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Harlem’s Sugar Hill Creamery to raise money to fight racism through nationwide ice cream event this weekend

Sugar Hill Creamery co-owner Nick Larsen scoops strawberry-basil and blackberry-pistachio flavors on June 26, 2019. (Photo Credit: Linda Rosier)

A Harlem ice cream shop is raising money to help build a Black experimental art school on National Ice Cream Day.

On July 19, Sugar Hill Creamery (located at 184 Lenox Avenue) will partner with Ice Cream for Change, a global ice cream sale that advocates for social change and civic action. Ice cream shops across the country that participate in Ice Cream for Change will donate a percentage of their sales that day to organizations that are fighting against racism.

Sugar Hill Creamery is raising money for The Black School, an experimental art school that teaches radical Black history through art and educational programming, as well as through public projects, design services, and exhibitions. The Black School is working on building a 21st century schoolhouse in New Orleans that will serve as a community center for arts education.

In the past 14 days, the school has raised over $100,000. For more information, visit theblack.school.

For 3 years, Sugar Hill Creamery has created handmade, small-batch ice cream and non-dairy desserts for the Harlem community. Owned and operated by Harlem residents Petrushka and Nick Larsen, Sugar Hill Creamery serves classic and season flavors inspired by their Caribbean and Midwestern cultures.

Sugar Hill Creamery will be open from 12-10 p.m. on July 19. For more information, visit www.sugarhillcreamery.com or www.icecreamforchange.org.

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