What's Happening Mother's Day 2024 

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! Spend the day or weekend with the family - go on a hike, see a show, head down to the Jersey Shore, or visit a museum. Here are some ideas and things to do for Mother’s Day around New Jersey. 

Big Snow at American Dream Mall

Why not hit the indoor slopes with Mom at Big Snow? Every day is a snow day. Open year round for “winter” fun so give skiing or snowboarding a try. 1 American Dream Way, E Rutherford, NJ.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at NJPAC

Fri-Sun, May 10-12, 2024. A Mother’s Day weekend tradition, each Ailey performance takes you on a path to discovery. Ailey’s signature work, Revelations, pays tribute to African-American cultural heritage and is set to spirituals, gospels and blues. Buy your tickets at NJPAC. 1 Center St, Newark. 888.696.5722, njpac.org

May Family Sunday at Newark Museum of Art

Sun, May 12, 2024, 1PM-4PM. Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Newark Museum of Art with a Family Drop-In session: Caterpillar to Butterfly using craft materials.This fun family activity is included with your ticket. 49 Washington St, Newark, NJ, 973.596.6550.

Big Kahuna's Waterpark

Open year round. Hang and splash with Mom at Big Kahuna's. Featuring indoor and outdoor water attractions the whole family can enjoy - rides, slides, pool and nonstop water fun! 535 North Rte 73, West Berlin, NJ.

Taylor Swift Laser Show at Liberty Science Center

Sat & Sun, May 11-12, 2024, 4:20PM. Other dates/times also available. As an add-on ($) experience to your general admission ticket, this 25 minute high tech laser show is set to the music of Taylor Swift. Explore the various LSC museum exhibits before the show. 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ.

Mother’s Day at Monmouth Park

Sun, May 12, 2024, 12PM-5PM. FREE Admission for all ladies. First 1,000 Moms to enter Monmouth Park will receive a carnation. FREE family activities - clowns, face painting, pony rides, and bounce houses. Oceanport Ave, Oceanport.

Explore The Bronx Zoo

Celebrate 125 years of the Bronx Zoo with Mom and special weekend events this May. Explore and discover The Bronx Zoo this spring. So much to see and do - animals, Children’s Zoo, exhibits, wildlife, rides, and more! 2300 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY. 718.220.5100.

Mother's Day at Jenkinson's Boardwalk

Sun, May 12, 2024. Moms receive FREE admission with a paying child during open hours at Jenkinson's. Good for Aquarium, rides, Fun House, Mini Golf, and Adventure Lookout. Point Pleasant, NJ.

Flowers & Plants at Rutgers Gardens

FREE. Bring Mom to Rutgers Gardens between 8am-7pm and explore one of the best botanical gardens in New Jersey. Uncover nature, flowers, plants, and more at Rutgers! 130 Log Cabin Rd, New Brunswick, NJ.

Mother’s Day at the Pier Village

Sat & Sun, May 11-12, 2024, 11AM-8PM. Mother’s Day Makers and Artisan Market at the Carousel Promenade. Enjoy a relaxing meal at one of the restaurants at Pier Village. Go bowling, play virtual golf, kids can enjoy the arcade and ride the carousel. 50 Chelsea Ave, Long Branch, NJ.

Ice Skating at Mennen Sports Arena

Sun May 12, 2024, 11:30AM-1PM. Enjoy public skating at the Mennen Arena in Morris County NJ. Rentals available. Ice skating is a fun year round activity. For more info call 973.326.7651.

Mother’s Day Garden Celebration at NY Botanical Garden

Sat & Sun, May 11-12, 2024, 11AM-5PM. NYBG Family activities this Mother's Day Weekend include outdoor fun, lawn games, make Mom a card, and enjoy face painting. Live family friendly performances on Daffodil Hill Stage. Enjoy food from the finest food trucks. 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY.

Mother’s Day Weekend - Mets vs. Braves

Fri-Sun, May 10-12, 2024 games. Batter up! Treat Mom and take her to a Mets game. Citi Field boasts some of best ballpark food - lobster, Gyros, nachos, Shake Shack, Korean, sushi and more! 5/11 giveaway is a Mr. Met London Telephone Booth Bobblehead; 5/12 Tumbler promotion giveaway. Visit mets.com to buy your tickets.

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