Kids can meet characters such as Eddie and Sofie from the Fisher-Price Little People fire truck and school bus and Mattel’s Barbie at this summer’s Westfield Family Summer series at the Westfield South Shore and Westfield Sunrise malls, at 1701 Sunrise Hwy., Bay Shore and 1 Sunrise Mall, Massapequa respectively.

Free, live, interactive, 20-minute shows are followed by meet-and-greets for families to meet the characters. Families may also do coloring activities, win raffle prizes and receive special offers from participating stores and restaurants.

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The next event is the Little People: Healthy Competition at 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. at Westfield South Shore on Saturday, July 30, and at Westfield Sunrise at the same times on Sunday, July 31. Eddie and Sofie will sing and dance and teach kids that it’s OK for friends to have different interests. This event is geared to kids as old as 8.

In August, during the Barbie: You Can Be Anything show, Barbie will get kids up and dancing and believing they can do anything. That show happens at 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Westfield South Shore and on Sunday, Aug. 28, at Westfield Sunrise. This event geared for kids through the tweens.

“We are community malls and we like doing things for the community. We wanted to give parents and children a chance to come out and have some fun and not have to worry about a price tag being associated with it,” says Vanessa Mitton, marketing director for the malls.

Kids can meet characters such as the Eddie and Sofie from the Fisher Price Little People fire truck and school bus and Mattel's Barbie at this summer's Westfield Family Summer series at the Westfield South Shore and Westfield Sunrise malls, at 1701 Sunrise Hwy., Bay Shore and 1 Sunrise Mall, Massapequa respectively. Photo Credit: Mattel 2016

At South Shore mall, the events will be held in the Lord & Taylor court in front of that store; at Sunrise they’ll be in the Macy’s court in front of that store. For more information, visit westfield.com/southshore or call 631-665-8600 and westfield.com/sunrise or call 516-795-3550.