Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday, June 16, and we have collected a list of things do and places to go with the leading men in your lives! From comedy, bowling and fishing to various culinary options to keep your father’s dad bod strong and well-nourished —  here’s to celebrating the dads, grandpas and father figures, the Brooklyn way!

Kids Father’s Day Crafts at Crown Heights Library

Celebrate the special guys in your life with Kids Create: Father’s Day Crafts. Children, ages 6 through 12, can decorate a rocket ship picture frame. The library will provide the frames and materials; kids need only to bring their creativity and a smile.

When: Friday, June 14, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Where: Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225

How much: Free!

Cedrick the Entertainer and Deon Cole will be headlining the hilarious affair at Kings Theatre.

Father’s Day Comedy Show with Cedric the Entertainer

This Father’s Day, Flatbush’s Kings Theatre will be the epicenter of comedy when the Earthquake’s Father’s Day Comedy Show returns to Brooklyn. The stellar line-up of funny men includes Cedric the Entertainer, Deon Cole, D’Lai and Chico Bean who will have belly muscles tremoring from laughter.

When: Saturday, June 15, 8:00pm

Where: Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11226

How much: Starting at $59. For tickets, go here. 

Grand Army Plaza will be the setting for a Food Truck Rally this Sunday. Photo credit: Dispatch NY/ Grand Army Food Truck Rally

Food Truck Rally at Grand Army Plaza

Since about 2010, food trucks have become a fun feature of Brooklyn’s love affair with locally produced, small-batched, “artisanal” food. One of the biggest “food truck rallies” happens at Grand Army Plaza every third Sunday — which happens to coincide with Father’s Day! So if you and your family can’t make up your mind to what kind of cuisine to treat daddy this year — check out the rally that will offer a bounty of options! Note: No alcohol is served.

When: Sunday, June 16, 11:00am– 5:00pm

Where: Grand Army Plaza, at the entrance to Prospect Park

How much: Prices vary.

Rock’n’Roll with Brooklyn Bowl’s Grateful Dead Father’s Day Special 

Celebrate the Grateful Dad in your life this Father’s Day Weekend with The Rock and Roll Playhouse as they play The Music of Grateful Dead for Kids at Brooklyn Bowl. The family-friendly concert bridges the gap between the music you love and your children.

And if you mention”Bowling Special,” you’ll receive half off your lane all day and night for Father’s Day!

When: Sunday, June 16, 12:00pm – 11:00pm

Where: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

How much: $12; does not include costs for bowling, food and drinks.

Photo credit: Mable’s Smokehouse

Mable’s Bourbon & BBQ Father’s Day Fest

Keep your father’s dad bod strong with a Father’s Day Family Style BBQ feast accompanied by unlimited Woodford Reserve Bourbon and beers only at Mable’s Smokehouse in Williamsburg! While munching on Southern food, guests will also be entertained with free trivia throughout the day.

When: Sunday, June 16, 12:00pm – 9:00pm

Where: Mable’s Smokehouse, 44 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

How much: $50 ticket for adults, including Family Style Meal, Unlimited Woodford Reserve cocktails & Pacifico Mexican Beer; $20 for kids (12 and under), including Family Style Meal and free refills on soft drinks. For tickets, go here.

Take dad fishing at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Photo credit: Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Fishing Clinic at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Learn how to tie fishing knots, bait a hook, cast a fishing rod and maybe even reel up a fish! Guided by a marine biologist and expert anglers, you’ll learn the basics of line fishing while catch-and-releasing some of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s aquatic organisms.

All ages welcome, equipment will be provided on site. Sessions are drop-in only. RSVPs are encouraged to help the park’s instructors gauge the flow and accommodate as many people as possible.

When: Sunday, June 16,  7:00pm – 8:45pm

Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5 Promenade, 334 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

How much: Free with RSVP.

Dinner and a movie? Habana Outpost will screen “Bad Boys” this Sunday for Father’s Day. Photo credit: Habana Outpost

Dinner and a Movie at Habana Outpost

Habana Outpost, a Cuban restaurant and community space located in the heart of Fort Greene, hosts a free movie night every Sunday, all spring and summer long. The screenings are delightfully lo-fi affairs, with a projector beaming cult classics onto the side of a building. This Father’s Day, they are playing Bad Boys with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. The movie starts at 8:00pm, but it’s best to show up early to get a good spot.

Where: Habana Outpost, 757 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

When: Sunday, June 16, 8:00pm

How much: The movie is free, the food is good and affordable!

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Andrea Leonhardt

“Made in Germany,” Andrea Leonhardt is the managing editor for BK Reader. Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, with minors in American studies and education, and a master’s...

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