Nothing screams love and appreciation to a music-addicted dad than taking him to hear some great tunes on his designated day. If the pop in your life has a love of song, here’s a list of things to do here in the city this Father’s Day.
For the jazz dad:
The Red Hook Jazz Festival will be held from 1 to 6 pm this Sunday. Performers include Allison Miller’s Big Molasses (don’t you just want to go see her for the name alone?) and the Paul Kogut Trio. Location is in the Urban Meadow at President St. and Van Brunt in Carroll Gardens. $10 for adults; kids free. Runs 1 to 6 pm.
For the progressive music-loving dad:
Bang on a Can Marathon: This free annual 12-hour music marathon is all about new music and opening your ears–and mind–to a new sound. Vanity Fair described it perfectly: “Imagine Lollapalooza advised by the ghost of John Cage.” If the dad in your life is moved by innovative music, head on down to the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at 3 Spruce Street between Gold St. and Park Row at 1 pm on Sunday. You can check on the schedule of performances here.
For the hip-hop dad:
Breakin’ Convention: London’s famed hip-hop dance gathering hits these shores for the first time from Thursday, June 13th through Sunday. Film screenings, live graffiti painting, panel discussions and of course dance performances are peppered throughout the weekend at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. (If you are at all a music fan and have never been to the Apollo, you must, must go. The history hits you right over the head–hard–as soon as you walk through the door.) Check out the schedule and prices here.
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!