Looking for a way to celebrate the special dads in your life? Check out one (or more!) of these cool events. You can rock out to the kid-friendly tunes of the Grateful Dead, party at the Rubin, “bring the cool” in Brooklyn, or get some last-minute gifts at the father of all pop up shops. Plus, there’s so much more happening all around the boroughs. Scroll on for the rest of our top weekend event picks!

Photo: Rock and Roll Playhouse


Rubin Museum Block Party
The Rubin Museum of Art will host its annual summer Block Party, a day of family art-making, performances, Father’s Day activities, and free admission to the Museum. Sun. Event Details.

Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Festival
Celebrate the diverse ethnic communities of the Museum at Eldridge Street’s Lower East Side/Chinatown neighborhood! Sun. Event Details.

Keebler Hollow Tree Pop-Up
With the discovery of extra fudge, the Elves have more than enough to share and give a peek inside the Hollow Tree, where people will have the chance to get their fudge on in many tasty, delicious ways. Sat. Event Details.


Josh Cellars Father of All Pop Up Shops
In recognition of all the things dads do – and how hard they are to shop for – Josh Cellars is partnering with mobile gift-giving app, Giftagram, to bring together a dozen of dad’s most coveted brands for Father’s Day. Fri.-Sat. Event Details.


23rd Annual Summer Solstice Sunrise Celebration
This one-of-a-kind sunrise concert by the Paul Winter Consort is a musical welcome to summer that marks the passing of one season to the next, evoking a beautiful melding of contemporary human aspirations with the inscrutable mystery of earth and time. Sat. Event Details.

Boating Storytime
Listen to stories about different kinds of boats, and find replicas of some of them on a topographical map. Afterward use shapes to create a boating picture to take home. Fri. Event Details.


Father’s Day Celebration: Music of Grateful Dead for Kids
The Rock and Roll Playhouse uses music to educate children and explore their creativity. At this show, kids will get to jam out to the sounds of The Grateful Dead, all while celebrating Dad’s day. Sat. Event Details.

“Bring the Cool” Family Festival
Celebrate stories and dreams and imagine a world where children are in charge, through movement, music, visual art, fashion, and more. Sat. Event Details.


St. Gregory The Great Festival
Enjoy rides, games, prizes, merchandise booths, games of chance, gourmet foods, and well-known entertainment at this annual festival. Fri.-Sun. Event Details.


Bats! Brats! Beer!
Calling all dads! As part of Father’s Day Weekend, BPMM thinks you deserve a Saturday afternoon ballgame with beer and brats. Celebrate on the front lawn of the mansion and watch the New York Mutuals play with 1864 rules, balls, bats, and uniforms—but no helmets or gloves! After the game, kids join in the fun for a game of rounders with team members. Sat. Event Details. 

Staten Island

Big Picnic
Bring your picnic basket and celebrate the season with open air activities in collaboration with Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, Staten Island Children’s Museum, The Noble Collection, Art Lab and the Staten Island Museum. Sat. Event Details.


–Jesseca Stenson