You knew it was coming and yet somehow time still slipped away. Now you're wondering what to do with Dad to celebrate Father's Day.
Never fear, dears. Carroll Gardens Patch has got your back. Here are five family-friendly happenings to bring your best guy in Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill and nearby nabes.
Head to Union Hall for Happy Fozzie's Day, a special Father's Day screening of classic, rare, and unreleased videos from the Muppets, Sesame Street, and the works of Jim Henson, featuring everybone's favorite worst comedian: Fozzie Bear. Union Hall, 702 Union Street at 5th Avenue, 2:00 p.m.; $8
Give dad a break with a gift class or gift card for massage, private yoga session, reflexology or whatever his new-age heart desires. Element Natural Healing Arts offers a dizzying array of treatments, such as facials and ear candling as well. The owners are board certified acupuncturists and Chinese herbalists. Father's Day Specials featuring reduced prices . Element Natural Healing Arts, 518 Henry Street at Union Street.
Is Dad a hepcat? A jazz documentary entitled We Will See Tomorrow—The Harlem Blues & Jazz Band followed by a Q&A with jazz luminaries and experts such as Yuliya Tikhonova (director/producer), Dr. Albert Vollmer (producer & Founder the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band, Artem Agafonov (director of photography), and Fred Staton (legendary tenor saxophone—the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band). The discussion will be directly followed by a live performance. Brooklyn Children's Museum, Eastern Parkway, 3:00 p.m.; Free.
*Rather listen to jazz outdoors? It's the second and final Sunday, June 17 of the too.
Start Celebrating Early at The Atlantic Ave. Extravaganza
Honestly, Dad deserves more than just a day. Make a weekend of it by treating your pops to all of the outdoor tastings, musical entertainment and stilt-walkers that will be appearing as part of The Atlantic Ave Extravaganza on Saturday, June 16. Atlantic Avenue, from the BQE to 4th Avenue, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Free admission; prices vary for food and other items.
Go Fishing Off the Gowanus Canal
Or just say you did and hit up Beer Table's Father's Day Sidewalk Fish Fry in Park Slope. It's fun, affordable (for Beer Table prices, anyhow) and neither of you get stuck having to hook the worm. Adult-sized ($12) or kid-sized ($8) boxed lunches can be reserved in advance here. Beer Table, 427B Seventh Avenue, Sunday, June 17, 11:00 a.m. and onward.
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