LongIsland.com's Mother's Day 2018 Guide: Delectable Brunches, Family Festivals & More!


Exciting events across Long Island ensure that there are plenty of ways to show Mom how much she means to you!

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Spend some quality time with Mom this Mother's Day at a local event!

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Two weeks remain until Sunday, May 13th, which is the day that mothers across Long Island will rightly be celebrated! Since Mother's Day is all about showing mom how much you appreciate her, there is no better way to showcase that than by spending the day with her at a local event. Thankfully, there are a number of fantastic options for Long Island families to enjoy the special day. Whether you're looking for a delicious brunch, leisurely cruise, unique craft fair, or interactive painting class, there are exciting events for all moms.

Make your mom feel special by planning out a truly memorable day with the following events!

Mother's Day at Ocean
333 Bayville Avenue, Bayville, NY 11709
Sunday, May 13th
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Ocean in Bayville will be offering delectable brunch and dinner options for families this Mother's Day. Whether you're looking forward to maple wood sausages and scrambled farm eggs at the brunch buffet, or Frenched chicken breast and triple chocolate cake for dinner, Ocean is the destination for sharing a delicious meal with mom. Brunch seatings can be reserved between 11 AM and 2 PM.

Sapphire Princess' Mother's Day Cruise
11 Richmond Street, Freeport, NY 11520
Sunday, May 13th, 10 AM - 1 PM & 2 PM - 5 PM
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Hop aboard the Sapphire Princess for a memorable cruise this Mother's Day. The three-hour cruise will feature a full buffet, DJ entertainment, and gorgeous views of Long Island's waters. There are two cruises to choose from: 10 AM - 1 PM and 2 PM - 5 PM.

Westbury Market Fair & Flea Market at NYCB Theatre - FREE!
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
Sunday, May 13th, 8 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

Head to NYCB Theatre's parking lot for the highest quality merchandise, original crafts, and vendors selling a variety of wares perfect for all ages and interests! Whether you're searching for a watch or a painting, the Westbury Market Fair has the one-of-a-kind items that you have been searching far and wide for!

Long Beach Chamber Boardwalk Fair - FREE!
1 Long Beach Boulevard, Long Beach, NY 11561
Sunday, May 13th, 10 AM - 6 PM
Free Event

The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce will be bringing a variety of vendors to the Long Beach Boardwalk for a special shopping event on Mother's Day weekend.

Mother's Day at Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Sunday, May 13th, 10 AM - 5 PM

$6 Per Adult / $4 Per Senior & Child Ages 3 - 12 / Kids Under 3 & Members Free
Moms across Long Island will be celebrated this Mother's Day at Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium with free admission when accompanied by their children.

Mother's Day Dinner at The Three Village Inn
150 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790
Sunday, May 13th at 5 PM
$69 Adults / $29 Children (10 & Under) + Tax & Gratuity

A mouthwatering three-course meal, including dishes like grilled age strip steak and pan-roasted diver sea scallops, will be served this Mother's Day at the Three Village Inn.

Garden Festival at Tanger Outlets Riverhead - FREE!
200 Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Sunday, May 13th, 9 AM - 1 PM
Free Event

Tanger Outlets' annual Garden Festival will showcase a terrific selection of locally-grown flowers and provide families with the opportunity to find the perfect gifts.

Toot Sweet Spring at Pinot’s Palette
61 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706
Sunday, May 13th, 11 AM - 1 PM
$43 Per Person

This special Mother's Day painting class at Pinot's Palette includes a complimentary drink at the bar and non-alcoholic drinks for the little artists.

Mother's Day Brunch at Long Island Aquarium
431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Sunday, May 13th, Seatings at 10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, and 4 PM
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Long Island Aquarium's Sea Star Ballroom will be open to families this Mother's Day for a delicious brunch. Before or after the brunch, families are free to enjoy the aquarium's exhibits thanks to the included aquarium admission.

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at Library Cafe
174 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Sunday, May 13th, 11 AM - 3 PM
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Texas-style French toast, scrambled eggs, buttermilk pancakes, and more will be served with unlimited champagne and Mimosas at Library Cafe.

Long Island Ducks vs. Sugar Land Skeeters at Bethpage Ballpark
3 Court House Drive, Central Islip, NY 11722
Sunday, May 13th at 1:30 PM
$12 - $15 Per Person

Baseball-loving Moms will want to head over to Bethpage Ballpark for an exciting afternoon game between the Long Island Ducks and Sugar Land Skeeters.

Mother's Day Brunch at The Meadow Club
1147 Route 112, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Sunday, May 13th, 10 AM - 4 PM
$50 Adults / $25 Kids (6-12) / Free for Kids 0-5

A cold display table, hot buffet display, omelette station, chef's carving station, and decadent dessert display are just some of the things to look forward to at The Meadow Club's Mother's Day brunch.

Paint Nite: A Mother's Love Is Eternal at Applebee's Brentwood
300 Motor Parkway, Brentwood, NY 11717
Sunday, May 13th at 5 PM
$45 Per Person

Enjoy delicious cocktails while being guided through the steps of creating a work of art by a true professional. The result will be a stunning painting that will be savored for a lifetime.

Mother's Day Brunch at East Wind Long Island
5720 Route 25A, Wading River, NY 11792
Sunday, May 13th, 10 AM - 3:30 PM
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East Wind's Grand Ballroom will be opening its doors for a special Mother's Day brunch featuring a full gourmet buffet and kids station.

Seaford Kiwanis Mother's Day Gift Market - FREE!
Jackson Avenue and Sunrise Highway, Seaford, NY 11783
Sunday, May 13th, 10 AM - 5 PM
Free Event

Families are encouraged to head to Seaford this Mother's Day to browse an extensive selection of handmade items and assorted treasures.

Mother's Day at Watermill
711 Smithtown Bypass, Smithtown, NY 11787
Sunday, May 13th, 10:45 AM - 7 PM
$65 Adults / $35 Children / Free for Children Under 2

Watermill in Smithtown invites mothers and their families to celebrate the special day with a scrumptious buffet prepared by the venue's renowned culinary team.

Mother's Day Festival at Harbes Farm
715 Sound Avenue, Mattituck, NY 11952
Sunday, May 13th, 10 AM - 6 PM
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Harbes Farm in Mattituck will be celebrating mothers with free admission to Harbes Barnyard Adventure, which features baby animals, a singing hayride tour, live music, and a variety of other family-friendly activities.