No plans for Father’s Day yet? Red Tricycle asked seven local dads, from kid’s musicians to NYC-based bloggers, to share their favorite ways to spend the holiday. These in-the-know dads have great ideas worth stealing – watching the World Cup at a family-friendly bar and restaurant, taking a bike ride, going on a road trip and more. Flip through their ideas and get inspired!
Lloyd H. Miller, leader of the Deedle Deedle Dees and sing-a-longs all over Brooklyn
"Our house is soccer-crazy now -- well at least my son and I are -- so Father's Day is probably going to be consumed by World Cup-related stuff. My son is six, and like so many boys his age, he adores Lionel Messi and the Argentinian team. We'll probably start the day (post chocolate chip pancakes) by playing an imaginary match in the backyard between Argentina and, say, Germany (my son will be Argentina, I'll be Germany) and then bike over as a family (me, my son, my eight-year-old daughter, and my wife Sarah) to watch Argentina versus Bosnia-Herzegovina (Argentina's first game of the Cup) at Dean Street in Prospect Heights. Watching sports out with kids can be tricky because it's hard to find a family-friendly place especially during the craziness of the World Cup, but Dean Street (a place where I do a weekly sing-a-long) is a lovely mellow place with pretty afternoon light that shows sports but isn't a sports bar. I can get a beer, my wife can get a Bloody Mary, the kids can get French fries, and we can all experience some World Cup excitement that isn't too out of hand (the way it might be at soccer bar Woodwork down the street)."
You can catch Lloyd performing this Saturday at the New York Transit Museum's Biggest Subway Birthday Bash Ever.
Photo courtesy of Charna Meyers
What’s your favorite way to spend Father’s Day in NYC with your family? Share your ideas and inspire other local dads!