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What to Do on Father's Day in NYC 2016

June 13, 2016 - by CG News Desk
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Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19th in 2016. New York has a slew of activities for Dad, from iconic stadiums to battleships to international culture. (We've also got some great suggestions for gifts and dining for Dad.) Read on for our picks for the best things to do for Father's Day 2016.

Father's Day NYC: Culture

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For a different slant on New York history and culture, take Dad to the Lower East Side and the Egg Rolls, Egg Creams & Empanadas Festival, hosted by the Museum at Eldridge Street. Jewish, Chinese, and Puerto Rican tastes, traditions, sights, and sounds all come together in an afternoon-long street fair.

Father's Day NYC: Cruises

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

Father's Day NYC: Exploring

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Governors Island, which is just a short ferry trip from Manhattan and Brooklyn, is celebrating Father's Day with a weekend festival focused on New York history and artistry. Open House activities on Saturday and Sunday include cannon demonstrations, arts and crafts workshops for families, a scavenger hunt, Imagination Blocks for fort building, and talks and visits to the Fort Jay eagle, a one-of-a-kind sculpture currently competing for grant money for restoration (it's adorned Governors Island for two centuries now). You can help save this piece of history by casting your vote for preservation funding here.

Father’s Day NYC: History

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Dads looking to explore should check out the legendary aircraft carrier that’s now the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. The museum includes the Space Shuttle Pavilion, home to Enterprise, the world’s first space shuttle, plus a submarine and 27 authentically restored aircraft. Visit Intrepid's website for a coupon that will get Dad onboard for the price of a child.

Father’s Day NYC: Theatre 

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The incredible Frank Langella has added a fourth Tony to his trophy shelf for his extraordinary performance in The Father. The show is closing, but there are still performances running through Father's Day. Check out City Guide's sister site Thought Gallery for a special discount code good for 25% off the best seats in the house.

Father’s Day NYC: Yankees/Baseball  

Yankee Stadium Tours is a must for all baseball fans visiting New York City. Visitors will have a memorable experience exploring the home of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees. The stadium is a fantastic destination for all ages, and group and family tours are available during both the season and the off-season. Visitors can also check out Monument Park during their tour and see legendary Yankees’ monuments, plaques, and retired numbers. (The Yankees will be on a road trip, but the Mets are homehosting the Braves at 1:10pm at Citi Field in Queens.)

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