Free Indoor Events To Help You Beat the Heat This Summer At Mall Of The Americas

Mall of the Americas' family-friendly summer events include a health and safety expo, an all-American arts and crafts show, a community blood drive, and a back to school celebration.

Online PR News – 11-June-2012 – Miami, FL – MIAMI, Fla. – “Let’s go the mall!” is a familiar phrase in Miami between the months of June and September, when air conditioning becomes a vital necessity. Mall of the Americas, located just off the Palmetto Expressway on W. Flagler Street, is holding events all summer long for those wanting to escape summer’s engulfing heat and humidity.

• Hispanic Blood Drive, June 15-17: Be a “Hero of Life” and receive a pair of Miami Marlins tickets when you donate during this annual, county-wide blood drive to Community Blood Centers of South Florida. Three state-of-the-art, air conditioned bloodmobiles will be stationed at mall entrances from 10 am to 7 pm Friday through Sunday. Donors may also receive vouchers for free pizza, goodie bags for the kids, and will be entered into a raffle to win prizes, including a party suite at Marlin Stadium for up to 20 people. Popular music and delicious food will also be available all weekend long.

• Community Health & Safety Expo, June 30: This fun, family-friendly event will be interactive and educational. Insurance agents, medical professionals and safety experts will be on hand from 12 pm to 5 pm to answer questions while you have your blood pressure taken, get an eye exam or enjoy a relaxing massage. Bring the kids to interact with policemen, fireman and EMTs, as well as McGruff the Crime Dog, who will be flying in by helicopter! Mix 98.3 FM will be raffling prizes while they broadcast all of your favorite music live from a radio remote at center court. For more information, visit our Facebook events page:

• Made in the USA, July 13-15: Celebrate America during our month of Independence at this Arts & Crafts showcase, featuring items made right here in the USA. A great shopping opportunity for unique gifts, there will also be delicious food, lively music and activities for the kids. Open during regular mall hours on Friday and Saturday from 10 am – 9 pm, and Sunday from Noon to 7 pm. Call 786-536-6622 for more information, or visit

• Back to School Fest, Aug 10-12 & 18: Join popular radio stations Mix 98.3FM and Radio Disney AM990 at Mall of the Americas as we get your kids ready to go back to school! We’ll have health screenings, kid printing and plenty of interactive activities to engage your kids during the last dog days of summer. Visit our events page ( and stay tuned to the radio stations for updates on prizes, activities and times.

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Mall of the Americas is located at 7795 W. Flagler Street, just off the Palmetto Expressway in Miami, Fla. Retailers include Tiger Direct, Old Navy Outlet, Marshalls, Ross Dress for Less, as well as AMC Theatres, Home Depot and the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles. The mall is owned and managed by Sterling Organization.

Sterling Organization is a vertically integrated private equity real estate firm that has an established track record of providing exceptional risk-adjusted returns to its partners, in both relative and absolute terms. Sterling Organization currently owns retail and commercial real estate in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Sterling Organization is headquartered in Palm Beach, Fla.