* See a vintage baseball game accompanied by beer, brats, and hot dogs followed by a family game of rounders–19th century facial hair optional.
* Hike, bike, climb, fish, paddle and more at Central Park’s Adventures NYC.
* Run in a family race for all ages in Riverside Park.
* Compete in scavenger hunts throughout Central Park and the New-York Historical Society.
* Design unusual Father’s Day gifts using an unlikely art material—duct tape.
* Dads get free admission at the Children’s Museum of the Arts and lots of hands-on fun for all ages. Also visit the colorful Charlie Brown & Snoopy murals in the neighborhood.
* Decorate cookies or make a Neapolitan pizza at Eataly’s family cooking classes.
* Indulge in the culinary and cultural diversity of the LES at the Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival
* More egg creams plus global mashups such as pastrami/sauerkraut dumplings and Indian knishes at the Taste of Jewish Culture Street Festival.
FILM BUFF DADS
* See a screening of Pixar’s Finding Nemo, about a clownfish father’s love, plus make your own stop-motion films, check out the fun exhibition Jim Henson’s World, play classic video games and nerd out over Star Trek and Star Wars memorabilia.
* Fuel up with Venezuelan fried yumminess (and passion fruit sangria) at the nearby Arepas Cafe.
* Walk inside a rainbow bubble, capture a galaxy in a bottle, dance with Falu’s Bazaar and try more activities inspired by Himalayan Asia at the Rubin Museum Block Party.
* Enjoy Turkish music, food, dancing, art and a rooftop bazaar at Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s Ramadan Eid Festival
* Join a globe-spanning musical adventure as new recruits to the Agents of Jam in FunikiJam’s Music Garden (free tix for dads).
TIME TRAVELING & MUSIC LOVING DADS
* Dapper dads and flappers can dance, picnic, and admire vintage cars at Governor Island’s Jazz Age Lawn Party, one of our favorite NYC events.
* Listen to classical/jazz quintet Calliope Brass in the relaxed, fun atmosphere of Book Culture’s Long Island City location, plus enjoy bites from chef Sarah Lawson and beers for dad from a local brewery.
* Get out those old tie-dye t-shirts for an interactive live music experience featuring the music of The Grateful Dead.
In Keith Negley’s playful and emotional My Dad Used To Be So Cool, a new father looks back wistfully on his crazy times playing in a band, riding a motorcycle, and getting tattoos. Of course his young son still thinks he’s the coolest guy in the world. A great father’s day gift (even for dads who were uncool before kids :).
My Dad Used To Be So Cool
In Keith Negley's playful and emotional My Dad Used To Be So Cool, a new father looks back wistfully on his crazy times playing in a band, riding a motorcycle, and getting tattoos. Of course his young son still thinks he's the coolest guy in the world. A great father's day gift (even for dads who were uncool before kids :).
In this engaging picture book from the creator of Pete the Cat James Dean and bestselling author Joan Holub, colorful construction vehicle characters teach their kids to follow in their tracks. The Dump Trucks learn to get dirty. The busy Cement Mixer gives his daughter a hug. The Forklift cheers his son on. Trucks and dads – two of my son’s favorite things – come together with charm.