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.