Special Deals + Events for Father’s Day
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Spend your Father’s Day with anacondas, slots and wallabies at the Roger Williams Park Zoo. Whether it’s traveling through the safari or the Full Circle Farmland, the zoo is a great place to for the whole family. And, every dad who comes to the zoo on Sunday with his child will get free admission. Adults: $14.95; children (3-12): $9.95; seniors (62+): $12.95; Children under 3: free. Hours: 9 am – 4 pm (last admission at 3:30). http://www.rwpzoo.org/
Dads Eat Free at Trattoria Roma
Take a trip to Italy for Father’s Day. Or the next best thing—Federal Hill. Insalata, pizza or calzones: Babbo, or dad’s, entrée is complimentary. And delicious. The special is on both Saturday and Sunday, valid for two dads per party. Trattoria Roma, 310 Atwells Avenue, Providence, 401-331-5000, Saturday: 5-11 pm; Sunday: 2-9 pm. http://romaprov.com/
Providence Children's Museum
Dads and granddads go free when helping their kids to build fountains and float boats or exploring the underground world of roots, worms and burrows at the Providence Children’s Museum. Geared for children ages 1 through 11, the museum provides hands-on activities both fun and educational that both dads and kids can take part. Admission: $8.50 (children under 1 free), Hours: 9 am – 6 pm. www.childrenmuseum.org
Newport’s Cliff Walk
There’s no rain in the forecast for this Father’s Day, so enjoy it outdoors with the family. The 3.5-mile trail overlooking the sparkling Atlantic Ocean is a fun, free way to spend 20 minutes or 2 hours. You can finish up the day with a trip to the beach or to one of the various Newport Mansions. Hours: Sunrise to sunset. Start at Memorial Boulevard, Newport. www.cliffwalk.com/
Spumoni’s Pawtucket Lobstermania
Celebrate dad with lobster. All weekend the Italian and seafood restaurant is offering a lobster special: a single for 14.99, a twin for 28.99 or baked stuffed lobster for 21.99. Lobstermania will make both your dad and your wallet happy. Friday & Saturday: 11:30am-11pm; Sunday: 11:30am-9: 30 pm, 1537 Newport Ave, Pawtucket, 401-726-4449. www.spumonisrestaurant.com
2nd Annual Father’s Day Festival
Celebrate the family outdoors at the 2nd Annual Father’s Day Festival. Equipped with a bouncy house, relay races, refreshments and music, the festivities take place Thursday through Saturday at different Providence locations. The Providence Housing authority and local service providers have teamed up once again to dedicate three days commemorating fathers actively involved in their children’s lives. Saturday 1-4pm at Chad Brown (263 Chad Brown St), Providence.
Book Signing in Barrington
Barrington Books welcomes author Lawrence Verria for a book signing of The Kissing Sailor, along with RI's own kissing sailor himself, George Mendonsa, on Saturday, June 16 at 1pm. If your dad is a history buff, this is a perfect present on a memorable past event. Barrington Books, 184 County Rd, Barrington, 401-245-7925.
Ocean State Bikram Yoga Father's Day Raffle
On Sunday, dads can enter to win a free 10-class card. If your dad can't come, you may enter him. The winner will be drawn at the 4:30 class. Ocean State Bikram Yoga, 560 Mineral Spring Ave, Suite #104, Pawtucket.
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