Calendar of Upcoming Events

"The Sounds of Music" - SONEO - Latin Jazz Ensemble

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Our very popular summer jazz party gets "hotter" every year! This year we're bringing the funky Latin Jazz sounds of SONEO.

B-E Attic Sale

Saturday and Sunday, August 12-13, 2017

A neighborhood-wide sale. Find antiques, art works, books, tools, collectibles, toys, Christmas treasures, and much, much, more.

Picnic in the Park

Saturday, August 26, 2017

A gathering of neighbors celebrating our neighborhood.

"The Sounds of Music" - Musique Noire - World Jazz Ensemble

Saturday, October 7, 2017

A unique strings and percussion ensemble formed in 2005.

Fall General Meeting

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A gathering of neighbors celebrating our neighborhood.

VIP Preview of the Holiday Home Tour

Saturday, December 9, 2017

A VIP preview tour of the homes on the Annual Holiday Home Tour.

Annual Holiday Home Tour

Sunday, December 10, 2017

A tour of homes in the neighborhood, decorated for the holidays.

Mark your calendars!

HBEA hosts a series of re-occuring meetings and events throughout the year. If you don't see them on the schedule above, the approximate dates are:

Spring General Meeting:March 3rd or 4th Wednesday
Home Preservation Fair:April1st or 2nd Saturday
Annual Meeting: May2nd or 3rd Friday
Attic Sale: August1st or 2nd weekend
Picnic in the Park: August3rd or 4th Saturday
Fall General Meeting:October 3rd or 4th Wednesday
VIP Tour Preview:December2nd Saturday before Christmas
Holiday Home Tour:December2nd Sunday before Christmas
"The Sounds of Music":VariousThree concerts throughout the year

Remember to check back for the exact date!


Previous Events

The Historic Boston-Edison Association hosts periodic events, with themes which are of interest to residents and others. In case you missed some of these past events, some information on them is included below:

2017 Events

HBEA Annual Meeting

HBEA Annual Meeting & Board of Directors Election at the Sacred Heart Seminary.

"The Sounds of Music" - Lydia Cleaver and Maurice Draughn

The first concert in our 2017 Sounds of Music series

90th Anniversary Gala

Celebrating 90 years of HBEA.

Home Preservation Fair

A gathering of contractors for historic preservation and renovation.

HBEA Spring General Meeting

A meeting of the memership.


2016 Events

"The Sounds of Music" - Jill Jack

"She's got the stage presence, the voice, the ability to interpret songs passionately ... there's a lot of soul in what she does" -- Billboard Magazine.

Annual Boston-Edison Attic Sale

A neighborhood-wide sale. Find antiques, art works, books, tools, collectibles, toys, Christmas treasures, and much, much, more.

"The Sounds of Music" - Zamar Jazz Band

Our popular annual summer jazz party will be a high-energy affair with the jazz/gospel group the Zamar Jazz Band!

"The Sounds of Music" - Young People's Concert: Detroit Youth Concert Choir

We continue our tradition of presenting a Young People's Concert, showcasing some of the top young talent in the area, inspiring the children in the audience.

"The Sounds of Music" - Classical String Trio

Join us for this wonderful spring evening, featuring Velda Kelly, John McLaughlin Williams and Romona Merritt.

HBEA Annual Meeting & Election

May 2016

Home Preservation Fair

A gathering of contractors for historic preservation and renovation.

HBEA Spring General Meeting

A meeting of the memership.


2015 Events

Fall General Meeting

A general meeting of the membership.

HBEA Picnic in the Park

A gathering of neighbors celebrating our neighborhood.

Annual Boston-Edison Attic Sale

A neighborhood-wide sale. Find antiques, art works, books, tools, collectibles, toys, Christmas treasures, and much, much, more.

Spring General Meeting

A general meeting of the membership.


2014 Events - [2014 Event Archive]

Fall General Meeting

A general meeting of the membership.

HBEA Picnic in the Park

A gathering of neighbors celebrating our neighborhood.

Annual Boston-Edison Attic Sale

A neighborhood-wide sale. Find antiques, art works, books, tools, collectibles, toys, Christmas treasures, and much, much, more.

HBEA Annual Meeting / Mix & Mingle

HBEA Business Meeting and Mix and Mingle Extravaganza.

Home Preservation Fair

A gathering of contractors for historic preservation and renovation.

Spring General Meeting

Featuring speakers Michigan State Representative John Olumba, City Councilperson Mary Sheffield, and DPD 10th Precinct Commanding Officer Captain Rodney Cox.


2013 Events - [2013 Event Archive]

Fall General Meeting

Featuring a presentation from Dan Schneider on Weatherization for Historic Buildings.

"The Sounds of Music"

The third Saturday evening concert, featuring beautiful classical piano interpretations from Jacqueline Csurgai-Schmitt.

Picnic in the Park

Neighborhood fun in Voigt Park.

"The Sounds of Music"

The second Saturday evening concert, featuring jazz and jazz-influenced rock/pop with vocalist, keyboardist Tracy Kash Thomas and her trio.

Attic Sale

Neighborhood-Wide Sale! Find antiques, architectural salvage items, art works, books, tools, collectibles, furniture, household articles, toys, Christmas treasures, and much, much, more...

"The Sounds of Music Children's Concert"

The beautiful voices of the Detroit Youth Concert Choir.

"The Sounds of Music"

The first Saturday evening concert, featuring a down-home blues performance from the Chris Canas Band.

Home Preservation Fair

A gathering of contractors.

Spring General Meeting

Neighborhood discussion.


2012 Events - [2012 Event Archive]

Fall General Meeting

Long-term planning in the neighborhood.

Picnic in the Park

An afternoon of food, music, and fun with Boston-Edison neighbors.

Attic Sale

Annual neighborhood sale.

2012 Annual Dinner

Lunch at the Detroit Golf Club!

Spring General Meeting

What's happening in the neighborhood.


2011 Events - [2011 Event Archive]

Fall General Meeting

Volunteer Recognition

Picnic in the Park

A Sunday afternoon with your friends and neighbors in Voigt Park!

84th Annual Dinner

"A Stroll Down Memory Lane" at the Detroit Historical Museum

2011 Garden Tour


Home Preservation Fair

Contractors in Boston-Edison

"The Sounds of Music"

Three outstanding Saturday evening concerts in three amazing historic homes.

Spring General Meeting

Launch of the Kresge Foundation Funded Mini-Grant Program in Boston-Edison.


2010 Events - [2010 Event Archive]

2010 Fall General Meeting

Neighborhood-wide awards presentation.

Picnic in the Park

Family fun in Voigt Park.

Annual Neighborhood Attic Sale

Turning unwanted items into cash (or picking up some great deals!) at this neighborhood-wide sale.

Garden Tour

The Garden Tour featured spectacular gardens and landscapes in the neighborhood.

Motor City Makeover in Boston-Edison

A Boston-Edison block-by-block cleanup effort.

2010 Annual Dinner

The Annual Dinner was held at the Model T Automotive Heritage Complex, with speaker Michael Solaka, President New Center Area Council.

>2010 Home Preservation Fair

Meet contractors and other home preservation and restoration experts.

2010 Spring General Meeting

The landscape design architectural team from Hamilton Anderson will present possible designs for the Woodward Avenue and Linwood Avenue gateway frontages.


2009 Events - [2009 Event Archive]

Vernon R. Davis Award (Fall General Meeting)

Features not only the Vernon R. Davis Award, but also individual resident and block- curb appeal beautification awards, block captains and vacant home monitor recognition.

Picnic in the Park

End of summer community fun! Youth and adult activities, live music, refreshments and for the first time a Boston Edison Dog Show!

Annual Attic Sale

This community wide sale of home furnishings, small and large electronics, clothing, rare and unique items is a collectors and bargain hunters paradise.

Garden Tour

Exterior home and garden tour. Featuring community wide Realtor Open Houses for prospective buyers. Tickets will be $15.00.

New Center Council City Fest

Visit the Boston Edison exhibit and speak with current residents of Historic Boston Edison about living in the "Best Historic Neighborhood" in Metro Detroit. (Detroit Home Magazine, Winter 2008-2009).

2009 Annual Dinner

Dinner, music, and socializing at the Detroit Historical Museum.

Clean Detroit 365

Cleaning up the neighborhood.

Mayoral Forum

A forum with Mayor Ken Cockrel Jr., with Q&A about his thoughts on the city and Boston-Edison.

2009 Home Preservation Fair

Information on all types of home preservation.

Spring General Meeting

A presentation by Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC).


2008 Events - [2008 Event Archive]

Longfellow Tree Planting

A cooperative project with Greening of Detroit and the City of Detroit's Next Detroit Neighborhood Initiative to plant 100 trees on Longfellow, replacing diseased Ash trees.

Fall General Meeting

A Housing Inspector and Energy Educator from Detroit's WARM Training Center sharing valuable tips with residents of Boston Edison about how to save on energy costs.

2008 Annual Picnic in the Park

Grilled hot dogs and sausages, punch and chips, Kid's Korner Bingo, Smooth Jazz Sounds, 50/50 raffle drawing; all sorts of fun!

2008 Annual Attic Sale

Clean out your attic!

81st Annual Dinner

A celebration of HBEA with a formal dinner party.

Motor City Makeover

House by House. Block by Block. A community clean-up strategy designed to return beauty and elegance to "Bo Ed"!

Neighborhood Appreciation Day

Tree planting and picnic in Voigt Park!

2008 Home Preservation Fair

Information on all types of home preservation.

Spring General Meeting

Security Patrol information, plus a vizit by Mayor Kilpatrick.


2007 Events - [2007 Event Archive]

Fall 2007 General Meeting

Information on the Central Woodward Comprehensive Investment Strategy.

2007 Annual Attic Sale

Gather your unwanted clothing and furniture and sell them in this neighborhood-wide event.

A Realtor Community Open House Event

Showcasing the many wonderful properties available in the neighborhood.

80th Anniversary Annual Dinner Gala

Celebrating Boston-Edison's anniversary.

Motor City Makeover

Neighbors joining together to cleaning up our neighborhood.

Spring 2007 General Meeting

Landscaping and increasing the value of an historic home.

Tax Education Fair

Information on property and income taxes.