Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 9. It’ll be here before you know it — so consider taking Mom to one of the following Valley events for the perfect Mother’s Day treat.
And don’t forget about these Mom’s Day ideas from Hudson Valley’s May 2010 issue:» Small Bites:Brunch at Tarrytown House in Westchester
» Final Word:Mother’s Day tribute by Martha FrankelHappy Mother’s Day from the staff of Hudson Valley Magazine!
If your mom likes: to get her brunch on
Try this: Take Mom to a brunch she won’t soon forget. The Overlook Lodge at Bear Mountain State Park offers mouthwatering fare, such as the omelets and waffles, maple smoked turkey breast, truffled white asparagus soup, all prepared by Chef Michael Matarazzo.
When: May 9 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where:The Overloook Lodge. Bear Mountain. 845-786-2731Try this: In Poughkeepsie, try a buffet-brunch at the Grandview for mom’s special day. With a wide array of dishes — from Bavarian loin of pork to eggplant rollatini — Mom won’t know which ones to choose.
When: May 9 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Reservations required.
Where:The Grandview. 176 Rinaldi Blvd., Poughkeepsie. 845-486-4700 or www.grandviewevents.comIf your mom likes: to look fabulous (or, macaroni necklaces from your kindergarten class)
Try this: Make your own Mother’s Day gift with artist and jewelry designer Lucy Bergamini. Using handmade glass beads, you can design necklaces, earrings, and bracelets, creating a keepsake your mom will cherish forever.
When: May 8 from 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Where:Hudson Beach Glass. 162 Main St., Beacon. 845-440-0068 or www.hudsonbeachglass.comTry this: Celebrate Mother’s Day at Boscobel House and Gardens this year. Take a tour of the elegant, Federal-style mansion, then enjoy a champagne reception (chilled lemonade for children) in the Rose Garden. Afterwards, check out a fashion show featuring trendy clothing from Cold Spring’s Art to Wear Too boutique, and jewelry and accessories from Boscobel’s Museum Shop.
When: May 9 beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Where: Boscobel. 1601 Rte. 9D, Garrison. 845-265-3638, ext. 115 or www.boscobel.orgIf your mom likes: to be healthy
Try this: The American Cancer Society wants you to mother yourself — through its Mother Yourself breast cancer-screening program. Free mammograms are available for uninsured women between the ages of 40 and 64 in eight counties in the Hudson Valley area.
When: May 3-8. Appointments must be made in advance; call 1-866-442-2262 to schedule.If your mom likes: to be pampered
Try this: The Mother’s Day Indulgence Package at the Ritz-Carlton Spa in White Plains offers two special treatments — an orange blossom body polish, and organic facial — which can help Mom relax and rejuvenate.
When: Package available through the end of May.
Where:Ritz-Carlton Spa. 3 Renaissance Square, White Plains. 914-467-5888If your mom likes: to play in the dirt
Try this: Visit Olana State Historic Site for a picnic and plant sale. Bob Hyland, co-owner of Loomis Creek Nursery in Hudson, offers a variety of plants that will kick-start your garden. Kids can paint a landscape as a gift for Mom; bring a picnic and comfortable shoes (so you can enjoy the site’s hiking trails).
When: May 9 from 1-4 p.m.
Where:Olana State Historic Site. 5720 Rte. 9G, Hudson. 518-828-0135 or www.olana.orgTry this: Mom can purchase hard-to-find perennials, woodland, and alpine plants — and get all the gardening tips she needs — at Lyndhurst Historic Site’s plant sale, garden fair, and children’s planting workshop.
When: May 8 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Lyndhurst State Historic Site. 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown. 914-631-4481 or www.lyndhurst.orgIf your mom likes: to jam out
Try this: On Sunday, the Mother’s Day chamber music concert in the Carriage House features musicians from the Summit Music Festival.
When: May 9 at 2 p.m.; reservations suggested.
Where: Lyndhurst State Historic Site. 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown. 914-631-4481 or www.lyndhurst.org