Membership Committee

04/22/2014 - 6:30pm

NABB's Membership Committee will meet this month at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22nd, in the NABB office. The committee is responsible for recruitment of new members and retention of existing members.  There is a good core committee in place with some great ideas, and we would love to have additonal NABB members join the committee to help out.  Please join us!  We would love to have you get involved and hear your ideas to increase new membership! If you cannot make the meeting and are still interested in helping out/sharing your ideas, please contact the NABB office at

The Back Bay Salon

04/28/2014 - 7:00pm

The Back Bay Salon meets next on Monday, April 28th, at 7:00 pm.  Our topic is The State of Massachusetts.  The Salon is open to all NABB members and their guests.  For more information, contact Linda at

Back Bay Police Panel

04/30/2014 - 6:00pm

The Back Bay Police Panel generally meets on the last Wednesday of each month, at 6:00 pm in the Boston Public Library.  The NABB Crime Committee meets at 7:00 pm following the Police Panel.  For information, please call the NABB office.

Licensing and Building Use Committee

05/05/2014 - 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 Jim Hill, Committee Chair, at

NABB Architecture Committee

05/07/2014 - 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

Spring Wine Tasting

05/07/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Bunny Art

Spring Wine Tasting

DTR Modern Galleries

167 Newbury St., Boston

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

6:30-8:30 p.m.

            Wines and the whimsical art of Hunt Slonem

Bunnies, birds, and exotica—plus Abraham Lincoln—Slonem’s work lives in 75 museums internationally, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum.

He is also a participating artist in the U.S. State Department’s “Art in Embassies” program.

 Discover new wines—and meet new friends-- in this enchanting environment.


 To RSVP, make your payment of $30 member/$35 non-member before our cutoff of April 30th.

No cancellations or refunds after this date.

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


Scroll down below to pay online with MasterCard or Visa

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Send your check (payable to NABB) to :

Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay

160 Commonwealth Avenue, #L-8

Boston, Massachusetts 02116-2749

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

Questions?  Contact

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


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

Back Bay Police Panel

05/28/2014 - 6:00pm

The Back Bay Police Panel meets this month on Wednesday, May 28th, at 6:00 pm in the Boston Public Library.  The NABB Crime Committee meets at 7:00 pm following the Police Panel.  For information, please call the NABB office.

Commonwealth Avenue Mall Walking Tour

05/29/2014 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

        Commonwealth Avenue Mall

A Green Colonnade – Commonwealth Avenue Mall

Conceived as the centerpiece of a grand boulevard meant to rival those of Second Empire Paris, the Commonwealth Avenue Mall was an integral feature of the original Back Bay plan of 1858. Extending ten blocks, from Arlington Street to Kenmore Square, this linear park is today both the verdant heart of the neighborhood and a vital link in the Emerald Necklace, connecting the Public Garden and Common to the east with the Fens and Franklin Park to the west.

One hundred feet wide and studded with distinguished memorial statuary beneath a canopy of ornamental trees, the Mall we know and cherish may, in fact, owe as much to the twentieth and twenty-first centuries as to the nineteenth. Continuously evolving to reflect the changing city around it, the Mall has been prudently husbanded to absorb the addition of new monuments, the introduction of accessibility and the incorporation of lighting, to say nothing of the vigilant management of its plant materials.

As a result of such tireless efforts, this much-loved place seems only to grow in beauty and meaning from year to year. Join us as we explore the many ways in which the Mall has become not a facsimile of itself but the ongoing fulfillment of a farsighted vision.

The Tour will be led by William Young, Assistant Director for Historic Districts, who has staffed the Back Bay Architectural Commission since 1991, and Margaret Pokorny, Chair of the Commonwealth Avenue Mall Committee, a joint committee of the Friends of the Public Garden and NABB.

Meeting place confirmed at time of reservation. Free and open to the public. As no more than 30 participants may be accommodated, pre-registration is required.

Presented by: Back Bay Architectural Commission | 

Co-Sponsored by:
     The Friends of the Public Garden | 
     The Garden Club of the Back Bay |
     The Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay | 

Contact before May 22 to reserve a place.
Contact for more information.