The view: FDR Four Freedoms Park
The view: FDR Four Freedoms Park
© David Stone / Roosevelt Island Daily

Summer's all about indulgence, warm sun, green trees and grass, relaxing with friends, sharing food, and what better way to spend Sunday is there than putting it all together in a spectacular setting?

Every Sunday in July, FDR Four Freedoms Park broadens its mission for becoming the peaceful place where people go to indulge their mellower freedoms, an oasis of fresh air and pleasure in the middle of a busy metropolis.

That continues this weekend,July 8th, with the second edition of Summer Sunset Sundays. The Park stays open until 8:30 to allow visitors extra hours to escape relax and enjoy.

This weekend, Warung Roadside joins Too Cool Chix, a Manhattan-based, women-owned business where Michele Elmer and Sharon Monahan "elevate the humble ice cream sandwich because they think outside the pint," to serve up small doses of heaven.

Warung Roadside brings the Bangkok street cart experience to NYC. Husband and wife team Trevor Lombaer and Pias Mongfer serve up modern takes on classic Thai street food. They've been nominated for a Vendy award in 2017 and has been featured in the New York Post and on AM New York.

And again this week withToo Cool Chix, you can suit yourself with classic vanilla bean sandwiched between rich chocolate cookies. Or, how about a "Beauty Bar?" That's Lavender Ice Cream with Soft Lemon Cookies. Just to be sure it sends you floating into an alternative universe, Michele personally hand grates the organic lemon zest for the cookies.

How About Something New? A Better Idea for a Summer Sunday at Sunset

FDR Four Freedoms Park's visitor counts have soared this year as it becomes better known as a special New York destination for people from around the world. The Park's theme settles into a lush green environment that doesn't forget the city but keeps it at arm's length across a quarter-mile of tidal water.

The tribute to President Roosevelt's resolve to make a better world is a moment to remember where Island named after him tapers gracefully into the East River.

In that spirit, Too Cool Chix does good as a way to doing well, making charitable giving a central part of their package. They support charities like Save the Children, No Kid Hungry, ASPCA and Planned Parenthood.

Making a one-day home in FDR Four Freedoms Park, Michele Elmer and Sharon Monahan hope you'll stop by to get acquainted on a mellow summer Sunday. To make that trip to Roosevelt Island even more tempting, they share this: 

"A Recipe for Dessert Alchemy: Take one nostalgia-inspiring childhood treat. Fold in two cool foodies on a delicious mission. Add locally-sourced, high-quality, all-natural & organic ingredients. Mix with a deep commitment to natural, original, artisan-created flavors…and you have Too Cool Chix Ice Cream Sandwiches!"

Hard to resist, isn't it? Why try?