Father’s Day is nearly here, so it is time to start planning the perfect way to honor the dads in our lives. From the sporty dad, to the thrill-seeker, to the self-proclaimed food and beer connoisseur, Long Island has more than enough activities to choose from to make Dad’s day special. Our team curated a long list of events and things to do the weekend of Father’s Day to make unforgettable memories with dad. 


Horse Around: 

Polo at the park

Bethpage Polo at the Park celebrates their opening day for the summer season on Father’s Day, June 16th. There is no better way to celebrate our fathers than a thrilling polo match at the gorgeous Bethpage State Park Polo Fields. The gates open at 2pm and Father’s admission—DADmission—is free!


Teatime or Tee Time: 

Muttontown club

If your dad wants to relax on Father’s Day, visit the Curry Club at SaGhar in Port Jefferson for Indian High Teatime. The offer is $10 and includes pakora, samosas, and biscuits from 3-5pm.


For a little more action, go golfing. Join The Muttontown Club in East Norwich and enjoy the perfect place to have some friendly competition on the 18-hole golf course. 


Seek Some Thrills: 


At Adventureland in Farmingdale all dads get free admission on Father’s Day. The mom-and-pop amusement park celebrates its 62nd anniversary this summer and has become a staple of Long Island suburban life.


Also a long-time staple of Long Island, The Long Island Skydiving Center could let your dad experience New York from a whole new angle. The center is located on the South Shore of Long Island and the drop zone overlooks the Atlantic coastline, Hampton Beaches and Fire Island. On clear days, you can even see all the way to Montauk and New York City. 


Spend your Father’s Day somewhere between the ground and the sky at WildPlay Jones Beach! WildPlay is the ultimate adventure destination, offering five levels of aerial adventure courses, ziplines, and a 40-foot freefall jump.


See a Show and Laugh Out Loud: 

Jersey boys

Instead of listening to them on the radio, head to The John W. Engeman Theater and watch a live production of “Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons,” based on the real-life events of how the iconic musical group came to be. While their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage was a different story. This production of Jersey Boys is a musical dramedy that will leave you and your dad in stitches as they try not to sing along.


Comedian Kevin Herrera is performing live at the Paramount June 15th. This adult-only comedy show is the perfect fun the night before Father’s Day.


Catch Some Sun: 


On June 15th, Splish Splash is hosting the annual Father’s Day Flop contest where adults showcase their best bellyflop in the wave pool and are judged by a panel. The winner receives a great prize in addition to the coolest brag. Pre-registration is required.


Of course, a timeless Long Island summer weekend option is to head towards the water and step in the sand. Long Island has some of the best beaches in the world, and this year Dr. Beach ranked Cooper’s Beach of Southampton 2nd nationwide, and Main Beach of East Hampton ranked 6th. Pack up the cooler full of dad’s favorite snacks and drinks and head to the beach!


Hit the Road in Style: 

Cloud nine exotic cars

If your dad would enjoy driving around the island in style, rent a luxury car at Cloud Nine Exotics. Each vehicle in their fleet is individually unique and guaranteed to make heads turn.


Take Dad to a Steakhouse: 

teller's steakhouse

It is almost a universal law that all dads like steak. Here are some of our favorites with specials for Father’s Day weekend: 

Opus Steakhouse- Featuring a la carte menus, prix fixe dinner specials, and 50% off bottles of wine over $150 

Rare650- Featuring a la carte menus, prix fixe dinner specials, and 50% off bottles of wine over $150 

Prime: An American Kitchen & Bar- Offering a premium three course prix fixe special featuring steaks, seafood and sushi 

One10- Featuring a la carte menus, prix fixe dinner specials, and 50% off bottles of wine over $150 

Blackstone- Featuring a la carte menus, prix fixe dinner specials, and 50% off bottles of wine over $150 

Teller’s: An American Chophouse- Offering an a la carte menu plus special holiday items, and a “Gluttony Buffet” at the brand-new private event space, Teller’s Next Door 

Insignia- Featuring a la carte menus, prix fixe dinner specials, and 50% off bottles of wine over $150


Test Dad’s Luck: 

Jake's 58 blackjack

After some roulette, bring your dad to the bar and restaurant, Bistro 58, at Jake’s 58 Casino. They are offering an affordable $25 Bourbon, Beer, & BBQ Father’s Day special, including your choice of a draft beer, and then either bourbon BBQ chicken, a bourbon BBQ pork sandwich or Tennessee whiskey ribs.


All locations of Tap Room are hosting a dad-themed Father’s Day Trivia Brunch. The delicious brunch menu includes bottomless mimosas and bloody marys.


Father’s Day Family Fun: 

Harbes farm

Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard is hosting their annual Father’s Day Festival on the 100-acre farm in Mattituck. On both the 15th and 16th dads get half price admission to Harbes Barnyard Adventure, which includes a musical hayride tour, pig races, farm animals, a sports zone, bounce pillows, and live music. To top it all off, wine tasting is available at the barn.


The Long Island Museum is offering all fathers and grandfathers free admission on the 16th. Check out their newest exhibition, Musical Masterworks: John Monteleone’s Guitars and Other Instruments.


Cheers Some Beers to Dad: 

Greenport harbor brewing

Honor the special father figure in your life by toasting him at a brewery. Here are some local favorites: 

Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.- The weekly Sunday Brunch starts at 11am, and at 3pm live music begins. 

Six Harbors Brewing Company- This family-owned brewery opens at noon and has a wide selection of craft beers. 

Montauk Distilling Company- Visit the fully operational distillery and tasting room in Riverhead. 


Other Special Offers: 


Begin a good memory at “The End” and visit Navy Beach Restaurant in Montauk. Dads can expect a complimentary Modelo or bloody mary with their lunch or dinner. 

A $49 three course prix fixe menu is offered on Father’s Day at the Southampton Social Club. Reservations are required so book today!

At the beautiful Sannino Vineyard Tasting House in Cutchogue, dads receive a complimentary taste of XO Bran Daur te Anton Brandy or their “Pure” Port. For just $25 per person, the winery is offering a glass of wine and a half-dozen local Peconic gold oysters.