Weekend Warrior: Sunny Skies & Free Ice Cream

Photo: YBIA TGIF, and now what? Here's a look at events around New York City that are worth checking out.

All weekend:

Free ice cream sandwiches from the Coolhaus truck all weekend long. Yep. Get the 'Killer Combo' (a promotion for the upcoming season premier of Dexter), which entails one double chocolate cookie, one snickerdoodle cookie, and a filling of Tahitian vanilla bean and cherry swirl ice cream. (Click the link for the truck's changing locations.)

Eat Drink Local Week kicked off on Thursday, with a week of food and drinks deals at restaurants all over New York to follow. For a schedule of events and guide to the offers, check Edible Manhattan's website.

The People's Theatre Project hosts 'Inspired by... a festival of new plays out of Washington Heights,' with plays all weekend.


Celebrate the longest day of the year at the Swedish Midsummer Festival in Battery Park from 5pm to 8pm. (And enjoy the 'Swedish picnic-style delicacies' including tastes from Red Rooster)

Over 1,000 free concerts in New York City, all in one day. Schedule here.

"Homegoings," a documentary film by Christine Turner, will be shown (for free) at the Apollo Theater at 7pm with a live performance by composer and violinist Daniel Roumain, accompanied by the Harlem Chamber Players. RSVP is recommended.

Take your pick of Friday's free outdoor movies: National Treasure and French Cancan.

It's not Coolhaus' Killer Combo, but we'll take it. Photo: Ralph Dailey


If you're an early riser, listen in as the Harlem Green Economy Forum discusses the challenges and opportunities to joining the green economy.

Looking for another outdoor movie? Check out Mahalia Jackson: the Power and the Glory and the TropFest short film festival in Brooklyn's Prospect Park.


It's sold out, but if you can get tickets, this seems like it will be worth it. Bacon Bash II: a Celebration of All Things Bacon.

Or if you're looking to relax after a busy weekend, may we suggest packing a picnic for the beach?

Happy Weekend!