Top Attractions in Boca Raton *and Beyond*

Top Attractions in Boca Raton *and Beyond!*

Summer is almost here and as the kiddos finish school and the days get longer, you’ll want something to keep them busy! When you need to get out of the house, here are some of the top attractions in Boca Raton *and beyond*!

Top Attractions in Boca Raton

  1. South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

    At the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, there is always something happening! And Summer is even more exciting and full of plenty of fun! From the Science Summer Camp to Nights at the Museum to the Amazing Butterfly exhibit, there is an endless array of things to do! For more information: https://www.sfsciencecenter.org/

  2. Palm Beach Zoo

    This summer, the Palm Beach Zoo will not only feature animal experiences, educational programs and nights out, but they are also exhibiting some amazing seasonal event! For more information:  http://www.palmbeachzoo.org/

  3. Lion Country Safari

    Between the drive-thru safari and awesome entertainment park (hello giraffe encounter!), Lion Country Safari is a great way to get out of the house and have some WILD fun! Don’t forget about the 2017 Summer Savings Pass! For more information: http://www.lioncountrysafari.com/

  4. PLAYMOBIL Fun Park

    Top Attractions in Boca Raton

  5. I-FLY in Ft. Lauderdale

    A super fun time for parents and kids alike; check out my full review HERE.

  6. Sugar Sand Park

    Featuring the NEW Science Playground, Explorium & Willow Theater, Sugar Sand Park is one of the best hidden gems in Boca Raton! (And one of the top attractions in Boca Raton *and beyond!*). For more information: http://www.sugarsandpark.org/

  7. Daggerwing Nature Center

    Top Attractions in Boca Raton

  8. Boca Raton Museum of Art

    From the finest in adult exhibits to the fun and interactive sights for kiddos of all ages, the Boca Raton Museum of Art has some of the most interesting fun and activities you can find. For more information on what is going on: https://www.bocamuseum.org/

  9. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
  10. Boca Raton Children’s Museum

    The pinnacle of kids fun in Boca Raton, all you have to do is bring your imagination and flair for fun and games!

  11. CHALK Cafe in Delray Beach
  12. Monkey Joe’s

    A place for fun, families and Monkey-ing around, Monkey Joe’s is a ton of fun for your whole group!

  13. Bedner’s in Boynton Beach

    A farm fresh market where you can not only enjoy the outdoors, but you can also pick your own fruit and veggies when in season! For a list of what you can pick and when, look here: http://www.bedners.com/upick.html

  14. Butterfly World in Deerfield Beach

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  15. Green Cay Nature Center in Boynton Beach
  16. We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym

    A kids gym that is a safe, nurturing and sensory friendly environment. For more on fun events: https://www.werockthespectrumkidsgym.com/

  17. Patch Reef Park

Which of these top attractions in Boca Raton and Beyond is your favorite? Which ones are you dying to try?! Comment below!

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NEW Swim Program Introduced at South Palm Beach County YMCA

Summer is here mamas…despite the recent *bonus* cool front we received last weekend. That means swimming pools and splash pads galore to cool your kids off during the next 6-8 months of sizzling weather in South Florida! We are so excited to partner with the YMCA of South Palm Beach County (basically, the Boynton and Boca locations) to talk about swim safety AND the new YMCA swim program they just introduced.

NEW Progressive YMCA Swim Program

NEW Progressive YMCA Swim Program

The YMCA’s NEW Progressive Swim Program will help local parents make sure their kiddos learn essential water safety skills. This can open up a world of possibilities for children to satisfy their curiosity safely.

Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury. It is a necessity, especially in Florida.

The YMCA swim program is arranged by progressive stages and children are placed in lessons according to their skill and age. Within the levels, swimmers will learn skills such as personal safety, breath control and other fundamental swimming skills they will be able to use throughout their lifetime. Here’s how the classes are divided:

NEW Progressive YMCA swim program

What about the instructors?

YMCA swim program instructors are nationally certified and their training includes:

  • CPR
  • AED
  • First Aid
  • Oxygen Administration

You’ll never have to worry that your child’s instructor isn’t anything less than top notch and professional.

NEW Progressive YMCA Swim Program


Visit here for swim lessons information in Boynton Beach. For more information, please contact our Aquatics Director, Cindy Dube: 561-536-1406 or cdube@ymcaspbc.org.

Visit here for swim lessons information in Boca Raton. For more information, please contact our Aquatics Director, Clairissa Myatt: 561-237-0951 or cmyatt@ymcaspbc.org.

NEW Progressive YMCA Swim Program


Sponsored: This post is sponsored by the YMCA Swim Program. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own. They are not influenced in any way by the sponsor. Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider and please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I have been compensated for this post, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

Cruising on the Disney Wonder with a Preschooler: Hit or Miss?

Is a Disney Cruise for preschoolers? That was the question I seriously asked myself as I accepted Disney’s wonderful invite to the 2017 Social Media Moms Celebration. I mean, CLEARLY Walt Disney World parks are perfect for preschoolers (as we took complete and utter advantage of our annual passes in 2016).

But a cruise? And without my mom for travel backup? I figured we’d take a chance and give it a shot anyways…

Disney cruise for preschoolers

Is a Disney Cruise for Preschoolers? Our Experience on the Disney Wonder

Like I explained in this post, Modern Boca Mom was invited to the 2017 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. #DisneySMMC (for short) is an invitation-only conference where digital/social media influencers and bloggers are asked to come together, collaborate and learn about their company as well as other likeminded brands.

This year’s conference theme was Land and Sea. The sea part? Yep- a 3-night journey on the Disney Wonder out of Port Canaveral.

Disney cruise for preschoolers

Disney cruise for preschoolers

Disney cruise for preschoolers

Disney cruise for preschoolers

Disney Wonder Staterooms

#dailybocaavery made herself at home pretty quickly as you can see. The balcony staterooms on the Disney Wonder are a really nice size with two separate bathroom spaces. You can fit 4 people to a room easily. How cool is this bed conversion?

I read a ton of blogs pre-cruise and found that passengers like to decorate their doors with magnets. I got ours on Etsy (Little Mermaid Mickey), but I know other bloggers who totally DIY’d!

People went all out as you can see below. Many families also participated in something called a Fish Extender gift exchange. I couldn’t get it together to participate this cruise, but here is a little more info on what that is from one of my fellow #DisneySMMC bloggers.

I’m also proud to report: no seasickness! I knew #modernbocadad and I would be okay as we had cruised several times before, but we didn’t know how she would react on the high seas.

MBMom Tip: I hear drinking wine is really good for seasickness. 😉 And Disney Cruise Line allows you to pack 2 bottles of wine per person. Huzzah!

I knew in advance that I’d be pretty busy on this cruise. As soon as my family embarked, us bloggers were whisked away for lunch at the Animator’s Palate while our families were invited to dine on their own by the pool (be sure to pack your swimsuits in your carry-on, so you can start swimming right away!).

Animator’s Palate

The food overall on the cruise was excellent, but this particular restaurant had something special…

Animation Magic (available on 7-night and longer sailings on the Disney Magic, but conference attendees were able to experience it on the Wonder)! Try your hand at drawing your very own character—and then watch in wonder as your creation becomes part of the show, dancing alongside some classic Disney characters!

This activity screams Disney Cruise for preschoolers! Check out this short video featuring my “character”:

Fine, I loved it too. 🙂 Coloring at lunch isn’t just for the little ones! After, we had a few conference activities that involved champagne (!!!). I learned that the ‘tale as old as time’ (a.k.a Beauty and the Beast) is going to be enchanting the stage for the very first time in a brand new musical production on the Disney Dream on November 6 (2017)!

Disney’s Oceaneer Club

While I was busy doing conference stuff, #modernbocadad took Avery on a tour of the Oceaneer Club aboard. Children 3 to 12 years old can interact with Disney characters—and each other—as they explore multi-themed magical lands like Toy Story, Frozen and Marvel!

MBMom Tip: Be sure to pack tons of costumes for your child!

I now know why parents love cruising with Disney: the complimentary child care!!! Disney’s Oceaneer Lab is about learning while having fun (for the older kids) and Disney’s Oceaneer Club is pure Disney fantasy for the little ones. Character-driven performances, special storytelling sessions, larger-than-life playgrounds (a HUGE hit with #dailybocaavery), dress-up opportunities and cool interactive activities make sure there’s never a dull moment for your little one.

Your child will be outfitted with a special magic band when you register them at the Oceaneer Club. They are always accounted for and can have a Disney cast member text you (of course there’s an awesome Disney Cruise Line app- they think of everything!) to come pick them up when they are done. It’s fantastic!

Night 1: The Golden Mickey’s and Tiana’s Place

Before I knew it, it was time to get ready for dinner at Tiana’s Place and The Golden Mickeys!

We had the later seating for dinner each night, so that meant showtime was always first. I say this without hesitation: the shows were my favorite part of this Disney Cruise for preschoolers. They were excellent– even better than the ones in the parks.

The Golden Mickeys invites you to a Hollywood-style awards show. You’ll find out which Disney movie character wins “Most Heroic” or “Most Romantic,” and enjoy familiar tunes from Disney films like:

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Tarzan
  • Mulan
  • The Little Mermaid
  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians
  • Toy Story 2
  • Lady and the Tramp
  • Tangled
  • The Lion King
  • Beauty and the Beast

Then it was off to dine at the brand-new Tiana’s Place, which was spectacular! You actually feel like you are IN the movie. How does Disney do that?!

Once seated at your table, Tiana herself stops by to welcome you. Then, the restaurant’s own band “The Crawfish Crooners” entertains you while you eat.

Feel free to get up and dance or even join the parade at the end of dinner! And don’t forget to order the beignets for dessert. So much fun!!!

All the kids menus are shaped like jazz instruments

Disney Princess and Frozen Meet & Greet

One complimentary activity on the Disney Wonder is the Princess and Frozen meet and greets. Be sure to register for this on the Disney Cruise Line website as soon as you book your cruise. Times fill up quickly to meet Ariel, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Belle, Elsa and Anna!

Night 2: Disney Dreams- An Enchanted Classic, Triton’s and Pirate Night

No, Disney Dreams isn’t about my daughter sleeping. It’s a musical about the power of dreams and family, starring a cavalcade of Disney characters! This live stage show features a dazzling procession of characters and songs from some all-time Disney classics like:

  • Peter Pan
  • Pinocchio
  • Cinderella
  • Aladdin

An award-winning musical, this show also includes stunning special effects—and a very special cameo appearance by Tinker Bell. All Disney productions are under 90 minutes, so they keep the attention of little ones.

MBMom Tip: You can bring a sippy cup of wine or order from the full bar at the theater. YES.

Dinner at Triton’s restaurant was delicious and it really felt like fine dining under the sea. Disney Cruise Line has guests on a rotational dining plan, so you eat dinner at a different restaurant each night, but with the SAME wait staff. It’s great!

This night also happened to be Pirate Night on the ship, a tradition on Disney Cruises. You will receive pirate bandanas to wear in your stateroom, but most passengers go all out with costumes and outfits. We certainly did on this Disney Cruise for preschoolers.

There is a pirate party on the deck after the second seating as well as fireworks over the ocean. Amazing!

Castaway Cay, Disney’s Private Island

Now for the piece de resistance! Castaway Cay (pronounced KEY) in the Bahamas, Disney’s own private island. Castaway Cay visitors will find an island completely outfitted for premium family leisure.

Amenities include sprawling beaches, sparkling lagoons teeming with curious sea life, splash-worthy water play areas, scenic walking trails, open-air BBQ dining locations serving complimentary meals, 2 shops featuring Castaway Cay gifts and souvenirs, free tram transportation around the island and more.

You can book excursions for an additional fee, but honestly, we were there the whole day and were completely entertained by all of the complimentary amenities. It was heavenly!

MBMom Tip: There’s also an Oceaneer Club on the island that serves lunch in case you’re craving a bit of adult time.

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#modernbocadad and #dailybocaavery both went on this slide! I took a nap!

Night 3: Frozen, a Musical Spectacular and Animator’s Palate

These are the faces of three people who had a great day at Castaway Cay.

How could this cruise get any better? Well, it could be 4 days longer, but that’s for another time. The only negative thing I have to even say about this Disney Cruise for preschoolers is that I felt it was too short.

Typically, when I cruise, it’s for 7 days minimum. Since I was so busy with conference activities, it felt even shorter, but it made us want to go again. That’s the point right? 😉

On our last night, we saw the new Frozen, a musical spectacular. I don’t know how they are going to do better when it comes out on Broadway! Traditional theatrical techniques, state-of-the-art technology and classic Disney whimsy make this original stage show a flurry of fun. Avery was absolutely mesmerized.

Our last dining rotation sent us back to Animator’s Palate. It was the first time my whole family got to experience Disney black and white drawings come to life throughout our meal. At the end, Mickey even made an appearance in his Fantasia finest!

Our experience was a great one and jam-packed for 3 nights! There were so many things I didn’t even have time to experience like the spa, Royal Court Royal Tea, Bibbity Bobbity Boutique, the adult bars and clubs and movie theater on the ship. Whew! And of course, the conference topics require their own separate blog post. 🙂

Now I want to hear from you. Do you plan on taking a Disney Cruise? Comment below!

Hosted: This Disney Cruise for Preschoolers post was hosted by the Walt Disney Company. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own. They are not influenced in any way by the sponsor. Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I have been given exclusive experiences and branded merchandise for promotional consideration, but that does not impact my views or opinions. This Disney Cruise for Preschoolers post also contains affiliate links.

2017 Summer in the City of Boca Raton Calendar

The City of Boca Raton Summer in the City 2017 series promises a lineup of great concerts, movies and events this year! All will be held at Downtown Boca’s Mizner Park Amphitheater!

Even though the weather is quite warm this time of year in Boca Raton, there’s something special and seasonally appropriate about grabbing your beach chairs or a big blanket and catching some great entertainment under the stars. I would also recommend a few paper fans.

For all City of Boca Raton free events, blankets and chairs are welcome. However for your convenience, chairs will also be available to rent for $5.00.

City of Boca Raton Summer in the Series Schedule 2017

Summer in the City of Boca Raton 2017


Attendees are encouraged to walk, bike, carpool and use free parking at City Hall and the Boca Raton Library. Food and beverages will be available to purchase inside the venue. No outside food or beverages are allowed. All shows are rain or shine.

For more information about the Summer in the City 2017 series, visit www.mizneramp.com.


Top Attractions in Boca Raton *and Beyond*

2017 South Florida Summer Camp Roundup

South Florida ‘Summer Savings Pass’ is Back for 2017

Lion Country Safari, Miami Seaquarium, Museum of Discovery and Science and Zoo Miami will be offering a Summer Savings Pass for the seventh year in a row.

The Summer Savings Pass will give pass holders unlimited admission to all four attractions throughout the summer! 4 attractions…4 months of fun…1 low price. 

Summer Savings Pass 2016 Miami SeaquariumMODS Summer Savings Pass 2016 Summer Savings Pass 2016 Lion Country Safari Summer Savings Pass 2016 Zoo Miami

‘Summer Savings Pass’ is Coming Back for 2017

The Summer Savings Pass will be available for purchase at each of the participating parks beginning on May 13, 2017 and will be valid for admission to each of the attractions until September 30, 2017. Museum of Discovery and Science, Lion Country Safari, Miami Seaquarium and Zoo Miami will also have the passes for sale online at their respective websites:

At $58 plus tax, per adult and $48 plus tax, per child (ages 3-12), this pass grants unlimited admission through September 30, 2016 at all 4 attractions. Annual Pass holders of these attractions will be eligible to purchase this pass for only $33 plus tax, per adult, and $23 plus tax, per child.

For more information on the Summer Savings Pass visit www.summersavingspass.com


Lion Country Safari

Lion Country Safari, located in West Palm Beach, is a four-mile drive-through safari with over 900 animals roaming free within inches of your vehicle including giraffe, zebra, rhinos, lions, wildebeests and more.  Admission includes entry to Safari World Amusement Park with animal encounters (giraffe feeding, bird feeding and petting zoo) and demonstrations, free rides (Ferris wheel, kid’s train, carousel, paddle boats, water spray ground and more), games, shopping, food and thrills. We are located on Southern Boulevard (SR80) (just 15 miles west of I-95/10 miles west of the Turnpike). The park is open daily. For more information, call (561) 793-1084 or visit: www.LionCountrySafari.com

Miami Seaquarium

Discover South Florida’s favorite visitor attraction. Enjoy amazing marine mammal shows with Lolita the orca whale, dolphins and sea lions that delight children of all ages.  Make a feathered friend at the new Penguin Isle exhibit. See world-class sea life exhibits with manatees, sea turtles, sharks, rays and more.  Learn about wildlife rescue and marine animal care at the Conservation Outpost.  Plus, there is no greater thrill than getting in the water with the friendly, intelligent and graceful dolphins at Dolphin Harbor. Connect up close and personal…and become friends for life!

Miami Seaquarium is minutes from downtown Miami, on the Rickenbacker Causeway, on the way to Key Biscayne.  The park is opened daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information or to book a dolphin interaction experience, call (305) 361-5705 or visit www.miamiseaquarium.com

Museum of Discovery and Science

Spend a day of discovery exploring hundreds of interactive exhibits including the new EcoDiscovery Center. Visitors can take a ride on the Everglades Airboat Adventure, experience hurricane force winds in the Storm Center, dig for fossils alongside a giant prehistoric megalodon, get close to a confrontation between a saber-toothed cat and an Imperial mammoth, and enjoy the playful antics of North American river otters. See exciting science demonstrations and special exhibit Wildlife Rescue. Hang out with bats, turtles and sharks. Meet an alligator and be charmed by a 6-foot-long snake. Take a ride to Mars or soar through the skies in an FA-18 cockpit simulator. Whether you’re two or 82 years old, visit the Museum of Discovery and Science and enjoy a full day of family fun.

The Museum is open seven days a week, 365 days a year; Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Add to your adventure with an IMAX® experience in the 300-seat AutoNation® IMAX 3D Theater that features the BIGGEST screen in South Florida. The Museum of Discovery and Science is at 401 S.W. Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information call (954) 467-MODS (6637) or visit our web site at www.mods.org

Zoo Miami

Discover what makes Zoo Miami a unique experience for visitors of all ages.  Rated one of the top ten zoos in the U.S. by Tripadvisor.com, Zoo Miami houses more than 2,000 animals in natural habitats and provides visitors the feel of a safari. Enjoy animals like okapis, giant river otters, elephants and rhinos in large open air exhibits; a giraffe feeding station; camel rides; an Indian rhino encounter; Australian parrot feeding; meet and greets with new mascots, the Zoo Squad; tram tours; family cycles; water play areas; a monorail and large exhibits like Amazon & Beyond. 

Zoo Miami is located at 12400 SW 152 street; Miami, FL 33177. Hours are 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; ticket booths close at 4 p.m.  Parking is free. For more information, please visit www.zoomiami.org or call (305) 251-0400.

New Disney Frozen Featurette to Thaw Out Before COCO this November

Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) and Pixar Animation Studios are teaming up this holiday season when WDAS’ new Frozen featurette, OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE, opens in front of Disney•Pixar’s original feature film COCO on November 22nd!

Here is the new trailer for the NEW Frozen featurette, OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE:

My daughter has already watched it 10,000 times. It looks so good!

Featuring four new original songs, the 21-minute new Frozen featurette welcomes the original cast and characters back to the big screen. Olaf (voice of Josh Gad) teams up with Sven on a merry mission in “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.” It’s the first holiday season since the gates reopened and Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) and Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel) host a celebration for all of Arendelle. When the townspeople unexpectedly leave early to enjoy their individual holiday customs, the sisters realize they have no family traditions of their own. So, Olaf sets out to comb the kingdom to bring home the best traditions and save this first Christmas for his friends.

As for Disney’s COCO, we have a new trailer to share for that too!

Here’s the film breakdown: Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt).

new Frozen featurette before COCO

Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself magically transported to the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

new Frozen featurette before COCO

COCO opens in theatres everywhere on November 22nd along with the NEW Frozen featurette from Disney! Mark your calendars MBMoms!

Visit the official COCO website here: http://movies.disney.com/COCO

We’re Jumping to Eat at Junior’s Boca Raton!

I am a sucker for two things: cute babies and a GREAT happy hour. And, Junior’s Boca Raton, located in Mizner Park, has at least one of those on the daily. 🙂 The family and I *finally* had a chance to dine at the establishment we had seen hundreds of times during our 9 years living in New York City. Go figure it was in Boca.

Junior's Boca Raton

Junior's Boca Raton

Junior’s Boca Raton ‘Most Fabulous Happy Hour’ is now from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. daily. It features half off all cocktails, including premium liquor brands, and half off all appetizers.

Junior's Boca Raton

  • Mondays are ‘Most Fabulous Wine & Dine’. This includes wine by the bottle at 50% off, with the purchase of an entrée.
  • Friday nights are all about the ‘Party on the Patio’ featuring a DJ from 8:00 p.m. to close

We happened to dine on a Tuesday at Junior’s Boca Raton and thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant’s ‘Most Fabulous Burger Night’. Their original 10-ounce steak burger is available for just $7!

Junior's Boca Raton

Not to mention all of the other menu items we tried such as the Thai Chili Wings appetizer and “Something Different” with potato pancakes and brisket- be sure to ask your server about that one!

It wouldn’t be a meal at Junior’s Restaurant and Bakery without a taste of one of their award-winning cheesecakes. They are available to purchase by the cake, or by the slice. A wide selection of cheesecakes, layer cakes and baked goods are available in the bakery. We went for the Original and Chocolate Swirl. DELECTABLE!

Junior's Boca Raton

Junior's Boca Raton

Junior’s Boca Raton is, as they say, fabulous! Be sure to stop in this summer and enjoy one of their specially-themed deal nights or my personal favorite, Happy Hour!

Junior's Boca Raton


About Junior’s Boca Raton Restaurant and Bakery

Since the 1950’s, Junior’s Restaurant and Bakery in Brooklyn, New York has been famous for great food, great fun, great service, and, of course, the World’s Most Famous Cheesecake. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily,Junior’s Restaurant and Bakery’s menu features dishes ranging from classic New York deli sandwiches piled high, famous 10 oz. steak burgers, salads, jumbo half pound hot dogs, fresh seafood and a full-service bar.  

Junior’s Restaurant and Bakery is located at 409 Plaza Real in Mizner Park in Boca Raton. Breakfast is served Monday through Friday from 8-11 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch is available Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Dinner is served Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m., Saturday from noon until 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 10 p.m.

Takeout is also available.  For more information, call 561-672-7301 or visit juniorscheesecake.com .


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Father’s Day Weekend Family Fun in South Florida: 6.16-6.18

Happy Father’s Day Weekend Modern Boca Moms & Dads! Here are all of the great MBMom-recommended Boca kids activities & weekend family fun in South Florida for June 16- June 18, 2017! 


Weekend Family Fun in South Florida

Friday, June 16th:

Schoolhouse Children’s Museum Father’s Day Celebration
DATE:  June 16th
TIME: 10:30 a.m.
COST: Members $3 Non-members $4 plus admission
129 E. Ocean Avenue
Boynton Beach

Summer in the City Event at Mizner Park Amphitheater

DATE: JUNE 16th & 18th

TIME: The City of Boca Raton’s Summer in the City Series promises a line-up of FREE tribute concerts, live music, and movies under the moonlight from June 9 – August 18. More details HERE.

COST: FREE

590 Plaza Real

Boca Raton


Third Annual Summer in Paradise on West Palm Beach Waterfront

DATE: June 1st through August 31st

COST: FREE

 The City of West Palm Beach will celebrate the return of its popular Summer in Paradise (S.I.P) annual celebration .  This free, summer-long promotion will transport residents and visitors into a colorful collection of classic tales and treasured life-lessons along the waterfront. New elements include the debut of Aesop’s Tables, a whimsical art installation featuring 25 picnic tables painted to depict one of Aesop’s fables. A direct tie to Mayor Jeri Muoio’s pledge declaring West Palm Beach as a City of Kindness, the storybook setting provides an opportunity for all to connect, explore local art, share their own stories and enjoy family friendly activities on the West Palm Beach waterfront.

FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

NEW Create your own story in StoryVille-Children create their own life-size fairy tale using giant cut-outs of traditional storybook characters. Free activity is open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the waterfront.

The community is invited to participate in some friendly competition in larger than life versions of their favorite games like human foosball and life-sized Jenga. Game balls, Jenga pieces and a selection of table-top board games are available to be checked out for free. Guests can also play Glow FORE it Mini Golf, 9 holes of glow-in-the-dark mini golf along the Intracoastal Waterway for $2.50 per person per round.  All games are open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Game balls, golf clubs and board games are located at the Waterfront Activity Station near the course.

 Downtown West Palm Beach


Safari Nights at the Palm Beach Zoo

DATE: June 16th

TIME: 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

COST: Zoo admission

THE ZOO COMES ALIVE as Safari Nights returns for its 8th summer of evening fun every Friday night, from 4:30 p.m, – 9:00 p.m. June through August!

The whole Zoo is open to explore as you join us for non-stop family entertainment at our Fairytale themed Safari Nights. Come dressed to match the nightly themes and ENTER TO WIN an AWESOME Palm Beach Zoo PRIZE PACK valued at $150!!!** Each night will feature a different family-friendly theme and will include entertainment for guests of all ages: including face painting and kids’ DJ in the Fountain Plaza, giveaways, crafts and MUCH more!

This event features live appearances by princesses inspired by your favorite movies.

From 5:00-6:45 p.m. see the Wind Princess and the Magical Fairy…

Then, 6:45-8:30 p.m. meet the Ice Queen & Ice Princess…

1301 Summit Boulevard

West Palm Beach


Saturday, June 17th:

Celebrate Festival Del Mar at the South Florida Science Center

DATE: June 17th

TIME: 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

COST: Admission is $15.00 for non-member adults and free for children under 12 and Science Center members. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, in partnership with the Caritas Smile Charity, is inviting locals to splash into sea science during the third annual “Festival del Mar”.  The event is aimed at engaging the local Latin American community and promoting ocean conservation and education worldwide. The day will be packed with cultural performances, arts and crafts, family Zumba, bilingual planetarium shows, story time and much more.

4801 Dreher Trail North

West Palm Beach


Showtime Performing Arts Theatre in Boca Raton

Sponsored


Beauty and the Beast at The Wick

Beauty and the Beast is playing at The Wick Theatre! For more information, dates and ticket prices, click HERE.

7901 N. Federal Highway

Boca Raton


Sunday, June 18th:

Happy Father’s Day!

Tropical Fruit Festival at the Mounts Botanical Garden

DATE: June 18th

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

COST:The cost is FREE for Mounts members and children 12 and under, and only $10 for adults. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.mounts.org.

Produced in collaboration with the Rare Fruit Council of Palm Beach County, this new and improved event will include tropical fruit tastings, live music, indoor and air-conditioned food and cooking demonstrations. The event will also have ice cream and smoothies, tropic-themed Corvettes, a fun zone for kids (butterfly garden and maze, 4H activities), even a Beer and Wine Garden! It will feature tropical fruit infused teas, lemonades, wine, kombucha, cider provided by Accomplice brewery, plus ciderworks and beer provided by Tequesta Brewing Company.

531 N. Military Trail

West Palm Beach


Father’s Day Freebies and Events!
DATE: June 18th
Grab dad and head on over to Palm Beach Zoo! In honor of Father’s Day, all dads will receive free admission with a paid child admission at regular price. Plus, the first 100 Dads through the gate will receive a $10 gift card to Duffy’s Sports Grill!

1301 Summit Boulevard

West Palm Beach


Downtown Drive Car Show at Mizner Park
DATE:  June 18th
TIME: 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.; CONCERT, 7 p.m.
COST: FREE

Celebrate Father’s Day in Mizner Park with a showcase of antique, classic, European sport & exotic cars, benefiting Make-A-Wish®.

327 Plaza Real

Boca Raton


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West Palm Beach Butterfly Exhibit Now Open for Summer 2017


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MOMpreneur Monday: Chelle & Mi Fashion Clutches

MOMpreneur: n. defined as a female business owner who is actively balancing the role of mom and the role of entrepreneur.

Welcome to our latest installment of MOMpreneur Monday, highlighting Florida businesses and brands that were founded by female entrepreneurs and fellow Mommas.


Today’s featured Modern Boca MOMpreneur is Michelle Agulansky, local mom and founder of Chelle and Mi fashion clutches!

Tell us a little about your background and what inspired you to create your Chelle and Mi fashion clutches…

Raised in Herzlyia, Israel, I moved to Boca Raton when I was 13. After graduating from Florida Atlantic University, I started designing and selling jewelry and handbags to major boutiques throughout South Florida. I loved picking designs that my customers were excited to wear!

The idea of an interchangeable purse first came to me when I was going to an event, but my clutch didn’t match my outfit. I didn’t want to change my whole look just to accommodate my purse. So, I decided it was time to create a handbag that could match every outfit. I ran my idea by a few local boutiques I worked with before and found that shoppers were also looking for a versatile and functional bag that could accompany them to various events. My goal was to create a bag that gave you the freedom to express your personality.

Chelle and Mi

During this time, I met my husband. Soon after, I was pregnant with my first child Daniella and I launched my online retail store. Being a new mom and juggling a business have given me some of the most empowering and challenging moments of my life. I have an abundance of motivation to teach my daughter about perseverance. I’ll teach her to follow her dreams no matter what challenges stand in her way.

Chelle and Mi

What is truly unique about your fashion clutch?

Chelle & Mi is a modern, bold and functional clutch that allows the wearer to change the clutch’s entire look by swapping out the front flap. With 75 different combinations, you can choose various designs and colors to create your own distinct look. With the detachable metal strap, you can wear it as a clutch or as cross-body bag. This is the ultimate accessory for traveling ladies and mommies who need different purses to accommodate any occasion.

Chelle and Mi

Why should Modern Boca Moms become your customers?

Chelle and Mi was created to make women look and feel good by choosing their favorite clutch combination for that day. It is meant to give you the freedom to express your individual taste. For brunch with your gal pals, you can wear your beige flap. At night, just switch the flap to zebra to make a bolder statement!

Chelle and Mi clutches are crafted with beautiful Italian leather. The clutch retails for $175 and the extra flaps retail for $35. Packed in a luxurious dust bag and box,  it makes a great gift for all the important ladies in your lives!

Chelle and Mi

What exciting things are coming up for your business?

We are very excited about launching our website! I have a few pop-up shops and trade shows lined up across Florida. I’m really excited to introduce this beautiful bag to the South Florida community.

What do you love about living and working in South Florida?

My family and I love any activities that involve the water and South Florida is the best place for that! We take full advantage of the amazing Florida weather to go swimming or snorkeling in the ocean, and canoeing in the intracoastal.  We feel very blessed to wake up to sunshine (almost) every day!

Chelle and Mi Boca Raton


Connect with Chelle & Mi :

 www.chelleandmi.com

 https://www.facebook.com/chelleandmi/

 https://www.instagram.com/chelleandmi/


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Chelle and Mi Boca Raton

Weekend Family Fun in South Florida: 6.09-6.11

Happy Weekend Modern Boca Moms & Dads! Here are all of the great MBMom-recommended Boca kids activities & weekend family fun in South Florida for June 9- June 11, 2017! 


Weekend Family Fun in South Florida

Friday, June 9th:

Sushi and Stroll Summer Walk Series at Morikami Park
DATE:  June 9th
COST: $8/adult (ages 11+); $6/child (ages 4-10); FREE for museum members and children ages 3 and under             
· Tickets can be purchased online in advance at morikami.org, or at the door
· There is an additional $3 fee for taiko drumming performances (6:30pm, 7:15pm, & 8:00pm), sold first-come first-served during the event
· Sushi & Stroll is a rain or shine event, and tickets are non-refundable

Summer nights in South Florida are something special, especially when they are augmented with a cultural backdrop that can’t be beat! Morikami’s popular Sushi & Stroll series is back and better than ever, with a new picnicking area featuring local food trucks and popular Japanese snacks! Offering guests a tranquil, twilight stroll through the 16-acre gardens with memorable sunset views, this event has delighted visitors for 14 years, with the opportunity to enjoy the gardens during the slightly cooler evenings of the summer months and exhilarating taiko drumming performances by Fushu Daiko. The Cornell Café will be open, with a Pan-Asian menu to excite your palate, as well as premium Japanese sake and ice cold beer to refresh your taste buds. Guests can also indulge in shopping at the Museum Store, which features a wide variety of authentic Japanese items.
4000 Morikami Park Road
 Delray Beach

Summer in the City Event at Mizner Park Amphitheater

DATE: JUNE 9

TIME: The City of Boca Raton’s Summer in the City Series promises a line-up of FREE tribute concerts, live music, and movies under the moonlight from June 9 – August 18. More details HERE.

COST: FREE

590 Plaza Real

Boca Raton


Third Annual Summer in Paradise on West Palm Beach Waterfront

DATE: June 1st through August 31st

COST: FREE

 The City of West Palm Beach will celebrate the return of its popular Summer in Paradise (S.I.P) annual celebration .  This free, summer-long promotion will transport residents and visitors into a colorful collection of classic tales and treasured life-lessons along the waterfront. New elements include the debut of Aesop’s Tables, a whimsical art installation featuring 25 picnic tables painted to depict one of Aesop’s fables. A direct tie to Mayor Jeri Muoio’s pledge declaring West Palm Beach as a City of Kindness, the storybook setting provides an opportunity for all to connect, explore local art, share their own stories and enjoy family friendly activities on the West Palm Beach waterfront.

FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

NEW Create your own story in StoryVille-Children create their own life-size fairy tale using giant cut-outs of traditional storybook characters. Free activity is open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the waterfront.

The community is invited to participate in some friendly competition in larger than life versions of their favorite games like human foosball and life-sized Jenga. Game balls, Jenga pieces and a selection of table-top board games are available to be checked out for free. Guests can also play Glow FORE it Mini Golf, 9 holes of glow-in-the-dark mini golf along the Intracoastal Waterway for $2.50 per person per round.  All games are open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Game balls, golf clubs and board games are located at the Waterfront Activity Station near the course.

 Downtown West Palm Beach


Safari Nights at the Palm Beach Zoo

DATE: June 9th

TIME: 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

COST: Zoo admission

THE ZOO COMES ALIVE as Safari Nights returns for its 8th summer of evening fun every Friday night, from 4:30 p.m, – 9:00 p.m. June through August!

The whole Zoo is open to explore as you join us for non-stop family entertainment at our Dinosaur/Jurassic themed Safari Nights – the kickoff of the 2017 season. Come dressed to match the nightly themes and ENTER TO WIN an AWESOME Palm Beach Zoo PRIZE PACK valued at $150!!!** Each night will feature a different family-friendly theme and will include entertainment for guests of all ages: including face painting and kids’ DJ in the Fountain Plaza, giveaways, crafts and MUCH more!

1301 Summit Boulevard

West Palm Beach


Saturday, June 10th:

Roar & Pour at the Palm Beach Zoo
DATE: June 10th
TIME: 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The party starts at 4:30 p.m. with a special $10 admission rate.  Explore the Zoo, enjoy an adult beverage from the Tiki Bar including a local craft brewery tap-takeover, then as the sun sets, gather at the Fountain Plaza for the 7:30 p.m. start time for a great Aerosmith tribute band called “Jaded” playing until 9:00 p.m. Bands and tap takeovers TBA check www.palmbeachzoo.org/roar-and-pour-2017 for more info.

1301 Summit Boulevard

West Palm Beach


Showtime Performing Arts Theatre in Boca Raton

Sponsored


Beauty and the Beast Opens at The Wick

Beauty and the Beast at The Wick Theatre opens tonight! For more information, dates and ticket prices, click HERE.

7901 N. Federal Highway

Boca Raton


Sunday, June 11th:

The Willow Theatre presents Summer Children’s Series at Sugar Sand Park

DATE: June 11th

TIME: 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

COST: Each child’s ticket includes one free carousel ride token and cookies & juice served in the lobby after each performance.

Tickets for all of these performances are $8 for adults and $6 for children 12 & under.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  They can be purchased at the Willow Theatre Box Office at Sugar Sand Park Community Center, by calling 561-347-3948, or online at: www.willowtheatre.org.

ROCKIN’ RED RIDING HOOD   Rock along with Little Red, Grandma, Jack Lumber, and B.B. Wolf as the traditional story of Little Red Riding Hood is updated in this “Rock Musical”. The history of Rock n’ Roll is creatively woven into the show as original songs progress through different styles—from The Blues to Modern Rock. There will be a meet and greet with the audience after both performances.   Rated G

300 S. Military Trail

Boca Raton


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West Palm Beach Butterfly Exhibit Now Open for Summer 2017


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We Entered to Win $529 for Our Florida 529 Savings Plan

Last month was the end of an era for me as I stepped down as President of the Flagler College Alumni Board of Directors. Having served on the Board for two terms, it was time to pass the baton and serve the college in new ways. Coincidentally, my resignation coincided with National 529 Day (which I’ve written about before on the blog). Along with continuing to stay involved with our alma mater, #moderbocadad and I have decided that a Florida 529 Savings Plan will be a key part of our family’s, specifically our daughter’s, future.

Flagler College Alumni Weekend 2017; Photo by Zach Thomas

**Enter to win one of ten $529 scholarships from the Florida 529 Savings Plan Scholarship Program by clicking THIS LINK!**

Enter daily between May 15 and June 11 by visiting florida529savingsplanscholarship.com (You must be a Florida resident, 18 or over).

Florida 529 Savings Flagler College Alumni

What can a Florida 529 Savings Plan do?

The Florida 529 Savings Plan can be started at anytime and only requires a $25 initial deposit to open. Even if you can’t save for your child’s entire college education, starting something is always better than doing nothing. The funds in a Florida 529 Savings Plan can be used for any qualified higher educational expense, including:

  • tuition
  • room & board
  • textbooks
  • graduate school and much more

This gives families extreme flexibility to use the funds as you see fit. Should those needs change during his/her college years, individuals are free to adjust as well. (See the website and FAQ for more details.)

Florida 529 Savings

**Enter to win one of ten $529 scholarships from the Florida 529 Savings Plan Scholarship Program by clicking THIS LINK!**

Enter daily between May 15 and June 11 by visiting florida529savingsplanscholarship.com (You must be a Florida resident, 18 or over).

How flexible is the plan?

The Florida 529 Savings Plan offers you the ultimate in flexibility. Simply choose from the investment options and then contribute as much and as often as you’d like to suit your budget and goals. Each investment option, such as their popular age-based option that automatically allocates contributions based on the age of the child, is independently run by professional investment managers. There are 11 investment options let you invest in any way you feel comfortable. From more aggressive to more conservative options, you have as much control as you want over how much you invest and where it’s invested. And as the years go by, you’re free to change contribution amounts and how they are allocated at any time.

I love this…because you never know what other expenses can pop up.

How can you enter to win $529 for college?

You can enter to win one of ten $529 scholarships from the Florida 529 Savings Plan Scholarship Program by clicking THIS LINK!

Enter daily between May 15 and June 11 by visiting florida529savingsplanscholarship.com (You must be a Florida resident, 18 or over).


529 savings plans are named after section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code 26 U.S.C. § 529 and are designed to encourage saving for future higher education expenses of a designated beneficiary. Many states offer 529 savings plan options, including Florida Prepaid.

Sponsored: This Florida 529 savings post was sponsored by Florida Prepaid via Bloggin Mamas. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor. Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider and please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I have been compensated or given a product free of charge, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

MOMpreneur Monday: Lilliput Design Studio

MOMpreneur: n. defined as a female business owner who is actively balancing the role of mom and the role of entrepreneur.

Welcome to our latest installment of MOMpreneur Monday, highlighting Florida businesses and brands that were founded by female entrepreneurs and fellow Mommas.


Today’s featured Modern Boca MOMpreneur is Cristina Fundora, local mom and founder of the Lilliput Design Studio.

Lilliput Design Studio

Tell us a little about your background…

I’m the designer, stationer, and brand stylist behind Lilliput Design Studio. I’m a South Florida native, wife and mama to Ben, a rambunctious (to say the least) 16-month-old. I’ve worked professionally as a print and web designer for almost 10 years and started Lilliput Design Studio in 2012. We create bespoke wedding and event stationery, and work with small businesses to design their branding and visual identities.

What inspired you to create your design studio?

I worked as a graphic designer in-house and with branding agencies my whole career. My first foray into the world of wedding stationery was when my sister-in-law asked me to help her design her wedding invitations and day-of items. I learned so much about the ins and outs of stationery and was hooked. I worked full time and kept Lilliput Design Studio as my “side-hustle,” working with brides every chance I got.

Lilliput Design Studio

Soon after, I began working with local businesses designing their branding, marketing collateral, and websites. Fast-forward to 2016: I had Ben, went on maternity leave, and never went back! I’ve been working full-time creating beautiful designs for my clients through Lilliput Design Studio, while being lucky enough to watch our little guy grow.

Lilliput Design Studio

What is truly unique about your design services?

When I create a design, whether it’s for a wedding or a brand, I like to take the time to get to know the person behind it. Because what makes your company or event special is YOU! We’ll work together to hone in on your vision and incorporate your personality into something beautiful and timeless that will bring a smile to your face every time you see it.

Lilliput Design Studio

Why should Modern Boca Moms become your customers?

A great graphic designer once said that “design is the silent ambassador of your brand”. I can’t tell you how true this is.

When you receive an invitation in the mail, it sets the tone for the event. Whenever you see a company’s branding, you already start to formulate ideas about what kind of business it is. It’s so important to work with someone who will make sure that your first design impression is a great one!

Lilliput Design Studio

What exciting things are coming up for your business?

I’m excited to say that I’ll be expanding this little design studio up to Boston! We’ll be moving this summer for my husband’s second fellowship with Harvard and Boston Children’s Hospital. (We’re so proud of him!) Thankfully, we’re keeping some strong roots here in South Florida, so we can escape those Northeastern winters if they get to be too brutal!

Lilliput Design Studio

What do you love about living and working in South Florida?

Although we are excited about our Boston adventure, living in South Florida has been a dream. What’s not to love about sunny skies, beautiful beaches and the best Cuban food in the country?!

Lilliput Design Studio


Connect with Lilliput Design Studio:

 www.lilliputdesign.com

 https://facebook.com/lilliputdesign

 www.instagram.com/lilliputdesign



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Lilliput Design Studio Boca Raton

Embrace Dad’s Soft Side this Father’s Day + Hanes GIVEAWAY (Now Closed)

There has been a Hanes resurgence in our household as of late. I mentioned that I met with and shopped the brand at this year’s Disney’s Social Media Moms Conference (#DisneySMMC). Since then, they have sent my family lots of goodies to try and even offered to host a Father’s Day Hanes giveaway (details below) for Modern Boca Mom readers!

Hanes GIVEAWAY

This Father’s Day, Hanes wants the Dad in your life to embrace his soft side. Hanes has taken its ComfortBlend® fabric and added the smoothing benefit of modal to create its softest tee ever.

Just touch it, and immediately you’ll know that softness has reached a new level. It’s amazing.

Introducing Hanes® ComfortBlend® Superior Softness Undershirts — now with Modal
  • Cotton-Modal blend offers superior comfort
  • Includes FreshIQ™ advanced odor protection technology
  • Hanes softest tee ever
  • Quick drying and durable fabric shrinks less and keeps its shape
  • Tag-free for itch-free comfort
  • Lay flat collar
  • $12.00 for 3 Pack, in Crewneck and V-neck, available at Hanes.com and Walmart.com
  • Sizes S-2X, in Crew Neck and V-Neck styles

Enter Our Big Softy Hanes Giveaway for a Chance to WIN:
  • $50 Hanes Visa Card
  • 3-Pack of Hanes® Superior Soft T-shirts
  • Package of Hanes® Socks with FreshIQ™

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Weekend Family Fun in South Florida: 6.02-6.04

Happy Weekend Modern Boca Moms & Dads! Here are all of the great MBMom-recommended Boca kids activities & weekend family fun in South Florida for June 2- June 4, 2017! 


Weekend Family Fun in South Florida

Friday, June 2nd:

Last Chance (SERIOUSLY) to Register for Summer 2017 “Modern Boca Mommy & Me” for TODDLERS! Starts June 6th!

Summer 2017 Boca Raton Mommy and Me Program at Grandview Prep


Third Annual Summer in Paradise to Transform West Palm Beach Waterfront into Artistic Storybook Setting

DATE: June 1st through August 31st

TIME: The City of West Palm Beach

COST: FREE

 The City of West Palm Beach will celebrate the return of its popular Summer in Paradise (S.I.P) annual celebration .  This free, summer-long promotion will transport residents and visitors into a colorful collection of classic tales and treasured life-lessons along the waterfront. New elements include the debut of Aesop’s Tables, a whimsical art installation featuring 25 picnic tables painted to depict one of Aesop’s fables. A direct tie to Mayor Jeri Muoio’s pledge declaring West Palm Beach as a City of Kindness, the storybook setting provides an opportunity for all to connect, explore local art, share their own stories and enjoy family friendly activities on the West Palm Beach waterfront.

FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

NEW Create your own story in StoryVille-Children create their own life-size fairy tale using giant cut-outs of traditional storybook characters. Free activity is open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the waterfront.

The community is invited to participate in some friendly competition in larger than life versions of their favorite games like human foosball and life-sized Jenga. Game balls, Jenga pieces and a selection of table-top board games are available to be checked out for free. Guests can also play Glow FORE it Mini Golf, 9 holes of glow-in-the-dark mini golf along the Intracoastal Waterway for $2.50 per person per round.  All games are open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Game balls, golf clubs and board games are located at the Waterfront Activity Station near the course. For more information: http://wpb.org/events

 Downtown West Palm Beach


Safari Nights at the Palm Beach Zoo!

DATE: June 2nd

TIME: 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

COST: Zoo admission

THE ZOO COMES ALIVE as Safari Nights returns for its 8th summer of evening fun every Friday night, from 4:30 p.m, – 9:00 p.m. June through August!

The whole Zoo is open to explore as you join us for non-stop family entertainment at our Dinosaur/Jurassic themed Safari Nights – the kickoff of the 2017 season. Come dressed to match the nightly themes and ENTER TO WIN an AWESOME Palm Beach Zoo PRIZE PACK valued at $150!!!** Each night will feature a different family-friendly theme and will include entertainment for guests of all ages: including face painting and kids’ DJ in the Fountain Plaza, giveaways, crafts and MUCH more!

1301 Summit Boulevard

West Palm Beach


Saturday, June 3rd:

Chef Louie Bossi & Friends Host Taste of Recovery at Old School Square in Delray Beach

DATE: June 3rd

TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

COST:  $40 per ticket

The culinary festival will be held at the Old School Square Pavilion. Guests will enjoy savory bites and desserts from a variety of area restaurants, along with live entertainment. Live entertainment will include world-renowned comedian Sarge.

Louie Bossi will host the inaugural Taste of Recovery, a benefit for The Crossroads Club in Delray Beach. It has been serving the area for 35 years. All proceeds and donations will go to the Delray Crossroads Club.

Old School Square

51 North Swinton Ave

Delray Beach


Kid’s Wellness Expo at Meyer Amphitheater

DATE: June 3rd

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

COST:  FREE

This free event is open to the public and includes a full day of activities including fitness demos, exhibit booths, free giveaways, health & wellness consultations and information to help families learn more about nutrition, fitness and mental resilience.
 
The day will also include HealthCorps presenting cooking tips for teens, fun fitness, our organ donation initiative and lessons from our curriculum. Musical performances include Chemradery, Tori Lynn, Palm Beach Mako Cheerleaders, Coastal Athletics and more.
 
For more information please visit www.kidswellnessexpo.com

105 Evernia Street

West Palm Beach


Showtime Performing Arts Theatre in Boca Raton

Sponsored


Sunday, June 4th:

Baywatch to Beach-watch: 10 of The Palm Beaches in their Beachy Glory

Top Attractions in Boca Raton *and Beyond*

I Escaped the Mystery of Sherlock Room at Adventure Vault Boca Raton

West Palm Beach Butterfly Exhibit Now Open for Summer 2017


Be sure to “LIKE” MBMom on Facebook and follow on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter for all of the latest updates and weekend family fun in South Florida!
SUBSCRIBE to our Weekly MBMom Email Roundups including weekend family fun in South Florida and be in the know for your Boca kids by clicking here.Weekend Family Fun in South FloridaModern Boca Moms are the BEST…especially if they share our website with friends and other local South Florida mommas! Have a fabulous weekend and enjoy some weekend family fun in South Florida!

Keep Your Kids Busy with these FREE CARS 3 Printable Activities

Summer is coming…and so is the premiere of CARS 3! Squee! Can’t wait to see it. In the meantime, keep your kids busy with these FREE CARS 3 Printable Activities…

FREE CARS 3 Printable Activities
NEXT-GEN TAKES THE LEAD — Jackson Storm (voice of Armie Hammer), a frontrunner in the next generation of racers, posts speeds that even Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) hasn’t seen. “Cars 3” is in theaters June 16, 2017. ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

FREE CARS 3 Printable Activities

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CARS 3 races into theaters everywhere on June 16th (2017)!
New Trailer:


CARS 3 Cast Members & Extended Look Released by Disney Pixar

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