It's not officially summer in NYC until you've there's a half-melted ice cream cone dripping down your forearm. And before you rush off to plan that weekend trip to the Hamptons or Montauk, just don't forget about everything you can do first within the city itself—including sipping cocktails before Shakespeare in the Park and, yes, beating the heat with all-you-can-eat ice cream.
This unlimited frozen treat fest will feature almost nine tons of ice cream from beloved creameries like Big Gay Ice Cream, Ben & Jerry's, Van Leeuwen and more. Proceeds will go toward the Jimmy Fund, a foundation supporting cancer care and research.
Dance off the squid-ink pasta to a variety of live performers each weekend at this intimate Sardinian restaurant in Greenpoint.
Whether you work the line at a fancy restaurant or your stovetop at home, stop by Tilit's showroom for its cooking attire sample sale, where items like chef's pants, aprons and coats are up to 50 percent off.
Relax in the skylit dining space of The Milling Room before your showing of Othello. The restaurant is offering a special, Shakespeare-inspired pre-theater menu; return after the curtain call with your ticket in hand for discounted drinks at the bar.
Saturday, June 2
Tastings from more than 40 restaurants, cheese-pairing lessons and live cooking demos make this festival well worth the ferry ride over to Staten Island.
The popular stationery company is celebrating its third birthday with a carnival-themed dim sum party, complete with a dumpling tasting menu, festival games and a few classic state fair desserts.
Sunday, June 3
Try the cuisines of Paraguay, Ireland, Korea and 20 others as you dance up and down this Queens boulevard to live music.
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