New Yorkers who scream for ice cream will have their every wish granted when Bryant Park hosts the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl® New York, a three-day “fun-raising” charity event that will feature an all-you-can-eat experience from some of the most respected frozen dessert brands in the country.
A Boston tradition for 35 years, the New York debut will showcase dozens of flavors served by top brands including Adirondack Creamery, Baskin-Robbins, Ben & Jerry's, Big Gay Ice Cream, Breyers, Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, Coolhaus, Graeter's Ice Cream, Häagen-Dazs, Vice Cream, and Wafels & Dinges (Belgian ice creams), with delicious non-dairy offerings from DF Mavens (vegan ice creams) and SAMBAZON (superfruit frozen sorbets.) Breads Bakery and UnReal Candy will provide toppings.
Scooper Bowl® New York takes place at Bryant Park’s Fountain Terrace (off Sixth Ave. & 41st St.) on Thursday, June 1, Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, from 12 noon to 9 PM each day. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite. Advance tickets will cost $20 per day and on-site tickets will be available for $25 per day.
According to organizer Brooke Biederman, proceeds will benefit the Jimmy Fund, which supports pediatric and adult cancer care and research at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and pediatric care at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, a provider of rehabilitative medicine for catastrophic injury and illness, clinical care, medical education, and advanced research.
Ms. Biederman, 25, first attended the Scooper Bowl® while she was undergoing treatment in 2015 at Spaulding following a boat accident. She thought it would appeal to many other cities. This expansion, with a first stop in New York City in 2017, was the idea pitched to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Bryant Park was chosen for its ability to attract midtown office workers, shoppers, tourists, commuters, and students.
“The Jimmy Fund and Spaulding – and the wonderful people who work at both - devote every effort to fighting life-threatening illness and injury,” said Ms. Biederman. “Bringing Scooper Bowl® to New York will bring happiness to all involved and at the same time, benefit two wonderful organizations. It’s a rare win-win.”
About the Jimmy Fund
The Jimmy Fund (www.JimmyFund.org) solely supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. The Jimmy Fund is the official charity of the Boston Red Sox, Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, and the Variety Children's Charity of New England. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund save countless lives and reduce the burden of cancer for patients and families worldwide. Follow the Jimmy Fund on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thejimmyfund and on Twitter:@TheJimmyFund.
About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
From achieving the first remissions in cancer with chemotherapy in 1948, to developing the very latest new therapies, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is one of the world’s leading centers of cancer research and treatment. It is the only center ranked in the top 4 of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals for both adult and pediatric cancer care.
Dana-Farber sits at the center of a wide range of collaborative efforts to reduce the burden of cancer through scientific inquiry, clinical care, education, community engagement, and advocacy. Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center provides the latest in cancer care for adults; Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center for children. The Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center unites the cancer research efforts of five Harvard academic medical centers and two graduate schools, while Dana-Farber Community Cancer Care provides high quality cancer treatment in communities outside Boston’s Longwood Medical Area.
Dana-Farber is dedicated to a unique 50/50 balance between cancer research and care, and much of the Institute’s work is dedicated to translating the results of its discovery into new treatments for patients locally, and around the world.
About Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
A member of Partners HealthCare, the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network includes Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, its main campus in Charlestown as well as Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod, Spaulding Hospital Cambridge and two skilled nursing facilities, as well as twenty-five outpatient sites throughout Eastern Massachusetts. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report named Spaulding a “Top Five” rehabilitation hospital in the nation. Spaulding is one of the few hospitals in the U.S. to be awarded the prestigious Model Systems designation in all three areas of care—Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Burn Injury—selected by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research. A teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Spaulding has been recognized for fostering the #1 residency program in the country for research output by Doximity Residency Navigator. For more information, please visit www.spauldingrehab.org.
About Bryant Park Corporation
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Bryant Park Corporation (BPC) is a private not-for-profit company which was founded to renovate, finance and operate Bryant Park. It is funded by income from events, concessions and corporate sponsors, as well as an assessment on neighboring properties, and does not accept government or philanthropic funds. In addition to providing security and sanitation services, and tending the park’s lush lawn and gardens, BPC provides public amenities and activities, including movable chairs and tables, café umbrellas, restrooms, restaurants and food kiosks, Wi-Fi, a carousel, a Winter Village complete with ice skating, and more than 1,000 exciting free public events throughout the year.
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