What To Do: Fathers Day 2016
Tongue in Cheek: The Inflatable Art of Jimmy Kuehnle – Hudson River Museum: Bright, bouncing, inflatable sculptures that are an exciting art form and a witty commentary on our interests and enthusiasms. Made from vinyl-coated polyester fabric, Kuehnle’s creations inflate and deflate, pulsing and “breathing” like an organism, with intriguing names like You Lick Me, I Lick You (shaped like tongues), Hot Polyester Bladder Lung, You Wear What I Wear and Hello Bye. Massively scaled, the site-specific works are put in your way so that you ask yourself, “Is this space mine, or does it belong this extremely large creature blocking me?”(Pictured here: Jimmy Kuehnle, Punch Bubbles, 2016.) Wed-Sun: 12-5pm. Through 9/18. (511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers; www.hrm.org
Bicycle Sundays on the Bronx River Parkway: Friends of Westchester County Parks closes off a six and a half mile stretch of the Bronx River Parkway for the exclusive use of biker dads and their families. Joggers, scooters and strollers welcome. Park your car at the County Center lot and bike to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers. Round trip 13.1 miles. Bicycle Sundays return on May 1 and run through the last Sunday in June.
Sheffield Island Lighthouse Cruises: Board the 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a cruise to Sheffield Island on the Long Island Sound for a lighthouse tour, hike through Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, picnic and beachfront activities. Sat-Sun, 6/18-19: 11am, 2 & 3:30pm. (Sheffield Island Dock, Washington & Water Streets, South Norwalk, Ct.; www.seaport.org)
Pride of the Hudson River Cruise: Seafarer dads can see the majestic beauty of the Hudson River on this narrated river adventure that begins in Newburgh and travels down to West Point taking in the sights of Washington’s Headquarters, World’s End, Mt. Beacon, Bannerman Island, Storm King Mountain, Breakneck Mountain, the Catskill Aqueduct and Cold Spring along the way. Sat-Sun, 6/18-19: 1 & 4pm. (120 Front St., Newburgh; www.prideofthehudson.com)
Local! Caramoor Opening Night Gala with Kelli O’Hara – Cabaret: Broadway dads will be thrilled by Kelli O’Hara, 2015 Tony Award-winner for Best Leading Actress in a Musical (The King and I), who will be joined by the St. Luke’s Chamber Orchestra and Conductor and pianist Rob Fisher for a gala evening of Broadway show stoppers to kick off the Caramoor Summer Festival. Pack a picnic dinner and dad’s favorite quaff or purchase onsite. Kelli also starred in and received Tony-noms for The Light in the Piazza, The Pajama Game, South Pacific, Nice Work if You Can Get It,and The Bridges of Madison County. Gala events begin at 5:30pm. Sat, 6/18: 8:30pm. (Venetian Theatre, 149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah; www.caramoor.org)
Local! For My Father: Dedicated to Claude Frank: Highbrow dads will appreciate a pair of tickets to see violinist Pamela Frank share the stage with pianist Andrew Tyson, cellist Peter Wiley and Ayane Kozasa (viola) to honor her father’s musical life with a program of chamber works by Schubert, Mozart and Brahms. (Photo by Nicholas Lieber) Sun, 6/19: 4:30pm. (Venetian Theatre, 149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah; www.caramoor.org)