5 things to do on Mother’s Day in New York City 2023

 Friday, May 12, 2023 


Mothers truly deserve the world every day, but especially on Mother’s Day.

Everyone wants to plan a memorable day for their mother on their special day.

With this year’s Mother’s Day around the corner on Sunday, May 14 you must start planning to make the most special person in your life feel like a queen.

So, here is shortlisted the 5 best things to do in NYC for Mother’s Day to help you stress less and plan an amazing day together.

Enjoy at Wave Hill Riverdale

Spend Mother’s Day in the gardens for a family art project, a guided walk, a session of spring birding, free community yoga and a family nature walk. Enjoy the rare opportunity to picnic on the Wave Hill House Lawn. Bring your own feast or purchase a picnic. Reservations are required by Saturday, May 6. Those intending to picnic on the Wave Hill House Lawn may bring a blanket and outdoor folding chairs.

A Broadway Musical

For those who love musicals, going to a Broadway show in New York on Mother’s Day is an excellent option! Treat your mother to an unforgettable night out at one of the beautiful Broadway theatres. Classic shows such as Moulin Rouge, Chicago or Wicked are perfect for this special occasion.

La India Mother’s Day Concert

La India, a Puerto Rican singer-songwriter of salsa, house music and Latin pop, won 2016’s Latin Grammy Award for Best Salsa Album and has been nominated for a Grammy as well. Go see this Lehman Center favorite, whose energetic performances happen almost annually at the concert hall.

Enjoy a tasty surprise

Are you ready for an unforgettable culinary experience that makes a perfect surprise for Mom? Book your tickets to Dining in the Dark, a tasting journey that guides you through a blindfolded menu of delicious cuisine! You can choose between a seafood, meat, or vegan offering that includes a tasty starter, main, and dessert that’s carefully curated. Let mysteriousness and your curious senses guide you and Mom through one of NYC’s most exciting food experiences right now!

Bateaux Dinner Cruise

After you depart from Chelsea Piers, the Bateaux Diner Cruise will take guests on a 3 hour journey with a 3 course meal. You’ll be able to sail along the Hudson River and take in stunning Manhattan skyline views, all while feasting on some of the best cuisine on their glass enclosed deck.

The menu features highlights like Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Miso-glazed Cod, Zucchini Fritters, and more. Plus, you can enjoy live jazz performances, their open-air deck upstairs, and cocktails along the way!

You can also opt for another dinner cruise or lunch cruise in New York.

Our mothers should be celebrated to the fullest, and hope this helps you and Mom have the best day!

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