Celebrate Father’s Day by dad-rocking out all week long in the Ridge!
On Friday night, quietly boogie on over to the American Veterans Memorial Pier (Bay Ridge Avenue at Shore Road) for a free, three-hour silent disco sponsored by the Parks Department. The tunes will start blaring through wireless headphones at 7:30 pm, but your father won’t have to yell at your to turn down that noise — no one else will here. Arrive early to make sure you snag a pair.
On Saturday, you could drag your dad down to the Leif Bar (6725 Fifth Ave. between 67th and Senator streets) for an early Father’s Day celebration with classic rock hits from his heyday, whether that was the 1960s or the 1980s. Grab a pint to wash down the British hits from the septet London Fogg, who will play songs from the Beatles, the Buckinghams, and the Rolling Stones during a free, four-hour set starting at 6 pm.
And then on Sunday, which is the official Father’s Day, treat your paterfamilias to a classic steak dinner at Embers (9519 Third Ave. between 95th and 96th streets), where a three-course meal will cost $65 per person from 1 pm until 9 pm. The surf-n-turf menu features oysters and clams among the appetizers, and steak, pork chops, filet mignon, chicken, and salmon available as entrees, plus cheesecake and pistachio cake among the desserts. Call (718) 745–3700 for reservations.
Keep up your flexibility on Wednesday by grabbing your yoga mat and (we suggest) $5, and head to Owl’s Head Park (68th Street at Colonial Road) for a mid-week yoga break. Local teacher Erica Ginger will lead the park’s first session of the summer season starting at 6:30 pm, across from the basketball courts.
And on Thursday, return to Owl’s Head Park for five free hours of live tunes courtesy of local bands. The Xaverian Jazz Combo, the Dyker Singers, the Brooklyn Nomads, and the Muswell Hillbillies will perform, in that order, starting at 3 pm.
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