1) The River to River Festival kicks off this weekend. Take dad to Suzanne Thorpe’s multichannel installation on Governors Island or maybe the nine-hour Bang on a Can Marathon of genre-spanning music.
2) Or maybe he’d rather be on a river? Treat him to a magic boat show ride or a comedy boat show ride. You can’t go wrong with either of those.
3) Dads that are into old-timey baseball will dig this 1864 rendition of the game at the picturesque Bartow Pell Mansion in the Bronx.
4) Or they can go modern down in Coney Island with a four-pack of tickets to a Cyclones game (to be used at a later date), plus a family photo on the field. All for only $60.
5) Have a literary dad? On Sunday, Symphony Space is hosting their annual Bloomsday on Broadway marathon reading of James Joyce’s Ulysses, featuring stars of stage and screen. Pop in at any point.
7) Make dad feel like a kid again when his admission ticket to the Intrepid costs the price of a child’s (print the coupon from the website), with the day’s schedule including family-oriented games like water-balloon-tossing and potato-sack races.
8) Or head to Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, where for big poppa admission is free. Because if there’s one thing we know, it’s that dads love things that are free.
10) Or be more general with a gallery tour of art specifically dedicated to fatherhood at the Brooklyn Museum.
11) We know some dads just wanna watch cartoons. Nitehawk’s got you covered with a special dad-themed rendition of their Spoons, Toons, and Booze.
12) Or go highbrow with the New York Philharmonic at the Merkin Concert Hall. Unfortunately, no booze there.