8 Ideas this Mother's Day

Unique ways to spend Mother's Day as a family

Mom and daughter, mothers day roundup

Most moms dream about spending Mother's Day free of cooking, cleaning and catering to the family's every need... for just one day. You don't have to spend a lot of money to make mom's day extra special- we betcha quality time will certainly do the trick. We have already done all the hard work for you!

1. Brunch
Rule #1 of Mother's Day: mom stays outta the kitchen... well at least in my house. I'm not a fan of cooking so on Mother's Day I proclaim I'm off duty as short order cook around here. If same goes in your house suggest a delicious Sunday Brunch. A few favorites include
The Bear Mountain Inn, a brunch cruise aboard the Pride of the Hudson, Mother's Day Brunch at Angry Orchard, or Twisted Soul Food Concepts at the Vassar College Alumnae House. 

Other Mother's Day Brunch locations include: 

2. Mom into Sci-Fi, comic books and video games? Take her to Comic Con 2019
Fun for all ages, Hudson Valley Comic Con features puppet and drawing workshops, coloring, speakers, special guests, Q&A and much more! 10am-7pm. Gold's Gym, Poughkeepsie.

3. Visit a farm and plant some flowers
Take a farm tour, take a spin on a bicycle-powered polenta grinder, explore the gardens, make a smoothie and more fun for the whole family. Stock up for mom's garden with over 100 varieties of vegetable, flowers and herb plants. Poughkeepsie Farm Project, Poughkeepsie.

4. Visit Mount Gulian for a free tour in honor of Mom
Make Mother's Day extra special this year with a visit to Mount Gulian. There will be no charge for mothers! Tour the house which overlooks the Hudson River, an 18th century Dutch barn and restored garden.

5. Let mom shop
Local vendors, live music and a fabulous stroll through the tulip gardens is only a taste of what mom will enjoy at the Annual Tulip Festival and Mother's Day Celebration. Honor's Haven Resort & Spa. Ellenville.

6. Dive into an arts and crafts project
Mommy and Me decoupage project! Decorate mommy and me ponies to take home as a special memento of Mother's Day 2019. Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame, Goshen.

7.  Bring her to a family fun festival
Celebrate Mother's Day with fun for your whole family and the Apple Blossom Festival this weekend! Face painting, cotton candy, live music, performances and great food. Red Hook.

8. Take her to the zoo!
The Traver Zoo is celebrating Mother's Day with free admission for moms all day with their children. Visit all your favorite animals, bring your lunch and make a fun day of it. Millbrook

Happy Mother's Day Weekend!

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