Mother’s Day Around Carnegie Hill, NYC

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Mother’s Day Around Carnegie Hill, NYC

Carnegie Hill. In this dynamic neighborhood, with its diverse collection of museums, notable architecture, activities, and residents from all walks of life there seems to be so much to do and see. With all that there is around Carnegie Hill, one does not have to look far to find events and activities. Whether you’re a tourist, visiting the city for friends and family, or a local looking for something around you, read on for some of our favorite ways to spend Mother’s Day here around Carnegie Hill.

Events at the Met

Being one of the largest presences in Carnegie Hill, visitors staying in this neighborhood for Mother’s Day weekend can’t pass up a visit to this iconic institution, one of the most revered and celebrated art museums in the world. Stunning exhibitions of artwork of Rome, ancient Greece, Oceania, East Asia, Africa, the Islamic Golden Age, and America make for a truly memorable and unrivaled experience for not just Mom, but all visitors to Carnegie Hill.


With the bounty of restaurants serving to-go packages and meals and the proximity to the wide green spaces of Central Park, picnicking is also a great way to make the most of the May sunshine and springtime weather here around Carnegie Hill. Jacqueline Onassis Kennedy reservoir is a scenic location overlooking the water and local populations of birds to enjoy a picnic, while the Great Lawn offers ample space for larger families and parties picnicking on this side of Manhattan. Meanwhile Belvedere Castle and the Ramble are great locations for the family to tour after their picnic, and is a great, laid-back addition to any itinerary.

Dining around Carnegie Hill

Of course, we haven’t forgotten the main event of Mother’s Day, brunch! Or indeed, tea, dinner, or all three. And with the selection of talented chefs, kitchens, eateries, and restaurants here around Carnegie Hill, moms of every palate and taste will find themselves truly spoiled for options. Sarabeth’s East serves up picturesque and mouth watering pancakes, french toast, biscuits, and Eggs Benedict, while Pascalou boasts an enviable and indulgent European-inspired menu, with the prized duck confit, branzino special, risotto, and their modern twist on the Peking Duck. Paola’s Restaurant is an upscale Italian establishment serving pizzas, pastas, a rotating selection of Italian wines, and their celebrated Vitello Tonnato. Our highlight is the Australian-inspired fare at Bluestone Lane, where Mom will delight in unmatched coffee, avocado toast on carefully baked bread, memorable burgers, aromatic banana bread, and picturesque rainbow bowls.

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