Father's Day: Great gifts and things to do for dad

You can do better than socks on Father's Day. Show your pop some love with these things to do, plus find out where to get great gifts for Dad.

Illustration by Kurt McRobert

Give pop a hug and laugh at his corny jokes: It's Father's Day! Find parent-friendly attractions, from baseball to barbershops, and ideas for things to do. Plus, forget the old boxers-and-socks routine and discover where to get great gifts for Dad.

When is Father’s Day 2013?

Father’s Day takes place on the third Sunday of June every year. Father’s Day 2013 is on Sunday, June 16. Got it? Have you put in your smartphone's diary? With an alarm? Good, maybe set another alarm three week's beforehand just in case—you'll want to be good and ready this year.

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Recommended bars for Father's Day

Forty Four at Royalton

  • Price band: 4/4
  • Critics choice
  1. 44 W 44th St, (between Fifth and Sixth Aves )
Book online

DBGB Kitchen and Bar

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  1. 299 Bowery, (at Houston St), 10003
More info

Brandy Library

  • Price band: 4/4
  • Critics choice
  1. 25 North Moore St, (at Varick St)
More info

Aretsky’s Patroon

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice
  1. 160 E 46th St , (between Lexington and Third Aves), 10017
Book online
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Things to do with Dad

  1. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, at 79th St, 10024
  2. Until Sun Jan 5
More info
  1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave, at 82nd St, 10028
  2. Mon Sep 2
More info

Old Jews Telling Jokes

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  1. Westside Theatre 407 W 43rd St, between Ninth and Tenth Aves
  2. Wed Aug 21 - Mon Dec 30
Buy tickets
  1. Radio City Music Hall 1260 Sixth Ave, at 50th St
  2. Wed Apr 16 - Wed Dec 31
More info
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