Public Television’s Vme Brings Popular "Cocina" & "Planeta Feroz" to Boynton Beach Mall June 4 & 5

Programs Introduce Latin Style Family Fun to Shoppers through Educational Games for Prizes
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June 2, 2011 - PRLog -- BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Public television’s Spanish language network V-me (pronounced veh-me) will be bringing two of its most popular interactive programs – Vme Cocina and Planeta Feroz “El Encuentro” to Boynton Beach Mall on June 4 and 5. These FREE family fun showcases will invite shoppers to be part of the excitement and will offer a variety of prizes for participation including Simon GiftCards.

Vme Cocina (Cooking), hosted by talented chef Hamlet Garcia, aims to bring a fresh take on cooking and cuisine to the table by serving up unique recipes, innovative techniques, regional flavors and invaluable tips to learn and grow in the kitchen. Garcia will be overseeing an Iron Chef-style competition on June 4 from 1- 5 p.m. The four-hour event will feature various game booths where attendees can test their knowledge of ethnic foods from around the world for prizes. Then, three participants will be randomly chosen from the audience to compete in an Iron Chef-style cooking competition. Each will be given a stove and kitchen prep area as well as a set of ingredients (featuring a secret ingredient) and will have 30 minutes to prepare his/her dish. Three judges will also be chosen from the audience to judge the participants on taste, color, technique and creativity. All participants will receive a prize ranging from $25 to $100 in Simon GiftCards.

Planeta Feroz (Ferocious Planet), hosted by the engaging Alessandra Villegas, will invite shoppers to explore nature and learn about the complexity of the environment and the latest groundbreaking discoveries on June 5  through 20 minute “El Encuentro” (The Encounter) shows at 1:30; 2:30; 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. This live educational event will showcase animal trainers with a variety of creatures including a sloth, boa constrictor, parrot, cockatoo, owl, baby kangaroo, monkey, porcupine, armadillo, frog and others. Children will be able to take pictures with some of the animals. An educational exhibit with 10 different games and prizes will also be available. After visiting each animal station, visitors will receive a passport stamp on their animal passport that can be redeemed for a goody bag.

“We are absolutely thrilled to present these multi-cultural and educational experiences to our shoppers,” said Pamela Kluge-Rada, director of mall marketing and business development for Boynton Beach Mall. “This is another example of how Boynton Beach Mall is working with local media partners to provide free and engaging special events to our community.”

Boynton Beach Mall, owned by Simon Property Group Inc., features a Cinemark 14 Theater, Too Jay's Deli, Macy*s, Dillards Men’s and Women’s, JCPenney and Sears, along with 135 specialty stores and eateries, all set in a freshly renovated Florida garden setting. There’s something for everyone, from shopping and eating to entertainment and events. Boynton Beach Mall is located at 801 N. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida, 33426, just four miles west of the beach on Congress Avenue between Gateway Boulevard and Boynton Beach Boulevard and just west of I-95. Consumers can also follow the activities at Boynton Beach Mall on Facebook at or Twitter at . For further information, please call 561-736-7900 or visit .

About Vme TV
Vme has made the promise to be Contigo to Hispanic families delivering drama, music, sports, news, current affairs, Latin cinema, food, lifestyle, nature and educational pre-school content.  The 24-hour Spanish network, partnered with public television stations, is currently available in more than 10 million Hispanic homes.  Vme is the first venture of the media production and distribution company, Vme Media Inc.  Vme can be located on West Palm Beach’s Comcast Cable’s channel 203 and over the air digitally on WXEL 42.3 as well on channel 440 on DirecTV, channel 846 on DISH Latino, channel 9414 on DISH Network and channel 3015 on AT & T U-verse. To find out more, please visit

About Simon Property Group
Simon Property Group, Inc. is an S&P 500 company and the largest real estate company in the U.S. The Company currently owns or has an interest in 392 retail real estate properties comprising 263 million square feet of gross leasable area in North America, Europe and Asia. Simon Property Group is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employs more than 5,000 people worldwide. The Company's common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol SPG. For further information, visit the Simon Property Group website at
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