One of the summer's most worthy holidays is National Ice Cream Day—a.k.a. free ice cream day—which falls on the third Sunday of the month. This year it's on July 21, 2013. The holiday was founded by Ronald Reagan in 1984 alongside his designation of July as National Ice Cream Month; he created both in recognition of ice cream's immense popularity (nearly 90 percent of the country's inhabitants eat it), its nutrition and, most of all, how fun it is to eat. In-the-know New Yorkers can celebrate the holiday by scoring freebies from national chains, attending events and by visiting our favorite ice cream shops in the city for a bite (or two or five) of creamy, icy goodness. Plan your trip around one of our fave playgrounds so you can let the kids run off some of their ice-cream-fueled steam.
When is National Ice Cream Day?
National Ice Cream Day is typically on the third Sunday of July. This year National Ice Cream Day is on Sunday, July 21, 2013.