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Photos With The Mermaid 2019

July 19 - July 28
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WHAT:  900 North Michigan Shops has partnered with Bubbles Academy, Mario Tricoci, Aster Hall, Bellina Caetano, Chandon USA, and ocean conservation group, Blue Ring, to produce an underwater-inspired oasis of enchantment and engagement for mermaids and sailors of all ages. Starting Friday, July 19th, visitors can tuck into the iconic shopping center to do everything from visiting with a real-life mermaid in a dreamy, Instagrammable setting, to participating in ocean-themed art projects, and learning about ocean conservation. Kids can even commit to becoming an, “adopted child of the sea”, and receive a free pendant made of recycled plastic to remind them to keep waterways clear of pollutants. The mostly free activation runs from Friday, July 19th to Sunday, July 28th, and is open Monday through Saturday from 10AM-2PM, and Sunday from 12PM-4PM.

Activities to include:

Bubbles Academy pop-up will feature ocean-themed art projects like decorating a treasure chest, or making flowery, mermaid crowns, and an imaginary adventure across the sea complete with props, costumes and songs! For more information, and to register for classes visit http://www.bubblesacademy.com/bubbles-at-900/

Educational information on ocean conservation, and a chance to become an adopted, “child of the sea” by Blue Ring

Photos and visits with an enchanting, real-life mermaid, courtesy of 900 North Michigan Shops

Bellina Caetano will be showcasing their new summer collection, which includes some of the same, beaded jewelry the mermaid will be


Fishtail braid bar, and fish scale, face painting by Mario Tricoci

Sweet Star champagne splits by Chandon USA

Adorable seashell sugar cookies courtesy of Aster Hall


WHERE: All activities will take place on Level 2 of 900 North Michigan Shops:


WHEN: Friday, July 19th through Sunday, July 28th, 2019

Mondays through Saturdays, 10AM-2PM, and Sundays from 12PM-4PM.


COST: The following activities are free and open to the public:

·         Explore the ocean-themed Bubbles Academy space

·         Educational information on ocean conservation

·         Become an adopted, “child of the sea” – participants receive a blue charm necklace made of recycled plastic found in the ocean

·         Visits and selfies with the mermaid

·         Viewing of the new, Bellina Caetano summer jewelry collection

·         Fishtail braid bar

·         Fish scale, face painting

·         Seashell cookies


The following activities have fees associated:

Bubbles Academy

  •   Mermaid & Pirate Adventure – $25
  •  Treasure Chest Decorating or Mermaid Flower Crown – $10

Chandon Sweet Star champagne splits – $9.50

Pricing for photos with the mermaid are as follows, with a portion of proceeds benefiting ocean conservation non-profit Blue Ring:

  •  $30 (2) 5×7
  •  $40 digital download
  • $45 for (2) 5×7 and digital download



Start: July 19
End: July 28


Venue Name: 900 North Michigan Shops
Address: 900 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
Phone: 312.915.3916
Website: www.shop900.com


Organizer Name: 900 North Michigan Shops
Phone: 312.915.3916
Website: www.shop900.com