Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

The Beacon Hill Civic Association has various committees that focus on a targeted range of issues and initiatives aligning with the BHCA mission. Committee chairs volunteer their time and share their expertise to implement plans that relate to the goals of the organization for the good of our neighborhood. The BHCA welcomes interested neighbors to join any of their Committees.

 

THE BEACON HILL CIVIC ASSOCIATION TREE AND CIVIC BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE

The BHCA Tree and Civic Beautification Committee is involved in a wide range of neighborhood projects and is currently co-chaired by BHCA board member John Corey and Beacon Hill Garden Club board member Miguel Rosales.  The committee continues with its core mission to work with residents and the City’s Parks Department to replace any sick or dying trees on Beacon Hill. The committee also works with the Friends of the Public Garden and the Beacon Hill Garden Club to care for the Codman Island garden at the entrance to our neighborhood shopping district, while working closely with the Beacon Hill Business Association on the continued beautification efforts along Charles Street with the upkeep of the 60 planted trees and flowering tree pits located there.  The committee meets twice a year once the City has issued the spring or fall Tree Planting Schedule for Beacon Hill. Committee volunteers then fan out across the neighborhood, teaching residents about caring for their new trees, building awareness of our fragile tree canopy and showing them how mulching, watering and cleaning their nearest trees and tree pits can have a positive and long-lasting effect on Beacon Hill. If you’d like to lend a hand and get involved with the Tree Committee, please contact [email protected]

BHCA Historic Preservation Roundtable, August 22

The BHCA and the Museum of African American History will once again co-host the Historic Preservation Roundtable on Wednesday, August 22nd at 6 pm at the African Meeting House at 46 Joy Street. This season’s topic will be “Sacred Spaces – Civic Places” and will explore the topic of historically religious sites that have taken on an important civic role. Guest speakers will include Marita Rivero, Executive Director of the MAAH; Barnet Kessel, Executive Director of the Vilna Shul, Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture; and Architect Don Mills of Mills Whitaker Architects, who led the restoration of the Park Street Church and the Beacon Hill Friends House among other historic preservation projects.

Wine and hors d’oeuvres will follow the discussion.

For tickets, please visit www.bhcivic.org/upcoming-events or call the BHCA at 617-227-1922.

Entrance cost: 

BHCA members $15, non-members $20.

BHCA Founders Circle members free.

Come join us!

Beacon Hill Civic Association committees and special events bring together volunteers and neighbors, working together to assure a good quality of life on the Hill. All residents are welcome to become members and participate.

No Meetings this week

Upcoming BHCA Events

Historic Preservation Roundtable – August 22

Young Friends Social – August 29

First Friday Coffee Hour – September 7 (at Panificio)

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