Smiling veteran holding small american flag. City of Boca Raton November 2019 City Connection
Love this picture? We do too! Snap a picture & use the hashtag #LoveBocaRaton and your photos could be featured!
Share the City Connection with a neighbor!
Honor Our Veterans at Two City Events

Honor all Veterans on Monday, November 11 with a ceremony in the morning and a concert at night.
flag of the united states of america
Veterans Day Ceremony - Monday, November 11 | 9am - 10:30am
Countess de Hoernle Park (1000 NW Spanish River Blvd)

The day will begin with a FREE breakfast for veterans in uniform from 9am - 9:30am, followed by a moving ceremony that will include veterans, City officials, Boca Raton High School NJROTC and the Boca Raton Police and Fire Honor Guards. Veterans in attendance will be presented with a special medallion.
Veterans Day Concert - Monday, November 11 | 7pm - 8:30pm
Mizner Park Amphitheater (590 Plaza Real)

This FREE concert under the stars will feature music by the Florida Wind Symphony performing "An American Tribute" under the direction of Dr. Kyle Prescott. Blankets and chairs welcome, snacks and beverages available for purchase. $5 chair rentals (free for veterans). Doors open at 6pm.

Visit Special Events to learn more about the Veterans Day events and how you can help with Forgotten Soldiers Outreach.
Saturday Night Lights: Holiday Tree Lighting Returns November 23

FREE and open to the public, come kick off the holiday season at the City of Boca Raton's Holiday Tree Lighting on Saturday, November 23 from 4pm - 8pm at Mizner Park Amphitheater (590 Plaza Real). The whole family can enjoy free carnival rides, live entertainment, letters to Santa and more! Cap it off with the ceremonial lighting of the tree and a spectacular firework display. Visit Special Events on Facebook for more information.
Supervisor of Elections' Office Debuts New Voting Equipment at Spanish River Library

The City of Boca Raton and the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections' Office will be hosting an Election Open House at the Spanish River Library (1501 NW Spanish River Blvd) on Wednesday, November 20 from 4pm - 7pm. Early voting has been moved to the Spanish River Library, so this is a great opportunity to try out the new voting equipment and learn more about becoming a poll worker.
Help Us Name a New Park

Help us name a new park in Boca Raton. The two intracoastal properties known as Silver Palm Park (south side of Palmetto Park Road) and the Wildflower Property (north side of Palmetto Park Road) will be connected under the Palmetto Park Road bridge and redeveloped as one, integrated, waterfront park site.

Considerations for the name might include the site's geographic location, historical or cultural significance, natural or geological features, community identity, or prominent site activities.

To learn more and share your suggestion, visit Name Your Park between November 1 - December 31, 2019. Names will be reviewed by Boca Raton City Council members for consideration.
Water System Disinfection Program and Fire Hydrant Flushing This Month

To maintain the water quality of the City's water system, the Boca Raton Utility Services Department will temporarily modify the disinfection process used by the water treatment facility for a two-week period beginning on Sunday, November 3, 2019 and ending on Sunday, November 17, 2019. Customers served by the City of Boca Raton Utility Services may notice a slight chlorine taste or odor in the tap water during this period.

The City will flush fire hydrants during this period as well. Customers may notice flowing water in streets and swales, localized lower water pressures and a slight discoloration of their tap water.

For more information on this water treatment process, please visit Utility Services or call Utility Services at 561-338-7310. You can also listen to Episode 22 - Understanding Water Modification of our Boca Behind the Scenes Podcast to get a better understanding.
Innovation on Display: Palm Beach Tech Hackathon 2019

The 2019 Hackathon, a "Smart Cities" and "Hurricane Relief" themed event, was a success with almost 200 in attendance! Participants joined from the Palm Beaches, Broward, Miami Dade and as far as St. Augustine. The City of Boca Raton was a proud sponsor of the event that featured the City's Innovation Strategist, Pedro Moras as a keynote speaker.

Check out the Palm Beach Tech Hackathon 2019 recap video to see how innovation is turning Boca Raton into a technology hub!
Sign Up for the FREE Red Reef Jr. Golf Classic

The City of Boca Raton and the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District are hosting the Red Reef Jr. Golf Classic on Sunday, November 10 at the Red Reef Park Golf Course. This FREE event features three age groups and five divisions, with awards and gift bags for players. This event is limited to the first 36 qualified junior golfers who register. Come out and cheer on the junior golfers!

Registration deadline is Monday, November 4 at 5pm.
Each month we bring you a curated list of the Top Things to Do & Know in Boca Raton. It's November! In between turkey, football and family, spend some time at one of the many events happening in Boca Raton this month. Whether it's Sunday Jazz Brunch at Mizner Park, the Holiday Tree Lighting Festival, or FAU's Band-O-Rama, there's something for everyone!

This November...
Boca Raton Green Market
The Boca Raton GreenMarket makes its return on Saturday, November 2 from 9am to 1pm at the north parking lot of City Hall (201 West Palmetto Park Road).

Featuring over 40 vendors, the Boca Raton GreenMarket will take place every Saturday, rain or shine, from November 2 to May 9.
Save the Date...
December 11
49th Annual
Holiday Street Parade
December 15
43rd Annual
Holiday Boat Parade
December 21
Boca Raton Bowl
Sustainability Corner
Unwrap the Waves: Candy Wrapper Recycling Program
Join us in participating in Loggerhead Marinelife Center's Unwrap the Waves candy recycling program. Drop off your candy wrappers for recycling at one of our collection points (Boca Raton Community Center, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center and Sugar Sand Park) until November 11. Last year the program helped recycle over 19,000 candy wrappers. Join us in keeping our seas plastic-free! Learn more...
America Recycles Day - November 15
November 15 is America Recycles Day! Making the right choice between the trash bin and recycle bins is the most important factor in a successful recycling program. Find out if you're recycling right at

Better yet, go see for yourself. Every time you recycle something or throw it away it heads to SWA's facility in West Palm Beach. Register for Patch Reef Park's day trip to learn about what happens when trash and recycling leaves your home. Find out more on the event page and register online.
AMWA Sustainability Award
The City of Boca Raton's Utility Services Department was recently honored with a top award at the 2019 Executive Management Conference by the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA). The department was recognized as one of the 15 AMWA Sustainable Water Utility Management Award winners. Learn more...
Learn more about these topics on our Sustainability Department's Take Action webpage.
Interested in learning more about projects and hot topics, like a possible Brightline / Virgin Trains station in Boca Raton, the status of the proposed Boca National Golf Course, Hillsboro El Rio Park construction, or other roads and sidewalks projects?

You can find updates on the City's website in the News & Information section or under Popular Links.
This month we've curated the perfect music playlist for spending time with your friends, family and loved ones during Thanksgiving. From our Boca Raton family to yours... we're sharing our Spotify playlist featuring music that will inspire feeling thankful. From Charlie Brown's theme, Sister Sledge, Michael Buble, The Lumineers, Ray Charles, Adele, Natalie Cole and more.
201 West Palmetto Park Road
Boca Raton, FL 33432
(561) 393-7700