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Mental Health Committee to Host Remembering & Healing Event

The Boynton Beach Mental Health Committee will host ”Remembering & Healing Together” on Sunday, May 15 (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm) at Centennial Park & Amphitheater (120 E. Ocean Ave.) in Downtown Boynton. This free, family-friendly event will provide the community with an opportunity to begin the healing process by honoring the memory of those lost to Covid-19. In addition, the event will include entertainment, music, children’s activities, a variety of mental health resources, a “Memorial” tree, and a meet & greet with therapy dogs. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to write a postcard and place it on the City’s 100 year old Banyan Tree (“Memorial” tree), take a photo with Artist Rubem Robierb’s 10-foot tall Healing Heart sculpture (a tribute to global health care workers, unveiled by BoyntonArts at City Hall during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic); take part in a community canvas painting with the Boynton Beach Mental Health Committee, plant seedlings with the Boynton Beach City Library; experience the healing powers of the Downtown Delray Drum Circle; play with giant Legos and more.

Participating mental health resource organizations include: 211 PBC Crisis Line, National Alliance on Mental Illness Palm Beach County (NAMI), South County Mental Health, Palm Beach County Youth Services, Boynton Beach Mental Health Committee, Boynton Beach Faith Based CDC, Genesis Community Health, Pathways to Prosperity, and Total Body Fitness.

Come hungry! Food trucks will be on site, offering up a variety of fare available for purchase.

Free parking is available on the corner of Boynton Beach Blvd. and Seacrest Blvd. (entrance is located off Boynton Beach Blvd.) Accessible parking will be available. 

For the safety of attendees, the following roads will be closed from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm on May 15: E. Ocean Ave. from Seacrest Blvd. to SE 1st St. and SE 1st Ave. from Seacrest Blvd. to SE 1st St.
                                                                                                                                                              
An ASL interpreter will be provided. For ADA accommodations, call 561-742-6241 or Florida Relay 711 or email ada@bbfl.us. 

For more information, visit boynton-beach.org/healing or email info@bbmentalhealth.org.

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