Father's Day may be fast approaching but it's not too late to plan the perfect celebration for the dads in your life. From unique gifts to tasty eats, local Village businesses have you covered. There are even a few activities you can plan for the day while maintaining social distance. Here are just a few ideas to get you started.
FATHER'S DAY GIFTS
Dads need a little self-care every now and then, too! C.O. Bigelow's wide range of luxury beard oils, colognes and grooming products for men will have the guy in your life looking and feeling like a million bucks. Order your gifts online or drop by the store.
Literary Dads will love the stylish notebooks, fountain pens and desk accessories available at this McNally Jackson outpost. And of course, don't forget to add a Father's Day card to your order!
With a great selection of rare and craft beers from around the world, Some Good Beer is the perfect place to help the dad in your life start his summer off right. The shop also offers great gifts for beer lovers like glassware and tasting kits. Order online for curbside pickup or delivery.
If your dad can't start his day without a fresh cup of joe, he'll definitely appreciate a gift from Stumptown Coffee Roasters on 8th Street. Aside from selling blends from around the world, Stumptown also offers all the gear a caffeine junkie could need, from brew kits to grinders to mugs. Check out their website and get free shipping on all orders.
Known for their elegant designs, William-Wayne & Co. is the perfect place to treat the dad in your life to something timeless. Many of their gifts, from money clips to letter openers, are engravable for a more personal touch. Shop their website for even more gift ideas.
There's no time like the present to learn how to play chess! Take up a new hobby with your dad and support New York City's chess community with a deluxe chess set from Chess Forum. The Thomppson Street shop has everything you need to start your chess journey on their website.
FATHER'S DAY EATS
There are few more iconic New York breakfasts than a bagel and schmear. Start your Father's Day off right with a hearty breakfast from Murray's Bagels. First time customers get 10% off delivery orderson their website.
Give Dad a night off from cooking and let Paul's Da Burger Joint do the grilling! With their full menu available for pick-up and delivery, Paul's has your Father's Day dinner covered.
Bring home a taste of Greece for your Father's Day dinner this year. Call 212-982-3457 to place your order for takeout or delivery.
Offering a modern take on Italian favorites and fresh handmade pasta, Aunt Jake's on 8th Street is the perfect spot for your at-home Father's Day dinner. For those with dietary restrictions, Aunt Jake's also offers gluten-free and vegan options. You can also add a bottle of wine to your order for the full experience. Order for takeout or delivery on their website.
Cap off your day of celebrations with some sweet treats from Buttercup Bake Shop. You can even add an inscription to Buttercup's layered cakes when you order online. Whether you're looking for a traditional cake or a decadent banana pudding, Buttercup Bake Shop delivers throughout Manhattan below 125th Street.
Take advantage of the summer weather and explore our historic neighborhood by bike. Check out some of the Village Alliance's Self-Guided Tours to discover the iconic architechture and classic film locations in the area. Citi Bike also has several stations throughout the neighborhood - perfect for designing your own route.
Learn a new skill with your dad without leaving your home! Krav Maga Experts, a studio dedicated to teaching this Israeli form of martial arts, offers virtual classes with their professional trainers every day. For a more personalized approach, book an online one-on-one session with the KME Team.
Though their theatres are closed for the time being, Film Forum's website allows you to stream new releases and repertory titles from the comfort of your own home. Pop some popcorn and enjoy one of the exciting and htought-provoking films available to stream with the dad in your life.
Concerts may be cancelled for now but you can recreate the feel of an authentic Village jazz club at home. Become a member of SmallsLive online and get access to their archive of 17,000 live performances. Pop one on, pour your dad a cocktail and relive performances from iconic musicians.
In partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation, several blocks in the neighborhood will be blocked off to traffic to allow for greater social distancing. Get some fresh air and enjoy a stroll down MacDougal Street and University Place with your dad this Father's Day. Visit the DOT's website for more information.
*Dates subject to change.