25 Things To Do for Mother’s Day 2016 in New York City

It's here! Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 8, and we think all you moms deserve to have a great weekend in NYC—rain or no rain. 

Of course you can go to brunch first—see our Manhattan/Bronx recommendations here; Brooklyn spots here; and Queens restaurants here—or lounge in bed while your fans bring you baked goods and large quantities of caffeine. (Can you tell what I plan on doing?) But then it's time to treat yourself and the kids to some quality family time, NYC style.

We've rounded up 25 ideas on how to celebrate Mother's Day 2016. Some are just for you, but most are special events that you can enjoy together with your children. Not enough for ya? Check out these fun NYC Mother's Day itineraries, the Spring Fun Guide or our weekend event picks for even more ideas.

Summer Job Resources for Teens in Philadelphia

For many, keeping teens busy and out of trouble over the summer months can be difficult. Most likely, your job doesn't allow you to take the summer off and it can be hard to keep tabs on your teens when you're not around. Others view summer jobs as a wonderful learning experience for their teens. Summer gives kids the chance to take the skills they've learned in school and apply them in the real world. Jobs can teach kids how to save money and budget, and can also be a great way for motivated kids to contribute to that college fund.

Whether your kid is into lifeguarding, babysitting, being a camp counselor or a more intense internship, we've compiled a few resources to help you get your teen started off on the right foot.

Dumbo Boulders: Climbing Brooklyn's Giant New Wall with Kids

When we heard a 12-foot high outdoor climbing wall had landed on the waterfront in Brooklyn Bridge Park, my tree-climbing, monkey-bar-swinging son had to give it a try. As longtime Brooklynites, we’ve been taking advantage of the ever-expanding Brooklyn Bridge Park and great Dumbo eats for years. The addition of Dumbo Boulders offers yet another great reason to visit the neighborhood.

Free Admission for Kids at New Jersey's Biggest Family Attractions

NJ is home to many wonderful places for kids—the state’s museums, zoos, farms and lighthouses are all great venues for family outings. The only downside? Visiting all these attractions can get pricey, especially if there are multiple kids in your family. To lighten the blow to your wallet, plan a trip to one of the destinations listed below, all which offer free admission for children under certain ages. Keep this page handy and make sure to strategically plan your visit before your child's next birthday!

Note: The cut-off ages imply that once children reach that age, they no longer qualify for free entry.

25 Things to Do with Kids in Tallahassee, Florida

Forget what you know about Florida. As I learned on a recent visit to Tallahassee, the Sunshine State's capital is the other side of Florida and I don't mean just geographically. Twenty miles south of the Georgia border, this isn't where families go to hit the sand and surf or to visit one of the state's famous town-sized amusement parks. Instead, Tallahassee is a vibrant college-city packed with outdoor adventures, nature and wildlife, art and culture and great eats.

Tallahassee is a perfect weekend getaway (or mid-point break on a trip to Orlando, Tampa or Miami) with something for everyone: Spanish colonial and American Civil War history can be found at every turn, kayaking, hiking, fishing and cycling beckon the outdoor enthusiasts, and critters like alligators and manatee can be spotted in their natural habitats. Plus, there are a couple of cool things you can only see in "Tally" such as the spot where Hollywood filmed the 1950s sci-fi flick Creature from the Black Lagoon and a graveyard full of early generation, rusting Ford trucks.

Read on to find out what else there is to do on a Tallahassee family vacation. 

Mother's Day Weekend Things To Do with LA Kids: Bird Day, Free Comic Books, and Brunch, May 7 - 8

Here's what Momma wants for Mother's Day: comic books, cakes, and frappuccinos. All the rest is just icing on the aforementioned cake. Sure, there are other things that will be greatly appreciated. Ice show with world champions? Don't mind if I do! A few hours in the dark with classic black-and-white comedians? Count me in, Ollie! And yes, I would be delighted to accompany you to brunch. Is there bacon at said brunch? More's the better.

Of course, every mom is different. One size does not fit all, which is why frappuccinos come in grande, venti, and that other size. Did I mention I'm a mom? I totally deserve this.

There are some other things going on ths weekend: the makeover reveal of Los Cerritos Center (with makeovers for moms), a breakfast with gibbons (see how well they treat their mamas), celebrations of books and literacy at CAAM and in Grand Park (make your mama proud; read a book!), and a bunch of clever craft activities that can double as gifts for Mom (aw, isn't that thoughtful!). There are even freebies for Mom, because, really, where would you be without her?  

Call your mom; send her some flowers, and keep reading for some of our most maternal picks for this weekend.

Mother's Day Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Teas, Trains, Horses, May 7-8

Wiping tears, chauffeuring to practice, changing diapers, helping with homework and packing lunches - a mother's work is never done. Moms certainly deserve a day celebrating all they do for their families. That's why it is no surprise that our Event Calendar is loaded with ways to honor moms this weekend!

There are many types of activities taking place, from Mother's Day brunches to Mother's Day train rides and Mother's Day teas, just to name a handful. In addition to these classic offerings, there are some unique opportunities as well. Make crafts with mom at Main Line Art Center's Mom & Me Workshop, watch the horses race at Winterthur's Point to Point, tour Fort Mifflin during its Herstory celebration or check out May Day events at Pottsgrove Manor and Clark Park.

Read on to see the rest of our top picks for the weekend. Also, don't forget to check out our May GoList filled with fun for the entire month. Have a Happy Mother's Day!


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