It’s time to show Mom some love this Mother’s Day. What better way to celebrate the most amazing woman in your life than to take her to one of the many events happening in her honor throughout NJ. From big to small there is no shortage of ways to show her how much she means to you. And for the moms reading this, here is a list to pick from to decide how you want to spend the day!

Thurs, May 7

Fashion & Fun for Mom at The Shops at Riverside
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm; 390 Hackensack Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Join them for a night of fun, fashion and friends. Shop, socialize and indulge in special offers, giveaways and more. You deserve a great night out.

Fri May 8

Presby Memorial Iris Gardens 474 Upper Mountain Avenue in Upper Montclair - They features thousands of iris varieties from around the globe. It is dubbed “A Rainbow on the Hill in Upper Montclair.” On May 8, National Public Gardens Day, you can enjoy a series of free lectures at Presby from 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The Iris Plant Sale will be held May 8 through 10 from 10:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. On Mother’s Day, May 10, you can have a ticketed box lunch with mom. Advance registration is required by calling 973-783-5974. A free live jazz concert will be performed as well.

Sat, May 9

Annual Atlantic City Mother’s Day Music Festival 7pm - 10:30pm, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City Atlantic City's historic venue, the renovated Boardwalk Hall, features the Mother's Day Music Fest, one of the most popular R & B events of the year. This year’s event will include performers The Isley Brothers, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds , Fantasia, and Eric Benet.
Mother's Day Special at the Auto Race Track
Wall Stadium Speed Way 1803 Route 34 South, Wall, NJ - Modifieds Triple Crown Race #1, Sportsman, Limited Late Models Factory Stocks, Legends. Moms enjoy discounted admission and free flowers at the entrance.

Mother's Day Wine Trail (May 9 & 10)
12 – 5 pm; Old York Cellars 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ 08551 This Mother's Day weekend event features a thanks to all mom's for their hard work and dedication by offering them complimentary wine tastings. This weekend we will also be sampling and selling Maddalena's Cheesecake paired with their Sweet Riesling.

Mother’s Day Weekend Garden Party at New York Botanical Garden (May 9 & 10)
Treat mom to the day out that she deserves. In fact, bring the whole family for live music, games, picnicking, and more—all surrounded by the most spectacular spring landscape New York has to offer. And new this year, they're hosting more weekend activities, more Garden spots to play and relax, and more dining options than ever before! Kids can make an afternoon of crafting Mother's Day cards, watching a bubble show, or adding to giant chalk drawings. The young at heart can perfect their croquet game, enjoy a special brunch, and view a dance performance on the Conservatory Lawn. Gather everyone together to purchase offerings from visiting food trucks, with beer and wine available for adults to toast the occasion.

Imagine Mother’s Day (May 9 & 10)
10:00 am - 5:30 pm, Imagine That! A New Jersey Children’s Museum presents a special event for Mother’s Day. You can make a homemade teapot just for mom.

Sun, May 10

Mother's Day Brunch Fundraiser at Fernbrook Farms
Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center, Mansfield, NJ - Join them for a Farm-Style Gourmet Country Brunch under the tent over their red brick terrace next to The Inn at Fernbrook. Enjoy Farm Tours, Wagon Rides, Animals, and their Annual Plant Sale while you're here so, come ready for food and a fun-filled day on the farm! A beautiful setting to celebrate every MOM!

Mother's Day at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86 W 46th St and 12th Ave, New York, NY 10036 - Today they celebrate Mothers by extending the same price as KIDS! Mothers will pay the price of a youth ticket just by bringing the coupon from our calendar with you when you visit the Intrepid Museum.

Casino Pier Mother's Day Promotion
800 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ - They like to celebrate the most important women in our lives… OUR MOM’S! On Mother’s Day weekend they would like to invite everyone to bring their mom to Casino Pier for a day of celebration and fun. Moms will ride free all day on May 10th with a paying child.

Monmouth Park Racetrack - Come spend a fun-filled afternoon at Monmouth Park. Bring the whole family and treat mom to brunch in either our Dining Terrace or Turf Club. Reservations are needed for brunch and can be made by calling 732-229-2100. All ladies at Mother's Day Brunch will receive a small gift, courtesy of Monmouth Mall. In addition, enter mom to win some great Mother's Day prizes.

Mother’s Day Celebration at TD Bank Ballpark
Celebrate by treating mom to a special day at the ballgame (the Somerset Patriots are taking on the Bridgewater Bluefish) plus a Mother’s Day Brunch.

Annual Azalea Festival
10am - 4pm; Sayen Park Botanical Garden 155 Hughes Drive Hamilton Square Hamilton Township, NJ - Held only on Mother's Day each year. This event takes place in the historic Hamilton Square, Sayen House and Gardens, a sanctuary for nature lovers, garden enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Enjoy seeing over 250,000 flowering bulbs, dogwoods, azaleas and rhododendron, In addition to touring the grounds' collection of beautifully landscaped walking paths, fountains, bridges, lakes, gazebos, and breathtaking scenery, attendees can enjoy crafters, food, music, entertainment, and more.

Mother's Day Lunch Cruises on the Hudson
Spirit of New Jersey 1500 Harbor Boulevard Lincoln Harbor Marina Weehawken, New Jersey 07086 866-483-3866 - Give Mom the day off and treat her to a special day full of festivities and fun aboard Spirit! With a bountiful buffet, interactive DJ entertainment, dancing and spectacular Manhattan skyline views.

Mother's Day Hike
10 AM to noon; Tenafly Nature Center 313 Hudson Avenue Tenafly, NJ - Celebrate Mother's Day with a guided walk outdoors. Whether you're an outdoors enthusiast or just hoping for a pretty photo op with the family, a walk might be the perfect activity for Mother's Day. All ages welcome. Meet up at the visitor's center.

Mother’s Day at Jenkinson's
300 Ocean Ave Point Pleasant Beach - All day on Mother's Day, Sunday, moms get free admission to rides, the aquarium, fun house, and mini golf with a paying child. The perfect spring day for mothers and children to enjoy together at the boardwalk!

Wildwoods Mother’s Day Celebration
Surfside Pier at 25th Ave. and Mariner's Landing Pier at Schellenger Ave, Wildwood
A family event to celebrate Mother's Day at Morey's Piers on the Boardwalk., Mom gets some extra TLC for Mother's Day! From 11 am until 5 p.m. Mothers ride FREE on Mariner's Landing and Surfside Piers located on the Wildwoods Boardwalk. All moms can pick up a complimentary wristband at any ticket booth. Take Mom for a spin with rides, games, food and entertainment for the whole family! Moms can enjoy a Tea Party at the Teacups with complimentary tea and hors d'oeuvres.

Mother's Day Festival
Noon to 5 PM, Alba Vineyard 269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Road, Milford NJ
Celebrate Mother's Day by treating mom to a Mother's Day Festival that features family and friends treating mom to a special event filled with a wine tasting, cellar tour, lunch, live music and more.

Mother's Day Hike to the Women's Monument
11am - 1pm; Alpine park Palisades Interstate Parkway, Exit 2, Alpine, NJ 201-768-1360 ext. 108 Is Mom the outdoor adventurous type? Treat mom for a Mother's Day Hike to the Women's Monument. This is a guided hike with Eric Nelsen. Meet at 11 am About 4 mi., 2 hrs. over easy trails. Free.