Mother’s Day Events in Brooklyn

Mother’s Day is around the corner. There are some cool Mother’s Day events some happening this weekend. And don’t forget to review Brooklyn Mamas Mother’s Day brunch suggestions.

Learn to Cook Mother’s Day Dinner with Debbie Koenig

Dads, think differently about a Mother’s Day gift. Why not give mom a break by cooking a delicious home-cooked meal? In this special pre-Mother’s Day seminar, Debbie Koenig, author of Parents Need to Eat Too: Nap-Friendly Recipes, One-Handed Meals, and Time-Saving Kitchen Tricks for New Parents will  demonstrate how to make an elegant, deceptively easy three-course meal based on a chapter from her book called “Un-Recipes, for Partners Who Can’t Cook.”

Admission includes the class (babies are welcome, of course), samples of the food, a step-by-step timeline for Mother’s Day cooking, and a signed copy of Parents Need to Eat Too.

When: Saturday, May 5 at 2pm
Where: Caribou Baby, 272 Driggs Ave, Brookyn, NY 11222 
Cost: $35


Silhouette Portraits
Andrea Peitsch returns to ArtsCetera to create the ultimate one-of-a-kind gift for the moms in your life or a present for yourself. And it only takes 5 minutes.

Silhouette Booking Details: You may book one portrait sitting for you or your child(ren), or a double sitting for you and the kid(s). When you book a double sitting, bring in a photo of grand or great grandmother and Andrea will create an intergenerational keepsake.

When: Saturday, May 5 from 3pm to 6pm and Sunday, May 6 from 10am to 5pm
Where: ArtsCetera Studio,  212 Smith Street between Baltic & Butler, Cobble Hill
Cost: Pricing begins at $35 for a single portrait; signed, mounted, and ready to be framed. Additional pricing depends on number of originals and copies, and your framing choices.
Reservations: Reservations are highly recommended. Walk-ins are welcome, but you may have to wait or return for a later appointment, depending on availability. For multiple portraits, a scheduled appointment is a must!
Book a Sitting: please email or call, Attn: Nanette/Silhouette Appt.


Bayou n’ Brooklyn Music Festival
The Offshore Aces are playing at the three day Bayou n’Brooklyn Music festival. This is the only concert during the festival aimed at families. Check out the entire festival’s schedule at

When: May 13 at 12 pm
Where: Jalopy Theater and School of Music, 315 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, New York
Cost: $15 per day, children under 12 free. All ages.


Mother’s Day Duathlon

Support Prospect Park and join CityTri for the Mother’s Day Duathlon where you run and bike the 3.35 mile loop going up gradual inclines, around long curves, and on fast flats allowing you to be strategic in the use of your strengths. Click here to register.

When: May 13 at 8:30am
Where: Prospect Park, Willink Entrance off of Flatbush Avenue


Enjoy Natural History at Brooklyn Botanic Garden  and Guided Tour
While this may not be a Mother’s Day dedicated event, it is a perfect way to enjoy the day by going on a  guided nature tour of Prospect Park.

In addition, garden visitors can find artist Patrick Dougherty and his team of volunteers work in which they constructed a monumental woven-wood sculpture in honor of Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s centennial.  The result, which the artist titled Natural History, will be on display for the next year, complementing the beauty of the Garden through the seasons. Garden visitors will find the work in the Plant Family Collection near Magnolia Plaza.

When: Guided Tour – May 13, at 1pm
Where: Prospect Park, meet in front of the Visitor Center. (Group tours are available for a fee; call 718-623-7220 or visit the group tours page for information.)

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