Father's Day Fun on Long Island
He's fixed the kids' broken toys, endured hours of piggyback rides, and maybe even been brave enough to teach the teens to drive. Whatever dad's done for the family, he's worthy of celebration. Father's Day is a great time to honor all the men who play a part in your children's lives: fathers, grandfathers, godfathers, uncles, brothers or your special man. Whether your father figure appreciates the arts, sports, nature or food, we've got suggestions for how to plan a memorable Father's Day weekend. And for more family-friendly activities, be sure to check out our Event Calendar.
What dad doesn't love food? But for some it's serious business. Check out some the restaurants around Long Island catering to dads who want something yummy in their tummy for Father's Day.
Father's Day Buffet
274 Main Street, Farmingdale
Sunday, June 21, 10am-3pm
Dads will love this “hungry man” style buffet. Huge courses of all you can eat brunch selections featuring Eggs Benedict, buttermilk pancakes, Texas Style French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, a variety of fresh fruits and desserts and more. The best part is dad gets to take it easy while the waiters at the Library Cafe serve him like a true king.
Father Day's Brunch and Dinner
1080 Corporate Drive, Westbury
Sunday, June 21
Everyone can enjoy the Live Jazz Brunch from 11am-2:30pm. Or if you have plans for the daytime, head over for dinner from 4pm-9pm.
Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival
Route 48, North of Cox Neck Rd., Mattituck
Saturday, June 20, 11am-11pm; Sunday, June 21, 11am-5pm
At the peak of the strawberry season, this annual festival serves up strawberry shortcake, strawberries dipped in chocolate and strawberries just about any way you can imagine.
Artsy and Crafty Dads
Some fathers appreciate the arts! If you father is into museums, exhibits and loves to make things with his hands, check out some of the fun activities taking place this Father's Day weekend.
Father's Day at the Heckscher Museum of Art
Heckscher Museum of Art
2 Prime Avenue, Huntington
Sunday, June 21, 11am-5pm
The Heckscher Museum of Art celebrates Father's Day with free admission for fathers and grandfathers. Enjoy exhibitions from famous artists, see over 2100 art collections and take part in educational programs. Visit website for special discounts and admissions rates.
Outdoor and Nature Enthusiasts
Some fathers love to embrace all things nature related. They love to explore the great outdoors or relax with gardening or planting. Check out some the fun nature related events and activities happening this weekend for Father's Day.
Explore the Gardens with Dad
36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton
Sunday, June 21, noon-5pm
There is not a specific event planned here, but why not take Dad to garden at the Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton this Sunday? Enjoy tours of beautiful flowers, exotic plants and even discover a garden of delicious herbs and more. Explore the intricacies of the outer and inner gardens. $10/Adults; $20/Family (up to 4).
Sunday Seatuck Family Nature Club
Suffolk County Environmental Center
130 S. Bayview Avenue, Islip
Sunday, June 21, 1pm-2pm
These programs will be geared around the current season and include topics such as seasonal birds, tremendous trees and signs of the season.
Great Picnic Party on the Lawn
Nassau County Museum of Art
1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor
Sunday, June 21
Celebrate the first day of summer with a picnic, games and art making on the Museum’s lawns.
Calling all sports and recreational activity loving Dads! This Father’s Day, Long Island caters to Dad who have love to be active and adventurous. Check out some of the great activities this weekend!
Bethpage State Park
Sunday, June 21, 2pm
Attend Polo matches with Dad! See an exciting game hosted by the Country Farm Polo. Food and beverages will be on hand for sale, or make it a picnic and bring your own lunch to the game! Check the site for cancelations.
Father's Day BBQ/Catch on the Field
3 Court House Dr, Central Islip
Sunday, June 21, 11:30am
The three-time Atlantic League champion Long Island Ducks will be celebrating Father’s Day with an exciting baseball card giveaway, as well as an opportunity to enjoy an all-you-can-eat pregame barbecue and have a catch on the field prior to game time. -