Senator Nick Collins will host the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast on Sunday March 17th. This Southie tradition will take place at the Raymond Flynn Cruise Terminal and feature a who’s who of elected officials and politicians. The event starts at 10am and will air on NECN. We asked Collins 6 Questions and here are our his answers.
Any surprise guests?
There are always surprises for the St Patrick’s Day Breakfast! Let’s just say, with a little luck of the Irish, we’ll have some national figures taking part in the fun.
Will videos be back?
We decided against videos this year. Boston is a small town, we’re all family. We thought it would be best to get together in a more close way and trade quips like at the dinner table.
What are you most excited about?
I’m really excited to have so many great women participating in different ways this year. People tend to get excited about the national figures, but I’m proud that right here at home we have people like City Council President Campbell, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito working hard everyday.
What are you most nervous about?
Well, anytime you put on an event of this size, there are organizational challenges. With so many friends, neighbors, constituents, colleagues, I don’t want anyone to feel left out. So, I’d say there are some nerves about making sure everyone is included, but once we get going, that will fade.
Will there be a bar?
Yes, we told City Hall that it was going to be the St Patricks Day Beer Garden so they fast tracked the application!
Why did you choose the Flynn Cruiseport?
On a serious note, I chose the Flynn Cruiseport as a symbol for the scores of immigrants who came to Boston’s shore in search of the American Dream. Many of the Irish and other immigrant communities were our ancestors, and found work on Boston’s working port. We owe our opportunities and our successes to those that came before us, against heavy odds, to create a better life. I’m really excited about this location, its history, and its impact on our city, state, and region. And remember, we are all Irish on St Patricks Day!
Happy St. Patrick’s! CIS will be live tweeting from the breakfast! Make sure you follow us!