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Beacon Hill Business Association
74 Joy St, Boston, MA 02114

The Beacon Hill Business Association represents the interests of the businesses on Beacon Hill -- many of which areMore 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
127 Mt Vernon St, Boston, MA 02108

Hill House is located in a former Beacon Hill fire house that now serves as the headquarters for this nonprofitMore 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. 

Myrtle Street Playground
Myrtle Street and Irving Street, Boston, MA 02114

The Myrtle Street Playground is tucked down a quiet, pristine street in Beacon Hill but the playground itself isMore 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. 

Beacon Hill Civic Association
74 Joy St, Boston, MA 02114

The Beacon Hill Civic Association works to preserve the historic character of the neighborhood and advance theMore 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, MA 02108
While its best-seller is the orchid, Rouvalis Flowers carries everything from roses to garden baskets toMore 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, MA 02108
This Charles St shop places great emphasis on high-end framing, specializing in gold-leaf frames and framing for oilMore 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.
Tibet Emporium
103 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114

Tibet Emporium sells Tibetan apparel, jewelry, books, crafts and more. On Charles Street since 2000, the storeMore participates in many of the Beacon Hill area holiday events.