About Town Redux and Five Facts: Happy Father's Day
Here you'll find some ideas for making Dad's day special and a few things you may or may not know about this holiday in honor of dads
This weekend belongs to Dad. Whether he likes to hike, walk, barbecue, eat out or just hang on the hammock, here are some ideas sure to make dad smile.
Dinner for Dad
Does Dad love dinner out? Here are a few great area suggestions:
In Napoli, 116 Main Street, Fort Lee 201-947-2500
Always a great local choice, dad will have a hard time choosing between the double pork chops, Delmonico steak, and veal dishes. Our suggestion is to start out by ordering dad a nice cold cocktail along with the cold seafood salad appetizer and let him peruse the menu at his leisure. It does get quite crowded on Father’s Day, so call ahead for reservations.
Prime & Beyond, 501 Main Street, Fort Lee 201-461-0033
If dad likes steak and has never been to Prime & Beyond, then this would be an over-the-moon treat for him. Yes, it’s pricey, but you’ll have to travel a lot farther than up Main Street to find a better steak. Proof that it’s so good? It’s a firemen favorite. Prime & Beyond has limited seating, so call ahead to make reservations. Oh, and it's BYOB so don't forget the wine!
The Bicycle Club, 487 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs 201-894-0880.
If it’s hard to tear dad away from the game, he’ll love The Bike since he can have a great meal, in a casual setting, and not miss one inning of baseball. Treat dad to their outrageous Canadian Baby Back Ribs. Again, it gets crowded so make reservations! If he really won’t leave his flat screen T.V. The Bicycle Club offers “Father's Day Take-Out” beginning at 1 p.m. The Bike, strongly rooted in Fort Lee, has always been a town favorite.
Hikes for Dad
Does Dad like to get outside to enjoy and explore nature? Here are some Father’s Day Walks and Hikes:
- What: Bergen County Audubon's Father's Day Walk
- Where: Teaneck Creek Conservancy, Puffin Way, Teaneck
- When: 9:30 a.m.
- Why: A great way to start the day!
- What: Father's Day Hike at Tenafly Nature Center
- Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly
- When: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- Why: Because dad deserves a guided walk in the woods.
- What: Father's Day Hike at Flat Rock Brook Nature Center
- Where: Flat Rock Brook, 443 Van Nostrand Ave, Englewood
- When: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Why: Explore all the trails of Flat Rock with dad!
Music for the Heart & Soul
Is it music dad grooves to? Then don’t miss Englewood Hospital’s free concert at MacKay Park!
- What: Englewood Hospital's Heart & Soul Music Fest
- Where: MacKay Park, 2-10 N Van Brunt Street, Englewood
- When: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Why: Soul Music at MacKay? What can be better for dad’s heart?
History Channel Buff
Is Dad’s remote stuck on The History Channel? Then take him to The Hermitage!
- What: Civil War Reenactment at The Hermitage
- Where: The Hermitage, 335 N. Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus
- When: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Why: Because this is The History Channel come to life.
If Dad loves nothing more than grilling, go to Fairway Market’s Butcher Department and load up on some of the best steak, thickest chops, chicken, all kinds of freshly made sausages, ribs and more. Fairway has been running great sales on their steaks and chops.
Fairway Market is located at 1214 Anderson Ave., Fort Lee
Happy Father’s Day to all our dad’s!
Five Facts About Father's Day
Father's Day is a time to honor dads for all they do during the year and to remember and honor those who are no longer with us. Here are some interesting facts about this holiday.
- There are an estimated 70.1 million fathers in the United States, according to the federal government.
- The holiday was started by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Washington back in 1909 as a way to honor her father, a widowed Civil War veteran who raised six children on his own. The mayor of Spokane proclaimed June 19, 1910 as the first Father's Day--June was selected as it was the month Dodd's father, William Smart, was born.
- President Lyndon Johnson was the first U.S. president to issue a proclamation honoring dads back in 1966 and he declared the third Sunday in June as the official date of the holiday.
- Richard Nixon signed the holiday into law in 1972, making it an official legal holiday.
- Strange but true, more collect calls are made on Father's Day than on any other day of the year according to Snopes.com.
Related Topics: About Town, Fairway Market, Father's Day, Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, In Napoli, Prime and Beyond, Teaneck Creek Conservancy, Tenafly Nature Center, The Bicycle Club, and The Hermitage