Spend some quality time with the man who taught you how to ride a bike and catch a fish in a way he won’t forget. From delicious restaurants to outdoor activities, consider this your go-to guide for father-friendly fun. Share your Long Island Father’s Day festivities using #lipulse.
Ray Downey Forever Running Memorial 5K, Deer Park
Treat dad to the great day he deserves while also giving back. After Deputy Chief Raymond M. Downey passed away while helping victims escape on September 11, his family established the Ray Downey Forever Running Memorial 5K to keep his legacy alive and benefit other charitable organizations. Cheer on dad while he travels down the 3.1 mile course or join him (kids included). In addition to the Kids Fun Run, runners and walkers can also register for the Father Child Team Competition and follow dad’s footsteps. Go.
Where: Knights of Columbus Field, 759 Long Island Ave
That Meetball Place, Farmingdale
That Meetball Place has planned a day filled with festive offerings. In addition to the crafts, photo ops and lively menu, dad can enjoy a TMP Cream Ale on the house. Go.
Where: 206 Main Street
Price: $30 and under
Father’s Day Farm Fest, Mattituck
Come to Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard to celebrate with the Annual Father’s Day Festival Weekend. In addition to the kid-friendly activities such as singing hayrides and a gnome hedge maze, dad can have fun at the new Sport Zone filled with baseball and football games. Fresh local microbrewery beers, snacks and signature apple cider doughnuts will be available. Plus, dad gets in for free! Go.
Where: 715 Sound Ave
Navy Beach, Montauk
Navy Beach is “the perfect destination for summer dining.” During lunch, fathers receive a complimentary brew or bloody mary, perfect for toasting in the waterfront setting. Plus, diners can feast on crab cake with pickled veggies and ice cream from Montauk’s John’s Drive In. Go.
Where: 16 Navy Road
Island Princess, Captree State Park
Nothing says Father’s Day like fishing. Hop on the Island Princess, Long Island’s most family-friendly fishing boat, to search for flukes. Between the cheerful staff and latest fish finding technology, it’s sure to be a whale of a time. Go.
Where: 3500 Ocean Pkwy, Babylon
Time: 7-11:15am, 12-4pm and 6-10pm
Price: Adults $44 ($47 at 6-10pm), seniors $41 ($44 at 6-10pm) and children $26
Father’s Day with a View, Oakdale
Overlook the Great South Bay this Father’s Day at View. Order from the special prix fixe menu and choose from a selection of steaks, sides and sauces. The fare, much like the view, speaks for itself. Go.
Where: 3 Consuelo Place
Price: $49.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Lauren Kristy Paddlewheeler, Bay Shore
The Father’s Day Luncheon Cruise is a relaxing way to soak up the sun. Board the 65-foot old-fashioned riverboat and feel your worries drift away at sea while noshing on delicious fare. Go.
Where: Bay Shore Marina, S Clinton Ave
Price: Adults $49.95, children under 12 $24.95