Things to Do & Know

A recurring feature in our monthly newsletter...

Each month we'll be bringing you a curated list of the Top Things to Do & Know in Boca Raton. We kick off 2019 this January by taking advantage of the cooler weather with outdoor family activities! Also, learn a new skill for your New Year's Resolution at the Boca Raton Public Library Discover Studio.

January 2019

Things to do and know January

1. Need a New Year's Resolution? Explore, Learn & Create at the Discover Studio

discover studio brplNeed a New Year's Resolution? How about learning a new skill? Want to learn how to 3D print or create your own website? The Boca Raton Public Library offers classes for everyone of all ages, from learning Photoshop to coding. To learn more, view the Discover Studio Classes and Programs.

2. Children's Winter Fair at Patch Reef Park, January 3

childrens winter fair at patch reef parkEnjoy the winter break from school with the Children's Winter Fair at Patch Reef Park on Thursday, January 3 from 10am to 3pm. Located at 2000 Yamato Road, enjoy free entrance to the park, entertainment and arts & crafts. Individual ride tickets are $5 each, or you can purchase an unlimited rides bracelet for $20. Refreshments will be available for purchase. It's tons of fun for children ages 2-12. For more information, visit the Patch Reef Park Facebook event page.

3. Lunch on the Lawn, January 4

lunch on the lawn logoHosted by the City of Boca Raton, spend your Friday lunch hour with us on Friday, January 4 from 11:30am to 2pm at the Mizner Amphitheater. If you're interested in enjoying lunch from various food trucks amidst picnic tables, misting machines and subtle background music, then come check out this free and open to the public event! Food trucks and carts include: Tucker Duke's Food Truck, Need a Pita, Red Zeppelin, and Guaco Go. For more information, view Lunch on the Lawn.

4. Tai Chi at Sanborn Square, January 5

peopl performing Tai Chi in Boca RatonTai Chi returns to Boca Raton in Sanborn Square on Saturday, January 5 from 10:30am to 11:30am. This class practices a series of simple and fluid Happy Tai Chi Poses and Moves let by Master Jennifer Yu, the Momma Panda. It provides you a soothing mindful meditation infused with customizable benefiting stretching, toning and aerobic training. For more information, view the City Calendar.

5. Camp Boca Gap Days, January 2-4, 7

camp bocaRegister your child(ren) for fun-filled Gap Camp Days with Camp Boca during the school holidays and teacher planning days. The program runs on January 2-4, 7 from 7:30am to 6pm at the Boca Raton Community Center located at 150 Crawford Blvd. City of Boca Raton residents are $42/day, while non-residents are $59/day. For more information, visit  Camp Boca.

6. Family Fishing Derby at the Spanish River Library, January 12

father and sun fishing in lakeFamilies with children ages 6-17 are invited to join our Third Annual Family Fishing Derby at the Spanish River Library on January 12 from 10am to 12pm. All fishing equipment will be provided. There will be medals for the winners, and snacks & drinks for all! Dress for outdoor activity and be sure to wear sunscreen and bug spray. Enroll on the Boca Raton Public Library event registration page.

7. Palm Beach VegFest, January 12

palm beach vegfest logoJoin us for the Palm Beach VegFest at the Mizner Park Amphitheater on January 12 from 10am to 6pm. Palm Beach VegFest is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring you delicious and local plant-based food and educate the community about the benefits of healthy eating. Come enjoy good vibes, play games and spoil your taste buds with vegan treats. There will also be a variety of vendors selling yoga apparel, tea, essential oils, jewelry, skincare products and more! To learn more, view Palm Beach VegFest.

8. Festival of the Arts Pre-Event - Paul Winter Consort, January 20

paul winter consort playing instrumentEnjoy great music as St. Gregory's is partnering with Festival of the Arts BOCA to present Paul Winter and his group, The Paul Winter Consort. Having performed around the world, from Carnegie Hall to the Miho Museum in Japan, The Paul Winter Consort has pioneered a new genre of "earth music," interweaving classical, jazz and world music elements. The event will take place Sunday, January 20 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm at St. Gregory's Episcopal Church located at 100 Northeast Mizner Boulevard. For more information, visit Festival of the Arts BOCA..

9. Shakespeare in the Park, January 25-27

romeo and julietShakespeare Miami brings Romeo and Juliet to the Mizner Park Amphitheater for FREE and open to the public shows on January 25 & 26 at 8pm, and January 27 at 6pm. Great for all ages and cultures, this weekend-long run of free performances tells the story of William Shakespeare's Rome and Juliet, a long-simmering feud between two noble families that erupts in the city of Verona. The performance will feature a full cast, period costumes, music, dance, and, of course, breathtaking stage combat. For more information, view  Shakespeare in the Park.

10. Catch a Show at the Willow Theater

Seriously Frank theatrical musical logoThere's no better time to catch a show at the Willow Theater located in the Sugar Sand Park Community Center. There are three different shows for the month of January, providing something for everyone! For more information, view the Willow Theatre calendar.

To Life - An entertaining musical depicting the golden age of Broadway.
Rated PG-13.
Dates: January 18-30
Time: 8pm (Jan. 18, 19, 25, 26) 2pm (Jan. 19, 20, 23, 26, 27, 30)

Seriously Frank - Celebrate the life and extraordinary achievements of Frank Sinatra in this theatrical concert event featuring his biggest hits.
Rated G.
Dates: January 12 at 2pm and 8pm, January 13 at 2pm

The Reluctant Dragon - Sir George is hired to slay a Dragon who is more interested in reciting Shakespeare than fighting in this charming adaptation of Kenneth Graham's tale. Juice and cookies are included with each child's ticket.
Rated G.
Dates: January 5 at 11am and 2pm