Mother’s Day is just around corner and if you’ve yet to plan anything for your mum, we’ve got you covered (you can thank us later). Treat her to a relaxing day at the spa or a rewarding stroll that supports the health of women and girls in New York. Or just spend time bonding over a brunch of fresh, local bites. Check out our list of six super cool, eco-friendly activities around NYC to help you build an unforgettable Mother’s Day itinerary that sure beats the bouquet of flowers you've been thinking about ordering.
Kick your day off by treating mom to an organic manicure and pedicure at Savor Spa in the West Village. The cozy eco-chic boutique is home to Om Aroma anti-aging bodycare products that are used in all of the treatment services including the ultra-luxe manicure and pedicure service. Mom will enjoy a session of pampering that features chic pedicure bowls, eco-friendly nail polish and Om Aroma skin care products that ditch the chemicals in lieu of local ingredients. Book a service for both you and mom or let her enjoy her moment of wellness in sophisticated solitude. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Location: 327 West 11th Street
Make modern mosaic art for mom with Tracy Gilman at BIG!NYC in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Gilman, a New York City native, is a high school art teacher by day and an artist by night with some of her work featured on the wall of the Guggenheim Museum. Register for this workshop in advance. Cost: $45. May 11, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Location: 69 9th St. Brooklyn.
Mimosas and artisanal cheese anyone? Hook mom up with a mouth-watering brunch at The View Restaurant and Lounge in the heart of Times Square. Featuring a flavorful menu made with fresh local ingredients, the restaurant is offering a pre-fixe menu of seasonal foods boasting a delightful selection of regional produce, meats and seafood. Reservations are required but all foodies are welcome. May 12, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Location: 1535 Broadway, Between 47th and 48th Floors Inside the Marriott Marquis Hotel.
Join the New York Botanical Garden as they celebrate the opening of the Native Plant Garden on Mother’s Day. There will be lawn games, live music and hands-on nature activities for kids. You can even get your picture taken by a professional photographer to commemorate the day. All ages are welcome with price of admission. $25; students/seniors $22; $10 children ages 2-12; free children younger than age 2. May 11-12, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Location: Bronx River Parkway, Fordham Road.
Let the little ones plant a flowerpot for mom in Central Park while listening to a flowery tale from storyteller Tammy Hall. This event is completely FREE and open to all ages. May 12, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Location: West of Great Hill Oval from West 103rd Street to West 106th Street, Central Park.
Join the Lower East Side Girls’ Club walk-a-thon to help raise funds in support of Girls Club health and nutrition programs. Each $2,500 raised supports a full year of programming for one girl. Programming at the girls club includes nutrition and cooking classes, body image and women’s health counseling, Farmer’s Market operations, yoga and dance classes, as well as free summer camp for girls. Register to participate. This event is sponsored by DNAinfo and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. May 12, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Location: 16 Essex Street, PS 20 Playground.