City Pulse

By Kiki Von Glinow

New grilling utensil set: check. A sea foam and rust paisley tie that looks not entirely different than the one you got him three years ago: check. A gift card to Olive Garden that he probably still has in his wallet: check please! So this year, what do you get for the guy that tried to teach you how to throw a baseball when you just wanted to play with your Barbies? Skip the traditional Father’s Day gifts and give him something that he’ll remember; after all, he deserves it.

1. Give him the thrill of his life as he rides shotgun in a real NASCAR at speeds surpassing 150 mph. Check out to arrange for your dad to suit up in an authentic racing suit and helmet while he’s spun around the track in a 600 horse power Sprint Cup style stock car on the Pocono International Raceway for only $135.

2. If our dads had to admit to the perfect Father’s Day gift, it wouldn’t be the perfect card or having you fly home for the weekend. Nope, it would be beer. So give him what he really wants with a membership to the Beer of the Month Club. Visit and choose from a variety of domestic and international microbrewed beers with prices ranging from $20.95 to $64.95.

3. And if you’re on a tight budget, take your dad out for a day in the sun with free kayaking on the Hudson at 72nd street. Spend some quality time together while getting great views of the city, he won’t forget it.

Originally published June 2009
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