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Spend Valentine's Day With Padma



Blobfish! Contrabassoon!

Maybe some of you don't remember that back in the days before ice cream came along I (Doug) was a professional bassoonist and contrabassoonist. For real. I went to conservatory and all that, and played in some pretty big-time orchestras. 

A while back my friend, the composer Michael Hearst, convinced me to unpack my contrabassoon and record a piece of his. Why not! We recently made a video of the piece for PBS. Here it is! Watch! Learn!



Archival: Genghis Barbie performing "All I Want For Christmas is You."


Happy Birthday to us (West Village edition)

Tuesday, December 3 is our West Village shop’s first birthday. Let’s celebrate!

We’ll have our new ice cream cart in front of Big Gay Ice Cream's 61 Grove Street store, and it will be loaded with ice cream that want very much to be in your bellies. How do you get a cup? Show us that you’ve checked in on Foursquare or make a donation (we suggest one dollar, though more is ) to the Ali Forney Center.

That’s it! You’ll be skipping away with a cup of either cardamom ice cream or vanilla ice cream with our Bourbon Butterscotch.

We’ll start the give-away in the afternoon- watch our twitter feed (@biggayicecream) for an exact time. We’ll keep handing over cups as long as we have stock, and that means we should be going well into the evening.

We’re also putting our t-shirts on sale for the occasion, and will have Ronnybrook Eggnog Soft-Serve and our Spicy Hot Chocolate available inside the shop.

Happy birthday to us!



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