non-Members: $110.00