Jun 12, 2019

Where to Take Dear Old Dad for Father’s Day This Weekend

And the spring/summer holidays keep on coming! This Sunday, June 16 is Father’s Day, and though the brunch options from our Mother’s Day roundup would work for Dad as well, (…)

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And the spring/summer holidays keep on coming! This Sunday, June 16 is Father’s Day, and though the brunch options from our Mother’s Day roundup would work for Dad as well, here are some other Papa-specific events going on in Astoria to enjoy:

Classic Car Show in Astoria Park

For the second year in a row the Father’s Day Classic Car Show is back in Astoria Park. Shore Blvd aka “The Strip” will be closed to traffic allowing the community to check out over 100 classic cars from around the region. Live music, craft activities, food and gift vendors will also stretch along the strip, and classic car owners will have their vehicles professionally judged in a variety of categories. While the event is free to the public there is a $20 entry fee for each vehicle. Taking place Sunday, June 16 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Shore Blvd, Astoria

The Bruncher Menu at Uncle Jack’s Meat House

Though Brunch is undeniably fantastic, some Sundays you are just not in the mood for more Eggs Benedict—and it seems to be every restaurant’s full morning and afternoon menu. Well for Father’s Day at Uncle Jack’s Meat House, they are offering their “Bruncher” menu which includes breakfast, lunch AND dinner options, all day long! With munchies like candied wagyu meatballs, mains like filet mignon with bacon and blue cheese and desserts like fudge brownie souffle, this is the perfect option for treating dad.

36-18 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria

Prix Fixe at Maiella’s in LIC

Elegant Italian restaurant Maiella—located right on the waterfront in LIC—is offering a robust Father’s Day three-course prix fixe menu for $65 per adult. For children under the age 12 they’ll have a $25 kids menu with the option of spaghetti & meatballs, chicken fingers or margherita pizza. They will be open from 11:30-8:45 and the prefix menu will be the only menu offered. The menu—which can be seen here—includes antipasti options like burrata with sundried tomato, prosciutto and fig, main courses like braised beef short ribs with creamy polenta and Parmesan, and desserts like Venetian Meringue Cake.

4610 Center Blvd, Long Island City

Credit to Maiella.

Canvassing for Local Politicians

If your dad is politically inclined, doing some hands-on work in the community might be a great option for a more active Father’s Day. This Sunday at 1 p.m. is the third Queens For Bernie Sanders/Caban for Queens Joint Canvassing Series. Hit the streets to talk to neighbors about Tiffany Caban‘s plans for decarcerating Queens while also gaining experience using the Bern App in the lead up to the Democratic Primary. Friends, family, and especially DADS are welcome!

DM for Exact Meet-Up Location

Summer Sunset Family Silent Disco

If your Pop likes to get down to a good beat, maybe a family silent disco is the way to go! With waterfront dance floors and sunset skyline views, dad and fam will be outfitted with headphones and can switch between channels with 80’s, 90’s & 2K Throwbacks, Top 40 Dance Hits and Hip Hop/R&B. Located at LIC Landing, Sunday from 6 to 10 p.m.

52-10 Center Blvd, Long Island City

Credit to Silent Events.

Muppets and a Movie

A great option—especially if the weather doesn’t hold out—is to spend the day at the Museum of the Moving Image. The Jim Henson Exhibit is loads of fun and Dad will surely enjoy reminiscing about his childhood (might be fun to have two generations of Muppet fans and bring Grandpa too?). Also, at 2 p.m. the museum is screening the Burt Reynolds classic Hooper about two movie stuntman rivals. Screening tickets are free with purchase of museum entry!

36-01 35th Ave, Astoria


If Dad needs a laugh—and has impeccable taste in music—local seasoned comedian Christian Finnegan is hosting a trivia contest at QED Astoria to celebrate his fourth stand up album “60% JOKING” on Friday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. The “WORLD’S 2nd BEST TASTE IN MUSIC” is a pub trivia-style event covering a variety of musical genres and based entirely on Christian Finnegan’s “sterling and unassailable personal taste.” Categories will include: funk and R&B, pure F’ing Metal, Bigtime Music Dorkery, “Real Morrissey Song or Fake Morrissey Song?” and “Stuff People Make Fun of but is Actually Good.” Sponsored by Radeberger, prizes include passes to the Museum of the Moving Image and QED and more!

27-16 23rd Ave, Queens

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