Family Events & Celebrations Welcome Kids of All Ages From Around The World


America’s Premier Shopping Places welcome the young and young at heart this summer with a variety of family-oriented events and activities sure to please even the littlest shoppers in your travel group.

Voted by New York City residents as the city’s “Best Kid Fest”, Children’s Day and Fireworks at South Street Seaport returns for its 16th anniversary on Saturday, June 13. The annual day-long event in lower Manhattan is renowned for its wide array of free family-oriented entertainment, which includes performances by recording artists Robbert Bobbert and the Bubble Machine among others, as well as story times and photo appearances by a cast of well-known children’s characters. The day concludes with an evening concert and two barges of Zambelli Fireworks, courtesy of Target. The event begins at Noon and includes a variety of activities and crafts led by area cultural and children’s museums and organizations. For complete details, visit Be sure to also stop by Little Airplane Productions on Front Street, the producers of children’s television programs such as “Oobi” and “The Wonder Pets!” Tours are available with net rates to tour operators. Visit

Celebrate Dad this year with a special Father’s Day family shopping event on June 20 at the Village of Merrick Park, located in Coral Gables Florida. The event will include live music, children’s activities and special in-store promotions. For more information, visit

Summer visitors to Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston will enjoy the Children’s Cobblestone Concert Series on June 27, August 15 and 29. Musical performances will provide family-friendly musical entertainment for the young and young at heart. Visit www.faneuilhallmarketplace for complete details.

“City Sand” brings the beach to Harborplace and The Gallery in Baltimore with amazing sand sculptures, live music and other fun family activities on Saturday, June 27. Eight to ten teams of architects, builders and design professionals will use more than 25 tons of sand to create spectacular, multi-dimensional sand sculptures while incorporating the 2009 theme, Edgar Allan Poe, in honor of the Baltimore poet’s 200th birthday. The event begins at Noon with team sand sculpture building, along with an afternoon of musical entertainment, culminating with a Jimmy Buffet tribute by the Key West Band from 8pm to 11pm.

America’s Premier Shopping Places, a unique collection of tourism-oriented shopping centers located throughout the USA owned by General Growth Properties, Inc. For a complete listing of America’s Premier Shopping Places and special offers for travelers, please visit

General Growth Properties, Inc. currently has ownership interest in, or management responsibility for, over 200 regional shopping malls in 44 states, as well as ownership in master planned community developments and commercial office buildings. The Company’s portfolio totals approximately 200 million square feet of retail space and includes over 24,000 retail stores nationwide. GGP’s common stock is trading in the pink sheets under the symbol GGWPQ. For more information, visit

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