Plan a Mother’s Day weekend in New York
Plan something special for Mother’s Day this year in New York City with a day trip or weekend getaway. From cocktails and live entertainment at City Winery to a pampered stay at a luxury hotel, here are some fun things to do on this vacation to show mom how much you appreciate her.
“As long as the sun lasts” at the Met
Sitting atop the Met Fifth Avenue in his Cantor Roof Garden is a blue-hued version of beloved Sesame Street character, Big Bird. An installation by artist Alex Da Corte, the 26-foot-tall display features the blue bird sitting in a crescent moon with a ladder in hand. The coin is expected to remain in place until October 31. $ 25, free for children 11 and under; timed tickets are available on the website.
INFO 1000 Fifth Ave., Manhattan; 212-535-7710, metmuseum.org
Rooftop meal with Eataly
Located 14 floors above the Flatiron District, Eataly’s rooftop food court is a lush experience, a greenhouse-inspired restaurant where tiny leaves and delicate flowers hang overhead. Officially dubbed ‘Serra by Birreria’, the menu of Italian dishes changes seasonally, but sticks to ingredients sourced from local farms and artisanal manufacturers.
The “ friends ” experience
Explore an interactive installation based on the popular ’90s show. See Monica and Rachel’s apartment and Central Perk – serving coffee, pastries and baked goods. Visitors can also browse the program’s original costumes and accessories, then stop by a gift shop. Timed tickets at $ 52.50 are available in advance through the website.
INFO 130 E. 23rd St., Manhattan; friendstheexperience.com
Luna Park Coney Island
Now that the city’s amusement parks have been given the green light to reopen, Brooklyn’s iconic entertainment area is back in business. Things to ride include the nearly century-old Cyclone, roller coaster, Astro Tower, Brooklyn Flyer, Coney Clipper swaying ship, and the Atlantic Aviator flight experience; several games, shops and concessions are also in operation.
INFO 1000 Surf Ave., Brooklyn; 718-373-5862, lunaparknyc.com
‘A tour of Tuscany‘ cooking class at Taste Buds Kitchen NYC
Customers are invited to bring their own wine and join us as this fun day of cooking covers creating dishes like potato gnocchi, Tuscan kale salad with candied tomatoes, and soaked biscotti. chocolate. Tickets start as a $ 180 table for two; buy in advance from the Taste Buds website.
INFO From 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 8. 109 West 27th St., Manhattan; 212-242-2248, tastebudskitchen.com
Taste Alice’s Cup of Tea
These Manhattan tearooms offer patrons brewed tea and a selection of breakfast-style foods, salads, sandwiches, as well as cocktails and wines to choose from. Reservations can be made for the Upper West Side (AKA “Chapter I”) or Upper East Side (AKA “Chapter II”).
INFO 102 W. 73rd St .; 212-799-3006 and 156 E. 64th St .; 212-486-9200, alicesteacup.com
Brunch in Marea
This Michelin-starred restaurant offers a Mother’s Day brunch filled with high-end Italian dishes. Dishes include options like grilled octopus or Nova Scotia lobster antipasti, followed by a selection from plates full of ingredients of gnocchetti, mezzaluna or ravioli doppi pasta, grilled sirloin steak, striped bass. wild, seared sea scallop, among others. For dessert, you can enjoy a dark chocolate mousse, a princess cake, a tiramisu or an Easter rice pie. The menu is $ 105 per person; oysters and caviar are available at additional prices.
INFO 240 Central Park S., Manhattan; 212-582-5100, marearestaurant.com
Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise
The Classic Harbor Line Private Yacht Charter and Public Cruise Line offer a Mother’s Day sightseeing trip that will sail around Manhattan Island, passing under 20 bridges along the way while providing glimpses of many major landmarks. from the city. Just under three hours or so, the meal served aboard the ship is a three-course prix fixe that includes free mimosas for the mother-of-honor. Order your tickets in advance online. Tickets cost $ 142 each for groups of 2-3, $ 124 each for groups of four or more; children ages 3-14 cost $ 72 each.
INFO departure at 10:15 am from Pier 62 in Hudson River Park: 61 Chelsea Piers, Manhattan; 212-627-1825, sail-nyc.com
Pamper yourself at the former AIRE thermal baths
Find happiness among six choices of thermal baths, such as a saltwater pool, a jetted pool and sessions with varying temperatures. Set in a restored 19th-century textile factory, sessions can last between 90 minutes and three hours, and massages can also be included.
INFO 88 Franklin St., Manhattan, 646-503-1910, beaire.com
Dinner and live music at the City Winery
G. Love is a Grammy-nominated musician whose bluesy alt hip-hop sound has drawn fun crowds to his shows since the ’90s. He will appear with musician Chuck Treece at City Winery four times over the weekend of the party. mothers, from May 8 to 9 with shows at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. tickets cost between $ 55 and $ 65.
INFO 88 Franklin St., Manhattan, 646-751-6033, citywinery.com
See cherry blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Admire the beautiful cherry blossoms of the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens this Mother’s Day. The place will extend its hours and add live music and relaxed performances as the cherry blossoms bloom. Look for a trio of sound art to arrive for spring: “Terminal Moraine” Ben Rubin and Brian House, the Meditative “Meander” Sound Walk by Gelsey Bell and Joseph White and “Beloved,” a commemorative COVID sound installation ( until May 9). Advance tickets are required for entry; $ 18, 11 and under are free.
INFO Prospect Park: 455 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts Gardens (Brooklyn); 718-623-7200, bbg.org
“The Momcation” at the Archer Hotel New York
This offer includes a credit for a drink and a meal, a bottle of house rosé, red or white wine (or sparkling water) and a late check-out at 1 p.m. You can also expect handmade salted caramels and bottled water on arrival, a kimono-style bathrobe, take-out slippers, and concierge service. Regular nightly rates range between $ 188 and $ 215 on Mother’s Day weekend.
INFO 45 W. 38th St., Manhattan; 212-719-4100, archerhotel.com