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Israelfest at Mizner Park Amphitheater: Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Israelfest 2018

On Wednesday, April 18th, Israelfest 2018 will be held at Mizner Park Amphitheater from 6-9pm. Presented by the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, this event will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the State of Israel on Israel’s Independence Day which commemorates the signing of the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948. Thousands of residents from the diverse local Jewish community will come together in solidarity at Mizner Park Amphitheater in observance of this momentous day in Israeli history, along with thousands of other celebrations taking place around the world.

Doors to Israelfest 2018 will open at 6 pm, with the event offering an array of Israel-themed children’s activities & a fair to showcase the various local Jewish resources that are availabe. Kosher foods and beverages will also be available for purchase, including chicken, falafel, hamburgers, hotdogs, ice-cream, and more. The onstage program will begin at 7:15 pm, with a Yom HaZikaron (Israel Memorial Day) ceremony, followed by the Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day) festivities beginning at sundown. The celebration will also include a live concert by The Shuk, an eclectic international band that performs world and Jewish roots music, with a unique ethnic, traditional, and progressive fusion sound. 

This commemorative event will also feature greetings from the Consul General of Israel to Florida and Puerto Rico, Lior Haiat, along with other community leaders showing their support for Israel. Israelfest...

The 16th Annual Boca Bacchanal Wine & Food Festival

Presented by The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum
Friday, April 6, 2018 (7pm) & Saturday, April 7, 2018 (7-11pm)
Ticketed Event

Celebrating its 16th anniversary, The Boca Bacchanal Wine & Food Festival returns on April 6-7, 2018, with yet another incredible weekend filled with exquisite wine and fabulous food paired and presented by some of Boca’s very own world-renowned chefs. Presented by the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum, this annual event brings wine & food enthusiasts together to celebrate and enhance the appreciation of fine wine & cuisine throughout the community. All proceeds from Boca Bacchanal enable the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum to continue to provide and develop innovative, diverse, and rapidly expanding educational and historic preservation programs for Boca Raton area residents and visitors.

This year’s festivities begin on Friday April 6, kicking the weekend off with the highly-anticipated vinter dinners which will be held at private estate-residences and historical locations throughout Boca Raton, including the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Each of these exquisite dining experiences will feature a vinter & chef pairing their cuisine and wine to create an intimate 5-course meal. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet their chef and vinter to learn more about the unique pairings of the evening.

The event continues on Saturday April 7 with Bacchanalia, which will take place at Mizner Park Amphitheater from 7:00-11:00 pm. This must-attend community event combines incredible cuisine from over 30 local restaurants with world-class vinters showcasing their...

VegFest Palm Beach 2018

VegFest Palm Beach 2018On Saturday, January 20th, 2018, VegFest Palm Beach will take place at Boca Raton’s Mizner Park Amphitheater from 10am-6pm. This free festival is open to the public and is known as “The Ultimate Series of Vegan Events.” VegFest is aimed at educating and inspiring the community to make healthier choices, increasing consumer awareness about food quality and ingredients, and supporting local, vegan small businesses. 

The festival will include a multitude of wholesome activities and healthy food options including educational classes, local & national vegan food vendors, organic juices & smoothies, a veggie burger bar, guacamole-making station, and farmers market. The event isn’t just about vegan food though; in addition to the wide selection of tasty vegan and organic food options, the event will have a multitude of local vendors selling a variety of awesome products. From yoga apparel to essentials oils, artisan jewelry to natural skincare products, there is sure to be something of interest for all health-minded individuals. The event will also include a host of fun lawn games as well as some incredible live musical entertainment, making it the perfect way to spend a beautiful Saturday afternoon connecting with the community. 

VegFest is a non-profit organization, with all proceeds going toward supporting vegan community events, education & outreach, vegan organizations, ocean conservation, and animal sanctuaries. So bring your foodie friends and family and come enjoy a fun day that you can feel good about, filled with amazing vegan food, free education, live music, and other family-friendly...

The 9th Annual Boca Raton Fine Arts Show

Boca Raton Fine Art Show in Downtown Boca Raton

On January 27th & 28th, 2018, the 9th Annual Boca Raton Fine Arts Show will be held in Sanborn Square Park on East Boca Raton Road and NE 1st Ave in Downtown Boca Raton. Presented by, this highly-acclaimed event features the fine art and handmade crafts of more than 130 of the nation’s most creative & talented artists. In an effort to bring artists with both national and international recognition to Boca Raton, and to ensure quality and originality of all displayed art, all exhibits in the show have been carefully selected by art experts and professionals with over 120 years of combined experience in the fine arts. 

This spectacular event has been voted in the Top 100 Art Fairs in the country 3 years in a row, with artistic works of various mediums on display and available for purchase. From fine paintings and exquisite handmade jewelry to photography and even found-object sculpture, this diverse art festival is sure to have something for everyone within all price ranges. Over $1,500 in Professional Artist Awards will be presented at this event, as well as a Youth Art Competition for children grades 6-12 or ages 9-19 with $250 in prizes. The Youth Art Competition is sponsored by the Institute for Arts & Education Inc. and is designed to encourage and inspire young artists to explore their talents and create original handmade art.

Not only will The Boca Raton Fine Art Show provide an abundance of visual and artistic inspiration, but there will also be an assortment of great food from local Boca Raton restaurants available for...

31st Annual Boca Fest Outdoor Art Festival

This upcoming weekend, January 13th & 14th, 2018, the 31st Annual Boca Fest will be held at The Town Center Mall, one of South Florida’s top luxury shopping destinations and one of Boca Raton’s main attractions. This highly-anticipated outdoor community art festival will highlight the talents of nearly 200 exhibitors displaying a wide range of creative works in a variety of artistic mediums. From sculpture, painting, and glass, to ceramics, jewelry, and woodworking this phenomenal art festival will offer an abundance of opportunities to admire and purchase the artistic creations of some of the nation’s top artisans. 

The Town Center Mall is located just off of I-95 and Glades Road in the heart of Boca Raton. The show will take place from 10 am- 5 pm both days and will be located in the parking lot of The Terrace, a recent expansion of the outdoor space near Bloomingdales and The Blue Martini. Admission to Boca Fest is free with plenty of parking available, including valet. With a diverse mix of fine art, this visually inspiring event brings together an affluent crowd of national & local artists and those with an exceptional eye & appreciation for all things artistic. Don’t miss out on this annual community event and be sure to include Boca Fest in your plans for this upcoming weekend!

Visit the Boca Fest event website for additional event information including the full list of exhibitors and festival hotel rates.


Something Big 2018: New Year's Day Community Yoga Event

This New Year’s day, Yoga Journey will be hosting its 4th annual FREE outdoor yoga gathering and mega class at Boca Raton’s Mizner Park Amphitheater. This momentous event is an incredible way to bring the community together for a one of a kind New Year’s Day experience. The mega class will be led by one of Boca Raton’s renowned yoga instructors, Leslie Glickman, accompanied by international recording artists DJ Drez and Marti Nikko.

Check-in for Something Big 2018 begins at 10:00 am, with the mega class starting at 11:00 am. The event lasts until 2:30 pm and will also feature a marketplace with tons of great yoga products, gifts, and free giveaways, as well as gourmet food trucks serving up healthy options.

As always the event is totally FREE, however, advanced registration is strongly encouraged. Sign up for Something Big 2018 now to speed up check-in so that you can browse the marketplace and find the perfect spot for your mat before the class begins. All experience levels and All ages welcome!

What better way to start the New Year off on the right foot, than connecting with over 2000 like-minded fellow community members all joining together to practice great yoga to incredible live music. Something Big 2018 is sure to inspire you to keep your resolution to make 2018 your healthiest and happiest year yet!


Boca Raton's 41st Annual Holiday Boat Parade


On Saturday, December 16, 2017, the city of Boca Raton will hosts the 41st Annual Holiday Boat Parade. This highly-anticipated yearly event is the perfect way to experience the holiday season in South Florida! Last year over 20 boats participated in the parade, and this year’s parade is sure to be just as exciting!

This year’s theme is “Light Up Boca!!”, and will be taking place from 6:30-8:00 pm. The parade route runs along the Intracoastal Waterway, beginning at the Boca Raton-Delray Beach city limits traveling South to the Hillsboro Bridge. Entry in the boat parade is FREE, from man-powered vessels to jumbo yachts, vessels of all sizes are welcome. There will also be thousands of dollars in cash prizes and awards, offering boat enthusiasts all the more reason to participate in this spectacular event. Parade entries are scored by lights, holiday decor, theme, and overall appearance, and with this year's amazing prizes you can be sure to count on an impressive display.

If you would rather sit back and watch the show, come enjoy the parade from Red Reef Park (West), the Wild Flower Property, or Silver Palm Park viewing areas. The city of Boca Raton will be collecting donations for “Toys for Tots” at all three locations, and NEW THIS YEAR, each of the viewing areas will feature food and drink vendors and dessert trucks, so be sure to bring a new toy to donate as well as your appetite! Plan an evening with friends and family and get into the holiday spirit South Florida-style at Boca Raton’s 41st Annual Holiday Boat Parade!

For additional information regarding parade entry, bridge closures,...

New Happenings in Mizner Park for October 2016

There are many great restaurants in Mizner Park in Boca Raton but the newest coming to the area is Junior's Cheesecake. Junior's originally was opened in 1950 in Brooklyn New York, and over time they opened other locations in New York City and Connecticut. The restaurant will be going into the old Ruby Tuesday's and are expected to open Fall 2016. There will be 150 indoor tables and 120 outdoor tables and a full bar. Junior's will also have a full bakery and a take-out section. The menu will have over 200 items on it from deli sandwiches to fish, to steaks, salads and of course their world famous cheesecake. As a New Yorker, I am very excited about Junior's coming to South Florida. I look forward to their opening and can not wait to be able to enjoy a great dinner there and of course the cheesecake!

Juniors Mizner Park

After dinner, you may want to check out Mizner Parks Amphitheater for some great concerts. Friday, October 28, 2016, Lindsey Stirling will be performing. Lindsey is known for being on Americas Got Talent and puts on a high energy show of hip-hop violin and her amazing dancing skills. Wednesday, November 9, 2016, Gavin DeGraw and Andy Grammer will both be performing their chart-topping hits. Tickets are for sale ranging from $38.00 to $400.00.
If you are up to it,  put on your walking shoes and help a great cause. Saturday, October 22, 2016, is the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. For information and to register you can go to

Boca Raton 4th of July Events, Fireworks, and Places

If it’s Independence Day, you know there’s sure to be a festive party happening in Palm Beach County. If you’re looking for a place to party on Monday, you’re in luck! This year on July 4th, Boca Raton, and Delray Beach are making sure there is no shortage of fireworks!

Boca Raton Fireworks

Boca Raton Fireworks Events

2nd Annual Stars & Stripes Festival With Fireworks
Boca Raton Resort & Club is having a 2nd Annual Stars & Stripes Festival with Fireworks for Independence Day on Sunday, July 3rd. The 356-acre property is welcoming families back to their Waldorf Astoria Resort, for dinner, fun, and fireworks in celebration of the nation’s independence. The festivities kick off on the Grand Lawn with slip-and-slides, a dunk tank, and a variety of carnival games. There will be live performances by Gin Blossoms and the SheJ, followed by a spectacular firework displayed around the stage for the grand finale. When the fireworks finish, guests can move indoors to the Palm Court, where there will be a DJ spinning fun beats to close the evening. If you’re having dinner stop by around 5:30 p.m. for a fee of $85 for adults, $60 for teens, and $50 for children five years and older. If you are having dinner before the celebration, you can enjoy the carnival, open bar, and fireworks for $60 for adults, $40 for teens, and $30 for kids. The Boca Raton Resort & Club, located at 501 E Camino Real, Boca Raton. Click here for tickets if you are a member or a guest at The Boca Raton Resort.

Boca Raton Fabulous Fourth Celebration
On Monday, July 4, there will be plenty of free family activities at the...

Boating is a lifestyle for many residents in Boca Raton

5310 Boca Marina Circle

We recently were given the opportunity to list for sale an exclusive waterfront home in Boca Marina. Located in the tropical oasis of the Boca Marina Yacht Club. This single family home is located at 5310 Boca Marina Circle.

Boca Marina Waterfront

View a Full video tour of this property by clicking here.

Entrance to this location is east of US1 and north of Yamato Road. this home offers easy access to the Intracoastal. Access to the Atlantic Ocean is available, sailing south to Lake Boca Raton.

Built in 1986, this home offers 141 square feet water frontage. With 4,742 square feet of air conditioning area this home offers many fine features:

• Three bedrooms
• Three full bathrooms
• One half bathroom at front entrance
• Two car attached garage
• Flooring includes carpet, marble and wood
• Eat in kitchen and breakfast bar
• Open plan dining/living areas
• Den/ media room
• Central vacuum
• Water purifier and intercom system
• Bar

The volume ceilings and strategically placed windows and sliding glass...

Boca Raton 2014 Summer Camps

2014 Boca Raton Summer Camps

Summer camp is an exciting getaway opportunity for children and teens that is full of fun, adventure and activities that your child is sure to love. From traditional camps to extended camps to specialty camps, there is an option for everyone no matter what you are interested in. For additional information on any of the camps below click here.

Traditional Camps

Located at Boca Raton Community Center and James A. Rutherford Community Center in Patch Reef Park. Traditional Camps are 6-week sessions where campers participate in games, arts & crafts, outdoor activities, approximately 3 field trips per week, and other activities.

Traditional-Plus Camps

Located at J.C. Mitchell Elementary School. Traditional-Plus Camps are 6-week sessions where campers have a daily field trip scheduled. In addition, they also participate in arts & crafts and other activities.

Week-to-Week Camps

Located at J.C. Mitchell Elementary School. Week-to-Week Camps are 6-week sessions that give the camper the option to select individual weeks they want to take part in. Campers can look forward to roller-skating, bowling, arts & crafts and other fun activities.

'Tween Camps

Located at Boca Raton Community Middle School and Spanish River Community High School. 'Tween Camps are 6-week sessions that feature a field trip every day along with indoor and outdoor sports activities.

Elementary Extended Camps

Located at Boca Raton Community Center and James A. Rutherford Community Center in Patch Reef Park. Elementary Extended Camps provide campers with 3 additional weeks of summer full of entertaining activities such as arts & crafts, field trips and...

What Should You Expect in The Oaks at Boca Raton?

The Oaks at Boca Raton is a highly desirable community with many young families and mixed age groups. Whether you are looking for a community with lots of families or you, desire the Boca Raton lifestyle without the country club fees, The Oaks at Boca Raton is the place to be!

the oaks at boca raton entrance

If tennis is your hobby, you can enjoy the 12 tennis courts with full-time tennis pros and fully equipped pro shop. Other amenities include a Fitness Center with a variety of classes and personal trainers, a day spa and a resort style pool with cabanas to enjoy the warm Florida sun. You can spend the day playing tennis before enjoying the casual dining café for lunch. Theres a children’s play center and basketball courts to keep your active families busy.

There are many new and exciting floor plans available if you choose to build a new home with Richmond American Homes. From expansive walk-in closets to chef’s kitchens and wrap-around covered balconies off of the master suite, the choice is yours. The average lot size is 65 x 140, and larger homesites are available. New construction prices start around 1 million.

Would like to learn more about homes for sale in The Oaks? Contact Jody Kotler directly at 561-213-8331.

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Downtown Open Market in Boca Raton, FL

The Downtown Open Market in Boca Raton takes place once a month ending in May of 2014. This pet friendly, rain or shine event helps promote local business owners, indie artists, chefs, musicians, antique dealers and jewelers. There will be 40 or more vendors at this open market including handmade indie crafts, vintage jewelry, specialty pet items, art, baked goods, clothing and accessories and much more.

Boca Raton Downtown Open MarketThis wonderful event is held at the Monument Piazza at Royal Palm Place. Parking is free for the public. Boca Raton Downtown Open Market is a great way to become more acquainted with many of the exciting new businesses, artists, and musicians in the area in addition to helping these lovely boutiques and galleries grow within our community. Live music will be one of the many fun aspects to this open market as well as sampling specialty food, natural bath and body treats, and unbeatable flea market finds!

The remaining dates for this open market are Jan 19, Feb 16, March 23, April 27, and May 18. Be sure not to miss one of these future dates and truly get to experience wonderful people who create the heartbeat of Boca Raton.


Boca Falls Offers West Boca Luxury Homes

Boca Falls is a guard-gated community comprised of 772 single family homes. Boca Falls has a variety of floor plans to choose from including 1 & 2 story, luxury  homes with 3 to 7 bedrooms. Many of the homes offer private pools and lake views.

boca falls luxury homes

The on-site management team makes sure that the community is beautifully maintained. Amenities at Boca Falls include a state of the art fitness center, men's and women's locker rooms, an Olympic size pool and kiddie pool, shaded children's playground, basketball, tennis courts and party room with full kitchen for entertaining.

Boca Falls is an active tennis community with men's and women's teams and organized tournaments year round. Located in the western section of Boca Raton, Florida, Boca Falls is highly sought after for its "A" rated schools. The elementary school, Waters Edge, has its own private gated entrance that leads right in the neighborhood. The middle school, Loggers Run and the high school, West Boca High, are both awarding.