ABCD North End / West End Service Center Pasquetta

May 15, 2019 74

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) recently celebrated the arrival of spring and Pasquetta. Pasquetta is often translated to “little Easter,” and is a day to relax. It was instituted in the post-war period to create a long weekend, which allows people to have a weekend getaway, or at least a “scampagnata” (jaunt to the countryside). In Italy, picnics are common to consume the leftover foods from the Easter meal. On Pasquetta, everyone is Italian!

Due to the chill despite it being the end of April, seniors feasted not at a picnic, but indoors on chicken parmigiana, green salad, and pasta, which was catered by Spinelli’s of East Boston and very generously sponsored by the center’s friends at Century Bank on Hanover Street. Lina Buttiri, Vice President and Branch Manager of Century Bank, organized the donation and Mr. Joseph Galvao Assistant Branch Manager II, visited the seniors and gave them canvas bags as a party favor.

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