Mother’s Day (May 8th) is quickly approaching, and individuals are going above and beyond when it comes to celebrating the most important woman in their life. While Mom always deserves love and gratitude, New York makes it easy to treat her to some extra appreciation this Mother’s Day.
These NYC destinations are sure to satisfy any mom and serve as the perfect customized gift… from restaurants, hotels, spas and cruise lines all around Manhattan.
Treat mom to a sightseeing cruise down the Hudson with sophisticated dining on the glass-enclosed, European-styled Bateaux New York or lively, high-energy Spirit of New York. Boasting unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline and complimentary Bloody Marys, mimosas and champagne for all on board, both vessels offer a memorable experience – whether it’s elegant, prix-fixe dining with a live band and pianist or dancing on the open seas alongside an interactive DJ.
Celebrate mom with a “me” day, giving her the deserving moment to recharge with the Naturopathica Alpine Arnica Deep Tissue Massage. Available at Naturopathica Chelsea, Healing Arts Center & Spa, this intensive deep tissue body treatment is perfect for super moms and helps to relax sore muscles, tendons and joints using Trigger Point Therapy and Russian massage techniques. Guests will also receive a complimentary Lavender Protective Moisturizer SPF17 with orders over $125.
The Guerlain Spa in the Towers of the Waldorf Astoria New York is also offering luxury pampering experiences with 20% off gift cards of $300 or more. All Guerlain Spa treatments conclude with a complimentary make-up refresh and garment steaming. For personalized gifts, on May 4th the spa will offer complimentary engraving on any $100 Guerlain Boutique purchase.
FOR A PICNIC IN THE PARK
New York Hilton Midtown, located only a few blocks from Central Park, recently launched picnic baskets from their gourmet market, Herb N’ Kitchen. For $68, the baskets include items from famed local vendors including Murray’s Cheese, two sandwiches, two signature salads, New York cheesecake and a bottle of sustainable wine along with a blanket, plates, and glasses. Grab a patch of green in Central Park and enjoy Mother’s Day outside.
FOR A CLASSIC SUNDAY BRUNCH
Treat mom to a guilt-free brunch of sweet orange blossom ricotta pancakes and savory housemade crepinettes made with local, farm-fresh ingredients at Foragers Table in Chelsea. After dining, mothers can stroll through the adjacent market and pick up private label products curated by the Foragers team to recreate their favorite dishes at home.
Or celebrate mom with an Italian brunch feast at Ristorante Morini, serving a special Mother’s Day Brunch from 11:30AM-3:00PM. Signature dishes will include Bocconcini (tomato-braised chicken-eggplant meatballs with mozzarella di bufala), Grilled Sea Bass and Spaghetti Vongole. A Sunday Supper menu will also be available, serving family-style dishes for a full family affair.
FOR A FULL-BELLY DINNER
Don’t let mom go home hungry. Treat her to a full-belly at American Cut Midtown for a carnivorous dinner. The regular dinner menu will be served, including signature dishes such as Chili Lobster, the Reuben and the AC Burger, along with special menu items such as Slow Cooked Lamb Chops.
FOR CONTEMPORARY FINE-DINING
Treat mom to an evening of indulgence at Del Frisco’s Grille New York with an eclectic menu of upscale comfort foods including signature Cheesesteak Eggrolls, Ahi Tuna Tacos, hand-shaken martinis (mom will love the refreshing Youth Serum mixed with mint and cucumber) and award-winning wines. Along with a 16 oz. Dry Aged Prime Rib special, moms will also receive a complimentary Lemon Cake in a Jar for dessert and a $15 gift card for future use.
FOR ARTISTIC TALENTS
Instead of gifting mom with store-bought flowers, treat her to a hand-made bouquet with a floral arranging class, hosted by L’Atelier Rouge. Class includes a specialty 3-course Mother’s Day brunch, with a portion of proceeds going to Lolly’s Locks. Spend time getting creative and practicing your artistic talents with mom at an 11:00 am, 12:30pm, or 2:00 pm class, with brunch either before or following. Tickets are $200 per person and available online at AiFioriNYC.com