Mother’s Day in the Hudson Valley

It’s time to celebrate the special mothers in your life. If that special lady enjoys a cruise on the Hudson River, a Victorian Tea at a historic Inn, enjoying a complimentary tour through a historic house or walking in a garden of tulips here are a few suggestions when spending Mother’s Day in the Hudson Valley.

Lower Hudson Valley

May 6 and 7
Mother’s Day Tea at Bricktown Inn Bed & Breakfast
Celebrate mom with Victorian Tea! Seatings at 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm, $25 per person.
112 Hudson Avenue, Haverstraw
Call for reservations 845-429-8447;

Mid Hudson Valley

May 7
The Shawangunk Garden Club Annual Mother’s Day Sale
Variety of locally grown hanging and bedding plants. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Gazebo on corner of Route 209 and Canal Street, Ellenville.
Helen: 845-434-2665;

May 8 
6th Annual Tulip Festival & Mother’s Day Celebration
The day’s festivities will include a spectacular collection of vendors, lunch, and music. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Honor’s Haven Resort & Spa, 1195 Arrowhead Road, Ellenville.
Lunch reservations, 845-210-1600;

May 8
Mimosa’s and Mothers’ Day
Celebrate Mother’s Day by bringing Mom for a relaxing day at Robibero winery. Every Mom will receive one complimentary Mimosa. 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Robibero Family Vineyards, 714 Albany Post Road, New Paltz

May 8
Mother’s Day at Gomez Mill House
Mothers who visit Gomez Mill House with their children on Mother’s Day will receive free admission.  Tour the oldest manor house in Orange County and the earliest extant Jewish residence in America that served as a fur trading post and home to merchants, patriots, farmers, craftsmen and statesmen.  10:30am-2:45pm
11 Mill House Road, Marlboro.

May 8
Mother’s Day at Hudson River Maritime Museum
Mothers admitted free.  11am-5pm
Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston.

May 8
Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise Aboard Pride of the Hudson
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a Buffet Brunch Cruise aboard Pride of the Hudson. Show Mom how much you love her while basking in the open air on the spacious sundeck or enjoying the comfort of our climate controlled main salon featuring huge wrap-around windows. The Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet includes a delicious buffet with beverages including coffee, tea, juice and Mimosas. Other beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) are available for purchase at the cash bar. Purchase tickets in advance. 12-2:30pm
Departs Blu Pointe Landing at the Newburgh Waterfront 

May 8
Mother’s Day Brunch Rose Cruises Aboard The River Rose
Celebrate the important women in your life with a buffet brunch cruise aboard the majestic River Rose, a Mississippi paddle wheeler. The two hour cruise heads south from Newburgh and includes a narrated tour of historically significant sites such as Bannerman’s Island, Catskill Water Aqueduct, Cold Spring, World’s End and West Point. Advance reservations required. 11am-1pm
Departs Newburgh Waterfront

May 8
Mother’s Day Concert featuring the Amphion String Quartet
Annual Mother’s Day Concert featuring the Amphion String Quartet performing the music of Grieg and Debussy. 3-5pm
St. George’s Episcopal Church, Newburgh

May 8
Mother’s Day at Mount Gulian Historic Site
Mount Gulian Historic Site celebrates Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8 with free tours for mothers and the opening of a new exhibit.  Tours of the house, Dutch barn and restored garden will be given this day at1:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. only.  The new exhibit, on display for a limited time, will feature vintage women’s fashions from the collection.  It will run from Mother’s Day through May 29th.
145 Sterling St, Beacon

Upper Hudson Valley

May 7 and 8
Basilica Farm + Flea – Spring Market
Buy Vintage, Local, Handmade…In collaboration with Hudson River Exchange. With more than 60-90 vendors, the marketplace consists of a diverse group of regional makers, farmers, and vintage collectors. Visitors can bowse vintage and artisanal good and eat locally sourced farm-fresh food. The Inaugural Spring Market is inspired by vintage objects for home and garden, spring dresses, wild edibles and Mother’s Day treats.
Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street, Hudson

May 7 and 8
68th Annual Tulip Festival
A highly anticipated spring tradition continues when over 100,000 tulip bulbs blossom into a sea of colors just in time for this Mother’s Day celebration in Washington Park. Historic events take place annually, including the scrubbing of State Street, the tradition of the Tulip Queen Coronation. As always, Saturday and Sunday will host the added excitement of children’s activities, craft vendors, delicious food and multiple stages with nationally acclaimed musical performances.
Washington Park, Albany

May 8
Mother’s Day Dinner/Music Cruise Aboard the Marika
An opportunity to enjoy a wonderful afternoon on the Marika luxury yacht. While sailing, you can relax and enjoy the smooth sounds of music and view the splendors of the Hudson River Valley, from the wall of Manitou and The Sleeping Giant of the Catskills, to the bald eagles, osprey, and herons that are frequently seen along this stretch of the river. Combine this with the delicious afternoon buffet and a complimentary glass of champagne for Mom upon boarding to make this Mother’s Day on the beautiful Hudson River one for family and friends to enjoy!

May 8
Mother’s Day Fashion Show & Tea
Treat your Mom to a fashion show of vintage clothing at the Hudson Area Library. Enjoy homemade cakes and cookies along with tea from Verdigris-Hudson. Learn styling tips from the make-up experts at FACE Stockholm. Music mixed by Young Paris. Community models including Mothers and daughters. Vintage clothing provided by Discipline Park.  Reservations please.