The Fruity Pop Workshop (FPW) launches Sunday, July 14 at Cooper Park in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This new pop-up class teaches children how to make healthy sodas with fruit available at their local farmers market. Children participate free of charge.
Taking the age-old lemonade stand as inspiration, we encourage children to be artisans, entrepreneurs, and change makers by making soda and selling it in their communities. Commercial sodas and fruit juices containing high-fructose corn syrup and other additives play a significant role in the childhood obesity epidemic. We believe that children who possess the skills to make their own beverages can lead healthier lives and positively influence the health of their families, friends, and neighbors.
FPW roams New York City, popping up at farmers markets and public spaces in low- and moderate-income areas, injecting a space for creative play and learning. Children and parents are invited to join a team of artists, educators, and other volunteers for 5-10 minutes of hands-on fun between the hours of 11am and 2pm.