Naturally, hot and humid July is National Ice Cream Month (as designated by Ronald Reagan in 1984. For realsies). And apparently, various makers of this deliciousness are going to be scooping it down your Billyburg throats this weekend. Yum! So go and bask in this refreshing treat. Because what’s better than ice cream? NOTHING!
SATURDAY, JULY 16
Ben & Jerry’s 2011 Scoop Truck Tour
Score a free scoop of that Cherry Garcia (or whatever you prefer) from the Ben & Jerry’s truck.
N. 6th (between Berry and Wythe)
11:30AM to 2:00PM
The foodie hit will be serving up several local variations on the ice cream theme. Vendors include the latest buzz creamery Ample Hills as well as other faves People’s Pops, Raw Ice Cream, Early Bird Ice Cream, La Newyorkina, Kelvin Natural Slush, Chozen, Steve’s, Milk Made and Blue Marble.
Williamsburg Waterfront (between N. 6th and N. 7th at the East River)
9:00AM to 5:00PM
SUNDAY, JULY 17
For some reason, the Coolhaus truck always eludes us…or calls it quits when a SummerScreen gets mini-tornadoed. Booo. However, we’ve been creepin’ on their Twitter feed, and turns out their ice cream sammies will be out in the Burg this Sunday…and every other Sunday thereafter!
Artists & Fleas, 70 N. 7th Street
10:00AM to 7:00PM
The Ice Cream Takedown
This one’s not in our hood, but 20-30 flavors of ice cream plus booze and a photo booth sound pretty damn tempting (even if it’s in Gowanus).
The Bell House, 149 7th Street
$15 [SOLD OUT]
And of course, don’t forget this local go-to delight we all hit up on the regs.
Van Leeuwen (Truck)
Bedford Ave and N. 7th
Van Leeuwen (Store-Front)
632 Manhattan Ave (between Bedford and Nassau)