Treat your ol’ pop to a Father’s Day inspired by the following fun-filled activities, guaranteed to please the most discriminating of dads…
Get high with HeliNY.com which offers four thrill-packed tours taking in the Big Apple from the air. Flights depart from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, and last from 12 to 30 minutes, or team copter action with a longer night boat cruise. Enjoy bird’s-eye views of the Statue of Liberty, Empire State and Chrysler buildings, while indulging your pa’s fast and furious fantasies.
Geek out at the American Museum of Natural History, beside Central Park, ideal for getting your dinosaur fix or scoping out jaw-dropping blue whales, Egyptian mummies and space stuff. The current ‘Cuba’ exhibition, spanning the islahttp:nd’s street life, cigars and coral reefs, will get you in a tropical mood.
Treat pa to a close shave or sharp new haircut at Fellow Barber, a trad high-end men’s grooming den with atmospheric branches including Soho and West Village. These guys pioneered contemporary barbering, so know their clippers. Thirties and Forties looks are in, so channel some retro cool. Book online.
You’ve earned a hearty meaty brunch, plus a raft of craft beers, so bag a table at West Village gastropub Spotted Pig for some quality father-son/daughter time. Interiors sport exposed brick walls, a pressed tin roof, cosy clutter and pig lights, perfect for enjoying smoked haddock chowder or rabbit rillette with mustard, pickles and toast. Order shoestring fries, bottomless coffee or Bloody Marys on the side. Cheers!
18 Jun, 2017.
HeliNY / Pier 6 / E River / Financial District / +1 212 355 0801 / heliny.com
American Museum of Natural History / Central Park W & 79th St / Upper West Side / +1 212 769 5100 / 10am-5.45pm daily / amnh.org
Fellow Barber / 5 Horatio St / West Village / +1 212 929 3917 / 9am-9pm Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm Sat-Sun / + branches / fellowbarber.com
The Spotted Pig / 314 W 11th St / West Village / +1 212 620 0393 / lunch & dinner daily / thespottedpig.com
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