Neighborhood Roundup

BHV Celebrates America’s Independence

Join Beacon Hull Village members to celebrate the Fourth of July via Zoom on Saturday, July 4, at 6 p.m.

Come enjoy a reading of the Declaration of Independence, music from the Boston Pops, and video footage of fireworks on the Esplanade.

All BHV members and their guests welcome. Registration is required.. All registrants will receive a Zoom invitation on July 2.

To register, visit the Beacon Hill Village website. If you have questions about registration, email [email protected]

NHM to Host ‘Fashion in Portraiture’ Virtual Program

As part of its Eye of the Beholder Series, the Nichols House Museum presents a virtual program called “Fashion in Portraiture” on Tuesday, July 7, from 6 to 7 p.m.

This virtual program will discuss three portraits in the Nichols House Museum collection focusing on the sitter’s dress and examine comparable costume items from the collection of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. This virtual program will be led by Laura Cunningham, Curator of Collections and Education at the Nichols House Museum, and Elizabeth Weisblatt, Resident Dress Historian with the NSCDA and Visitor Services Representative at the Nichols House Museum. They will discuss the propagandistic nature of fashion in portraiture and examine real examples of historic dress for comparison.

Register through Eventbrite at Attendees will be provided with a link to the lecture stream the week of the event. Admittance is free, but there is a suggested donation of between $5 and $10.

Visit for more information.

Sing-Ups for Back-to-School Giveaway Now Underway

The Salvation Army is teaming up with Garden Neighborhood Charities—the philanthropic arm of the TD Garden—and the City of Boston to host its Ninth Annual Back-to-School Giveaway, with sign-ups now underway. 

Registration is first-come-first-served and based on financial need. To be eligible, applicants must live in Boston/Suffolk County.

  This year’s registration takes place  through Aug. 18 by phone at 617-322-3875 and via email at [email protected] due to the coronavirus pandemic.

 Receive a backpack filled with school supplies and hygiene products; distribution takes place on Aug. 18, 19 and 20.         

Hill House Running Free Virtual Family Events

Hill House, Inc. located at 127 Mount Vernon St., has launched a series of free family events at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.

On Wednesday, Family Fun events will include how to make your own Playdough, a Kitchen Fridge Art show and more. On Fridays, get your athletic juices flowing with live dance parties, camp sing-alongs and more.

These events are free, and registration links available at To register or to learn more about Hill House virtual events, contact Meredith at [email protected].

Enrollment Open for Beacon Hill/Back Bay Girl Scout Troop 65321

Girl Scout Troop 65321, covering the Beacon Hill and Back Bay neighborhoods, is accepting enrollment for new scouts entering Kindergarten and first grade (fall 2020).  Meetings are held on Monday nights, approximately once or twice a month, at the Advent Church on Beacon Hill.  To enroll your daughter or for information on enrollment for other grades, e-mail Jill Hauff at [email protected].

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