The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) had a full house of friends and supporters enjoying a delicious dinner, live music, and wine pairings this past Monday, April 23rd at Carmelina’s Ristorante.

The spring fundraiser, “Cucina e Musica Italiana” was hosted by restaurant owner and chef, Damian DiPaola, who treated all attendees to an outstanding meal and excellent hospitality!

“We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to Damian DiPaola for hosting this wonderful event to support our youth arts and music programming in the neighborhood! We look forward to continuing this tradition and are extremely thankful to Damian and his staff.”  – Sherri Snow, Executive Director of NEMPAC.

Chef DiPaola spent the night in the kitchen preparing a delicious four-course meal, which he donated all back to NEMPAC. Fantasy Wines and Christian Trotta sponsored the wine pairings for this event, and Modern Pastries providing the delicious Italian pastries to top off the night.

We were delighted with a top quality Italian evening and, on behalf of NEMPAC, I thank Chef DiPaola, Fantasy Wines, Christian Trotta and Modern Pastries for their generosity and support.”  – Dianne Royle, President of the Board of Directors of NEMPAC.

100% of the proceeds from the wine dinner will support new music technology equipment including a small recording studio build-out in one of NEMPAC’s music studio rooms on their building off the Prado.

If you’d like to support NEMPAC and its mission to enrich lives of the North End/Waterfront and surrounding neighborhoods through quality, accessible music education and performance programs, please visit the NEMPAC website to donate or learn more! You can also follow NEMPAC @nempacboston and keep up to date on Facebook.

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