We’re all ready for the partial government shutdown is over, but those that are getting hit the hardest are the furloughed government employees. Local Palm Beach County recognize that and are helping them out by offering free deals until the shutdown is over. Free food, rides and cultural activities are just part of what’s being offered; other companies are waiving late fees and are working with those affected on an individual basis.
Here are some local freebies for furloughed government employees in Palm Beach County:
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line
Port of Palm Beach, 1 East 11th St, Riviera Beach
Offer: Complimentary buffet lunch and afternoon aboard the ship
Dates: Through January 31 (except Jan 20-24, 27-31 or until the shutdown is concluded from 12-3 p.m.
Notes: Federal Employees should call 800-374-4363 to reserve their lunch. Bring ID.
Subculture Group Restaurants (Kapow!, Subculture Coffee, DADA, Dubliner, Honey)
Offer: Eat for free (plus, immediate family)
Notes: Call the venue in advance to confirm what they are offering. ID required.
Offer: $20, one-time credit, to be used at any of their restaurants
Notes: Not valid on Taco Tuesday or on alcohol. ID required.
Offer: Free rides in Smart Service for federal employees
Dates: Until the government reopens
Notes: Complimentary rides must be booked in one of the Brightline stations. ID required.
Boca Raton Museum of Art
501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
Offer: Free Admission for federal government workers and one guest
Notes: Valid with ID
Bikram Yoga West Palm Beach
1815 Parker Ave, West Palm Beach / (561) 366-0072
Offer: Free yoga and pilates classes
Notes: Bring Federal Employee ID