25 Things to Do for Mother’s Day 2019 in New York City

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12, 2019, and mothers everywhere (is it fair to say especially in NYC?) deserve to have a great weekend—and an edible, or at least Instagram-worthy, breakfast in bed. 

Depending on the success of that breakfast in bed, you might also want/need to grab brunch before launching fully into the day—and we found some great options in Manhattan and the rest of the city (not to mention delicious special events, below). Then, tummies pleasantly sated, you'll be ready to focus on the 25 excellent options we found to enhance your Mother's Day celebration.

10 Family-Friendly Boston Hotels that Make Stays Special for Kids

Whether you're planning a little staycation or are visiting Boston on a trip, the right hotel can make a getaway feel all the more special. There are plenty of places to stay in Boston, but some hotels are better than others at making families feel comfortable and catered to. From spectacular pools to scavenger hunts, check-in goodies to cooking classes, these 10 hotels pull out all the stops to make sure tiny travelers have an unforgettable stay. And while you may be tempted to hang out in your room all day, Boston has so much to offer families, so get out and explore! Hit some museums, walk the Freedom Trail, take a spin on a carousel, or head to one of the city's awesome parks. You'll take heart knowing that a comfy bed awaits you at the end of a fun-packed day.

10 Budget-Friendly Staten Island Birthday Party Spots for Kids

Although we have a ton of ideas for kids' birthday parties for every budget in New York City, celebrations in Manhattan or Brooklyn typically cost more than they do in other boroughs, especially when compared to Staten Island. You might not already know it unless you live on Staten Island, but this borough offers a ton of great, affordable birthday party options—ice skating, roller skating, bowling, museums, park and zoo parties, and even a few surprises.

If you're not a Staten Island resident, getting to the island for a party may take a little more effort and planning to schlep a group of kids on the ferry (which will probably be totally cool to them, by the way) or by car, but with the cash you'll save, it just might be worth it. And if you do live on Staten Island, read on for a few ideas to bookmark for your next birthday party.

Weekend Fun for LA Kids: Puppet Festival, Poppy Festival, Fiesta Broadway

This weekend is about celebrating something; I'm just not sure what it is. Is your STEAM throwback or cutting edge? Are you hanging by a string or got no strings on you? That mother you keep talking about—is it Mother Earth or a mother-to-be?

As you take to the streets, are you exploring your hometown? Are you donning a cape to save the day? Or are you just running in circles diamonds?

Look at you all in orange! Are you done up for the Dutch King's birthday, or are you a field of poppies? Is it Cinco de Mayo, or New Year's, or have I just lost count? Despite the confusion, it's actually easy as pie: it's all of that and more!

Keep reading for our completely not confusing selection of picks for this weekend....

Weekend Fun for Houston Kids: Nature Fest, Fort Bend Arts Festival, April 27-28

It may be the last weekend in April, but there are so many cool events and activities happening Saturday and Sunday, and we found the perfect way to kick off whichever event you attend: donuts! Not just any donuts, though; the donut shops on this list may carry the traditional glazed or frosted donuts your family has come to know and love, but they also carry donuts that pack a punch.

There are also two great sensory-friendly events happening this weekend for anyone with a special needs family member: one at the Houston Museum of Natural Science and one at George Ranch Historical Park. At both events, special measures are being taken so that those with special needs are able to enjoy the exhibits with minimal noise and distractions. 

For even more family-fun, be sure to check out our April GoListFree Things to Do With Houston Kids in April list, and our event calendar, as well as our Spring Fun Guide and Rainy Day Activities list. Whether you're staying home or getting out, we can guarantee that with us by your side no moment will be a dull one! 

Weekend Fun for DC Kids: Awesome Con, Earth Day, Science April 27-28

Just in time for the opening weekend of The Avengers' final installment, AwesomeCon descends on Washington, DC. Three full days of geek culture celebrations, the sci fi fans in your family won't want to miss out on the capital's Comic Con. For the younger set, there is a "Jr." version of the event appropriate for children aged 3 through 10.

More into science than science fiction? Families can learn about dinosaurs, explore the wildlife in local parks, or hop into some Earth Day and Arbor Day fun. Families can also get out and enjoy some of the spring festivals that are going on this weekend as well.

Whatever you choose, we hope you have a great last weekend of April with your loved ones!

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Weekend Fun: Earth Day Celebrations, Flowers, and Festivals; April 27-28

April is going out with a bang in Connecticut, and the last weekend of the month offers lots of ways to celebrate. Get your cotton candy and ride tickets ready, because carnival season kicks off this weekend in Meriden, Redding, and Fairfield. If you want to keep things more down to earth, make sure to check out the Spring Fling, Sheep Wool & Fiber Festival, and other Earth Day celebrations.

I’ve heard that this weekend many trees and bulbs in Connecticut will be in full bloom and the waterfalls will be flowing. Make sure you save some time to get out there and explore the natural beauty of the state we’re lucky to call home.

Weekend Funs: Kayak Races, Art Fests, and Sheep; April 27-28

Spring is in the air and along with it are some of the most festive spring festivals for families in Boston. Art is in bloom at the MFA this weekend, as well as in Melrose and even at the zoo. If you've only got 90 seconds, you'll enjoy this mini film festival. Families can also celebrate the Earth, comics, Japan, and even sheep! Ready to get on the water? Check out this open house and these races on the Charles

Weekend Fun: Car-Free Earth Day, Arbor Day, and Festivals Galore

National Arbor Day is April 26, so naturally this weekend includes lots of tree-themed outings. For starters, the massive Brooklyn Botanic Garden Sakura Matsuri festival takes place all weekend, celebrating those fleeting cherry blossoms and Japanese culture. More tree hugging can be accomplished at Wave Hill's Arbor weekend, at The Evergreens Cemetery, and at the Queens Botanical Arbor Fest. While you're in Queens, stop by the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck for a snack.

All that, plus Car Free Earth Day is back in Manhattan and Brooklyn on Saturday, and every borough is hosting festivals galore, including this weekend's Street Games in Harlem, the Puppetry Arts Fest in Park Slope, the free NYFEST (about all things soccer) in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Prospect Park's Earth Day fest, the Jack and Jill School Spring Fair in Stuyvesant Town, and Staten Island's How To Festival, to name just a few. And something more to chew on: the Brooklyn Public Library celebrates the Very Hungry Caterpillar's 50th anniversary on Sunday.

Check out our Spring Fun Guide, the best upcoming family festivals this season, events for the pre-K and toddler crowd, and more outdoor fun like the May 1 opening of Governors Island, or maybe a little mini golf (did you know there are now 14 miniature golf courses in NYC—at least one in each borough?)! And don't forget the calendar, which gets fatter every day as summer approaches!

20+ STEM Summer Camps for New Jersey Kids

When you think "summer camp," you might picture canoeing on a lake, playing capture the flag, and eating s'mores by a campfire. But camp can also be about coding, constructing robots, and building with Legos. We've rounded up more than 20 New Jersey STEM camps that promise a summer of fun for budding scientists, engineers, and computer programmers. Find more New Jersey summer camps in our Camp Guide and Full Directory of Listings


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