What does it take to be counted among the best ice cream shops in New York? The quality of the ice cream, for one. The creativity and variety of flavors, for another. But more than that, you need to have the right disposition: Ice cream is the ultimate childhood treat, the stuff of lasting memories. In other words, the ice cream shops on this list know they're scooping up magic.
Summer is in full swing and the July events calendar for kids in NYC is jam-packed with summer fun and adventure. There is no shortage of things to do with kids in the city to keep them entertained while they’re out of school, but higher temps mean that activities that can beat the heat are at the top of the list. From water parks and water playgrounds to indoor activities and ice cream, you’ll be able to keep the kids cool while having fun. July is also a good time to enjoy the fresh air with activities like family-friendly hikes and biking trails. You can pack up the family and head out for a weekend getaway, but if you’re in the city, be sure to check out these seasonal and limited-time-only summer events this month. Looking ahead? Check out our August events calendar for kids in NYC.