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Mother's Day for kids in NYC: Family events and gift ideas

Our guide to Mother's Day for kids and families in NYC, including holiday events, gift ideas, brunches and photo contests.

Mother's Day at NYBG

Mother's Day at NYBG Photograph: Talisman Brolin

Honoring Mom is important all year long, but there's no better time to celebrate the special lady in your life than during the month of May. At Mother's Day for kids events around the city, little ones can create Mama a special handmade card of gifts (think a flower pot or beaded necklace). Other activities on Mother's Day for kids and families include special picnics at some of city's best gardens, brunch specials and cooking sessions. Of course, the best gift for Mom is getting to spend quality time with her family!

Mother's Day events

  1. Central Park Zoo Southeast corner of Central Park,, enter at Fifth Ave at 64th St
  2. Until Sun May 11
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  1. Wave Hill W 249th St, at Independence Ave, 10471
  2. Until Sun May 11
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  1. New York Botanical Garden Bronx River Pkwy, at Fordham Rd, 10458
  2. Until Sun May 11
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  1. Brooklyn Bowl 61 Wythe Ave, at North 11th St, 11211
  2. Until Sun May 11
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Mother's Day Tea Party

  • Price band: 2/4
  1. Taste Buds Classes 109 W 27th St, at Sixth Ave, tenth Floor
  2. Until Sun May 11
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  1. Alice Tully Hall (at Lincoln Center) 1941 Broadway, at 65th St
  2. Until Sun May 11
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  1. New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West, between 76th and 77th Sts
  2. Sun Oct 5 - Sun Oct 26
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When is Mother's Day 2013?

Mother's Day falls on Sunday, May 12, 2013.