Father’s Day: Local Events For All Kinds Of Fathers

All fathers will be honored on Sunday, June 15, the day nationally celebrated as Father’s Day. That traditionally means treating dads across the country to their favorite meal, or to see their favorite team and making them feel special in general.

For Queens, this means having a day where dads spend quality time with the whole family while enjoying different foods, music, and entertainment at different locations across the Borough. The following events and activities not only celebrate fathers, but also bring the whole family together.

The Father’s Day festivities begin on Saturday, June 14, and continue throughout the weekend.

June 14
Father’s Day BBQ
Our Brothers Guardian Inc. invites all to celebrate Father’s Day with food, fun, music and games. The BBQ will be at the backyard of IS 59, located at 132-55 Ridgedale St., Springfield Gardens on Saturday. The event is free and will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (347) 560-1090.

Family Day
Join Friends of Fort Totten Park for their family day. Enjoy an afternoon of free games, rides, crafts, medical screenings and more. The fun will begin at 12 p.m. at Crocheron Park, on the grass area along 33rd Road between 214th and 215th Pl. For more information, call (718) 352-4793 ext. 301 or email Michael Agnello at michael.agnello@parks.nyc.gov.

Health & Fitness Day
Fathers are invited to bring their children to spend a fun-filled day at EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care Center for the Father’s Health & Fitness Day. Refreshments will be served. The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 206-20 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights. For more information, call (866) 539-0999.

A Father’s Legacy
Bethel Gospel Tabernacle invites all fathers to A Father’s Legacy. The program includes a $20 continental breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m. and a session with speakers Lee Rouson, Bill Paige, Joe Pellegrino and Jack Redmond at 8:30 a.m. The event will take place at Bethel Gospel Tabernacle, located at 110-25 Guy R. Blvd., Jamaica. For more information, visit legacymindedmen.org or call (973) 865-8000.

Mighty Dads
There is a Mighty Dads Special Father’s Day story time program at Barnes and Noble Utopia Center, located at 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows. Celebrate hardworking dads at this program based on the book “Mighty Dads,” which is a loving devotion to hardworking fathers and the indirect ways they guide their boys and girls to shadow them. The story time begins at 11 a.m. For more information, visit www.barnesandnoble.com.

June 15
Father’s Day Lunch
The New York Mets are honoring dads with a special Father’s Day lunch package in the Caesars Club at Citi Field before the matinee against the San Diego Padres. If you cannot make it in for the lunch festivities, beginning at 11:15 a.m., do not worry. All dads and kids 12 and under will receive a Mets cap upon entry to the ballpark. Visit www.mets.com for info.

Louis Armstrong House
Take your pop to the Louis Armstrong House to celebrate. The museum will give away a limited-edition museum collectible (while supplies last, one per guest). The Louis Armstrong House is located at 34-56 107th St., Corona. For information, visit www.louisarmstronghouse.org or call (718) 478-8274.

Quintet of the Americas
Queens Botanical Gardens welcomes the Quintet of the Americas once again. Spend Father’s Day enjoying music that celebrates the colors of the Garden. Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis. The event is free with garden admission ($4 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for students and children 3-12) and will begin at 2:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Queens Botanical Garden, located at 43-50 Main St., Flushing. For more information, call (718) 886-3800 or email dhector@queensbotanical.org.

Magic of Motown
End the Father’s Day celebrations with soul and R&B classics at George Seuffert Bandshell in Forest Park, located on Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive. The concert will start at 5 p.m. For more information, call (718) 235-4100 or email debby.kuha@parks.nyc.gov.

-Esther Shittu