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Boca Raton E-News
In this issue:
Fabulous Fourth Celebration
Deputy CM Brown
Bringing Fireworks & Fun for All to Boca Raton
♦ Art in Public Place
We’re on Instagram!
♦ Hurricane Season
♦ July at the
♦ July at
Sugar Sand Park
The City of Boca Raton and the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park once again present a
memorable Fabulous Fourth Celebration on Monday, July 4 at deHoernle
Park/Spanish River Sports Complex, 1000 NW Spanish River Boulevard. The
Boulevard, starting at 6:30 pm.
A spectacular fireworks display starts at
9 pm. The event is FREE and open to the
Activities include a 24-feet high Klime Wallz
challenge, one of only a few in the country;
giant slides; rides; carnival games; for
purchase: food trucks; carnival food and
children’s crafts. At 7 pm, the All-Star Band
takes the stage, playing classic rock n’ roll
tunes from the 60’s through the 80’s.
♦ Hillsboro Canal
Free parking is available at nearby public
parking lots including Boca Corporate
Center and the City of Boca Raton Public
Library. A complimentary shuttle service
♦ MPA Presents
begins at 5:30 pm and run continuously until
♦ Upcoming Events
10:15 pm from the Boca Corporate Center.
The Fabulous Fourth Celebration is sponsored by Lang Realty and WPBF-TV. The Boca
Raton Public library will be joining the Fabulous Fourth Celebration from 6:30-10:00 pm. Visit the Library’s table for a fun
activity and help us celebrate our nation's birthday!
For more information, visit www.myboca.us or call 561-393-7995.
Save the Date:
Saturday, September 10, 6-11pm
Brazilian Beat is back for its 5th year!! Come hear the sounds of a top-selling Brazilian
artist and Samba drummers, see beautiful costumed dancers in a Rio-style parade, and
enjoy savory Brazilian cuisine and cocktails. As an official celebration of Brazilian
Independence Day, Brazilian Beat brings together the art of music and dance in one
mesmerizing evening. Featuring world-renowned singer-songwriter Bebel Gilberto, a
multiple Grammy nominee, and local Afro-Brazilian band Capoeira Electronica. Also at
the festival – a Zumba showcase, a Capoeira circle, and street dancing.
This is a FREE community event.
Location details to follow.
Visit DowntownBoca.org for more
Robert S. Weinroth
Deputy City Manager George Brown
Recognized for Excellence in Leadership
Recently, the Florida City and County Management Association
(FCCMA) presented its 2016 award for Excellence in
Leadership to Boca Raton’s own Deputy City Manager, George
Brown. In presenting the award to Mr. Brown, Mayor Susan
Haynie said, “Not only has George exemplified leadership in
our city for over three decades, as a longtime resident, he
understands the foundation and history of the community and
Mayor Susan Haynie, Deputy City Manager George Brown.
has worked hard to create the balance needed for continual
FCCMA President Michael Pleus
progress while supporting the history and traditions that are
Upon accepting the award, Mr. Brown
commented, “The award is a tribute to the quality of our City organization. “I’m humbled to be recognized as a
contributor to our tradition of excellence in public service.”
Art in Public Places
The Camera Club of Boca Raton provides opportunities for camaraderie and creative growth to
photographers of all skill levels. Club activities include monthly photo competitions, photography field trips and
photography clinics. For more information, please visit website at: www.bocaratoncameraclub.org. The exhibit will
be on display for the month of July at the Boca Raton Community Center and can be viewed Monday – Friday,
8:00 am – 9:00 pm, Saturday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. For more information call 561-393-7807.
Monstrous cyborg creatures are artist Joshua Davis’ subjects.
Constructed and evolving through the means of drawing, collage,
painting, and sculpture, they possess an amalgamation of features
from in-organic matter, plants, animal, and human built equipment.
The exhibit will be on display during the month of June at the
James A. Rutherford Community Center in Patch Reef Park, 2000
W. Yamato Road, and can be viewed Monday – Friday, 8 am – 10
pm; Saturday, 8 am – 5 pm; and Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm. For more
information call 561-367-7035.
We’re on Instagram!
Are you on Instagram? So are we!
The City of Boca Raton is now on
Instagram featuring beautiful images
from around our City…and sharing
Follow us here
and be sure to tag your photos
#LoveBocaRaton so we can find
Hurricane Season – Make Your Plan Now
The 2016 Hurricane Season is here! All City residents are encouraged to review and update their hurricane
plans. Just as Palm Beach County and the City of Boca Raton review their protocols and procedures for before,
during and after a storm, residents should so the same. Both the City and the County offer comprehensive
hurricane preparedness guides and telephone, email and text alerts to stay informed.
City of Boca Raton
residents can enroll in
the City’s emergency
Code RED will notify
residents with a phone
call or text message
about evacuations and
other vital information
during a hurricane.
The City will also
activate the Citizen
which will take nonemergency calls from
residents at 561-9824900. We anticipate
that social media will
play a key role in
season and we strongly
encourage residents to
Facebook and Twitter
during and after a
messaging pictured at
left were created for a
magnet to help our
residents get prepared.
The magnet includes
numbers and how to
connect with the City in
are FREE and available
at any of the City’s
Libraries or at City Hall.
Join the Boca Raton Public Library in July for…
Summer Reading Enrollment Continues
Have you signed up for Summer Reading yet? Don't wait!
Anyone can enroll -- children, tweens/teens and adults -- and
you don't even need a library card. Visit either library location
or bocalibrary.org to learn more and enroll in this program. Be
sure to pick up your registration gift while supplies last!
Many of our Summer Reading programs and prizes have been
generously funded by the Friends of the Boca Raton Public
Library and through a Community Support Fund grant to the
Friends from the Junior League of Boca Raton.
Friday Specials for Children: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
No enrollment or library card necessary. Free tickets are
available 1/2 hour prior to show time. Space is limited. Children
8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
July 1: It's Jiggleman!
July 8: Mr. Bob's Magic Show
July 15: Suzy Hammer Show: The Bookworm
July 22: Camptire Songs
July 29: Greg Phillips' Magic Show
Spanish River Library
July 1: Camptire Songs
July 8: It's Jiggleman!
July 15: Mr. Bob's Magic Show
July 22: Greg Phillips' Magic Show
July 29: Mr. Harley's Music Show
Pick up a Summer Reading brochure at either library for a full list of summer classes and
programs for the whole family!
New Film Series: The Thrill of Victory
Join us this month to celebrate The Thrill of Victory with a series of sports-themed movies! Visit the calendar at
bocalibrary.org to register for each of these inspirational films.
Chariots of Fire (PG, 125 min)
Downtown Library, July 2, 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Raging Bull (R, 130 min)
Downtown Library, July 9, 4:00-6:30 p.m.
When We Were Kings (PG, 90 min)
Downtown Library, July 16, 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Hoop Dreams (PG-13, 170 min)
Downtown Library, July 23, 4:00-6:30 p.m.
McFarland USA (PG, 129 min)
Downtown Library, July 30, 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Join the Boca Raton Public Library in July for…. continued….
New Traveling Exhibit: Abraham Lincoln:
A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times
Downtown Library, July 8-August 5
The BRPL is pleased to host Abraham Lincoln: A Man of
His Time, A Man for All Times, a national traveling
exhibition organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of
American History. This exhibition has been made
possible in part through a major grant from the National
Endowment for the Humanities and is a valuable addition to the Boca Raton Public Library's 2016 initiative to
further civic engagement. Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times encourages a deeper
understanding of the nation's 16th president's life, accomplishments and legacy through Lincoln's own words in
speeches, letters and proclamations.
Abraham Lincoln and the Crisis of Federalism in the Civil War
Downtown Library, July 24, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Join Stephen Engle, PhD, of FAU as he delves into the history of cooperative
federalism between the various levels of American government in 1860-1861 when
the southern states departed from the Union. Discover how an exercise in
cooperative federalism brought governors together to mobilize Union war aims and
demonstrate that in working with Lincoln and the federal government, states had
more rights inside the Union than outside the Union. Register here.
Literary Lectures: Flann O'Brien
Downtown Library, July 6, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
This lecture series goes beyond New York Times bestsellers to explore the seminal works of 20th-century
writers. Neil Schulhoff will lead a lively discussion about Flann O'Brien, a postmodern detective novelist.
Underground Library: Bret Easton Ellis
Downtown Library, June 21, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
An American novelist, screenwriter, and short-story writer, Bret Easton Ellis is
best recognized for his works, American Psycho and Less than Zero. This discussion of
Ellis's works will be led by Neil Schulhoff. Register here.
FAU Love Libraries Day
Florida Atlantic University vs. Ball State
September 24, Time TBA
Florida Atlantic Athletics is celebrating Love Libraries Day
with the Boca Raton Public Library! Enjoy free games,
activities and entertainment outside FAU Stadium two hours
before kickoff. Summer Reading program participants will be
recognized on the field at the football game.
Special Ticket Prices
$10 Tickets: Boca Raton Public Library Cardholders
$5 Tickets: Summer Reading Program Participants
For more information and to get tickets, contact FAU's Anaclaudia Cervantes at 561-297-0068.
July at Sugar Sand Park
In the Community Center…
SUMMER CAMP 2016
Summer programs are in full swing at
Sugar Sand Park! We have over 20
different full day & half-day camps to
chose from including: drama, film,
science, spy camp, cooking, fun &
fitness, and so much more! Camp
length varies from one week to three
weeks. Check out full descriptions of
all our specialty camps on our website
and join the fun!
CALL TO ARTISTS
Sugar Sand Park’s 10th Annual Juried Art Show, “Land, Sea and Air”
Sugar Sand Park Community Center is accepting entry forms for up to 2 pieces in various mediums-paintings,
photography, ceramics, jewelry, glass and more. Artists must be 18 and over.
Entry forms must be postmarked by July 20, and can be found on our website.
SUNDAY FAMILY MOVIE
Enjoy our Sunday family movie in the Maple room. Please see our website for movie titles. The 2pm show is
sensory friendly for individuals with sensory processing disorders.
Sun, July 24 • 11am & 2pm • $1 (includes movie, popcorn & drink)
For tickets, registration, and information www.sugarsandpark.org
In the Willow Theatre…
Presented by Curtain Call Playhouse
Based on the classic fairy tale, our story takes unexpected fun twists and turns as Reba Remax visits Franz to help
him sell his home so he can escape from the witch before his child is born. Other princesses make a surprise visit
looking for a handsome prince. Each child’s ticket includes a free carousel ride token and cookies & juice served in
the lobby after the performance. Tickets required for everyone, regardless of age. Rated G.
Sat, July 9 • 11am & 1pm • $7 adults; $5 kids 12 and under
For tickets and information www.willowtheatre.org
In the Explorium…
MAKE & TAKE
Ages 5 & up recommended
A fun science project that kids can take home. This month’s Make &
Take is a rocket (one launch each). Parental interaction is encouraged.
Sun, July 3 • 11:30am - 12:30pm • $5 per craft
EYES TO THE SKIES
Ages 8 & up (with parent)
A FREE astronomy event presented by our Explorium. Come get a
closer look at the rings of Saturn and Mars through our fantastic Meade
telescope. Fri, July 8 • 8:30pm
For registration and information www.ScienceExplorium.org
Hillsboro Canal Dredging
The Canal Maintenance Dredging Project has
commenced. The City of Boca Raton hired the
contractor Arbor Tree and Land, Inc. to
mechanically dredge approximately 18,000 cubic
yards of sand along portions of the Hillsboro
Canal. The project limits extend from just west
of Dixie Highway east to the western limit of
Deerfield Island Park.
The project commenced on June 8, 2016 and the contractor has
120 days to complete the project. The construction project is
being funded by the City of Boca Raton, the City of Deerfield
Beach and by a grant from the Florida Inland Navigation District
Our free Summer in the City series continues in July, along with two
Friday, July 8th bring your family for a free showing of the movie
Minions, beginning at 8:00pm. Come early for free science
experiments with Mad Science, and a photo opportunity with some of
your favorite characters from the movie!
The following weekend we have two ticketed concerts featuring Shawn Mendes (sold out) on Friday, July 15th
and Flight of the Conchords on Saturday, July 16th, tickets are available through www.axs.com.
Enjoy two free tribute concerts at the end of the month: David Bowie tribute band Stardust Memories on
Friday, July 22nd at 7:30pm, and Bob Marley tribute band Ruffhouse on Friday, July 29th at 7:30pm. Tribute
concert attendees ages 21 and over can sample a variety of craft beers, learn how to make brews and meet
experts from Hollywood Brewery at the Beer Garden starting at 6:30 p.m.
For all free events, blankets and chairs are welcome, but for your convenience, chairs will also be available to rent.
Attendees are encouraged to walk, bike, car pool 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 and complete schedule visit www.mizneramp.com. For recorded information call (561) 5448600.
Upcoming City Events
All events are free unless otherwise indicated.
Saturdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 8:45 am
Sanborn Square, 72 N. Federal Highway
Monday, July 4, 6:30 pm
deHoernle Park, 1000 NW Spanish River Boulevard
SATURDAYS @ SANBORN
Shape-up Fitness Classes
FABULOUS FOURTH CELEBRATION
Family Fun and Fireworks
Friday, July 8, 6:30 pm
Mizner Park Amphitheater
SUMMER IN THE CITY MOVIE
Mad Science Activity and Minions Movie
Friday, July 15, 7:30 pm
Mizner Park Amphitheater
SHAWN MENDES CONCERT
Saturday, July 16, 8:00 pm
Mizner Park Amphitheater
FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS
Folk Comedy Duo
Friday, July 22, 7:30 pm
Mizner Park Amphitheater
SUMMER IN THE CITY CONCERT
David Bowie Tribute: Stardust Memories
Friday, July 29, 7:30 pm
Mizner Park Amphitheater
SUMMER IN THE CITY CONCERT
Bob Marley Tribute by Ruffhouse
Happy Independence Day!
July 4, 2016