Mother’s Day Around New York, NY

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Mother’s Day Around New York, NY

New York City. The Big Apple. This global hub speaks for itself, needing no introduction in virtually every possible area, the action never stops in the city that never sleeps. With so much to see in New York, we’ll dive right in. Here are some of our favorite ways to do Mother’s Day in the city.

Carnegie Hall concerts and performances

The star and namesake of this neighborhood, those families staying here in New York City during Mother’s Day weekend can’t pass up the chance to experience and enjoy the world-class musicians and artists who perform at this iconic venue. If you’ll be in New York this Mother’s Day weekend, there are plenty of options to consider adding to your itinerary, including performances by Osvaldo Golijov, the New York Philharmonic, Jon Batiste, Fredericka King, and The English Concert.


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 New York. 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.

The Spa at Equinox Hotel

Treat Mom to an indulgent full-body spa treatment this Mother’s Day at The Spa in the Equinox Hotel, with a vast selection of relaxing and rejuvenating packages for Mom to unwind and enjoy a stress-free experience. These include a vast variety of customized facials overseen by renowned dermatologists, deep massages, hot stone treatment, cryotherapy, infrared saunas, shiatsu, and more.

Dining around New York City

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 this gastronomic capital, moms of every palate and taste will find themselves truly spoiled for options. Kochi is an imaginative take on the delicacies of Korean royal court cuisine, whereas Crown Shy boasts an enviable selection, between Dorade served with a tomatillo mole, Squid Ink Treccione and the acclaimed Gruyere Fritters, all with a great view of the city. Gage and Tollner sport a formidable selection of veal chops, steaks, and the acclaimed oyster on the half shell, while Olmsted serves up specials such as grilled pork collar and radish top gazpacho that is as fresh as it is picturesque.

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