Cocktail Culture in the Mad Men Era

NABB Special Events Presents :

Fashion Talk ”Cocktail Culture: The Mad Men Era”

Cocktail parties in the home have been popular since the 1920’s. Please join us on Wednesday, June 9 at 7pm, as fashion historian, Karen Antonowitz helps us look at cocktail culture fashion as we travel through time. We will focus on silhouettes in clothing from the late 1940’s through the 1970’s and will explore connections between fashion and cocktails during this period, not only in clothing styles but also in home décor and accessories.

Karen holds degrees in fashion design and merchandising and has taught Fashion History at the Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Rhode Island. She conducts workshops and lectures on all eras of fashion history and owns her own collection of intriguing clothing which she will share with us at the end of her program.

You won’t want to miss this fun and informative program that will be of interest to both men and women! Prepare to laugh and be amazed!

This is a free presentation but registration must be made at by the cutoff date of Tuesday, June 6th.

We are looking forward to seeing you then.


Have you ever wondered:
What must a city actually DO to get to a Carbon Free Future?

Come to our second Climate Action Webinar to learn more about Boston’s Forward-Thinking Answer

TOPIC: “BERDO and Beyond… “
BERDO – Boston Emissions Reporting Disclosure Ordinance – is a transformative carbon reduction piece of legislation filed in City Council on June 16. The Council voted unanimously to approve taking the next step, which is to hold a public hearing.



Councilor Matt O’Malley, City Council President, author of the original BERDO in 2013; Chief sponsor of this new version
Allison Brezius, Director of Climate and Environmental Planning, the City of Boston
Loie Hayes, Representing Green Energy Consumers; BCAN-Boston Climate Action Network; BCEC-Boston Clean Energy Coalition
Moderator, Michael McCord, Chair, NABB Green Committee

DATE: Tuesday, August 3
TIME: 4:00 pm to -5:15 pm with lots of time for a Q&A

RSVP: By Tues Aug 3 to receive the Zoom link for the webinar.

A reminder will be sent to registrants 10 minutes before the webinar begins

Boston in Transit

Thursday, February 3, 7 pm – on Zoom

Please join us on Thursday, February 3rd at 7 pm, as transit historian and local author Steven Beaucher discusses his recent book, Boston in Transit. He will be focusing on topics of interest to us in the Back Bay.

Boston in Transit tells the story of Boston’s development and growth through the lens of public transportation, starting with a simple ferry carrying English colonists through the arrival of steam trains and fleets of electric streetcars and buses, to the creation and evolution of the MBTA. Steven will lead us through highlights of public transit in Boston from 1630 through the present day.

In addition to being an author and transit historian, Steven is also a map expert and the proprietor of WardMaps on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge.

This is a free presentation, but please email to register by the cutoff date of Tuesday, February 1st. A Zoom link for the presentation will be emailed to you before the presentation on February 3rd.

We are looking forward to seeing you then.

Boston Athenaeum Tour 1pm, March 5

We look forward to seeing you on our tour of the Boston Athenaeum.  In order to help us keep track of the attendees, would you please purchase your tickets one at a time.  We understand that this is a bit cumbersome on your part, but it helps to make sure we do not overbook the tours.  Thank you for your understanding.  Please complete this form to register and submit your payment (by either Paypal or credit card) for this event.

Athenaeum Tour 1pm

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Saturday, March 5, 1:00pm.




A LIVE Walking Tour of the Back Bay

Monday, September 13, 5:30pm.

We look forward to seeing you on our tour of Commonwealth Avenue Mall.  The tour will last about 90 minutes, followed by a gathering (optional) at the Summer Shack.

Please complete this form to register and submit your payment (by either Paypal or credit card) for this event.

We're sorry, but this event is sold-out. Please email to be put on the waiting list

NABB Annual Meeting

NABB’s Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday September 22, 2021.  Please click here for details.