The arrival of spring in the city means more than warm weather and the opportunity to explore. It also brings an array of Mother’s Day festivities, giving dad and the kids a weekend’s worth of chances to surprise, delight and thank mom for all she does.
From mom-and-daughter manicures to picnics in the park and unique outdoor adventures, the city offers a variety of ways to celebrate Mother’s Day. Check out a few of our favorites below, and don’t hesitate to consult our Concierge for additional ideas.
Mother’s Day Events and Ideas in NYC:
Mother’s Day Weekend Garden Party
10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday, May 9 & Tuesday, May 10
New York Botanical Garden – www.nybg.org
One of New York City’s grandest green spaces supplies a two-day Garden Party befitting someone as special as mom. The New York Botanical Garden, accessible from Lotte New York Palace via a relatively quick Uber or Taxi ride, is offering live music, games, picnicking, and much more – all in a resplendent and lush environment. Kids’ activities like card crafting, chalk drawing and bubble shows complement parent-friendly options like brunch, croquet, food trucks and beer and wine service.
Manicures and Pedicures at Lotte New York Palace
Valid on Friday through Sunday stays
As part of the Palace Princess Package, Lotte New York Palace provides 25% off ‘Mommy & Me’ manicure and pedicure service at our onsite spa. This special spa package, along with an array of royal extras – princess cookies, a special princess costume, and comfy bathrobes and slippers – allows for mother-and-daughter bonding and a dream weekend in the heart of New York City. Learn more about the Palace Princess Package.
A Central Park Picnic
Catered by Perfect Picnic NYC – www.perfectpicnicnyc.com
Enjoy a classic New York City activity, without the hassle of gathering up all the goods. Head for the park with a grab-and-go picnic basket from Perfect Picnic NYC in tow – or arrange delivery – and spend a couple of hours reclining in the sun with family, food and the beautiful early May sunshine. The picnic catering service provides a variety of options, including Kids’ Picnic packages, Deluxe or Romantic options for mom-and-dad picnics, or the Family Picnic, a favorite for its selection of European-style treats.
Boating in Central Park
Loeb Boathouse, Central Park – www.thecentralparkboathouse.com
There’s no better way to relax on a warm spring afternoon than a boat ride around one of the calm lakes in Central Park. With the skyline in the distance and tree-lined banks surrounding the water, a few minutes’ on the water can transport you away from the bustle of the city and provide the opportunity for some family fun, exercise and bonding. If you’re not interested in paddling your own vessel, consider a Venetian gondola tour, launching from Loeb Boathouse.
Mother’s Day Dinner
Nothing says “thank you” quite like a delicious dinner – and not one prepared by mom. New York City is filled with Mother’s Day dining destinations offering special menus at both brunch and dinner. Whether mom is a fan of fine dining or a cheap eats aficionado, there’s something to satisfy her and the rest of the family in Midtown Manhattan. Ask the Lotte New York Palace concierge desk for ideas on the best family-friendly dining in New York City for Mother’s Day.