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Mother's Day Celebrations in New Jersey

Mother's Day

Tips for making Mother's Day 2019 a special day for Mom

Mothers Day is a time of recognizing how special Mom is and for making it a very special day for her.

This year Mother's Day will be celebrated on Sunday, May 12, 2019.

It's a time for saying "I Love You", for breakfast in bed, flowers, cards, brunch out to a family restaurant, or for a family gathering at home.

Ideas For Mothers Day Gifts

Prepare a Meal for Mom - Do it at your house and take it to mom so that she will not feel the need to help clean-up.

Create a Home Made Collage - Get the whole family involved and include memories, quotes, and photos to create a lasting remembrance of of years as a mother.

Create Your Own Flower Arrangement - Even if you live in a city you can do this by collecting leaves, twigs, or going to a craft shop for items to include.

Clean Mom's House - Get some help from other members of the family and make it a collective event. There is always something that needs maintenance --- fix the broken shelf, appliance, a chair. Organize her coupons, her closets, etc.

Donate to a Charity in Mom's Name. This not only gives her recognition for being associated with a worthy cause, it passes down a lesson to the younger children, and supports others in need. Children's charities are always worthy causes.

Bake Mom a Cake - Baking Mom her favorite cake using your own time makes this a special gift

You can give your Mom the day off and make her day special in your own way by taking her out to brunch or for dinner.

If mother loves spa treatments, or if getting away for Mother's day weekend is more to her liking, treat her to an overnight stay in a hotel with spa.

Ideas For Things To Do For Yourself (Mom) For Mothers Day

Single Moms' With Young Kids - Join up with other single moms and their kids for a fun event that every one can enjoy.

Create a Journal of the Past Year - Reflect on your year as a mom, by writing a letter to your self about the ups and downs of parenting that you experienced in the past year.

Sleep Later - Give your husband and kids the opportunity to do something you want. They might even extend the event to include breakfast in bed.

Spend Some Time Away From the House . After you’ve celebrated your day with the family, get a few hours alone to do something for yourself like meeting up with a friend of getting out to a store to shop.

Northern Jersey Mother's Day 2019  - Special Activities and Events

Mother's Day Weekend Celebration
Saturday May 11, 12, 2019: 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Brook Hollow Winery
594 SR 94
Columbia NJ 7832
What better way to give thanks to the wonderful women in your life than giving them the gift of wine? Brook Hollow Winery has put together the perfect package, to be waiting at the winery, either Saturday May 12th or Sunday May 13th. The Package 1. Complete wine tasting of all of our wines with a custom etched Brook Hollow Winery Wine glass 2. A single rose to express your love and her beauty 3. Wine bottle of your(her) choice with custom label with personalized message.

Take Mom to a Mother's Day Brunch and Early Dinner Cruises on the Hudson
Spirit of New Jersey
1500 Harbor Boulevard
Lincoln Harbor Marina
Weehawken, New Jersey 07086
Give Mom the day off and treat her to a special day full of festivities and fun aboard Spirit! with a cruise along New York Harbor. Spirit Cruises will be offering a delicious three-course dinner buffet, DJ entertainment, onboard games, and surprise treats for the Moms onboard. Treat mom to an unforgettable and unique experience with her family on the water, on a very special day, while admiring the skyline of the greatest city in the world!
Lunch & Brunch Cruises:
11:30 AM Cruises 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Cost: Adults from $67.90, Kids from $44.95
Early Dinner Cruise:
Boards 5:00 PM Cruises 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cost: Adults from $79.90, Kids from $59.90

Is Mom the outdoor adventurous type? Take her on a hike to the Women's Monument
Sunday, May 12, 2019, 11am - 1pm
Alpine park
Palisades Interstate Parkway, Exit 2
Alpine, NJ
201-768-1360 ex. 108
Free event
Treat mom for an Mother's Day Hike to the Women's Monument. This is a guided hike with Eric Nels en. Meet at 11 am About 4 mi., 2 has. over easy trails.

Mother's Day Tea at Reeves - Reed Arboretum
Sunday, May 12, 2019; Seating begins at 12:45 and serving promptly at 1 pm. Advance registration is required and seats are limited.
Reeves - Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Ave
Summit NJ, 07901
Celebrate Mother's Day this year surrounded by the magnificent grounds of Reeves-Reed Arboretum! Treat your mother, grandmother, or special person in your life to an elegant afternoon high tea, featuring a multi-course sampling of scrumptious scones, tantalizing tea sandwiches, and delectable desserts. After tea, take a guided stroll about our spring gardens led by their Director of Horticulture, Marc Montefusco.

Central Jersey Mother's Day 2019  - Special Activities and Events

Asbury Park Spring Bazaar
May 11, 12, 2019; 12pm - 5pm
Asbury Park Convention Hall
1300 Ocean Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Contact: Jenny Vickers, Email:
Event Cost: Free
Celebrate Spring & Mother's Day Weekend at the Asbury Park Bazaar held right on the beach at beautiful & historic Convention Hall in Asbury Park, NJ. Come out for a perfect weekend celebrating mom and Spring!
The event will feature:
Craft & Vintage vendors with the best in local and regional makers, artists and designers selling gifts for mom, handcrafted goods, jewelry, art, home goods, and more.
Mom's Day photos with Little Detour Photobooth, featuring a vintage trailer, fun props, and take-home photo strips.
Live music & DJs
Mother's Day Sunday Brunch and food libations by The Anchor's Bend and Asbury Oyster Bar.
DIY Workshops & Kids arts classes
Yoga & Zumba Partry with Metta Yoga & Tara Romano
Pet Rescue - Our non-profit partner is See Spot Rescued, a 501c3 all volunteer, foster-based rescue in Jersey City, NJ. Come learn how you can adopt a pet in need!

Azela Festival
Sunday, May 12, 2019 (Mother's Day) 10 am - 4 pm
Sayen Botanical Gardens
155 Hughes Drive
Hamilton, NJ
This annual event features a magnificent display of over 250,000 flowering bulbs, dogwoods, azaleas and rhododendron, beautifully landscaped walking paths, fountains, bridges, lakes, gazebos and breathtaking scenery. Craft and food vendors, along with musical entertainment and children activities will provide fun for the entire family.

Brunch and Cruise on Cornucopia Cruise Line
Sunday, May 12, 2019
401 Riverview Drive
Perth Amboy, NJ
Treat Mom to mamorable day sailing from Perrth Amboy to New York Harbor while feasting on a brunch and lunch buffet filled with an assortment of entrees and desserts. The three-hour cruises travel through Raritan Bay and along the Staten Island coastline toward the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
They offer three 3 cruises to choose from:
The bountiful brunch and lunch buffet filled with an assortment of entrées and desserts Brunch - boarding at 10:00 am, sailing 10:30 am, returning 12:30 pm
The Lunch - boarding at 2:30 pm, sailing 3:00 pm, returning 5:00 pm.
Each of ther day cruise are $49.95 per person.
And the elegant evening cruise with a buffet dinner, music, dancing and a breath taking sunset. Dinner - boarding 7:00 pm, sailing 7:30 pm, returning, 10:00 pm The evening cruise is $85.95 per person

Mother's Day Brunch at Laurita!
Sunday, May 12, 2019; Three seatings: 10-10:15am, 12:30-12:45pm, & 2:45-3pm
Laurita Winery
35 Archertown Road
New Egypt, NJ 08533
Call Branches Catering at 732-542-5050 for reservations!
Includes a full brunch with a carving and omelette station, and a complimentary Mimosa cocktail

Mother's Day at the Monmouth Park Racetrack

Sunday, May 12, 2019: from 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Monmouth Park Racetrack
175 Oceanport Ave
Oceanport, New Jersey 07757
Treat Mom to a memorable day out with her family! Bring her to Monmouth Park to celebrate her! All ladies receive FREE admission! In addition, the first 1,000 moms receive a FREE flower courtesy of In the Garden of Highlands, NJ. Treat Mom to our Pre-Fixe Brunch or our Mother's Day Brunch Buffet. Reservation information will be provided soon. Enter Mom into our Mother's Day giveaway and she could win one of many great prizes! Treat Mom to something special at our champagne bar located just next to the paddock and walking ring. The kids and Mom will love our FREE Family Fun Day activities including clowns, face painters, pony rides and a bounce house.

River Queen Mother's Day Brunch Day Cruise
Sunday, May 12, 2019; 11:30am- 1:30pm
Bogan's Basin 800
Ashley Avenue
Contact: Capt. Bogan Phone: 732-528-6620
Cost: Brunch Buffet Adult - $38.00; Child - $22.00
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Manasquan River, and conditions permitting, the Point Pleasant Canal and Barnegat Bay while enjoying an abundance of food from the Brunch Buffet.

Southern Jersey Mother's Day 2019  - Special Activities and Events

Take Mom to Atlantic City for the Annual Mothers Day Music Festival
Mother's Day Music Festival: w/ Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and KEM
Saturday, May 11, 2019; 7:00PM
Boardwalk Hall Arena
Atlantic City, NJ
Atlantic City's historic venue, the renovated Boardwalk Hall hosts the annual Mother's Day Music Fest, one of the most popular R & B events of the year. This years event will feature co-headliners Maze with Frankie Beverly, and KEM. This concert will also feature two of the music industry best R&B voices, Al B. Sure and Christopher Williams.

Mothers's Day Tea Party in the Garden
Saturday, May 11, & Sunday, May 12, 2019. Seatings available 11am. 1pm & 3pm
Paws Farm Nature Center
1105 Hainesport Mt
Mount Laurel, NJ
In honor of Mother's Day, bring your special guest to an enchanting wonderland tea party to celebrate mom with some tea and sweets.

For Moms Who Enjoy Scenic Sights, Take Her for a Free Climb at the Absecon Lighthouse
Sunday, May 12, 2019; 11am - 4pm
Absecon Lighthouse
31 S. Rhode Island Avenue
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Mom's Climb Free on Mothers Day
Tell Mom she's the light of your life with a Mother's Day trip to the Absecon Lighthouse, New Jersey's tallest lighthouse! Take in breathtaking views of the Atlantic City skyline and see the lighthouse's recent multi-million dollar restoration which includes a stunning replica of the Lightkeeper's dwelling, an educational museum, Fresnel Lens exhibit in the original Oil House, expansive grounds, and a charming gift shop.

Mother's Day Picnic 2019

May 12, 2019: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Valenzano Vintner's Pavilion
1320 Old Indian Mills Rd
Shamong, NJ
Take mom out to our vineyards for our annual Mother’s Day Picnic.  Enjoy great entertainment, wine tasting, food trucks and crafters.  This event sells out quickly every year, be sure to get your tickets early.  This year we will have a large selection of food trucks and crafters, along with all of our newly released wines available for sampling.  Limited ticket sales to this event ensure visitors have plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the festival grounds with their family.  The limited tickets also ensure there are no lines for food trucks and never a wait for wine tastings.  All of Valenzano Winery’s wines will be available for sale by the bottle along with case discounts.

Getaway with Mom and the Family to the Wildwoods For a Mothers Day Treat
May 12, 2019
Surfside Pier at 25th Ave. and Mariner's Landing Pier at Schellenger Ave - Mom's Ride Free
A family event to celebrate Mother's Day at Morey's Piers on the Boardwalk., Mom gets some extra TLC for Mother's Day! From 11 am until 5 p.m. Mothers ride FREE on Mariner's Landing and Surfside Piers. All moms can pick up a complimentary wristband at any ticket booth. Take Mom for a spin with rides, games, food and entertainment for the whole family! Mom's can enjoy a Tea Party at the Teacups with complimentary tea and hors devours. A photo area complete with signs and props for Mom and the entire family to take pictures will be located at the Parents Pavilion on Mariner's Pier. 

Does Mom love nature? Take her to the Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
Sunday, May 12, 2019; 10:00 AM
Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
4 Sawmill Road
Medford, NJ
Moms get Free admission to our trails all day long (with a paid child's admission). You can also make a pine cone bird feeder in the Nature Center and complete a scavenger hunt along their trails.


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