It’s Mother’s Day weekend! Looking for a different way to celebrate the day? We’ve got you covered. Get your pulse pumping at the Hudson River Park Games, make memories with your kids at the American Girl Store, create a picture frame just for mom or grandma, or have fun at a garden party. All this and more await you this weekend. Scroll down to see the rest of our top picks!


3rd Annual Hudson River Park Games
Set to get pulses racing and hearts pounding through the all-day, all-star health and wellness stations along Pier 26, #HRPGames encourages everyone to enrich their bodies, minds and souls. Sat. Event Details.

The Space Pirate Puppy Musical
Blast off at The Kraine Theatre with The Space Pirate Puppy Musical, where Earth has gone to the dogs, literally. Sat. Event Details.


Celebrate Mother’s Day at the American Girl Doll Store
Together, you’ll savor a delicious meal in their restaurant, and you’ll make new memories both of you will cherish. Plus, you’ll get a spiral book to record the best moments of your “girls’ day out” as well as a picture frame. Fri. Event Details.


Explore Central Park on Family Discovery Day
Head out for a day of discovery and learning first-hand about the people, plants and wildlife that make Central Park thrive. Make your way through a series of stations, each with an interactive activity designed to teach you more about the ecology and management of the park. Sat. Event Details.

Lag B’Omer Block Party
Lag B’Omer is a day that traditionally celebrates Jewish unity and friendship and the entire community is welcome to celebrate. Inflatables, a rock climbing wall, Jewish crafts, carnival games, face painting and delicious BBQ for sale will round off an amazing community event. Sun. Event Details.


See “Morgan’s Journey” on Stage
“Morgan’s Journey“ is the longest-running touring play in Canadian history, delighting children and their families around the world for nearly three decades – and now it’s hitting the stage at Kingsborough. Sat. Event Details.


Brunch Baby, Brunch – Mother’s Day Edition
Brunch, Baby, Brunch is a kid-friendly monthly brunch event where families can enjoy a great meal together. Each brunch party features: brunch specials and cocktails, a live DJ spinning a mix of kiddie tunes plus songs parents love, arts and crafts, giveaways and stroller parking. Sat. Event Details.


Pajama Story Time at the Queens Zoo
This isn’t your average pajama party. Hike the zoo, see animals up close, and discover why spring is great time to learn about young animals. Take a family picture and create a picture frame to commemorate your night! Then snuggle up during snack and story time. Fri. Event Details.


Mind-Builders Annual Dance Recital
Mind-Builders Annual Dance Recital is not only a showcase of the skills acquired by students the previous year, but a reflection of their’ experiences. Scenes in the City is inspired by Charles Mingus’ song of the same name. Each dance piece represents a person, place or thing that relates to New York City’s diverse communities. Fri. Event Details.

Family Art Project for Mom
Celebrate Mom by creating a wrapped-fabric frame—bring a photo of her with you, if you wish—and adorn it with dried flowers and ribbons. Make a small, fragrant sachet gift tied with ribbons and bows and filled with dried lavender. Consider a special message you’d like to give to Mom. Attach your card and honor her with your sweet, scented gifts. Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

Mother’s Day Garden Party
Treat mom to the day out that she deserves! In fact, bring the whole family for live music, games, picnicking, and more—all surrounded by the most spectacular spring landscape New York has to offer. Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

Staten Island

International Migratory Bird Day
Over 160 species of birds have been spotted in the Clay Pits Pond State Preserve. Learn about the ones that vacation and pass through by playing games and hiking. Binoculars provided. Sat. Event Details.

What’s your favorite way to celebrate Mother’s Day? Tell us about it in the comments!

—Jesseca Stenson