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The Fruity Pop Workshop, Jamaica, Queens

The Fruity Pop Workshop, Jamaica Farmers Market, Queens, NY, 2014. Photo: Tattfoo Tan

 

The Fruity Pop Workshop returns to the Jamaica Farmers Market in Queens.

 

The Fruity Pop Workshop is a pop-up educational experience geared toward children aged 4–11. Through hands-on instruction they learn how to make fizzy drinks with fruit from their local farmer or grocer—a low-cost and healthier alternative to sugary sodas and fruit juices. In addition to walking children through the process of soda-making, workshop educators help children understand food’s relationship to basic building blocks of art—color, texture, and shape—and guide them through a food-based art activity such as fruit stamping. The Fruity Pop Workshop was developed in 2013 in collaboration with artist Tattfoo Tan.

 

As DNAinfo recently reported, The Fruity Pop Workshop was “so popular” at the Jamaica Farmers Market last year “that the organizers decided to bring it back to the neighborhood and offer it for four weeks.” Drop by our table on Saturdays, July 26–August 16, 11am–1pm (map).