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Kick Off the Summer Series with Battle of the Bands; enjoy music, yoga, movies and games all summer long!

Battle of the Bands returns to Boca Raton for the first time in years to kick off the Mizner Park Amphitheater's Summer Series. On June 7 at 7pm, watch local bands compete for the top prize of $1,500 cash in two categories: teen and 20+.

The fun continues all summer long with a great lineup of free music, game nights, yoga, ticketed concerts and more! A new addition to this year's events is Summer Solstice Yoga & Art on Friday, June 21 from 7pm to 10pm. Free and open to the public, spend the Summer Solstice with us. Watch the sun set on the longest day of the year as we celebrate National Yoga Day with glow paint, a paint and wine class, healing workshops, and glow yoga!

Other free events include:
  • Caribbean Chillers, Jimmy Buffet tribute concert (June 14)
  • FAU Summer Concert Band (June 23)
  • Game Night "On the Boardwalk" (July 12)
  • Peace of Woodstock, 50th Anniversary Concert (July 19)
  • Bohemian Rhapsody Sing-a-long, movie PG-13 (July 26)
  • Symphonia Boca Raton (August 2)
  • Chicago Rewired, Chicago tribute concert (August 9)

Ticketed concerts include:
  • O.A.R. with American Authors and Huntertones (June 18)
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope (June 29)
  • Rob Thomas in concert with Abby Anderson (July 2)
  • Why Don't We in concert (August 1)

Visit Mizner Park Amphitheater to learn more about Summer in the City or call 561-544-8600 for recorded information.
Community Input Wanted for Recreation Needs Assessment

The City of Boca Raton's Recreation Services Department is launching a campaign for community engagement to determine needs and priorities for the future of Boca Raton's parks, trails, beaches, libraries, recreation facilities, athletic fields, programs and services. Members of the public are invited to the first kick-off meeting which will be held on June 13 from 5:30pm to 7pm at the Downtown Library (400 NW 2 Ave).

The City and the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Parks District provided funding for a Recreation Services Community Needs Assessment Survey which will be designed and implemented by PROS Consulting beginning in June 2019 and concluding in February or March of 2020.

For additional information, visit Recreation Needs Assessment or contact Michelle Zimmer, Deputy Recreation Services Director at
Fill Your Instagram with Picture Perfect Spots Around Boca Raton
Boca Raton is home to some of the best beaches and parks in Florida. Wallethub has Boca Raton ranked 7 in the Best Beach Towns to Live In, and places like Spanish River Park and Red Reef Park have TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence. They also make for some of the most post-worthy locations for your Instagram. With the new Art in Public Places mural project completed, 📷 snap a pic at the Spanish River Park beach tunnels murals and hashtag it #LoveBocaRaton. Special thanks to the artists who are painting the town!

For some tips on where and how to capture the perfect photo or selfie, check out Ep. 17 - #LoveBocaRaton - Picture Perfect Places in the City of our Boca Behind the Scenes Podcast.

Want to be inspired? Visit the City's Pinterest and Instagram to find more picture-perfect spots!
Want to Turn Your Trash into Treasure?
Join us at a composting workshop

Ever thought about composting but didn't know where to start? Learn about how and why to compost at the Office of Sustainability Composting Workshop on June 13 from 6:30pm - 7:30pm at the Boca Raton Community Garden next to the Downtown Library (400 NW 2 Ave). Topics include how to make your own bin, what goes into a compost bin, and why and how to use worms.

RSVP by June 7 to Lindsey Nieratka at 561-393-7997 or
Turn Off Maps & Save Your Phone Battery... There's a New Way to Find Your Way Around Downtown Boca

Next time you're walking around Downtown Boca, look down at the sidewalk and you'll see a new addition that helps people find popular attractions downtown.

Downtown Boca recently installed pavement signs to highlight downtown attractions and help guide visitors, while also providing pedestrians a little bit of art in an unexpected place -- at ground level. The signs were designed to assist the growing number of visitors to the downtown district. Each sign highlights two downtown attractions with directional arrows and the estimated number of feet to reach each destination.
The City Brings Infrastructure into the Future with iSIP

Did you know that the City has over 1,200 miles of pipelines underground? Some of the oldest pipes date back to the 1940s. These underground pipes are crucial to providing the City's high-quality water service. In order to maintain the highest level of service, the City recently launched iSIP, an innovative, proactive and collaborative program that uses technology to assess and prioritize the rehabilitation of underground water pipes in City neighborhoods.

To learn more about the program, visit iSIP or watch coverage of iSIP on WPTV.
Celebrating With Pride
How to listen and learn in June

Happy Pride Month to our LGBTQ community! Pride Month is celebrated annually in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots.

As part of Pride Month, the Boca Raton Public Libraries will have displays with recommended books from authors in the LGBTQ community. Stop by the Downtown Library (400 NW 2nd Ave) or Spanish River Library (1501 NW Spanish River Blvd) to add a couple of these books to your summer reading list, such as Willa & Hesper, The Spectators: a novel, or Confucius Jane. Check out the Library's e-book collection for more LGBTQ novels.
Pride Month displays at Boca Raton public libraries
You can also listen to the City of Boca Raton's curated Pride Month playlist on Spotify -- the perfect soundtrack to your Pride Month celebrations. Just search for "City of Boca Raton" and you'll find our Pride Month playlist (or click the link above).

The playlist features music from Madonna, RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Tegan and Sara, Sylvester, Queen, Janelle Monáe, Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, Perfume Genius, Robyn and more!
Each month we bring you a curated list of the Top Things to Do & Know in Boca Raton. Summer is here, and it brings awesome events for all ages! Kick off the Summer in the City at the Mizner Park Amphitheater with Battle of the Bands, go to the library's Summer Reading Kickoff Party, a skate competition and so much more!
NOTE: There will be one City Council Meeting per month for June, July and August. The regular schedule for City Council Meetings will resume in September.
Happy Father's Day Sunday, June 16
Save the Date
Thursday, July 4
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Spanish River Athletic Complex
@ deHoernle Park
1000 NW Spanish River Blvd
Tuesday, July 2
Doors: 6pm | Show: 7pm
Mizner Park Amphitheater
590 Plaza Real
Summer Camp Reminder
Summer is here! Do you have plans for your children? Luckily, Camp Boca has you covered with an array of camp offerings -- from specialty camps to daily field trip camps. 

The Elementary Camp runs from June 10 to August 9 (pre-camp begins June 4), 7:30am to 5:30pm at the Boca Raton Community Center, Patch Reef Park and Boca Elementary. Tween Camp is located at Don Estridge High Tech Middle School. It runs June 10 to August 2 from 7:30am to 5:30pm.

For more information, visit Camp Boca or register online at Webtrac.
The Recreator / Mailbag
The May to August 2019 version of The Recreator is now available online. Check out the City of Boca Raton's latest programs and events.
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