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Mother’s Day in New York City

Brunch, Baseball, Broadway and “MOMosas”

Sunday, May 14, 2023 – Mother’s Day in New York City offers a ton of choices for every budget and interest. Choose from special Brunches and Dinners, free cocktails and open bars, shows for Mother’s Day, tons of special Manhattan Boat Cruises, Movie & TV Tours, Yankees, Broadway, private movie screenings and so much more.

Mother’s Day in New York City Cruises

What better way to show Mom how much you appreciate her this Mother’s Day than with a cruise around the Harbor? She’ll know you took the extra effort with a brunch cruise for a lazy afternoon on the harbor or dinner and entertainment on board a luxury yacht to see the sun shine over the Statue of Liberty.

Mothers Day Cruise NYC

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Around Manhattan Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise (10 am-12:45 pm) – This Mother’s Day, honor your mom by taking her aboard the elegant yacht she deserves, along with a complimentary drink from our Bar (Beer, Wine, Champagne, Mimosa or Bloody Mary)!

The Manhattan or Manhattan II is the perfect setting for a spectacular family brunch. The three-course prix fixe menu is served at your private table and Mom gets complimentary mimosas. Sit back and enjoy the gorgeous 360-degree view of Manhattan Island from the heated and enclosed back-deck observatory of these 1920s style motor yachts.

More Mother’s Day Cruises in NYC

Additional Mother’s Day Cruise choices include:

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Central Park Photo Tour

Central Park Guided Sunset Tour

Can you say Mother’s Day Photo Op??? What Mom wouldn’t love to see one of the world’s most famous parks during the most beautiful time of year? (Note: Available Saturday, May 13, not Sunday)

Tickets: Private Central Park Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

This private walking tour with a personal photographer is a perfect way to capture priceless, professional photos of you and Mom at a comfortable pace, with iconic NYC as your backdrop. The tour concentrates on Central Park, with all our favorite landmarks, while also covering Times Square and more. All tours can be customized to accommodate your interests.

When you’re done, try getting a dinner reservation at the Tavern on the Green.

Central Park Carriage Ride

Central Park Carriage Ride & Tavern on the Green

For the more traditional Mom, nothing says classic NYC like a Central Park carriage ride. Available multiple times on Mother’s Day and an unforgettable experience for the whole family. The carriage will drop you at Tavern on the Green, where you’ll need your own reservation (and the Boathouse is just as good!).

Best Mother’s Day Gifts in New York City

New York City Gift Ideas

There are so many fantastic New York City Gift Ideas that will bring a smile to anyone who lives here, is moving to NYC or is just visiting for a few days. You can treat your loved ones of any age to almost anything in NYC, like foodie gift cards, Broadway gift cards, or a special experience as a gift for someone visiting New York.

New York City Gift Ideas

  • Ticketmaster Gift Card - There is probably no more versatile gift in NYC than a Ticketmaster Gift Card. Broadway, Sports, Concerts and so much more.
  • Classic Harbor Cruise - NYC Boat Cruises are one of my favorite things to do in NYC, with both my lifelong NYC friends and when visitors come to town
  • NYC Foodie and Restaurant Gifts - choose from dozens of food tours, restaurant gift cards, classes.

See All: New York City Gift Ideas

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Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays

New York Yankees Mothers Day 2023

Yankees vs Rays (Fri 7pm, Sat 1pm, Sun 1:30 pm)

Treat Mom to a great baseball game as they honor all the Moms with a promotion. (last year was Purse Day). Treat your bestie to great seats, cocktails, awesome food and let the Yankees do all the work as they show Moms their appreciation.

Treat Mom to a Broadway Show

With both a matinee and evening show on Sundays, now is the perfect time to score great Broadway seats on Mother’s Day. Here are some of our top Mom Broadway picks:

Shucked Broadway Musical

Shucked Musical Comedy Tickets - 9 Tony® Nominations

Closing January 14, 2024. Broadway's biggest hit in early 2023 - getting RAVE reviews all over! The show is about an isolated rural community whose livelihood is completely dependent on their production of corn. When the crops suddenly fail and Maize is forced to venture out of her small town to Tampa, Florida to ask for outside help, hilarity ensues. Corn like you've never seen it before. A hilarious new Broadway musical about an unlikely hero, an unscrupulous con man, and a battle for the heart & soil of a small town." Previews March 8, 2023, Opened April 4, 2023. Ages 10+.

  • Shucked Musical Comedy Tickets (Ticketmaster)
  • Shucked Musical Comedy Tickets (Stubhub)
  • Now announcing our in-person rush policy: a limited number of tickets will be available on the day of each performance for $35 per ticket when the Nederlander Theatre box office opens at 10AM. Maximum of two tickets per person, subject to availability!

MJ the Musical Broadway

MJ the Musical Broadway

MJ is the electrifying new Broadway musical that takes audiences inside the creative process of one of the greatest entertainers in history. Featuring over 25 of Michael Jackson’s biggest hits, MJ allows us to rediscover the man in the mirror.

A Beautiful Noise Neil Diamond Broadway Musical

A Beautiful Noise - Neil Diamond Broadway Musical

The story of the legendary Neil Diamond comes to life on stage in a gripping and uplifting new musical featuring his hit songs Sweet Caroline, America, and Cracklin’ Rosie. Directed by Tony Award® winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), choreographed by Olivier Award winner Steven Hoggett (Once, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), and written by four-time Academy Award® nominee Anthony McCarten (Bohemian Rhapsody, The Two Popes). Good times never seemed so good. Previews November 2, Opens December 4, 2022

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd - Aaron Tveit & Sutton Foster

A revival of Stephen Sondheim's 1979 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical, based on the 1973 play “Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” Sweeney Todd, whose real name is Benjamin Barker, uses his new alias to resume work in his barber shop above Mrs. Lovett’s struggling pie shop after being wrongfully sentenced to life imprisonment by the corrupt Judge Turpin. After swearing vengeance against the judge that tore his family apart, Todd and Lovett plot a unique plan that helps them both and leads them down a dangerous, thrilling path with deadly consequences. (Previews Feb 26, Opened Mar 26, 2023)

Sweeney Todd Broadway Tickets Josh Groban

Moulin Rouge The Musical

Moulin Rouge The Musical Tickets - 2021 Best Musical Winner + 9 other TONY Awards!

Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Pop the champagne and prepare for the spectacular spectacular! Opened July 25, 2019.

Hamilton Broadway Musical

Hamilton Broadway Musical

Treat Mom to Hamilton, the uber-popular rap-and-hip-hop infused musical about Alexander Hamilton, our most controversial founding father. From orphan, immigrant bastard to George Washington’s top aide, Hamilton rises to the top of the newborn government as he survives the country’s first sex scandal.

Celebrities on Broadway

Merrily We Roll Along Broadway Musical

  • Gutenberg! The Musical - Starring Andrew Rannells & Josh Gad - the original Book of Mormon Cast(Sept 15 - January 28, 2024)
  • Merrily We Roll Along - Jonathan Groff, Daniel Radcliffe & Lindsay Mendez (Sept 19, 2023 – March 24, 2024)
  • Sweeney Todd - Josh Groban & Annaleigh Ashford (Will be Aaron Tveit & Sutton Foster starting February 9, 2024)
  • I Need That - Danny DeVito (October 13 - December 30, 2023)
  • Mother Play - Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons (April 2, 2024 - ?)
  • Mary Jane - Rachel McAdams (April 2024)

See More: List of Broadway Shows

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Movie and Television Tours

Take Mom on a guided tour of the famous New York sites she knows and loves from her favorite TV shows and movies! There are dozens of NYC tours, almost all discounted, including some of the top Movie and Television Sites Tours.

NYC Movie and Television Tours

Top Mom picks include:

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Mother’s Day Weekend Garden Party

Mothers Day at NYBG

Saturday and Sunday
New York Botanical Garden

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a garden party for the whole family featuring live music, games, casual picnicking, and more—all surrounded by the most spectacular spring landscape New York has to offer.

Kids can make an afternoon of crafting birds’ nests, Mother’s Day cards, and giant chalk drawings in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, or join the young at heart to fly kites or perfect your croquet game. Gather everyone together for a bite as you hop between our visiting food trucks and snack vendors, with beer and wine available for adults to purchase to toast the occasion.

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Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner Reservations

Mothers Day in New York City

Whether you want a champagne brunch or a swanky dinner, many NYC restaurants are ready to roll out the red carpet for Mom. Choices include Sangria open bar, free desserts, complimentary “MOMosas,” cocktails or wine, special menus and more. Browse menus and specials, and book your reservation online soon: Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner

Mother’s Day @ The Met

Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC

Pending 2023 Updates:

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Met. With a delicious brunch to an immersive gallery talk, there is so much to discover on Sunday, May 8, 2018. Museum Highlights Tours start every hour and cover objects from The Met collection, spanning 5,000 years of art from all over the world.

  • Treat Mom to a special lunch in the Petrie Court Café on Saturday or Sunday. Highlights include "A Mother’s Love" specialty cocktail and a refreshing and fruity Cosmopolitan made with raspberry vodka.
  • More Info: Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC
  • Admission Fee and Suggested Contribution made with all New York City Discount Passes

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Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch Sail

Mothers Day Champagne Brunch

Pending 2023 Updates:

What Mom wouldn’t love a two-hour champagne brunch cruise aboard the majestic 82-foot schooner Shearwater? You’ll see spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty and other iconic Manhattan sights as you sail through the world-famous New York Harbor. Feast on a plentiful buffet of fine pastries and breads, meats and cheeses and more, as well as all-you-can-drink Prosecco, while taking in New York’s legendary skyline.

  • Reserve: Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch Sail (@ 11:00am)
  • Rather go in the afternoon? Try the Shearwater Wine Tasting Sail (@ 4:30pm)

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