In Brief

Sunday Afternoon at Armenian Heritage Park

On a beautiful Sunday fall afternoon (Sept. 22) the Armenian Heritage Park on The Greenway held a Sunday Afternoon at the Park for Families and Friends.

The event featured Hye Guys Ensemble, Ron Sahatjian, clarinet and friends.

Geometry: Kids Telling a Story, Jason Behrens, Sun Bear Local.

Face painting with Anna and Elizabeth: For Kids by Kids.

HP Hood provided Hoodsies for all the attendees that enjoyed a Sunday Afternoon at the Park.

Nazzaro Center Seeks Volunteers

Volunteers that have all kinds of skill levels are needed to share their talents with the Nazzaro Community Center, located at 30 North Bennet Street.

“If you are a caring individual that can share one to two hours a week to keep seniors active, then we’d love to hear from you,” Program Supervisor Laurie D’Elia said.

“Some of the activities the Center would like to introduce to seniors are: Zumba, crafts, drama, singing, knitting, crocheting, book club, poetry, creative writing or any skill or talent you may possess,” D’Elia said.

Anyone interested in volunteering should contact the Center at 617-635-5166.

October Senior Center Schedule in Place

There is plenty of activities for seniors (55+) at the Nazzaro Community Center this October to have fun and keep active according to Program Supervisor Laurie D’Elia.

The Center has implemented a walking club, yoga, art activities, card games, board games, matinee movies and other events as they become available.

While the October schedule is in place, the Center is working on November activities.

Nazzaro Center Day of the Girl Event

The BCYF Nazzaro Center will be hosting another movie night in honor of International Day of Girl for all ages to enjoy.

“International Day of the Girl Child is an international observance day declared by the United Nations; it is also called the Day of Girls and the International Day of the Girl. October 11, 2012, was the first Day of the Girl Child.

The observation supports more opportunity for girls and increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender.

This inequality includes areas such as access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from discrimination, violence against women and forced child marriage. The celebration of the day also “reflects the successful emergence of girls and young women as a distinct cohort in development policy, programming, campaigning and research.”

Our goal is to have girls and women of all ages join our event to show our girls the support and strength that they have in their own community.

The event takes place on October 4th at the Nazzaro Center Court Yard from 6 -9 p.m. The movie, Hocus Pocus and serving chicken nuggets, french fries, and popcorn for snacks. For details call 617-635-5166 or [email protected]

Local Organizations Sponsor SCREEMFEST Trip to Canobie Lake

BCYF Nazzaro Community Center is teaming up with the North End Athletic Association (NEAA), North End Against Drugs (NEAD) and North Street Grille to have teenagers attend SCREEEMFEST at Canobie Lake on Friday, October 18.

This field trip has limited space, must be a Nazzaro Community Center member, have a parent permission slip filled out, and parents must pick up their child(ren) at 11 p.m. sharp at the Nazzaro Center or a parent needs to give written permission prior to the trip that their child(ren) can walk home on their own.

This field trip is only for teenagers – ages 13-19 years. The field trip is from 4 – 11 p.m. with admission being $15.

The deadline is October 9, 2019.

Participants and parents must register in person with Michelle Deveau at the Nazzaro Community Center.

If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to our Youth Worker, Michelle via email at [email protected]

Nazzaro Center Basketball Registration Under Way

“Boston Center for Youth and Families (BCYF) Nazzaro Community Center Small Fry Basketball League ages 7-17 is back for another exciting season,” according to Centers’ Administrative Coordinator Steven Siciliano.

Sponsored by the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) registration is currently underway for the popular basketball league until October 25. Applications are available at the Center’s front desk.

“This season, there are different days and times from last year for the Junior Varsity and Varsity division,” Siciliano noted.

Junior Varsity (7-9) starts November 16 and ends February 22. Saturday games, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

Varsity (10-12) starts November 15 and ends February 21. Friday games 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Division 1 (13-17) starts November 14 and ends February 20. Thursday games 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

A $40 fee made payable to the Nazzaro Center (check or money orders is acceptable) unless your 7-year-old participates in the Instructional League the fee is only $15.

Any questions contact Assistant Athletic Director Manny Montrond at 617-635-5166 or email [email protected]

Nazzaro Center Conducts Cori Background Checks

A Cori background check was recently held at the Nazzaro Community Center for volunteers.

Some of the examples of the Cori background check involved chaperoning an event on a regular basis or a one-time event. Coaching or assisting with the Center’s sports teams or leagues. Volunteering in any capacity that relates to interacting with the Center’s young people.

The Cori background check was held on September 30, and the Center that does not plan to hold another check.

Anyone that miss the background check and still wants to volunteer can visit the BCYF Central Office located at 1483 Tremont Street in Boston.

For more information contact Steven Siciliano, the Center’s Administrative Coordinator at 617-635-5166 or [email protected]

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