Announcements Health & Environment Kids & Families

COVID-19 Video Contest for Massachusetts Students

The Massachusetts Health Council is running a COVID-19 video contest for middle and high school students in Massachusetts. As a positive way for students can keep busy during this pandemic, the Council has announced a contest to put together a video on the importance of following public health guidelines to slow the spread of coronavirus. Read More…

Announcements Health & Environment Kids & Families

Columbus Park Playground Closed Until Further Notice

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department have announced the temporary closure of all tot lots and playgrounds. This includes Columbus Park playground in the North End/Waterfront. Parks remain open at this time and maintenance and operational functions continue uninterrupted. Enjoy the park with your family tossing frisbees, throwing balls, getting the kids to run races Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured Kids & Families Schools

Eliot Ensembles Concert Showcases Student Performers

The Eliot K-8 Innovation School and the North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) recently presented the first annual “Eliot Ensembles Concert,” an event highlighting the performances of the Eliot Band, Eliot Music Ensemble, and Eliot Choir programs that were clapped along by a warm audience of family and friends. This performance celebrated the hard work of all the Read More…

Kids & Families

Weekly Sports Night Hosted by Nazzaro Center and North End Against Drugs

The BCYF Nazzaro Center, in collaboration with North End Against Drugs (NEAD), is piloting a sports night for ages 7-12 every Wednesday for the next six weeks. The idea is to have our children more involved in fitness and being healthy. Some of the games or activities being considered are flag football, wiffle ball, ping pong Read More…

Kids & Families Photos & Videos

North End Families Enjoy Snow Tubing [Photos]

The BCYF Nazzaro Center and North End Against Drugs (NEAD) recently sponsored a trip to the Nashoba Valley Tubing Park! Over thirty families and friends participated in the event. See photos from their sunny experience on the slopes below. Nazzaro Center Director Steven Siciliano thanked all the parents and children who showed up to make Read More…

Kids & Families

Feb. Vacation Week: Scavenger Hunts, Magic, and Puppets at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Faneuil Hall Marketplace has tons of activities to keep the whole family busy during February school vacation week (2/17-2/21)! Check out the schedule below and read more on the Faneuil Hall Marketplace events calendar. Monday, February 17: Kids’ Cooking Class. Kids can learn to make their own pizza and decorate a delicious cookie with the Read More…

Event Notices Kids & Families

Nazzaro Center & North End Against Drugs Nashoba Valley Snow Tubing

The BCYF Nazzaro Center and North End Against Drugs (NEAD) will be running a family fun trip to Nashoba Valley Ski Area for an evening of snow tubing for the whole family on Monday, February 17th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Deadline to sign up is Friday February 7, 2020 at 6 p.m. To sign up Read More…

Community Featured Kids & Families

North End Against Drugs Benefit Dinner at Domenic’s Raises $5,000

North End Against Drugs (NEAD) held a tremendously successful benefit dinner on Monday, January 20, at Domenic’s Restaurant raising nearly $5,000 to support NEAD’s work in the community. The event saw close to 100 friends and family showing up to support a great program. The food was unbelievable, the atmosphere was fun and classic old world North Read More…

Kids & Families

RUFF Visits North End Girl Scouts

On Wednesday, January 22, the North End dog group RUFF was invited to visit the North End/Charlestown Girl Scout Troop to discuss responsible pet ownership. Discussion questions included what dogs need every day, human foods dogs can’t eat, and a lively Q&A session. The girls were so knowledge on pet care and the importance of Read More…

Featured Kids & Families

North End Teens Win Award in Youth Venture Program

North End teens Serina D’Amico, Theodore Pasto, and Antonio Romano recently pitched their health club business idea to a panel of judges at United Way’s Youth Venture Program and were awarded $1,000 to start up their own business! Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) has partnered with United Way’s Youth Venture Program, a social Read More…