Ideas for Celebrating Mother’s Day on Long Island

FlowersMoms do a lot every day for their families and they don’t always get the appreciation they deserve. Mother’s Day is a great way to celebrate Mom and thank her for all she does year round for the family. We’ve put together a great list of ideas for celebrating Mother’s Day on Long Island.




Restaurants Celebrating Mom
Here are some nice family friendly restaurants where you can take Mom for a special Mother’s Day meal:

Beachtree Restaurant
166 West Main Street
East Islip, NY 11730
(631) 277-4800

Canterbury’s Oyster Bar & Grill Restaurant
46 Audrey Avenue
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
(516) 922-3614
Offers Mother’s Day dinner specials

Sweet Mamas
9 Alsace Place
Northport, NY 11768
(631) 261-6262
Offers Mother’s Day specials for brunch and dinner

The Inn at Milleridge
585 North Broadway
Jericho, NY 11753
(516) 931-2201

The View
3 Consuelo Place
Oakdale, NY 11769
(631) 589-2694
Offers Mother’s Day dinner specials – be sure to remember to book ahead!

Activities to Do with Mom
Why not spend the day outdoors? You can go for a stroll through the Bayard Cutting Arboretum and see the beautiful flowers. Old Westbury Gardens is celebrating Moms by giving women (18 and older) lavender plants while supplies last on Mother’s Day. Harbes Family Farm has a special Spring Fair to celebrate Mother’s Day, which includes hayrides, activities for children and parents, live music and much more.

Barnes and Nobles is offering Mother’s Day story time at the Smith Haven Mall location. Check out their website for the dates and times. There are also several arts and craft fairs taking place around the weekend of Mother’s Day. WhitePostCheck out Life on Long Island to find one taking place near you.

Places with Free Admission for Moms:
White Post Farms offers a coupon to those who sign up in advance on their website, for free entrance fees for Mothers and Grandmothers to their petting zoo on Mother’s Day. Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery is also offering free admission for Moms when accompanied by their children, along with the Long Island Museum.

A Gift Made from the Heart
Butterfly Flowerpot
Items Needed:
Washable Paint
Paint brush

Paint the bottom of your kiddo’s foot and press against the flowerpot – use the left foot for the right wing, and the right foot for the left wing. Once the paint dries, use the sharpie to draw the body of the butterfly. You can also put your child’s name and the year on the bottom of the flowerpot.

Mother’s Day Books
Go to the library or the bookstore and pick up one of these children’s books celebrating Mother’s Day!

“Mother’s Day” by Anne Rockwell

“The Night Before Mother’s Day” by Natasha Wing

“Someday” by Alison McGhee and Peter Reynolds


(Books Picture)


Happy Mother’s Day to all our Mommy readers! Enjoy your special day…you deserve it!


Article and pictures by Janet Brandsema

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