Celebrating Mother’s Day in New York City can be a fun adventure, a treasure trove of beautiful moments waiting to be discovered – that’s if you a have a game plan. There’s nearly 8.5 million people living in New York City, and a good majority of them will be celebrating Mother’s Day. We’ve curated the top 5 outings for Mother’s Day in the city, so get to planning!
Get outside in NYC’s beautiful gardens! With six botanical gardens, NYC has plenty of fauna and flowers ready to ignite the senses: the New York Botanical Garden and Wave Hill in the Bronx, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Bay Ridge’s smaller Narrows Botanical Gardens, the Queens Botanical Garden and Staten Island’s Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. On the holiday weekend, the NYBG is hosting a retro, two-day Mother’s Day Weekend Garden Party with a stage full of entertainment, food trucks and space to picnic on Daffodil Hill, plus plenty of fun activities for the kids.
Have a traditional picnic, made for you and ready to go! Yes, by now you should know you can get anything delivered in NYC – even your picnic basket! Mom doesn’t have to do the work for this picnic in the park, and neither do you. Perfect Picnic NYC delivers to your home or even Central Park, and you’ll find similar offerings at Chelsea Market and Blue Ribbon Bakery.
Take a NYC helicopter tour with HeliNY! A helicopter flight with HeliNY provides you and your mom with photo opportunities, magical memories, and an experience your mom will never forget. If you’re interested in flying with us on Mother’s Day, you better book now, as we anticipate flights to be booked up very soon.
Volunteer time together. This depends on what you and your mom are passionate about, but nearly every organization can use a helping hand or two! Whether you volunteer at a garden, or a homeless shelter, this is a noble and great activity to do with your mom any day of the year. Visit New York Volunteer Match to find an opportunity, or call your local organization in which you’d like to help.
Visit Coney Island. A classic. Coney Island stirs up childhood magical memories, and what better way to reignite them than a day at Coney Island? There’s tons great activities for the whole family, like the rides at Luna Park and Deno’s Wonder Wheel, the New York Aquarium, Nathan’s and the Coney Island Circus Sideshow, which is kid-friendly during the day.
From the entire team here at HeliNY, we wish all the moms out there a happy and lovely Mother’s Day. Learn more about HeliNY and our fleet, and visit us soon!