Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Nazzaro Courtyard Christmas Tree

The BCYF Nazzaro Center is ready for the holidays and winter season! Nazzaro Center Coordinator Steven Siciliano extended a huge thank you to George Hadaya and the entire Hadaya family for donating this year’s Christmas tree. All are invited to walk by and check out the display at the Nazzaro courtyard, next to Polcari Playground Read More…


Nazzaro Center to Serve Meals Through Boston Eats

Boston Eats was launched by the City in 2020 to provide a food resource for Boston youths who rely on school meals amid COVID-19. The program provides nutritious breakfast and lunch at no cost to youth 18 and under. The City aims to make meals accessible to City kids and youth during COVID-19 through December. No Read More…


Nazzaro Center Turkey Giveaway [Photos]

The BCYF Nazzaro Center, along with Representative Aaron Michlewitz and Senator Joe Boncore, held a turkey giveaway for seniors on Monday, November 23rd.  Nazzaro Center Administrative Coordinator Steven Siciliano extended a huge thank you to all who participated, especially to Rep. Michlewitz’s office for donating the turkeys. Photos courtesy of the Nazzaro Center.

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Seniors Enjoy Outdoor Lunch

North End Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center provided boxed lunches catered by Spinelli’s to local seniors at the Nazzaro Center in the North End on a beautiful Friday afternoon. This is the first time these seniors have been able to socialize outside with each other since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Hand sanitizer and masks were also Read More…

Kids & Families

In-Person Summer Programming at the Nazzaro Center Begins July 22

Mayor Walsh recently announced in-person summer youth programming for Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF). See below for the schedule for the BCYF Nazzaro in the North End. Please note that the Nazzaro Center will NOT be taking registrations at the center. You must visit to register your child.  Programs are free of charge, one Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

COVID-19 Testing Site Opens Outside Nazzaro Center in the North End

North End Waterfront (NEW) Health has opened a COVID-19 testing site in the North End outside the Nazzaro Community Center. The testing site opened Tuesday, June 30. State Representative Aaron Michlewitz joined the NEW Health team at 9 a.m. and was recognized for his efforts in helping to establish the new site. The North End Read More…

Kids & Families Schools

Eliot School Shout Out to Nazzaro Center

The North End’s Eliot School gave a special shout out to the Boston Center for Youth and Families (BCYF) and Nazzaro Center for providing free, healthy meals for students every day. During the COVID-19 pandemic, all Massachusetts schools, including Boston Public Schools, are closed. In addition to the difficulties of transitioning to online learning, this Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

What’s the 311? Social Distancing Needed at RUFF Dog Park, Basketball Court Closures at Polcari Playground

Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at Social Distancing Needed at RUFF Dog Park This 311 user says, “People are bringing their dogs to the RUFF dog park in North End and not Read More…

Community Featured Meetings

Updates on Cutillo Park, North End Clean Streets, and Nazzaro Building Presented to Neighborhood Council

Kirsten Hoffman presented updates from the Friends of Cutillo Park, the North End Clean Streets Committee, and the Boston Architectural College’s study on future uses of the Nazzaro Center building at the March North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) meeting. (0:00) Friends of Cutillo Park Cutillo Park, located off of Stillman Street, dates back to the Read More…

Announcements Event Notices Health & Environment

POSTPONED: Free Kidney Disease Screening & Awareness Program Mar. 28

This program has been postponed due to COVID-19. There will be a free kidney health screening at the Nazzaro Center on March 28 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. The deadline to sign up is March 18, 2020. Email Laurie D’Elia with any questions.

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…