Celebrate dad in NYC this Father’s Day weekend at one of these awesome events. Get a taste of Broadway in Brooklyn, party with dragons (boats, that is) at this festival downtown, or rock out to the cool tunes of the Grateful Dead especially for kids. Need more ideas? Scroll down for more dad’s day suggestions!

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Downtown

GIANT Pop Up
Starting with a blank canvas, GIANT children will transform the gallery into an enchanted space where music and light showcase their dreams. Fri.-Sun. Event Details.

Dragon Boat Family Festival
Celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival with an afternoon of family fun–filled with miniature boat races, sticky rice zongzi, and plenty more! Sat. Event Details.

Midtown

Le Carrousel Magique
The world’s best magicians perform fun-filled tricks for kids of all ages at Bryant Park’s Le Carrousel! Sun. Event Details.

Uptown

Ice Cream Garden Social
Head to the garden to make ice cream, try historic toys and games, take a Museum tour and hear about the mouth-watering history of this sweet treat. Sat. Event Details.

Celebrate Father’s Day at CMOM
Enjoy story time, crafts, portraits and more at this super fun Dad’s day celebration. Sun. Event Details.

Brooklyn

Broadway in the Boros
Come out and hear some of the best songs from hit Broadway musicals with free rain or shine performances featuring current Broadway stars. Fri. Event Details.

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Rock & Roll Playhouse Father’s Day Party
This popular family concert series brings the music of the Grateful Dead for kids to celebrate dads at their annual Father’s Day party. Sat. Event Details.

Queens

13th Annual RockStock and Barrels
This free event has the best surf, skate and music festival NYC has to offer, plus the largest shopping village on the newly constructed boardwalk. Sat. Event Details.

Summer Sunset Family Silent Disco
With waterfront dance floors and sunset skyline views, this party is the best way to end the weekend. Sun. Event Details.

Bronx

16th Annual Hunts Point Fish Parade
The Fish Parade is a mile-long procession through the streets of Hunts Point featuring a caravan of marchers and colorful “floats” created by visual and performance artists from the South Bronx incorporating issues of environmental awareness and community advocacy. Sat. Event Details.

Staten Island

Big Picnic 2019
You and your family will love games, crafts, live entertainment, food, and more at the second annual BIG PICNIC at Snug Harbor! Bring your picnic basket and a blanket. Sat. Event Details.

 

–Jesseca Stenson