Mother’s Day in New York 2025

Mothers Day in New York

Mother’s Day in New York is celebrated on the second Sunday in May (in 2025 it will be on May 11th), just like in Australia. Would you like to do something special to celebrate on Mother’s Day? I have written down some tips for you on how to make it an unforgettable day in New York.

What to do on Mother’s Day in New York?

Do you want to know what you can do on Mother’s Day in New York? Have a look at the suggestions here below:

A Broadway Musical on Mother’s Day

For those who love musicals, going to a Broadway show in New York on Mother’s Day is an excellent option! Treat your mother to an unforgettable night out at one of the beautiful Broadway theatres. Classic shows such as Moulin Rouge, Chicago or Wicked are perfect for this special occasion.

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Dinner Cruise

If you want to do something special on Mother’s Day in New York, a dinner cruise is a good idea. Enjoy dinner with views of the Manhattan skyline. For a luxurious dinner on a boat with large windows book the Bateaux Dinner Cruise. You can also opt for another dinner cruise or lunch cruise in New York.

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Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea at Alice’s Tea Cup in New York is a good tip for this day. Enjoy the biscuits, scones and sandwiches in Alice in Wonderland style. They serve different kinds of afternoon teas so whether you’re a small group or an entire family, there’s always an afternoon tea that suits your appetite. It’s very important to reserve in advance though.

Looking for a New York treat ‘on the go’ for your mother?  There are many good bakeries in New York that sell delicious cupcakes. If your mother is a real Cake Boss fan, treat her to one of Buddy’s cupcakes at Carlo’s Bakery.

Mother’s Day Brunch

Brunch is a fun way to spend Mother’s Day in New York. Have some mimosas and enjoy a nice meal. Whether you are looking for a classic brunch or a boozy brunch, there is a wide range of different brunch options in New York.

Extra tips for Mother’s Day

You can order a beautiful bouquet of flowers online and have it delivered to your hotel. Although flowers are quite expensive in New York, you’ll have a great surprise for your mother on Mother’s Day. Visiting Central Park is also a good idea: take a lovely walk on The Mall or book a carriage ride.

If you want to buy your mum a present that she can enjoy right away, consider booking her in for a massage or facial at the spa in New York. Make sure you book your spot in advance because the spa can be quite busy on Mother’s Day.

Take a look at the calendar for May to see what’s on during Mother’s Day in New York.

 Mothers Day in New York - The Mall at Central Park

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