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Your Father’s Day Event Listing: Things to Do With Dad in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, DC, LA, Detroit

Looking for something to do with Dad this weekend? From beer-tasting boat cruises in Detroit to Blues & BBQ in LA or a pig roast at a DC-area winery,  check out our listing of dad-tastic events in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and Detroit.

Compiled by Briana C. Scott

Father’s Day event listing:


New York City:

Father’s Day Lunch and Dinner Cruises aboard Spirit of New York

Lunch: Complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa for Dad (free juice & soda for kids)

Board: 11:30am

Cruise: noon-2:00pm

Price: from $57.90 per adult

$34.95 per child age 3-12



Board: 6:30pm

Cruise: 7:00pm- 10:00pm

Price: from $57.90 per adult

$34.95 per child age 3-12

Chelsea Piers, Pier 62, New York, NY – (866) 483-3866


Events for Athletic Dads:

  • Bryant Park for a free game of ping-pong (daily 11am-7pm)

1065 6th Avenue

New York, NY 10018

(212) 768-4242


  • Randall’s Island for miniature golf ($5-$7)

 (real golf call for pricing)

         1 Randalls Island, Manhattan, NY 10035  1

Phone: 212-427-5689

Fax: 212-427-5681ANAND, MANHATTAN, NY 100SLAND, MA ATTANY 10035

(free to watch; must register in advance to participate $40-$45).

Times: Sunday, June 19, 2011 – 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Where: Marcus Garvey Park 121st Street and Fifth Avenue, New York NYContact: jde@spartacycling.com (for pricing)


 Los Angeles:

Blues & BBQ

The ION Rooftop Bar and Lounge at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, where you can stop by for a lively Blues and BBQ menu.

Noon-4 p.m. 900 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown, 213.765.8600.


Haven Gastropub + Brewery:

Indulge in Haven’s own beers brewed on site, craft beers on tap, 100+ bottled craft selections or 50+ specialty single-malt whiskeys, malt scotches and bourbons.

42 De Lacy Ave., Pasadena, 626.768.9555. havengastropub.com


Blu Jam Café: Offering complimentary beer or champagne all day long for Dads.7371 Melrose Ave., L.A, 323.951.9191. blujamcafe.com



MIU (Michigan University of Urology) – Run For the Ribbon 5K Run/Walk Race

Sunday, June 17 8:00a

at The Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak, MI

The fourth annual MIU – Run for the Ribbon 5k Run/ Walk benefiting prostate cancer & men’s health related issues in Southeastern Michigan.

Registration: Adults: $35/Kids*: $25

*13 years- younger

Register online: www.miumenshealthfoundation.org/run-for-the-ribbon-race-registration.html

registration will be closed beginning June 13, 2012, re-opening race day morning at 6:30AM.

The Detroit Zoo

8450 W. 10 Mile Rd.

Royal Oak, MI 48067

(248) 398-0900


Motor City Brew Tours Presents: Beer Tasting Boat Cruise

Sunday, June 17 2:00p at Detroit Princess Riverboat, Detroit, MI

201 Civic Center Dr.

Detroit, MI 48226

(877) 338-2628

  • 2pm-6pm

$49.99 per ticket – includes: 15 drink tickets / appetizers / boat cruise along the Detroit River while sampling some of the beer and spirits that Michigan has to offer.
Eyes on Design Automotive Show
Sunday, June 17 10:00a to 4:30p at Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI
1100 Lake Shore Road
Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236

(313) 884-4222

Time: 10:00am-4:30pm

The 25th annual EyesOn Design Automotive Design Show – a Father’s Day tradition that features more than 200 vehicles from the past, present and future displayed on the sprawling lakefront grounds. Produced by the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO), the series of EyesOn Design events provides funding for the visually impaired and related research.



Father’s Day After Dark

Saturday, June 16 6:00p to Sunday, June 17 10:30a

Historic Grant Park: Zoo Atlanta

As Zoo Atlanta closes its gates for the evening, you and your family can go behind-the-scenes to see what happens after hours! Spend the night at a NightCrawler overnight for a nocturnal adventure

Zoo Atlanta

800 Cherokee Ave. SE

Atlanta, GA 30315

(404) 624-9453


A Day for Dad’s-Glassblowing Father’s Day

Sunday, June 17 10:00a to 8:00p

at Janke Glassblowing Studios @ Studioplex, Atlanta, GA

659 Auburn Ave. Suite 506

Atlanta, GA 30312

(404) 584-0305

An unique glassblowing experience of creating hand blown mug or chip bowl for dad. Each Dad will walk away with some “game day snacks”. June 17th slots available all day. (other dates available by request only). $95 per family for one hour.


Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint

Sunday, June 17 11:00a to 2:00p

at Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint, Atlanta, GA

180 Peachtree St. NW

Atlanta, GA 30303

Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint is celebrating fathers with a tasty brunch on Sunday, June 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Washington, DC

Co Co. Sala
929 F St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20002

Father’s Day brunch featuring French Toast S’mores, Crispy Louisiana Crabcakes, Bacon Grilled Cheese and a Funky Monkey Tart with bananas, chocolate and bacon! The meal also includes a Bacon Bloody Mary or a Beer Bellini. $36 per person; 11 a.m. (Reservations recommended.)


Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

8010 Towers Crescent Drive

Vienna, VA 22182


All-you-can-eat Brazilian steakhouse, who will have special operating hours for Father’s Day so you can attend for either lunch or dinner.


Father’s Day Weekend Pig Roast at Paradise Springs Winery
13219 Yates Ford Rd.
Clifton, VA 20124

D.C.’s closest winery will host their 3rd Annual Father’s Day Weekend Pig Roast on Saturday June 18th with a Cuban-inspired menu, live jazz, two glasses of wine and a complimentary cigar for the dads! All for $69 per person, $29 for children. (Reservations required.)


Briana C. Scott is a recent graduate from Clark Atlanta University, who received a B.A in Mass Media Arts with an emphasis in television. Briana is currently pursuing a career in broadcast journalism and production. 


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