Mother’s Day will be here soon, so mark your calendars for May 12th this year. It’s the perfect time to start planning how you’ll celebrate the special women in your life. For inspiration, explore all these Mother’s Day events in NYC and the Upper West Side. Plan a whole weekend of Mother’s Day activities in NYC she’ll love and remember for years to come!

Visit the West Side Community Garden’s Tulip Festival

Happening now through May, a stroll through the West Side Community Garden is a truly magical experience your mother will love. The Tulip Festival welcomes visitors to witness the vibrant colors and stunning landscape throughout the park. In between your other Upper West Side Mother’s Day plans, make sure to include a relaxing tour among the tulips. The garden is open daily from early morning until dusk.

Treat Her to a Fun-Filled Afternoon of Pottery Making

The special lady in your life might enjoy a relaxing and creative pottery class this Mother’s Day. Consider booking an afternoon at one of the many pottery studios throughout New York City. Whether she’s a beginner or a seasoned artist with the clay and painting, she’ll love spending time with you creating. Check out Pottery Studio or Mud Matters for available specials this Mother’s Day.

Do Some Bird Watching in Central Park

Central Park is along the Atlantic Flyway, which means that bird migrations come through every spring and fall. If your mother is always feeding the birds and knows her fowl, take her on a Central Park amateur bird-watching walk. The park welcomes more than 200 unique bird species every year. Pack the binoculars and bring the camera so Mom can enjoy every moment in Central Park’s diverse habitats observing nature. 

Take Mom for Tea on the Upper West Side

Delight her with scones, sandwiches, and tea this Mother’s Day with a visit to one of the many NYC cafes and restaurants. Encourage her to extend a pinkie with each sip at Alice’s Tea Cup. Here, she’ll enjoy whimsical painted walls and mismatched teaware as she nibbles on her lapsang-smoked chicken or egg salad sandwich. It’s a sophisticated Mother’s Day experience and weekend relaxation dining opportunity she’ll appreciate.

Print Your Own Mother’s Day Card

If your special someone is uniquely crafty, she might appreciate a festive cardmaking experience at Browne & Co Stationers. Imagine an event where you can print your own Mother’s Day card using the 19th-century historical print equipment. Stop in between noon and 2:00 PM with Mom or make reservations. There will be a variety of fun products on display at the Bowne & Co. Gift Emporium, and guests will take home the cards they print to commemorate their experiences.

She’ll Love the Garden Party at the New York Botanical Garden

There’s always a memorable experience awaiting at the New York Botanical Garden. Treat your mother to the sprawling spring landscape, bursting with color. This year, the NYBG is also offering live music, picnicking, and lawn games. Make a card for her and bring the little ones along to get their faces painted at this one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day weekend event.

Surprise Your Mother with a Luxury Stay at The Lucerne

Despite all the Mother’s Day events in NYC, you might still be looking for a more elevated experience for Mom this year. Consider surprising her with a weekend luxury stay at The Lucerne! The Lucerne promises a luxury Mother’s Day experience that transcends ordinary accommodations. Nestled in the heart of Manhattan's Upper West Side, our elegant boutique hotel offers a blend of sophistication and comfort, where every detail is meticulously curated to indulge the senses.

The meticulously appointed guest rooms and suites provide a sanctuary of relaxation, boasting lavish amenities and breathtaking views of the NYC skyline and Central Park. Mom can unwind in style at Nice Matin, where expertly crafted French cuisine and impeccable service elevate every dining experience. Whether savoring a gourmet meal or enjoying a rejuvenating spa treatment, The Lucerne epitomizes luxury, promising an unforgettable retreat for any special ladies in your life.

Celebrate the mothers who matter to you with a weekend planned with any of these Mother’s Day activities in NYC this year. Don’t forget to also book her luxury weekend getaway at The Lucerne.