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Mother’s Day: The one day out of the year — hopefully, not really the only day — when we thank the ladies in our lives for being the wonderful loving, caring, nurturing, hard-working superwomen they are. We honor them with presents, flowers, brunches. But why not just “gift” them with a wonderful, shared experience? We have found a couple of fun things to do with your favorite girl!

Mother’s Day Paint ‘n’ Sip Brunch. Photo credit: fruiggies.com

Second Annual Mother’s Day Paint ‘n’ Sip Brunch

Fruiggie Organic Arts & Craft Studio is hosting its second annual Mothers Day “Paint ‘n’ Sip” brunch! Mothers and their little one (or not so little one) will enjoy a fun-filled day sitting side by side painting with all natural/vegan paint, sipping on organic fruit-infused drinks and indulging in an organic brunch buffet! No experience needed! Create your masterpieces and learn together! All ages are welcome!

When: Saturday, May 12 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm |$45 – $65, get tickets here.

Where: Ancient Light Studio, 521 Halsey St., Brooklyn, NY 11233

Treat your mom to a movie and a show! Photo credit: Myrtle Avenue Partnership

Movies and Music Under the Stars in Fort Greene Park 

Grab a blanket and snacks, and 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 in Fort Greene Park. The show kicks off at 6:00pm and the event is free!

When: Saturday, May 12 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm | Free!

Where: Fort Greene Park, Washington Park St, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Photo credit: FAD Market

FAD Pop-Up Market Mother’s Day

Instead of going shopping for your mom — take her on a spree with you! Discover local designers and shop handcrafted goods at FAD Market—a roving fashion, art and design pop-up marketplace that travels seasonally to unique venues in the vibrant borough of Brooklyn. This Mother’s Day, FAD Market presents a specially curated selection of over 55 independent designer-makers at City Point in Downtown Brooklyn. Browse art, jewelry, apparel, bath and body care, tableware and home furnishings. Afterward, grab a bite at the famed DeKalb Market Hall or head to the nearby Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) for a spot of culture.

When: Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13 | 11:00am –6:00pm |Free!

Where: City Point, 445 Albee Square West, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Take your favorite girl on a stroll through the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Photo credit: NY Metro Parents

Brooklyn Botanical Garden’s Mother’s Day Stroll

Enjoy a full day of fun in the sun at the annual Brooklyn Botanical Garden Mother’s Day celebration. Visit the garden for a weekend packed with events and games, mom-themed crafts, live performances, and guided tours and walks around the garden grounds. This event is huge and therefore gets crowded: We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance and arriving early.

When: Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13 | 10:00am –6:00pm | $8-$15, get tickets here.

Where: Brooklyn Botanical Garden, 990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Li-Lac Chocolates. Photo credit: The Big Apple Core

Chocolate Tasting Tour

A box of fine chocolates for your mother dearest? Why not get her a whole tour where she can sample the finest chocolates made in Brooklyn? With the Explore Brooklyn Brooklyn Chocolate Trail Map you can be your own tour guide and explore up to 12 local chocolatiers, factories and tasting rooms.

If you rather just want to hop on a bus, you can book a tour with A Slice of Brooklyn. The fun, adventure-packed bus tour will take you to the iconic landmarks, movie locations and the best food — or chocolates – that Brooklyn has to offer! For more info go to about at Slice of Brooklyn Tours, go here.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful Brooklyn mothers!

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Andrea Leonhardt

“Made in Germany,” Andrea Leonhardt is the managing editor for BK Reader. Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, with minors in American studies and education, and a master’s...

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