This is your weekend Moms, so we want to make sure you have a blast! Enjoy a magical afternoon filled with flower crowns and dress up, picnic and play games at a party in honor of you at the botanical gardens, or get crazy and bounce your way through an obstacle race. We’ve rounded up all the best events for you this weekend because you’re the best. Happy Mother’s Day!
Photo: Great Inflatable Race
On a Wing: Family Festival
Celebrate the bird migration season at this annual festival. Meet live bats, butterflies, and birds of prey, some of which call Central Park their home. Look for migrating warblers and other songbirds at a Birding Basics for Families Walk and learn how essential these winged beings are to the ecosystem. Then borrow a Discovery Kit and create your own Central Park adventure, exploring how the Conservancy’s work has made the Park a sanctuary for birds, bats, and butterflies. Sat. Noon-3 p.m. Central Park. Free. All ages. Event details.
Big Swim Big Kick
Make a splash and have a ball at Asphalt Green’s first-ever Big Swim Big Kick, a fun-filled day of organized swim races and soccer-based competition. Swimmers get to dive off the blocks into the Olympic-sized pool and race to the finish, while outdoor athletes compete in a variety of soccer activities on the big field. Your little all-stars will even receives a medal, t-shirt, and other goodies. Sat. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Upper East Side. Free. Ages 6-10. Event details.
A Tasty Mother’s Day Tea
Moms are the best! What better way to celebrate this special holiday than with a Tea Party for Moms and their Budding Chefs. You and your little ones will make melt-in-your-mouth Blueberry Scones that are drenched in a perky Lemon Glaze and brew a refreshing Sun Tea. Festive Tea Party attire welcome. Sat. & Sun. 9-10 a.m. (Sat. ages 2-5 & Sun. ages 5-9) Chelsea. $40/child, caregiver pair for ages 2-5; $50/child, caregiver pair for ages 5-9. Event details.
Where the Wild Things Are
Sail along with Max to the land of the Wild Things! This award-winning production is an intimate “guided play” experience. Adapted from the beloved children’s book, Max’s bedroom comes alive during the performance, transforming into the various landscapes of his adventure with the help of the audience. From a rolling ocean to a vast forest, audience members join the fun and become the Wild Things of Max’s story who “let the Wild Rumpus begin!” Under the leadership of the performers, the Wild Things eventually help to bring Max safely home. Thurs. at 3:30 p.m.; Fri. at 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. Greenwich Village. $25/person. All ages. Event details.
Mom and Daughter Goddess Tea Party
Enjoy a delightfully enchanting tea party with magical elixirs. Make a beautiful crown from fresh flowers, play dress up, and paint your nails with sparkles. All little goddesses will even get to take home their very own wand. Sun. 2 p.m. Lower East Side. $45/child, adult pair; $10/additional child. Ages 3-8. Event details.
The Great Inflatable Race
Get ready for the wackiest, craziest, and bounciest obstacle fun run. Race through giant inflatable obstacles spread throughout the course that bounce, bump, and slide you all over the place. We challenge you to stay on your feet! Sat. 9 a.m.-noon. Floyd Bennett Field. $75/person. Ages 5 and up. Event details.
Be Amazed at the Universoul Circus
A global circus explosion is coming to town! Unlike any traditional circus you’ve ever seen, UniverSoul Circus is interactive, multicultural, and emphasizes global pop culture. Bend, flip and fly with the Zhen Jiang Acrobatic Troupe from China, giggle with the prancing fluffies of Chile’s own Olate Dogs, go on a crazy ride with the Globe of Death from Columbia, enjoy the magic of the Caribbean with Soul Illusions and so much more. This might actually be the greatest show on earth. Fri.-Sun. Roy Wilkins Park. Various times. $16/person and up. All ages. Event details.
Mother’s Day Weekend Garden Party
Celebrate Mom among the flowers with live music, games, and picnicking. Enjoy story time, Mother’s Day card making, mini-golf, and live music. Pack your own delicious meal, hit up a food truck or make reservations for brunch. Either way, mom will love it! Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Bronx. Free with admission ($30/adult; $15/adult; children under 2 are free). All ages. Event details.
Where will your family celebrate this weekend? Share with us in the comment section below.