Event Notices

6th Annual Buona Sera, An Evening With Friends Set for October 6th

On behalf of Maria Stella Gulla, Director, please join us for the 6th Annual Buona Sera: An Evening with Friends event.  Buona Sera is evening of good food, good friends, and a good cause-the low-income seniors and families of the North End and West End neighborhoods!  Which restaurant and celebrity will you choose this year?  Please call Johannah Malone at 617-281-7975 or johannahmalone@gmail.com to reserve or join a table.

Action for Boston Community Development’s North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center toasts “buon appetito!” as corporate sponsors and friends of ABCD gather for the sixth annual “Buona Sera – An Evening with Friends” fundraiser on Thursday, October 6, 2016.

The evening kicks off as BSO and WGBH radio personality Ron Della Chiesa emcees a Wine Reception from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at WilmerHale, located at 60 State Street, 26th Floor, Downtown Boston.

“Embraced both by the residents and the businesses of the North End community, Buona Sera has been highly successful in raising funds for the vital services provided by our North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center,” said ABCD President/CEO John Drew. “As friends and supporters of ABCD gather for spirits and good food, they also bring awareness to the struggles that a many seniors who live on fixed incomes deal with. We want the elder residents of the North End, West End, and Greater Boston to continue to have a place to gather, connect with neighbors, and learn of the many ABCD programs and resources that can promote self-sufficiency.”

Following the reception, Dinner begins at 7:30 p.m., as sponsors pair up with a selected local politician or celebrity, and feast at one of several premiere North End or Boston Waterfront restaurants including:

  • Antico Forno
  • Aria Trattoria
  • Artu’s
  • Boston Sail Loft
  • Bricco
  • Ristorante Euno
  • La Famiglia Giorgio’s
  • Prezza
  • Ristorante Saraceno
  • Strega
  • Terramia
  • Vinoteca di Monica

The evening will feature a complete dining experience with a four-course meal on behalf of the North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center.

Supporters of the event can purchase a table of ten from one of the above restaurants and each table will be paired with a local celebrity guest from the worlds of politics, media, and sports including:

  • Tina Gao of Magic 106.7, Producer of Exceptional Women
  • Boston Herald & The Taste’s Jen Royle
  • Chris Sinclair, President and Founder of The Anthem Group
  • Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans
  • State Senator Joe Boncore
  • State Senator Sal Di Domenico
  • State Representative Aaron Michlewitz
  • State Representative Jay Livingstone
  • City Councilor La Mattina
  • City Councilor Josh Zakim

Founded in 1964, the ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center meets the specific needs of low-income residents in the North End and West End, where the majority of its residents are elderly; have fixed incomes below the poverty line; and possess little formal education.

Since the center’s founding, more than 50,000 clients have passed through its doors and are provided with vital and free services such as case management for the homebound, housing and fuel assistance, food programs, English and computer classes, social networks and events, and much more.

ABCD is grateful for our neighborhood advocates and sponsors. Through your generosity and continued support, the North End/West End NSC and other ABCD sites can further promote innovative programs and resources for residents in need.

Visit BostonABCD.org to donate and learn more.

For more information on “Buona Sera” and the North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center, please contact Director Maria Stella at (617)366-9835; or Event Coordinator Johannah Malone, at (617) 281-7975.
Email MariaStella.Gulla@BostonABCD.org, or Johannah.Malone@BostonABCD.org.