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Things to Do on Mother's Day in Boston

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Things to Do on Mother's Day in Boston
Courtesy Greater Boston Convention and Vistors Bureau
From the annual Make Way for Ducklings Parade to Lilac Sunday, Mother’s Day in the city of Boston has always held special regard for the women in all of our lives. Here are some ways Mom can hang with her family on her special day this year.

  • Mother's Day Brunch
    May 13, 2012

    Treat Mom to a special brunch on her day with one of these tantalizing options from some of the finest establishments in Boston. Among the top restaurants offering special menus are Aura, The Beehive, Top of the Hub, Haru, and Davio’s
  • Fort Point Arts Community Spring Open Studio Event
    May 11-13, 2012

    Twice each year, the FPAC opens its art studios to the public with free parking. So, if Mom is an arts buff, be sure to check this out. On hand will be art from more than 75 local artists in addition to demonstrations, talks, and other hands-on activities.
  • Wine, Cheese, and the Pursuit of Happiness
    May 18, 2012, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $100

    If Mom is a wine and cheese kind of woman, give her the gift of both at this Boston Wine School event, which will teach patrons how to make the perfect matches between the two.
  • Make Way for Ducklings Parade
    May 13, 2012, 10:30 a.m.registration, $35 donation per family

    A long-standing Mother’s Day tradition in Boston, children and their families will re-trace the steps of Mr. and Mrs. Mallard in the classic book "Make Way for Ducklings" by Robert McCloskey. Children are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite character from the book. Donations will go to the non-profit Friends of the Public Garden, and includes snacks, entertainment. You can donate online here.
  • M.O.M.’s Run
    May 13, 2012, 9:45 a.m., $25 registration fee by May 1, $30 after May 1 and day of race

    The 10th annual race in Somerville is run in honor of Mary O’Brien, a citizen who lost her battle with cancer in 2002. All proceeds benefit the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. All runners are welcome, and there will be at The Burren with food from Redbones, and Harpoon beer. There will also be a kids’ “Fun Run” at 9:30 ($5 registration).
  • Lilac Sunday
    May 13, 2012, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Of all the flowering plants at Arnold Arboretum, only the lilac gets a day to itself, featuring dance, a tour of the lilac collection, and the once-a-year opportunity to picnic at the Arboretum. Admission is free. Donations are welcomed. Street parking is limited, so patrons are encouraged to take public transportation.

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