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Things to Do in Brooklyn This Mothers Day Weekend: Readings, Concerts, Events

2013

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Planning Mothers Day? Here's a list of ideas of wonderful outings and things to do in Brooklyn, other than have a meal in a restaurant! Book ahead to make sure the day goes smoothly

1. 10-3 PM: Anti DOmestic Violence Walk Over Brooklyn Bridge

There's a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge organized by Los Milagros, to raise public awareness of domestic violence. Start from the Manhattan side. $10.

2. May 11, 2013: Mother's Day Walk in Green-Wood Cemetery

Gorgeous Green-Wood Cemetery has quite a population of prominent Brooklyn women. Come and hear their entertaining stories and enjoy this spectacular park-like setting. Y Green-Wood's Great Women Saturday, May 11th - 1:00pm

3. May 11 or 12, 2013: Mother's Day Bus Tour of Brooklyn Navy Yard

Join an eye-popping tour group of the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard. Take a two-hour tour for $30 and explore the Yard's transition from one of the nation's foremost naval shipbuilding facilities to a national leader in sustainable urban industrial parks. Led by Turnstile Tours.

4. May 11 or 12, 2013 Mother's Day Concert at BargeMusic in DUMBO

Have fun at the Masterworks Series aboard NYC's only floating concert hall, BargeMusic. The weekend program includes: Dvorak Terzetto in C major, Op. 74, B. 148, Brahms Trio for clarinet, cello and piano in A minor, Op. 114, and Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34.
May 11 • Saturday, 8 pm
May 12 • Sunday, 2 pm
$40 ($35 Senior, $20 Student)
For info: (718) 624-2083.

5. May 12, 2013 at 11 A.M.–1:30 P.M..Brunch & Tour at Brooklyn Museum

Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Come for delicious brunch, followed by a special Mother’s Day–themed tour. Brunch of fresh fruit, salads, omelets, mimosas, and more will last a leisurely hour in the Museum's classy Beaux-Arts Court. Then, join one of the following Museum tours:
"Mummy Dearest: Mummies and More from Ancient Egypt"
"Power and Beauty in Ancient Egypt"
"The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago"
"Extraordinary Women: Celebrating Mothers and Motherhood in Art through the Ages"
"Dressed Up: Fashionable Women"
Tickets for Mother's Day are $55 for general admission and are available at www.museumtix.com. Tickets for Museum Members are $43; please call the Membership Hotline at (718) 501-6326 to purchase Member tickets.

6. May 11-12, 2013: Mother's Sale Brooklyn Museum

Here's something special: a Mother's Day sale of wonderful items at the Brooklyn Museum gift store. Come on your own, or make an outing to the Museum with Mom and let her pick her own gift. The John Singer Sargent watercolors will make her happy, too.

7. Take Mom to "Brooklyn Designs", a Design Fair in DUMBO

Take part in unique Mothers’ Day activities including, Mommy & Me cookie design with One Girl Cookies. It's part of the huge Brooklyn Designs fair in DUMBO.

8. Visit the Amazing Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Although torrential rains have brought down a lot of the cherry blossoms, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is still gorgeous in the spring. Bring mom for a very relazing, quiet visit to one of the most serene places in the Big Apple. You can wander, or take one of their excellent guided tours.

9. PAST EVENT: "Edgy Moms" Reading at Brooklyn Reading Works (Park Slope)

Brooklyn Reading Works present the 6th Annual Edgy Moms, an annual reading of writing about motherhood and mothers by writers who use sharp pens and sharper wits, sponsored by Babeland.
8PM at The Old Stone House, 336 Third Street between 4th and 5th Avenues. F train to Fourth Avenue, R train to Union Street.

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