North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) celebrated its 4th annual Fall Soirée | Party on the Prado in the company of friends and supporters of the arts in the newly renovated Paul Revere Mall in Boston’s North. Right outside our studios, under the trees and white lights, this wonderful autumn evening delighted everyone who came to mix and mingle with live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, and beverages. 

We are truly grateful to and fortunate for the commitment of our neighbors, supporters, families and friends who join together to help us continue to enrich lives in our local neighborhoods through quality music education and arts programming.”
— Sherri Snow, Executive Director at NEMPAC.  

This event was catered by Prezza, with craft beers provided by Boston Bottle, wine supplied by 90+ Cellars, gelato & coffee by Caffé Pellicano. In addition, the evening featured live music from local New Orleans style musicians Rebecca Jean Smith & Friends, and a special guest performances by NEMPAC students Dinero Jelley and Meghan Denenberg and NEMPAC faculty Jack Byrne and Dan Raney. 

During this exciting celebration, 56 keys were sold from the 88-key raffle with amazing prizes that included an ENCORE Boston Casino Hotel Room, Disney World Passes, Celtics Suite, Boston Lyric Opera Tickets, Dinner at TABLE, Jonas Brothers Concert Tickets, Bruins Autographed Hockey Stick by the Whole Team, Lyric Stage Company Tickets, Tresca Restaurant Dinner, and Yoga Class & Music Instruction classes! At the end of the night, Doug Bowen Flynn, Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors, led the crowd in a live call for donations to support planned programming for this year in our local community, which was very well received and supported by the generous attendees.

Congratulations to our 88 KEY RAFFLE winners!!!!!

Celtics Package – Collin Yip from Rafi Properties
Jonas Brothers Package – Faith Litchock-Morellato
Disney World Packages – Rita Pagliuca, Lauren Desaulniers Horan
Bruins Hockey Stick – Robin Sidell
BLO Theatre Package – Rebecca O’Dette
Opera & Table Restaurant Packge – Lauren Celano
Yoga Class Pack – Emilé Baker-Hassan
Encore Room – Christina Wright-Ivanova

All proceeds from this celebration supports NEMPAC’s mission to provide #MusicForAll as we expand our music education and performing arts in Boston’s North End, Charlestown and surrounding neighborhoods. 

NEMPAC is an incredible organization that unites the community and brings people together to enjoy the arts and the urban landscape. Exposing children, no matter what their socioeconomic status, to music education is something that NEMPAC does so well and something that no community should go without.”
— Senator Joe Boncore

Our annual Soirée was generously sponsored by Rafi Properties, 90+ Cellars, Boston Bottle, Prezza, and Caffé Pellicano. Adding political support were State Representative Aaron Michlewitz and State Senator Joe Boncore. Helping organize the event were volunteer committee members from our warm community of friends Emilé Baker-Hassan, Dave Crocini, Melanie Crocini, Shannon Fitzgerald, Rose-Marie Gomez, MaryGaye Grizwin, Maryann Ligotti, Jennifer McGivern, and Dianne Royle. 

To learn more about NEMPAC’s music school and professional performing center and to keep updated of everything that we are doing, please visit our website and follow & like @nempacboston on social media on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.