Things To Do This Mother's Day
Make Mother's Day a whole weekend event with activities like movies, music, and a tea party.
Mothers and Others Tea Musicale
Treat mom or grandma to an afternoon tea. Take a tour of the Rosen House, a Mediterranean-style villa on the grounds of Caramoor, on Saturday, May 12 at 1:00 p.m. After the tour is done, a mini concert will take place in the music room before an afternoon tea offering a delicious assortment of tea, sandwiches, scones, and more. This event is $60; register online in advance because spots are sure to fill up fast.
149 Griddle Ridge Road, Katonah
Yoga with the Family
For a nice, relaxing way to spend your Sunday, head to Wainwright House in Rye, where from 3 to 4 p.m. Kimberley Gregg will lead families in practicing poses, breathing exercises, and mindfulness through engagement. Class is suitable for children aged 5 to 10, and tickets start at $25 for one adult and one child. (Additional children can be added for $5 each.) Drop-ins are welcome for an extra $5, but for the best deal register online in advance.
260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye
Family Story Time
Barnes & Noble locations nationwide will be hosting a free event for young children to celebrate the wonder that is MOM on Saturday, May 12 at 11:00 a.m. The event will feature stories I've Loved You Since Forever by Hoda Kotb and Everything Is Mama by Jimmy Fallon, followed by activities like games, coloring, and even singalongs depending on location. Check your local store for details!
Barnes & Noble
For Spa-tacular Moms
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester is offering two different 90-minute packages for moms looking to get away from it all for a few hours. The Spring Equinox Spa Treatment and Ultimate Radiance and Renewal Facial, both priced at $260, will help siphon out toxins and leave you feeling refreshed and glowing. Masks, wraps, brushing, and crystal massages are all on the table, so hopefully you will me too.
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester
3 Renaissance Square, White Plains
In the Tarrytown area? Then you should probably be could children and get mom a gift package to Castle Hotel & Spa. There'll be a three-course prix fixe brunch from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the hotel restaurant Equus for $75 ($35 children 4-12, free under 4), while the spa, now known as Sankara Spa, is offering a 45 minute head, neck, and back massage partnered with a 60 minute facial for $440. (Bonus: that includes use of the fitness center, steam room, showers, whirlpool, and lounge!) Call (914) 631-3646 to book a brunch reservation, and (914) 524-6392 to book a spa appointment.
Castle Hotel & Spa
400 Benedict Ave., Tarrytown
Mother’s Day Crawl
Sip some sangria while you shop at Holbrook Cottage this Mother’s Day. On May 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Holbrook Cottage will be hosting a "Share Your Love" event where you can enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and champagne while you do a little shopping. Guests can also receive a gift with a purchase and be entered into a drawing for gift certificates and gifts from participating stores, while a percent of proceeds go to benefit Covenant House in NYC.
1253 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor
Revenge of the Moms
Whatever it was you did this year, if you don't think flowers-and-a-card are going to cut it consider signing mom up for a free aikido class with Aikido of Westchester. Free introductory classes are held every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and require no previous experience (just some loose-fitting clothing and an open mind). Not only is this a fun workout that teaches focus, but letting mom wail on you/a qualified instructor for a couple hours might make up for whatever it was you didn't want her to find out about.
Aikido of Westchester
100 Mamaroneck Ave., Flr.2, White Plains