Happy Father's Day!
FREE Adventures NYC
WHEN: Saturday, June 16, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Central Park - Naumburg Bandshell, Mid-Park at 72nd Street, Central Park
WHAT: Take part in a day of outdoor adventure for free. Expect activities like rock climbing, zip lining, mountain biking, surfing virtual reality experience, EuroBungee, yoga, obstacle races, and outdoor survival training.
WANT TO GO? 718-760-6831. nycgovparks.org.
'Central Park the Musical'
WHEN: Sunday, June 17, 11am-12pm and 2-3pm
WHERE: Marlene Meyerson JCC, 334 Amsterdam Ave., Upper West Side
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: A new original musical about Manhattan's favorite green oasis, originally written in Russian by composer Dina Pruzhansky. Central Park stars an intergenerational cast of professional actors and rising talent, including Saul and Carol Zabar Nursery school alum and Special Music School student eight-year-old Gabriel Gurevich.
WANT TO GO? $15-$20. 646-505-4444. jccmanhattan.org.
Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Central Park Family Scavenger Hunt
WHEN: Sunday, June 17, 2-4pm
WHERE: Central Park, Fifth Avenue and 64th Street, Upper East Side
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Kids and adults work together to explore the park below 72nd Street. To win, you’ll have to find Stuart Little, decipher a secret code by the pond seen in Home Alone 2, spot Cupid at the Carousel, unscramble a message in the sky, and find a witch turned to stone.
WANT TO GO? $17.50-$21.50. 877-946-4868. watsonadventures.com.
FREE 18th Annual Egg Rolls, Egg Creams & Empanadas Festival
WHEN: Sunday, June 17, 12-4pm
WHERE: The Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St., Lower East Side
WHAT: Through folk art demonstrations, music, dance, and conversations with the featured practitioners, festival-goers will enjoy the rich interaction between the Jewish, Chinese, and Puerto Rican artists and performers.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids will love tasting kosher egg rolls, egg creams, empanadas, and other traditional foods.
WANT TO GO? 212-219-0008. eldridgestreet.org.
FREE We Make the Future Block Party
WHEN: Sunday, June 17, 1-4pm
WHERE: The Rubin Museum, 150 W. 17th St., Chelsea
WHAT: Celebrate the spirit of the community at the Rubin Museum’s annual Block Party. Join thousands of other New Yorkers at this outdoor event on Father’s Day, featuring art and activities for all ages inspired by the Rubin’s yearlong exploration of the future.
WANT TO GO? 212-620-5000. rubinmuseum.org.
Father's Day Duct Tape Creations
WHEN: June 17-18, Saturday, 10:30am-1pm and 2-6pm; Sunday, 10:30am-1pm and 2-4:30pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side
WHAT: Create ties, picture frames, and wallets out of a variety of wacky patterns and awesome colors as a gift for Dad.
WANT TO GO? $14; $11 seniors; free for children younger than 1. 212-721-1223. cmom.org.