Mother’s Day is upon us and the Upper West Side is offering tons of activities for the holiday. Show your mom how much you appreciate her by spending the day together. Take her out to brunch or bring her with you to a concert. Here are some ways in which you can make your mom feel special on her most important day!
Mother’s Day Weekend, May 14 – 10 to 5pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan
For those moms with little ones in tow, there’s no better way to celebrate the holiday than at CMOM. The museum has planned a day full of activities honoring the mother figure in their lives. A workshop called “Mother’s Day Pillows” invites those children aged 6 and up to create their very own pillows. They’ll be using special fabrics, markers, and stuffing during the design process. Moms will treasure the secret message hidden inside each gift pillow. During “Heart-Shaped Seed Pods”, children will get to experience the many joys of hands-on gardening. Their duty will be to plant heart-shaped seed bombs to be later given as a gift. Another wonderful event instructed by Yogi Diana Vasquez will teach them all about yoga. They’ll learn how to make stretches fun by using their imagination. A fun day awaits at the CMOM this Mother’s Day!
366 Amsterdam Ave
Posies is a cozy flower shop that specializes in creating bouquets that are affordable and of high quality. A bouquet is always a great idea but many times we find ourselves doubting over which types of flowers to buy. No need to worry anymore. At Posies, you can ask the helpful staff to select a flower arrangement according to your mom’s personality traits. They’ve got a wide variety of fresh flowers of different textures, colors, shapes, and sizes. If you have a mom that loves gardening, they also have plenty of home accessories. Some of them include Italian terra cotta pots, beeswax candles, artisanal chocolates and so much more. Feel free to take your mom to one of their Flower Social classes. They’ll get to create and design a beautiful flower bouquet of their own.
276 Columbus Ave
KT Collection offers a beautiful collection of jewelry to give as a gift on Mother’s Day. All of their pieces are made in NYC and feature a classic design that exudes elegance. They have necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and tons of other colorful accessories that are ideal for the springtime. One-of-a-kind items such as the white and gold chip earrings and the thin feather bracelet also follow a seasonal theme. The customer service at KT Collection is always friendly and professional. In fact, they’ll be glad to help you find a gift that fits your mom’s personality. You’re bound to find a wearable treasure or two for your mom at the Upper West Side’s premiere jewelry boutique!
Carolyn Sampson and Joseph Middleton Concert, May 14 – 5pm
Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center
Do you have a musical mom? The Lincoln Center is prepping a special Mother’s Day recital featuring renowned soprano singer Carolyn Sampson and pianist Joseph Middleton. The two musicians will join forces in a loving tribute to the spring season. The repertoire of songs chosen for the concert are an ode to the rebirth of nature through the blooming of flowers. From the English roses of Britten to the French countryside of Debussy, you’ll be transported to the gardens of Europe. Sampson, known as the ethereal soprano, is an opera singer who has performed at the English National Opera. She’s widely known for her highly unique voice. No late seating is admitted for this concert so make sure to book tickets in advance!
428 Amsterdam Ave
Crave Fishbar will be offering a 3-course brunch menu on Mother’s Day for $40 from 11am to 3pm. The prefixe menu kicks off with an appetizer, continues with a main entree, and finish off with a decadent dessert. For the entrees, we recommend the Maine lobster salad with romaine, baby arugula, watermelon radish, grapefruit, and tomato champagne vinaigrette. Dessert offers a choice between the homemade chocolate chip cookie or the lemon curd cake topped with blueberry jam. The restaurant’s decor is tastefully done and oozes a peaceful ambiance that’s perfect for a family reunion. The menu also offers plenty of kid-friendly options so that the little ones can enjoy brunch too. Crave Fishbar will remain open for dinner for those of us with night owl moms. They’ll be serving their regular menu as well as a variety of seasonal creations for the special occasion.