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Hanging With Pops

Events this Father's Day weekend to show the big guy how much you care.


We would try this, but we don't wanna hurt him.  

Dad Is: The Outdoor Type
Take Him To: Clayton Williams Father's Day Celebration
Clayton Williams Memorial Garden; 6/16, 1 p.m –4 p.m.; 303 W. 126th St., nr. Frederick Douglass Blvd.
Spend the afternoon with dear old dad (and, you know, mom too) getting your hands dirty in the garden your third-floor walk-up never had.

Dad Is: A Lover of Creatures Great and Small
Take Him To: Father’s Day at Staten Island Zoo
Staten Island Zoo; 6/17, 10 a.m.–4:45 p.m.; Staten Island; 718-442-4308
Two-for-one admission this weekend at the Staten Island Zoo means you can take in all that is furry and fluffy for less than it costs to ... Oooooh, baby hedgehogs.

Dad Is: An Eater of Creatures Great and Small
Take Him To: Father's Day at Spice Market
Spice Market; 6/17; 403 W. 13th St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-675-2322
Does your father only answer to “Grill Master?” If you answered yes, then it’s likely you spend a large amount of father-child bonding time surrounded by hot coals and raw meat. (Or tofu. We see you, Brooklyn dads!) As an alternative, suggest this meatpacking fave. And, bonus: Dads walk away with executive chef Anthony Ricco’s recipe for a ten-spice dry rub, as well as one of his signature grilling recipes.

Dad Is: Working on Growing His Beer Belly
Take Him To: Brooklyn Waterfront Beer Festival
6/16, 12:30 p.m.–4 p.m. and 6–9:30 p.m.; 5 N. 11th St., nr. Kent Ave., Williamsburg
Take in sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline, and watch as your dad gets absolutely sloshed at this soon-to-be Brooklyn mainstay. Because, let's be honest: That's why you went in the first place, isn't it?

Dad Is: A Boozer
Take Him To: A Tour of Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn Winery, and New York Distilling Company
Williamsburg; 6/17, noon–3:30 p.m.; 347-618-8687
A tour for the bro-dad who has a palate for the finer things in life, spend the afternoon touring Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn Winery, and New York Distilling—sure to please even the most ostentatious oenophile.

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