A group of distinguished artisans share their talent daily with our center’s visitors and showcase their works year-round at the Ricardo Alegría Cultural Hall, located on the third level, Grand Court, by the JCPenney entrance. Among the artistic disciplines showcased are: wood carvings, clay, metal, crystal, natural soaps, hammocks and typical musical instruments, among others.
Plaza Las Américas coordinates larger artisan fairs throughout the year, giving a larger number of artisans the opportunity to exhibit and sell their handcrafted works to PLAZA’s visitors. The main artisan fairs take place in January, during Easter week and in the month of June. For more information about the artisan program, please contact Mangie Figueroa al (787) 474-7451.
Each Holiday Season, Plaza Las Américas becomes the showcase for a beautiful exhibition of Christmas artwork created by talented children from the Nemesio R. Canales I Elementary School.
As part of their class projects, the children create a drawing of “The meaning of Christmas” to them. In turn, Plaza hosts the Christmas Card Artwork Contest to select one drawing to be featured in the Shopping Center’s Holiday Cards. There is nothing better than fostering creativity among talented kids. Who knows? Maybe one of these kids will become the next great Puerto Rican painter.
"Due to the COVID-19 emergency, this activity could not be carried out in 2020."
From Thursday through Sunday, every weekend of the month, the largest Farmer’s Market in Puerto Rico opens its doors to the public at PLAZA. Close to 40 Puerto Rican agricultural enterprises participate with a variety of over 100 agricultural and artisan products such as fruits and vegetables, herbs, meats, coffees, sauces, dressings, breads and pastas, among others. In addition to tasting and purchasing local high-quality products, you will be stimulating the Puerto Rican agricultural industry when you buy from the Farmer’s Market. The Farmer’s Market located on the third level, Grand Court, across from the JCPenney entrance. Hours of Operation: Thursday - Saturday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM and Sunday 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Our Athletes! All energy and sparkle, this group of senior citizens meets on the first level of the shopping center in front of Macy’s, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7 AM to 9 AM to exercise and socialize within a support group of friends. PLAZA’s Mall Walkers complete a two-hour routine that includes aerobics, walking, free weights and stretching; demonstrating that age is not a limitation for the body to function in optimal levels.
Close to 350 persons belong to the Plaza Las Américas Mall Walker’s family, which gathers to celebrate their anniversary each October. In addition to exercise, they share other group activities such as: cultural trips, special events, educational seminars by health professionals; they also participate in visits to hospitals and some even volunteer at charitable institutions. The group has awards and recognition from the Department of Sports and Recreation among other institutions. Their experiences and energy set an example for all. ¡Join the group! For more information please visit the Customer Service Center, 1st level, Grand Court.
During the COVID-19 emergency, MCS has offered the exercise classes virtually on our Facebook page.
Empowers deaf persons to place VRS calls to hearing persons and have a conversation in real time. An ASL interpreter in a call center “relays” the conversation between the two parties, empowering Deaf callers to use their native language – American Sign Language (ASL), and the hearing person to use spoken Spanish or spoken English.
Did you know that the coins collected in the fountain located in front of Macy’s go to non-profit organizations?
The fountain with sculptures of marine life that includes manatees, turtles, and fish, supports the fundraising efforts of various organizations. The coins that visitors deposit in this fountain are donated to different institutions throughout the year, to help them carry on their mission. When you make a wish by throwing coins in this fountain, you will be contributing to a labor of love.
Plaza Las Américas supports the fundraising efforts of several organizations such as the Make A Wish Foundation, by donating all the coins collected in the North Fountain that leads to the "La Terraza" Food Court. The North Fountain was named the Children’s Fountain in honor of all the kids that are part of the program. Throughout the year, all the coins collected are donated to various non-profit organizations to help continue providing services to Puerto Rican children.
To make a request, please apply in writing, detailing the organization’s name and mission, desired dates, purpose of the activity, contact person and phone number and include a copy of the “Certificate of Incorporation as a Non-Profit Organization.”
Once requests are evaluated, personnel from Plaza Las Américas will contact you regarding the status of your request. No requests will be approved or confirmed without a written application as described above.
All written requests should be sent to:
Carlos I. Ayala
Plaza Las Américas
San Juan, PR 00936-3268