Weekend Listings: June 16 & 17. FATHER'S DAY EVENTS

This Weekend's Highlights from NEW YORK LOVES KIDS

Saturday June 16
Animals After Dark: A Flashlight Adventure @ Liberty Science Center
Little Miss Muffet's Monster-Sitting Service @ The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater
Monkey King Puppet @ Children's Museum of Manhattan
Identification Day @ AMNH
Nature Activities For All Ages @ Battery Park

Sunday June 17
Four Fold Monster Book @ Children's Museum of Manhattan
Rocket Park Mini Golf @ New York Hall of Science
Mario the Magician @ Space on White
NYC Kids Fest @ Morningside Park
Hoops to Halo: Centuries of Games Kids Play @ DiMenna Children's History Museum

The above is just a snippet of the family fun happening this weekend - for full events listings see here.

Father's Day
New York Loves Kids
Well Father's Day is this weekend, and what better way to spoil your Daddy than join him in some family fun.  There is lots going on but why not look at these specific Father's Day events for some inspiration: Designing for Dad @ Long Island Children's Museum, Father's Day Scavenger Hunt @ DiMenna Children's History Museum, Moomah's Father's Day Workshop, Family Art Project - T's For Dad and Me @ Wave Hill or Celebrate Father's Day @ Children's Museum of Manhattan.

SOURCE CREDIT: All rights reserved. 2012. Visit http://www.newyorkloveskids.com


Enjoy an afternoon of free performances by the Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts Cavalcade of Youth, the Twisted Balloon Company, Lava and more at the Atlantic Avenue Extravaganza. FREE

Kids can boogie to the beat of tropical drums, show off their hula hoop skills, play a game of limbo and meet the famous Big Red Dog himself at Clifford's Summer Beach Party, at the Bryant Park Reading Room.

Meet the resident rabbits, play bunny-themed games and go on a nature walk at Alley Pond Environmental Center's Bunny Bonanza. $21.

Learn to step dance, then check out a stepping showcase performance featuring step teams from all over New York City at the Step to the High Line Festival. FREE

Learn about contemporary African culture at the Brooklyn Children's Museum's new exhibit "Humble Village and Juneteenth History Quilt." Free with museum admission.


Create Father's Day cards from recycled materials at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, then head into the park for a walk along the natural trails. FREE

Young jazz enthusiasts can check out local Brooklyn acts like the Max Johnson Trio, Hot Cup Chili Pepper 7 and the Rick Parker Collective at the Fifth Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival in the Urban Meadow. Suggested donation of $10, kids under 13 free.

Listen to tunes by mambo master Orlando Marin at Central Park's Harlem Meer Performance Festival, held at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center. FREE

Try out the best food trucks the city has to offer—all in one place—at the Prospect Park Alliance Food Truck Rally in Grand Army Plaza. Free admission; food costs extra.

Check out music from around the globe at the Bang on a Can Marathon, opening the River to River Festival at the World Financial Center Winter Garden. FREE

Participate in races, try ethnic dishes like pastéis de nata (Portugese custard cakes) and listen to lively tunes by Nathalie Pires at Portugal Day in Central Park. FREE

Participate in a musical tribute to Louis Armstrong by musician Joey Morant at the Brooklyn Children's Museum's 2nd Annual Brooklyn's Best Jumpin' Jazz Fest. Free with museum admission.

Use repurposed, recyclable and found materials to invent new objects at the New York Hall of Science's GeekDad Day. Free with museum admission.

Check out performances by the Story Pirates and the National Double Dutch League at NYC KidsFest in Morningside Park. FREE

SOURCE CREDIT: All rights reserved. 2012. Visit :http://timeoutnewyorkkids.com/

7th Annual NYC Kidsfest
The multi-cultural family arts festival is packed with face painters, dancers, sports and performances by the National Double Dutch League and Striking Viking Story Pirates.
When: Sun. 6/17, 12-5pm; Free.
Where: Morningside Park, Manhattan Ave. & West 113th St., nyckidsfest.org.

Daddy and Me Cake Decorating
In this special clas, make a beautiful confection with edible sports and animal decorations and other fun tools.
When: Through Sun. 6/17, $40.
Where: Make Meaning, 1501 Third Ave. bet. 84th & 85th St., and 329 Columbus Ave. bet. 75th & 76th St., makemeaning.com.

508 GastroBrewery
Treat your DH to a strong Belgian-style ale, roasted beet salad and black sea bass — or pick up a 64 oz. growler of craft beer.
Where: 508 Greenwich St. at Spring, 212-219-2444.
Jbird Cocktails
The perfect Father’s Day meal, steak and a stiff drink: Try the 18 oz. grass-fed New York sirloin and a cocktail made from a 200-year-old recipe.
Where: 339 East 75th St., jbirdny.com.

The new clothing collection for dads includes cozy, comfy hoodies, tees and hats.
Where: fodadawear.com.
Dry Dudz
The lightweight men’s hybrid board shorts come in five cool designs — the patented technology means they dry quickly for action in and out of the water (no more wet tush).
Where: drydudz.com.

SOURCE CREDIT: All rights reserved. 2012. Visit :http://blogs.urbanbaby.com/newyork

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