Brunch, Baseball, Broadway and “MOMosas”

Sunday, May 9, 2021 – 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 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.

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. 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!

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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?

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 Loeb Boathouse, one of my favorite restaurants in NYC, or the recently re-opened 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.

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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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Explore and Indulge Like a Real NYC Foodie

There is no shortage of pizza, bagels, street vendors, cupcakes, craft beer and cocktails, rooftops and mini food parks to explore and so many more food choices in the five boroughs, along with wonderful guides who can't wait to show you them all!!!!

Best New York City Hotel Rooftops

NYC Hotel Rooftops offer some of the best skyline views in the whole City, along with cocktails and food, views, pools, cabanas, sundecks and retractable roofs. Our top picks for the most surreal views and cocktails include:

New York City Hotel Rooftops

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Most every museum and attraction is open with reduced capacity, safety protocols, reservations and vaccination proof. Check out the new Museum of Ice Cream (SoHo), Guggenheim, MoMA, Whitney and so many more museums from which to choose.

New York City Museums

Attractions & Sightseeing

Most every NYC attraction is open with reduced capacity, safety protocols and reservations required. Whether you want to sightsee from the sky or selfie with celebs @ Madame Tussauds, you can be safe and explore.

Go HIGH or Go Home

Top of the Rock, Empire State Building, One World Observatory, Edge or the new SUMMIT which opens Oct 2021? Which is best and, if we have to choose, which should we visit? There is no easy answer, but here are some facts to help guide your choice.

Edge NYC Observation Deck

  • Empire State Building - (86 and 102 floors) Best for patient movie and history buffs who need to check it off their bucket list. Recently redone indoor 102nd Floor Observatory
  • Top of the Rock - (67-70 floors) Best for sweeping 360° vista views, including of the Empire State Building and Central Park. Shorter lines and cheaper than the ESB.
  • One World Observatory - (100-102 floors) Best for homage to the Twin Towers. Modern and high tech, with phenomenal views
  • Edge - (100-101 floors) Highest outdoor observation deck, glass bottom floor, deck extends 80 feet away from building (photo)
  • Summit One Vanderbilt - (91-93 floors) Opens Oct 2021, all glass elevator, indoor and outdoor decks and glass terraces off the side of the building

Secret NYC Insider Tours

Explore our subways secrets with a local guide, go behind-the-scenes at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, uncover surprising gems and historical tales of Grand Central Station, cocktail your way through Manhattan’s best and most secretive speakeasies and much more!

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2020 Mother’s Day Options Below (Pending 2021 Updates)

Yankees vs Red Sox!

New York Yankees Mothers Day 2020

Yankees vs Red Sox (Fri 7pm, Sat 4pm, Sun 7pm)

Treat Mom to a great baseball game as they honor all the Moms on Yankees Purse Night. 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:

Plaza Suite Comedy Play

Plaza Suite Comedy Play - Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick, Play by Neil Simon

(Feb 25 - Jun 12, 2022) - Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker return to Broadway together in this hilarious and piercing look at love and marriage by Neil Simon. The play is composed of three acts, in which Broderick and Parker play different couples, all set in Suite 719 of The Plaza Hotel. The first act is a long-wed couple revisiting their honeymoon suite, the second is a Hollywood producer and his old flame, while the third act is a married couple on their daughter's wedding day.

Diana Broadway Musical

Diana Broadway Musical - Previews November 2, Opens November 17, 2021.

When Lady Diana Spencer married Prince Charles, she instantly became a cultural phenomenon. Leading fiercely with her heart, Princess Diana stood up for her family, her country and herself. She defied expectations, she rocked the royals and she created a legacy that will endure forever. DIANA is the electrifying new musical about a woman who chose to be fearless, and as a result became timeless.

Six the Musical Broadway

Six the Musical Broadway - Opens September 17, 2021, Tickets on Sale May 10, 2021

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. Six centers on the six ex-wives of King Henry VIII, who take the mic to reclaim their identities out of the shadow of their infamous spouse. They remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st century girl power.

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.

Full List of Broadway Shows and Discount Broadway Tickets

Celebrities on Broadway

The Music Man on Broadway

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Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch Sail 2020

Mothers Day Champagne Brunch

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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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 2020 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.
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  • Admission Fee and Suggested Contribution made with all New York City Discount Passes

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Fun Things to do in New York in Spring

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.