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Sugar Sand Park’s ‘Especially for Kids’ Event Scheduled for 5/20/17

May is for KIDS! Sugar Sand Park Community Center will be hosting two special engagements this month. The first? Sugar Sand Park EFK! The 3rd ­annual Especially for Kids Family Event, designed for kids with special needs and abilities and their families, will be held Saturday, May 20th! Save the date and time: 5:30-8:30 p.m. 

Sugar Sand Park EFK

Sugar Sand Park EFK – 3rd Annual Especially for Kids Event includes:
  • Exclusive “after hours” access to the Children’s Science Explorium exhibits
  • Science demonstrations
  • Carousel rides with accommodations for wheelchairs and sound modifications
  • Glitter tattoos
  • Arts & crafts
  • Photo souvenirs
  • Resource fair exhibitors
  • A dance room and an available quiet room
  • A food ticket for each registrant that includes pizza from Tomasso’s and a snow cone from Kona Ice and more!

Sugar Sand Park EFK

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) will lead parent forums throughout the evening. They will discuss everyday issues surrounding kids with autism and related disorders. Local parents are encouraged to engage, ask questions and bring up topics of their choice.


Sugar Sand Park Exclusive Screening of SWIM TEAM

The second event Sugar Sand Park is hosting in May is a special pre-release film screening of the documentary, SWIM TEAM. 

DATE/TIME: May 14th at 1:00 p.m.

Sugar Sand Park EFK

Film summary: Winning awards and accolades around the country, documentarian Lara Stolman follows a trio of autistic athletes as they learn to compete and reach for independent adulthood, as they train with high expectations and zero pity. SWIM TEAM chronicles the extraordinary rise of the Jersey Hammerheads, capturing a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels winning.

Both of these events are FREE, but all attendees must pre-register at least 24 hours beforehand. You can register in person at the Sugar Sand Park Community Center. Register online at www.sugarsandpark.org/special-needs-programs or call 561-347-3900 for more information.

Sugar Sand Park EFK


Sponsored: This post is sponsored by Sugar Sand Park EFK. 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 compensated for this post, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

Greek Heroes Came to Life at Sugar Sand Park’s “Star Stories” Puppet Show (4/15/17)

What happens when Greek heroes descend upon Boca Raton? You get an epic shadow puppet show perfect for the whole family! Sugar Sand Park Star Stories: Greek Myths – A Shadow Puppet Show is coming to the Willow Theater THIS SATURDAY, April 15th (2017).

My daughter is currently obsessed with Disney’s Hercules, the movie of course, and we can’t wait to see this show!

Sand Park Star Stories

Your family will encounter ancient heroes with super powers! You’ll meet Zeus, the king of the gods, with the power of thunder and lightning. See Perseus and the snake-haired Medusa. Accomplished puppeteer, Katie Adams, brings these mythic Greek heroes to life with colorful shadow puppets, storytelling and audience participation.

The night sky is full of star constellations and the ancient Greeks named them after their awesome myths and folktales. At Sugar Sand Park Star Stories, see the tales and the star constellations that go with them!

Sand Park Star Stories

Stories will include Pandora’s Box, Perseus and Pegasus, Icarus, and Baucis and Philemon. And the best part? The show is only 45 minutes long, so it’s sure to keep even the little ones’ attention. These amazing stories are sure to inspire young audiences to learn more about the stars and to read Greek myths.

Sand Park Star Stories

Sugar Sand Park Star Stories Details: Rated G

TIME: Saturday, April 15 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

COST: Adults $8 and Children 12 and under are $6*

ABOUT THE PERFORMER: Katie Adams is a professional puppeteer whose shows invite you on a journey of imagination, inspiration and edification. Katie has been a professional puppet artist since 1986, and she loves to bring puppet shows to audiences all over the southeast and beyond. Katie lives in Tampa with her husband and daughter. Katie is a member of the Puppeteers of America and the National Storytelling Network. Check out her website at: www.katieadamstheater.com.

*Family Shows include juice & cookies with each child’s ticket after the show and attendees of all ages must have a ticket.


Sponsored: This post is sponsored by Sugar Sand Park Star Stories. All opinions expressed in this blog post about the show 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.

It’s Circus, It’s Science, It was SATURDAY (3/25/17) at Sugar Sand Park!

The GRAND OPENING of the Science Playground isn’t the only exciting event happening at Sugar Sand Park this Saturday, March 25th! Local families are invited to the circus! “It’s Circus, It’s Science”, Rated G, debuts at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Willow Theater.

It's Circus, It's Science Sugar Sand Park 2017

This two person show will explore the “science of the circus” and help kids familiarize themselves with scientific concepts, the laws and principles of physics such as:

  • Balance
  • Gravity
  • Momentum
  • Centrifugal force
  • Motion and more!

It's Circus, It's Science Sugar Sand Park 2017

These will be brought to life by a talented staff of clowns! They will be using juggling, ball spinning, unicycling, human pyramid building, and a variety of other fun circus skills to illustrate what lies behind the “science” of circus movement.

“It’s Circus… It’s Science” helps kids familiarize themselves with scientific concepts first-hand in a fun and funny environment.

Sounds like a great Sugar Sand Saturday to me! Make a note MBMoms– we’ll be featuring this event again in this week’s Weekend Events Roundup post as well.

It's Circus, It's Science Sugar Sand Park 2017

It’s Circus, It’s Science Show Info

WHEN: Saturday, March 25 at 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

COST: Adults $10; Children 12 & under $8*; Tickets can be purchased in person at the Box Office, by calling 561.347.3948, or online at www.willowtheatre.org.

*Family Shows include juice & cookies with each child’s ticket after the show. Attendees of all ages must have a ticket.


Sponsored: This post is sponsored by Sugar Sand Park. All opinions expressed in this blog post about the It’s Circus, It’s Science show 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 compensated for this post, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

When Did the Sugar Sand Park Science Playground Open in 2017?

The Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District just announced that the Sugar Sand Park Science Playground opening to the public will be…

UPDATE: March 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. The initial public opening scheduled for March 18 has been canceled due to colder temperatures, which have caused the curing time for the soft safety surface to be extended. We apologize for any inconvenience. We hope you will join us on March 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to see the newly renovated, accessible playground!

The reopening will come after a week of circus and science-themed activities. These will be during the “Big Top, Big Universe” Spring Break event running March 17- 25. How excited are you?!

The NEW inclusive playground will feature new swings, slides, and an expanded climbing structure. It will allow for greater access to people of all ages and abilities. And, it will offer greater visibility for parents and children alike.

Sugar Sand Park Science Playground Opening

In order to preserve the history of the original playground, built in 1995 by both professionals and volunteers, the iconic “smiling face” still stands. They have also kept all of the names of volunteers on the pickets surrounding the structure. The updated interactive water feature will showcase various sea creatures. A new train station-themed toddler play area has also been been added. We can’t wait for the Sugar Sand Park Science Playground opening!

Sugar Sand Park Science Playground Opening March 25th

Built to American Society for Testing & Materials standards by Nujak Development, the playground will be stronger and safer. It will have a soft, impact-attenuating ground surface. This surface is also the key to the wayfinding feature. This allows parents and children to pinpoint their exact location within the playground through identifying markings.

Sugar Sand Park Science Playground Opening

I know so many Boca parents will be taking advantage of this playground year-round!

2017 Spring Break Programs, Classes, Activities & More at Sugar Sand Park

Spring Break 2017 is only a few weeks away! Have you started looking for a spring break camp in Boca Raton yet? If you don’t have the luxury of taking the whole week off to be with your kids (is is really a luxury though?), then we have a great, local solution: Sugar Sand Park.

Sugar Sand Park’s spring break camp in Boca Raton this year includes week-long programs, daily classes, and more from March 17-25!

spring break camp in Boca Raton

This year’s spring break theme, “Big Top, Big Universe,” will feature activities such as face painting, a juggling workshop, and Cirque Du Jour’s It’s Circus…It’s Science in the Willow Theatre on March 25.

This family-friendly show will explore the “science of the circus” and help kids familiarize themselves with basic scientific principles through circus tricks, stunts, and skills (ticket details below).

There will also be a family-friendly movie on March 22 in the Maple Room. Tickets are $1 and include the movie, popcorn, and a drink.

Get ready to have some fun under the Boca big top!

Programs for the week include:

  • Bright & Smart 3D printing
  • Drawing & Painting Art Class
  • Fun & Fitness Activities program
  • Fun Chefs
  • Curtain’s Up Drama Workshop
  • Theatre Make Up activity 

The Explorium will also be hosting Spring Break Blast from March 20-24 for grades 1-5. Campers will perform activities and experiments, play games, and more! Starlab Adventure (March 24) will give kids the opportunity to explore the galaxy in the inflatable planetarium.

More details >>> http://www.scienceexplorium.org/new-camps

The Community Center will feature Food On The Field, where food trucks and vendors will set up at the park around midday from March 22-25. Whether your family is participating in Spring Break programming or not, families can bring a blanket, sit outside and spend some time at the park with good food and Community Center activities!

spring break camp in Boca Raton

To register for programs, call the Community Center at 561.347.3900. Information is also available on the website at www.SugarSandPark.org.
It’s Circus…It’s Science tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 & under, and attendees of all ages must have a ticket.  They can be purchased in person at the Box Office, by calling 561.347.3948, or online at www.willowtheatre.org.

Sponsored: This post is sponsored by Sugar Sand Park. All opinions expressed in this blog post about their spring break camp in Boca Raton 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 compensated for this post, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

“Spark” Your Child’s Creative Spirit at Arts Spark Kids Fest 2017

Sugar Sand Park’s 4th annual Arts Spark Kids Fest 2017 wants you and your Boca kids to experience the arts in our community first-hand! We are so excited that this interactive festival will be taking place on Sunday, February 19th from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., celebrating the creative, performing and visual arts.

This action-packed event offers a multitude of performances, workshops, demonstrations and make & takes. Local artists, arts organizations and businesses will engage guests at their unique outdoor booths!

Arts Spark Kids Fest 2017

Arts Spark Kids Fest 2017 highlights include:

• Pipe Cleaner Creature art project – Boca Raton Museum of Art/Art School
• Drum circle activities – South Florida Center of Percussive Arts
• Aerial arts demos and sampler class – Sunshine Circus Arts
• Live “Brushless” Painting – GOJUArt, Melinda Gallop
• Eco-friendly dough art with your favorite princesses – Tiaras and Wands Parties
• Juggle Circle and Balloon Art – Be the Show
• “Coloring Book Furniture” – artist Jacklyn Laflamme contributes her signature designs, and guests can enter to win a collector’s piece.

What else is happening?

Kids will also enjoy giant lego building, on the spot storytelling, Taekwondo board breaking demos, obstacle course and sports activities, different crafts, and many more expressive and cultural art activities. Outdoor booths will be open all day while supplies last.

Over 30 workshops will take place inside the Community Center throughout the day, and will be tailored toward specific age groups, from ages 3-16. Space will be limited.

And, we hear international entertainer Gary Goodman will be the MC!

Arts Spark Kids Fest 2017

Arts Spark Kids Fest 2017 workshops include:

• Rock Music (learn a variety of instruments)
• Hip hop, jazz, ballet, tap, acro/tumbling and dance for tots
• Cheerleading; drawing step by step; theater; storytelling

COST: $10.00 for children 16 and under; adults free with paid child.  Separate fees for select activities and food.  Wristbands will be on sale the day of event only.

The event wristband includes admission to all entertainment, exhibitor booths, make & takes, all indoor workshops, and one balloon art creation.

Arts Spark Kids Fest 2017

A complete schedule is available to help guests plan their day at www.SugarSandPark.org.

See you there!


Sponsored: This post is sponsored by Sugar Sand Park. All opinions expressed in this blog post about Arts Spark Kids Fest 2017 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 compensated for this post, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

Arts Spark Taking Over Sugar Sand Park This February 2017

Creative arts will SPARK at Sugar Sand Park at their annual Arts Spark Kids Fest on Sunday, February 19th! Local kids will have a chance to ignite their interests at a variety of interactive areas at Arts Spark Boca throughout the day.

I am a huge supporter of the arts personally, especially in schools, so #dailybocaavery and I are really looking forward to this annual event! We’re crossing our fingers for great “winter” weather too.

Arts Spark Boca 2017 at Sugar Sand Park

Families will enjoy hands-on Arts Spark workshops, performances, demonstrations, make & takes, strolling acts, expressive arts, balloon art, activity booths, and more!

Sugar Sand Park is excited to offer over 30 unique festival activities to Arts Spark Boca Raton festival attendees. Our calendar is already marked!

ARTS SPARK BOCA KIDS FEST DATE/TIME: Sunday, February 19th from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

COST: $10.00 for children 16 and under; adults free with paid child.  Separate fees for select activities and food.  Wristbands will be on sale the day of event only.

Arts Spark Boca 2017 at Sugar Sand Park

Hope to see you there, Boca mamas!


Sponsored: This post is sponsored by Sugar Sand Park. All opinions expressed in this blog post about Arts Spark Boca Raton 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 compensated for this post, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

We Unwrapped “The Peacock’s Gift” Puppet Show at Sugar Sand Park

Make a New Year’s resolution to bring more culture into your family’s life in 2017! And, there’s no shortage of it in Boca Raton. Mark your calendar for The Peacock’s Gift Puppet Show at Sugar Sand Park on Thursday, January 5th. The fun family show features puppets, shadow puppets, storytelling and more!

The Peacock's Gift Puppet Show at Sugar Sand Park

Here’s the premise: When the Peacock Fairy arrives in mid-summer, all the peacocks compete to win her favor and receive magic powers. All except for the littlest peacock. He decides to take a different path. Journey with the humble little Peacock as he helps others in need and finds himself part of the splendor of the Chinese New Year celebration. The show is a Chinese folktale about giving, kindness, and taking responsibility for one’s actions.

The Peacock's Gift Puppet Show at Sugar Sand Park


The Peacock’s Gift Puppet Show at The Willow Theatre

DATE/SHOWTIMES: Thursday, January 5th at 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

COST: Adults $8; Children 12 & under $6*

*Family Shows include juice & cookies with each child’s ticket after the show. Attendees of all ages must have a ticket.

Tickets for all Willow Theatre performances can be purchased online or in person during Box Office hours at the Willow Theatre Box Office.

Methods of payment accepted are cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. If using a check, please make the check out to: The City of Boca Raton.

Box Office hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Peacock's Gift Puppet Show at Sugar Sand Park


Sponsored: This post is sponsored by Sugar Sand Park. All opinions expressed in this blog post about The Peacock’s Gift Puppet Show at the Willow Theater 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 for this post, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

Sugar Sand Park’s 2017 SNOW DAY & Holiday Fun-tacular Winter Programs

Did someone say 25 tons of SNOW in BOCA RATON? It’s coming. Be sure to make your family reservations ASAP for the upcoming Sugar Sand Park Snow Day! From 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 17, children ages 4 to 12 will enjoy playing in 25 tons of “real” snow. In Florida.

*Advance reservations are required for snow play. *

Sugar Sand Park Snow Day 2016

The 6th annual Snow Day: Piles of Smiles at Boca Raton’s Sugar Sand Park kicks off Sugar Sand Park’s Holiday Fun-tacular winter programs. This is a series of camps, specialty programs & activities while kids are out of school from December 23 – January 6.

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The cost for a Sugar Sand Park Snow Day reservation is $15 per child. It also includes access to all the other “cool” winter activities. We can’t wait!

This must-do South Florida Holiday event will also feature a giant fair slide, bounce houses, make & takes, a sock skating rink (remember to bring clean dry socks for your kiddos, MBMoms!), holiday activities, winter characters, and more! Rides & activities are for children only, with a wristband.

girls with snowman

Reservations for the Sugar Sand Park Snow Day can be booked in advance online or at the Willow Theatre Box Office. Space is limited. Adult admission is included with paid child(ren). 

Methods of payment accepted are cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. If using a check, please make the check out to: The City of Boca Raton.

Box Office hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Sponsored: This post is sponsored by Sugar Sand Park. 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 have been compensated for this post, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

We Stepped Into “A Beatrix Potter Holiday” at Sugar Sand Park

Beatrix in Boca? Yes, it’s true!

Famous children’s author, Beatrix Potter, will arrive at the Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park to entertain all of the guests at a special holiday party. This is through a special theatrical event: A Beatrix Potter Holiday.

Willow Theatre Boca Raton A Beatrix Potter Holiday

Stories such as “The Tailor of Gloucester” and “The Rabbit’s Christmas Party” will come to life on stage at The Willow Theatre in Boca Raton with the help of the audience and Beatrix’s Uncle Henry.

The author’s most famous character, Peter Rabbit, may even surprise the guests with an appearance. So hop to it MBMoms and get your family their tickets for A Beatrix Potter Holiday!

Willow Theatre Boca Raton A Beatrix Potter Holiday

Presented by Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth, this performance is Rated G.


A Beatrix Potter Holiday at the Willow Theatre

DATE/SHOWTIMES: Saturday, December 3rd at 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

COST: Adults $8; Children 12 & under $6*

*Family Shows include juice & cookies with each child’s ticket after the show. Attendees of all ages must have a ticket.

Willow Theatre Boca Raton A Beatrix Potter Holiday


Tickets for all Willow Theatre performances can be purchased in person during Box Office hours at the Willow Theatre Box Office.

Methods of payment accepted are cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. If using a check, please make the check out to: The City of Boca Raton.

Box Office hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Sponsored: This post is sponsored by Sugar Sand Park. All opinions expressed in this blog post about A Beatrix Potter Holiday at The Willow Theatre 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 have been compensated for this post, but that does not impact my views or opinions.