While moms should be honored every day, they all deserve to be extra spoiled on Mother's Day. And it just so happens, there are a few places on Long Island offering FREE items and/or admission to moms on this special day. Some even extend the courtesy all weekend, from Saturday, May 11 to Sunday, May 12.
If you're looking to treat mom to a Mother's Day brunch, check out our roundup of select local restaurants, complete with kid-friendly menus. Of course, if the outdoors is more mom's thing, check out our roundup of spring fairs and festivals. Either way, pamper mom on her special day.
Adventureland — Farmingdale
Moms who donate a new toy to Adventureland's Helping Hands Foundation ride for FREE all day.
Barnes & Noble — Carle Place, Manhasset, and Massapequa Park
On Saturday, May 11, kids and moms can enjoy a FREE Mother' s Day themed storytime at these Barnes & Noble locations. Readings begin at 11am.
- Country Glen Center
91 Old Country Road, Carle Place
- Sunrise Promenade
5224 Sunrise Highway, Massapequa Park
1542 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset
Long Island Children's Museum — Garden City
On Saturday, May 11, kids can create a colorful jewelry box for FREE at the Long Island Children's Museum.
Saint Honore Pastry Shop or Schmear Bakery & Market — Port Washington
Shop in Port Washington for mom, grandma, auntie and others and then present a receipt to receive a FREE cupcake at these two participating locations.
TCBY — Lynbrook, Garden City, Plainview and East Northport
This year on Mother's Day, all moms will received their first 6oz free at TCBY locations on Long Island.
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium — Cold Spring Harbor
Moms receive FREE admission when accompanied by a paying child to the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium.
Heckscher Museum of Art — Huntington
Take in more than 2,000 pieces of art at this popular museum, where mom will enjoy FREE admission. Check out the museum's popular exhibition, Long Island's Best: Young Artists, which highlights local students' artwork.
Long Island Museum — Stony Brook
The museum pays tribute to moms by offering FREE admission to all mothers and grandmothers. A leisurely stroll through the beautiful grounds and galleries is a perfect way to spend the day. Don't forget to scope out the magnificent crocheted tree.
White Post Farms — Melville
Moms receive FREE admission when accompanied by a paying child to White Post Farms. Goats, sheep, llamas, and alpacas are available to feed. Don't miss favorites such as the Singing Chicken Show, Animal Jamboree Band, and the old-fashioned train ride.
Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market — Riverhead
Moms receive a FREE plant from May 6 to 12. Visit the outdoor fun play area for pedal karts, a playground, interaction with baby animals, and more.
Harbes Barnyard Adventure — Mattituck
Moms receive FREE admission to the Barnyard Adventure on Mother's Day weekend. Interact with sheep, pot-bellied pigs, and goats, plus enjoy the Jumbo Jumpers exhibit with inflatable bouncing pillows.
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How appropriate: A mama and baby seal on Mother's Day at the Long Island Aquarium. Photo courtesy of the aquarium
Long Island Aquarium — Riverhead
Moms receive FREE admission to the aquarium with an accompanying paying child.