Make This Mother's Day Memorable

Mother's Day is May 13th. If you're wondering what to do for mom on her special day, here's a collection of fun and family-friendly things to do at local places, many of which offer free ...

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Mother’s Day is May 13th. If you’re wondering what to do for mom on her special day, here’s a collection of fun and family-friendly things to do at local places, many of which offer free admission and specials. Surprise mom with a memorable event or a handmade gift from the heart that shows her how much you care:


Mother's Day Concert at Planting Field Arboretum State Historic Park
1395 Planting Fields Road
Oyster Bay, NY
Sunday, May 13, 2012
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cost:  Free / Parking $8

Bring a chair, blanket, an outdoor picnic and enjoy the beauty of Coe Hall at Planting Fields and live Cole Porter music by Chamber Players International off the West Portico. The only fee to pay will be parking for $8. The concert is free! Please visit Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park website for more details.


Mother's Day Storytime at Barnes and Noble at Smith Haven Mall
600 Smith Haven Mall
Lake Grove, NY
May 12, 2012

10 a.m.
Cost:  Free

Young elementary and preschool children are welcome to visit Barnes and Noble to listen to stories about mothers and make their moms a gift.


Mother's Day Tea Party at What's Cooking?
30 East Main Street
Oyster Bay, NY
May 13, 2012

5 p.m.  7 p.m.
Price: $49

Celebrate mom's special day with plenty of take-home treats filled with love. In this two-hour workshop at What’s Cooking, children will create strawberry stuffed French toast, teapot and heart-shaped cookies, chocolate dipped strawberries, long stemmed chocolate roses and flowers, and pink lemonade. Ages: Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween.


Mosaic Letter for Mother's Day at Hempstead Library
115 Nichols Court
Hempstead, NY

May 10, 2012
Price: $1 materials fee

Teens will have a blast using letter stencils to create a mosaic design of glass tiles, beads, buttons, and stones over canvas at the Hempstead Library. This program is open for teens in grades 6-12. Space is limited for this program. Please sign up in the Children's Room. Materials fee is $1.


Mother & Daughter Yoga by the Sea at Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
279 Main St.
Cold Spring Harbor, NY

May 12, 2012
11 a.m.
Price: $12 adult/child pair, additional children $5

For Mother's Day, learn yoga poses inspired by the sea, such as the Fish Pose at the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum. Bring a mat/towel. Program takes place by the harbor, or indoors in wet weather. For moms and daughters of all ages. Check website for meeting details. RSVP required. All ages are welcome!


Mother's Day Karaoke with DJ Phil at Martha Clara Vineyards
6025 Sound Ave.
Riverhead, NY

May 13, 2012
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: Free

Description: Belt out a song in honor of mom at Mother’s Day Karaoke with DJ Phil at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead. All ages are welcome!


Lilac Walk at Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Road
Old Westbury, NY 11568

May 13, 2012
1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Price: $10/seniors $8/children ages 7-17: $5/children younger than 6: Free

Treat mom to the sweet aroma of blooming blossoms on a Lilac Walk with the Old Westbury Gardens’ docent and master gardener Barbara Levine. In honor of Mother’s Day, all ladies 18 and older will receive a free lavender plant, while supplies last. All Ages welcome.

Old Westbury Gardens will be open from 10:00 a. m. - 5:00 p.m. on Mother’s Day. Join Talk & Tours: Early Spring Bloomers at 2:00 p.m. Exhilarate your senses with a guided tour of the early May flowering bloomers—tulips, hyacinths, lilacs and wisteria. No registration required.

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Mother’s Day Stroll at the Long Island Museum
1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY
631-751-0066 ext. 248
May 13, 2012
Noon-5 p.m.

Take mom out for a special treat this year to enjoy the beautiful artwork at Long Island Museum. Stroll through beautiful museum grounds and galleries, including Long Island in Bloom on display in the art museum. Free admission for mothers and grandmothers all day!


Roses for Mom at Clovis Point Winery
1935 Main Road
Jamesport, NY
May 13, 2012
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

All moms visiting the tasting room receive a free glass of Clovis Point Winery’s newly released rose! Live music with Christopher Gotzen-Berg, impassioned classical guitar.


The Heckscher Museum of Art
Mother’s Day Special Event
2 Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY
May 13, 2012
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Mothers and Grandmothers are invited to visit The Heckscher Museum of Art admission-free on their special day. From April 28 – August 12, the museum is pleased to present the Long Island Biennial, a juried exhibition featuring work by artists and filmmakers who live in Nassau or Suffolk County.


One of the best ways to spoil mom on her special day is to give her a break and let someone else do the cooking for her. Many fine long Island restaurants have prepared special menus in honor of Mother’s Day. Make her day truly memorable by treating her to a fine dining experience.

Be sure to call ahead as seating fills up quickly:

 pass on May 13 at the following places:

Thyme Restaurant
8 Tower Place
Roslyn, NY

Dinner Served: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Price: Adults: $34.94, Children 10 and under: $14.95

Come celebrate Mother’s Day at one of Long Island’s premier restaurants. Dinner at Thyme Restaurant includes lobster corn chowder, Fuji apple and endive salad, seared skate fish, Long Island duck breast, fillet of salmon and homemade cavatelli, among many other sumptuous choices. Meal options are also available for children.

The Library Cafe
274 Main Street
Farmingdale, NY
Dinner Served after 4 p.m.
Entrees starting at $13.95

Celebrate Mother’s Day at The Library Café. The extensive dinner menu includes chicken bruschetta, marinated skirt steak, penne alla vodka, fish, chicken pot pie and chips and killer macaroni and cheese. A full children’s menu is also available.

HR Singletons Restaurant
150 Hicksville Road
Bethpage, NY
Seatings for Dinner at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. & 6 p.m.

Price: Adults Starting at $26; Children’s Menu $14.95

HR Singletons Restaurant invites you to come and enjoy a special Mother’s day dinner menu. Selections include: seafood bisque, twin lobster tails, veal Milanese, horseradish-crusted salmon, prime rib, chicken tomasso, linguini seafood and a 12-ounce sirloin steak.


Fisherman’s Catch Restaurant
111 Bayside Drive

Point Lookout, NY 11569
Seating for Dinner begins at 4 p.m.
Entrees Beginning at $26

Treat mom to her choice of delicious appetizer and entree from the special ala carte Mother’s Day menu at Fisherman’s Catch Restaurant. Selections include:

Appetizers include: sauteed Maryland crabcakes, jumbo ctuffed clams, Asian lobster roll, calamari, jumbo shrimp cocktail (5), homemade mozzarella & tomatoes and ravioli quattro formaggio

Entrees include: crabmeat stuffed flounder, chicken brushetta, lobster tails oreganata ,grilled 16oz. shell steak, jumbo shrimp scampi, The Catch's surf & furf and so much more!


Windows on the Lake
Elegant Mother’s Day Brunch
235 Lake Shore Road
Lake Ronkonoma 11779

Seatings on the half hour begin at 10:30 a.m.
$48 Adult/$24 Child (All Inclusive)

Treat mom to a special surprise on her day at Windows on the Lake!

Beautiful Cold Displays with Ice Carvings: Tropical and seasonal fruits, international and domestic cheese display, deluxe antipasto table, Italian specialties and more!

Hot Breakfast Selections: Eggs benedict w/hollandaise, bacon and breakfast sausage, thick Challah French toast and home-style potatoes—plus made-to-order omelet station with choice of 10 fillings!

Seafood Bar: Fresh little neck clams & Bluepoint oysters on the 1/2 shell, seafood salad with shrimp, calamari & mussels

Hot Buffet Selections: Chicken scarparella, shrimp & seafood Alfredo, vegetable medley, eggplant rollatini, sliced filet mignon bourguignon, fried calamari & more

Plus: Smoked Salmon Display, Carving Station (with three meats), Pasta Station, Fresh Baked Bread Basket, Kids Corner full of their favorites, Sundae Bar and Specialty Desserts

Free photo with mom and for mom a free rose!


For Simpler Fare Visit one of these Fine Local Restaurants with mom for Brunch:

259 Main Street

Travel back in time to a quaint and cozy soda fountain shop to enjoy some of the best old-fashioned burgers, omelets and egg creams anywhere! Or order Munday’s delicious home-cooked pot roast and mashed potatoes from their extensive menu. Munday’s also offers breakfast, lunch and dinner menus just for kids!

The Cookroom
25 Middle Country Rd
Middle Island, NY

Open 7:30 a. m. – 2 p. m.

The Cookroom is one of Long Island’s best spots for brunch. Menu items include: stuffed french toast, sausage gravy, corned beef, portobello burger and mac-n-cheese. A menu full of delicious and creative items!

Thomas' Ham and Eggery
325 Old Country Road
Carle Place, NY

Menu items at Thomas’ Ham and Eggery include: ham and eggs, cranberry stuffed french toast, homemade cakes, chocolate chip pancakes, pumpkin and pecan waffles and leek and chicken sausage!