Things To Do: Online and Outdoors – Mother’s Day Edition

For full details on each activity please be sure to click the “learn more” link to their websites. Some activities may require advance registration or ordering or may only be offered based on location.

Enjoy From Anywhere

Event: Mother’s Day Virtual Azalea Garden Tour
Hosted by: New York Botanical Garden
Details: The Maureen K. Chilton Azalea Garden is the iconic backdrop for our annual Mother’s Day Garden Party, and we don’t want you to miss it. That’s why we’re bringing its spring beauty to you with a virtual tour this Mother’s Day. Join us for a Facebook Watch Party this Sunday, May 10, at 11 a.m. EDT, and invite Mom to indulge in the spring flowers. Learn more.

Event: Have Flowers Planted in Central Park in Honor of Mom
Hosted by: Central Park Conservancy
Details: Each year in Central Park, thousands of tulips and daffodils mark the arrival of spring. What better gift than to have flowers planted in someone’s honor in Central Park. When you make a minimum donation of $50 ($1 per bulb) to the Tulips & Daffodils program, the Conservancy will plant your tulips or daffodils in the Park. For your donation, you or the person you are honoring will receive a customized ecard or mailed certificate as a notification of this special gift. Learn more.

Event: Virtual 5k
Hosted by: All Community Events & WINGS
Details: Our Virtual 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon is a race that you complete where ever you would like. Choose your own route in your neighborhood or favorite park and run/walk/jog the distance to complete the virtual run. The beauty of our virtual race is that you can run the race at your pace wherever you choose and still have the ability to connect with our national community by submitting your result to our national leader board or by making a social post using #MomStrong. Learn more.

Event: Virtual Cooking Classes
Hosted by: The Fig Cooking School
Details: Purchase gift a certificate for a future class and stay tuned for tickets for their upcoming online cooking classes. Learn more.

Gifts + Fun

Event: Mother’s Day Live Wine Tasting
Hosted by: Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery and CT Wine Trail – Connecticut
Details: Join Brenda and Natalie as they talk Mother’s day wines from the comfort of your own home via Facebook live and Instagram Live. Pour yourself a drink and lets sip and share. We will be featuring our 3 sparkling wines. Stop by the winery or call ahead for curb side pick up to purchase these three perfect mother’s day wines. Learn more.

Event: Spa Day Gifts
Hosted by: Delamar Spa in Greenwich Harbor, Southport and West Hartford
Details:  Purchase a gift card for Mother’s Day and bring the spa right to Mom. While you’re at it, take a look at online goodies for her such as plush bath robes. Gift cards are available for Greenwich HarborSouthport, and West Hartford. Learn more.

Event: Virtual Farmers Market
Hosted by: Lost Acres Vineyard, Maple View Farm, Lyric Hill Farm and Granby Ag
Details: Welcome to our Virtual Farmers Market. Order online by Friday at noon and we’ll deliver all your goodies on Saturday morning. Select your order from each participating farm. Before you finish, go to, pay the deliver fee (just $5 for delivery to Granby, Simsbury, East Granby or East Hartland) For info on Picking up your order, email us at We’ll compile all your purchases and drop them at your door Saturday morning. Learn more.

Event: Mother’s Day Mimosa Tours
Hosted by: Providence River Boat Company
Details: This year, more than ever, Mom deserves a fun and relaxing open-air cruise this Mother’s Day! Join Captains Peter & Tom aboard the MV Hope & MV What Cheer for a narrated tour of the Providence waterways, and experience a unique perspective of our capital city with a warm spring breeze in your hair and the sun on your back. Learn more.

Food – Connecticut

Restaurant: J. Gilbert’s Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood
Location: Glastonbury, CT
Details: Feed the whole family without Mom lifting a finger. Includes sourdough bread & butter, choice of family side soup or salad, entrée, choice of two family style sides and one family style dessert. Serves 4-6. Entrée features include Prime Strip Loin Roast, Wood-Fire Grilled Salmon and Surf + Turf Sampler. Learn more.

Restaurant: Jesse Camilles
Location: Naugatuck, CT
Details: Dinner Packages (serves 4-6) include mixed green salad, dinner rolls and butter. Roast Turkey with all the Fixins, Sliced Ribeye, Chicken Francaise or Marsla, Bakes Stuffed Shrimp, Lobster Ravioli and much more. Fresh baked desserts and specialty treats. Beer and wine to go. Learn more.

Restaurant: Anthony Jacks Wood Fired Grill
Location: Southington, CT
Details: Mother’s Day Specials Sunday May 10th -Appetizer Specials- Garlic Parmesan Boneless Chicken Wings with chunky bleu cheese, Shrimp & Crab Cocktail with zesty cocktail sauce, -Entree Specials- Mustard Maple Grilled Salmon with herb rice & brussel sprouts, Penne with Shrimp & Chicken, artichoke hearts, asparagus & tomatoes in a vodka sauce, -Dessert Special- Carrot Cake with a caramel drizzle. Learn more.

Restaurant: l’escale restaurant bar
Location: Greenwich, CT
Details: This high-end spot known for its seasonal Mediterranean cuisine is offering takeout and delivery to bring their fine food right into your home. They are offering a 3 course Price-Fix Menu Available for Curbside Pick-up Sunday 10th from 12 Noon to 8 pm. Learn more.

Restaurant: Arethusa al Tavolo
Location: Bantam, CT
Details: Arethusa al Tavolo in Bantam, another high-end farm-to-table restaurant will provide a takeout option they’ve named “al tavolo at home,” which allows customers to experience their fresh food in the comfort of their homes. Learn more.

Food – Westchester County, NY

Restaurant: 808 Bistro
Location: Scarsdale, NY
Details: 808 is offering up a special Mother’s Day menu including starters like shrimp and lobster bisque, jumbo crab cakes, grilled New Zealand lamb chops, General Sal’s cauliflower, and more. Salads, pasta, and tons of sides pair well with mains like ginger-garlic marinated duck breast, Dijon-grilled salmon, maple-bourbon glazed pork, and vegetable quinoa paella. Options are available by the pint/quart or half/full tray. Learn more.

Restaurant: Bread & Brine
Location: Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Details: These seafood specialists are planning Mother’s Day brunch featuring French toast, lobster corned beef hash, house smoked salmon, bucatini, double cheeseburgers, lobster rolls,fried fish sandwiches, Brussels sprouts, ahi tuna poke bowls, poached shrimp salad, fruit salad, pastries, and even a jumbo 1.5lb steamed Maine lobster. Learn more.

Restaurant: The Cookery
Location: Dobbs Ferry, NY
Details: Available for curbside pickup are starters like fresh, house-made mozzarella by the pound with house bread with olive oil and vincotto ($15), heirloom meatballs by the half ($60) and full ($110) tray, spring salad and braised butter beans ($48 each), and a seasonal favorite, the chef’s take on a pizza rustica: spring quiche with ramps, house bacon, ricotta, and a parmigiana shortbread crust ($45 for a 10″ pie). Learn more.


Food – Rhode Island

Restaurant: The Capital Grille
Location: Providence, RI
Details: With Roasted Tenderloin and Butter Poached Lobster Tails as the main course, Mother’s Day dinner will be as impressive to Mom as it is effortless for you to present. We invite you to pair this exclusive menu with one of our celebrated wines or signature Stoli Doli. Learn more.

Restaurant: Avvio Ristorante
Location: Cranston, RI
Details: Offering a family-style takeout menu for Mother’s Day from noon to 6 p.m., in addition to its full takeout menu. The family-style menu feeds four people and includes a half sheet pan of focaccia bread, salad, entrée and dessert for $100. Salad options include a Caesar with romaine or the insalata di Avvio with romaine, arugula, radicchio, shaved fennel, Grana Padano and a lemon basil vinaigrette. Visit their website for more. Learn more.

Restaurant: Bywater
Location: Warren, RI
Details: Bywater in Warren is offering pre-orders for Mother’s Day brunch as well as special Mother’s Day curated gift boxes. Select pre-order on the online takeout menu and browse the options. Sunday pickup takes place anytime between 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Food items include Scotch eggs and Irish smoked salmon with bagels from Providence Bagel. Drink options include mimosas and Bloody Mary kits featuring Ocean State Pepper Company spice mix. Plus, order beautiful flowers from the Greenery. Learn more.