Where to Celebrate Father's Day on Long Island

Where to Celebrate Father's Day on Long Island

Father's Day is on June 17 this year and we've rounded up the best Father's Day activities on Long Island. Celebrate the dads in your life at a museum, library, farm, or nature center with a craft, hike, or festival. Show dad how much you care by taking him to one of these great Father's Day events in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Find Father’s Day events happening near you to visit with your dad or any father figure in your life across Long Island including Amityville, Brentwood, Cold Spring Harbor, Garden City, Glen Cove, Island Trees, Mattituck, Rockville Centre, Sands Point, Shelter Island, Syosset, and Wantagh. For more family fun we've gathered the best Father's Day activities in ManhattanBrooklynQueens, and in WestchesterRockland, and Bergen counties.

 

Father's Day Events in Nassau County

Native American Father's Day   
WHEN: Saturday, June 16, 10am, 12pm, and 2pm
WHERE: Garvies Point Museum, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove 
AGES: 5-17 
WHAT: For Father’s Day, you and Dad or any special person can learn how to make fire without matches, grind corn using a mortar and pestle, and use a primitive drill that early Native Americans used to drill in stone.
WANT TO GO? $5 with admission: $4; $2 children ages 5-12. 516-571-8010. garviespointmuseum.com. 
 

FREE Scribble Mug & Coaster for Dad   
WHEN: Monday, June 4, 4:30pm
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees 
AGES: 5-12 
WHAT: Give Dad his own mug and coaster set this Father's Day. 
WANT TO GO? 516-731-2211. islandtreespubliclibrary.org. 
 

FREE Father's Day Craft
WHEN: Monday, June 11, 7pm
WHERE: Syosset Public Library, 225 S. Oyster Bay Road, Syosset 
AGES: 3-8 
WHAT: Make your Dad feel special with this Father’s Day gift. 
WANT TO GO? 516-921-7161. syossetlibrary.org. 
 

FREE Father's Day Craft
WHEN: Tuesday, June 12, 6pm
WHERE: Glen Cove Library, 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove 
AGES: 3-8 
WHAT: Bring your Dad or other special person to create crafts to take home and keep. 
WANT TO GO? 516-676-2130. glencovelibrary.org. 

FREE The Gift of Time Father's Day Mason Jars
WHEN: Tuesday, June 12, 4pm
WHERE: Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Ave., Wantagh 
AGES: 9-12 
WHAT: Tweens can decorate Mason jars and fill them with creative and thoughtful activities to do with Dad for Father's Day. 
WANT TO GO? 516-221-1200. wantaghlibrary.org. 

Father's Day Arrowhead Necklace Craft  
WHEN: Saturday, June 16, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Garvies Point Museum, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove 
AGES: 5-17 
WHAT: Make awesome arrowhead necklaces with Dad. 
WANT TO GO? $4; $2 for children 12 and younger. 516-571-8010. garviespointmuseum.com. 

Father's Day Birdhouse Building 
WHEN: Sunday, June 17, 10am and 12pm
WHERE: Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point 
AGES: 5-12 
WHAT: Create your own birdhouse with step by step instructions from biologist Eric Powers to take home to your gardens. 
WANT TO GO? $45. 516-571-7901. sandspointpreserve.org. 

FREE Father's Day Hike 
WHEN: Sunday, June 17, 1:30pm
WHERE: Jones Beach Nature Center, 1 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh 
AGES: 3-8, Adult 
WHAT: Come celebrate Father's Day by bringing Dad down to the beach for a late spring hike.  
WANT TO GO? 516-780-3295. parks.ny.gov/events. 
 

Daddy & Me Rockets!
WHEN: Sunday, June 17, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Center for Science Teaching and Learning, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre 
AGES: Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, adult
WHAT: Celebrate Father's Day by building a rocket and launching it with your child! Staff is available to assist in fabrication questions and to help you blast off. This popular program is great way to enjoy a day. Bring a camera. 
WANT TO GO? $40. 516-764-0045. cstl.org.
 

Cool Pop Father's Day Treat
WHEN: Sunday, June 17, 2-4pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City 
AGES: Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
WHAT: Happy Father's Day! Come by our pop-up station to make a cheery Father's Day card for your dad! Paint a popsicle shape in bright fun colors to make "treat" stationery for your cool pop! This is a free drop in program. Stop by anytime between 2pm and 4pm. This craft takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and it's yours to keep! 
WANT TO GO? $13; $12 seniors; free for children younger than 1. 516-224-5828. licm.org.
 

Messy Afternoons at Long Island Children's Museum
WHEN: June 16-July 2, Saturday-Sunday, 3:30-5pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City
AGES: Pre-school & younger
WHAT: Kids will be up to their elbows in goop, guts, shaving cream, and Play-Doh. The afternoon will offer a variety of sensory activities for children. 
WANT TO GO? $13; $12 seniors 65 and older; free for children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

 

Father's Day Events in Suffolk County

Father's Day Birdhouse Building
WHEN: Sunday, June 17, 10am and 12pm
WHERE: Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point 
AGES: 5-12 
WHAT: Create your own birdhouse with step by step instructions from biologist Eric Powers to take home to your gardens. 
WANT TO GO? $45. 516-571-7901. sandspointpreserve.org. 
 

Long Island FunFest
WHEN: June 15-25, Monday-Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday-Sunday, 12-11pm
WHERE: Suffolk County Community College – Brentwood, Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood 
AGES: Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
WHAT: The Second Annual Long Island FunFest offers Long Islanders an exciting 11-day festival experience. There will be live bands, 28 carnival rides, games, vendors, traditional fair food, and more. On June 18 dads of all ages get free admission when accompanied by a son or daughter. 
WANT TO GO?  $20 unlimited rides Thursdays; $5 Friday-Sunday; $2 Monday-Wednesday. longislandfunfest.com.

Father's Day Paint Event
WHEN: Sunday, June 17, 2:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Key to My Art, 10 West Oak St., Amityville
AGES: Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
WHAT: Paint your own canvas, with the option to hang it together with dad's. Fee includes all supplies and instruction. If you have more than one child, please call the studio before you book to get a discount. This is a stay and paint with your child event. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? $25. 631-608-9048. keytomyart.com.
 

38th Annual Shelter Island Run/Walk and Runner's Festival
WHEN: Sunday, June 17, 5:30pm
WHERE: Shelter Island, 33 N. Ferry Road, Shelter Island 
AGES: All
WHAT: The 38th Annual Shelter Island 10K/5K Run/Walk, a USA track and field certified course is touted as the most scenic course by Runner’s World Magazine. the Runner’s Festival will be held following the race starting at 7pm at the Island Boatyard and Marina on Shelter Island. There will be dancing with DJ Twilo, local artisan food trucks, cash bar, local merchant shopping area, a photo booth, kids fun area, and amazing raffle prizes. For a full schedule of events throughout the weekend visit http://www.shelterislandrun.com/events.html.
WANT TO GO? See website for price, schedule, and to register. 631-774-9499. shelterislandrun.com.
 

FREE Harbes Farm Father's Day Festival
WHEN: June 16-17, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Harbes Family Farm, 715 Sound Ave., Mattituck 
AGES: All
WHAT: Dad's get free admission to Harbes Barnyard Adventure ALL weekend long. Dad will love the new "Sport Zone" with football and baseball tossing games. Plus there's new activities including "Jumbo Jumpers," huge inflatable bouncing pillows, and the new "Lil' Farmers PlayLand". There will also be farm animals, hosted kids activities, singing hayrides, pig races, wine tastings, and more. 
WANT TO GO? Free admission; $14.95 to visit the barnyard; free for dads. 631-298-0800. harbesfamilyfarm.com.
 

Happy Father's Day!: Whaling Museum and Education Center
WHEN: Sunday, June 17, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Whaling Museum and Education Center, 279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor 
AGES: All
WHAT: Every whale of a dad gets in free with a paying guest. 
WANT TO GO? $6; $5 children ages 4-18; free for children younger than 4 and dads. 631-367-3418. cshwhalingmuseum.org.
 

Father's Day: Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium 
WHEN: Sunday, June 17, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
AGES: All
WHAT: Free admission for Father's only when accompanied by their children. 
WANT TO GO? $6; $4 children ages 3-12; free for children younger than 3 and fathers. 516-692-6768. cshfha.org.
 

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Main image: Celebrate Father's Day by building a rocket and launching it with your child at the Center for Science Teaching and Learning.
Courtesy Center for Science Teaching and Learning