Join the North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) on Sunday, September 13th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Tresca Restaurant for an exclusive outdoor Benefit Dinner to celebrate NEMPAC and the Opera from the Balcony program at Tresca. Guests will enjoy a three-course dinner provided by Tresca, with wine pairing sponsored by Fantasy Wines and mixed drinks, beer, and special liquor available with dinner for an additional cost.

In celebration of the NEMPAC Opera Project’s 10 year anniversary, the dinner will be paired with beautiful live performances featuring NEMPAC Opera Project artists and regular singers from our ‘Opera from the Balcony’ series, tenor Fred C. VanNess, Jr. and soprano Vanessa Naghdi.

Individual tickets are $150, with net proceeds benefiting the North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) as a tax-deductible contribution.

If you are able to attend and have the means to support this fundraiser, please send your table reservation request to Sherri Snow, Executive Director, at or call (860) 614-6852 by Sunday, September 6th. In the event of rain, tables will be moved indoors where they will be spaced apart according to social distancing and health safety guidelines from the City of Boston and the CDC.

Each guest will enjoy…

  • A three-course meal provided by Tresca (see menu below), with wine pairing sponsored by Fantasy Wines
  • Special NEMPAC musical performances throughout the dinner
  • Personal remarks from Sherri Snow, Executive Director of NEMPAC
  • A first look at our 88 Keys campaign, a favorite highlight from past Fall Fundraisers and a chance to further support the arts in our community


Seating Options:
Window Seat (2 tables available): seats 2
Small Table (7 tables available): seats 2 or 3
Group Table (1 table available): seats 6
*Special Ray Bourque Balcony Table 77 (1 table available at $500): seats 2

Tresca Menu:

1st Course (select one)
Romaine, Focaccia Croutons, White Truffle Oil, Parmesan
Creamy Fresh Mozzarella, Baby Heirloom Tomatoes, Basil, House Balsamic, Crostini
Baby Arugula, Fennel, Radicchio, Baby Heirloom Tomatoes, Marinated Onions, Goat Cheese, Balsamic dressing

2nd Course (select one)
Salmone Mediterraneo
Wild Caught Salmon, Warm Couscous Salad, Broccolini
Ground Sirloin, Italian Sausage, Pancetta, Grana Parmesan, Cream, Tagliatelle
Chicken Parmesan
Pan-fried Chicken Cutlet, Housemade Pomodoro, Blend of Italian Cheeses, Pasta
Grilled 12 oz. NY Sirloin, Gorgonzola Butter, Cipollini Onion, Grilled Asparagus, Garlic Mashed

3rd Course
Assorted Lyndell’s Bakery Desserts 


Cannot attend, but would like to support? Purchase a ‘To-Go’ option! Receive one of Tresca’s famous take-out-kits of Chicken Parmesan or Eggplant Parmesan plus 1 ½ pounds of fresh pasta and Tresca’s famous sauce that serves up to 3-4 people.

If you are unable to attend, we hope you will consider making a fully tax-deductible donation of any amount directly to NEMPAC.


This has been a challenging year for all and we are truly grateful for your support for NEMPAC and the community.
Stay safe, and thank you for believing in the arts.  

Also stay tune for the upcoming NEMPAC Benefit opportunities:

  • Sponsor a Key Campaign
  • Nuestras Raíces: A LatinX Heritage Month Fundraising Virtual Concert for NEMPAC