Things to Do for Mother’s Day Near Pennsylvania Station

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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.

Juniper Bar

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 near Pennsylvania Station, there’s no better place for brunch than Juniper Bar. This upscale eatery just a couple blocks from Penn Station serves creative dishes and hosts a brunch every weekend from 11 am to 3 pm. They recommend you try their omelets, lobster benedict, and famous red velvet waffles! Reservations are recommended.

NYC Paint N Sip

If you want a unique way to celebrate Mother’s Day, how about getting in touch with your creative side? At NYC Paint N Sip, just seven blocks south of Penn Station, you can book a private party for you and your mom to paint while you enjoy snacks and beverages. The studio will provide materials and instructions. Get a quote online to book your party!

Dessert Tasting

We know – there’s no one sweeter than your mom. Celebrate that sweetness by taking her out for an indulgent afternoon of dessert tasting! At Patisserie Chanson, you can try seasonal desserts from the dessert bar with suggested drink pairings that include coffee, tea, and unique cocktails. And if you need something to balance out all that sugar, their tastings menu includes charcuterie and cheeses.

Mother’s Day Cruise

Is your mom always down for an adventure? Then you should take her on a cruise of the East River to celebrate Mother’s Day in style! Event Cruises NYC is hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise on Sunday, May 9 from 12 pm to 2 pm. A delicious four-course brunch and bottomless mimosas are included in the price of admission. Additional drinks will be available for purchase and coffee, tea, and juice are complimentary. After brunch, you and your family will have the opportunity to go to the upper deck for photos in front of the Manhattan skyline. It will be a Mother’s Day to remember!

Eleven Madison Park

If your mom is more of the traditional type, you might want to treat her to a night of fine dining. Consider Eleven Madison Park, one of the most accoladed restaurants near Pennsylvania Station. This high-end restaurant has earned 3 Michelin Stars! You can’t currently eat inside due to the pandemic, but they’ve rolled out “Eleven Madison Park at Home”, a program where you can schedule dinner for a pickup! So, host your Mother’s Day soiree at your apartment and feed your guests some of the best food in the city. Pro tip: give your home a quick makeover to make it feel like a night out a classy restaurant with a white tablecloth, some tea lights, a bouquet of flowers, and a jazzy playlist!

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