Like other ice cream outlets before it, Carvel gets in on the Free Cone Day action today, with free swirls of their soft serve available at their NYC "shoppes," including the hybrid Cinnabon and Subway-style joints. The chain will be giving away a junior cup or cone of the aerated ice cream from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., in either vanilla, chocolate or Nutella flavors.

Downtown dwellers can take advantage of the new shop at 9 Broadway, which made its grand debut this week. As a double deal, the new shop will also be doing a second Free Cone Day on Saturday, May 2nd from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Appearances by the famed Cookie Puss could not be confirmed at press time.