The Arts have the ability to transform lives. You may have walked through the Paul Revere Mall in the North End, behind Old North Church – and heard children’s laughter resonating through the walls of our building, or beautiful melodies coming from our grand piano in our front room, or even loud rock band jamming that just making you want to break out and dance! This is happiness, and this is NEMPAC.
The organization is still celebrating its success of last weeks Messiah Concert in partnership with the Boston Landmarks Orchestra. “We are extremely grateful for the large turnout last Wednesday night and we’re appreciative of the support we’re receiving from the community! As we look ahead into 2016, we cannot wait to share with you new and exciting programs that will help us celebrate our 15th Year Anniversary!” -Sherri Snow, NEMPAC Executive Director.
The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) has a mission to enrich Boston’s North End Waterfront and surrounding neighborhoods through the inspirational power of the arts. NEMPAC fosters creativity and elevates social culture in our community through quality programming and education accessible to all. Most likely you have seen some of the amazing artistic work we’ve done in our local neighborhood and for the greater Boston community.
As the year comes to a close we reflect on our thriving partnerships, the unforgettable performance opportunities we’ve provided for our students, and the transformative art experiences that we’ve created through our special projects and events.
Specifically, you may have seen us during the year in one of these major milestones:
- NEMPAC Children’s Choir Summer Performance with the Landmarks Orchestra
- Eliot School 3rd and 4th Graders now receiving in-school music classes this year
- Our 4th Annual Opera Project Production of “La Boheme” at Faneuil Hall
- Children’s Music Theatre Troupe performance of Peter Pan Jr. the Musical!
- Our very own Doug Bowen-Flynn leading our 50 Shades of Shakespeare Event!
- Creation of the Geraldine Marshall Music Scholarship Program
Our greatest accomplishment at NEMPAC is that we have grown to serve over 920 students a week through our educational programs and over 5,000 a year through our professional productions!
Our goal this year is to raise $50,000 and to continue building our NEMPAC family, especially as we celebrate our upcoming 15th Anniversary Season. Donations make to our Annual Campaign will fund future programming planned for 2016, operational support and the development of a capital campaign for space. We’ve raised about $20,000 to date and need your help to reach our goal! We invite you to join in advancing our forward momentum to fulfill our mission, one that benefits all of us.
Please consider making a “Gift of Music” to our Annual Fundraising Campaign this year. Your support truly allows us to continue to offer music and artistic opportunities that positively impact our community and the city of Boston. It is an exciting time to be a part of NEMPAC, and we hope you are as proud of our work in the community as we are. It is an exciting time to be a part of NEMPAC, and we hope you are as proud of our work in the community as we are! All donations to NEMPAC are acknowledged in writing and are tax deductible.
P.O. Box 130255
Boston, MA 02113
(checks made payable to NEMPAC)
Thank you so much for your support!
Sherri Snow, Executive Director
NEMPAC Board of Directors:
Dianne Royle (President)
Richard Vita (Vice-President)
Joshua Stafman (Treasurer)
Doug Bowen-Flynn, Ramin Khostatefeh, Anne Occhipinti, Robert Rankey, Margaret Ris, and Andrea Waldstein