Plan for a Fantastic Father's Day in Union Square

Here’s to all of the father figures in our lives! From Dads and Grandpas, to brothers and uncles, to dog dads and dad jokesters and everyone in between - celebrate Father’s day on Sunday, June 16th. Show the awesome men in your life how much you care with these gifts and family activities using our Father’s Day Planning Guide.


Nothing says “love ya, dad!” like a heartfelt note in a goofy card. Choose from a wide variety of cards and gifts at Paper Source on Fifth Avenue and Barnes & Noble on 17th Street. Give your note a personal touch and create cards with special craft pens, art supplies, and a little help from Paper Source card-making experts. Join a Hand Lettering Hacks Workshop to hone your skills before you start crafting.

FIND A classic dad gift

Gifts for the Sporty Dad

Whether he needs gear for running, golf, yoga, camping, or just lounging in comfy athleisure wear, come to Union Square to find the perfect gift for your sporty dad. Shop sports equipment and clothing at Paragon Sports (P.S. find their Father’s Day Gift Guide here!), Filson, JackRabbit, and Paragon’s Dept. 1908.

Gifts for the Stylish Dad

Gift dad a classic, tailored new outfit to rock from Rothmans, a family owned and operated men’s clothing store on Park Avenue South. For the more casual dad, pick up a few shirts from Untickit on Fifth Avenue, that will pull together an effortless style.

Gifts for the Foodie Dad

The way to a dad’s heart? Definitely through his stomach. Pick up special treats for dad this Father’s Day, like three flavors of crullers from Daily Provisions, a super-fresh Christianshavner Tart from Ole & Steen, or a totally classic chocolate babka from Breads Bakery. Take it all to-go and eat outside on our bistro furniture in Union Square Park.

Make it Dad’s Day Out

Plan a day out with special events and activities all around Union Square. Join the celebration at the Rubin Museum’s annual Block Party, featuring art and performances, family friendly activities, plus food and treats from local eateries. Book a golfing simulator at Five Iron Golf to practice your swing with coaching from pro-golfers, plus enjoy snacks and beer while you golf. Finally, bring the whole family to experience Shakespeare in translation at the Classic Stage Company through the Play On! Shakespeare festival during the month of June (with a special performance of Hamlet on Father’s Day).

Nicole Gnafakis