Celebrating Mother’s Day 2014 in NYC

Last year, to the liking of many, we put together a guide for Mother’s Day in NYC. After many requests for an updated version we’re back with the Gray Line New York 2014 Guide to Mother’s Day in NYC. Are you looking for things to do in NYC on Mother’s Day? Well, all moms are different, so here’s our guide on how to please your mom this year:

For The Mom With A Green Thumb

photo via nybg.org

Take Mom to the New York Botanical Garden’s Daffodil Hill for a special day out with the whole family. The NYBG’s Mother’s Day Garden Party will feature live music, fun games, casual picnicking, crafts to keep the little ones occupied and much more. There will be food and drink samples from nearby gardens and, of course, various food trucks, beer and wine for purchase.

For The Theater Mom

photo via newyorkcitytheatre.com

Just because it’s Mother’s Day, it doesn’t mean that Broadway is dark. Take Mom to a matinee of Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella for a classic musical for dreamers of all ages. Or maybe Mom is looking for a little more intrigue and laughter. Bring her to the Walter Kerr Theatre to see A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder for the hilarious tale of a man murdering his was to an inheritance. Either way, you can’t miss on the theater-loving mom.

For The Mom Who Can’t Get Enough Heartbreak

photo via si.com

No team in baseball has caused more heartbreak in the past 10 years than the New York Mets. From the September collapse, to the other September collapse, to Bernie Madoff, to Bobby Bonilla’s contract… the list just keeps going on. But the best thing about the Mets, the thing that makes them such a special franchise, it their fans. The Mets have the most loyal fans in baseball. Despite all of the despair, Mets fans keep coming back for more with optimism in their eyes. Does this sound like your mom? Well then there is nothing she would love more than spending the day at Citi Field with her child.

For The Shopaholic Mom

phoro via brooklynflea.com

You don’t always have to plan your mother’s day around a special event. If you know what Mom loves, treat her to a day full of adventure. If you mother has a shopping “problem” then you should take her on a shopping spree through the city. Hit the streets of SoHo and take mom to some great boutiques of all kinds. If you have the mom who loves to find a bargain, maybe swing by Brooklyn Flea where you will find some incredible items at shockingly low prices.

For The Tourist Mom

flatiron building nyc

Photo via Gray Line New York

Ever since you moved to New York, Mom has always made a point of getting to The Big City to visit you. Well it’s about time to take her up on that offer and show her around town. Take Mom on a double decker bus tour through Lower Manhattan and learn about places like the South Street Seaport and Madison Square Park. Maybe go to Brooklyn and hop off at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens to take in the Cherry Blossoms together. There’s a world of opportunity for the tourist mom, all you have to do is hop on and see where the day takes you.

So, what kind of mom is your mom? Does she not fit into any of these categories? Tell us who she is on Twitter at @GrayLineNewYork and we’ll add more recommendations to our guide!


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