Father’s Day is the perfect time to remind your dad how special he is, and thank him for all that he’s done for you over the years. Now that you’re sitting down to plan a day in his honor…what exactly are you going to do?! With so much to do, so many places to go, and so much delicious food to eat on Long Island, sometimes all our options can become a bit overwhelming. That’s why we’ve put together a carefully curated list of great ways to spend this weekend with your dad!
It feels like any weekend that you drive down Sunrise Highway, you’re bound to see something going on in the parking lot of various LIRR stations. This Sunday is no exception! In the Merrick LIRR Station lot between Hewlett and Merrick Avenues, you’ll find plenty of cars, foods, rides, and vendors to see, eat, and enjoy from 9a-4p! If your dad has a vehicle that’s near and dear to his heart (second to you, of course!), now’s his time to shine and show off his toy! And if he just loves cars and bikes, it’s a great opportunity to check out some sweet ones.
Do you have a kid who loves science or building things? If so, this is a great chance for dad to get crafty with your child at the Center for Science Teaching and Learning! Their annual Daddy and Me Rocket Building event is a ton of fun, and is non-stop excitement from construction to take-off! Register in advance so you don’t miss out!
Is your dad a super tough guy? Is he really into fitness? Does he wish he was really into fitness? If strength and health are up his alley, then you’ll want to bring him to Nassau Coliseum this weekend for the Universal Fitness Expo! There’ll be a co-ed strength competition called the Battle at the Coliseum, strength training classes and challenges with Team Gaglione Strength, the Civilian Military Combine Ultimate Race Series, and much more! Get your tickets and learn more on their site (link above).
If all that physicality is a little too much, you can tone it down several notches and attend the Father’s Day Tea Party at the Lakeview Library in Rockville Centre. Come out and enjoy the nice, June weather, and spend an intimate afternoon celebrating the holiday with your dad.
Who doesn’t love a good burger and beer? At George Martin’s Burger Bar, they’ll be serving brunch from 11:30-3p, and dinner from 3-9p this Sunday. During their Drafts for Dads special, the first draft beer for Dad is on the house! Check out their full menu on their website (link above), and their extensive drink list! For what it’s worth, I’m a huge fan of the Bluepoint Blueberry :)
However you decide to celebrate your dad this Father’s Day, we hope you have a great time! What are you going to do with Dad this weekend? Tell us on Facebook! And, as always, if you need a ride to any of the places you’re bringing Dad this weekend, be sure to give All Island Transportation a call at (516) 742-2222 to get you there quickly and safely!