Father’s Day is almost upon us (Sunday, June 19th) and if you’re like everyone else scrambling at the last minute for what to get the father figure in your life, we’ve got you covered. From cigar bars to fan-made Star Wars exhibits, we’ve got some of the best Father’s Day gift ideas to make sure your pops feels extra special on his day.
1. Treat Dad to a Father’s Day experience that is unlike anything in our galaxy
Young Padawans, taking Dad to the world’s largest Star Wars fan exhibition is a great Father’s Day gift idea! Show your Jedi master the appreciation he deserves with tickets to a sci-fi lovers dream. The otherworldy exhibition features 600 collectables and figurines, life-size figures, famous costumes, armor, lightsabers, blasters, helmets, masks, and more! Get tickets here.
2. Take advantage of Rise NY’s “dad’s and father figures go for free” discount
Only available on Sunday, June 19th, just enter the code FATHERSDAY2022 when checking out online and be prepared to soar to New (York) heights! At Rise NY, you can dangle over NYC’s most iconic moments and monuments together like never before and explore their seemingly endless museum full of NYC treasures. There is a minimum purchase of two tickets necessary to use the code, so you and someone else can join in on all the fun, only while supplies last. Secure yours here.
3. Cruise the East River together
Everyone loves a good view of the skyline, so you can’t go wrong with this beautiful cruise that travels along the East River. Guests will board the Avalon Yacht from Skyport Marina and gain access to two upper and lower decks. Enjoy food, drinks, and wonderful music throughout the four hour trip. Book tickets here.
4. Take him to an enchanting Candlelight concert in a stunning NYC venue
From historic churches to beautiful hotels, Dad is sure to enjoy a relaxing evening surrounded by the flickering glow of candlelight. Get him tickets to concerts featuring the best songs classically reimagined by artists and bands like ABBA, Coldplay, even Bach To The Beatles. Still not sure which concert to choose? Get him a gift card instead and he can pick whichever show he’d prefer. Browse all of the concerts here.
5. Explore a world of top tier whiskey together at Great Jones Distilling Co.
Head to Manhattan’s very first legal distillery that opened after the Prohibition and enjoy a special Father’s Day jazz brunch at their restaurant, The Grid. Afterwards, embark on a free distillery tour and learn all about the ingredients, process and equipment behind the whiskey. It’s the perfect bonding activity! Brunch will be held from 11:30am-3:30pm on Sunday, June 19th for $67/person. Learn more here.
6. Enjoy surf, turf & smoke at Merchants Cigar Bar
You can’t go wrong with a trip to Merchants Cigar Bar on the UES! Try a special handcrafted MCB 1996 Anniversary Series Cigar, your choice of spirit trio tasting, along with a grilled ribeye steak, garlic-ginger prawns, deviled eggs, charcuterie & cheese board, chocolate lava cake, and more. What’s not to love? Father’s Day reservations are $135/person. Learn more here.
7. Take him to taste Serendipity3’s first-ever boozy Father’s Day float
What could be better than booze and ice cream? Check out the iconic restaurant, Serendipity3, to have him try their very first boozy Father’s Day float made with two scoops of birthday cake ice cream and Bud Light Seltzer Hard Soda Cherry Cola all topped with whipped cream and a cherry. The limited-time treat is only available for those 21+ from Thursday, June 16th until Sunday, June 19th. Find out more here.
8. Find goodies at the New York Transit Museum
Trying to find a Father’s Day gift unique to NYC? Shop at the Transit Museum or online and find the most fitting gifts for a father figure who loves city living. Shop eclectic gifts from the NYC Subway Weekender Bag (great for all his travel needs) to a Token Golf Marker and Divot set complete with the subway map so he’ll always have a piece of the city with him. While you’re at it, grab tickets to roam the museum and all of its wonders together. See more here.
9. Let Dad dine for free at Rosa Mexicano
Take him to Rosa Mexicano and you won’t even have to spend money on his meal! At Rosa Mexicano, father figures can receive a free entree with purchased entrees for the rest of the party. The offer is available on Sunday, June 19th for dine-in only. There are three locations across NYC. Find one near you here.
10. Go kayaking at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn Bridge Park has brought back their beloved free kayaking sessions this summer! Paddle the waters with Dad during the Sunday family sessions from 12 pm to 2:30 pm. Admire the breathtaking skyline from a new vantage point and the best part is, you don’t need any prior kayaking experience. Find out more here.