Arts & Culture Community Event Notices

End of Summer Events From NEAD, NEMPAC, Boston R.O.C.K.S. & the Boston Foundation

News from NEAD about two end of summer events coming up:

1) NEAD & Boston R.O.C.K.S. Season Finale Extravaganza  

North End Against Drugs in conjunction with Mayor Menino’s Boston R.O.C.K.S. summer program will have our season ending extravaganza.  The program is for 8 to 16 year old boys and girls.  Children under 8 can participate with a parent. There will be Arts and Crafts with Patricia, Sports Night Activities with Mikey Fud and Al Vilar and also music. Lastly we will have our awesome Chinese Food Feast to celebrate the end of another great summer season and Boston R.O.C.K.S. program.  This year over North End Against Drugs R.O.C.K.S. program had over 450 participants and the finale will be awesome! This event will be on Friday, September 2nd from 6 to 9pm in the Nazzaro Center (St. Anthony’s) Playground – the event is rain or shine as we will move indoors if it rains.          

2)NEAD/NEMPAC TEAM UP FOR “JAMMIN with Jeremy” Night  

Teaming up once again with The Boston Foundation and the My Summer In The City Funding Initiative, North End Against Drugs and the North End Music and Performing Arts Center will provide one last great Free Family Fun Event called Jamin’ with Jeremy.  It will be held on Friday September 9th from 6 to 9pm at the Prado (Paul Revere Mall) on Hanover St.  Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy another fabulous event.  

NEMPAC instructor Jeremy Sarzana will lead a community wide “Jam Session” teaching participants how to play instruments together in a group in the rock fashion. This will be an amazing opportunity for anyone from the aspiring rockstar with no experience at all to the serious musician to enjoy a Friday night connecting with their neighbors by playing music together.

Guitar Instructor Jeremy Sarzana has an amazing talent of being able to get a group of people with all abilities to play great music together.  All sorts of folks have some connection, background, and/or ability to play some kind of music.  Jeremy’s unassuming, non-intimidating way of getting many involved will bring out many musicians amongst us by facilitating this group music event.  Both well known, and not so well known music will be played, and performed.

Along with the performance and discussion, there will be interactive activities to include an instrument petting zoo, and group workshops.  Workshop topics will include elements of music theory – song structure, chord structure, rhythm, reading music, Rock and Roll History, and the lives and careers of some of Jeremy’s favorite artists.  There will also be free snacks and drinks provided to participants.

For more information, contact John Romano at