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Celebrate Dad at These Family-Friendly Father's Day Events!

Written by Chelsea Triola  |  06. June 2015

Father's Day falls on Sunday, June 21st this year. It's the one day out of the year where you can show your dad just how much he means to you by buying him a nice gift or taking him somewhere that he'll enjoy.
 
Some families have annual traditions that they participate in while others like to switch things up each year. If you're interested in doing something entertaining together as a family or just you and dad, take a look at these upcoming events on the Island that are offering special Father's Day fun!
 
Father’s Day Duct Tape Frame at Michaels
Local Michaels Crafts Stores
Saturday, June 13th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$2 per session
Kids can make a Father’s Day Duct Tape Frame for Dad that he’s sure to cherish. Just $2 per session for 30 minutes of creative craft fun, supplies included. Ages 3 and up.
 
Fun Family Craft Time: Father’s Day Tie Dye Tee at Michaels
Local Michaels Crafts Stores
Saturday, June 13th 1:00 - 4:00 PM
$7 per shirt
Spend some craft time with Dad this year and create a colorful T-shirt. $7 per shirt, includes supplies.
 
Tiny Tots: "Nature Discoveries"- Happy Father's Day at Jones Beach State Park
1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
516-780-3295
Tuesday, June 16th 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
$4 per person
Explore the world around us with your child and connect with them on a natural level! Program is appropriate for children ages 3-5.
 
Father's Day Storytime at Barnes & Noble - FREE
4000 East Jericho Turnpike, East Northport, NY 11731
631-462-0208
Saturday, June 20th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free event
Enjoy a special Storytime celebration for Father's Day featuring How to Surprise a Dad and How to Babysit a Grandpa.
 
Father's Day Tea Tasting at In2ition Mercantile - FREE
1475 Montauk Highway, Oakdale, NY 11769
631-699-8310
Saturday, June 20th 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Free event
Celebrate your dad with a tea tasting with a wellness tea called “Tea for Him” by Art of Tea.
 
Father - Daughter Mermaid Tea at The Whaling Museum and Education Center
301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
631-367-3418 Ext. 12
Saturday, June 20th 1:00 - 2:00 PM
$15 per child, free for fathers
Dads bring your Little Mermaid to explore the world of amazing mythical sea creatures, make a fun mermaid craft, and enjoy refreshing ice tea. 
 
Father's Day Car Show & Swap Meet at The Merrick LIRR Station
Sunrise Highway, Merrick, NY 11566
516-849-6637
Sunday, June 21st 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Enjoy a car show and swap meet, live music, food and lots of products and rides for the kids! To show your vehicle, it is $15 with pre-registration & $20 the day of the show. 
 
Father's Day Motorcycle Ride to the Car Show
Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554
516-937-7800
Sunday, June 21st at 8:30 AM
$10 per bike
Enjoy a motorcycle ride to the Merrick LIRR Train Station, off Sunrise Highway (Route 27), between Hewlett Avenue and Merrick Avenue. Admission includes tickets to the Father's Day Car Show.
 
New York AutoFest Father's Day Car Show and BBQ at Planting Fields Arboretum
1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
516-882-5022
Sunday, June 21st 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Spectators $5 (free for children under 12), $20 to show car
Enjoy a judged car show and barbecue in honor of Father’s Day!
 
NY Good Guys Father's Day Car Show Extravaganza at Belmont Park Racetrack
2150 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY 11003
516-852-8112
Sunday, June 21st 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
$20.00
Celebrate dad at Belmont Park Racetrack and enjoy a car show, live music, massage chairs, hot shaves, hand rolled cigars, free bourbon tasting as well as stuff the kids like, pony rides, inflatables, carnival games, petting zoo, temporary tattoos and face painting!
 
Father's Day at The Long Island Museum
1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY 11790
631-751-0066
Sunday, June 21st 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Museum admission, free for fathers and grandfathers
Treat Dad to a trip back in time with the finest collection of horse-drawn carriages in the country. Explore the photography of Ansel Adams and architecture of the Gold Coast.
 
Father's Day Celebration at the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
516-692-6768
Sunday, June 21st 
Museum admission, free for fathers
Bring your child to see the fish for Father's Day! All fathers accompanying their child receive free admission!
 
Cloud Nine Exotics Father’s Day Showcase at The Pennysaver Amphitheater
55 South Bicycle Path, Selden, NY 11784
908-202-4528
Sunday, June 21st 2:00 - 6:00 PM
$249.00
This event will allow individuals to join the team of Cloud Nine Exotics along with other sports car lovers in the Long Island area, featuring the Ferrari California, Bentley GTC Speed, Lamborghini Gallardo, Nissan GTR and the Porsche Turbo!
 
Father's Day Workshop at Chocolate Works of Bellmore Merrick
2350 Merrick Road, Bellmore, NY 11710
516-900-1119
Friday, June 19th 5:00 - 6:30 PM
$25.00 per child, extra gifts $15.00 each
Enjoy pizza and drinks with dad, along with a solid chocolate shirt or tie, designed by you and a treat of your choice smothered in chocolate and sprinkles. Reservations are required.
 
Father's Day Sail at Captree Fleet Babylon
Captree State Park, Babylon, NY 11702
631-583-9300
Sunday, June 21st 3:00 - 8:00 PM
See website for pricing information
Celebrate dad by taking him for a ride on the Moonchaser! Children are welcome.
 
First Annual Father's Day Pig Roast & BBQ at EAT Gastropub
2823 Long Beach Road, Oceanside, NY 11572
516-766-9547
Sunday, June 21st 3:00 - 7:00 PM
$15-$55
Enjoy all you can eat for just $30 while dad indulges in a free beer! Menu will include the pig roast, hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage, peppers and onions. The package also includes free soft drinks, coffee or tea. 
 
 
How will you be celebrating Father's Day this year? Share with us by commenting below!
 
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