Father’s Day is often a time when people gather with their families, maybe have a cookout, and often sit inside watching sports or old war movies on cable with their dads, because that’s what dads like to do. Well, we won’t be spending any time indoors this weekend, as it’s absolutely packed with tours. We have six tours lined up, and we think there’s something for all kinds of dads this weekend, from tours of historic military sites to unique food experiences in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Are you or your dad a vet? All veterans receive a 10% discount on all of our tours of the Brooklyn Navy Yard and the Brooklyn Army Terminal – just enter the code “veteran” when you check out.
Can’t make it to a tour this weekend? We offer gift certificates that can be purchased for a specific tour or by dollar amount, so you and your dad can enjoy a unique experience in the future.
Friday, June 13
Take a half day off work and join us for this culinary exploration of some of the best street food Manhattan has to offer. This two-hour walking tour includes tastings from six different food carts and trucks, but also gives visitors the opportunity to meet the vendors, hear how their businesses got started, and what the daily challenges are of running one of these demanding businesses.
Saturday, June 14
Does your dad love to barbecue? Well, he’ll love this tour and its visit to Anibal Meat Market, a Puerto Rican butcher shop in Williamsburg where they know their way around a pig. The shop’s rotisserie oven can hold more than a dozen whole pigs, and they serve the best cuts around. The tour will also include tastings of Dominican and Mexican dishes from the vendors of the Moore Street Market.
Architecture, manufacturing and transportation – just a few of the themes we explore on this walking tour inside the enormous Brooklyn Army Terminal, once the primary depot for shipping men and supplies overseas from New York Harbor. Today the Terminal has been transformed into a major center of manufacturing in New York, home to more than 100 companies.
Explore the Navy Yard from top to bottom on the two-hour bus and walking tour. You’ll not only see where the greatest ships of the US Navy were built and repaired, but also learn about the hundreds of innovative companies that have found new uses for the Yard’s factories, workshops, and dry docks.
Sunday, June 15
72,000 workers, 5,000 ships repaired, 270,000 tons worth of ships launched – those are just a few of the staggering production numbers of the Brooklyn Navy Yard during World War II. We’ll not only visit sites where shipbuilding and repair were done, we’ll hear stories of the workers and sailors who kept the Yard humming through the war.
And all World War II-era veterans and defense workers can come on this tour absolutely free – when you book online, just indicate how many WWII veterans will be joining in the pull-down menu.
See a full listing of all of our tours on our Calendar.