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Celebrate Mother's Day In Rochester, NY

Monday, April 26, 2021 1:00 PM by Visit Rochester Staff

Photo: The Spa at Woodcliff

No matter how you plan to celebrate this year, be sure to check out the following round up of Mother's Day activities that will be sure to make for a special day for that special someone in your life.  

Mother's Day Activities & Gift Ideas 

Casa Larga Vineyards
Join Casa Larga on Sunday, May 9 from 1:00 to 2:00 or 3:00 to 4:00 for a Mother's Day Food & Wine Pairing. Bring mom to the winery for a self-guided small plate tasting featuring four Casa Larga wines paired with food from Sweet Sammie Jane's. Purchase tickets to reserve your spot for the tasting here

DICK'S House of Sport Rochester
DICK’S House of Sport at the Eastview Mall has just the one-stop-shop experience to celebrate MOM! On Sat. May 8, their pre-Moms day event will include a personalized shopping session with in-house stylists, mocktails provided by Just Juice 4 Life, and while mom shops, M/Body will lead boxing/yoga/HIIT classes for the family on The Field! 

Learn more and book your shopping appointment, sign up here. Minimum age requirement: 5 years old. One ticket is good for one parent and up to 2 children. To sign up for M/Body classes only, click here.

Genesee Country Village & Museum
Spring is in the air as Genesee Country Village & Museum open its doors for its 2021 regular season with opening day on May 8! On Mother's Day, interpreters in the historic village will show you what life was like for 19th-century mothers, from roping a bed, to churning butter, to prepping and preserving petticoats. Don't forget to treat mom to a traditional 19th-century pastry from the DB Munger Confectionery! A seated Mother's Day Brunch is also available for purchase to enjoy during your visit. Get your brunch tickets here

Looking for a special gift for mom? Check out the gift shop while you're visiting the museum, or view the  online store to see what GCV&M has in stock! Want to purchase an experience to remember? From the MacKay House Family Dinners to a Pioneer Farmstead Weekend, GCV&M's experiences are sure to WOW mom! View them all HERE! 

Glenna's CBD Best Oil
Spoil mom with a $80, 60-minute facial and massage special when you book during the month of May. Also, receive 25% off CBD products when you book with MOM25. Learn more here

Irondequoit Beer Company
Order your Mama’s Day Gift Box from Irondequoit Beer Company! Gift boxes include a crowler of her favorite beer, box of Encore Chocolate and a Mama Needs a Beer T-Shirt. Boxes are available the week of Mother’s Day. Learn more here.

Laughing  Gull Chocolates
Join Laughing Gull Chocolates for a Mother's Day chocolate tasting featuring women-owned companies, rare chocolates, special seasonal bars, and Laughing Gull favorites. All tastings include a placemat or menu for the evening, a signature Laughing Gull Chocolates Tasting Wheel, and a coupon code for attendees to receive a free sampler bag of chocolate dipped fruit along with their next online purchase. Attendees will all learn how to properly taste chocolate and tune into the nuanced flavors that craft chocolate has to offer. Register for the chocolate tasting here

Long Acre Farms & JD Wine Cellars 
Celebrate mom at Long Acre Farms! On May 9, moms receive a complimentary ice cream sundae and wine tasting. The ice cream shop, farm market, and play areas are open from 10:00 to 7:00 with wine tastings available between 12:00 and 5:00. Learn more here

Rochester Lilac Festival 
Spend Mother's Day weekend at the Rochester Lilac Festival. Take a stroll through the gardens and enjoy the beauty of Highland Park. On Mother's Day, Art in the Park will be in full swing and so will the Lilac Mini Farmers Market. Art in the Park and the Lilac Mini Farmers Market are FREE events! On May 9, enjoy the Lilac Bistro, a ticketed event, with brunch items, mimosas, and live music! 

The Spa at the Del Monte
Celebrate mom with the gift of self-care by surprising your loved ones with a gift card from the Spa at the Del Monte. Purchase a gift card here or book an appointment here

Woodcliff Hotel & Spa
Make her day extraordinary! This year, give mom the gift of relaxation and the Woodcliff Hotel & Spa will take it from there. Whether it's a day at the spa or a weekend getaway, Woodcliff Hotel & Spa is the perfect place to say "thank you." You can also play a round of golf with mom at the Links at Woodcliff. Tee times for Mother's Day are booking fast, reserve your time here.

Mother's Day Brunch + Dinner

Branca Midtown
Make your reservation to dine at Branca Midtown for Mother's Day from 4:00 to 7:00. Enjoy an a la carte menu of fan favorites and a special treat! Reservations can be made online here.

Brown Hound Downtown
Enjoy a COVID-conscious buffet that includes food stations, juice, coffee, and more. Kids under 5 eat for free! View the menu and see pricing here. Seating is limited so it is recommended to make a reservation by calling (585) 506-9725.

Farmer's Creekside Inn & Tavern
Make your reservation for a three course Mother's Day Brunch and complimentary MOMosa at Farmer's Creekside Inn & Tavern. View the prix fixe menu here

Kettle Ridge Farm
Treat the superhero moms in your life to a special brunch at Kettle Ridge Farm! Picnic out on the field or grab-n-go. Space and menu items are limited. Pre-orders must be submitted by noon on Friday, May 7 with drive-thru pick up times between 10:00 and 1:00 on Sunday, May 9. Learn more and pre-order online here

Monroe's
Pre-order a brunch box that is available for curbside pick up starting at 10:00 on Sunday, May 9. Monroe's is open for dinner on Mother's Day with seating starting at 2:00 or take out with curbside pick up. View brunch and dinner menus here

New York Kitchen - Virtual Cooking Class: Mother's Day Brunch
Celebrate your special someone this Mother’s Day with a delicious homemade brunch! From the comfort of your kitchen, join a NYK chef instructor on Sunday, May 9 for a virtual cooking class, where you will prepare a French-inspired menu from start to finish. Spots are limited! Learn more and sign up here

RIT Inn & Conference Center
Treat mom to a served brunch at the RIT Inn & Conference Center. View the special Mother's Day menu here and call (585) 359-7793 to make a reservation today.

Texas de Brazil
Opens at 11:00 on Sunday, May 9 and is serving the regular dinner menu all day long. Reservations are highly recommended. Learn more here

Tournedos Steakhouse
Tournedos Steakhouse is accepting reservations for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 9. Enjoy an a la carte dinner menu featuring a rack of lamb special. Or, celebrate in YOUR home with our Tournedos At-Home menu! Please note a 24-hour notice required for At-Home orders. Call (585) 269-3888 for your at-home order!

Author: Visit Rochester Staff

Visit Rochester staff share the inside scoop on Rochester and the Finger Lakes region.