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Looking for fun and low-cost Mother's Day events on Long Island? See our list for where to make Mother's Day gifts, mother-daughter events, where moms get free admission on the holiday, and more family events in Central Islip, Cold Spring Harbor, Elmont, Floral Park, Glen Cove, Mattituck, Old Westbury, Oyster Bay, and Riverhead.


mothers dayWhile nothing beats telling your mom how much you love her, taking her out to do something special comes in a close second. Here are a few local activities that offer a little something extra for the household's leading lady.


Where to Make Mother's Day Gifts in Nassau

Mother's Day Craft

Floral Park Public Library, Floral Park

May 2

Children ages 3-5 can make a special Mother’s Day Craft with plenty of time before the big day. FREE!


Mother's Day Celebration

What’s Cooking?, Oyster Bay

May 9

Join a Mother’s Day Celebration featuring plenty of take-home treats filled with love. Children will create strawberry-stuffed French toast, teapot- and heart-shaped cookies, chocolate-dipped strawberries, long-stemmed chocolate roses and flowers, and pink lemonade.


Mother's Day Floral Design

Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury

May 11

Using fresh flowers and modern design techniques, children ages 6-10 will create gifts straight from the heart in a floral design workshop. Registration is required.


Mother's Day Craft: Recycled Paper Beads

Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, Glen Cove

May 11

This workshop offers kids the opportunity to make Mom a beautiful necklace or bracelet using handcrafted paper beads.


Where to Make Mother's Day Gifts in Suffolk

Kids Craft a Gift for Mother's Day

Hallockville Museum Farm, Riverhead

May 4

Make something special for Mom in this workshop at the Hallockville Museum Farm.


Mother's Day Craft Event

Safari Adventure, Riverhead

May 11

Create a token of your love at Safari Adventure’s crafting event for kids.


Mother-Daughter Events for Mother's Day

Spa Science with Mom

Long Island Science Center, Riverhead

May 11

Find out what ingredients are used to make some common beauty items in this afternoon workshop for moms and their children. Register by May 1.


Mother's Day Yoga by the Sea

Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, Cold Spring Harbor

May 11

At Mother’s Day Yoga by the Sea, mothers and daughters learn yoga poses together. Call or go online to register.


Free Admission for Moms

Harbes Spring Fair

Harbes Farm & Vineyard, Mattituck

May 11-12

At the Harbes Spring Fair, everyone can enjoy live music and animal shows, and moms can enjoy free admission ($10.95; for everyone else).


Mother's Day at the Hatchery

Cold Spring Fish Hatchery and Aquarium, Cold Spring Harbor

May 12

Mom gets free admission to the hatchery on Mother’s Day ($6 for other adults; $4 for children ages 3-12).


Free Lavender Plant

Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury

May 12

All women ages 18 and older who visit on Mother’s Day receive a complimentary lavender plant, while supplies last.


More Mother's Day Fun

March for Babies

Bethpage Ballpark, Central Islip

May 11

On May 11, families can walk in the March for Babies at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip to raise money for the March of Dimes, which funds programs and research to promote healthy pregnancies. Register and fundraise on the website.


Mother's Day Brunch

Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center, Riverhead

May 12

Enjoy a Mother’s Day Brunch in the Sea Star Ballroom (two seatings), and then explore the Long Island Aquarium. Call 631-208-9200 x426 for reservations.


Mother's Day Picnic at Belmont Park

Belmont Park, Elmont

May 12

Bring a picnic to the park and have a leisurely brunch on the lawn as you watch the horse races. Bring sandwiches and champagne or fancy sodas. Kids can enjoy the playground, petting zoo, giant bubble stations, and more.


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