Brunch, Baseball, Broadway and “MOMosas”
Sunday, May 12, 2019 – 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, 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 swith a brunch cruise for a lazy afternoon on the harbor or dinner and entertainment on board a luxury yacht to see the sun dip under the horizon over the Statue of Liberty.
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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. This bountiful spread includes fresh baked frittattas, glazed spiral ham, NYC’s best bagels with lox, spreads, and all the fixings to go with them. A waffle station with berries, upstate syrup and fresh cream, fruit and salad displays, and fantastic pastries and bakery!
More Mother’s Day Cruises in NYC
Additional Mother’s Day Cruise choices include:
Mets vs Miami Marlins
Mets vs Miami Marlins @ 1:10pm
Take Mom to a great baseball game as they honor all the Moms with their Mother’s Day Infinity Scarf Giveaway. Treat your bestie to great seats, cocktails, awesome food (Citi Field is soooo nice!) and let the Mets do all the work as they show the Moms their appreciation.
- Tickets: Mets vs Miami Marlins
- More Info: New York Mets Tickets, Schedule and Directions
- Note: Yankees are away at Tampa Bay this year
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:
Based on the classic film, Tootsie tells the story of a talented, but difficult-to-work-with actor who will do anything to land the role of a lifetime - including adopting a new, female persona, Dorothy Michaels. His audacious, desperate stunt lands him the role of a lifetime,only to cause complete comedy and chaos in his life. Previews March 29th, Opens April 23, 2019.
The Cher Show Broadway Musical - Closed. See the current List of Broadway Shows.
The Cher Show is based on the life of Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere Bono Allman or as her friends call her, Cher! The kid on a tricycle, vowing to be famous. The teenage phenom who crashes by twenty. The glam TV star who quits at the top. The would-be actress with an Oscar. The rock goddess with a hundred million records sold. The legend who’s done it all, still scared to walk on stage. The wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. The woman, looking for love. The ultimate survivor, chasing her dream. They’re all here, dressed to kill, singing their asses off, telling it like it is. And they're all the star of The Cher Show. Previews Nov 1, 2018, Opens Dec 03, 2018, Closing August 18, 2019.
Kiss Me, Kate Broadway Musical - starring Kelli O'Hara
Winner of the very first Tony Award for Best Musical in 1949, Kiss Me, Kate is the story of a musical production of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. The musical focuses on the romantic tension and conflict between the show's director and star and his leading lady, who happens to be his ex-wife. Previews Feb 14th, Opens March 14, 2019, Closing June 30, 2019. Ages 12+
The inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom, including all your favorite hits, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “So Far Away,” “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” “I Feel the Earth Move” and SO MANY MORE!
Hillary and Clinton - Laurie Metcalf, John Lithgow
CLOSED. Behind closed doors in New Hampshire during early 2008, a former First Lady named Hillary is in a desperate bid to save her troubled campaign for President of the United States. Her husband, Bill, sees things one way; her campaign manager, Mark, sees things another. Hillary and Clinton examines the politics of marriage, gender roles, and the limitations of experience in this profound and timely look at an American dynasty in crisis. Previews Feb 13th, Opens March 10, 2019.
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
- To Kill a Mockingbird - Jeff Daniels/Ed Harris (play adapted by Aaron Sorkin)
- The Rose Tattoo - Marisa Tomei (Sept 19, 2019 - Dec 08, 2019)
- For the Girls - Kristin Chenoweth (Nov 8-17, 2019)
- Waitress - Katharine McPhee (Nov 25-Jan 5, 2020)
- Harry Connick Jr. - A Celebration of Cole Porter - (Dec 7-29, 2019)
- A Soldier's Play - Blair Underwood, David Alan Grier (Dec 27, 2019 - March 15, 2020)
- Plaza Suite Comedy Play - Sarah Jessica Parker & Mathew Broderick (March 13-July 12, 2020)
- American Buffalo - Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell, Darren Criss (March 24, 2020 - ?)
- Birthday Candles - Debra Messing (April 2-June 21, 2020)
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Central Park Photo 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?
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 Loeb Boathouse, one of my favorite restaurants in NYC, or the recently re-opened Tavern on the Green.
Central Park Carriage Ride
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!).
- Tickets: Central Park Horse and Carriage Tour
Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch Sail
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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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! Here is one of the best selections of NYC Movie and TV Tours. They offer dozens of NYC tours, almost all discounted, including some of the top Movie and Television Sites Tours.
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Mother’s Day Weekend Garden Party
Saturday and Sunday (May 11-12, 2019)
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
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
Pending 2019 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 NYC Weekend Vacation Package
Includes 2 nights in a Midtown Hotel, Mother’s Day Brunch aboard World Yacht Cruise, Free Attractions and Museums, Discounts, Maps, Vacation Planning Assistance and more.
Fun Things to do in New York in Spring
There are hundreds of fun things to do in New York in Spring. With the cherry blossoms, green foliage, sparkling rivers and warm weather as your backdrop, Spring is the time to take advantage of rooftops, biking, tennis, volleyball, walking tours and so much more.
Here are some of our top picks for Fun Things to do in New York in Spring.