Things to do for Mother’s Day 2012

Show your mama some love at one of these events happening on and before May 13.

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Mother’s Day Arts and Crafts Fair

Shop for last-minute Mother's Day gifts in the historic Alice Austen House, one of the oldest buildings in New York.

  1. Alice Austen House 2 Hylan Blvd, at Edgewater St
  2. Fri May 11 - Sun May 13
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Bliss Spa Mother's Day sale

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Treat your mama to a day at the spa without breaking the bank, thanks to these money-saving packages.

  1. Bliss Soho 568 Broadway, at Prince St, second floor
  2. Until Thu May 10
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Bra La Mode Mother's Day event

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  • Free

She gave birth to you, so the least you can do is get your mama some chic pajamas and pretty underthings.

  1. Bra Smyth 2177 Broadway, at 77th St, 10023
  2. Sat May 17
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Mother's Day Brunch and Tour

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Take your arty mom to this brunch and guided tour of Brooklyn Museum artifacts. Register online before Apr 27.

  1. Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Pkwy, at Washington Ave
  2. Sun May 18
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Mother's Day Must with Gail Collins, Gloria Steinem and Lizz Winstead

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Hear from three inspiring women at this conversation and reading.

  1. McNally Jackson Books 52 Prince St, between Lafayette and Mulberry Sts
  2. Sun May 18
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High Tea with Swanand

  • Price band: 2/4

Give Mom the gift of serenity (or at least flexibility) with this yoga and afternoon tea twofer.

  1. Swanand Yoga 171 W 29th St, between Sixth and Seventh Aves, Third floor, 10001
  2. Sat May 12 - Sun May 13
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Get Nailed! Mother’s Day Party

  • Free

Babeland and parenting blog A Child Grows in Brooklyn team up for this ladies-only event.

  1. Babeland 462 Bergen St, between Flatbush and Fifth Aves
  2. Tue May 13
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Mildred Pierce

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

The Museum of the Moving Image hosts a Mildred Pierce marathon on Mother's Day.

  1. Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35th Ave, at 37th St
  2. Until Sun May 13
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Patti Smith and Jesse Paris Smith + Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Take your mom to see Patti Smith play a Mother’s Day concert.

  1. City Winery 155 Varick St, at Vandam St
  2. Sun May 18
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An Evening with Ruby Dee

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

See the great African-American actor Ruby Dee in a special one-night event.

  1. Apollo Theater 253 W 125th St, between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd (Seventh Ave) and Frederick Douglass Blvd (Eighth Ave)
  2. Sun May 18
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Listen to Your Mother Reading Series

  • Price band: 2/4

Moms take the mike during this pre–Mother's Day reading series, which happens in ten cities across the U.S.

  1. JCC in Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave, at 76th St, 10023
  2. Sun May 11
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Simple & Elegant: A Brunch for Mom

  • Price band: 3/4

Prep for a special Mother's Day brunch—made by you, with love—at this cooking class.

  1. Whole Foods Bowery Culinary Center 95 E Houston St, at Bowery
  2. Sat May 10
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