Jonathan's Day; Fun in Palmetto Bay

Thank you to everyone who participated.  Below, are the links to our Facebook photo album and the CBS online photo gallery:

New Date:  January 20, 2018
8 am - noon
Coral Reef Park

--->Event has been rescheduled for January 20, 2018.  Read the CBS Miami News Article

--> Watch this CBS Focus on South Florida segment to learn more about this important event.

Uniting Kids of All Ages and All Abilities!

On Saturday,January 20th, the Village of Palmetto Bay will celebrate Jonathan's Day; Fun in Palmetto Bay and everyone is invited!  Our fun-filled event will bring families and friends together to meet one another and learn more about available community resources to help kids with unique abilities.  

There will be fun games, a fun zone, school performances, food and even a 2K Fun Run/ Walk (more details below.)

The Village of Palmetto Bay is committed to fostering inclusion in our community by implementing and promoting positive programs that benefit children of all ages and all abilities.  In its 2nd consecutive year in Palmetto Bay, this day of inclusion and acceptance is named after South Florida's very own Jonathan Mizrachi, the 13-year-old son of a CBS 4 Miami News employee.  Despite being autistic, Jonathan's fearless attitude toward life defines him much more so than his condition, and his exceptional outlook is something to be celebrated.  The event serves to connect parents, friends and families to resources and information that enrich the lives of children with unique abilities in a fun and celebratory outdoor environment.

The event will take place on January 20th at the beautiful Coral Reef Park, located at 7895 SW 152nd Street, from 8 am until noon.  Everyone is welcome to Jonathan's Day; Fun in Palmetto Bay; all kids, all abilities, all ages!  Just come prepared to have a great time.  Don't miss being part of the community connection that makes Palmetto Bay the best place to live, work and play. 

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Run for a Worthy Cause

Participate in our fun 2K Fun Run in support of this worthy event.  The race is open to anyone and everyone; walk, stroll, roll or run!  Regardless of your physical agility, everyone is invited and encouraged to participate. 

Interested parties should pre-register no later than Tuesday, January 16th to receive a discounted rate of $15 per registrant.  Same day registrations will also be accepted with a registration fee of $20 per participant.  Race participants will be given a special t-shirt.  Same day registrants will receive t-shirts on a first-come-first-serve basis while supplies last.

Register early and receive your discount and a t-shirt of your correct size!  Race starts at 9 am and takes place within the beautiful Coral Reef Park.

  • Click on the map to the left to see the run start and finish location and the route.
  • Pre-register for the race here before January 16 to receive a discount

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Thank You to Our Supporters

Palmetto Bay is thankful to have the support from the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD) and the Association of Agencies (AOA), along with that of CBS 4 Miami News.  These organizations are key service providers for individuals and families with unique abilities, and they continue to pledge their commitment to these families by supporting events such as Jonathan's Day.

Donate to Special Needs Programming in Palmetto Bay

You can also show your support by making a special donation to be used for future programs that will serve the Special Needs community in Palmetto Bay.  If you would like to give a donation, please click on the link below to donate online:

Become a Vendor for this Event

If your company offers a service that specifically caters to the special needs community and you are interested in participating in this event to offer and promote your product or service, please select the link below to register online and participate as a vendor.  

The registration deadline for potential vendors is Friday, January 5, 2018.