12 Things to Do For Father’s Day Weekend in the Bronx

Hit up the Hunt’s Point Fish Parade


Saturday, June 18

Head over to Hunts Point Riverside Park where the parade begins, and up the streets of Hunts Point to the delight of revelers of all ages, and down to Barretto Point Park where the Summer Festival takes place. Enjoy arts, sports, live stage performances, health screenings, vendors and resource sharing at the festival.

MORE INFO: www.thepoint.org/fishparade




Hit Up Turtle Cove for Mini Golf, Batting Cages, or Golf Lessons for Dad


Saturday and Sunday

Spend the day at Turtle Cove playing miniature golf, batting cages, the golf range, or surprise dad with golfing lessons which can be purchased by contacting the facility.


MORE INFO: www.turtlecovegolfcenter.com




Enjoy Father’s Day Pony Rides at Van Cortlandt Park


Sunday, June 19

Celebrate the bond between fathers and their children at the Riverdale Stables. Free pony rides will be given for kids between the ages four and 10. Younger ages may be held on saddle for photos.


MORE INFO: www.nycgovparks.org




Canoe the Bronx River with Rocking the Boat


Saturday and Sunday, 1pm – 6pm

Every weekend in the Bronx from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend, Bronxites can join Rocking the Boat for free canoe rides on the Bronx River at Hunts Point Riverside Park. No registration is required, simply sign up at their tent- lifejackets are provided. Learn to paddle, listen to the history of the river, and enjoy a tour of the Bronx River.

MORE INFO: www.rockingtheboat.org





Enjoy Confetti Paints: SuperDad & Me


Saturday, June 18

Wear your cape and superhero attire and join Confetti Party Place for a special paint night for kids and their father. All art supplies will be provided, and a take home painting done by Dad and child. Purchase tickets by June 16th to be a part of this event. Space is limited.


MORE INFO: www.facebook.com


Enjoy an Outdoor Movie in the Park: Shaun The Sheep


Saturday, June 18

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

In this delightful family film, a sheep takes the day off to have some fun and gets more than he anticipated when a mix up with a farmer, a caravan and a steep hill leads to a big-city adventure. It becomes the whole flock’s responsibility to embark on a whimsical mission and bring everyone home.

MORE INFO: www.nycgovparks.org






Take Dad Out to the Ball Game 1864


Sunday, June 19

(Mansion tours at 12:15 and 3:15)
Celebrate Dad with a Father’s Day “base ball match” at Bartow Pell Mansion Museum. 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 with a game of rounders with team members. Admission includes a mansion tour before or after the game and a raffle for the game ball!

MORE INFO: www.bartowpellmansionmuseum.org





Enjoy Songs of My Father with Ernesto Villalobos & Gizel Xanath at NYBG


Saturday, June 18
Ernesto Villalobos and Gizel Xanath perform with the Mariachi All-Stars to bring to life Linda Ronstadt’s Canciones de mi Padre (Songs of My Father). The talented and colorfully costumed dancers of Mazarte Dance Company join the performance, and will be sure to get the crowd on their feet!

MORE INFO: www.nybg.org



BBQ in the Park- or beach!


Father’s Day Weekend

Pack the cooler and head to the park or beach for an afternoon of fun in the sun. Whether it’s burgers and hot dogs or a nice piece of steak for dad, keep it simple and let dad enjoy.

Check out our recipes post using BJ’s Wholesale for some BBQ food ideas that anyone can pull off.

Remember to get there early if you need to use the park’s grills or tables.





Create a Family Art Project at Wave Hill: Big Hand, Little Hand


Saturday and Sunday

Using plaster of paris, create an exact replica of your hand and the hand of one of your family members—maybe Dad’s! Then, build onto your plaster hands with metallic and natural materials like leaves, sticks and stems.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.


MORE INFO: www.wavehill.org



Hit Up the Family Fitness Festival at Williamsbridge Oval Recreational Center


Saturday, June 18

Free samples! Free food demos! Free fitness classes! Free sports! Come get ready for summer.  School is out and now is the time to learn how to keep the entire family healthy and happy during the summer.  Sign up for the reading program at the public library.  Learn how to cook healthy food.  Sign the kids up for the free Summer Sports Experience program, where kids can play sports all day throughout the summer for free! Take a Yoga, Spinning, or Boxing Bootcamp class.  There are activities for all ages, so bring the whole family!

MORE INFO: www.nycgovparks.org



Partake in a Summer Solistic Celebration


Saturday, June 18

Join New Roots Community Farm to celebrate the longest day of the year and beginning of the Summer. Bring a dish to share with fellow gardeners. Participate in what the summer solstice is and enjoy cultural music, dance, yoga, and fun activities for the children.

MORE INFO: www.nycgovparks.org

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