Treat Mom to a One-of-a-Kind Garden Party
The most spectacular spring landscape New York City has to offer is the setting for live music, games, picnicking, and more.
Join the Weekend Fun
11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Make Daffodil Hill your own backyard and bring the whole family together while playing your favorite garden party lawn games, make a card for Mom, and get your face painted with whimsical designs.
Music on the Lawn
Uptown Vinyl Supreme
Saturday & Sunday; 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
The Bronx-based DJ collective kicks us off with live vinyl spinning celebrating the analog roots of music, party, and dance culture. Create your own collage using archival images of the crabapples, daffodils, and lilacs at NYBG with Bronx Community Collage!
3D Rhythm of Life
Saturday & Sunday; 2–5 p.m.
With the group’s fusion of Latin and Afro-Caribbean grooves, 3D Rhythm of Life’s music will lift your spirit and move your body to new heights! Packed with an abundance of energy, funk and charisma, their exhilarating live and recorded performances are an experience not to be missed!
Enjoy an assortment of family-friendly games—from Cornhole and Ladder Toss to Hoola Hoops.
Crafting with Mom!
11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Clay Family Picnic Pavilions
Join NYBG Volunteers for follow-along demonstrations.
- Card for Mom
Draw and color a card for Mom using a template of botanical illustrations from the Garden’s archives.
- Gift for Mom
Join Materials for the Arts to use recycled materials to create a one-of-a-kind gift!
- Flower for Mom
Follow along to create your own decorative paper magnolia designed by Charles Zimmerman! Zimmerman is a self-taught artist and plant lover who has been crafting paper flowers inspired by years of experience archiving botanical specimens in The New York Botanical Garden’s Herbarium. Charles now lives in Asheville, North Carolina, and works as an environmental educator and teaches art classes at the North Carolina Arboretum.
Clay Family Picnic Pavilion
Get your face painted with a whimsical design in the spirit of spring. Highlighted by Time Out New York Kids as one of the six best party entertainers in NYC, Face Art by Melissa is NYC’s premier face painting company and an NYBG Mother’s Day favorite! Melissa and her team of amazing artists will transform you and your child into princesses, tigers, butterflies, or ninjas… or wherever your imagination takes you!
Picnic on the Lawn
11 a.m.–5 p.m.
See below for a full list of vendors:
- Passion Fusion
- Cuzin Duzin
- Perros Locos
- Downeast Lobstah
- La Victoria (Saturday Only)
- Jazz Juice Bar (Saturday Only)
- Tacos el Guero (Sunday Only)
- Nansense (Sunday Only)
A Toast to Mom