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Play it Safe at the Beach this Summer

South Florida beaches can be a fun way to spend the day and Summer is quickly approaching; with that in mind, it probably has been a year since going to the beach. This year we are all eager to get out, explore and return to some normalcy of living. Whether you go to the beach with small children, adults or alone here are a the top safety tips and things to remember to stay safe at the beach.

  1. VERY IMPORTANT: Swim at a patrolled beach.
  2. Read all posted safety signs and warnings
  3. Know where the lifegaurd stations are located
  4. Avoid swimming alone
  5. Do not swim after consuming alcohol
  6. Stay hydrated with plenty of water
  7. Wear watersheds to protect yourself from glass or sharp objects
  8. Make sure to reapply sunscreen frequently and after swimming.
  9. Always keep children in sight.
  10. Do not swim at night.

We will continue to inform you about local beach clean ups throughout the summer. The next beach clean up is on June 8th, World Oceans Day at Coral Cove Park, South Jupiter Island from 1-4pm. Sponsored by Visit Palm Beach. Be ready to snap some selfies and take pictures – Coral Cove is one of the most beautiful beaches in the 561.

Tuesday
June 82021
Beach Clean Upby Visit Palm Beach
1:00-4:00pm Coral Cove, Jupiter Island
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The Wave Silent Disco – West Palm

Have you heard of a Silent Disco? A traditional gathering where attendees wear headphones to listen to different channels of music and socialize. The theory is to hold a party but maintain a low noise level. People dance, hang-out and talk while wearing headphones. The Wave Silent Disco – West Palm is a version of a traditional silent disco but better! It is a guided dance journey for all ages.

The Wave Silent Disco – West Palm combines music and movement for a mindful experience like no other. The Wave Silent Disco is about movement; not yoga or a “class” but, more of a personal experience. During the event the group is facilitated by a leader who guides you through a series of stretching and movement which is coordinated to music streamed into your headphones. You can do as little or as much as you choose. The experience is designed to foster connection and wellness, reduce stress, reflect and reconnect with nature, your body and community.

The events are usually held on the beach, however; as the events continue to grow, they are held in various parks and locations throughout South Florida. The WAVE also offers full-service productions with a DJ, headset set up with optional add-ons. A WAVE staff member will remain on site to ensure the event runs smoothly. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the FUN.

The WAVE also donates a portion of the proceeds from every event to ALMA, a non-profit organization devoted to addressing loneliness and enhancing quality of life for seniors through movement and music programming. The Wave Silent Disco was founded by Julia Grace Vishnwpolsky, MA, LPCC, R-DMT a licensed psychotherapist, registered Dance Movement Therapist, and founder of The Wave Movement.

Follow The Wave Silent Disco – West Palm on Instagram and Facebook @thewavesilentdisco.westpalm, tickets available on eventbrite.

by Dawn Brown

This is an unsponsored post. No exchange or compensation has been made to Fun In the 561

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Supercar Week 2021 on the Waterfront

The downtown waterfront in West Palm Beach served as the home to Supercar Week 2021. Typically the event is a week-long but we all know what happened in 2020; this year they split it into two weekends. One in January and the other this past weekend in April. The weather was beautiful and the exotic cars breathtaking. This show is a far cry from the Detroit Auto Show which I used to frequent as a child. Supercar Week did not fall short of anything; another amazing event held on the waterfront in West Palm Beah. Check out some favorites from the past weekend.

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Have tons of Fun at the Boca Raton Seafood Festival

3RD ANNUAL BOCA RATON SEAFOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL SET FOR

FEBRUARY 7, 8 & 9TH AT THE MIZNER PARK AMPHITHEATER

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA (February 3, 2020) – The 3rd Annual Boca Raton Seafood & Music Festival brings delicious seafood and great music, with a marketplace of arts and crafts on Friday, February 7 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, February 8 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, February 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real in Boca Raton. 

General admission is $5 per person.  Children under 12 years old are free.  No pets are permitted.

All food (available at additional cost) is cooked on-site by local restaurants and food vendors using only the freshest ingredients.  Seafood ingredients being local, sustainable ocean resources from Florida’s coastal waters.  A variety of vegetarian and rice dishes also are offered. Alcoholic (beer, wine and mixed-drinks) and non-alcoholic drinks (water, sodas and blended fruit drinks) are available along with a side dishes and desserts.

You will have fun while sitting back and relax to live musicon stage performances by talented musicians from both the local and regional circuit. Performers on Friday include Free Fallin’ (Tom Petty Tribute Band) and Jose Fajardo, Jr. (salsa).  On, Saturday listen to the sounds of Carly Jo Jackson (Indie, pop, rock), RJ Howson (R&B, blues, rock), JP Soars & The Red Hots (soul, blues) and the Aretha Franklin Tribute Band (blues, soul, roots). On Sunday, come relax to live performances by JUke (post-blues, bottomless soul), Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio (blues, soul, rock) and the Melody Trucks Band (rock, blues, jazz, country).

For more information and full schedule of events, visit www.seafoodfestivals.com or call 941-487-8061.

Photograph provided by The Boca Seafood Festival.

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Enjoy the holiday season on ice at Palm Beach Skate Zone

Having lived in South Florida for nearly my entire life, I haven’t been on the ice since early childhood. Memories of being outside on the pond trying to skate in the freezing cold pretty much sums it up. So, when I was invited to hit the ice for a skate party I was apprehensive and a little fearful. However, putting the skates on and hitting the ice was just like riding a bike. After a few times around clinging to the wall, I was doing pretty good. I didn’t even fall! Skating was tons of fun! The holiday decorations and Christmas music set the stage for a full blown holiday experience.

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I will definitely be heading back with the family before the holiday’s are over. All month long they have special events and are open for holiday fun skating December 21, 2019 to January 6, 2020! If you need skate, no problem. Skate rental is available for $4.00. For those skate challenged, they have walkers for support and they have these adorable little plastic seals for kids to sit on so adults can push around the little ones. There are also rink monitors just in the instance someone falls or gets hurt. A parent or guardian must sign a waiver for children under 18 years of age. And, I must warn you, wear a vest, hat and gloves – it is really cold! After a bout an hour I was frozen and ready for some hot chocolate and a cozy blanket to wrap up in.

To get more information on the public skating schedule and holiday events go to http://www.pbskatezone.com or call (561)963-5900. Palm Beach Skate Zone also offers private parties and skating lessons.

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This Weeks Family Fun Pick

Keep the Christmas spirit going and have good old family fun head by heading out to Harbourside Place in Jupiter this Saturday for the movie Elf on the waterfront at 6:30 pm. Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy directed by John Favreau and written by David Berenbaum. Starring Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf, this movie always spreads Christmas cheer!