mothers dayThis weekend signifies a most wonderful time of year. It is a time to truly embrace the unconditional love and warmth that can only be found in a mothers arms. Here are a few activities that the whole family can enjoy. Happy Mother’s Day!

Old Westbury Gardens- SundayOpen to the public – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm                      Buy your mother the bouquet that will last for years! Peony, Rose and Iris plants available at the Garden Gate Plant Shop. Talk & Tours: Early Spring Bloomers -2:00 pm- Exhilarate your senses with a guided tour of the early May flowering bloomers—tulips, hyacinths, lilacs and wisteria. No registration required. Mother’s Day Gift- Smell the flowers with Mom at the Gardens this Mother’s Day.  All female guests 18 and older will receive a complimentary lavender plant, while supplies last. Visit:

Cold Spring Harbor State Park – Sat. 5/12 11 a.m.-Noon.
Route 25A, across from the harbor
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724                                                                                                Price:$12 adult/child pair; $5 additional children. Learn yoga poses inspired by the sea, for mothers and daughters of all ages, bring a mat or towel, held at the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum in the event of inclement weather, reserve.                                            Visit:

Mother’s Day Brunch at The Garden City Hotel – Sun. 5/13 at Noon                             45 Seventh St. Garden City, NY 11530                                                                          Price:$69 plus tax and gratuity, $34.50 for children ages 12 and younger. Special brunch menu selection in celebration of Mother’s Day, served in the Grand Ballroom, includes cookie decoration for children.Visit:

The Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington offers free admission to moms and grandmothers on Sunday, May 13, from 11-5 p.m. Children under 10 are also free         631-351-32500 Visit:

If mom’s the top, head to Coe Hall at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay where Chamber Players International will perform a free, one-hour concert of Cole Porter music at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13. Bring a chair, blanket and outdoor picnic to the West Portico of the historic mansion-turned-museum                                                                              Visit: