Father’s Day Events 2017

Father’s Day snuck up on you again, right?

If you’re reading this, we get it. It’s the beginning of summer!  You’re in full blown vacation mode, stressing about your beach body and shamelessly flirting with your neighbor as a means of charming your way into their air conditioned living room when all of a sudden – WHAM! It’s the third weekend in June and you realize yet again you haven’t gotten anything for the very first superhero in your life.

Well fear not! In the face of such crises, New York City delivers tons of legitimately awesome last-minute events for Dad that makes it look like you put a lot of thought into this special day.

Below are three of our favs for Dad this Sunday June 18, 2017…

Hornblower Cruises & Events

Dad gets to enjoy some relaxing downtime on a Hornblower luxury yacht, listening to live jazz, eating delicious food from the brunch buffet and imbibing in free-flowing beer (and mimosas) in his keepsake beer mug.  Boating?  Beer? Brunch?  This seriously checks ALL the boxes!

Sunday June 18, 2017  |  Boarding: 12 PM | Cruising: 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM| From: $100

Pier 40, 353 West Street, New York, NY 10014 (Subway: 1 to Houston Street)


We’ve never met a Dad who didn’t enjoy chowing down on some good grub, so this option should be a safe bet!  We recommend checking out Smorgasburg’s impressive list of food vendors BEFORE you go, so that you can strategize your food options and avoid falling victim to hanger resulting from the deliciously dizzying aromas wafting through the air. Good food and quality Dad time in the park? Sounds like a win-win.

Sunday June 18, 2017  |  11 AM | Free entry

Prospect Park West to Washington Avenue between Prospect Park Southwest and Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11215  (Subway: B/Q Franklin Ave S to Prospect Park; F/G to 15th Street – Prospect Park; 2/3 to Grand Army Plaza)

Renegade Craft Fair

If your father is more of a tactile, hands-on kinda guy, then this will be right up his alley. With designer goods and DIY crafts from over 200 different creators, and food from local vendors like Neopolitan Express and Bang Cookies, you and Papa Bear can nab funny selfies in the photo booth, groove to music mixed by awesome DJs (the one day Dad-dancing is acceptable) and purchase enough artisanal ingredients and knick-knacks to keep him occupied until Father’s Day 2018!
Sunday June 18, 2017 | 11 AM – 6 PM | Free entry

Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble Street, Brooklyn, New York 11222 (Subway: 7 to Court Square and then B62 bus to Manhattan Ave/Greenpoint Ave; E to Court Square – 23rd Street and then B32 to Franklin Street/Noble Street) NOTE: G trains may not be running on Sunday.

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