The Beacon Hill Business Association represents the interests of the businesses on Beacon Hill -- many of which are…More small or family-owned establishments. More than 150 businesses are members of the BHBA.
Susan Symonds, a photographer who owns Infinity Portrait Design on 59 Beacon St., is president of the association.
The BHBA was established more than 25 years ago to promote, develop and improve Beacon Hill's unique shopping, dining, entertainment and professional services and help improve the quality of life in the community.
Check the BHBA Facebook page for up-to-date information on events and activities.
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.
The Myrtle Street Playground is tucked down a quiet, pristine street in Beacon Hill but the playground itself is…More anything but quiet, owing to the park's popularity with young Beacon Hill families.
A well-appointed and traditional playground maintained by the city's parks & recreation department, Myrtle Street features two separate play areas, plenty of swings, a sandbox, three slides, picnic tables and rubber mats to absorb falls.
Visit the playground's website for upcoming events.
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.
Rouvalis Flowers & Gardens 40 W Cedar St, Boston, MA02108 While its best-seller is the orchid, Rouvalis Flowers carries everything from roses to garden baskets to…More seasonal plantings for the window box. Its staff is happy to assist with large orders for weddings and other events, as well as custom arrangements. Delivery is available within Route 128 and it is free within Beacon Hill.
Boston Art & Framing 100 Charles St, Boston, MA02108 This Charles St shop places great emphasis on high-end framing, specializing in gold-leaf frames and framing for oil…More paintings. Managed by Kristen Odle, with proprietor David Poutre, the shop has been known to participate in neighborhood events, such as the Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll.
Beacon Hill Framery 107 Charles St, Boston, MA02114 Owner Victoria Spoor's passion for framing is clear upon entering her quaint shop. An active participant in neighborhood…More events, she even keeps treats for the local dogs at her desk. Specializing in shadow boxes and object framing, her work is clean and sophisticated. Her shop "has a strong emphasis on conservation and preservation," she says.
Environmental League of Massachusetts 14 Beacon St, Boston, MA02108 The Environmental League of Massachusetts has been lobbying law makers to pass environmentally-friendly legislation…More since 1898 -- and it's been on Beacon Hill that entire time. The League has had a hand in creating the state's first forest and park systems. Currently its biggest initiative is the Global Warming Solutions Project. The League operates with a yearly budget of $650,000 and most of this money is raised through donations from individuals and foundations and fundraising events like Earth Night. The full-time staff of five is always in the market for volunteers to help out with general office work.