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Where to Take Your Favorite 'First Lady': BK Reader's Mother's Day Picks 2022

From brunches, to cruises; from sip-and-paint parties, to Broadway plays, we've curated a diverse list of options for honoring your mother on this special day!
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Set in the deep south at the end of World War I during the flu epidemic, Alice Childress’s seldom-produced masterpiece is one of American drama’s most mercilessly revealing tales of interracial love. A jewel of theatrical concision and detail, the play traces a devoted couple’s caustic confrontations with anti-miscegenation laws, vicious family racism, community disapproval and finally deadly disease and their own long-buried feelings. Wedding Band, written in the heat of the Civil Rights era, speaks with stunning clarity to the public debates of the Black Lives Matter era. Awoye Timpo directs the play’s first New York production since its New York premiere in 1972.

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When: Sunday, May 8, 2:00pm and 7:30pm

Where: Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, BK, NY

Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise

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Cruise and celebrate Mother’s Day 2022 aboard our vessel featuring a delicious brunch menu and bottomless mimosas. This family-friendly special event features a three-course menu to delight mom on her special day.

Photograph special moments with New York City’s amazing landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge and the statue of liberty on our open decks. A live DJ will keep the party going playing top hits to celebrate as your cruise the waterways.

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Included in our Mother's Day Brunch Cruise

  • Vessel: 3 decks
  • Access: All customers get access to Sky Deck, Upper Deck & First Deck
  • Seating: Guaranteed private table seating
  • Music: Live DJ performance
  • Drinks: Bottomless Mimosas plus complimentary coffee, tea or juice. More drink options are available for purchase onboard.
  • Delicious Brunch Menu:
  • A three-course brunch featuring Mini Avocado Toast, Eggs Benedict, Chicken and Waffle, New York Style Cheesecake, and many more.
  • Each adult will get to select one Appetizer, one Entrée, and one Dessert after completion of order.
  • Each kid will get to select one Appetizer, one Kid Entrée, and one Dessert.

When: Sunday, May 8, 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Where: Pier 36, 299 South Street, NY, NY

A Mother’s Day Tribute to The Queens of Funk, Rock & Disco

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Chaka Khan, Tina Turner & Donna Summer ft Emilie Surtees

5:30PM Doors, 6:30PM Show | $15 Tickets | Two Item Minimum Per Person

On Mother's Day, treat your mother, or the lady love of your life, to an evening filled with great food & live music featuring a tribute show, by Emilie Surtees, to The Queens of Funk, Rock, & Disco; Chaka Khan, Tina Turner, & Donna Summer. After a few feel good drinks, she'll sure be singing, clapping, & maybe even dancing along to all of the top hits from these extraordinary icons. Get your tickets now & come early so yall can get the best seats in the house!

WHEN: Sunday, May 8, 6:30pm

WHERE: Cafe Wha, 115 MacDougal Street, NY, NY

La Flores - The Mother’s Day Brunch

About this Event

4 Hours Bottomless Mimosas • Drinks • Food Inclusive • Hookah • Music • Photography and more! Then, let the fun begin at 1pm after you’ve filled your belly with food catered by Top Chef (Chef J.Dillion) they’ll transition into their after party for more vibes and music by our top Djs. Grab Your Crew , Mother And/Or Mommy Friends & Reserve Your Ticket . See You There!

WHEN: Sunday, May 8, 10:00am - 1:00pm

WHERE: Brooklyn, TBA (shhh... register for info)

A Mother’s Day Sip & Paint Party (With unlimited Mimosas)

About this Event

It’s only right that you celebrate Mothers Day weekend with us !! Enjoy great music and step by step paint instructions with the option of red wine or mimosas until we run out !!

All guest will have the choice to purchase food and beverages upon arrival.

Paint Sip and Vibe With Relleasy & Friends; Hosted by: Mighty Math x Donuts and Henny. Go here to get advanced tickets

When: Sunday, May 8, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Where: Ketchup Gallery, 89-93 Saint Nicholas Avenue, BK, NY

Big Joe’s Comedy Express: Mother’s Day Edition

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Sara Contreras performing live, alongside Angel “Chi Ch” Salazar & Isiah Kelly
Ticket purchase includes entrance into The After Party, featuring Ralphie Mercado with music by: DJ Dubbz
Early Bird Tickets: $40(Going fast Fast! Ticket includes entrance into the Comedy Show & After Party)
General Admission: $50 (Ticket includes entrance into the Comedy Show & After Party). Buy tickets here.

WHEN: Sunday, May 8, Doors: 5:30pm; Showtime: 7:30pm; The After Party: 10pm until

WHERE: SOB's, 204 Varick Street, NY, NY

For Colored Girls, on Broadway

About this Event

Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf is the “landmark of American theater” (The New York Times) that blazed a trail for generations to come. Now, this celebration of the power of Black womanhood returns to Broadway for the first time, reinvented, directed, and choreographed by “a true superstar of theater and dance” (NPR), Tony Award® nominee Camille A. Brown (Once On This Island, Choir Boy, The Metropolitan Opera’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones). And her vision is as fearlessly new as it is fiercely now.

Join the circle as seven powerful women share their stories, find their strength, and rejoice in each other’s humor and passion through a fusion of music, dance, poetry and song that explodes off the stage and resonates with all. It’s time for joy. It’s time for sisterhood. It’s time for colored girls.

For tickets, go here.

WHEN: Sunday, May 8, 6:30pm

WHERE: Booth Theatre, 222 W 45th St, NY, NY

A Mother’s Day House Music Party

About this Event

This is actually Body & Soul 25th Anniversary celebration at the Brooklyn Mirage.

And if you like house music or if your mom likes house music, or if your mom simply loves to dance... this is the place to take her to move her body.

Any house music head can look at this DJ lineup and know... you don't wanna miss this Sunday night swerve!

WHEN: Sunday, May 8, Doors, 4:00pm

WHERE: The Brooklyn Mirage, 140 Stewart Avenue, BK, NY