4th Annual Empty Bowls Delray Beach – December 8th 11AM – 2PM
Old School Square Pavilion
$25 per person for advance purchase by 12/7/19
$30 per person at gate
Shelley Menin & Marla Garchik Co-Chairs
WHAT IS EMPTY BOWLS?
Empty Bowls is a national grassroots event that raises money for hunger relief. This unique event invites the public to “eat simply, so others can simply eat.” Old School Bakery provides rustic breads and 30 local chefs donate their signature soups, all carved by local celebrities. Guests share in a simple meal of bread, soup, and water. Each receive a unique bowl to take home as a powerful reminder of all the empty bowls In the community. Local schools (including American Heritage, FAU, Gulf Stream, Palm Beach Stare, Pine Crest, St. Andrews, and St. Joseph’s Episcopal) create bowls to sell during the event.
DOES HUNGER EXIST IN PALM BEACH COUNTY?
• Almost 200,000 individuals in Palm Beach County don’t knew where they’ll get their next meal. More than 60,000 are children. More than 60,000 are seniors.
• Palm Beach County is the 100th largest school district in the United States, and more than GO percent of the county’s school-aged children qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. For many of these children, the breakfast and lunch they receive at school may be the only meals they are eating each day.
• It would take 73 million pounds of food to eliminate hunger in Palm Beach County.
All proceeds from fundraising event benefit the Palm Beach County Food Bank to fight hunger right here in our community.
Holiday Street Parade – December 11th 7:30PM – 9PM
Parade route begins at Federal Hwy & SE 5th Street, traveling north to Mizner Park Amphitheater.
Please note: Federal Hwy. will be closed to vehicular traffic from Glades Road going south to Camino Real starting at 5pm to approx. 11pm.
The City of Boca Raton’s 49th Holiday Street Parade welcomes more than 70 floats and groups to entertain viewers as they bring dance, lights and song to Federal Highway in Boca Raton.
Plan ahead – Walk, bike, car pool, ride share services or use free parking at:
• City Hall (201 W. Palmetto Park Rd.)
• Building Administration (200 NW 2nd Ave.)
• Downtown Boca Raton Public Library (400 NW 2nd Ave.)
Admission is FREE. For more information, please call 561.367.7073.
48th Annual Delray Beach and Boynton Beach Holiday Boat Parade – December 13th at 6:30PM
The Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency and the City of Delray Beach invite you to celebrate the holiday season Florida style at the 48th Annual Holiday Boat Parade, December 13, 2019.
This flotilla of brightly-decorated boats will line up North of the Boynton Beach Inlet and motor south at 6:30 pm, which will light up the Intracoastal Waterways throughout Boynton Beach and Delray Beach to the C-15 canal. The boats will be decked out to awe the panel of judges that will be awarding prizes. The watch party at the Boynton Harbor Marina starts at 6:30 pm with live music setting the stage for the parade. For many, this family-friendly free event has become a yearly tradition, parade-goers are welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy the colorful view. This holiday illumination show can be viewed in Boynton Beach at Boynton Harbor Marina, Intracoastal Park, Jaycee Park and in Delray Beach from Veterans Park and Knowles Park. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots.
For more information: Boynton Beach- 561-600-9097 or City of Delray- 561-243-7250.
Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade – December 15 6:30 – 8PM
Intracoastal Waterway starting at the C-15 canal (Boca Raton-Delray Beach city limits) traveling south to Hillsboro Bridge
Entering your boat in the 43rd Annual Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade is the perfect way to experience the Holiday season! Otherwise, enjoy the parade, food, and drinks from Red Reef Park (west), the Wildflower Property, or Silver Palm Park viewing areas.
Bridges are held in the up position for approximately 45 minutes during the parade. Please avoid these areas during estimated closing times to avoid traffic delays. The estimated bridge closing times are:
• 6:50PM – Spanish River
• 7:20PM – Palmetto Park
• 7:30PM – Camino Real
For more information, please call 561.367.7073.