Arts & Culture Community Event Notices

NEMPAC “Tour of the Towns”: Instrument Playground Visits to Charlestown, Beacon Hill, and North End!

NEMPAC and the Eureka Musician’s Ensemble will team up in an exciting “Tour of the Towns” this summer, bringing their fun and interactive Instrument Petting Zoos to Charlestown and Beacon Hill. At each event, Eureka musicians and NEMPAC Instructors will work with children to teach them about the different instrument groups that they specialize in, as well as to help them try out the instruments themselves. From violins to clarinets to trumpets, children will get to touch, play, and learn about instruments of all types, from playing fun call and repeat games on the hand drums to trying to produce a clear note on the trumpet.

Each event is free and open to the public! We encourage all ages and abilities to join us.

Charlestown, May 18th | 4:00 – 5:15 p.m. 
Charlestown Public Library

Beacon Hill, June 15th | 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
Myrtle Street Playground

SAVE THE DATE for our back to school petting zoo!
North End, August 17th | 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Paul Revere Mall






About NEMPAC: The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) enriches 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. To learn more, visit

About the Eureka Ensemble:
The Eureka Ensemble (a.k.a Eureka) is a collective of Boston’s finest young professional musicians dedicated to transcending the boundary between art and social service.  We strive for everyone to share in the “eureka!” moment that a great work of art can inspire. The “orchestra” is a platform where different groups of people work together in pursuit of one common goal.  We believe that communities operate in much the same way, and as passionate performers, we inspire new communities to form, with music as the focal point. In Eureka, we are all citizen artists, dedicated to using music as a vehicle for change and social service. We embody this in every aspect of our musical and professional lives and work to inspire others to do the same. To learn more, visit