A Look Ahead- Save these dates for the new year

The traditional St Patrick's political breakfast is set for Sunday, March 18. 2018, and will precede Boston's St Patrick's/Evacuation Day parade

Boston is often called “the most Irish city in America,” and there’s always plenty to do all across the city to celebrate Irish American culture. The BIR invited the major Irish groups to give us an advance on their events planned for the new year, and here are just a few dates to pencil in:
Thurs., Jan. 25 – Irish International Immigrant Centre (IIIC), with the support of the Arbella Insurance Foundation and Geraghty Associates, will launch the Arbella Foundation Immigrant Learning Center at One State Street, Boston, 12:30pm. The new classrooms and meeting rooms will be used for the education of immigrant and refugee families, and to provide immigration legal services.
Wed., Jan. 31– The Eire Society of Boston luncheon reception at the Boston College Burns Library to celebrate the donation of several Irish Civil War-era letters to the library collection.
Thurs., March 15 – Irish American Partnership’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast, 8-10 a.m., Boston Harbor Hotel… American Ireland Fund’s St Patrick’s Evening Reception.
Sat., March 17 – St Patrick’s Day.
Sun., March 18 – Boston’s St Patrick’s/Evacuation Day Parade, South Boston preceded by the St. Patrick’s South Boston breakfast.
Thursday-Sunday, March 22-25 – 18th Annual Irish Film Festival, Somerville Theatre, with opening night gala for best feature and other awards, guest filmmakers and after parties. Iortishfilmfestival.com.
Thurs., April 5 – Boston’s Irish Consulate plans a major event at EM Kennedy Institute to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement with former US Sen. George Mitchell as guest.
Sat., April 7 – Eire Society of Boston annual Gold Medal dinner, The 2018 honoree is James T Brett. Venue to be announced.
Sun, April 8 – Boston Friends of the GPA 2018 dinner, Intercontinental Hotel, Boston.
Thurs., Oct .18 – Ninth annual Boston Irish Honors luncheon, Plaza Ballroom, Seaport Hotel.
Thurs, Nov.15 – American Ireland Fund Boston Gala Dinner