Mother's Day Activities in NYC

There's a lot happening around New York City to celebrate moms and families this Mother's Day weekend. Whether it's brunch, a trip to the museum, or a stroll around the park, quality time spent together can be the best gift of all.

Mother's Day Weekend Garden Party
New York Botanic Garden
May 12 – May 13, 2018

Enjoy the spring flowers and greenery with family-friendly activities. There will be live music, games, tours, demonstrations, and fun entertainment all weekend, Saturday and Sunday. Treat Mom to a meal at the Hudson Garden Grill, or enjoy a nice picnic outside. Food trucks will be serving delicious fare, with wine and beer available for purchase.


Kids Food Festival
Oculus — World Trade Center
May 12 – May 13, 2018

Join the fight against childhood obesity and spend a weekend with your kids learning about balanced eating. The Kids Food Festival is designed to help children establish healthy eating habits through "fun and flavorful" activities including a scavenger hunt, cooking demonstrations, and live entertainment. Don't forget to get tickets to hands-on cooking classes at the James Beard Foundation Future Foodies Pavilion.


Smorgasburg Prospect Park
Prospect Park — Breeze Hill
May 13, 2018

Enjoy Mother's Day Sunday in Prospect Park and prepare to make difficult decisions among hundreds of food options—from cheesesteaks and rice noodles to churros and Japanese shaved ice. Even if you and your mom have different food preferences, there's surely something for everyone in the family to enjoy. The market is also pet friendly; bring your dog along!


Mother's Day Tour & Brunch
Whitney Museum
May 13, 2018

Do you and your mom enjoy art? Head over to the Whitney for a before-hours tour of Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables, followed by a two-course brunch and cocktail at Untitled. Tours start at 9:30am and 10:00am, and guests will also receive a small gift. Tickets are required.


Brunch in Brooklyn
May 13, 2018

Is Mother's Day brunch a tradition in your family? Take your mom to an eclectic neighborhood joint like Palo Santo—where brunch will include a free mimosa for all moms—or treat her to a fancy meal at Michelin star rated Meadowsweet. Other recommendations include: Miss Ada in Fort Greene, Buttermilk Channel in Carroll Gardens, and Superfine in DUMBO.