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Father’s Day activities and events 2013 for NYC families

Show Dad you care with outdoor events, craft projects and papa–friendly food at Father’s Day activities in New York City for the whole family.

  • Father's Day activities: Father's Day Voicepainting

  • Father's Day activities: Father's Day workshop at the Painted Cloud

  • Father's Day activities: Father's Day Heroes

  • Father's Day activities: Father's Day Cookie Decorating

  • Father's Day activities: I Love My Daddy

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    Father's Day activities: T's for Dad and Me

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    Father's Day activities: Little Club Heads Father's Day Jam

  • Father's Day activities: Father's Day Civil War Objects Scavenger Hunt

  • Father's Day activities: Father's Day Pizza Extravaganza

  • Father's Day activities: Father's Day discount at the Intrepid

     

     

  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not Times Square

    Father's Day activites: Free Admission Father's Day at Ripley's

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    Father's Day activities: Father's Day Mets Game

Father's Day activities: Father's Day Voicepainting

Whether pop is into crafting alongside the kids, cheering for the home team while eating Cracker Jacks or traveling back in time to the Civil War era, the city is full of kid-friendly Father’s Day activities to honor the special man in your family's life. Celebrate all weekend long (this year, Father’s Day falls on Sunday, June 16) at one of our favorite Father's Day activities or by heading outdoors—many of the city's parks have special weekend events and are, also, prime spots for barbecuing Dad's signature burgers. Happy Father's Day!

Father's Day activities

Father's Day Voicepainting

  • Free

Kids speak into a microphone and design a card for Dad—all with the power of their own voice. First, they'll choose a custom pattern (themes include Dizzy DNA or Round and Round), then by talking, singing or making silly sounds, graphic art will appear on a print that can be crafted into a card, T–shirt or saved for later use. Registration is required for this event; RSVP at voicepainter.com. Ages 7 to 12.

  1. Children's Museum of the Arts 103 Charlton St, between Greenwich and Hudson Sts, 10014
  2. Sun Jun 16
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Father's Day Workshop at the Painted Cloud

  • Price band: 3/4

Rev up traditional Father's Day gifts like neckties, picture frames and greeting cards with fun accouterments from the Painted Cloud's hefty supply of sequins, ribbons, beats, feathers and lace. The studio provides all materials, but kids can feel free to bring their own extras as well. RSVP is required for this event; e-mail thepaintedcloud@gmail.com. Ages 2 to 9.

  1. The Painted Cloud 168 Marcy Ave, between Broadway and S 5th St
  2. Until Sat Jun 15
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Family Workshop: Father's Day Heroes

  • Price band: 1/4

Surprise Dad with a homemade gift. Kids can get their picture taken and use the photograph to create the perfect coffee mug. All ages.

  1. Sony Wonder Technology Lab 550 Madison Ave, Sony Plaza, at 56th St
  2. Until Sat Jun 15
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I Love My Daddy

  • Price band: 2/4

Cool dads relax to jazz music while little ones craft them special gifts. Ages 5 and under.

  1. Brooklyn Children’s Museum 145 Brooklyn Ave, at St. Marks Ave
  2. Sun Jun 16
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Family Art Project: T's for Dad and Me

  • Price band: 1/4

Ring in Father's Day by decorate t-shirts with animals that best represent you and your dad. Fabric markers and special crayons will be provided. All ages.

  1. Wave Hill Public Garden and Cultural Center 675 W 252nd St, at 249th St
  2. Sun Jun 16
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Little Club Heads Father's Day Jam

  • Price band: 2/4

Get some serious groove on at this family dance party. A live DJ keeps the music bumping, while kids can get their faces painted, score a balloon animal and hang with the Little Club Heads mascots. Ages 12 months to 8 years.

  1. Broad Street Ballroom 41 Broad St, between Exchange Pl and Beaver St
  2. Sun Jun 16
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Father's Day Civil War Scavenger Hunt

  • Price band: 2/4

Dads and their budding history buffs can sharpen their detective skills together by embarking on a hunt through the museum's Civil War collection. Ages 7 and up.

  1. DiMenna Children's History Museum 170 Central Park West, at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
  2. Until Sun Sep 29
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Father's Day Pizza Extravaganza

  • Price band: 3/4

Dads get to be kings of the kitchen as they whip up honey whole wheat pizza topped with mozzarella and basil (with kids' help, of course). Ages 2 to 8.

  1. Taste Buds Classes 109 W 27th St, at Sixth Ave, tenth Floor
  2. Sun Jun 16
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Free Admission Father's Day at Ripley's

  • Price band: 2/4

Spend some "unbelieveable" quality time with the little ones perusing the Times Square Odditorium (without the Times Square price tag). All ages.

  1. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium 234 W 42nd St, between Seventh and Eighth Aves
  2. Sun Jun 22
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Father's Day Mets Game

  • Price band: 2/4

Treat Dad to an afternoon spent cheering on the home team as the Mets take on the Chicago Cubs. All ages.

  1. Citi Field Roosevelt Ave, at 126th St, 11368
  2. Until Sun Jun 16
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