Mother's Day

April 30, 2024

30+ Mother’s Day gifts New York City moms will love

April showers bring a bounty of Mother's Day brunches, blooms, and bling to dazzle deserving moms. New York City mothers are a sophisticated bunch, into music, art, design, or culinary excellence. Below, you'll find our hand-picked list of ideas–gifts, events, and experiences–to help make your favorite NYC mom's day.
Mother's day picks, this way
May 10, 2023

40 last-minute Mother’s Day gifts

Your mom is unique and that’s why we’re presenting a variety of Mother’s Day gifts to choose from, whether she loves cooking, hates cleaning, or wants to trick out her home office or home entertainment center. We also included some options to help your mom relax – something she probably doesn’t do enough – and gifts that will just make her life easier. And these gifts, all available to purchase online, are also ideal for grandmothers, stepmothers, aunts – as well as wives, daughters, nieces, and friends.
What mom wants
May 7, 2021

New exhibit projects photos of pandemic parenting moments onto the Manhattan Bridge

The pandemic has taken a toll on everyone, but especially so on parents who have had to help their children deal with this time of uncertainty and stress. A new photo exhibition launched in Brooklyn this week that pays tribute to the many "at-home heroes" of New York. The Dumbo Improvement District, in partnership with Photoville, is projecting photos of COVID-caregiving in action onto the Manhattan Bridge every night between Mother's Day this Sunday and Father's Day on June 20.
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April 28, 2021

30+ Mother’s Day gifts for every type of mom

Many of us celebrated last Mother's Day from a distance, which makes this year's holiday even more special. Ahead, we've put together more than 30 gift ideas that will brighten mom's day whether she's near or far. From the mom looking to get zen to the mom who loves to cook (or eat!) to all the bookworm mamas, we've found a little something for everyone, with some special NYC-themed treats to boot.
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April 28, 2021

Share historic photos of your mom in New York City as part of a new crowdsourced map

A card and flowers are nice, but what about making your mom a documented piece of New York City's history? Tech nonprofit Urban Archive this week launched "NY <3 Moms," a new crowdsourced campaign in celebration of Mother's Day. The group is asking New Yorkers to submit photos of their moms or caregivers taken across the five boroughs that will then be added to their extensive digital map of historic images.
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April 26, 2021

25 NYC restaurants to enjoy Mother’s Day brunch

Mother's Day falls on Sunday, May 9th, and not only is it our annual date to celebrate all the moms in our lives, but this year, it's timed with the city's gradual reopening and lots of good news surrounding Covid and vaccine numbers. Since the holiday tends to be one for an early meal, we've rounded up some great New York City restaurants with brunch specials for Mother's Day. Keep in mind that local restaurants are still operating at 50 percent capacity for indoor dining, and many places are requiring reservations.
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May 8, 2020

The Sill is delivering 10,000 orchids to healthcare workers for Mother’s Day

Sure, it's going to be hard on everyone to be apart this Sunday, but think about all of our healthcare heroes who will be working on the frontlines this Mother's Day. To show their gratitude, local houseplant haven The Sill and its orchid partner Just Add Ice are donating 10,000 orchids to frontline healthcare workers at Mount Sinai’s seven NYC hospitals. They delivered the first 5,000 yesterday and will be distributing the rest today.
May 8, 2020

15 virtual things to do this Mother’s Day weekend: Azaleas, concerts, SNL, and Broadway

Mother's Day won't be the same this year for a lot of who can't head over to mom's house for brunch, but that doesn't mean you can't plan out some fun and upbeat virtual events this weekend. From concerts by Yo-Yo Ma, the best of City Winery, and Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton to a star-studded virtual Broadway event to a virtual tour of the azalea garden at the New York Botanical Garden to two special SNL episodes, these events will let you spend time with mom and take her mind off how much she's missing you.
15 fun events