Mother's Day Interactive Brunch
SideBAR; 5/8 at 1 p.m.; 118 E. 15th St., nr. Irving Pl., 212-677-2900
Of course Mom is already an amazing cook, but if she'd like to pick up some extra tips, SideBAR is hosting a cooking class with an instructor from Hot Pot Culinary Events. Guests will learn how to perfect brunch fare, like French toast and omelets, then, when the flames are turned off, unlimited mimosas and Bloody Marys will be served.
Harlem Gospel Choir: Mother's Day Show
B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill; 5/8 at 6 p.m.; 237 W. 42nd St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-997-4144
Not a singer? No worries: The world-renowned Harlem Gospel Choir will serenade your moms for you with an inspirational set fitting for a day of celebration.
World Yacht Cruise
World Yacht Marina, Pier 81; 5/8 at 11:30 a.m. (lunch), 6 p.m. (dinner); West Side Hwy. at 41st St.; 212-630-8100
Take to the high seas—okay, the high rivers—with a brunch or dinner cruise. Brunch includes a mimosa (because mom deserves it), and both meals will have live entertainment. Also, free Godiva gift boxes, perfect for the mom with the sweet tooth.
Great Women Walking Tour
Green-Wood Cemetery; 5/7 at 1 p.m.; 500 25th St., at Fifth Ave., Brooklyn; 718-768-7300
Reservations are recommended for this tour, which visits some of the most influential women buried in the cemetery. Among them are pioneering doctors Susan McKinney Steward and Mary Jacobi; abolitionist Abigail Hopper Gibbons; and actresses Laura Keene and Kate Claxton. Remember to wear good walking shoes—the terrain gets hilly at points.
Puppet Play With Diana Schoenbrun
The powerHouse Arena; 5/8 at 4 p.m.; 37 Main St.., nr. Water St., Dumbo, Brooklyn
Puppet builder, illustrator, and author Diana Schoenbrun will host a crafting party for moms and little ones ages 5 to 9, where they'll learn to make twenty unique projects out of mittens, towels, socks, and more. Note: This event is B.Y.O.S. (Bring Your Own Sock).