Pops, daddio, dada… it’s Father’s Day weekend in NYC! Time to celebrate the special guy in your life. You can treat him to a Brunch Cruise, spend a night at the museum, or go on a virtual reality ride with none other than E.T. If that’s not enough, we’ve gathered our favs for more family fun this weekend. Keep on scrolling for the rest of our top picks!
Photo via CMA
Celebrate Father’s Day at CMA
Using the Fine Art printing press, young artists can create and design memory scrapbooks for/with their Fathers on this special holiday. Bonus: Dads and Granddads get free admission to CMA on Father’s Day! Sun. Event Details.
Father’s Day Cruise
It’s time to do better than socks for Father’s Day, and Hornblower’s Father’s Day Beer Brunch Cruise is the perfect time to start a new tradition that dad will genuinely love… and the rest of the family will enjoy, too. Sun. Event Details.
“The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe”
In this inventive and highly theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ classic, two actors give a tour-de-force performance that’s sure to delight children and adults alike. Plus, meet the actors and get a free Narnia sticker after every show! Sat. Event Details.
Pack a Sleeping Bag for a Night at the Museum
Take your little ones on an adventure just like they’ve seen in the movies. This sleepover at the American Museum of Natural History is worth the splurge. When the doors close and the lights dim for the night, you will just be beginning your adventure. Fri. Event Details.
22nd Annual Summer Solstice Celebration
The Paul Winter Consort, with special guests, the renowned 32-voice choir Florida Singing Sons, will be presenting their 22nd annual Summer Solstice Celebration, a one-of-a-kind sunrise concert, celebrating one of the great turning points of the year, at New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Sat. Event Details.
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival
In this annual children’s concert, Lisa Loeb will bring an afternoon of fun-loving, sing-along-able numbers, while joined by the Brooklyn-based orchestra The Knights. Sat. Event Details.
Virtual Reality Bike Ride with E.T.
Spend Father’s Day joining E.T. and Elliot on their flying bike ride! Families will be able to see E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial on the big screen and participate in a workshop combining hands-on art making with the digital wonder of virtual reality. Sun. Event Details.
14th Annual Hunts Point Fish Parade and Summer Festival
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. Sat. Event Details.
Have a favorite Father’s Day memory? Tell us about it in the comments!
— Jesseca Stenson