Mother’s Day Around Penn Station, NYC
Penn Station. At this dynamic hub of New York City and all of its action, there seems to be nothing you can’t find nearby. The events and activities don’t stop year-round, with so much to do and see. So whether you’re a visiting tourist, staying with family for a while or a curious local, read on for some of our favorite ways to enjoy Mother’s Day here around Penn Station.
Mother’s Day Good Music Fest
For Moms who love R&B, hip hop and soul, the Mother’s Day Good Music Fest at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden is a great experience, whether just for Mom and her friends, Mom and Dad or the whole family. Headlining this concert are local legends such as Ashanti, Lil’ Mo, Remy Ma, Fat Joe, and cultural icon Ja Rule.
Picnicking, Parks in the Area
With ample takeout, to-go and delivery options amid the many great restaurants in the neighborhood, this is a great option to enjoy picnicking and the May sunshine. Make the most of the springtime weather with the number of parks and green spaces around Penn Station, a great relaxed addition to any travel plans. A walk out to Bryant Park is great for parties large and small to enjoy picnics out on the large area of open space, where areas such as Greeley Square Park and Herald Square have easily missed areas for seating in the sun.
Of course, we haven’t forgotten the main event of Mother’s Day: brunch! And with the selection of talented chefs, kitchens, eateries, and restaurants here around Penn Station, moms of every palate and taste will find themselves truly spoiled for options. Friedman’s is a great midtown establishment for laid-back, family friendly dining heavy on the portions and fruit, while Hole In The Wall is a delicious tour of the Australian-inspired cafe taking New York City by storm, with carefully assembled toast, burgers and impressive latte art. However, it is the imaginative menu at The Wilson that is our highlight of the area, serving up local favorites such as Manhattan Clam Chowder and juicy hanger steak.
That being said, Mother’s Day doesn’t have to stop at brunch, as there is also an envious roster of restaurants to choose from for looking at Mother’s Day dinner, whether with the whole family or just for Mom and Dad. Keens Steakhouse will delight Mom with an enviable selection of mutton chops and lovingly crafted steaks, while Ichiran is a different twist on the traditional idea of brunch, where the whole family can enjoy savory bowls of tonkotsu ramen. Finally, there are the fusion offerings at Piggyback, with delicious and innovative twists on Southeast Asian cuisine such as fried pho, lemongrass branzino, and lamb rendang.
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