As the summer heats up, spread your wings and celebrate International Friendship Day “Rio” style with the funniest birds in town. Mall of Georgia and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment have teamed up to bring the message of friendship to children in Atlanta through fun-filled and interactive friendship activities. The hands-on activities are designed so that children can learn about the importance of friendship and understanding just like Blu, Jewel, Rafael, Luiz and the rest of the gang from the movie “Rio.”
“We’re delighted to host this event bringing children together in the spirit of International Friendship Day,” said Carol Cox, Director of Marketing at Mall of Georgia. “In today’s world where bullying is a concern of parents and children we want to promote the importance of friendship.”
Parents and children coming to the Rio-themed International Friendship Day event at Mall of Georgia can participate in a number of friendship activities including:
- Make a friendship bracelet for their BFF
- Take a friendship pledge to promise to be kind
- Watch scenes from “Rio”
- Create a mask
- Learn about caring and sharing
- Write a friendship letter
- Crafts and coloring activities
Kids in Atlanta will be encouraged to share and help others to receive a Friendship Day certificate. They will also be given Friendship Day postcards to write a letter of friendship to the city of Rio. The movie “Rio” comes to Blu-ray and DVD on August 2nd.
The 411 on International Friendship Day at Mall of Georgia:
- Date: Saturday, July 30, 2011
- Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
- Place: Mall of Georgia at 3333 Buford Drive, Buford, GA. 30519
About International Friendship Day:
The United Nations General Assembly has designated July 30th as the International Day of Friendship in an effort to strengthen ties among countries around the world. The resolution creating the International Day of Friendship was adopted unanimously by the General Assembly in May in recognition of the fact that friendship can contribute to the efforts of the international community to promote dialogue among civilizations, solidarity, mutual understanding and reconciliation.
About Mall of Georgia:
Mall of Georgia, the largest mall in the Southeast, includes more than 200 stores, including anchors Dillard’s, JC Penney, Belk, Nordstrom and Macy’s. “The Georgia Walk” through the mall features murals, artifacts, displays and themed courtyards showcasing Georgia history and heritage. A 20-screen theater, 3-D Imax and the Pavilion live music amphitheater provide ample entertainment options for Atlanta families. Multiple restaurants offer an array of choices, from casual to fine dining.
About the movie “Rio”:
“Rio” is the story of Blu, a domesticated Spix Macaw living thousands of miles away from his homeland, Brazil. When his human owner Linda discovers that he is the last male of his kind, they head south to Rio de Janeiro to meet the only other female. But it’s far from love at first sight between the socially-awkward, flight-challenged Blu and the fiercely independent, high-flying female, Jewel. Shortly after Blu’s arrival, the two rare birds are captured by greedy animal smugglers and find themselves lost in the Brazilian rainforest. Unexpectedly thrown together, they embark on a hilarious and clumsy adventure where they learn about friendship, love, courage and spreading one’s wings to fly.
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