Things to Do for Mother’s Day In New York City

Mother’s Day is coming up next month! The moms in our lives work so hard and give so much, so it’s important to take a day to make them feel special. Whether you’re celebrating your own mother, a step-mother, the mother of your children, or a friend who is a mom, here are some ideas of wonderful things to do with her.

Jacob’s Pickles

Since Mother’s Day always falls on a Sunday, it’s traditional for many people to take their mom out for brunch. This is always a winning idea, and in New York City, there’s no better place for brunch than Jacob’s Pickles. This restaurant specializes in Southern comfort food and craft cocktails! Please note, this is a super popular brunch spot so you’ll need to make a reservation and limit your dining time to one hour (they’re also offering curbside pickup).

Paint & Sip

For a fun and unique way to spend Mother’s Day, book tickets to a Paint and Sip by APlus Events. You can choose your own adventure on Saturday, May 8th: either the afternoon session painting a masterpiece while enjoying brunch and bottomless mimosas or the more risqué evening session painting nude male models while enjoying dinner and sangria. There will be a cash bar on-site and you’ll be supporting a Black woman-owned small business.

Apotheke Academy

If you and your mom can’t get together in person but still want to celebrate together, take a virtual mixology class through Apotheke! This awesome cocktail bar is offering virtual classes through Apotheke Academy at Home. Your live class will be streamed over zoom and it’s perfect for beginners and experienced cocktail makers alike. Once you book it, they’ll reach out to let you know what to have on hand for the big day. And, if you decide to skip the class and just drink cocktails, they do offer cocktails to go!

River Cruise

Is your mom always up for an adventure? If so, take her for a Brunch Cruise on the Hudson River! Hornblower Cruises and Events is offering the cruise the Saturday before Mother’s Day from Pier 40. You and your mom will enjoy fresh air and awesome skyline views! Call the company for more details.

Battery Park

If you’re trying to be safe due to COVID-19, an outdoor celebration is the way to go. How about taking a stroll around Battery Park? At this southern tip of Manhattan, you’ll be treated to wonderful views of the Statue of Liberty and get to enjoy lots of historic monuments. There are plenty of benches dotted around the park too, in case you want to bring a picnic!

Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare

If your mom is more of the traditional type, you might want to treat her to a night out at a renowned restaurant. Consider Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, which has the distinction of 3 Michelin Stars. This extremely high-end tasting menu is made up of perfectly created Japanese dishes inspired by French techniques. This will be a Mother’s Day meal you won’t soon forget! Reservations are required.

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