Living in Western New York, you know one of the surefire ways to know when summer has arrived is when the ice cream truck comes rolling through your neighborhood. Something about having a lovely ice cream cone on a hot summer day in the 716 makes everything seem right in the world.

Whether you're grabbing that cone from your favorite ice cream shop or your kitchen, there aren't many other things that are as refreshing. It was especially fun when you would have an ice cream party or social at school towards the end of the school year.

If the idea of having an ice cream with friends sounds exciting, then you want to clear your calendar this week to head into downtown Buffalo because a rather large ice cream social is coming to town.

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An ice cream challenge is coming to downtown Buffalo on Thursday, July 11, 2024, and organizers hope to give out thousands of scoops of ice cream.

Moose Tracks Ice Cream is teaming up with FeedMore WNY for their 10,000 Scoop Challenge.

The premise is pretty simple: Moose Tracks Ice Cream wants to donate $10,000 to FeedMore WNY, and every scoop of ice cream they distribute in Buffalo is worth $1.

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So, on Thursday, July 11th, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Buffalo's largest ice cream social will be held downtown in Lafayette Square. This fun and family-friendly event will include ice cream, games, and other fun activities.

More information about this event can be found on the Moose Tracks Ice Cream website and Facebook.

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10 Of the Most "Lickable" Ice Cream Destinations in New York's Southern Tier

This gallery looks at 10 of the most mouthwatering places to stop and grab an ice cream cone, sundae, or milkshake in the Sothern Tier. These ten go from Port Crane in the east, through the Triple Cities, and west to Corning and Horseheads. All are great, and we know, there are many others. So, please, if your favorite Southern Tier ice cream location did not make this list visit our Facebook page and give it a shout out!

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio

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