What to Do on Father's Day in New York City

June 9, 2015 - by CG News Desk
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Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21, 2015. Take some time to thank Dad for all he has done with a great afternoon together. Here are some ideas. For a guide to restaurants offering special Father’s Day menus, click here. Need a gift idea? Click here.


Family Film Screening and Workshop: Father’s Day Heroes -  Noon-1pm. Surprise Dad on Father’s Day! Have your picture taken and add it to a unique Father’s Day mug fit for a superhero. Decorate your mug and then tell Dad what makes him your super hero in a personalized card. Appropriate for all agesReservations of up to five (5) children can be made. Sony Wonder Technology Lab, 550 Madison Ave., 212-833-8100;

Celebrate dad with the Canciones de mi Padre (Songs of My Father) Concert at New York Botanical Garden. Bring a picnic blanket and set up under the stars for a relaxed evening of music, food, and the continued celebration of Mexican heritage at the heart of the spring exhibition, FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life. Dad won't want to miss this throwback to the heyday of Linda Ronstadt with a performance of her landmark album of traditional Mexican folk songs. Visit La Casa Azul Taco Truck while you're here, and enjoy a complimentary cerveza or margarita included with your ticket to this Father's Day weekend concert. 6:30pm-9:30pm.


Father’s Day Weekend at Children's Museum of Manhattan - CMOM will be running some special Father's Day workshops over this weekend. Father’s Day Picture Frames: June 20-21, drop-in throughout day, ages 4 and younger. Father’s Day Wallet Design with Dan Golden Studio: June 21, 2pm and 3:30pm, 5 and older, sign up required. 
June 20, 10am-7pm, June 21, 10am-5pm.



Father's Day Brunch & Dinner Cruises with Bateaux New York 

Spoil dad with a savory meal, cocktails, enjoy music and incredible views aboard Bateaux New York. Brunch and dinner options available. 

Father’s Day at The Intrepid


The Intrepid celebrates Father's Day by extending the same price as kids! Bring Dad, and Grandpa too, for a fun-filled day. Click on the link for a coupon. Pier 86, W. 46th St. and 12th Ave., 212-245-0072;

Father's Day Cruise with Spirit of New York

It's not too late to book a special Father's Day brunch or dinner cruise with dad aboard Spirit of New York. For reservations, visit

Yankee Stadium Tours  

Dads that are Yankees fans would love to check out a Yankee Stadium Tour. Classic Individual Tours commence from 12pm to 1:40pm. Bilingual tours are also available. Call the Tours Department at 646-977-8687. Tickets online, adults, $20, at window, $25. You can purchase tickets at any Yankee Clubhouse Shop.  

Father's Day Cruises with World Yacht

Treat Dad to a hearty brunch or a delicious dinner and take in incredible skyline views aboard World Yacht. Reservations are going quickly!

Horror Father's Day Film Fest at Museum of the Moving Image

The Shining

For anyone looking for an alternative to Hallmark sentimentality, or for those parents—or non-parents—with great taste in movies and an appetite for horror, Museum of the Moving Image is offering screenings of three classic movies to mark the occasion-The Night of the Hunter (2pm), Eyes Without a Face (4:30pm) and The Shining (6:30pm).

Red Hook Jazz Festival - Join Brooklyn's Urban Meadow Community Garden for the 8th annual Red Hook Jazz Festival, 1pm-6pm. The grassroots event is dedicated to the support of the great music of jazz, the musicians who perform it and to bringing new individuals to the singular community-run resource that is the Urban Meadow Community Garden. Admission is $10 (children FREE.) Music acts lined up include the Kenny Wessel Quartet, The Mighty Grinders, Rez Abbasi's Junction, Eric Person Trio and Brooklyn Qawwali Party.

Summer Solstice - The perfect outing for Father's Day, this celebration will include Summer Solstice themed crafts for the kids and garden tours for all ages. Relax, renew and welcome the new season at QBG! Recycled & repurposed crafts (while supplies last), family Garden tour (noon), recycled high-fashion runway by Trashion Fashion Show (1pm), and story time (2pm). Queens Botanical Garden,


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