This coming Sunday, July 16, is National Ice Cream Day. And what better way is there to celebrate this festive holiday than with free ice cream?
NoHo Asian hotspot KYU is commemorating the day with an ice cream social — and you’re invited! Just show up at the restaurant, which is located at 324 Lafayette Street, and tuck into the house’s homemade artisanal ice cream in one of several must-try flavors such as banana-bourbon, classic fudge sundae, and strawberry shortcake matcha swirl. The fun starts at 1 p.m. and lasts until supplies run out. The store respectfully asks patrons to limit their samples to one per person.
If you’re looking to sample ice cream that sounds alcoholic but isn’t, then head over to the Harry Potter New York flagship store in Herald Square, at 935 Broadway. An ice cream truck parked outside the store will be dispensing free scoops of butterbeer ice cream, a magical butterscotch-inspired treat that’s 100% muggle-friendly.
Finally, the Museum of Ice Cream (yes, there is a Museum of Ice Cream in New York, at 558 Broadway in SoHo) will be handing out free scoops of Friendly’s ice cream on both Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, the 16th. Friendly’s will also be providing free samples of the cold stuff at Hudson Yards Public Square and Gardens on Saturday and Sunday, in addition to featuring an above-ground pool filled with giant plastic sprinkles, which the kiddies are invited to romp in.