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The best FREE events in NYC this week: Häagen-Dazs & more

Willie Randolph throws out the ceremonial first pitch

Willie Randolph throws out the ceremonial first pitch before Game Four of the ALDS between the Yankees and Orioles on October 11, 2012. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Al Bello

Willie Randolph signs copies of his new book, 'The Yankee Way: Playing, Coaching, and My Life in Baseball'

Willie Randolph is a Yankee icon through and through. The born-and-raised Brooklynite, former player, captain and bench coach (not to mention coach of the Mets) will be at Barnes & Noble Citigroup Center Tuesday signing copies of his new book, "The Yankee Way: Playing, Coaching, and My Life in Baseball," a look at one of the greatest teams in baseball from the inside, including behind-the-scenes accounts spanning three generations of the team's history. (Tueasday, 12:30 p.m., FREE, Barnes & Noble Citigroup Center, 160 E. 54th St., 212-750-8033, bn.com)

Ice Cream Häagen-Dazs' Free Cone Day

It seems the weather is finally submitting to the fact that it's spring. And with the heat coming on, what could be better than cooling down with a nice, heaping scoop of ice cream? A FREE scoop of ice cream, that's what! Tuesday you can stop by one of Häagen-Dazs' locations throughout the city and score a creamy treat as part of FREE Cone Day. (Tuesday, 4-8 p.m., FREE, Häagen-Dazs, Staten Island Ferry Terminal, 263 Amsterdam Ave., 55C E. Eighth St., Penn Station, 2905 Broadway, 1188 First Ave., facebook.com/HaagenDazsUS)Festival

Zurich Meets New York: A Festival of Swiss Ingenuity

This week, you'll get an opportunity to travel to Switzerland for FREE. Well, OK, not really, but you can experience some of what Swiss city Zurich has to offer right here in the Big Apple as part of "Zurich Meets New York: A Festival of Swiss Ingenuity." From movie screenings to panel discussions to photo exhibits and even a virtual tour of the heart of Zurich using augmented reality technology, it's time to get your Swiss on. Check the website for event details. (Opens Friday through May 23, various times and locations, FREE, zurichmeetsnewyork.org)

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