Ice Cream Cones in circleHow sweet it is—the Sweet Summer Series is back for the fourth summer of frozen treats, crafts, stories and friends! This summer, there 21 options to choose from at local ice cream and fro-yo shops, parks and playgrounds.

PJ Library®, along with its community partners, holds these events throughout the Greater Washington area. The idea was to have an opportunity to connect the 5,800 local PJ Library® families in an easy, fun and delicious way with each other, with Federation, with PJ Library and with the cosponsoring JCCs, congregations, preschools and day schools.

The Sweet Summer Series has been such a success locally, that it’s being replicated by other PJ communities across the country.

Here are the currently scheduled dates, with more to come, particularly in DC and NoVa. Bookmark the PJ Library® Community Calendar or this page for updates. If you have places to suggest in your neighborhood, please let us know!

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Tuesday, June 20, 5:30 pm: Ben and Jerry’s (Fairfax Corner, 4205 Fairfax Corner E Ave, Fairfax) with Gesher JDS and JCCNV’s Growing Jewish Families *

Tuesday, June 20, 5:30 pm: Ben and Jerry’s (Fairfax Corner, 4205 Fairfax Corner E Ave, Fairfax) with Gesher JDS and JCCNV’s Growing Jewish Families

Thursday, June 29, 6:30 pm: Milwaukee Custard (13934 Lee Highway, Chantilly) with JCCNV’s Growing Jewish Families and Temple Beth Torah

Wednesday, July 12, 5:30 pm:  Tutti-Frutti (Pike & Rose, 11802 Rockville Pike, Unit G, N Bethesda) with Bender JCCGW

Thursday, July 13, 6:00 pm:  16 Handles (The Kentlands, 639 Center Point Way, Gaithersburg) with Shaare Torah

Sunday, July 16, 4:00 pm: Cabin John Park (7400 Tuckerman Ln, Rockville) with Sherman ECC at Har Shalom **/***

Tuesday, July 18, 5:30 pm: Pleasant Pops (1781 Florida Ave NW, Adams Morgan) with the Edlavitch DCJCC  ***

Wednesday, July 19, 5:30 pm: Carmen’s (1115 Nelson Street, Rockville) with Temple Beth Ami

Sunday, July 23, 4:30 pm: The Meadows (One Loudon, 20548 Easthampton Plz, Ashburn) with JCCNV’s Growing Jewish Families

Tuesday, July 25, 6:30 pm: Yogi Castle (19877 Century Blvd, Germantown) with Congregation Or Chadash

Tuesday, July 25, 6:30 pm: Molly’s Yogurt (521 Maple Ave W, Vienna) with JCCNV’s Growing Jewish Families

Wednesday, July 26, 5:30 pm:  Adas Israel Outdoor Learning Environment (2850 Quebec Street NW, Cleveland Park) with Gan HaYeled at Adas Israel Congregation

Thursday, July 27, 6:30 pm: Zinga Frozen Yogurt (8942 Burke Lake Road, Springfield) with JCCNV’s Growing Jewish Families and Temple B’nai Shalom

Wednesday, August 2, 5:30 pm:  YogiCastle (Village at Shirlington, 4014 Campbell Ave, Arlington) with JCCNV’s Growing Jewish Families and Agudas Achim Congregation

Wednesday, August 2, 6:30 pm: Baskin-Robbins (Cabin John Shopping Center, 7909 Tuckerman Ln, Potomac) with B’nai Tzedek Greenzaid Early Childhood Center

Thursday, August 3, 6:30 pm: Carvel (3322 Wilson Blvd, Arlington) with JCCNV’s Growing Jewish Families and Etz Hayim

Tuesday, August 8, 5:30 pm: Baskin-Robbins (Congressional Plaza, 1617 Rockville Pike, Rockville) with B’nai Israel Schilit Nursery School

Wednesday, August 9, 5:30 pm: Baskin-Robbins (Fair Hill Shopping Center Spray Ground, 8100 Town Center Dr, Olney) with the Early Childhood School at B’nai Shalom of Olney */***

Tuesday, August 15, 6:30 pm: Beth Emeth ECC Playground (12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon) with JCCNV’s Growing Jewish Families and Congregation Beth Emeth **

Thursday, August 17, 5:30 pm: SweetFrog (100 Lexington Drive, Silver Spring) with Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim

Wednesday, August 30, 6:30 pm: Location TBD (Silver Spring) with KAA at Temple Shalom

Thursday, August 31, 5:30 pm:  Haagen-Dazs (7237 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda) with Congregation Beth El

* denotes that there’s a splash play area—bring a swimsuit and towel!

** denotes that it’s at a park (instead of a store).  Frozen treats will be served!

*** event is weather-dependent—please check Facebook to confirm that day.

All events are one hour long.