Things to do for Father’s Day around NYC

Things to do for Father’s Day around NYC

Do you have plans for Father’s Day? or are you still thinking about what your plans are? Well I’ve got a great round up of really cool things to do around NYC for Father’s day!


Breakfast at Belmont – now celebrating their 150th year at Belmont, it’s an exciting time to be at the track! This event is family-friendly and includes activities such as tram rides through the stable area, a Paddock Show and Starting Gate demonstration.

they offer a great brunch at belmont (pretty much every weekend)  https://www.nyra.com/belmont/visit/dining

but for Father’s day they have a special line up events https://www.nyra.com/belmont/calendar/2018-06-17

Real Men Wear Pink Luncheon [Tickets]
Come celebrate Father’s Day and honor those continuing the fight against cancer at The Real Men Wear Pink Luncheon. There will be a premium buffet, DJ, raffles and a rose tasting provided by Notorious Pink Rose. A portion of each ticket sold will go to the American Cancer Society.


Father’s Day Cruise in NYC [Tickets]
It’s time to do better than socks for Father’s Day, and Hornblower’s Father’s Day Beer Brunch Cruise is the perfect time to start a new tradition that dad will genuinely love… And the rest of the family will enjoy, too.

What’s Included:

  • Two hour cruise
  • Reserved Seating
  • Bountiful brunch buffet
  • Dessert station
  • Signature coffee and herbal teas
  • Live jazz band & DJ on board

Sunday, June 17th
Boarding: 12:00pm | Cruising: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Dress Code: Casual attire. We recommend bringing along a light jacket or wrap as it may get breezy on board.
Weather Conditions: Cruise sails rain or sun!
Atmosphere: Beer, brunch and jazz with family and friends while taking in New York City’s sights.


WE MAKE THE FUTURE BLOCK PARTY

Sunday, June 171:00 PM—4:00 PM

Celebrate the spirit of our community at the Rubin Museum’s annual Block Party. Join thousands of other New Yorkers at this outdoor event (happening this year on Father’s Day), featuring art and activities for all ages inspired by the Rubin’s yearlong exploration of the future.

  • Multigenerational activities for kids and adults of all ages, including Father’s Day activities and Interwoven Families, an artist project that weaves family narratives
  • Futuristic art-making stations that allow you to create and imagine across time and space, including Build a Future CitySpectacular StarscapesInner Voyages, and The History of Us
  • Live performances including cham dance by Palyul Monks, a musical journey with Falu’s Bazaar, garba dance from India Home elders, and Bhangra and Bollywood dance by Ajna Dance
  • Activities led by community partners Grassroots Movement in Nepal (GMIN), India HomeJumpstartYindaYin CoachingSiddhartha School, and Mongolian Connections
  • Drone demos
  • Healing Garden indoor plant trailer
  • Himalayan snacks from Café Serai and food trucks, including Van Leeuwen Ice CreamWafels and Dinges, and Brooklyn Popcorn Company
  • Free museum admission all day

Rock and Roll Playhouse will celebrate Father‘s Day in Brooklyn with a pair of concerts bringing to life the music of The Grateful Dead for Kids at Garcia’s at Industry City on Saturday, June 16 and Brooklyn Bowl on Sunday, June 17.

Industry City (274 36th St) on Saturday, June 16 or at Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) on Sunday, June 17.

6.16 @ Industry City ~ Doors: 12:30PM 

6.17 @ Brooklyn Bowl ~ Doors: 12:00PM [Tickets]


The Celtic Developers Group, who own Oscar Wilde in Nomad, Papillon Bistro & Bar in Midtown and Lillie’s Victorian Establishment in Times Square and Union Square. Come celebrate Father’s Day at one of their locations for a special evening of quality time and quality eats.

Located right in NoMad, Oscar Wilde features New York City’s longest bar at 118.5 feet with over 300 whiskeys, 32 beers on tap and an assorted menu. For $85 on Father’s Day Oscar Wilde will offer steak for two with two sides and two drinks (select beer or house wine). Can also treat dad with a classic, Oscar Wilde’s $14 Smoked Old Fashioned made with Old Gran Dad Bourbon, Smoked Simple Syrup, Charred Cedar, Orange Bitters and garnished with a lemon.

Lillie’s Victorian Establishment, covered in ornate wooden carvings, antiques and ostentatious décor, offers an eclectic yet traditional menu with an impressive range of domestic and imported beers. Lillie’s Union Square location will offer a $24 Father’s Day special, which will include their Craft Beer flight and Lillie’s Half Pound Cheeseburger complete with lettuce, tomato, onion, cheddar cheese & hand cut fries.

Papillon Bistro & Bar can be found in the heart of Midtown and offers a fun and lively environment for patrons. For $17, dine dad with the Classic Beef Burger complete with lettuce, tomato, onion, cheddar cheese & hand cut fries. Additional add-ons are available: bacon, avocado or mushroom & onion.

LEGO LIVE is coming to NYC February 16-18

LEGO LIVE is coming to NYC February 16-18

The inaugural U.S. event, LEGO LIVE NYC, is geared towards LEGO fans of all ages, with interactive, life-size builds, workshops with Master LEGO Builders, iconic LEGO activities, and more.

The show will feature 65,000 square feet of immersive experiences, hands-on building activities, live performances and demonstrations for families and visitors of all ages at Pier 36 in Manhattan.

A must-attend event for any LEGO fan, LEGO LIVE NYC will include a range of interactive themed play zones, each offering a distinct experience – from classic building challenges to using coding and robotic technology to program a multi-functional model. Fans will also be able to meet LEGO Master Builders at the Master Lab Help Desk, where builders can get one-on-one advice and show off their creations. Show guests can explore the latest LEGO building sets, compete in exciting building challenges, and take photos with LEGO models based on beloved characters from iconic films and LEGO properties such as Star Wars™ and NINJAGO®. Among the many experiences, families will find:

  • LEGO® LifeMaximize your show experience via the LEGO Life app, a safe, social network for kids who love to build. The app will offer details on show activities and insider tips, and the LEGO Life team will host exclusive opportunities to build, capture and share unique LEGO creations made at the show with the broader community of LEGO fans in the app.
  • Meet the Masters on the Main Stage: Meet a. @Lego_Groupand learn building tips and tricks in live demonstrations, competitions and Q&Asessions.
  • LEGO Architecture: Build together to create the iconic skyscrapers that make up the Manhattan skyline in this community building area.
  • LEGO Minecraft™: Journey with Steve to build your way through the iconic and ever-popular Minecraft universe with the thousands of specialty LEGO pieces found in this creative building zone.
  • Coding Corner: Build, code and play with the new LEGO BOOST and heritage LEGO MINDSTORMS® toolkits to test your skill in creating your ownLEGO robot.
  • LEGO Shop: Browse a huge selection of LEGO sets for builders of all ages, or select from an assortment of “show only” souvenirs.

Tickets are now available and can be purchased at legolive.frontgatetickets.com. $30 General Admission, $45 VIG (Very Important Guest) and $75 VIK (Very Important Kid) ticketing options are available.

“ELF The Musical” Opens At Madison Square Garden in NYC on December 13th! Discount Code!

“ELF The Musical” Opens At Madison Square Garden in NYC on December 13th! Discount Code!

Now who hasnt seen Elf the movie?! its one of our holiday favorites… well have you heard about ELF The Musical it is the hilarious tale of Buddy, who crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts as a child and is mistakenly transported to the North Pole. Buddy grows up thinking he’s an elf, but between his lousy toy-making abilities and enormous size, he begins to realize he’s not like the others. With Santa’s blessing, Buddy sets off on a whirlwind journey through New York City to find his birth father and learn about his past. With mayhem, mischief, and laughs-a-plenty, this fresh and funny holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.

The Madison Square Garden Company just announced that George Wendt, from the long-running television series Cheers, will star as Santa in ELF The Musical , which is returning to New York City this holiday season. This limited engagement runs at the Theater at Madison Square Garden from December 13 through December 29, 2017.

Tickets are on sale now: save up to 20% on tickets!**Valid on select seats and performances

Special Code: FAMELF

ON THIS WEBSITE
www.theateratmsg.com/famelf

*Offer not valid on previously purchased tickets and cannot be combined with any other offer.  8 ticket max per order. Discount is calculated off of the original box office price. Service charges apply to telephone and internet orders. All sales are final – no refunds or exchanges. Offer may be revoked or modified at any time without notice and is subject to availability. Other restrictions may apply. Offer expires December 29, 2017.  Accessible and companion seats are available via the Disabled Services Department at 212-465-6034.

©2017 MSG Sports & Entertainment Holdings, LLC. All rights reserved.

Disclosure: Tickets have been provided to an upcoming performance but all opinions are my own.

Where to watch the 4th of July fireworks in New York City

Where to watch the 4th of July fireworks in New York City

784e9820-1b8a-45d7-8df1-ea95b3fbea97The largest display of fourth of July fireworks takes place here in New York City and is hosted by Macy’s Department Store. Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks celebrates its 40th anniversary this year!  This year the fireworks once again take place in the East River that giving an amazing view by the South Street Seaport.

box-sea-logoIf you want to celebrate the Fourth of July with the South Street Seaport Museum you’ll get access to an exclusive seating area on Pier 16. On Monday, July 4, 2016 you’ll have ticketed access to the pier starting at 5pm. The fireworks on the East River start at 9:25pm. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a night at Pier 16 with family and friends, while supporting the South Street Seaport Museum!

  • 4thExclusive view of the Macy’s Fireworks Show
  • Local food trucks
  • Featuring beverages from The Flagship Brewery!
  • All ages welcome!
  • Purchase your early access or group tickets by clicking here. A limited number of tickets are available and are going fast!

Bonus my link will give you a $10 off discount on tickets!

13450108_10209494701621830_2622922075702233006_nNow if you’re a bit more into the party mode Industry Kitchen, is one of South Street Seaport’s waterfront great new restaurants & bars, located under the FDR. It has a great viewing area for the fireworks and offers a couple of different packages to enjoy an premium open bar and buffet.

188a6bd7-9505-4975-bdcf-61d1cf5f2c35Now if you’re wondering what to do all weekend or day leading up to Macy’s Fireworks… well the great folks over at Howard Hughes Corporation are having a block party called the Festival of Independence at the seaport. Presented in partnership with Noisey, the music and culture channel of VICE, there will be two stages one for the adults and one with more family friendly entertainment.

Sunday, July 3rd on the Noisey Stage on Fulton Street from 1pm to 9pm:

  • Wild Nothing
  • Porches
  • Yumi Zouma
  • Public Access TV

Monday, July 4th on the Noisey Stage on Fulton Street from 1pm to 9pm:

  • Lee Fields and The Expressions
  • D.R.A.M
  • Phony PPL
  • MeLo-X
  • Jonathan Toubin DJ set

Monday, July 4th on the Peck Slip Stage from 1pm to 8pm:
Live music performances with family entertainment during the afternoon leading into cool indie rock in the evening –

  • Clifford the Big Red Dog and Friends
  • Marcus Monroe Juggling Show
  • Tim and the Space Cadets
  • The Lemon Twigs
  • The Mystery Lights
  • Woods

The Imagination Movers are coming back to New York!

The Imagination Movers are coming back to New York!

Imagination_movers-2016tourIt’s been a bit since The Imagination Movers actually played a show in NYC or Long Island, so if you’re looking for a high-energy, interactive spectacle for your kids (and yourself) this is the show for you!

Known for their long running show on Disney Channel/Disney Jr. the movers create awesome kid-friendly beats and bring to stage fun “props” like a flying toilet paper gun.  Let’s not forget to mention tons and tons of confetti!

The Imagination Movers’ ninth album, “Licensed to Move” came out in 2015 and they’ll be performing in NYC on Saturday, March 12th and in Huntington, Long Island on Sunday, March 13 at 4PM. Below is info on their NYC show. cdef01c6-f9cd-4599-973f-8a46434a38ab

When: March 12, 2016 at 2pm
Where: The Concert Hall at New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street
Price: $37.50 (plus fees)
To buy tickets click here or call (877) 987-6487

Now if you cant make this show the imagination movers have become regulars at Sesame Place (and have another gig there in the spring).

Play Fair NY opens its days for the first time!

Play Fair NY opens its days for the first time!

1200x628_Twitter_Lego-Nick_02-1-e1453475644689Unless you’re living under a rock you’ve heard of comic con so imagine that play fair is comic con for Toys! Let me tell you its going to ROCK!

Play Fair presented by LEGO and Nickelodeon will bring together LEGO, Nick, Hasbro, Mattel, Toys”R”Us, Cartoon Network, Warner Bros., Bandai, Crayola, and much, much more for a weekend for parents, and kids.

STAGESo what is Play Fair? It’s going to be this awesome cross between the unveiling of some of the coolest toys this year, meet and greets with the kids favorite characters and youtube stars, sprinkle in some early access and exclusive toys limited to those that attend Play Fair.  Finally if all that wasn’t enough you’ll get up close and personal with the new Bat Mobile from Batman Vs Superman!

Now all week I’ll be giving away 4 packs of tickets on the dada rocks facebook page

Bonus Coupon Code:  $5 discount  PF2016

In prep for the big event we got some mystery boxes and boy were they packed with some of the latest and greatest toys…

Folkmanis Mini Duckling Finger Puppet was so cute and really cool mission behind it because Folkmanis believes imagination is the key to a healthy childhood, encouraging play and discovery to develop the skills necessary in life. With a soft plush Mini Duckling finger puppet chirps happily with a little shake.

Marc flipped when he saw the new Razor Jetts Heel Wheels which are strap on wheels. Just step up, strap down and take off with these easily adjustable Heel Wheels. Roll with or without spark and transform your sneakers into the hottest way to roll… totally amazing (and yes he’s been skating in our apt)

We were introduced TMNT T-blaster which is a blasters designed to incorporate a Turtle character and darts – the category’s “My First” foam blasters for the youngest TMNT fans!

Mega sent us another really cool TMNT toy the Turtle Sewer Lair. Featuring Tiger Claw, a rope swing, a subway turnstile, and Leo’s Turtle Power and zip‐line to help beat up the bad guys and unleash him to the top of the lair to stop Tiger Claw from escaping with his jetpack.

And a really cool thing called MOD by OgoSport which is a new custom printing service that allows you to customize OgoDisks with high-quality, photo-realistic prints or designs of your choosing.

There were more toys so stayed tuned to later this week