By Betsy Natter
Father’s Day is an annual celebration going back over 100 years, but sometimes it is difficult to find just the right gift or way to say thanks and honor the special men in our lives. If you’re tired of racking your brain for a special present for dear ol’ Dad and want to avoid the last-minute dash to the corner drugstore for a card or bag of snacking nuts, check out these ideas for spending a great day with your dad.
Barn Fresh Vintage Market
Barn Fresh Vintage has over 33 handpicked vendors that showcase a large variety of unique vintage goods including an assortment of antiques, primitives, salvaged & up-cycled products. If you are looking for pieces for a project we have doors, ladders, windows and other pieces of architecture. Barn Fresh Vintage Market will be an extraordinary, unique and enjoyable place to shop. Perfect for the dad in your life to find Man cave treasures. Fathers show this ad and enjoy 10% off any items that is $10 or more. Happy Fathers Day!
The Shops at Valley Square
Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18th – make the day as special as he is with a gift from one of our terrific stores! Check out the possibilities at Eastern Mountain Sports, Jos. A. Banks, Banana Republic, David Jay Jewelers, Sunglass Hut, Ulta Beauty and Cowabunga Coffee Roasters. Plus, remember we have great restaurants for the whole gang to enjoy dining out, including P.F. Chang’s, Bar Louie and Ted’s Montana Grill! For a list of our 35+ stores, plus deals and more, find us at http://www.shopvalleysquare.com
Monday-Saturday 10am – 9pm
Barn Fresh Vintage Market
Pilates Bodies by Patty Witt
Calling all Dads & Grads!
Pilates Bodies by Patty Witt (4 times Happening List winners!) honors you & all that you have done so we are offering 20 classes for $220 or 1 Year Unlimited Membership for $1,299. Both offers are available thru June. Not sure which works for you? That’s ok. Make an appointment for a complimentary 30 minute private & we can help you choose what best fits your needs. Over 100 classes a week in a boutique style setting in Reformer, Tower, Chair, Mat, Spin, Barre & Bootcamp. Check us out!
The Art of Sound
A Gift for Dad That Truly Rocks! Save Up To $270.00!
201 S. Main Street Suite 2 Lower Mill
Lambertville, NJ 08530
Dad never felt cooler this summer with this thoughtful gift that truly rocks! The Art of Sound in Lambertville, NJ proudly introduces the Aurender N100H, a caching network streamer for high resolution digital music playing that’s equipped with high performance USB digital audio output and Ethernet port with a 120 GB solid-state drive for cached playback. With its strong aluminum case and 3-inch AMOLED screen that sharply displays names of artists and music titles, the N100H is the ideal gift for the true music aficionado! Call today to save 10% off the regular retail price of $2,700.00!
Visit the Art of Sound showroom today and experience the most unique audio and visual offerings like no other in the region, as we proudly cater to serious music lovers and custom curate Audio-Visual Design, Whole House Audio, Two-Channel Audio and Multi-Channel Home Theater Environments, as well as Wi-Fi Solutions. Call to schedule your private demonstration and be sure to ask about our newly designed Listening Club Studio too – 609.483.5000 or visit our website at: www.theartofsoundllc.com.
Mid-Atlantic Scuba Center
Your Dad is special, so this Father’s Day give him the special Gift of Adventure – A Discover Scuba Diving session!
This experience will challenge his senses; he will feel weightless, breathing underwater to the rhythmic sounds of the bubbles he creates. During the Session he will spend about 3 hours with us between class and indoor pool dives. General good health is required.
Father’s Day Special $69 – Up to 4 people can join Dad at $35 each. Contact us today for details and Gift Certificates.
1271 US Highway 22
East Lebanon, NJ 08833
Dad deserves to be pampered, too! Help dad look and feel great with this special offer from American Male in Lebanon, NJ. He’ll be treated to a hot towel, straight razor face shave, and haircut.
If I Ran the Zoo – The Art of Dr. Seuss
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – Jun 18 @ 10:00 pm
If I Ran the Zoo, a compelling selection of limited edition artwork from The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection, will be on display Father’s Day weekend at Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor, NJ, featuring his little-known Collection of Unorthodox Taxidermy. Noted Dr. Seuss expert, Jeff Schuffman, will share insight on the exhibition during receptions 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM on Saturday, June 17 and 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Eighty years have passed since Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, produced what he called his “Collection of Unorthodox Taxidermy,” an amazing menagerie of Seussian animals often constructed from real animal beaks, antlers, horns, lions’ teeth, rabbit ears, and turtle shells. Celebrating the release of Dr. Seuss’s Powerless Puffer – the final Marine Muggs cast-resin sculpture in the Collection of Unorthodox Taxidermy – a traveling exhibition is being launched to feature all 17 of these incomparable artworks. This new exhibition, If I Ran the Zoo, marks the first time all 17 sculptures have been presented together in an exhibition dedicated to Dr. Seuss’s sculptural heritage. The exhibition highlights Dr. Seuss’s little-known sculptural legacy and spotlights the fascinating correlations between his two-dimensional artworks and three-dimensional sculptures. The exhibition will also feature rarely seen estate authorized limited editions from the Secret and Archive Art Collections. All sculptures and artwork will be available for acquisition. If I Ran the Zoo opens Friday, June 16 and runs through Monday, June 19, 2017.
The “Daring Dad” Scavenger Hunt – Norristown Farm Park
2500 Upper Farm Rd., Norristown, PA 19403
Take Dad to the Norristown Farm Park for their annual nature scavenger hunt on Sun., June 18th at 2 pm. Dad will need to follow a series of clues to collect items or answer questions. The first dad back with all the hunt requirements is the winner. The whole family can join in the search for a great outing. Pre-registration required but the event is free. Meet in parking lot #2.
Poco Loco Paintball
134 Kurtz Rd., Schwenksville, PA 19473
Get outside and enjoy the teamwork, strategy and all out fun of paintball at Poco Loco just outside Schwenksville. Move from map to map with each one featuring set-ups like the Castle, the Valken Armor Train or the Hornet’s Nest. Play in teams and take out the enemy while capturing their flag. You don’t need to have a large group to play; the staff will put you onto a team for your session. Varying start times and length of play are available and all equipment and gear is available on site for rental. Reservations and a deposit are required. Check out the website for available dates and detailed info.
Feed Dad His Favorites
Penn Center, Art Museum District, Logan Square 1717 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
University City, Spruce Hill 4443 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Cafe La Maude
Northern Liberties 816 N 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Tap Room On 19th
2400 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19145
Penn’s Landing 401 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Father’s Day Brunch – The Woodside Lodge at Spring Mountain
150 East Park Avenue, in Schwenksville, PA 19473
If Dad loves baseball the Woodside Lodge’s baseball themed brunch is perfect for him. Located minutes from Spring Mountain Ski Area and the Perkiomen Trail, Woodside Lodge is offering a full brunch buffet on Sun., June 18th from 9 am to 2 pm. Menu items include Jack Daniel’s glazed ham, roast beef with horseradish, smoky barbequed chicken, breakfast items, fresh fruits and a dessert station. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 484-552-8457 or online.
Father’s Day Beef and Beer – Colebrookdale Railroad
64 S Washington St., Boyertown, PA 19512
Board this area steam locomotive for a memorable ride through history and into the “Secret Valley” just outside Boyertown, Pa while enjoying a beef and beer meal with Dad. The Colebrookdale Railroad is serving up your choice of lunch or dinner on Sat. June 17th and Sun. June 18th, beginning at either 1 pm or 4 pm. The meal includes beef, coleslaw, seasoned potatoes and dessert as well as locally brewed beverages. Kid friendly options are available. Reservations can be made in advance online. The approximately eight and half mile trip lasts nearly two hours but promises to make memories that last longer.
FatherFest – American Helicopter Museum
1220 American Blvd., West Chester, PA 19380
Take dad on a helicopter ride as a unique gift this year. The American Helicopter Museum holds Fatherfest annually in honor of all dads. This year’s event runs on Sun., June 18th from 10 am to 3 pm. Tour the collection of helicopters in the museum, walk through the classic car and motorcycle show, visit the food trucks and beer garden, and let the kids enjoy their own activities. Helicopter rides will be offered for $60 throughout the day. Also featured will be “Take Me Home Huey,” a 47-foot long sculpture incorporating a boneyard Huey helicopter which was used for medical rescues and shot down during the Vietnam War. The installation and accompanying educational resources serve to bring awareness concerning Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Entrance to the event is $10 per person.
Visit a Distillery
Craft cocktails using house spirits & guided distillery tours in a converted, historic factory.
25 E Allen St
New Liberty Distillery
Craft whiskey maker offering facility tours, tastings & event space rentals in a historic building.
1431 N Cadwallader St
Red Brick Craft Distillery
2628 Martha St
Cooper River Distillers
34 Fourth St
Rowhouse Spirits Distillery
2430 Frankford Ave
Five Saints Distilling and International Spirits is located at 129 E. Main St., Norristown, PA 19401 in the Historic Humane Engine #1 Firehouse. Named for the four men who influenced the owner’s life after his own father passed away, the distillery offers tours and tastings of its vodka, white whiskey, gin and blood orange liqueur. Hours are Wed. through Fri. evenings, Sat. noon to 11 pm and Sun., 1 pm to 7pm. Check them out online at http://fivesaintsdistilling.com.
Take dad on a complimentary tour of the Manatawny Still Works on Sun., June 18th. “Manatawny” is a tributary of the Schuylkill River, originally named by the Lenape Indians and meaning “the place we meet to drink.” Located at 320 Circle of Progress Dr., Suite 104, Pottstown, PA 19464 the distillery offers tours, tastings and bottling workshops. For additional information about the Father’s Day event contact [email protected].
Boardroom Spirits is a unique distillery that focuses on the R&D of producing fine handcrafted spirits. Located at 575 W. Third St., Lansdale, PA 19446 they feature rum, gin, both beet and carrot spirits as well as vodka in a variety of flavors including cranberry, citrus and ginger. Check their website at www.boardroomspirits.com/contact.html for tasting room and cocktail lounge hours as well as the handy cocktail recipes sure to please dad (and everyone else too).