* Big Gay Ice Cream Book Tour *

We are happy to announce the following dates and cities have been scheduled for our book tour. Full details and updates will be announced shortly.

April 27 (Monday) New York City 
The Strand 7pm
With special guest Stacy London
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April 28 (Tuesday) New York City
National TV appearance TBA 

April 29 (Wednesday) Jersey City
Carrino Provisions 7pm-9pm
With special guest Dale Talde
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April 30 (Thursday) Philadelphia
Juniper Commons 6pm-8pm
With special guest Kevin Sbraga 
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May 1 (Friday) Seattle
Book Larder 6:30pm-8pm
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Q&A and signing

May 2 (Saturday) San Francisco

May 3 (Sunday) San Francisco
Omnivore Books 3pm-4pm
With special guest Jake Godby of Humphry Slocombe
Q&A and signing

May 4 (Monday) Los Angeles

May 5 (Tuesday) Los Angeles

May 6 (Wednesday) and May 7 (Thursday) Los Angeles
Fast Company FC/LA Creativity Counter-Conference
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Use code "SAVE100" for discount


May 9 (Saturday) Montreal
Appetite for Books
Demo, Q&A, Signing
Information and tickets TBA

Joe Beef
Dessert Take-Over
Information and Times TBA

May  10 (Sunday) Montreal
Gema Pizzeria 12pm-3pm
Dessert Take-Over

May 11 (Monday) Toronto
Terroir Hospitality Symposium

May 12 (Tuesday) Toronto
Lisa Marie & Fidel Gastro 6-8pm
Dinner and Bingo
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* Future cities and events to be announced throughout the summer. 


April 13 (Monday) 8pm-12am
Doug is a guest on The Goddamn Dave Hill Show, WFMU

April 28 (Tuesday)
Big Gay Ice Cream Book hits stores and our book tour begins

May 11 (Monday) 7am-6pm
Big Gay Ice Cream will be presenting at the Terroir Hospitality Symposium.
Arcadian Court, 401 Bay Street, Toronto ON

June 9 (Tuesday) 6pm-9pm
The Great Chefs Event benefitting Alex's Lemonade Stand
Philadelphia Navy Yard 

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Golden Girls Day / $ for Ali Forney Center

Bryan and I have always been fans of Bea Arthur. Bryan grew up with dreams of spending lazy Miami evenings on the lanai with Dorothy Zbornak, and as a child I would lay in bed and try to imagine Maude Findlay yelling at Walter in the next room. When Bea Arthur died in 2009, she left a rather sizable chunk of change to the Ali Forney Center. That sealed her fate with us- her name was adopted by one of our most popular (and, not coincidentally, golden) ice cream cones, and we’ve been married to Ms. Arthur (in a way) ever since.

New York City and the Ali Forney Center have recently announced that a long-boarded up crack house on East 13th street will become The Bea Arthur Residence For Homeless LGBT Youth. We couldn’t be more amazed at how it is all coming together, and right in our shop’s neighborhood!

Let’s raise a few dollars for Ali Forney and Bea Arthur! We are proclaiming Friday, September 14 “Golden Girls Day” at our shop. That day marks the 27th (!!!!) anniversary of the show’s premier. God, don’t you wish shoulder pads would finally come back?

Come by our shop that day if you can- we’ll be collecting money for the Bea Arthur Residence. Here's how you can give:

- Pick up a Bea Arthur cone. 100% of the proceeds from every Bea Arthur cone sold will go to Ali Fornay

- UPDATED: Melt Bakery will donate 100% of the proceeds from their Rue McClanahan ice cream sandwich

- ALL tips will be donated- so empty your change jar, look for coins in the couch, or cash out your IRA

- NOTE: This is at our shop- 125 East 7th Street. The truck is not able to take part in this venture.

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