Category Archives: EVENTS

Morikami Museum Rings in the Spring Season with Hatsume Fair 2018

Spring officially arrives when flowers bloom and cosmic cosplayers take over the Morikami Hatsume Fair on April 21-22, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens!

The museum’s largest annual festival, the Morikami Hatsume Fair will transform tranquil Park into a breathtaking Japanese spectacle of sights, sounds, and style! Guests will enjoy two stages of exciting entertainment. They’ll also have access to artisan, craft and plant vendors, specialty sake and beer selections, and Japanese street fare food. The weekend’s activities include martial arts, taiko performances, cosplay costume contests, and a high-octane, Japanese street wear fashion show.

Morikami Hatsume Fair

Morikami Hatsume Fair hotspots include:

Taiko Stage

Experience the roar of taiko at performances by South Florida’s premier taiko drumming groups: Ronin Taiko and Fushu Daiko. Catch Ronin Taiko on Saturday, and Fushu Daiko on Sunday. Also, don’t miss the costume contest (Saturday) and fashion show (Sunday) on the Taiko stage.

Morikami Hatsume Fair

Martial Arts Stage

The Martial Arts Stage (located in the Morikami Theater) will feature martial arts demonstrations from a wide variety of ancient disciplines. These demonstrations will give you an introduction to a variety of styles and showcase local students of all ages.

Morikami Hatsume Fair

Anime Arena

Enjoy a variety of anime offerings, shop an array of anime vendors and dealers, take a picture with your favorite anime characters and superheroes, and strut your stuff at the costume contests and fashion show walk-offs on the Taiko Stage.

Morikami Hatsume Fair

Festival Marketplace

Shop dozens of artisan, craft and plant vendors on festival grounds and Morikami’s distinctive Museum Store (including the Sweet Shop) located inside the museum building.

Kids’ Zone @ Morikami Hatsume Fair

Check out our festival activities area for games, Japanese crafts, and more for the whole family.

Morikami Hatsume Fair

Tickets are:

Adult One Day Pass (ages 11+) – $12

Adult Weekend Pass (ages 11+) – $17

Child One Day Pass (ages 4-10) – $6

Child Weekend Pass (ages 4-10) – $11

Morikami members and children ages 3 and under – Free

At-Gate Adult One Day Pass (ages 11+) – $15

At-Gate Adult One Day Pass (ages 4-10) – $10

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

The Addison is Excellent! Receives 5 Star Diamond Award for 6th Year

I’m just going to come out and say it. Boca Raton is pretty damn lucky to have a magical place like The Addison in our town. My family and I were sitting outside on the venue’s patio enjoying Easter Brunch this week. And, despite the glitz and glamour of the event executed by their amazing team, we felt like we were HOME. I daresay…their staff feels like an extension of my own family at this point. We truly enjoy celebrating all of our family holidays in their back–err, I mean courtyard. So when it comes to Addison Boca Raton awards, I’m thrilled to announce that they’ve received a very special one for the 6th year in a row!

Addison Boca Raton Awards
The Addison Boca Raton family- all photos by Munoz Photography
Addison Boca Raton Awards: 5 Star Diamond Award 2018

The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (AAHS) awarded the Addison of Boca Raton its coveted Five Star Diamond Award, recognizing the venue for its achievement and quality in the hospitality and luxury service industry. This is the sixth consecutive year the Addison has received this rare distinction.

Addison Boca Raton Awards

AAHS is renowned worldwide for awarding excellence in the global travel and luxury services sector. Each year the academy bestows its coveted awards on five and six-star quality hotels, spas, golf courses, restaurants and chefs. This award is a prestigious emblem of achievement, recognizing true quality in the hospitality and luxury service industries worldwide.  Evaluations are based on exceptional service, superb facilities, ambiance, attitude, gastronomy, cleanliness and above all, hospitality.

Addison Boca Raton Awards

The Celebration

Modern Boca Dad and I were invited to celebrate this special occasion at an exclusive gala at the Addison on the evening of Wednesday, March 21. The event showcased a  DELIGHTFUL six-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Patrick Duffy. Wine and cocktail pairings were sponsored by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. The extravagant décor was by Daniel Events. Live entertainment was provided by Celebrity Entertainment.

Addison Boca Raton Awards
Andy Rogers, Modern Boca Dad and Michelle Olson-Rogers, Modern Boca Mom

It was attended by many prominent community figures, including Mayor Susan Haynie and the Boca Raton council members, Mary Csar of the Boca Raton Historical Society, and several board members from the Junior League of Boca Raton, who also received one of the special Addison Boca Raton awards that evening!

Addison Boca Raton Awards
Junior League of Boca Raton
Addison Boca Raton Awards
Mayor Susan Haynie, Vice President of the Addison Zoe Lanham, Deputy Mayor Jeremy Rodgers, Marketing Director of the Addison Melanie De Vito

It was an evening to remember. Congratulations to The Addison on this well-deserved honor!


The Addison is a Five Star Diamond award-winning caterer, event venue, and historical landmark located in Boca Raton, Florida. Built by famed architect Addison Mizner in 1926 as an example of his architectural vision for Boca, the Addison is now one of the most popular event venues, specializing in weddings, celebrations, corporate functions, off-premise catering, and glatt kosher events. For more information, visit or call (561) 372-0568.

Reach for the Stars with Disney on Ice Near Boca Raton

Local moms take note! If you have a little one, performances of Disney on Ice near Boca Raton will soon become a reality. Disney On Ice presents Reach for the Stars is flying into town via a little pixie dust at the AAA in Miami and BB&T Center in Ft. Lauderdale from March 28 – April 8, 2018!

Save $5 on tickets when you use code KIDSAVE18 online at!

Disney on Ice near Boca Raton

Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy set the stage for a star-studded talent extravaganza as Disney On Ice presents Reach For The Stars!

Unleash the magic with royal sisters Anna and Elsa and the hilarious snowman, Olaf, as they sing captivating songs like “Let it Go” and “In Summer.” Life is the bubbles when Sebastian strikes up his hot crustacean band and the Daughters of Triton make a splash as they introduce Ariel in an ‘80s pop montage.

Get tangled up with a chorus of harmless hooligans when they get a visit from the spirited Rapunzel and her charming ally, Flynn Rider, on their journey to see the floating lights. Relive a tale as old as time when Belle opens her heart to new adventures as the Beast’s enchanted objects take center stage for a dazzling skating spectacle. You never know what unforgettable feats your whole family will discover when Disney on Ice near Boca Raton debuts!

Disney on Ice Near Boca Raton Performance Schedule:

Sunrise – BB&T Center

  • Wednesday, March 28 – 7pm
  • Thursday, March 29 – 7pm
  • Friday, March 30 – 10:30am and 7pm
  • Saturday, March 31 – 11am, 3pm, and 7pm
  • Sunday, April 1 – 1pm and 5pm

Miami – American Airlines Arena

  • Thursday, April 5 – 7pm
  • Friday, April 6 – 7pm
  • Saturday, April 7 – 11am, 3pm and 7pm
  • Sunday, April 8 – 1pm and 5pm

** Doors open one hour prior to showtime. Any child who has reached their 2nd birthday needs a ticket.

Save $5 on tickets when you use code KIDSAVE18 online at!

Good for  Thursday, March 29 7pm; Friday March 30 10:30am; Friday March 30 7pm; Saturday March 31 11am; Sunday April 1 1pm; Friday April 6 7pm; Saturday April 7 11am; Sunday April 8 1pm.  Offer excludes premium and VIP seating; No double discounts. Service charges, handling and facility fees may apply. Tickets are subject to market supply and demand. Offer Valid 3/12/18 – 4/4/18.

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Boca Raton Flea Market Coming to Grandview Prep | One Day Only

I’m constantly annoyed by these buy and sell groups on Facebook. Personally, I don’t find them at all convenient AND they clog up my news feed. You have to go back and forth with the buyer or seller and coordinate all of the (many) facets of the sale. Price, pickup, delivery. Ugh! Who has the time or energy for that? Why not just reserve a $25 table for Grandview Preparatory School’s upcoming Spring Cleaning Boca Raton Flea Market to sell all of the stuff you simply…want to get rid of?

The best part is, you should be able to make some money at the same time!

Boca Raton flea market

(We talked about this event and more in our “Boca Mom Talk” column in Boca Raton magazine! Read it here on
Grandview Preparatory School Spring Cleaning Boca Raton Flea Market Coming Saturday, April 7th! One Day Only!

The second annual event will be held on Saturday, April 7th from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Grandview Preparatory School (336 Spanish River Blvd. NW, Boca Raton).

In addition to vendors (and regular people like you and me) selling and shopping at this Boca Raton Flea Market, there will be food trucks and entertainment. Last year’s event was a huge fundraiser for the school’s parents association (GAP) and this year’s event will also be supporting Back to Basics. Anything left over at the end of the day will be picked up by a charitable partner for donation. It’s a win/win for everyone!

Boca Raton flea market

RSVP or reserve your table by following this link to the Facebook Event HERE. And if you don’t want to sell, definitely mark your calendars and come get some great deals on Saturday, April 7th!

Sponsored: This Boca Raton flea market blog post was sponsored by Grandview Preparatory School. 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 refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I have been compensated, but that does not impact my views or opinions