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How to Celebrate Mother's Day in NYC

 Enjoy some time outdoors with mom on Sunday.
Enjoy some time outdoors with mom on Sunday.
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► Make Something With Mom

The Chatwal Hotel, in Midtown, is hosting a flower arranging class for moms and families in their Stanford White Studio. Well-known florist Michael Gaffney hosts the class, which costs $125 and includes champagne, macarons, and a flower arrangement to bring home. To reserve a seat, check out their website.

On the Upper West Side, the Children's Museum of Manhattan is offering a full slate of family activities for Mother's Day weekend. Moms and kids can create their own oven mitts, build a robot, create a family portrait with photographers from FIT, and mold special soups with a soap company owner Stefani K'Heya. Some events accept drop-in participants; others require advance registration. Check out the details here

Lots of mother's day activities are to be found in Queens this weekend, too. On Saturday at Socrates Sculpture Park, families will build kites from recycled materials with the Noguchi Museum and send them into the sky. Participation is first-come, first-served. On Sunday, the New York Hall of Science is hosting "Little Makers: Sew Fun," an exploration of the art and science of sewing, weaving, and textiles. 

► Go for a Walk for a Good Cause

This Saturday marks the fifth anniversary of the The Power Walk for Dress for Success, an international 5K walk to raise funds for women's economic independence. The walk begins on Saturday, May 9 at 10 a.m. in Riverside Park, Riverside Drive at 103rd Street. Register here

Also on Saturday, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will host their third annual "Brooklyn Bridge March and Rally to End Gun Violence." The march will promote awareness for gun violence prevention and the new Be SMART campaign, which asks gun owners as well as non-gun owners to work together to reduce shootings. The march will leave from Cadman Park Plaza at 9:30 a.m. and will be followed by a rally at 11 a.m. at City Hall Plaza. Learn more here

► Take Her to the Movies

For moms with a sense of humor and a taste for the macabre, Astoria's Museum of the Moving Image is screening a "triple-feature of maternal-themed horror movies" as part of their Horror Mother's Day. They'll start at 1:30 p.m. with Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho," featuring one of the more deranged mother-son relationships ever filmed. Next up is "Rosemary's Baby," Roman Polanski's horror flick about a pregnancy from hell. They'll conclude with David Cronenberg's "The Brood" (1979), in which a mother in a psychiatric institution is the subject of unconventional methods of treatment. Buy tickets here