Community Kids & Families

Improv Asylum Hosts North End Against Drugs for Family Vacation Show

Attendees enjoying their pizza from Pizzeria Regina and sodas from the Improv. Photo by Carl Ameno.

The Improv Asylum on Hanover Street once again hosted North End Against Drugs (NEAD) for a Family Improv Show during April school vacation. Close to 100 NEAD family members attended this hilarious event on Wednesday, April 19. The children were treated to pizza donated by Regina Pizzeria, soft drinks provided by the Improv, and of course an incredible Improv show! Along with families from the neighborhood, children and staff from the Nazzaro Center attended as part of their vacation week camp program. Nazzaro Center staff helped give out the drinks and pizza and maintain order during the show. Their assistance was instrumental in everything running so smoothly.

At the end of the show, the children participated in a free raffle in which four lucky winners received $25 gift cards to Barnes & Noble – part of NEAD’s Education First Program. The gift cards were paid for out of a grant received from NEAD’s corporate sponsor Eversource Energy. A handful of other children won NEAD drawstring backpacks.

“North End Against Drugs and the North End community are extremely thankful to the Improv Asylum and Director of Operations/Producer, Stacey Princi, as well as Events Manager, Bryan Daley, for supporting us for many years,” stated NEAD President, John Romano. “We are also grateful for the continuous support of our events by Regina Pizzeria.”

Raffle winners at the Improv Asylum. Photo by Carl Ameno.