12 Special Ways To Celebrate Mother’s Day In NYC This Weekend

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12 Special Ways To Celebrate Mother’s Day In NYC This Weekend

It’s that time of year again (along with every other day) to thank the wonderful women in our lives: mothers.

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of how to celebrate. Whether it’s brunch, a dinner cruise, or just quality time, here are 12 ideas to make the day special!

1. Take her to a Michelin-recognized French bistro

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La Goulue on the Upper East Side is offering an incredible Mother’s Day prix-fixe menu brunch. Taste their French Toast, Bisque De Homard, La Tartine D’avocat, Croque Monsieur, and Entrecote Parisienne (7oz Angus ribeye steak) for $59. Add on a bottle of 2012 Veuve Clicquot Rose and you’re mom should be smiling from ear to ear. Make reservations now.

2. Journey to Paris with a theatrical walking tour

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Take her on a walking tour through the Village where she can experience old Paris through a theatrical experience that will guide her through artist Toulouse-Lautrec’s final years working and living in Montmartre. Choose the Mother’s Day special ticket option and she’ll get a bouquet from Starbright Florals, lip gloss from Dr. PawPaw, a card offering a free chocolate bar with any purchase at Li-Lac Chocolates, and a little bag of chocolates!

3. Try an exclusive menu at Kimika


This Japanese-Italian restaurant located in Nolita is offering mouthwatering specials for Mother’s Day including Vegan Banana Soft Serve, Asparagus Okonomiyaki with cabbage, shiitake, and benishoga, and Bara Chirashi, cubed sashimi with ikura, tamagoyaki frittata, tomato confit, capers, shiso and crispy rice. Try their desserts like Yuzu Meringue Torta¬† or the Strawberry Daifuku. Get a table on Resy.

4. Do bottomless brunch by boat


Cruise around New York City with bottomless mimosas and a four course meal! Indulge in Shrimp Cocktail, Smoked Salmon Platter, Eggs Benedict, and New York Style Cheesecake while you take in skyline views. It’s perfect for the entire family! Get tickets here.

5. Shop at these women-owned businesses

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Stuck on the perfect gift? Why not have her choose! Shop at any of these women-owned businesses across New York and find the perfect gift for the most special woman.

6. Enjoy a day at the Ballet

Get your tickets to see Swan Lake at Open Jar Studios. Watch as princess Odette is transformed into a White Swan. For more information about the performance click here. 

7. Have a 21-course sushi meal from Japan


Tomokase offers a luxury sushi experience that will transform your home, no matter the size, into an incredible 2-3 hour omakase for up to eight people. They handle all of the music, dishware, and clean up for an easy and personalized event. Try their favorites like the Soy Marinated Jackfish with Sour Plum and three kinds of Fatty Tuna along with a bottle of champagne and a special Mother’s Day flower arrangement. Learn more here.

8. Take a dinner cruise around New York


Dine on a dinner cruise with a complementary drink and panoramic city views from an open deck! Hop aboard at Pier 36 and prepare for a magical night afloat with menu options like baked salmon in a white wine sauce or penne rigate with fresh toamtoes and basil. Get tickets here.

9. Have a pasta-making party

Learn how to make fool-proof Tagliatelle in a Bolognese sauce with this 90-minute virtual cooking class. With a charming Italian chef, treat your mom to this fun pasta-making party! What better way to show your love then with a home cooked meal. Learn more here.

10. Sip on a free mimosa at Bubby’s

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This Mother’s Day Bubby’s is helping celebrate by giving a complimentary mimosa to the amazing mothers out there when ordering an entree. Try their incredibly fluffy pancakes or their fried chicken biscuit! Explore more of their menu & make reservations here.

11. Get creative at a paint and sip

Explore your creativity together and create a masterpiece of your own. Work with a color-theorist instructor in an incredible environment with music, lighting, aromas, paint…oh and obviously your favorite wine! Reserve your spot today!

12. Have brunch at the Rainbow Room

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Reopening for the first in-person event in over a year, the iconic NYC Rainbow Room on the 65th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza is offering a Mother’s Day Brunch! Feast on their classics like griddle platters, seafood towers and even indulge in a s’mores cart for dessert! Make your reservations on Resy.

Whatever you chose to do, make the most of Mother’s Day and show the incredible women just how special they are!

featured image source: Facebook/ La Goulue

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