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Updated February 11, 2015 – North Jersey Valentine’s Day Guide: Our feature has grown a lot this year and we are striving to offer you the best guide to Valentine’s Day in North Jersey. We feature a wide range of events for the entire family. These events take place at local museums, nature centers, tearooms, castles, restaurants and resorts throughout Northern New Jersey.

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Mother’s Day in New Jersey

  1. Mom’s Lovin’ Oven

    Join the Lovin’ Oven in Frenchtown for their Mother’s Day crafting and eating event. On Tuesday, May 5, there will be food and freebies, along with some making of macrame pot holders. The pots and plants will be included. The cost for the event is $40.00. You can RSVP in advance by emailing: This fun event will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Hurry, as seating is limited! (Visited 15 time, 1 visit today)
    Lovin Oven Frenchtown NJ 08825
  2. Fashion & Fun for Mom

    Join us for a night of fun, fashion and friends. Shop, socialize and indulge in special offers, giveaways and more. You deserve a great night out. (Visited 23 time, 1 visit today)
    The Shops at Riverside Hackensack NJ 07601
  3. Coast Guard Community Festival

    Mark your calendar for the Coast Guard Community Festival. Held May 8-10, this special event celebrates Cape May County as the Coast Guard Community. On Friday May 8 at 5:30 p.m. there will be a proclamation ceremony with a military parade and flyover at the Coast Guard Training Center. On Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. there will be several activities at the Center. You can tour Coast Guard ships, take a trolley tour...
    USCG Training Center Cape May Cape May NJ 08204
  4. Spring Flower Fair 2015

    Bring your mom to the ultimate plant sale at The Rutgers Gardens. From May 8 through 10, the public is invited to purchase popular varieties, along with unique and hard-to-find plants that enhance the garden with flower, food, or form. Held rain or shine, this giant sale supports the Gardens and the Student Internship Program. Plant lovers are encouraged to bring their own garden carts. On Mother’s Day, there will be a free container garden...
    Rutgers Gardens New Brunswick NJ 08901
  5. Iris Gardens for Mom

    Presby Memorial Iris Gardens features thousands of iris varieties from around the globe. It is dubbed “A Rainbow on the Hill in Upper Montclair.” To celebrate Mother’s Day, they are featuring several events. On May 8, National Public Gardens Day, you can enjoy a series of free lectures at Presby from 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Guest speakers will discuss such topics as iris gardens, New Jersey’s gardens, and the honey bee. The Iris Plant...
    Presby Memorial Iris Gardens Upper Montclair NJ 07043
  6. Gables Mother’s Day

    The Gables on Long Beach Island offers a few options this coming Mother’s Day. It is a small yet refined hotel and restaurant situated in a restored Victorian inn. The Gables LBI will be open for some pre-holiday dining on May 8 and 9 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. On Sunday May 10, there will be a special Mother’s Day menu. You can enjoy a four-course meal with choice of entree. Seatings will be available between 11:30...
    The Gables Beach Haven NJ 08008
  7. Dance Lessons for Mom

    Give your mom a gift certificate this Mother’s Day for those dance lessons she always wanted to take with your dad. Why should she settle with just watching Dancing with the Stars? Fred Astaire Dance Studios has locations in Cherry Hill, Princeton, Upper Montclair, Manasquan, Red Bank, Westfield, Montville, Westwood, and Morristown. Their instructors would love to show her how to do such dances as the Waltz, Cha-Cha, Tango, or Foxtrot. (Visited 6 time, 1...
    Fred Astaire Dance Studios Princeton NJ 08540
  8. Cupcakes for Mom

    The children can create edible fondant cupcake toppers for mom at the Montclair Art Museum. On Friday May 8, you will be given the materials and instructions on how to make these creative decorations. Then, on Mother’s Day, you can top cupcakes with them. Students must provide a container to hold the toppers. The class is 4:00-6:00 p.m. Preregistration is required for this session. (Visited 3 time, 1 visit today)
    Montclair Art Museum Montclair NJ 07042
  9. Mother’s Day Flower Sale: Boy Scout Troop 33

    Come support local Boy Scout Troop 33 by purchasing beautiful flowers for Mother’s Day. They will have an amazing assortment of hanging baskets, as well as roses, daises, and hydrangeas. Flowers will be available on Saturday, May 9th from 8:00 a.m. until they sellout. The sale will be held at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church at 714 Herbertsville Road in Brick, New Jersey. The Boy Scouts thanks everyone for supporting Troop 33. (Visited 16 time,...
    St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Brick NJ 08724
  10. Morristown Plant Sale

    Buy your mother some beautiful gifts at the 2015 Garden Club of Morristown’s Plant Sale. On Saturday May 9, a large variety of plants will be available for purchase at this annual sale, which benefits civic projects. Cash or check only will be accepted. The sale is from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the New Vernon Volunteer Fire Department. (Visited 10 time, 1 visit today)
    New Vernon Volunteer Fire Dept. New Vernon NJ 07976
  11. Super Science Saturday

    Mark your calendar for the 35th Annual Super Science Saturday. On Saturday May 9, the New Jersey State Science Festival returns to the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. The day will be packed with science-based programs for families to enjoy. The event also is one of the last opportunities to see New Jersey’s dinosaur exhibit: Drawn to Dinosaurs: Hadrosaurus foulkii. Hours for the Science Festival will be 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. General admission...
    New Jersey State Museum Trenton NJ
  12. Crystal Springs Mother’s Day

    Crystal Springs Resort honors Mother’s Day (Sunday May 10) with a whole weekend of dinners, special events and a free round of golf for Moms. Both Crystal Tavern and Springs Bistro will offer special menus while Grand Cascades, Black Bear Country Club and Minerals Resort & Spa will host Mother’s Day buffets. Restaurant Latour will offer its full 5-course “Anthology” and 7-course Chef’s Degustation menus. And mom can hit the links for free with a...
    Crystal Springs Resort Hamburg NJ 07419
  13. Imagine Mother’s Day

    Imagine That! A New Jersey Children’s Museum presents a special event for Mother’s Day. On Saturday and Sunday May 9-10, you can make a homemade teapot just for mom. Admission for Imagine That! is $9.95 per adult, and $10.95 per child. The Florham park museum is open 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. (Visited 14 time, 1 visit today)
    Imagine That Children’s Museum Florham Park NJ 07932
  14. Mom’s Day Penguin Weekend

    Plan a daytrip to Camden for the Mother’s Day Penguin Weekend at Adventure Aquarium. On May 9-10, you can see the 20-plus penguins at the aquarium, and learn about the young penguin Goblin and his mother Diane. The Penguin Feed and Talk takes place at 11:15 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. All moms coming on Mother’s Day will receive a special button. General admission is $25.95 for adults and $18.95 for children ages 2-12. The aquarium...
    Adventure Aquarium Camden NJ 08103
  15. Mother’s Day Basket

    The kids can make mom a lovely basket for Mother’s Day at the Reeves-Reed Arboretum. On Saturday May 9, you can create a basket and a homemade Mother’s Day card. The workshop is for ages 4 and up accompanied by an adult. Advance registration of $20.00 is required for non-members, and members are $15.00. The workshop is from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Reeves-Reed Arboretum is located at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit. (Visited 5...
    Reed-Reeves Arboretum Summit NJ 07901
  16. Westfield House Tour

    Purchase tickets for mom and one of her friends to attend A Tour of Notable Homes. This self-guided house tour on Saturday May 9 benefits the New Jersey Festival Orchestra. You can tour five homes in the Westfield area from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The tour also includes musical interludes, a Mother’s Day plant sale, luxury raffles, refreshments, and classic or vintage cars at each location. Tickets are $35.00 in advance and $40.00 the...
    New Jersey Festival Orchestra Westfield NJ 07090
  17. Beach Haven Flower Sale

    Purchase some lovely flowers for mom at the Third Annual Beach Haven Flower Sale. Held on May 9, the sale is sponsored by the Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary and Foster’s Farm Market. Come to the firehouse to buy some flowers for mom, or get a few flats for planting. The sale is from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. (Visited 3 time, 1 visit today)
    Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary Beach Haven NJ 08008
  18. Be Beauty-full

    The perfect way to spend Mother’s Day Weekend! Celebrity Makeup Artist Merrell Hollis will lead a workshop of nationally recognized beauty and style experts at the Be BEAUTY-full seminar, a special panel discussion, hands-on makeup demonstration and workshop dedicated to teaching women how to look and feel their best while balancing active personal and professional lives. The beauty day will begin with a panel discussion on The Beauty in Finding Balance moderated by on-air beauty...
    Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe Teaneck NJ 07666
  19. Mother’s Day Wine Trail Weekend

    Bellview Winery is taking part in the Mother’s Day Wine Trail Weekend being sponsored by the Garden State Wine Grower’s Association. Treat your mom to a weekend of wine tasting. Feel free to pack a lunch, grab a bottle and treat yourself and your Mom to a fantastic day. The wine tasting will cost $5.00 per person. The wine tasting will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Visited 80...
    Bellview Winery Landisville NJ 08326
  20. NJ State History Fair

    Bring mom to the New Jersey State History Fair. It is the only statewide event where you can experience five centuries of New Jersey’s history. Celebrating its 11th year, the 2015 fair will feature NJ’s Civilian Conservation Corps, a Frank Sinatra crooner, Clara Barton, and Civil War era music. The fair is held rain or shine at Monmouth Battlefield State Park in Manalapan. Fair hours are 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. (Visited 36 time, 1...
    Monmouth Battlefield Park Manalapan NJ 07726
  21. Mother’s Day Flanders Hotel

    The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City is offering two options to treat mom this Mother’s Day. On Saturday May 9, there will be a high tea at 12:00 p.m. Tea guests will each receive a special gift. The tea features a selection of gourmet tea sandwiches, savories, and desserts. There also will be live music from their harpist. The charge is $36.95 per person, and reservations are required. Then on May 10, The Flanders Hotel...
    The Flanders Hotel Ocean City NJ 08226
  22. Spring Wine Festival

    The Spring Wine Festival will be held at Unionville Vineyards in Ringoes, New Jersey on Mother’s Day Weekend on Saturday, May 9, 2015. The festival features food vendors, wine tastings, crafts, live music, and appearances by Lucia Huebner of Beechtree Farm and Bob Ferretti of Hot Sauce 4 Good. There will be lots of activities for the kids. Quimby Mountain Band and Working Class Hussys will provide live music. General admission of $20.00 gets a...
    Unionville Vineyards Ringoes NJ 08551
  23. Mother’s Day Wine Trail Weekend

    Treat her to something special… and a little bit different… Travel New Jersey wine country Mother’s Day Wine Trail Weekend during this special trail weekend, and find unique, special ways to celebrate the important women in your life! Each winery offers their own take on the wine trail weekend across the state, but expect special wines, complimentary tastings, live music, delicious brunches, food pairings, and much more from Sussex to Cape May and everywhere in...
    Winery Tasting Rooms Statewide Cream Ridge NJ 08514
  24. Beach Haven 125th

    Come join the celebration as Beach Haven Borough turns 125. On Saturday May 9, there will be a borough wide Open House to commemorate the special anniversary. From 12:00-4:00 p.m., you can visit several sites. There also will be numerous activities going on around Beach Haven. Here is a sampling: Beach Haven Fire Department 100 South Bay Avenue 1:00-3:00 p.m. Get a tour of the oldest fire company in Ocean County. This department played a...
    Borough of Beach Haven Beach Haven NJ 08008
  25. Art Tours for Mom

    If your mother appreciates fine art, you can take her on the Highlights Tour at the Princeton University Art Museum. On Saturday May 9 and Sunday May 10, the tours show the museum’s collections ranging from antiquity to contemporary. The tours are free, along with museum admission. Highlight Tours are scheduled from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Afterwards, enjoy dinner at one of Princeton’s gourmet restaurants. (Visited 15 time, 1 visit today)
    Princeton University Art Museum Princeton NJ 08542
  26. Mother’s Day Music Festival

    The 7th Annual Mother’s Day Music Festival will play Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, May 9, 2015. The festival features The Isley Brothers, Babyface, Fantasia, and Eric Benet. Tickets start at $65.00 each and go up to $95.00. There’s a VIP package that includes special seating and tickets to the after party for $125.00 per person. Group discount tickets are also available. This is a Platinum Productions event. Boardwalk Hall is the venue in...
    Boardwalk Hall Atlantic City NJ 08401
  27. Mother’s Day Philharmonic

    For something a bit different this year, get mom tickets to Espana! Presented by The New Jersey Capital Philharmonic, this symphonic tribute features a rarely performed ballet as well as Flamenco dancer Liliana Ruiz. The May 9th event will be held at Trenton’s Patriots Theater War Memorial. This innovative performance begins at 8:00 p.m. Ticket prices range from $25.00-$65.00 per person. (Visited 8 time, 1 visit today)
    Patriots Theater at the War Memorial Trenton NJ 08608
  28. Memories of Frank

    If your mom loves Frank Sinatra, get tickets for Memories of Frank at the Count Basie Theatre. The show on Saturday May 9 celebrates 100 years of Frank with music interpreted by Michael Martocci. Sinatra’s Pianist Vincent Falcone Jr. will be accompanying. The evening will be hosted by Joe Causi, along with a 40-piece orchestra. In addition, there will be a special comedy guest, Vic Dibitetto. Don’t forget to bring the camera to capture the...
    Count Basie Theatre Red Bank NJ 07701
  29. Blue Morel Mother’s Day

    Blue Morel in Morristown will be serving a special Mother’s Day menu on Sunday, May 10, 2015 from 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m. The dinner will feature a menu of spring flavors and signature dishes from Executive Chef Kevin Takafuji and Culinary Director Thomas Ciszak. The three-course menu features multiple choices for each course. Past highlights from the appetizers include: White Asparagus Soup with watercress and house-smoked whitefish, Housemade Buttermilk Ricotta with apricot preserve, and...
    Blue Morel Morristown NJ 07960
  30. Mother’s Day 5K

    Celebrate Mother’s Day with the Summit Area YMCA this year and register for their 14th Annual Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10, 2015. This popular community event starts with a bang at 7:30 a.m. This year the event is conveniently located at Memorial Field in Berkeley Heights. This year all the proceeds from the race will benefit LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, the Y’s innovative, cancer surviving and recovery program. This run...
    Memorial Field Berkeley Heights NJ 07922
  31. Cape May with Mom

    The Grand Hotel in Cape May will be celebrating Mother’s Day with two dining options. On Sunday May 10, there is breakfast from 8:00-11:00 a.m. It includes pancakes, strawberry cheesecake french toast, chipped beef & toast, eggs Benedict, oatmeal, pastries, breads, greek yogurt, and smoked salmon and bagels. Adults are $18.00, and children are $10.00. Kiddies 5 and under can eat for free. Brunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. You can...
    The Grand Hotel Cape May Cape May NJ 08204
  32. Flowers for Mom

    Oasis Family Farm will be selling farm fresh spring flowers just for Mother’s Day. Come visit the farm on Sunday May 10 and get mom some beautiful blooms. For a fee, the children can enjoy a fossil adventure, mining for gems, or the FunZone, complete with a biplane, tube slide, wooden pirate ship, and climbing web. Before you leave, check out their farm market featuring natural honey and fresh produce. (Visited 21 time, 1 visit...
    Oasis Family Farm Robbinsvile NJ 08691
  33. Mother’s Day at Alstede

    Alstede Farms in Chester has lots of fun in store for Mom on May 10. Moms get a free ice cream cone from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. You also can treat mom to Mother’s Day Brunch. The brunch begins with a hayride around the farm and culminates with a feast for the family at Harvest Hall. Reservations are required for the brunch, which has seatings a.m. seatings at 9, 10, and 11, and p.m....
    Alstede Farms Chester NJ 07930
  34. Agricola Mother’s Day Brunch

    Agricola is one of the hottest trend setting restaurants in the region and they have a special brunch menu planned for Mother’s Day that is wonderfully tempting and affordable. The 3 course meal includes such treats as a bakery basket filled with blueberry buttermilk muffins, banana bread and mini sticky buns, brioche French toast with roasted apples, orange butter, Ridge Valley Farm maple syrup with chicken apple sausage, a roasted Shibumi Farm mushroom quiche with...
    Agricola Eatery Princeton NJ 08542
  35. Stage House Mother’s Day: Somerset

    Stage House Tavern will be hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet on Sunday, May 10, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and a Mother’s Day Dinner Buffet from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. The brunch buffet features such a cold table, an omelette station, a carving station and a hot buffet. Highlights include: smoked salmon, slow roasted bone in ham, turkey, Belgian waffles, seafood paella, a vegetarian penne vodka with peas and red peppers, slow...
    Stage House Tavern Somerset NJ 08873
  36. Jenks Mother’s Day

    Bring the family to Jenkinson’s on Sunday 10, Mother’s Day. They will be having specials at Jenkinson’s Aquarium, Fun House, mini golf, and amusement park. Treat mom to some Boardwalk fare or something sweet from one of the treat shops. Mom would love a nice walk on the Boardwalk with her special family. (Visited 18 time, 1 visit today)
    Jenkinson’s Boardwalk Point Pleasant Beach NJ 08742
  37. Smithville Inn Mother’s Day Buffet

    The Smithville Inn is hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch, Lunch and Dinner Buffet with seatings at 10:00 a.m., 12:30, 3:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. The buffet features 10 different food stations: with breads, omelets, salads, waffles, a carving station with ham, beef and turkey, a pasta station with saltimbocca & sage cream, a fish station with smoked salmon, a main buffet station with cheese blintzes, bacon, sausage and 3 of chef’s most popular dishes, a...
    Smithville Inn Absecon 08205
  38. GFS Mother’s Day

    Mother’s Day is one of the best times to visit Grounds For Sculpture. This year, Mother’s Day at GFS will be a ticketed event. Advance online registration is $20.00 per person. Members and children 5 and under will be admitted free. There will be two time blocks on May 10: a morning visit from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., and an afternoon visit from 2-6 p.m. (Visited 41 time, 1 visit today)
    Grounds For Sculpture Hamilton NJ 08619
  39. Tenafly Mother’s Day Walk

    You can celebrate Mother’s Day with a special outdoor guided walk at the Tenafly Nature Center. You can take photos, enjoy the great outdoors, and spend time with mom. All ages are welcome to participate in this event. In the case of rain, the walk will be cancelled. Mothers and their children under 2 will be admitted free. Non-members pay $5.00 per person for the walk. Preregistration is required for the walk, which will be...
    Tenafly Nature Cente Tenafly NJ 07670
  40. Annual Azalea Festival

    Bring your mother to Hamilton Township’s Annual Azalea Festival. It is held on Mother’s Day, May 10, at Sayen Botanical Gardens. You will discover 250,000 flowering bulbs, azaleas, dogwoods, and rhododendron. Families can tour the grounds series of bridges, paths, fountains, gazebos, and lakes. There also will be food, entertainment, and crafters. Parking will be available at the Nottingham Fire Company at 200 Mercer Street. Sayen Botanical Gardens is located at 155 Hughes Drive in...
    Sayen House and Gardens Hamilton NJ 08690

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