Things to do in and around town this Father’s Day weekend
Dads. They fix all the things, drive all the places, tell all the (bad) jokes and rarely ask for more than the chance to catch a nap every now and then. This weekend, we honor the guys in our lives who are dads or do dad-like things, the guys who generally make our lives easier and better for having them in it. Read on for our picks for local things to do or buy that are sure to satisfy the guy in your life.
For the eclectic dad
The Lift Trucks Gallery in Croton Falls has a unique assortment of gifts you won’t find anywhere else, including artistic works, rare books, handcrafted accessories and more. Stop in Saturday between 12-5:30 or book a time to shop privately.
Saturday, June 19; 12 – 5:30 p.m.
For the dad who brunches
Treat dad to an adults-only brunch date. Purdys Farmer & The Fish has a crab cake benedict, skirt steak tacos and cedar planked Scottish salmon on the menu, in addition to an extensive raw bar, fresh oysters and a cocktail menu you won’t find anywhere else.
Saturday & Sunday; noon to 9:00 p.m.
For the nature-loving dad
Join naturalist Eric Stone of the Rewilding School and Lewisboro Land Trust for “Ferns for Father’s Day,” an educational hike at Marian Yarrow Preserve in Katonah. Stone will lead a tour of the preserve while discussing ferns, deer and the ecological benefits of native plants.
Sunday, June 20; 10 & 11:30 a.m.
For the epicurean dad
The Bus at Salinger’s Orchard is serving up a man-sized picnic. Choose from smoked St. Louis spare ribs, beer & cheese sausages, cajun shrimp po boys or the classic, the Bus chicken sandwich. Preorders are recommended.
Sunday, June 20; 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
For the home chef dad
He loves to entertain and he’s always cooking up something delicious. Why not help him elevate his game with a Big Green Egg from Charles Department Store? The ceramic charcoal barbecue cooker is a splurge gift sure to make dad’s backyard barbecue the most sought-after invite in town.
For the links-loving dad
Help dad brush up on his golf game with a package of private lessons at an area golf club. Scott Klemme, general manager at Centennial Golf Club in Carmel, offers a series of five 1-hour lessons or six ½-hour lessons.