Top 10 Things You Need To Know This July In Boca Raton

  1. Head to Mizner Park on July 12 for Game Night “On the Boardwalk.” The family friendly game night is part of Boca’s Summer in the City Series. From 7-10 p.m., play various beach and boardwalk-themed games and activities.  A variety of food trucks will be on-hand and a live DJ will spin musical favorites. The event is free and open to the public.
  2.  Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the famous music festival Woodstock on July 19. Head to Mizner Park Amphitheater for “Peace of Woodstock” a concert to celebrate the festival at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
  3.  Watch the award-winning movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” and sing-a-long to all the Queen hits during the Bohemian Rhapsody Sing-a-Long at 7:30 p.m. on July 26 at Mizner Park Amphitheater. The event is free and open to the public.
  4.  Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business has received a No. 3 ranking in the Southeast region and the No. 12 spot nationally for its online MBA program in a ranking by The business education platform analyzed more than 200 online MBA programs, comparing tuition prices, accreditation and acceptance rates, among other areas, to determine which programs were best for students.
  5.  Sister Act is headed to FAU this month as part of the Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Theatre and Dance in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters’ Festival Repertory Theatre. The show will run July 5-July 21 at the Studio One Theatre. Tickets $27 per person.
  6.  Big Band Hits from the Golden Age will be performed by Florida Wind Symphony Jazz Orchestra, a professional ensemble-in-residence at FAU, on July 13 at 7 p.m. and July 14 at 2 p.m. at the Kaye Auditorium. The band will present an evening of hits from the 30s, 40s and 50s, including authentic music of big band sensations like Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman. Tickets $27 per person.
  7.  West Boca Raton Community High School won Outstanding Musical for its production of Hairspray during the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts annual Dream Awards: Celebrating High School Musical Theater Excellence. The performance also won CAPPIE awards. Alec Schwartz won best supporting actor in a musical and Noah Fineman won best comic actor in a musical. Photo courtesy of Alicia Donelan Photography.
  8.  FAU’s A.D. Henderson University School and FAU High School were named 2019 Green Ribbon School District Sustainability Awardees. The FAU Lab School District was the only one in the state of Florida and one of only 14 districts across the country to receive this distinction. In addition to this distinction, last year ADHUS was named National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. This national recognition was given based on ADHUS and FAU High School’s innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education.
  9.  Doreen Yaffa, founder and managing partner of Yaffa & Associates, was recently appointed to the Board of the Faulk Center for Counseling. Yaffa was nominated and took part in an interview process with Vicki S. Katz, Faulk Center for Counseling CEO, and Lois Weisman, Board President. She then met with the nominating committee where her application was approved. The board now has 11 members who range from pharmacists to attorneys to accountants and many other professional positions.
  10.  Two students attending Boca Raton high schools received Comcast Awards Scholarships. Students are selected for their outstanding community service, academic performance and leadership skills. Kyle Felter who attended Boca Raton Community High School and Shelby Myers who attended West Boca Raton Community High School both received a college scholarship.