Take Mom to the mother of all Mother's Day locales: the New York Botanical Garden. Families can pose for pictures taken by professional vintage photographers, fly a kite, play badminton, enjoy '20s tunes from Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra and try their hand at watercolor painting. (Little ones can also craft a special card just for Mom.) When hunger sets in, they can enjoy a picnic on Daffodil Hill with treats from various food trucks. Looking to make Mom feel extra-special? Book your spot at the morning brunch party ($75, under 13 $60, under 2 free). All ages.