Walking Tour of the Dark Side of Boston

10/23/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

The Special Events Committee presents a private Boston by Foot Walking Tour of the Dark Side of Boston.  Explore the darker side of Boston's North End, including the scourge of smallpox, the Molasses Flood, body snatching, the Brink's Job, and other tales of mishap, malfeasance and mortality.

We will meet at 6:00 p.m. at the corner of Hanover and Cross Streets, in front of the Tony DeMarco boxer statue.  The tour lasts 90 minutes.

Buy your tickets by scrolling down this page.  Tickets are $15.00 per person.

Anyone interested in dining in the North End following the tour, please email Martha McAllister at marthamcallister@mindspring.com.


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

The Back Bay Salon

10/27/2014 - 7:00pm

The Back Bay Salon meets next on Monday, October 27th, at 7:00 pm.  The topic is Casino Gambling in Massachusetts.  The Salon is open to all NABB members and their guests.  For more information, contact Linda at words6@verizon.net.

Police Panel/Public Safety Committee

10/29/2014 - 6:00pm

The Back Bay Police Panel meets this month on Wednesday, October 29th, at 6:00 pm, and this month we again will be joined by officials from not only the Boston Police Department, but also the Boston Transportation Department.  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 Public Safety Committee meets at 7:00 pm following the Police Panel.  For information, please call the NABB office.

Condo Management Friends & Neighbors Group

10/29/2014 - 7:15pm

NABB's Condominium Management Friends & Neighbors Group is meeting at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, in the Hale Chapel of the First Church in Boston, located at 66 Marlborough Street, following the Police Panel/Public Safety Committee meeting.  Please join us, and bring your ideas to this organizational meeting.  For further information, contact Mike George at MEGeorge1@comcast.net

Celebrate Halloween at the Clarendon Street Playground!

10/31/2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

The Friends of the Clarendon Street Playground and the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay invite you to celebrate Halloween in the Back Bay!  Join us at the playground party for a magic show (performance begins at 4:45 pm), a hayride around the neighborhood and a spooky good time!  Be sure to wear your favorite costume!

Pizza slices, drinks and glow necklaces will be on sale.

The neighborhood Safe House Trick-or-Treat list will be distributed at the event. To add your house to the list, call NABB at 617-247-3961 or email: info@nabbonline.com

Volunteers are needed to help with the party. If you would like to help, email: playground@nabbonline.com or call the NABB office at 617-247-3961.

Traffic Advisory:  Marlborough Street from Berkeley to Fairfield Streets, and Dartmouth and Clarendon Streets from Beacon Street to Commonwealth Avenue will be closed to moving traffic from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. to ensure safe trick-or-treating.  Parked cars may stay on these streets, but will not be permitted to move during the street closing.

Let's Wine & Dine Fall Dinner Party

11/01/2014 - 7:00pm

Do you like fine wines?

Do you like preparing and eating good food?

Do you like meeting your Back Bay neighbors?

Then Let's Wine and Dine (LWAD) is for YOU!

LWAD's Autumn Dinner Party is on Saturday, November 1st.  The menu is:

  • Smoked Salmon Hors d'ouevres
  • Scalloped Oysters
  • Medley of Green Beans, Yellow Beans and Carrots
  • Oven Fries
  • Salade a la francaise
  • Scrumptious Apple Pie

Please RSVP by October 24 and include the names of any guests.  For reservations or to volunteer for the non-cooking role of host, please contact Kris Field at kcfield2@verizon.net or Emily Gallup at ebgallup@verizon.net.  Arrangements for all guests must be made in advance.  Be sure to let Kris or Emiy know if you would like to host a party of 8-10 people or more!  Please contact Kris or Emily if you have any questions about hosting.  It really is fun!  Where you will dine and your food assignments will be emailed to you by October 29.

Licensing and Building Use Committee

11/03/2014 - 7:00pm

NABB's Licensing and Building Use Committee meets regularly on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Lenox Hotel.  For more information or if you wish to know more about the work of this important NABB Committee, please contact either Co-Chair of the Committee, Jim Hill at james.hill.nabb@gmail.com or Jay Johnson at jay@synersoft.ccom.

Architecture Committee

11/05/2014 - 6:30pm

NABB's Architecture Committee usually meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm at the New England College of Optometry, 424 Beacon 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 info@nabbonline.com.

Fall Wine Tasting

11/13/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Fall Wine Tasting

Martin Lawrence Galleries

77 Newbury Street, Boston


Thursday, November 13, 2014

6:30-8:30 p.m.

 Wines and Fine Art at its Finest

Imagine sipping chablis with Chagalls, pinot with Picassos, or merlot with Murakamis. While we’re not divulging the names of the wines, you can be assured that the artists on display are the best of the best. Erté, Fressinnier, Haring, Lichtenstein, Warhol… this is an absolutely rare opportunity to experience the best of the best at Boston’s premier gallery of fine art. Don’t miss it!

Discover new wines—and meet new friends.

 To RSVP, make your payment of $30 member / $35 non-member befour our cutoff of November 6th.  No cancellations or refunds after this date.

*Please note: unfortunately, the gallery is not handicap accessible.

Pay online with MasterCard or Visa by scrolling down this page. 

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Send your check (payable to NABB) to:

Sheri Olans
51 St. Stephen St.
Boston, MA  02115

Please include your email, phone number, and the names of guests on your check.

Questions ? Contact winetasting@nabbonline.com.

NABB Wine Tasting Committee: Charlotte DeWitt, Patricia Dubuque, Andrew Friedland, Jim Hill, Nancy Hubeck, Lynne Levitsky, Sheri Olans, Joyce Roetter, Bob Umans, and (ex-officio) Emily Gallup.

Credit:Tes Mots Ondulent comme des vagues by François Fressinier

NABB's Wine Tasting Group is a program of

Friends and Neighbors of the
Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay


  • Members: $30.00
  • Non-Members: $35.00