• Thursday, July 25, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 2001 Chicago Blvd, Detroit, MI

    Join the HBEA Membership Committee for our summer Membership Mix & Mingle hosted in a beautiful back yard setting. Picnic fare including hot dogs [including veggie], coneys, salads, and dessert will be provided. Bring your own chair (BYOC) and your own beverage (BYOB). 

    These popular events are a great opportunity to learn more about HBEA, but more importantly, mingle with fellow neighbors in a relaxed environment.  All Boston-Edison residents are invited to attend this free event!

    RSVP is requested, but not required.

    Have a suggestion of where we should host a happy hour? Email to let us know.

    • Saturday, August 03, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Location Shown on Ticket

    This year, our popular annual Summer Jazz Party takes a musical journey to Cuba as we present “A Night in Havanna” with the award-winning ensemble, Tumbao Bravo! Formed in August 2003 by reedman Paul VornHagen and conguero Alberto Nacif, this exciting Cuban jazz combo has released five critically acclaimed CDs of mostly original compositions that have been featured on all the major jazz public radio stations throughout the U.S. Winner of the 2005, 2007 and 2013 Detroit Music Awards for Best Jazz Recording and Best World Music Band, this combo has performed at all the major Michigan jazz/music festivals including Detroit, Michigan, Lansing, Birmingham, Raisin River, Great Lakes Folk, Blissfest, Wheatland Dance and Ann Arbor to name a few. The title cut of their 2009 CD was used as a soundtrack for the USA Network TV show, Burn Notice. In September 2017, the band released their 5th CD, “El Nido-The Nest” which is being featured on many National Public Radio (NPR) programs including the top rated, JAZZ AFTER HOURS and Miami, Florida’s WDNA–a mecca for Latin jazz recordings. For the past 8 years, Tumbao Bravo has been presenting a library program called “The Rhythms of Cuba” at numerous libraries throughout southeastern Michigan and the San Francisco Bay area. Other music performance cities include Chicago, Toledo, Windsor, and Oklahoma City.

    This under-the-tent performance will be in the backyard of a beautiful Boston-Edison home and includes a full buffet dinner from Vicente's Cuban Cuisine. This concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7:00 p.m. 

    Tickets available now!

    • Saturday, August 10, 2019
    • Voigt Park

    Join us in Voigt Park during the HBEA Attic Sale! New this year will be two operatic performances throughout the day.  Artists from Michigan Opera Theatre will present a Summer Serenade featuring operatic hits and music from Broadway and the Silver Screen. There will be two 20-minutes sets. Times of performances are TBD.

    • Saturday, August 10, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Voigt Park

    Are you an artist or craftsperson? We need you to participate in the HBEA Arts & Crafts Fair 2019!

    Call for Exhibitors

    Historic Boston-Edison Association (HBEA) invites Neighbors and Friends artists and craftspeople working in all media to participate in the 2nd Annual Arts & Crafts Fair. The Fair will be held in concurrently with the annual Boston-Edison Attic Sale, which attracts over a thousand attendees each year. The Official Welcome Station, as well as a food vendor and entertainment will be alongside the Fair. Registration is open through July 31, 2019. Act fast! Participation will be limited to 30 exhibitors, with neighbors having first preference. Vendors will be listed on the Attic Sale printed map and online.

    Date: Saturday, August 10, 9am - 5pm

    Location: Voigt Park - Under a shared tent space

    Application Deadline: July 31st, 2019

    Cost: $25 donation from each vendor to offset costs

    HBEA will handle all financial transactions, so no individual sales permit is necessary. Credit cards, checks, and cash are accepted on your behalf. Proceed checks will mailed within two weeks of the Fair.

    Please note: Exhibit spaces may be shared, i.e. partner sales at one table.

    Questions? Email

    • Saturday, August 10, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Throughout Boston-Edison

    New for 2019 - This year we are planning a one-day official event, loaded with activities for everyone. The HBEA Attic Sale draws thousands of visitors to shop throughout Boston-Edison. Be part of the fun by registering as a seller, and pass along your treasures while pocketing some cash! 

    Early Bird - Dues Paid Members are just $15 through July 25.

    Early Bird General Registration is just $20 through July 25.

    General Registration is $25 after July 25.

    Registration continues through to the day of the event. Registrations not received by August 5 can not be guaranteed inclusion on printed maps and handouts. 

    Participant packets will be pick-up only, and include signage, balloon, and maps. Packet pick-up details will be posted soon and shared with all participants.

    Looking to sell on Sunday too? Go ahead! 

    Questions? Email

    • Saturday, August 10, 2019
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Voigt Park

    Join HBEA for a free Ice Cream Social! Meet your neighbors and enjoy a scoop with us. Then stay for Movie Night in Voigt Park! Make it a whole evening out with neighbors. It's free, but please bring chairs or blankets. No need to RSVP!

    Ice Cream Social - 8:00pm

    Featured Movie: LEGO MOVIE 2 will begin shortly after sunset (approx. 9:15pm) Rated PG, 167 Minute runtime

    Activities are weather-permitting.

    • Saturday, August 24, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Voigt Park

    Boston-Edison Residents! Join us for an afternoon filled with food, prizes, games, a pooch parade, a dessert contest, children/youth activities and of course, neighbors both new and "established"! Spirit Beads to represent your street will be distributed. Let's see what street will win this year with the most neighbors attending. There will be special Spirit Beads for our new neighbors so they are easily identified and we can give them a BIG Boston-Edison welcome.


    HBEA will provide a catered meal with vegetarian options also available. In exchange for providing the meal, we are asking neighbors to volunteer to bring a dessert, and if you'd like, to participate in the 3rd Annual Dessert Contest. 

    Enter your signature cake, pie, cookie or other sweet treat for a prize and bake-off bragging rights in our annual Dessert Contest! A panel of judges will select winners for each of the categories below and picnic attendees will select Overall Best Dessert!

    • Youngest Baker
    • Best Dessert You Can Eat with No Teeth
    • Bacon! Bacon! Bacon! Dessert
    • Best Vegan Dessert
    • Best Use of Fruit or Vegetable

    Make sure there is enough to be divided into small portions for about 50 tasters. Winners will be featured with their dessert in the next HBEA newsletter, on our Facebook page AND receive a special prize!


    RSVP here to let us know if you can join us for the picnic. Please register any non-resident attendees (adults only 18 and over) at $5.00 per guest. Payment will be collected at the picnic.

    If you are planning to enter a dessert into the contest, let us know in your RSVP and bring it to Voigt Park between noon and 2:30 pm.

    • Saturday, October 05, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Location Shown on Ticket

    On our final concert of the season, we will take yet another musical journey—this time to Brazil! Michele Ramo (pronounced “Mi-KAY-lay RA-mo”) and his World Music Ensemble, featuring Heidi Hepler on vocals, will have us longing for the beautiful beaches of South America! Michele is from the Italian Mediterranean fishing town of Mazara Del Vallo, Italy - on the coast of Sicily. At the age of 23, he moved to the United States to New York City and then to Detroit. Over the years, Michele has performed internationally with numerous high-profile muscians and entertainers, including Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Larry Coryell, Marcus Belgrave, Paquito D'Rivera, James Carter, Regina Carter, and Luis Resto among many others.

    Michele and his ensemble have been featured at concert events along with world renowned artists including Yo Yo Ma, James Galway, Ertha Kitt, Barbara Cook, James Levine and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Ramo recently relocated back to Michigan after living in New York City for 12 years with his wife, singer-lyricist and voice teacher Heidi Hepler, who will also perform on this concert, held in a beautiful Boston-Edison home.

    Tickets available now!

    • Sunday, December 15, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Boston-Edison Historic District

    Presenting the 45th Annual Boston-Edison Holiday Home Tour!

    The 2019 home tour will offer visitors an inside look at five outstanding examples of historic Boston-Edison properties, each boasting their own unique features. Tours begin at the Sacred Heart Major Seminary, located at the corner of Linwood Avenue and Chicago Boulevard in Detroit. Buses leave every 20 minutes from 9:00am until 4:00pm. Tours generally last two hours. Following the tour, complimentary refreshments are served at the Seminary. Guests receive a commemorative program with histories and photographs of the five featured homes.

    Tickets will go on sale in November. 

    Watch this space for more information about ticket sales!


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