Every day is Mother’s Day, but since it’s marked on the calendar why not take your mother out again? There are all types of mothers and all kinds of gifts. Brooklyn is always busy with things to do on Mother’s Day, including taking her out for brunch, seeing a new museum exhibition or a day at the spa. There are many ways that will make mom smile, so use Explore Brooklyn’s guide to make mom feel special on her special day, the Brooklyn way.
Treat mom at Seven Point Espresso; an Australian café, that serves Melbourne-style coffee, toast, pancakes and more in airy, modern digs. Start breakfast with a tim tam waffin (chocolate muffin, cooked like a waffle with toppings of dulce de leche, chocolate mascarpone, and fresh berries). The best way to gulp down breakfast is with freshly squeezed orange juice. And if mom isn’t fully awake after brunch, order a cappuccino to go.
Photo by Seven Point Espresso via Instagram
Gather the kids and take them to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum on Saturday, May 13th. Mom can celebrate with a variety of art activities that include making customized flower bouquets, hand painted cards and a live performance with Play Me a Story – young audiences will assist in telling their favorite stories with home-made props, sets, costumes, art activities, and original music. Come and watch your kids get their hands dirty as they create the perfect handmade card just for you.
Photo by the Brooklyn Children’s Museum via Brooklyn Children Museum May Newsletter
There’s nothing better than spending a day at a spa with mom. Just like flowers need water, mothers need relaxation and a good massage. Take mom to the Green Spa & Wellness Center on Bay Ridge and get her one of the packages: Her Honor, Mother Earth Spa Package, Organic Escape and more! Mom will enjoy complimentary fresh baked scones and mimosa’s, or even better, a champagne toast! Who deserves pampering more than mom? Give her the unforgettable day she deserves.
Photo by The Green Spa and Wellness Center
What’s better than chocolate? Treat mom to some of the best chocolates made right here in Brooklyn at Raaka Chocolate Factory and explore the factory on a tour and tasting. Raaka Chocolate offers a 45-minute tour and tasting in its factory located in Red Hook. This is, by far, the sweetest gift!
Photo by Mark Dimont
It takes a village to raise a child, and who knows that better than mom? Treat your mom like the queen she is by taking her shopping at Brooklyn Flea. She can browse vintage finds, purchase rare unique items and enjoy tasty treats from some of the most innovative food vendors Brooklyn has to offer. A few include halo- halo from Ube Kitchen, juice from John’s Juice, dumplings from Destination Dumplings, and more!
Photo by the Brooklyn Flea via The Brooklyn Flea Webpage
One of the oldest Italian restaurants in Brooklyn can be found on Carroll Street in Gowanus. Monte’s has been around since 1906 and is best known for its ricotta cheesecake. For Mother’s Day, Monte’s created a special menu just for mom to enjoy, with options like pappardelle, chicken rollatini marsala, filet of sole almondine and more! Take mom out for an authentic Italian cuisine and a cozy atmosphere. Buon appetito!
Photo by Monte’s Restaurant
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