Movies Under the Stars: Lady Bird Fri, May 11; 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free film!
This 2017 American comedy-drama follows a seventeen-year-old girl and her turbulent relationship with her mother. Written and directed by Greta Gerwig, this Oscar-winning coming-of-age film garnered stars Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet and Lois Smith.
Know Before You Go:
This film features explicit content and is rated R. You should come before 8 pm to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted. All are welcome!
McCarren Park, Lorimer Street & Driggs Avenues
Floral Design Workshop: Mother's Day Bouquet Sat, May 12; 2 - 4 pm
For mom or with mom! Learn the art of hand-gathering bouquets for a fresh-from-the-garden look. Each participant will take a bouquet home. All flowers and materials provided. $35 Registration Required at http://www.mothersdaybouquet.eventbrite.com/ Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
Movies and Music Under the Stars: Sparkle
Sat, May 12; 6 - 10 pm
Celebrate Mother’s Day early with the Black Rock Coalition Orchestra’s soulful tribute to the iconic 1976 musical drama Sparkle, followed by a screening of the 2012 remake.
Set in the 1960s, this wonderful film is a bittersweet look at the cost of fame through three sisters who defy their mother and form a girl group, rising to stardom.
This award-winning film was brought to the screen by Mara Brock Akil & Salim Akil (Being Mary Jane) and debuts Jordan Sparks (American Idol) in title role.
This revision also features Carmen Ejogo (Selma), Tika Sumpter (The Haves and the Have Nots) and Omari Hardwick (Power) and Whitney Houston in her final acting role.
Know Before You Go:
You should come before 6:00 p.m. to get your spot for the concert and the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.
Fort Greene Park, Lawn adjacent to Myrtle Avenue, near the N. Portland Entrance
Mother's Day Brunch in the Garden Sun, May 13 - 10 am or 1 pm
Treat mom to a sumptuous menu of freshly made hot dishes, muffins, scones, coffees, teas and a complimentary glass of wine. Enjoy a stroll around the Garden.
Ticket price includes admission for Adults and Children ages 4-12. Children 3 and under are free. $30-$60
Register at www.qbgmothersday2018.eventbrite.com
Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
Mother's Day Brunch
Sun, May 13; 10:30am & 2:30pm
The Farm on Adderley will be offering all of the favorites from their famous Brunch Menu such as pollack cake, buckwheat porridge, red flannel hash, bloomsdale spinach and more.
To secure your seating, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Farm on Adderley, 1108 Cortelyou Road, Ditmas Park
Terrarium Class: Mother’s Day Brunch
Sun, May 13; Noon - 1:30 pm
Looking for a unique gift and activity idea for mother's day? Have an all-in-one experience with a creative terrarium class featuring a lite brunch.
Sip champagne, nibble on a croissant and fruit while you both create a mini living garden to remember your day.
Enjoy shared creativity and conversation with a knowledgeable instructor providing inspiration, guidance and advice. Take home your terrarium after! $185
Price is for mom and a guest. Tickets include price of Terrarium vessel and 2 plants per (succulents and/or airplants), coffee or tea, glass of champagne, little pastries, fruit
Luludi Living Art, 23-07 24th Avenue, Astoria
Wicked Mothers: A Dark Celebration of Mother's Day Sun, May 13; 2 - 3 pm
A shift from everything frilly and lovely, this lecture will take you on a historical “tour” of what might be considered some of the worst mothers from history. $10 Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
A Cinematic Brunch
Sun, May 13; 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Take your mom for a meal at the new George’s at Kaufman Astoria Studios. Previously known as The Astor Room, the restaurant recently went under renovations and a full menu revamp, and reopened as “George’s” in honor of the late George Kaufman.
The new décor and menu items pay homage to the glamorous movie stars who would frequent the space that was once the Paramount Pictures commissary during the 1920s and 30s. It’s perfect for an elegant Mother’s Day celebration and fit to make mom feel like a star.
George’s brunch features challah french toast, studio omelet, chicken & waffles, toad in the hole and much more. Guests can also imbibe the specialty cocktails such as Gina Lollobrigida (fresh, chilled espresso, house-made vanilla vodka, Bailey’s, Kahlua & Frangelico); A Kiss for Cinderella from the 1921 movie starring Betty Bronson (Effen Cucumber vodka, acai liqueur, fresh squeezed lemon & lime, hint of simple syrup); and Tallulah’s Mimosa, inspired by Tallulah Bankhead of My Sin in 1931 (house-made clementine infused vodka, splash of pineapple juice, hint of orange blossom, topped with champagne).
George’s, 35-11 35th Avenue, Astoria