Father’s Day Events for Kids and Families

Father's Day Events for Kids and Families
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Father’s Day Events for Kids and Families

Father’s Day is coming up this weekend and, if you haven’t already,  it’s time to start planning a fun-filled weekend of activities to make your dad feel a little extra love.

There are many Father’s Day events and activities taking place in and around NYC that are perfect for all ages and are sure to be popular spots for all families!

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Manhattan

Father’s Day Picnic

Corlears Hook Park, 397 FDR Drive, Lower East Side
Saturday, June 15, 12pm
All Ages
Free

Celebrate Dad with a fun-filled Father’s Day Picnic with Aunt Hilda’s Pet Care Services & Vetted Primary Pet Care! Get professional veterinary care tips and service demos, while TagTeamArtist will be capturing your furry friends with doggy sketches. Aunt Hilda herself will be there to provide free pawtraits to attendees! It’s a family afternoon filled with music, food, and lawn games.

Father’s Day Pop-up

Grand Bazaar NYC, 100 West 77th St., Upper West Side
Sunday, June 16, 10 am – 5 pm
All Ages
Free

Get ready for a Father’s Day shopping experience at New York City’s largest and oldest curated weekly shopping market. This special themed event is dedicated to celebrating fathers with a unique selection of vendors, each specializing in products that dads love. Explore a world of men’s apparel and accessories, designed to keep dads looking sharp and at the top of their game. 

The Dad Games!

Dave and Buster’s – Times Square, 234 West 42nd St., Midtown
Sunday, June 16, 12 pm 
All Ages
$42.24-$59.56

Grab the fam & battle for fatherly glory in the first-ever Dad Games. Champion your team as you compete against other families in an epic arcade showdown. 

A Beard Like My Dad, Sugar Hill Kids Are Lit! Father’s Day Event

Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, 898 St. Nicholas Ave., Sugar Hill
Sunday, June 16, 1 – 2 pm
Ages: 3 – 8
$9; children younger than 8 are free

Celebrate fatherhood and New York with author Michael Warren and artist/illustrator Melvin Nesbitt Jr. as they share their book, A Beard Like My Dad! This interactive, participatory reading will include a collage workshop with the artist.

Panasonic House of (RED)

House Of (RED), 27 Mercer St., Tribeca
Sunday, June 16, 11 am – 4 pm
All Ages
Free

Step into a fully immersive Panasonic House of (RED) shoppable pop-up house. Lounge in a cozy living room with gaming and immersive audio, take a seat at a kitchen table for fresh baked cookies, get creative in the studio and pose for a photo, and even sneak a peek in the closet to get glammed up with blowouts, shaves and beard trims. As a special treat in celebration of Father’s Day, all Dads will enjoy a professional beard shave or trim in the glam closet from the iconic Astor Place Barber Shop (first come, first serve; while supplies last).

Mozart for Munchkins at Backyard at Hudson Yards: Dad’s Day Delight- A Musical Extravaganza

Backyard at Hudson Yards, 20 Hudson Yards, Chelsea
Saturday, June 15, 11 am – 12 pm
Ages 8 and under
Free

This Father’s Day, Mozart for Munchkins brings the best of classical, jazz, show tunes, and more, featuring prominent artists from Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Broadway.

Bronx

Family Tree for Father’s Day

Wave Hill, 4900 Independence Ave., Riverdale
June 15 & 16, 10 am – 1 pm.
All Ages
Included with admission: $4-$10

Celebrate a father figure in your life. Design a tree sculpture using your family as inspiration. Personalize this as a special gift to hold precious photographs or drawings. At 11:30 AM, families can enjoy a storytime program in the Gund Theater; all ages are welcome. 

Brooklyn

The Dad Games!

Day at Dave & Buster’s Brooklyn Atlantic, 625 Atlantic Ave., Park Slope
Sunday, June 16, 12pm – 2 pm
All Ages
$34.62

Grab the fam & battle for fatherly glory in the first-ever Dad Games. Champion your team as you compete against other families in an epic arcade showdown. Team colors, matching t-shirts, or themed-family outfits are encouraged! 

Sunday Storytime x Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy., Prospect Heights
Sunday, June 16, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm & 1 – 1:45 pm.
Ages 2-5
Free

Listen to stories, sing songs, make crafts, and enjoy time together on Father’s Day. Afterward, stay and explore the Museum and its Weekend Art programs. Visitors will be able to sign up for a library card and discover ways to promote early literacy at home. 

Father’s Day Celebration @ Kick Axe Brooklyn

Kick Axe Throwing, 622 Degraw Street, Park Slope
Sunday, June 16, 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Ages 8 and older
$34

Celebrate your Dad on Father’s Day! A Free Beer for DAD when he hits the bullseye, cold beer, tasty food, outdoor patio, fun games & more! 

Queens

Father’s Day Aquatic Insects Exploration

Baisley Pond Park, Baisley Blvd. & 157th Street, Jamaica
Sunday, June 16, 1 – 2:30 pm
All Ages
Free

Join the Urban Park Rangers to explore the pond for fun aquatic insects and invertebrates that help keep NYC ponds and lakes healthy. Learn some fun facts about why some species are the best dads of the insect world.

Father’s Day Craft

Queens Public Library- Richmond Hill, 118-14 Hillside Ave., Richmond Hill
Friday, June 14, 3:30 – 4 pm
Ages 12 and younger
Free

Make a unique craft for Father’s Day.

Father’s Day Party

Mud Genius, 212-91 26th Ave., Bayside
Friday, June 14, 5 – 8:30 pm
Ages 5 – 12
$45

Paint something special for Dad, dance, play games, and have some pizza!

Staten Island

The Dad Games! 

Dave and Buster’s, 2655 Richmond Ave., Bull’s Head
Sunday, June 16, 12pm – 2 pm
All Ages
$34.62

The Dad Games! Grab the fam & battle for fatherly glory in the first-ever Dad Games. Champion your team as you compete against other families in an epic arcade showdown. Team colors, matching t-shirts, or themed-family outfits are encouraged! 

 

Father’s Day UTV

Lowe’s, 2790 Arthur Kill Road, Rossville
Saturday, June 15, 10 am – 1 pm.
Ages 5-12
Free
Advanced registration required

Rev up Father’s Day with this exciting workshop where kids will build their very own miniature UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle)! Dads and their little gearheads can bond over the joy of assembling this rugged vehicle, complete with movable wheels and a customizable design.

Long Island

Celebrate Dad

Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City
Saturday, June 15, 12 – 2 pm
All Ages
Included with $17 admission

Make a custom BBQ blend for the special caregiver in your life. 

Father’s Day at Long Island Game Farm

Long Island Game Farm, 489 Chapman Blvd., Manorville
Sunday, June 16, 12 – 1 pm
All Ages
Included with admission: $19.95-$26.95; $15 for fathers

Families are invited to Woodland Hall to learn about some of the newest residents, Madagascar hissing cockroaches. One of the largest species of cockroach in the world, these creatures can grow up to four inches long! Learn more about this fascinating species, hold them, and snap a few selfies!

Father’s Day at the LIM

Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook
Sunday, June 16, 12 – 5 pm
All Ages
$5-$15; free for fathers and grandfathers and children younger than 6

Take Dad on a historical adventure, discovering the exhibitions and grounds of the LIM, including the new Musical Masterworks: John Monteleone’s Guitars and Other Instruments exhibition with nearly 50 instruments from the world-renowned luthier! 

Father’s Day Festival

Harbes Farm & Vineyard, 715 Sound Ave. Mattituck
Saturday, June 15 & 16, 10 am – 6 pm.
All Ages
$25.95-$27.95; half price for dads

Take Dad out to Harbes Family Farm in Mattituck this Father’s Day Weekend and he’ll have adventures to remember! The Barnyard Adventure is an 8-acre, family-friendly experience for all ages and a great place for quality time with both Dad and Grandpa! Barnyard admission includes a Musical Hayride tour of our 100-acre farm, the famous Pig Races, and adorable farm animals. 

Father’s Day at Adventureland

Adventureland, 2245 Route 110, Farmingdale
Sunday, June 16, 11 am – 7:30 pm
All Ages
$39.50; $49.50 for kids; free for dad

Celebrate your dad at Adventureland where all dads get FREE admission on Father’s Day!

Father’s Day Retro Skate Party

United Skates of America, 1276 Hicksville Rd., Seaford
Sunday, June 16, 2 – 6 pm
All Ages
$24; $10 non skating adults

Get ready to groove and move on the rink with your dad. It’s time to bring back the old-school vibes and show off your best skating moves. Come out for a fun-filled day of music, games, and quality time with your dad.

Rockland

The Dad Games!

Dave and Busters, 4661 Palisades Center Dr, West Nyack
Sunday, June 16, 12 – 2 pm
All Ages
$34.54

Grab the fam & battle for fatherly glory in the first-ever Dad Games. Champion your team as you compete against other families in an epic arcade showdown. Team colors, matching t-shirts, or themed-family outfits are encouraged! 

Father’s Day Skate

Branch Brook Park Roller Skating Center, 7th Ave & Clifton Ave., Newark, NJ
Sunday, June 16, 12 – 3 pm & 4 – 7 pm
All Ages
$19 admission and skate rental; $13 admission with own skates; $5 spectator 18 and older

Celebrate Father’s Day with roller skating and family fun!

Father’s Day Beach Bash with the New York Boulders

Clover Stadium, 1 Palisades Credit Union Park Dr., Pomona
Sunday, June 16, 1:30 pm
All Ages
Tickets start at $14

Hit a home run with Dad when you take to him to see the New York Boulders take on the Joliet Slammers for Father’s Day! After the game head to the field for a Postgame Catch & player autographs.

Father’s Day Concert

American Dream, 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford, NJ
Sunday, June 16, 2 – 4 pm
All Ages
Free

Experience the enchantment of a hundred-member choir, conducted by Chunhe Zhang, with a mesmerizing cello solo by David Yu, a captivating baritone performance by Xuefeng Wan, and a graceful Chinese folk dance.

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