It’s time to celebrate Mom! Take the important women in your life for a stroll in the garden, channel your inner Mary Poppins and go fly a kite in Brooklyn, or treat her like the unicorn she is at this one-of-a-kind festival. There’s way more to choose from if that’s not her speed. Check out the rest of our top event picks!

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Downtown

Robotics for Kids
In this Robotics workshop with Engineering for Kids of Brooklyn students will be introduced to both robot building as well as programming. This workshop is a perfect mixture of fun and learning! Students do not take home the LEGO projects. Sat. Event Details.

KidJAM: Make Cool Accessories
Stylish, functional accessories aren’t just for adults, kids love them too. And they’re even more fun when you make them! Create earbud holders, keychains, friendship bracelets and more in the latest KidJAM, where children can explore art mediums, learn new skills and let their imaginations run wild. Sat. Event Details.

Midtown

Make Mom a Makeup Pouch
Kids will learn to sew as they create a fab make-up bag for mom! Complete with a zipper, and decorations these cute ‘lil pouches can also be used as a case for almost anything. Perfect for beginners and advanced sewers, students will learn to cut and pin their fabric before sewing it all together. Sat. Event Details.

Princess Petunia & the Dragon
WonderSpark Puppets performs for New York City audiences of all ages using traditional non-moving-mouth hand puppets to bring classic tales to life. Sat. Event Details.

Uptown

Olive & Pearl
Olive & Pearl, for ages 2-5 and their families, tells the story of a young girl, Olive, who is raised by her Granny, Pearl. Magical, visual, stimulating, and oftentimes funny, Olive & Pearl is performed through beautiful puppetry, dance and an original live music score inspired by melodies of Bluegrass, Irish Fiddle, and traditional lullabies. Fri. Event Details.

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Mother’s Day at the Museum
The Children’s Museum honors mothers with a weekend full of art and gift making. Sun. Event Details.

Brooklyn

Waterfront Kite Festival
This popular event will emphasize S.T.E.A.M concepts such as wind tunnels, robotic air propellers, and outdoor adventures. Kites will be available for purchase, or participants can bring their own kites to fly on Pier 5. Live music, stilt walkers, and face-painters will round out the event this year. Sat. Event Details.

3rd Annual Unicorn Celebration
It’s Brooklyn Owl’s annual unicorn celebration, which will feature unicorn goody bags for the first 50 customers, pictures with a REAL unicorn, and so much more. Bring your unicorn lovers to Brooklyn! Sat. Event Details.

Queens

LIC Springs
Celebrate Long Island City and enjoy live music, dance and theater performances plus interactive lessons, art & sculpture-making, fitness classes, outdoor dining, pop-up activities, sports games and more. Sat. Event Details.

Mother’s Day Weekend
Spend Mother’s Day Weekend at Queens Botanical Garden with family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

Bronx

Mother’s Day at Wave Hill
Naturalist Gabriel Willow leads a birding walk, a good lead-in to brunch—please make your reservations by May 8. Or start with family art-making, then brunch and cap it off on a nature walk for the whole family. ​ Sun. Event Details.

 

–Jesseca Stenson