Activities that have received the fatherly stamp of approval – for when mom takes the day off. There are plenty of opportunities for father-and-child quality time in New York City.

Economy Candy

108 Rivington St
New York, 10002
(212) 254-1531

Share some nostalgia and sweets with your little one at this Lower East Side candy store. They offer everything from old-school favorite Atomic Fireballs to giant Pez Dispensers. Get your gums ready for Big League Chew and a potential trip to the dentist. It is impossible to leave without a smile on your face – or an empty stomach!

New York Aquarium


Surf Avenue & West 8th Street
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Explore the halls of the Aquarium and you’ll find penguins, loggerhead turtles, and octopus, oh my! The subway ride to Coney Island will be part of the fun for your Little One. The Aquarium is open 365 days per year. Adults $13; Kids (3-12) $9; Kids under 3: Free!

Sleepovers at the Museum of Natural History

79 Street And Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 769.5100

You may be drawing straws with Daddy for dibs on taking on this fun activity one day. Spend a night at the museum and enjoy an IMAX screening, live animal exhibition and a “Museum Quest.” Geared for ages 7-13, the cost is $129 per person; Members: $119.

Mommy/Daddy and Me Yoga at Golden Bridge Yoga


253 Centre Street
(212) 343.8191

Dad and child alike can unwind every Tuesday at 2 PM with Daddy and Me Yoga classes for children up to three years old. For $12, Dads will get a relaxing workout while not only parents but also children make new friends.

Watson Adventures New York Scavenger Hunts

(credit: Watson Adventures)

Spend some quality time with Dad by pairing up for a scavenger hunt in New York City planned by Watson Adventures. Tickets to scavenger hunts, which are held on Saturdays and Sundays, are $22 and $18 for adults and children, respectively. Items, times and locations for hunts vary so check their site for more information.

Comments (6)
  1. leila says:

    Openhouse gallery wants to invite Daddies in NY to Mommy Mornings at Park Here in nolita. Every morning from 9 to noon, families can enjoy the indoor pop up park that is full of fun programming for kids and dads to enjoy until Mid February, so stop by and escape the winter! check us out

  2. Lieutenantdan says:

    I am so happy that this site has something for Dad’s and their children.
    After years of enduring the mommy and me movement it is a breath of fresh air to see that once in a while Dad’s are recognized for their importance in the lives
    of their children.

  3. Sonja says:

    What a great city, with so much for kids!

  4. Ellen says:

    Please note that the B.Y.O.K. concerts take place at the 92Y Tribeca location (200 Hudson St) — not the Upper East Side location. Here is the link:


  5. Tiffany's Toy Box says:

    I didnt know about the 92nd Street Y concerts, I will be checking it out! Thanks!

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