Rebecca Griffin is the founder of the Boston Community Collaborative, known for community plays, sports outings, egg hunts and North End movie nights.
Arts & Culture Schools

Sax Gordon Visits the Eliot School’s Kinder 1s

Recently, Gordon Beadle, “Sax Gordon” visited the Kinder 1’s at the Eliot K-8 Innovation School. Sax Gordon is “FANCY – “One of the best and most vibrant young sax players in the business”- Blues Revue, and travels the globe playing. He will be performing in Brookline on May 10. http://www.saxgordon.com/tours Gordon brought with him his Read More…

Arts & Culture

North End Boston String Academy Students Play Under Gustavo Dudamel

On Saturday, my kids and I had the thrill of watching several North End kids participate with Boston String Academy students in an open rehearsal conducted by internationally recognized musician/conductor Gustavo Dudamel. The Boston String Academy is a non-profit organization that provides concentrated instruction in violin, cello, and viola to kids between ages 4 and Read More…

Schools

Boston String Academy Visits K-1 Classes at the Eliot School

The Alverez twins of Boston String Academy visited the Eliot Kindergarten 1 classes this week. They gave a fabulous interactive demonstration to about 40 children ages 4 and 5 on the violin. They showed the children the various parts of the violin, taught them a round, and had them clapping, dancing, singing and having a Read More…

Community

Kids Valentine’s Day Party Photos

A LOVELY time was had by all at a Valentine’s Day Celebration held in the Nazzaro Center gymnasium on Sunday morning.  Kids ranging in age from 1 month to 13 years attended, along with their parents, grandparents, friends and neighbors.True to the spirit of community, many helped out – setting up, cleaning up, overseeing an arts and crafts Read More…

Community Photos & Videos Sports

Neighborhood Photo: Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara Joins Young Fans at North End Skating Rink

Boston Bruins players are a common sight in the North End, a community that many call home. One such player that enjoys being involved is Bruins Captain, Zdeno Chara, shown here with a bunch of neighborhood kids during the public free skate at Steriti Skating Rink. “As always, ‘Zee’ was very gracious and great-guy-like in Read More…

Community

2013-2014 Morning Playgroup at the Nazzaro Center

Here’s the scoop for 2013-2014 Morning Playgroup at the Nazzaro Center: Who: You and your infant(s) and/or toddler(s) What: Morning playgroup When: MONDAYS, Tuesdays, and Fridays, 9am-12:00pm (Note – most folks don’t show until about 10:00 am – also note that another group uses the space at 12:05. Let’s make sure to be cleaned up Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices

NEMPAC Adult Italian Language Course Offerings for Winter 2013

Ciao caro/a studente/studentessa, Hello dear student, The North End Music and Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce it’s Adult Italian course offerings for winter 2013. For all of below offerings: Teacher: Benedetta Rossi Location: Villa Michelangelo, 1 Michelangelo Street, Boston, MA Cost: $175/10 weeks. Italian I: Mondays: 7:30-9 pm Covers Basic Grammar and pronunciation; Read More…

Community Event Notices

NEMPAC Year End Fundraising Appeal

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center’s (NEMPAC’s) year end appeal has been sent to many folks by mail this week. This year, I am also reaching out to folks on NorthEndWaterfront.com who might be interested in supporting us, and who might be able to forward along to any part of your world that might support a tiny, but growing, community non-profit.  Read More…

Arts & Culture

A Thanksgiving Message from NEMPAC

Happy Thanksgiving from NEMPAC! We have so much to be Thankful for this year – Thank you to NEMPAC’s volunteer board members: Matthew Black, Susan Ward, Jennifer McGivern, Melanie Crocini, Chad Wolfson, Sandra Harcourt, Margaret Ris, and Court Clayton for your tireless support, efforts and passion in fulfilling NEMPAC’s mission: “To provide affordable arts related Read More…

Community Event Notices

North End Trick or Treating & Pizza Party on the Prado with NEMPAC on Halloween, October 31st

Trick-or-treating starts at 3:30 pm Participating retailers, restaurants and homes in the North End/Waterfront will have posted a GHOST WITH TREAT BAG on an orange piece of paper to hang in their window for when they are welcoming trick-or-treaters. Please simply look for the GHOST WITH TREAT BAG in windows on Halloween while you are Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Photos & Videos

NEMPAC Hoots and Howls at 2012 Halloween Costume Party Fundraiser

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) hosted their 2nd annual Hoot and Howl Halloween themed costume party fundraiser at Filippo’s on Friday night. The evening included a very competitive costume contest.  Celebrity judges included: State Rep. Aaron Michelwitz City Councillor Sal LaMattina Eliot Principal Traci Walker Griffith North End Athletic Association’s Coach Read More…