Looking for Mother’s Day family fun in New York City this weekend? In cooperation with New York Family magazine, we provide you the 411. Click the event title for details.
Head up to the Bronx to the famous New York Botanical Garden for a beautiful day in nature. Take a tour around the garden and see all the flowers that make it world-renowned. Hungry? Have a picnic on Daffodil Hill with a meal provided by food trucks. There will be events for the whole family, including mini-golf, story readings, live family music, and of course, Mother’s Day card-making. (Free for members; $30 adults, $15 for kids; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Bronx)
See some of the animal kingdom’s furry and scaly mothers with their babies. Enjoy a scavenger hunt through the zoo, and a special animal surprise at the end that moms and kids will love. The event concludes with some arts and crafts for mom, and a light snack. (Ticket include one parent and one child: $65 for members, $75 for non-members; 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday; Manhattan)
Mom and the kids can craft together, or she can kick back while they make her a special gift. Workshops include flower-making from recycled materials, making portraits of the special women in their lives, and pastry-making at the at the clay bar. Plus, all moms receive free admission! (Free with museum admission; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday; Manhattan)
For more ideas on family events this weekend in NYC, check the full New York Family Things to Do page.