Mother's Day Weekend in NYC: Garden Parties, Fairs, Brunch

Celebrate Mom this weekend in NYC with a slew of family events, many specially cooked up for Mother's Day, which is Sunday, May 8.

Grab tickets to Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, Bike the Branches in Brooklyn, scale Dumbo's new outdoor climbing wall or head to a Mother's Day garden party at  New York Botanical Garden or Wave Hill. Need more ideas? Try one of these mom-approved itineraries for her big day (weekend).

Still looking for a place to grab your Mother's Day brunch? We have recommendations in BrooklynQueensthe Bronx and Manhattan.

There are a slew of outdoor May fairs and festivals scheduled for this weekend, but the weather's been dreary all week, and unfortunately, this weekend might bring more of the same drizzle. We'll keep you updated on cancelations, and if you need more ideas or rain contingency plans, check our Event Calendar and our Spring Fun Guide.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there from the moms and dads at Mommy Poppins!

Mother's Day Weekend Fun for Westchester Kids: Olate Dogs, Cinco de Mayo, May 7-8

Moms—we can’t say enough good things about you! You deserve a special Mother’s Day for all you do, so we’ve rounded up a variety of activities to help you enjoy your special weekend—with your family, of course! Nature-loving moms can trek outdoors for Animal Moms or a Guided Mother's Day Hike.

The whole family might enjoy the animal act The Olate Dogs, the canine crew that won a top award on “America’s Got Talent.” And Cinco de Mayo is still being celebrated on siete de Mayo at the FREE outdoor White Plains Cinco de Mayo party. Ready to give back? Show a little tenderness for the parks we enjoy year-round at I Love My Park Day.

Read on for our top picks for weekend fun in Westchester and click through for details. Don’t stop there, though: Plan out the rest of the month by taking a look at our May GoList and peruse our Event Calendar for daily fun activities.

From the moms at Mommy Poppins: Have a very happy Mother’s Day!

Where to Have Mother's Day Brunch in Boston Without a Reservation

Going out for Mother’s Day brunch sounds like such a treat, but you may fear you’ve missed your chance if you didn’t make reservations weeks in advance. Not so. There are plenty of restaurants all over the Boston area welcoming walk-ins for breakfast and brunch on Mother’s Day. Some of them are even near a few of the spring festivals happening that Sunday, so you can stroll over after your meal to make a day of it. 

Summer Weekend Getaways for Families Just 3 Hours From NYC

Thinking about a last-minute Memorial Day weekend getaway with the family? Or plotting an escape with the kids when school comes to an end in late June? With a slew of kid-friendly escapes just a few hours from New York City, the hardest part could be deciding whether you want a woodsy outdoor adventure, a quiet beach town, an island escape or a historical expedition. Here are four picks for a weekend of fun, all less than three hours from NYC by car.

You can find more travel inspiration in our Day Trips Guide and on our US Travel Guide.

Pick-Your-Own Strawberry Farms in the Philadelphia Area

The start of strawberry picking season is a sure sign that summer is right around the corner. Spending a day picking this sweet fruit at a local orchard or farm is a great activity for families. It teaches kids about their food sources, connects everyone with nature and makes for a fun outdoor experience.

We have compiled a list of farms in the Philadelphia area that offer strawberry picking, as well as a few activity-filled strawberry festivals. Read our tips before you go to help make your day at the farm even more enjoyable.

Mother's Day Fun in Fairfield County, Connecticut: Races, Yoga, Brunch and More

It’s coming, it’s coming, it’s coming... Mother’s Day! The one day a year when children are required by law, tradition, expectation, whatever, to treat us moms like queens. And just in case the kids haven’t been preparing for the big day with the same fervor that you have, we’ve compiled a list of activities in Fairfield County (and Hartford County, too!) that will make Mother’s Day 2016 one to remember!

Mother's Day Weekend Fun for NJ Kids: Hooray for May, Azalea Festival, May 7-8

It's time to celebrate mom and there's no shortage of fabulous springtime events in New Jersey. Round up the whole gang for a special outing this weekend, whether you head to Terhune Orchards for their Mother's Day Wine Trail Weekend, wander among the beautiful flowers at the Sayen Botanical Gardens Azalea Festival or make mom a special craft during Hooray for May! at the Center for Contemporary Art. And for some educational and hands-on outings little ones will enjoy, check out the Touch-a-Truck Family Festival or the Seashore Scientist class at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park. For additional activity options, take a look at our full Event Calendar.

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