New York City is the perfect backdrop for a memorable Mother’s Day, offering everything from peaceful strolls in Central Park to the vibrant energy of Times Square and the scenic views at Battery Park. The city is rich with cultural activities, from museums to live shows, perfect for any art lover.

Enjoy a coffee in a quaint Greenwich Village café or dine in style at a renowned Manhattan restaurant. Wrap up your Mother’s Day with the stunning experiences and captivating moments that only New York can.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the performing arts

Lincoln Center For the Performing Arts

Celebrate with a masterful opera performance like "Madama Butterfly" at the Metropolitan Opera, a passionate ballet performance at the New York City Ballet, or a riveting classical NY Philharmonic performance featuring Mozart and Beethoven harmonies at the David Geffen Hall.

ABT Spring Gala

On May 14, experience an enchanting evening at the American Ballet Theatre's 2024 Spring Gala: Ballet Brilliance at Cipriani. Enjoy a unique performance by ABT's talented dancers, followed by dinner and dancing, in the company of other ballet benefactors. This year, ABT will honor filmmaker Chai Vasarhelyi for her dedication to artistic excellence and her advocacy for classical ballet. Details for tickets and tables are available on ABT's website.

Broadway Shows

What could be more iconic than a Broadway Show, on Broadway? During Mother’s Day Weekend you can catch "Wicked", “Chicago” or "Hamilton," and other great shows. Tickets on Check out the Off-Broadway section too, for more great options.

Jazz Brunch at Blue Note

Add a little bit of jazz to your Mother's Day Celebration with the Wolrd Famous Harlem Choir. Details and tickets on

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Reflect and marvel over artistic journeys and scientific discoveries

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dive into the world of art with a visit to The Met, offering special exhibitions that make for a culturally rich Mother's Day. Learn more on their official site. On May 12 walk around the beautiful grounds of The Met Cloisters, Fort Tyron Park, and register for a watercolor workshop.

New York Botanical Garden

Enjoy the Spring Garden Party, with live music and picnicking among blooming flowers. Check the NYBG site for event details.

The World Around Summit at the Guggenheim Museum

The World Around’s flagship annual summit is a convening of global architecture’s “now, near, and next.” Discover a year of architecture and design in a day, curated by Beatrice Galilee. Read more about the event and the museum at

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Delight your senses with culinary treats

Brunch at The Boathouse Central Park

Indulge in a serene brunch with lakeside views in the heart of Central Park in the newly reopened restaurant. See the full menu and book a table at The Central Park Boathouse.

Brunch at Le Jardinier

Let Chef Alain Verzeroli carry you through a culinary journey in its elegant and spacious restaurant. Book a Mother's Day Brunch on the restaurant's website.

A symphony of tastes at Per Se

Splurge on an exquisite dining experience at Chef Thomas Keller's Per Se, one of New York's most awarded restaurants, offering breathtaking views of Columbus Circle and Central Park. Their Mother's Day experience starts with a glass of Modicum, followed by a 7-course luxury menu including Regiis Ova Caviar, Foie Gras, and Wagyu Beef, as well as a lovely parting gift for Mom. Visit Per Se to reserve your table.

COTE Korean Steakhouse

Indulge in a luxurious meat feast, accompanied by fine wines and beautiful keepsakes for mothers. Visit COTE.

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Celebrate the depth of your connection with a one of a kind experience

Custom Perfume Making

Learn about fragrances and create your own perfume with renowned expert Sue Phillips. Read more about her and schedule a private event through her website.

Fill the house with flowers

Craft a beautiful bouquet in a flower arranging class, a perfect mother-daughter bonding activity. Find out more and book a class at Flower School New York.

Architecture Boat Tour

Let a beautiful boat carry you around the Manhattan Island, under its 21 bridges, while sipping champagne and listening to your AIANY guide. Take an in-depth look at the engineering marvels of all of New York City's fantastic infrastructure in terms of transportation, power, sanitation, water supply, housing and much more. You can book a tour or charter a boat for your special celebration through Classic Harbor Line.

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