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Fresh Ideas for Mother’s Day


Sangria Weekend
For a no fuss, festive time, Baldwin Vineyards offers a family-friendly weekend event with games like volleyball and corn hole and sips of Sangria. The Bus food truck serves up burgers, paninis, wings and fries. $8 admission, includes a glass of sangria. 

Pick Your Own Gift
Support local agriculture and pick a plant for Mom! Common Ground Farm is holding their annual spring plant sale on May 11th from 2-5 PM in Beacon, where you’ll find organically grown herb, vegetable seedlings and flowering plants. In Brewster, SPACE at Ryder Farm is hosting a weekend-long sale: organic and heirloom vegetable plants and hanging flowering baskets.

Pocketful of Posies Violets were once central to the Dutchess County economy, and Rhinebeck was once known as the Violet Growing Capital of the World. A bouquet of locally grown violets from Battenfeld Farm in Red Hook makes for a stunning floral gift. 

Picnic in the Park
Welcome Spring and celebrate Mom with a picnic in the park. Some of our favorite spots for a stroll, views and a place to have a picnic: Downing Park, Innisfree Gardens, Esopus Meadows, Boscobel.

Cooking Class
Sign Mom up for a local cooking class–or better yet, take the class together. In Kingston,  bluecashew Kitchen Homestead is offering a Mother’s Day Tea and Gluten Free Petit Four class. Later in the month, hand-crafted noodles and pasta primavera are on the schedule. Or check out the full roster of food enthusiast classes at The CIA.

Dine Out
Brunch, lunch or dinner: Dining out is always a treat. Here’s just a sampling of restaurants offering Mother’s Day specials:

273 Kitchen – 4 Course Mother’s Day Dinner $65 (complementary glass of bubbly for mom)
Aesop’s Fable Restaurant – Mother’s Day Menu
Beehive – Mother’s Day Menu
Benjamin Steakhouse – Mother’s Day Menu
Butterfield – Extended Brunch Hours and Mother’s Day Dinner 
Fig & Olive – Mother’s Day $48 Prix Fixe 
Half Moon – Mother’s Day $68 Prix Fixe 
Giulio’s – Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner Specials
Henry’s Restaurant at Buttermilk Falls – Mother’s Day Buffet $49
Heritage Food + Drink – Mother’s Day Paint & Sip + Brunch
Hudson House River Inn – Mother’s Day Prix Fixe
Moderne Barn – Mother’s Day Prix Fixe
Norcina – Mother’s Day Seven Course Gourmet Brunch $45
Paula’s Public House – Yoga & Mother’s Day Brunch
Restaurant X – Mother’s Day Prix Fixe
Roundhouse – Mother’s Day Brunch Menu
Shadows on the Hudson – Mother’s Day Dinner 
Terrapin – Mother’s Day Prix Fixe
X20 Xaviar’s on the Hudson – Mother’s Day Prix Fixe


Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is back this April 8-21!