Happy Father's Day!
There are as many ways to celebrate Father's Day in New York City this weekend in NYC as there are reasons to love Dad (fishing clinics, tugboat rides, foraging in Inwood, and the Papa Is Always Right concert, just as a few examples). But if it's homemade gifts he's craving (what dad can resist?), you can't go wrong with a hand-made car, right? Kids can also head over to the Children's Museum of Manhattan to create goodies featuring that dad-friendliest of materials, duct tape.
This weekend's top family-friendly festival event picks include the rollicking Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Fest on the LES; the annual Adventures NYC festival in Central Park, with activities from zip lining to rock climbing; and the Rockaways' Rockstock and Barrels Fest, for surf lovers. All are FREE. The Bronx hosts Pollinator's Weekend at Wave Hill and the 16th Annual Hunts Point Fish Parade and Festival. On Saturday, visit Washington Market Park to release thousands of ladybugs!
Head to the Brooklyn Museum for the Bring the Cool Family Festival, or celebrate Juneteenth in Gershwin Park. And last, but never least, head to Snug Harbor for its annual Big Picnic celebration.
If the weather holds this weekend, check out our guide to the best beaches, lakes, sprinklers, and water parks for some fun water play. And don't forget to check our June GoList and calendar!