Where to Celebrate Father's Day in New York City

Where to Celebrate Father's Day in New York City

Happy Father's Day!

Father's Day is on June 17 this year, and there’s no better way to honor dad than by celebrating at a park, museum, show, or festival in your area. We've rounded up the best Father's Day activities in Manhattan to take Dad to. Find events happening near you to visit with your dad or any father figure in Central Park, Chelsea, Lower East Side, Madison Square Park, Midtown, Morningside Heights, Upper East Side, and Upper West Side. For more family fun check out the top Father's Day events in BrooklynQueens, on Long Island, and in WestchesterRockland, and Bergen counties.


Father's Day Events in Manhattan 

Big Apple Barbecue Block Party
WHEN: June 9-10, Saturday-Sunday, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Madison Square Park, Madison Avenue and 23rd Street, Madison Square Park
WHAT: Eat your way through 16 pitmaster teams representing some of the biggest barbecue legends from across the country. There will also be live music, beer and wine gardens, and interactive programming.
WANT TO GO? FREE admission; food prices vary. 212-661-6640. bigapplebbq.org.

Josh Cellars Father's Day Pop-Up Shop
WHEN: June 13-15, Sunday-Tuesday, 12-8pm
WHERE: Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal, 89 E. 42nd St., Midtown
WHAT: A one-stop shop for Father’s Day gifting and displays of gratitude, the Josh Cellars Father’s Day Pop Up will feature an assortment of curated gifts from a variety of brands through its pop up shop partner Giftagram, as well as Josh Cellars wine, all available for purchase.Within the shop, consumers will have the opportunity to sample the new Josh Cellars Paso Robles Reserve alongside an assortment of varietals from the Josh Cellars portfolio. Visitors will also be able to have purchased bottles of Josh Cellars engraved and create a card with a heartfelt message of gratitude that can be mailed directly from the shop.
WANT TO GO? joshcellars.com.

CirKiz, A Cool Kid's Dance Party w/ DJ Alden
WHEN: Saturday, June 16, 1-5pm
WHERE: FREQ NYC, 637 W. 50th St., Midtown
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: A nightclub is transformed into a unique kid-centric daytime party space where families together can listen and dance to DJs, see live performances, and experience a nightclub environment in a safe, controlled daytime setting.
WANT TO GO? $20-$25. 646-650-5266. cirkiz.com.

FREE NYC Kids Fest
WHEN: Saturday, June 16, 2-7pm
WHERE: Morningside Park, 110th Street and Manhattan Avenue, Morningside Heights
WHAT: An uptown culture festival featuring performances and activities like zumba, the NY Arabic Orchestra, a theater workshop, and face painting.
WHY WE LOVE IT: A free afternoon of family-friendly entertainment!
WANT TO GO? nyckidsfest.org.

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.


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