Our May 2015 meeting will be on Wednesday, May 27th, from 6-7 pm in the Hale Chapel of The First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street.
Chair, Public Safety Committee
NABB's Friends & Neighbors Condominium Management Group is meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 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
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 email@example.com or Jay Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Walking Tour of the Back Bay led by William Young
Please join the NABB Special Events Committee for a walking tour, “Back Bay 1890,” on Monday, June 8th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The tour will be led by William Young, Assistant Director for Historic Districts for the City of Boston. He has served on the staff of the Back Bay Architectural Commission since 1991. This is the fourth in a series of tours Mr. Young has led, each focused on consecutive phases of the Back Bay’s development and architecture, highlighting the common stylistic trends, popular materials, prominent architects and notable buildings of each decade.
The thirty-year-long landfill operation that created the Back Bay neighborhood out of the Charles River estuary was substantially completed by 1888. With no new land being created and a depressed economy prevailing throughout much of the decade, the 1890s witnessed a slower pace of development than had been seen in a generation. Despite these conditions, the Back Bay gained its share of notable new buildings during the period, including hotels, apartments and several substantial private houses. Perhaps more Edwardian than Victorian in feeling, many of these demonstrate a newly fashionable aesthetic restraint, often classical in derivation, that seems to anticipate the twentieth century.
The meeting location will be confirmed to participants. The tour is free and limited to the first 30 people. Reservations are required and the deadline to reserve is Wednesday, June3. To register, please sign up below.
The NABB City Services Committee and its Block Captains Team work to preserve and protect the quality of life in the Back Bay. The group generally meets the second Monday of each month at 6:30 pm in the NABB office, 160 Commonwealth Avenue, Unit L-8. For more information, contact the NABB office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NABB's Green Committee regularly meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at The Learning Project, located at 107 Marlborough Street. Any and all people interested in working to advance "green" goals such as carbon reduction, reuse and responsible recycling, green open spaces, green transportation, and public policies affecting these activities, the Green Committee is the place to be! The Global Green Movement depends on significant and persistent "grass roots" efforts to succeed. Join that process.
This diverse group of working, semi-working and retired men meets for lunch the third Tuesday of every month at The Met Back Bay for fun, new friendships and learning. For information, please contact Grant Schaumburg at email@example.com.
The Back Bay Salon meets next on Monday, June 22nd, at 7:00 pm. The topic is The State of Our Democracy. The Salon is open to all NABB members and their guests. For more information, contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
C U @ THE Q?!!!
Meet new neighbors and catch up with old friends!
Tuesday, June 23th, 5:30 pm until dark
Clarendon Street Playground
School's out and the warm weather has already arrived!
Come celebrate the summer with your neighbors
while enjoying hamburgers and hot dogs fresh off the grill,
picnic salads and ice cream at NABB's annual summer block party.
Adults: $10 Children under 12: $5 Ages 1-3: Free
Please scroll down this page to purchase your tickets in advance.
a limited number of tickets will be sold at the gate
Many thanks to our primary sponsor:
KitchenWares by Blackstones on Newbury Street
Further thanks to our generous food sponsors,
Ben and Jerry's and Shaw's Back Bay
- Members: $10.00
- Members (child): $5.00