Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Gift Guide: Top 10 Brooklyn Father's Day Presents

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Shoot the Freak. The freak being your dad, of course.
  • Shoot the Freak. The freak being your dad, of course.

One of the most important things my dad ever taught me was how to dodge. He taught me how to do this by pegging me with wiffleballs when we'd play "friendly" games in my grandmother's backyard on long, sticky summer days. When he would hit me successfully he would laugh and tell me that I had to "learn how to dodge." So, I did. I learned. And hopefully your dads all taught you how to dodge too, so that you can go with him to play paintball (or laser tag if you're afraid of bruising or something) and practice your dodging skills on each other. It's the perfect Father's Day activity. But, if you and your dad aren't up for paintball, you can also head over to Coney Island where you can play Shoot the Clown. While Shoot the Clown doesn't have the much-missed moniker of Shoot the Freak, it operates under the same principle. Namely, you shoot a guy who is dressed up like an idiot. It's a lot of fun. Do it! Shoot that clown.

Indoor Extreme Sports; 47-11 Van Dam Street, Long Island City (which is not Brooklyn, but there's no paintball in Brooklyn!) indoorextremesports.com

Shoot the Clown; Coney Island Boardwalk, Coney Island

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Kristin Iversen

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Kristin Iversen is the Managing Editor at Brooklyn Magazine and the L Magazine. She has been described as "a hipster buzzword made flesh." This seems pretty accurate.

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