Think Outside the Box With These Father's Day Gift Ideas

Dad could probably go without yet another tie this year.

Bannerman Island Movie Night

Dude, you can help Dad return to the ’80s with a screening of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure on June 9 during Movie Night on Bannerman Island. Tickets are $40, and include a cruise to the island, a self-guided tour of the beautifully renovated grounds, plus the classic movie. It’s a great way to bond with your Pops.


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Family ‘Thyme’ With Dad

Yeah, we know he loves manning the grill, but give your dad the day off and take him to the Father’s Day BBQ at Aroma Thyme Bistro in Ellenville on June 18. Wander back to the garden and sit by the firepit and the 14-foot smoker. Besides the requisite burgers and hot dogs, the all-you-can-eat menu includes smoked pork loin, salmon, and chicken; BBQ seitan; and lots of sides. Belgian beers available for purchase. $29 per person, kids $12.50. 845.647.3000;



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How About a Stogie for the Old Fogie (just kidding, Dad!)

If he enjoys a good smoke, Dad can kick back and relax with a gift certificate to Habana Premium Cigar Shoppe in the Capital Region. Customers can buy their favorites, then go to the smoking lounge, stretch out in one of the leather chairs, light up, and watch the flat-screen TV. For a really special day, you can hire a private cigar roller. 518.690.2222 (Albany); or 518.238.3781 (Greenbush);



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Hit One Outta the Ballpark

You can’t strike out if you have baseball tickets for the guy who spent hours helping you perfect your curveball. This year, the Hudson Valley Renegades celebrate their 25th season. Opening night is June 21 at Dutchess Stadium; other highlights during the summer include giveaways, a post-game concert, and of course the ever-popular post-game fireworks. 845.838.0094;

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