The Beacon Hill Civic Association works to preserve the historic character of the neighborhood and advance the…More quality of life for its residents. The association was founded in 1922 and is housed in a former Boston police station that was sold to the association for $1. Its offices include a community room, gymnasium, nursery school and elderly housing for senior members of the community.
More than 1,000 Beacon Hill households and more than 100 businesses are members of the association. Membership dues support many of the association's activities, which include negotiating zoning and licensing agreements, cleaning up the neighborhood, hosting social events and decorating the neighborhood for the holidays. The cost for membership is $50 per household and $100 per business.
Executive Director Suzanne Besser runs the association, supported by a board of 35 directors and by a large force of community volunteers.
Hill House is located in a former Beacon Hill fire house that now serves as the headquarters for this nonprofit…More community center. Founded in 1966, Hill House specializes in children's programs and physical education. Hill House offers programs in art, chess, karate, baseball, dance, music, soccer, basketball and gymnastics. Hill House also has gym space at the Beacon Hill Civic Association building at 74 Joy Street.
The converted fire house garage doubles as a gymnasium for local elementary schools and is home to a host of community programs, events, parties and meetings. The Hill House motto is "Your backyard in the city."
Check the Website for a calendar of events and full list of programs. Hill House accepts volunteers and donations.