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Mother's Day Brunch


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By Lori Kahn

Show mom how much you love her by planning the ultimate Mother’s Day celebration in Miami.

From a posh garden brunch to an active day of kayaking on the water, there is something to do in Miami that mom is sure to enjoy.

Catch a Wallcast at SoundScape Park at the New World Center

Celebrate Mother’s Day a week early on May 5 at 8:00 p.m. with a Wallcast Concert of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony - a tortured swan song to love, society and life itself at the New World Center. The spellbinding sounds of György Ligeti’s Lontano were made famous in horror films like The Shining and Shutter Island. The event is free, so bring your chairs, a bottle of wine and enjoy the show.

Treat Mom to a Garden Brunch at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

There’s nothing more elegant than a delicious brunch in the garden, at a beautifully set table with mom. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables invites mothers of all ages to a spring buffet brunch with omelet, seafood and carving stations, seasonal salads and decadent desserts, all from Le Basque Catering.

Enjoy a Mother’s Day Picnic & Bay Cruise

Miami’s scenic and historic Deering Estate knows exactly what mom wants: bubbly and water views. A popular choice for families who want to roll out the red carpet for their leading ladies, the Mother’s Day Champagne Bay Cruise is the way to go. Plan for either of two departure times, 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., and bring your own picnic brunch to enjoy under the property’s Royal Palms or pre-order a catered brunch; either way, mom is sure to be thrilled.

Experience Dance Now and Afternoon Tea with Mother at the Betsy

On May 13 at 3:00 p.m., take your celebration of Mother's Day to the next level with tea and crumpets and a special performance with Dance NOW! at The Betsy Hotel South Beach. This "salon" performance includes the musical accompaniment of Mari-Liis Pakk playing the violin and Jason Calloway on the cello that Mom will certainly never forget.

Create Cool Art with Mom at Drinkhouse Fire & Ice

On May 12 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., bring Mom to Drinkhouse Fire & Ice - Miami Beach’s one and only ice bar for a Mother's Day Special Painting + Wine evening. Start the evening off with a glass of wine for inspiration and then put it all on canvas with a step-by-step art class. Afterwards, make your way into the chilling ice cavern for one of the coolest cocktails in Miami. Tickets start at $35.

Book a Kayak or Canoe Adventure on the Water

Why not enjoy Miami’s drop-dead gorgeous natural surroundings with mom and hit the water for a day of fun in the sun. Head to the Crandon Park Nature Center on Key Biscayne for a sea kayak and snorkel excursion with Miami EcoAdventures. You’ll explore the shallow waters surrounding Bear Cut Preserve and a 2,000-year-old fossil reef. Or head to East Greynolds Park in North Miami Beach for a canoe trek along the Oleta River. Spot colorful fish and maybe even a manatee or two. $60 per person on Key Biscayne and $30 per person at East Greynolds Park.

Make it a Mother’s Day Brunch to Remember

With so many excellent restaurants in Miami to choose from, brunching has become an art form in Miami. For equal parts entertainment and delicious eats, head to Jaya, The Setai’s modern Asian restaurant for their famed jazz brunch. Chef Mathias Gervais’ menu features Pan-Asian cuisine with the bountiful flavors of ginger, cinnamon, chilies, coconut milk and tamarind. In South Beach’s “SoFi” neighborhood, book a table on the garden terrace at Myles Chefetz’ Prime Fish and enjoy an impressive raw bar complete with jumbo shrimp and Maine lobster. Or head to Scarpetta at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach for an Italian buffet feast you won’t be able to forget.

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