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6 Ways to Spend Father’s Day with Your Dad in NYC

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On June 16, 2013 @ 9:30 am In Brooklyn,Food,Green Space,Kids,Manhattan,Queens,Staten Island,Things To Do | No Comments

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Whether your father is a bonafide foodie or just a guy who enjoys getting his eat on, he’ll find tons to tickle his palate at this Sunday’s Food Truck Rally in Prospect Park [8], Brooklyn. The city’s finest food carts from Kimchi Taco Truck to Luke’s Lobster to Mexicue will be taking over Grand Army Plaza from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., so tell your dad to wear his loose-fitting pants and treat him to a meal – or three – to support local NYC vendors.

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Introduce your padre to the joys of gardening and help beautify Ridgewood, Queens at the same time at this Saturday’s MillionTreesNYC Tree Care Workshop [9]. Together, you’ll learn all about the benefits trees bring to our city as well as how to water, weed, mulch, protect, and care for them and other plants.

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This Father’s Day, skip the crowded restaurants and treat your dad to a day on the river for kayaking on the Hudson [10] with the Downtown Boathouse from 9:00 AM–05:30 PM. All you need to bring is your bathing suits or shorts and your sense of adventure!

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If your dad is a man who’s always looking to try something new, we’re pretty sure he’s never been on one of Wildman Steve Brill’s fascinating foraging tours [11]. They’re sort of like scavenger hunts except you’ll be searching the city’s parks for wild edibles like dandelions, garlic mustard and jewelweed, and them tossing them up as a tasty salad to devour afterwards. This Sunday’s tour [12]will be a stone’s throw from NYC in Pawling, NY, but if you’d rather stay close to home, Saturday’s tour will be right in Prospect Park [11].

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If you and your dad share a love of animals, why not spend a fun day together at the Staten Island Zoo [13] for Father’s Day? Gather up the whole family, hop on the ferry and spend the day visiting the zoo’s red pandas, owls, meerkats and more!

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There’s a reason that fishing is one of the most beloved things you can do with your father – it’s fun! Urban Park Rangers will be organizing a free saltwater fishing trip this Sunday [15] in Brooklyn, so grab your dad and head on over.


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[6] foraging for wild edibles: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/6-ways-to-spend-fathers-day-with-your-dad-in-nyc/foraging-tour-with-wildman/

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[8] Food Truck Rally in Prospect Park: http://www.prospectpark.org/calendar/event/food-truck-rally

[9] MillionTreesNYC Tree Care Workshop: http://www.nycgovparks.org/milliontrees/tree_stewardship_workshops

[10] kayaking on the Hudson: http://www.hudsonriverpark.org/explore-the-park/activities/kayaking-at-pier-40

[11] Wildman Steve Brill’s fascinating foraging tours: http://www.wildmanstevebrill.com/

[12] Sunday’s tour : http://www.wildmanstevebrill.com/Public%20Tour%20Stuff/Tour%20Announcements/Appalachian.6.16.12.html

[13] Staten Island Zoo: http://www.statenislandzoo.org/

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[15] free saltwater fishing trip this Sunday: http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/16/saltwater-fishing

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