Neighborhood Roundup

Hidden Garden of Beacon Hill Tour Returns Virtually Beginning June 30

The Beacon Hill Garden Club’s Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill Tour will be held virtually this year and launches June 30.

Advance tickets are now available at the Beacon Hill Garden Club’s website at for $25 each, or you can buy a ticket and one of the Garden Club’s books for $45

Virtual Program Explores New Era of Telemedicine

Beacon Hill Village, in partnership with the Boston Public Library, will offer a presentation called “A New Era of Telemedicine? Patients & Doctors in a Brave New World,” with Adam Licurse, MD, MPH, on Monday, June 14, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

The coming of the coronavirus pandemic has radically recast the relations between patients and practitioners. The face-to-face has, in many cases, given way to appointments on Zoom. How, in these changed circumstances, can one still be a savvy patient and a savvy practitioner?

Dr. Adam Licurse knows this brave new world well. He oversees a large metropolitan hospital’s telemedicine efforts–at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston–and he is a committed user of telemedicine in his own internal medicine practice. He will talk about both. You will learn when remote visits make sense and when they do not, why the safety and ease of remote visits may actually improve your health, and how allied electronic technologies may make remote visits even more productive in the future. And Dr. Licurse will address a key institutional issue: once the coronavirus is under control, will telemedicine cease as abruptly as it surfaced, or will it become an ongoing part of medical care, to be used, like all the other tools of medicine, as appropriate for each medical case? Dr. Licurse looks forward to hearing your concerns and answering your questions.

Advance online registration required by calling Beacon Hill Village at 617-723-9713. Registrants will receive the Zoom link for the program. The program is free and open to the public..

Virtual Program Recalls Activism in Neighborhood Through the Harriet Hayden Albums

The Nichols House Museum presents “The Visual Culture of Activism in Beacon Hill through the Harriet Hayden Albums” – the first program in its summer lunchtime series – via Zoom on Thursday, June 10, from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

Harriet Bell Hayden (1816-1893) was a survivor of slavery and an anti-slavery activist living on Beacon Hill. Her set of 19th-century photo albums are clues to her direct involvement in the abolitionist movement and the societal status that yielded. Join Theo Tyson, Polly Thayer Starr Fellow in American Art and Culture at the Boston Athenaeum, as she shares her insights and inquiries on the albums. Using fashion and visual culture, Tyson will discuss ways of seeing that offer a glimpse into the lived experiences and connections of Hayden’s multicultural and intergenerational Beacon Hill community.

Tickets are based on a sliding scale of $7-15. Visit for more information.

Hill House 2021 Summer Camp Registration Now Open

Hill House, Inc. located at 127 Mount Vernon S., has officially opened up Summer Camp registration for 2021 campers.

Now in its 22nd year, Hill House Camps (Kiddie Kamp for 3-5 year olds and Day Camp for 5- to 12-year-olds) feature: weekly Day Camp field trips; Kiddie Kamp onsite adventures; expanded enrichment opportunities; sailing, theatre, sports and film camp options; weekly themes; extended day options for Day Campers; and expanded LIT program for 13- to 15-year-olds.

Visit Hill House’s Summer Camp website ( to learn more about all the fun. For more information on registering, contact Chelsea Evered at 617-227-5838 or [email protected]

Imagine Van Gogh Coming Dec. 21 to SoWa Power Station

“Imagine Van Gogh,”  more than 200 of the Dutch artist’s paintings, is making its debut in Boston on Dec. 21 at the SoWa Power Station.

The exhibition is a contactless experience spanning over 24,000 square feet, with a limited number of guests allowed in on a timed-entry basis, and it will adhere to all safety guidelines established by the Commonwealth.

Tickets start at $33.99 (plus service charges and fees) and are on sale now. For more information, visit

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