Looking for ideas to celebrate your favorite father figure? It’s looking like beautiful weather this weekend in the Bronx, and that means there’s a nice list of fun things to do across the borough. Check out some fun ways to celebrate Father’s Day in the Bronx below:
Roller Skate at the Bronx Father’s Day Skate
If you’ve got your own skates, there’s a newly formed group for Bronx roller skaters and they’re hosting a Father’s Day Skate on Sunday at St. Mary’s Park. Grab your protective gear and bring the whole family down for a good time.
Sunday, June 20th 2pm-6pm | St. Mary’s Park | 147th & St. Ann’s Ave | www.facebook.com
Stop by the annual Fair at the Square
Keep tradition going by stopping by the 12th annual Fair at the Square in Westchester Square. There will be live performances, food, giveaways, activities for the kids, and more.
Saturday June 19 11am-6pm | Westchester Square btwn St. Raymond & Westchester Ave | www.instagram.com/FairAtTheSquare
Head to the Greek Festival
Each year, the Hellenic Orthodox Community of the Bronx hosts a fun Greek festival in the parking lot of the Greek American Institute. There’s always rides and games for the little ones, and plenty of gyros, souvlaki, pastitsio, and loukoumades (Greek zeppoles) to go around.
Wednesday-Sunday June 16th-20th: Friday: 6pm-12pm | Saturday: 5pm-12am | Sunday 5pm-10pm | 3573 Bruckner Blvd
Canoe the Bronx River
Every Saturday during the warmer months, Rocking the Boat hosts community paddling on the Bronx River in Hunts Point. Head to Hunts Point Riverside Park on Saturday from 1-4 for a free canoe ride. You can also borrow binoculars for bird watching.
Saturday June 19th 1pm-4pm | Hunts Point Riverside Park at Lafayette avenue and Edgewater Road | www.rockingtheboat.org
Play a round of mini golf & enjoy a Father’s Day BBQ
Turtle Cove Golf Center will be hosting a Father’s Day BBQ on Saturday, June 19th. Take the family for a game of mini golf, buy a bucket of golf balls for the driving range, or watch dad try his hand at the batting cages.
Turtle Cove Golf Center | 1 City Island Road | www.turtlecovegolfcenter.com
Ride bikes at this year’s Hunt’s Point Fish Parade & festival
Each year, The Point CDC hosts its annual Fish Parade- a mile long procession through the streets of Hunts Point starting at Hunts Point Riverside Park and ending at Barretto Point Park. Enjoy colorful floats are created by artists and a festival complete with live entertainment and activities. This year there will be art workshops and free CitiBike rentals for their Hunts Point Slow Roll.
Saturday June 19th | Various Hunts Point Locations | www.thepoint.org/fish-parade
Date night at a local brewery or beer hall
If you can grab a babysitter for a little pre-game Father’s Day fun, take dad out for a few brews. Hit up Gun Hill Brewery, The Bronx Beer Hall, Port Morris Distillery, or the Bronx Brewery, or another local bar/tavern in the Bronx.
Rent kayaks and paddle boards by the hour
Head over to Area 53 in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx to rent single kayaks, double kayaks, and paddle boards by the hour. They also offer paintball too for those looking for some adult fun.
Weekends 12-sunset | Area 53 | 222 Tiffany Street | www.area53nyc.com
Get your grub on at the Bronx Night Market
Bring your favorite foodie father to the Bronx Night Market, where they can eat to their hearts content from vendors from all around NYC. This Saturday the market will also be celebrating Juneteenth with live performances, book readings, a free vegan tasting event, and more.
Saturday, June 19th 12pm-7pm | Bronx Night Market | Fordham Plaza | www.thebronxnightmarket.com
Dance the night away on Salsa Saturday
Every Saturday during the summer, Alexander Avenue between Bruckner Blvd and 134th Street are closed off for Salsa Saturdays. Grab a bite at one of the local eateries and spend the rest of the evening dancing and enjoying the salsa vibes.
Saturday June 19th 5-8pm | Alexander ave btwn Bruckner Blvd & 134th st | www.facebook.com/ThirdAvenueBID
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