Merriment with Mom: 3 Perfect Plans

Brunch is a great go-to for entertainment with Mom: You can catch up – and enjoy delicious food.

But there are many other interesting things to do in the city! You can: Take her to a museum or show, explore areas you don’t often visit, go for a picnic, relax at a non-restaurant venue.

Here are just a few fun ideas:

Enjoy Activities in the (Botanical) Garden

The New York Botanical Garden has a number of events for your family this weekend, to celebrate Mother’s Day together, including: Games, garden walks & tours, photography, crafts, live bluegrass music, science shows – and of course, brunch & dining.

New York Botanical Garden - Mother's Day Activities

(Fun at New York Botanical Garden РPhoto via

Go for Sophisticated Ice Cream

Try the new local ice cream shop that’s for adults only – because all the treats have alcohol in them. Kips Bay’s Tipsy Scoop has an assortment of creative liquor-infused flavors like Vanilla Bean Bourbon, Red Velvet Martini, Maple Bacon Bourbon, Strawberry White Sangria Sorbet and Dark Chocolate Whiskey Salted Caramel. Enjoy the ice cream, and the new information your mom might divulge!




Tipsy Scoop Ice Cream - Kips Bay

Have Lunch on our Plaza

Our plaza is the perfect place to relax next to an exceptional view. Bring a picnic – or get some yummy food at Waterside Cafe!

Escape the hustle of the city, without having to actually leave the city.

Photo by Christina Cha (@chrissychacha on Instagram)

(Photo by Christina Cha – @chrissychacha on Instagram)

What do you like doing on Mother’s Day?