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Celebrating Mom: Mother’s Day Weekend Festivities 2021


We love all holidays and celebrations here at Great Performances, but there’s really nothing quite as special as celebrating the moms in our lives! With Covid restrictions being lifted and warmer weather coming, we hope you’ll be able to celebrate with your loved ones in person this Mother’s Day weekend.

We’ve rounded up some great activities for you to enjoy with the moms in your life. You can head upstate to the First Annual Women in Food and Farming Festival at Stone Ridge Orchards; head to the Bronx to enjoy the jewel that is Wave Hill and their annual Mother’s Day celebration — this year, as  a picnic on the lawn; or enjoy a picnic meal outdoors at Brooklyn Museum or to take home.

Our venue partners are also sharing special Mother’s Day packages. Picnic on the lawns of Wave Hill, an idyllic garden in The Bronx, or pick up a basket at Brooklyn Museum and enjoy al fresco dining.

Looking for something a little different? The First Annual Women in Food and Farming Festival takes place on Saturday, May 8 at Stone Ridge Orchard a quick two-hour drive from New York City. It’s the perfect way to celebrate mom and women as you explore the outdoor market – and perhaps pick up some goodies for Sunday!

Mother’s Day in Brooklyn

Mother’s Day Picnic at the Brooklyn Museum

Sunday, May 9 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Pre-order Required

Custom picnics are available for pick up from 11-4 pm at the Brooklyn Museum Food Truck, located in front of the museum. Bring a blanket, and enjoy your lunch in the sculpture garden, or near by Prospect Park. Each picnic includes your complete meal, cutlery and bottled water.

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Mother’s Day in the Bronx

Photo: ©Joshua Bright

Mother’s Day Picnic at Wave Hill

Sunday, May 9 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Pre-Order Required

This year, Mother’s Day and our traditional Mother’s Day picnic are so very welcome! In addition to the opportunity to start your morning at the Family Art Project, or join our first Garden Highlights Walk in the afternoon, we invite you to enjoy a custom Mother’s Day picnic provided by Wave Hill exclusive caterer Great Performances. Be sure to make your reservations now for whatever menu of events you’d like to share with Mom. May we suggest you cap off the day with a browse in The Shop at Wave Hill? We think Mom will be grateful!

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Mother’s Day Weekend Upstate

First Annual Women in Food and Farming Festival

Outdoor Market at Stone Ridge Orchards

Saturday, May 8 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Stone Ridge Orchards, Stone Ridge, NY

Ticket Information: Tickets must be purchased in advance

On May 8th & 9th, 2021 (Mother’s Day Weekend), EscapeMaker.com will present the 1st Annual Women in Food & Farming Festival at Stone Ridge Orchard in the Hudson Valley of New York State – 2 hours outside of New York City.
The hybrid live/virtual event open to the public will honor and celebrate more than 50 women-owned farms and businesses in the food and craft beverage industries and also provide resources to women in business.

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