Weekend Family Fun in South Florida: 7.21-7.23

Happy Weekend Modern Boca Moms and Dads! Here are all of the great MBMom-recommended Boca kids activities and weekend family fun in South Florida for July 21- July 23, 2017! 


Weekend Family Fun in South Florida

Friday, July 21st:

Summer in the City Event at Mizner Park Amphitheater

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 through August 18th.

More details on Summer in the City of Boca Raton HERE.

COST: FREE

Petty Hearts – Tom Petty tribute

590 Plaza Real

Boca Raton


Head to the 3rd Annual Summer in Paradise on the West Palm Beach Waterfront

DATE: June 1st through August 31st

COST: FREE

This free, summer-long promotion will transport residents and visitors into a colorful collection of classic tales and treasured life-lessons along the waterfront.

FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

NEW Create your own story in StoryVille- Children can create their own life-size fairy tale using giant cut-outs and models of traditional storybook characters. This 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


Saturday, July 22nd:

Take a Class at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre in Boca Raton

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Palm Beach Summer Beer Fest!

DATE: July 22nd

TIME: In two sessions, 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

COST: Purchase Tickets HERE!

 

Held in the air-conditioned Expo Center at the South Florida Fairgrounds, this is your place for all the fun. Live music throughout the event will combine with more than 150 craft beers to entertain the taste buds as well as the ears. Guests will enjoy samples of local brews and those made all over the country while listening to the best in local and national entertainment.

South Florida Fairgrounds

9067 Southern Blvd

West Palm Beach


Food Truck Safari at the Palm Beach Zoo!

DATE: July 22nd

TIME: 4:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

COST:

Non-Member Adult (13 yr +) $10
Non-Member Child (3-12 yr)  $7
Member Adult $9
Member Child $6
Toddler (0-2 yr) Free

Explore the whole Zoo while you enjoy great eats from some of Palm Beach County’s best gourmet food trucks. There’s live music by SloFunkPump and Bobby G, a cash bar, and an Accomplice Brewery & Ciderworks tap-takeover.

1301 Summit Boulevard

West Palm Beach


Sunday, July 23rd:

Top Attractions in Boca Raton *and Beyond*

West Palm Beach Butterfly Exhibit Now Open for Summer 2017


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Meet the Boca Raton Prepared Meal Delivery Service that Finally Got It Right

Earlier this summer, I was faced with a culinary conundrum. Modern Boca Dad was heading out of town for a wedding. So, I had to figure out how to feed myself and our daughter (on my own) for 5 days. Most moms might not see that as a big deal, but here’s the issue: I’m an awful cook. Sure, I can burn toast and pasta, but that’s about the extent of my expertise in the kitchen. Luckily, I found a Boca Raton prepared meal delivery service called My Pure Life. It not only offers healthy, prepared meals and snacks for adults, but for children as well. I figured it was the perfect time to give them a shot!

Boca Raton meal delivery service called My Pure Life

Boy, I’m glad I did. My Pure Life has an ever changing, customized menu designed specifically with your goals, lifestyles and preferences in mind.

This Boca Raton meal delivery company has done done all the research and grunt work. They stand behind delivering top notch, high quality, unprocessed, pure, gourmet food that nourishes and fuels your body. Plus the meals are YUMMY.

Boca Raton meal delivery service called My Pure Life

Take a look at these dinners! All I had to do was place them in the microwave for 2 minutes and they were ready to eat. The plastic containers are reusable and recyclable (your choice). And after placing your food order online, you simply set the cooler bag that My Pure Life provides outside your home on delivery day (offered 2x per week) for them to switch out.

Boca Raton meal delivery service called My Pure Life
The Kids meal options I chose for the week- Spaghetti & Meatballs and Chicken Nuggets

Boca Raton meal delivery service called My Pure Life

Boca Raton meal delivery service called My Pure Life
Nutrition Information is included on each dish
Bottom line? This Boca Raton meal delivery company provides a solution for local families when you can’t or don’t have time to cook. I’m a huge fan.


To place your first order, head to My Pure Life’s website and use the code “MBMOM” to get $25 of your order of $99 or more! You can also call 844-311-2393

Boca Raton meal delivery service called My Pure Life



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Weekend Family Fun in South Florida: 7.14-7.16

Happy Weekend Modern Boca Moms and Dads! Here are all of the great MBMom-recommended Boca kids activities and weekend family fun in South Florida for July 14- July 16, 2017! 


Weekend Family Fun in South Florida

Friday, July 14th:

Summer in the City Event at Mizner Park Amphitheater

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 through August 18th.

More details on Summer in the City of Boca Raton HERE.

COST: FREE

Turnstiles-Billy Joel tribute

590 Plaza Real

Boca Raton


Head to the 3rd Annual Summer in Paradise on the West Palm Beach Waterfront

DATE: June 1st through August 31st

COST: FREE

This free, summer-long promotion will transport residents and visitors into a colorful collection of classic tales and treasured life-lessons along the waterfront.

FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

NEW Create your own story in StoryVille- Children can create their own life-size fairy tale using giant cut-outs and models of traditional storybook characters. This 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


Turn Your Eyes to the Skies at Sugar Sand Park

DATE: July 14th

TIME: 8:45 p.m.

COST: FREE

 Ages 8 and up (with parent)

This month, take a closer look at Jupiter with our professional-grade 16-inch Meade LX Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope.

300 S. Military Trail

Boca Raton


Enjoy Sushi and Stroll at the Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens

DATE: July 14th

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 (6:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., & 8:00 p.m.). Tickets are 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 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 and memorable sunset views, this event has delighted visitors for 14 years. It offers 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 (cash-only) and premium Japanese sake and ice cold beer to refresh your taste buds. 
 
*Please note the museum galleries are closed during Sushi and Stroll. Food and drink are sold separately and are not included in the admission price.  

4000 Morikami Park Road

Delray Beach


Saturday, July 15th:

Take a Class at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre in Boca Raton

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Celebrate Monster Mini Golf’s 2nd Anniversary with Monster Fest

DATE: July 15th

TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

COST: Wristbands are $5 for unlimited access to the water slide and inflatables. Proceeds benefit the Sawgrass Nature Center and Wildlife Hospital.

This community celebration will feature a variety of giant water slides, inflatables, local vendors and food trucks. Funky Buddha beer truck, a local wildlife exhibit by Sawgrass Nature Center and Wildlife Hospital, music from School of Rock and more will also be there!

Monster Mini Golf is the ultimate indoor entertainment venue in South Florida. It immerses players in a glow in the dark world amidst spooktacular monsters, animatronics and painted artwork covering an array of pop culture. While on the course, a DJ spins top hits and runs contests and trivia for cool prizes.

For more information and advance purchase of the pass for the inflatables, please contact  954-526-5115.

9533 Westview Drive

Coral Springs


Sunday, July 16th:

Top Attractions in Boca Raton *and Beyond*

West Palm Beach Butterfly Exhibit Now Open for Summer 2017


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Top Pediatricians in Boca Spill Must-Have Parenting Secrets

Top pediatricians in Boca Raton, Doctors Chad Rudnick and Paul Gilbert, are no strangers to answering the most commonly Googled questions for parenting healthy kids. Every day at their local office, they block out an entire hour for their patients to conduct wellness check-ups and answer parents’ questions the way docs did in the good ‘ole days. Thecarry black “house call bags” for actual house visits, keep their cell phones on them 24/7 in case parents have questions via text or email, and spend a TON of time focusing on wellness.

More wellness = healthier patients in their book!

Between their ultra-personalized office visits and 24/7 “pediatrician-in-your-pocket” on-call status, it’s no wonder the docs at Boca VIPediatrics have quickly become top pediatricians in Boca. “We want to empower parents by bringing back the old-fashioned relationship young patients had with their doctor. So, we encourage them to reach out anytime. Any questions they forget to ask in the office, they can always email or text directly to us 24/7,” says Chad Rudnick, MD, founder of the nation’s first pediatric smart office, Boca VIPediatrics.

top pediatricians in Boca

The Johns Hopkins-trained Dr. Gilbert knows that parents of babies and toddlers are not the only ones who rely on their pediatrician for healthy development. As “Camp Physician” at Camp KenMont/KenWood, one of the nation’s premier sleepaway camps in the Berkshires, he’s also accustomed to bonding with school-aged, adolescent, and teenage patients. “The relationship between the pediatrician and a school-aged child or teenager is what allows us to maintain their health. This helps them grow into successful young adults,” says Gilbert.

Read on to see what secrets top pediatricians in Boca, Dr. Rudnick and Dr. Gilbert, are spilling regarding healthy parenting!
  1. The Secret To Just About Every Sleep Question Is…

Consistency. We get asked this question every single day. While our office goes into more detail about methods, products, etc. to help our patients (and parents!) sleep, the bottom line is always: Be consistent.

Human beings (especially babies) are creatures of habit. We tend to want to go to bed at the same time each night, wake up at the same time each morning, and sit at the same spot at the kitchen table for dinner. Once you’ve spoken with your pediatrician and your partner about a routine that works well for your family, stick with it. It sounds easy in theory, but sometimes life gets in the way, which is the difficult part.

You may have to decline plans that interfere with naptime or bedtime, and you’ll likely catch some flack from family or friends who don’t understand why you’re running such a tight ship. Once you get the routine down and have a consistently good sleeper (at least 2 months), then it’s possible to bend the rules for a special occasion like a family dinner or vacation.

  1. Don’t Google; Ask Your Pediatrician

When it comes to your child’s health, we don’t want you guessing or crowdsourcing. Every time you Google your child’s symptoms, chances are your diagnosis will be WRONG. If you ask your other parent friends or post a question to a Facebook group, you may even be given information that is potentially dangerous. You should never have to wonder when it comes to the health of your child or avoid seeking the help of your pediatrician because it’s after-hours or a weekend.

top pediatricians in Boca

At Boca VIPediatrics, there is no waiting until the next day or Monday morning when you have a concern about your child. All of our families can reach us 24/7 to ask questions if and when they arise. These top pediatricians in Boca Raton also do virtual visits where parents can send photos or videos of coughs, bumps, rashes, and even the inner ear with our otoscope attachment for the iPhone to check for ear infections. We always offer same day sick visits. You should always be able to reach out to your pediatrician or their office 24/7. Googling symptoms usually causes more harm than good.

  1. Fevers Are Not The Enemy

Unless you have a child younger than 3 months, fevers are actually not as bad as you think. A fever is considered anything over 100.4 degrees and remember, forehead thermometers are widely inaccurate! In most cases with toddlers and older children, the level of fever is not concerning, it’s how the child is acting.

We’ve seen children with a fever of 104 who are playing soccer in our office. And, we’ve also seen some pretty miserable 101’ers who can’t get out of bed. A fever is your body’s natural reaction to fighting off infection, so it can actually be a good thing.

top pediatricians in Boca

We treat based on how the child is feeling, NOT the number on the thermometer (Remember that this does not apply to babies less than 3 months of age). 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our patients can email or text us to ask about dosing to make sure you are giving your child the proper amount of fever reducer.

  1. Antibiotics Will Not Treat A Cold

The most common illness that a child will get (over and over) is the common cold – which originates from a virus. Antibiotics do not treat colds! Because these top pediatricians in Boca Raton are not fans of over-prescribing or over-medicating, they like to try natural remedies first. In fact, we never guess whether your child has a cold or infection. We’re one of the only offices in South Florida to utilize a simple nasal swab which tests for over 30 different viruses and bacteria. That way, we’re only prescribing an antibiotic when it’s 100% necessary to get your child better, faster.

top pediatricians in Boca

  1. Trust Your Own, Inner Parental Instincts

Nobody knows their child better than mom or dad. We like to listen intently to parents when they have a concern, because their intuition is usually spot on. That’s why we offer house calls and urgent care 24/7. We received a FaceTime call a few nights ago from a worried mom who heard a concerning cough from her 2-year-old daughter. As it turns out, she was right to be concerned! It was croup and we were able to get medicine called into her 24 hour pharmacy right away. We’ve treated late night ear infections, stomach bugs, coughs and rashes. Our office has even saved patients from ER trips by being available on our cell phones at all times. Every patient has our numbers and when it’s urgent to them, it’s urgent to us.

  1. Every Child Is Unique

It feels like as soon as you have your first child, suddenly everyone comes out of the woodwork to give you advice. Beware of “experts” who are not experts, or professionals who try to put your child “in a box.”

Remember we are all different people with different hobbies, interests, and personality traits. Children develop at their own pace with their own set of likes/dislikes. They will grow up to change the world in their own unique way regardless of when they first start to walk, talk, or ride a bike. It’s important to work with your pediatrician and discuss milestones and development to be sure that your child is tracking as expected.

top pediatricians in Boca

When an issue does arise, we are able to facilitate further evaluations with pediatric speech, physical, or occupational therapists so our patients are able to get back on track faster. Milestones aren’t just about babies and toddlers. School aged children (teens included) are also tracked to make sure they are reach their potential in the classroom.

This is something I know we all want for our Boca kids…and that’s no secret!

To learn more about how your child can join the Boca VIPediatrics family, visit www.BocaVIPediatrics.com or call 561-923-9635. 

top pediatricians in Boca


Sponsored: This top pediatricians in Boca post was sponsored by Boca VIPediatrics. 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. Please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I was compensated for this post, but all opinions are mine.

Weekend Family Fun in South Florida: 7.07-7.09

Happy Weekend Modern Boca Moms & Dads! Here are all of the great MBMom-recommended Boca kids activities & weekend family fun in South Florida for July 7- July 9, 2017! 


Weekend Family Fun in South Florida

Friday, July 7th:

Summer in the City Event at Mizner Park Amphitheater

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 9th – August 18th. More details HERE.

COST: FREE

Liverpool Live – Beatles tribute

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


Roar and Pour at the Palm Beach Zoo

DATE: July 8th

TIME: 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

COST: Zoo admission

Palm Beach Zoo is proud to present the incredible Beatles tribute band… Across the Universe! The whole Zoo is open to explore with Roar & Pour admission starting at 4:30pm. The Summer Grill opens at 5:00pm with burgers, dogs, and British inspired menu items. The Tiki Bar also opens at 5:00pm with beer, wine and a Tequesta Brewing Co. tap-takeover featuring two special, limited draft selections… Just The Wit and Easy E’s IPA! Then, Across The Universe takes the stage at 7:30pm with a 90-minute set of The Beatles biggest hits!

1301 Summit Boulevard

West Palm Beach


Saturday, July 8th:

Take a Class at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre in Boca Raton

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See Waking Sleeping Beauty at the Willow Theatre!

DATE: July 9th

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

COST: Tickets for all of these performances are $8 for adults and $6 for children 12 & under.

Everyone is invited to the party celebrating the birth of the new princess — everyone except Mathilda, an oddball fairy notorious for her terrible gifts. When she shows up anyway to present an enchanted spinning wheel, it turns out to be cursed. To be safe, a royal proclamation orders all spinning wheels to be hidden. But when Princess Aurora is eighteen, she finds the cursed spinning wheel, and falls into an enchanted sleep until she’s awakened by true love’s kiss. A fun look at this fairy tale classic. Rated G

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

300 S. Military Tail

Boca Raton


sMART at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

DATE: July 8th

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

COST: Members: Free, Non-Members: $5 per family

African Masks
Making art is cool so join the Museum for a creative treat once a month. This family program features studio workshops for families/intergenerational groups that focus on artistic family fun for all ages to learn, create, and enjoy the visual arts. This month we’ll explore African masks.

501 Plaza Real

Boca Raton


See Beauty and the Beast at The Wick

Beauty and the Beast is playing at The Wick Theatre through July 9th! For more information, dates and ticket prices, click HERE.

7901 N. Federal Highway

Boca Raton


Sunday, July 9th:

Top Attractions in Boca Raton *and Beyond*

West Palm Beach Butterfly Exhibit Now Open for Summer 2017


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Weekend Family Fun in South Florida: 6.30-7.02

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 30- July 2, 2017! 


Weekend Family Fun in South Florida

Friday, June 30th:

See a Show at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre!

Sponsored


Summer in the City Event at Mizner Park Amphitheater

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 30th

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!

The whole Zoo is open to explore as you join us for non-stop family entertainment at our Cartoons 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 Spongebob and Kevin provided by our friends at Trusted Party Rentals.

1301 Summit Boulevard

West Palm Beach


Saturday, July 1st:

Take a Class at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre in Boca Raton

Sponsored


See Beauty and the Beast at The Wick

Beauty and the Beast is playing at The Wick Theatre through July 9th! For more information, dates and ticket prices, click HERE.

7901 N. Federal Highway

Boca Raton


Sunday, July 2nd:

Top Attractions in Boca Raton *and Beyond*

West Palm Beach Butterfly Exhibit Now Open for Summer 2017


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Weekend Family Fun in South Florida: 6.23-6.25

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 23- June 25, 2017! 


Weekend Family Fun in South Florida

SAVE THE DATE: See at Show at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre Starting Friday, June 30th!

Sponsored


Friday, June 23rd:

Summer in the City Event at Mizner Park Amphitheater

DATE: JUNE 23rd

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

Movie: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them/Harry Potter

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 23rd

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!

The whole Zoo is open to explore as you join us for non-stop family entertainment at our Sci-fi 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 Sci Fi characters (TBA) from your favorite movies.

1301 Summit Boulevard

West Palm Beach


Saturday, June 24th:

Take a Class at 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 through July 9th! For more information, dates and ticket prices, click HERE.

7901 N. Federal Highway

Boca Raton


Food Truck Safari at the Palm Beach Zoo

DATE: June 24th

TIME: 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

COST: Purchase Tickets HERE!

Explore the whole Zoo while you enjoy great eats from some of Palm Beach County’s best gourmet food trucks.  There’s live music by SoundLot Music and Steve Chumley, a cash bar, and a Devour Brewing tap-takeover.

1301 Summit Boulevard

West Palm Beach


Sunday, June 25th:

Morikami’s 40th Anniversary Celebration!

DATE: June 25th

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Visit: Enjoy the day with friends and family by taking advantage of our 4 for $40 admission ticket promotion (regularly $15 per person).
 
Shop: All customers will receive 10 percent off their purchase in the Museum Store and members will receive 20 percent off their purchase. Commemorative t-shirts and tote bags will be available in the store as well. Spend $40 and receive a free Morikami ornament with your purchase.
 
Dine: Two special 40th Anniversary sushi rolls and a special appetizer will be available in the Cornell Cafe.
 
Become a member: New members* can purchase a dual membership for $40. Anyone who purchases a membership during the 40th Anniversary Celebration will receive a free commemorative key chain.

Come celebrate the Morikami’s 40th birthday on Sunday, June 25th with music, food and activities all day. Take advantage of special one-day-only promotions, make memories by creating your own 40th Anniversary button, or share your favorite Morikami moments in our time capsule. On view in the museum galleries will be highlights from the renowned Mary Griggs Burke Collection, who also loaned pieces for Morikami’s inaugural exhibit in the then newly constructed galleries in 1993.

4000 Morikami Park Road

Delray Beach


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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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