Celebrating Father's Day in New Jersey

Tips for making Father's Day 2016 a special day for Dad

 

 

Father's Day in New Jersey Ideas, Activities and Events

Discover popular events, things to do, ideas and gifts for dad.

In 1972, President Nixon declared Fathers Day a nationally observed holiday on the 3rd Sunday in June ---- this year on June 19, 2016

In New Jersey you can take dad to celebrate Fathers Day at a BBQ, on cruise over New York Harbor, a week end at the Jersey Shore, at an auto raceway, a car show, and more

 

 


Note: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.


Ideas for Fathers Day Gifts (No Ties Please)

This is the time of the year to put your own interests aside and focus on dad to make Fathers Day a memorable and caring day.

Car wash and Detailing
Each member of the family can participate in sprucing up his car. In addition to washing the car, you can purchase services and accessories like having the oil changed, purchase new floor mats, new windshield wipers, a new CD, or new drink holder.

A Weekend Camping, Fishing, or Getaway to the Jersey Shore
This is a nice time of the year to enjoy the outdoors. Spend family time with dad over a weekend camping, or down at the shore doing the things he loves best. Add to the special meaning by packing the car for dad, filling it up with gas, as well as plan for special things for dad over the weekend.

Have the Family Create The Father's Day card. This can be an inexpensive project that the entire family can participate in. Have the kids add their art work and thoughtful sayings, or if they are too young to do that, add their tiny hand and foot prints.
Consider Dad's interests. What is his favorite weekend pastime? Golf? A baseball game? Fishing? Plan and participate in the activity with dad to make it a memorable day.

Father's Day Weekend 2016 Events

Note: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.


Father's Day Special at the Auto Race Track
June 11, 2016
Wall Stadium SpeedWay
1803 Route 34 South
Wall, NJ
732-681-6400
Website
Country Night with Modifieds, Sportsman, Limited Late Models, Factory Stocks, Legends, Dirt Cars

The 8th Annual Atlantic Highlands Classic Car Show
June 18, 2016; 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (rain date June 27th)
Along First Avenue
From Highland Avenue to Bay Avenue
Atlantic Highlands, NJ
(347) 528-5372
Facebook
A great Father's Day gift for Dad's who love classic cars, love entertainment and food. This fun, family event features all car related items, live music, food, crafts and a "Kid Friendly" area with games and prizes. Two stages will be set up; one in Veteran's Park and one near Bay Avenue, both playing live music throughout the event. Ferry service from New York via SeaStreak is available.

Open Cockpit Weekend
June 18 – 19, 2016 (Father's Day Weekend)
Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey
400 Fred Wehran Drive
Teterboro , New Jersey 07608
Website
A family event featuring WW II Airplanes, Helicopters, historic and modern Military Airplanes, Military Vehicles, vintage and contemporary Show Cars and Live Entertainment. Guests of Honor: “The Tuskegee Airmen.”

Spirit of New York Father’s Day Cruises
Sunday June 19, 2016
Cruises from Lincoln Harbor Marina
Weehawken, NJ
Website
Treat Dad to something different this Father's Day aboard Spirit Cruises and give him a gift he'll always remember. See the New York City skyline from a new perspective, enjoy a delicious buffet and dance to engaging DJ entertainment. Cruises departing from Lincoln Harbor, NJ
Father's Day Early Dinner Cruise
Sunday | 6/19/16
Dinner Buffet Menu
Board: 4:30pm | Cruise: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Price: from $69.90 per adult | $41.95 per child age 3-12*

Father’s Day Barbeque
June 19, 2016 ; 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bellview Winery
150 Atlantic Street
Landisville, NJ 08326
Website
Forget giving Dad a tie! Try something new and join in on a good old fashion BBQ with a day full of laughs and love…and wine! Jr’s BBQ food truck will be here for your convenience. Tastings are optional and only $5 a person for up to 8 tastes. There will be live entertainment all day. The day starts at noon and goes until 5 pm. Parking is free and outside food is welcome but we don’t have any grills for public use.

Treat Dad to a Minor League Baseball Game
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Two of the state's minor league teams will be playing a home game on Father's Day. Most will have a special Father's day celebration with giveaways and autograph sessions. This is a relatively low cost day at the ball park with tickets priced from $5 to $12.
For information on each of the teams --- The Lakewood BlueClaws and the Somerset Patriots, visit their websites:
Lakewood BlueClaws Website & Tickets
Somerset Patriots Website & Tickets

Dads Ride Free at iPlay America
Sunday, June 19, 2016
iPlay America
110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ 07728-2938
732-577-8200
Website 
Dads ride free on Fathers Day! Treat your Dad to Unlimited Rides, Cosmic Laser Tag, the IPA Speedway, 4D Motion Theatre, Spin Zone Bumper Cars and more!

Father's Day Walk
Sunday, June 19, 2016; 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tenafly Nature Center
313 Hudson Ave.,
Tenafly, NJ 07670
Website
Spend quality time with Dad in an outdoor place of beauty, and celebrate with a guided walk in the woods. All ages welcome.. Fathers Free
In case of inclement weather the program will be canceled. Children under 2 are free (no strollers please)

River Queen Father's Day Cruise
Sunday, June 19, 2016; 11:30am- 1:30pm
Bogan's Basin
800 Ashley Avenue
Brielle,NJ
Website
Contact: Capt. Bogan Phone: 732-528-6620
Father's Day Brunch aboard the River Queen 2 Hour Brunch Buffet Cruise aboard the River Queen. $35.00 Adults - $20.00 Children

Father's Day Whippany Excursion Train Ride
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Railway Museum
1 Railroad plaza
Whippany, NJ 07981
Website
Climb aboard the Whippany Railway Museum's Excursion Trains and take a ride into the past! Visit the museum and enjoy an afternoon of relaxing family fun.



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