This year Father's Day in Queens falls during a rather cool spring. Your plans for the beach might be out. Here are a few ideas to do something special and different for dad this Father's Day weekend in Queens, New York.
Enough of feeding the kids. Your dad wants real food with lots of real flavor. Take him on a 7 subway trip to some of the best (and cheapest) eats in New York. For instance, instead of your rained out BBQ, he'll love the steak, Argentine style, at La Fusta (80-32 Baxter Ave, Elmhurst). Or here's the 5 Napkin Burger spot in Astoria. Yum!
Dad might want to enjoy his day trying the slots at the casino at Aqueduct. Has he been there yet? I think he might just want to check the casino out. There's a big bar in the middle with plenty of sports on the TV, plus a good steak restaurant and another for dim sum. Have fun!
Yes, the New York City municipal golf courses are almost always open. If it's raining and he's , he might get an open spot for 18 holes. Try the Clearview one. The new restaurant and bar in the club house has it going on, especially if the course is rained out.
farmers markets for fresh veggies and more. Then head to Despaña Brand Foods (86-17 Northern Blvd, Jackson Heights, NY) to pick up Spanish cheeses, sausage, jamon, and pimenton that remarkable spice often mislabeled paprika. It's semi-affordable, foodie luxury.
Quiet, coffee, newspaper, spaceSometimes all dad wants is his own space and coffee. Sweet Leaf (10-93 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY) serves tasty coffee in a quiet, small spot. There are tables, coffee, sweets, and time where he's not at work and not at home.
Toy Qube has a new headquarters on Flushing Main Street. Yes, that's a plastic rabbit with a cigarette. Just what dad needs (or at least will laugh about). Toy Qube sells "designer toys" or what might be called art on a budget. The store's new HQ spots a cafe and gallery.