Mother’s Day Brunches, Spa Packages, and Races

Celebrate Mom with these specials on dining, relaxation, and outdoor fun


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Photograph courtesy of Mohonk Mountain House

Show some love for Mom by treating her to one of these lovely Mother’s Day celebrations. All events occur Sunday, May 8, unless otherwise noted. Many of these sell out quickly, so be sure to check Web sites for availability!

Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner Specials:

Anthony’s Pier 9 serves an international buffet of house-made soups and salads, hand-carved meats to order, assorted breads and rolls, all-you-can-eat entrées and sides, and a dessert table. 1-4 p.m. $29.95, $14.95 children. 2975 Rte. 9W, New Windsor. 845-565-3390; www.piernine.com

Bear Mountain Inn’s traditional brunch menu includes a complimentary Bloody Mary or mimosa to start, plus an assortment of salads, buffet items, a carving station, an omelet station, scrambled eggs, French toast, assorted pies and pastries, and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $44, $18 children 4-12, children under 4 free; $10 parking fee (cash only). 845-786-2731, ext. 1000; www.visitbearmountain.com

crown maple at madava farms

Crown Maple at Madava Farms invites families to enjoy assorted baked goods, maple-drizzled fruit salad, sweet pancakes, candied bacon, roast pork loin, frittata, and even a maple syrup bar. Each ticket includes a complimentary Bloody Mary or Crown Maple mimosa upon arrival (guests under 21 can sip on maple lemonade); each mom receives a special gift, too. Reservations required. 12-2 p.m. $50, $30 children under 12. 47 McCourt Rd., Dover Plains. 845-877-0640; www.crownmaple.com

Diamond Mills Hotel’s brunch “fit for a queen” includes assorted baked goods, made-to-order omelets, eggs Benedict, vanilla cinnamon waffles, breakfast sausage, Applewood smoked bacon, a smoked fish table, lobster bisque, salads, a carving station, grilled chicken Piccata Florentine, wild mushroom ravioli, and desserts. A separate kids buffet is also available. Reservations recommended. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $42, $18 children 12 and under, children under 4 free. 25 S. Partition St., Saugerties. 845-247-0700, ext. 2; www.diamondmillshotel.com

Gigi Trattoria serves up Mediterranean-inspired fare, featuring its famous Skizza™ topped with smoked salmon, cream cheese, red onions, cherry tomatoes, and capers; crab cake Benedict; pan-roasted halibut; squid ink chitarra; and salad topped with goat cheese and strawberry-Champagne vinaigrette. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck. 845-867-1007; www.gigihudsonvalley.com

Henry’s at the Farm hosts a special “Brunch at the Barn” buffet menu, featuring assorted baked goods and pastries, salads, antipasto, brioche French toast, grilled salmon, and selections from the “action station” (omelets, fresh pastas, pork loin, and prime rib of beef). 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $39, $19.99 children under 12. Reservations required. 220 North Rd., Milton. 845-795-1310; www.buttermilkfallsinn.com

Limoncello’s Mother’s Day weekend special kicks off on May 6. The dinner features live music by Goshen Rotarians David Patrick Wilson and Marty Schwartz, who will perform Frank Sinatra classics as part of the Academy of Film, Television and Stage Performing Arts’ program, “Once More Frankly”; proceeds benefit Rotary Foundation and AFTSPA.org. The show is accompanied by a four-course, Italian-inspired feast. Reservations required. 7-10 p.m. 159 Main St., Goshen. 845-294-1880; www.limoncelloatorangeinn.com

Mohonk Mountain House hosts a Mother’s Day Grand Luncheon Buffet to cap off its weekend-long celebration (see “Weekend Getaways” below for more events). Indulge in a buffet of cheeses, galantines, and pâtés; smoked and cured seafood; salads; carved-to-order meats; hot specialties; and a host of desserts. Reservations required. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $77.50, $42.25 children 4-12, children under 4 free. 855-421-4101; www.mohonk.com

Pier 701 Restaurant and Bar offers soups, salads, omelets, eggs, buttermilk pancakes, French toast, penne a la vodka, chicken paillard, skirt steak, short ribs, Black Angus burgers, Atlantic salmon, sautéed shrimp, and a trio of desserts for brunch, while its dinner menu features lump crab croquette, blackened mahi-mahi, pan-seared branzino, herb-roasted chicken, crispy Long Island duck, and more. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $29.95 (brunch); 3-9 p.m. $44.95 (dinner). 701 Piermont Ave., Piermont. 845-848-2550; www.pier701ny.com

Roundhouse at Beacon Falls offers a three-course prix-fixe brunch menu consisting of fig salad, seared octopus, Yukon potato waffles, spiced deviled egg salad Berkshire pork hash, mascarpone cheesecake, and more. Reservations recommended. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $45, $15 children. 2 E. Main St., Beacon. 845-765-8369; www.roundhousebeacon.com

Terrapin serves a two-course prix-fixe Mother’s Day menu that offers a choice of one appetizer and one entrée; beverages and dessert are separate. Featured appetizers include macadamia nut tempura calamari; truffled fig, Brie, and roasted shallot quesadilla; and asparagus and English pea soup; while dinner items include a variety of pastas (think rigatoni, ravioli, and gnocchi), poached salmon, French Pekin duck, and filet mignon. 12-8 p.m. $45. 6426 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck. 845-876-3330; www.terrapinrestaurant.com

Thyme Steak & Seafood hosts both a Mother’s Day brunch and dinner. Brunch consists of crab cakes, butternut squash soup, Cobb salad, eggs Benedict, steak and eggs, and French toast, while dinner includes risotto, scallops, mushroom ravioli, chicken, shrimp, pork chop, and salmon. Both menus offer decadent desserts, like flourless chocolate cake, hazelnut chocolate mousse, cheesecake, and rice pudding. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $29.95, $15.95 children under 12 (brunch); 3:30-7 p.m. $50, $24.95 children under 12 (dinner). 3605 Crompond Rd., Yorktown Heights. 914-788-8700; www.thymesteakandseafood.com

Villa Borghese’s brunch menu features an omelet station, crêpes, hazelnut spread- and apple-stuffed French toast, Italian frittata, New Orleans-style gumbo, a carving station, pastas, seafood, sides, a dessert table, and a separate children’s menu. Reservations required. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $38, $16.95 children 3-12. 70 Widmer Rd., Wappingers Falls. 845-297-8207; www.thevillaborghese.com

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets is known for its world-class shopping for bargain prices — and believe us, there’s no shortage of deals and steals this Mother’s Day weekend. On May 7, shop up an appetite, then be sure to head to Pret A Manger’s “Mom’s Day Out” brunch. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 498 Red Apple Ct., Central Valley. 845-928-7467; www.premiumoutlets.com

Zolia’s three-course prix-fixe menu features lobster mac ’n cheese, shrimp scampi, grilled lamb chops, strip steak, sea scallops, and a variety of cakes for dessert. Ticket includes a complimentary six-ounce glass of wine. $25. 2092 Rte. 302, Circleville. 845-361-2222; www.zoilasrestaurant.com

Spa Packages

All services at Hudson Valley Resort & Spa in Kerhonkson are 10% off for mothers. Treat Mom to a discounted Swedish massage or a European facial, or opt for the “A Room For Two” package, in which Mom and a guest can enjoy the Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, heated indoor pool, and other resort amenities — all for $99. 845-626-8888; www.hudsonvalleyresort.com

Honor’s Haven Resort & Spa in Ellenville hosts its fifth annual Tulip Festival and Mother’s Day Celebration. An overnight package at the resort includes two buffet meals daily, access to the Tulip Festival, Mother’s Day lunch, use of the spa facilities, spa massages, facial services, and more for $250 per double room. 877-969-4283; www.honorshaven.com

Weekend Getaways

Fishkill Farms is celebrating the beginning of spring and Mother's Day with the Apple Blossom Festival and Mother's Day Picnic. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. enjoy live music, hay rides, crafts, games, and a scavenger hunt with prizes for kids. Food can be purchased and the BBQ and will included grass-fed burgers, veggie burgers, and hot dogs. Purchase a custom picnic basket with local goodies to enjoy as well. Admission is $5 and a purchase of a basket will include one free ticket to the event. 845-897-4377; www.fishkillfarms.com

This Mother’s Day weekend, enjoy a day or overnight stay at the Mohonk Mountain House. Take part in a variety of family-friendly activities, from a Family Feud-inspired game (Friday) to nature hikes, crafts, cupcake decorating, and archery (Saturday), to spa treatments, a photo booth, and a Mindfulness For Moms session with Dr. Nina Smiley (Sunday). Other accommodations include complimentary meals, afternoon tea and cookies, and activities. Rates begin at $259 per person. 855-421-4101; www.mohonk.com

mother's day raceTaconic Road Runners club hosts its Mother’s Day 5K on May 10

Races and Runs

The third annual Mother’s Day 5K in Kingston kicks off at 10 a.m. on May 7. Starting at the YWCA Ulster County Academy Green, racers will run or walk to the finish line at Keegan Ales, where a celebration — complete with awards and a barbecue — will follow. $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under who register by April 30.

The NYCRUNS Mother’s Day 5K & 10K both take place on May 8. The 5K steps off at 8:30 a.m. while the 10K is at 9:30 a.m. from Firefighters Field on Roosevelt Island. All racers will indulge in a post-race spread of bagels and fresh fruit. The top three male and female winners in each group will be awarded, plus by age division. Expect a surprise for all mothers and daughters at the finish line, too! $40 to register until online registration closes and $50 to register at the event if avaliable. NYCRUNS members will receive a 5% discount.

The Taconic Road Runners Club hosts a Mother Day 5K race and two-mile walk at FDR Park on May 10. Race kicks off at 9 a.m. $15 for pre-registered TRRC members, $20 for pre-registered non-TRRC members, and $25 for race-day registration. The first 250 registrants will receive a free T-shirt, and there will be awards for the top three overall winners and in each age division, as well as raffle prizes.

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