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Free Cone Day at Haagen-Dazs
There’s not much that can beat FREE ice cream in hot weather, so celebrate the warmth with a nice cool scoop of your fave flave, courtesy of Haagen-Dazs. The ice cream brand is offering up FREE cones Tuesday evening as part of Free Cone Day at 25 New York locations throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens. Visit the shop finder on the Haagen-Dazs Facebook page for info on locales serving up scoops. (Tuesday, 4-8 p.m., FREE, various Haagen-Dazs locations,


#SwoonUpNYC Single Series Happy Hour
So you’ve undoubtedly heard of online dating, but how about mobile dating? If you’re single and looking for a special someone, check out Swoon, the latest in dating apps, as you sip cocktails at Brother Jimmy’s Union Square Tuesday evening. A final event will be held at Haru Gramercy next Tuesday evening. For admission to the event, you’ll have to download the app, and then just start living up the SwoonLife! (Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., FREE, Brother Jimmy’s Union Square, 116 E. 16th St.,


Ken Burns & Sarah Burns
Telling the story of the Central Park Jogger case, “The Central Park Five” focuses for the first time on the perspective of the five black and Latino teens from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of the rape of a white woman in Central Park in 1989. Directors/producers Ken Burns and Sarah Burns will be at Barnes & Noble Tribeca on Wednesday evening signing copies of the DVD and the book “The Central Park Five: The Untold Story Behind One of New York City’s Most Infamous Crimes,” written by Sarah Burns. (Wednesday, 6 p.m., FREE, B&N Tribeca, 97 Warren St., contact the store for details, 212-587- 5389,


‘Rollin With the Homies’ by Tom Everhart
Artist Tom Everhart will showcase a collection of works, “Rollin With the Homies,” that focuses on Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the entire “Peanuts” gallery — get the pun? Get it? Everhart was educated by legendary “Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz, who encouraged Everhart to take his comic strip creations into the realm of fine art. You can check out the results at the AFA Gallery in Soho with the opening reception on Saturday. (Saturday, 7-9 p.m. opening reception; Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., FREE, AFA Gallery NYC, 54 Greene St., RSVP required, 212-226-7374,

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