Kick off the month of May with the taste of summer at the first-ever Lemonpalooza on Monument Circle, hosted by Lemonade Day Greater Indianapolis. On Friday, May 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Circle-goers can enjoy live music and lemony desserts from The Garden Table and Wyliepalooza Ice Cream Emporium on the south quadrant of the Circle. Adults also can register their children for Lemonade Day on May 16.
In the last 5 years we’ve had something like 50,000 kids participate.” Jami Marsh, Director , Lemonade Day Greater Indy
Great food and music
The Garden Table, one of Indianapolis Monthly’s best new restaurants of 2015, will be selling made-from-scratch lemon bars throughout Lemonpalooza. Wyliepalooza also will be on hand selling frozen lemonade, frozen strawberry lemonade and lemon Italian ice reminiscent of the Indiana State Fair.
Two bands of instructors from Girls Rock! Indianapolis, Carrie & the Clams and Sister Thredgoode, will perform at 11 a.m. and noon. At 1 and 2 p.m., participants are invited to learn how to DJ from Deckademics, the first and only DJ school in Indianapolis, as student DJs Lorin Oliver and Naymliss spin some tunes.
Local personalities “Man the Stand”
Scott Jones, the local entrepreneur who brought Lemonade Day to Indianapolis, has loaned his iconic lemonade stand to a few local business and sports personalities who have agreed to “Man the Stand” and sell lemonade throughout the event. The schedule includes:
Every lemonade will be served in a commemorative Lemonade Day cup. All proceeds from “Man the Stand” benefit the Lemonade Day Seed Fund, which provides start-up capital to those in the program who do not otherwise have the resources to start their own lemonade stand.
RECIPE FOR Lime Thyme Lemonade
Start with Simple Syrup
Bring to a boil
1 ¾ c. sugar
1 c. water
Once sugar is fully dissolved, let cool
Add the juice of 5 to 6 fresh lemons
7 c. water
At this point you have a basic Lemonade
Now add the juice of 2 limes
10 sprigs of Thyme
Muddle (mash) up the Thyme into the juice
Serve cold and enjoy
Still time to sign up the kids for Lemonade Day
Registrations for Lemonade Day on Saturday, May 16, will be accepted at Lemonpalooza as well as online at http://indianapolis.lemonadeday.org/registration2015. Now in its sixth year, Lemonade Day Greater Indianapolis teaches young entrepreneurs how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand. More than 13,000 kids last year put the Lemonade Day philosophy of “Spend, Save and Share” into action, raising nearly $1.5 million in revenue and donating a portion of their proceeds to Indianapolis-area charities.
This is the second new event launched by Lemonade Day this week. On Monday, local organizers announced a partnership with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to select 10 “lemonpreneurs” to partner with a driver and sell lemonade on Pagoda Plaza on May 16, Indianapolis 500 Qualifications Day and the official Lemonade Day in greater Indianapolis and Fishers. Applications for this special program are due by Thursday, April 30.
About Lemonade Day Greater Indianapolis
Lemonade Day Greater Indianapolis began in 2010 after local entrepreneur and ChaCha Founder/CEO Scott Jones was introduced to the national initiative in Texas. The program teaches children the fundamentals of starting and owning their own business as well as giving back to their community. Lemonade Day Greater Indianapolis has a goal of 15,000 participants for this year’s event on Saturday, May 16. Presented by Ice Miller and Eleven Fifty. For more information, visit the website.
For more information visit their website at indianapolis.lemonadeday.org