Moms have a tough year of it, and this Sunday it’s all about them.

This Mother’s Day find a mom – doesn’t matter if it’s not your own – and give them their flowers for getting through everything 2020 and 2021 have thrown at them.

Once you’ve finished with the breakfast in bed and showering of gifts, check out these great Brooklyn activities to treat your leading lady to a special day.

Brooklyn Peace Zone Mother’s Day Event

Head along to the school yard at 800 Gates Ave for a Mother’s Day event, being held by Sha-Asia Semple’s god father in celebration of what would have been Semple’s first Mother’s Day.

Brooklyn Peace Zone will be giving away small bouquets of roses to moms and there’ll be plenty of food to go around at the event, running from 12:00-5:00pm.

Sha-Asia’s mural on Lewis Avenue at Monroe Street. Photo: Jessy Edwards for the BK Reader.

Puppetworks’ The Wizard of Oz

Follow the adventures of Dorothy and Toto after a tornado rips through Kansas and whisks them away in their house to the magical land of Oz – all with marionette puppets in Park Slope. Nicolas Coppola is behind this production, being held at Puppetworks, 338 6th Avenue, Brooklyn.

The shows are on Saturday, May 8 at 12:30pm and 2:00pm, and are $11 for adults and $10 for children.

Brooklyn Robot Foundry 

Create a special Bracelet-o-matic for mom this year with the Mother’s Day class hosted online by Brooklyn Robot Foundry. Not only will moms get the special gift, but they’ll also get a personalized card complete with all the robotic add-ons. 

The classes will be held on Saturday, May 8 at 11:00am and 1:00pm.

Pack a Picnic for One of Our Parks

With spring in full bloom and no better feeling than that warm sun and some fresh air, pack up a picnic full of mom’s favorite treats and head to one our lush Brooklyn Parks. As we head into warmer weather, parks across the borough are coming to life with performances, games and all-round fun times.

Fort Greene Park. Photo: Anna Bradley-Smith for BK Reader.

Visit Brooklyn Museum

After being closed for most of 2020 and the first part of this year, Brooklyn Museum is now open and is a great place to take your leading lady for some Brooklyn sauce. There are a number of great exhibitions on, including KAWS: What Party exhibit. Be sure to make a reservation ahead of time, as capacity is still limited.

KAWS sculptures in Yuz Museum. Photo: Creative Commons.

New York Bike Jumble 

Head to the New York Bike Jumble on Fifth Avenue and 4th Street on May 8 to fulfillyou’re your mom’s cycling needs for the summer! There will be new or used bike, new and used accessories, clothing, collectibles, artwork, overstocks and bargains galore. The sale is being held at Washington/JJ Byrne Park around the Old Stone House at Fifth Avenue and 4th street from 10:00am until 4:00pm.

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