5 Best virtual Mother's Day activities

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This weekend will probably be a little different for families, as they’ll be forced to celebrate Mother’s Day from afar.

Fortunately, there will be plenty of activities streaming online, so families who aren’t able to celebrate together physically can still celebrate together virtually.

These are the 5 best online Mother’s Day activities.


5: Virtual Garden

The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is bringing their beautiful, blooming flowers to your living room… or kitchen… or wherever your computer is.

The NYBG is bringing its annual garden party online. The event will feature a tour of the garden as well as personalized Mother’s Day greetings.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. The event is scheduled for Sunday at 11 a.m.

Photo courtesy of the New York Botanical Garden’s Twitter


4: Mother’s Day concert

Billy Bragg and The City Winery are teaming up to put together a Mother’s Day concert called “Can’t Be There Today.”

Those scheduled to perform include Billy Bragg Rosanne Cash, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Steve Earle, Rufus Wainwright, the Indigo Girls, KT Tunstall, Andrew Bird, Joan Osborne and more.

Virtual ‘tickets’ cost $10 and all the proceeds will be going towards the United Nations Foundation fund addressing sexual and reproductive rights during the pandemic.

The concert is scheduled to start at on Sunday 5 p.m. and will be streaming on YouTube.

Photo courtesy of Billy Bragg’s Instagram


3: Mother’s Day opera

MassOpera is hosting its first-ever virtual event, a Mother’s Day concert which will feature live performances and Mother’s Day shoutouts.

Those slated to perform include soprano Rachele Scmiege, tenor Stefan Barner, mezzo-soprano Vera Savage, tenor Giovanni Formisano, and soprano Dana Lynn Varga.

The concert will be streaming on YouTube, and is scheduled to start on Sunday at 4 p.m.

Photo courtesy of MassOpera’s Twitter


2: Paint Night

Families with mothers who fancy themselves as the artistic types will be excited to learn Paint:Lab is hosting a virtual Mother’s Day art class.

Those who wish to participate will need acrylic paints (blue, yellow, red, black, white), canvas or heavy paper, brushes (large, medium, & small), a blow dryer to dry paint in between colors, tape (masking or painter’s).

The event is scheduled for Sunday at 5 p.m., and participants will have to register via email in advance.

Photo courtesy of Paint:Lab’s Twitter


1: Broadway

Fans of the theatre will be excited to learn Broadway is streaming several sketches and performances from shows including “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” and “Jagged Little Pill.”

It will also feature performances from Broadway stars including Bernadette Peters, Harvey Fierstein, Lea DeLaria, Jennifer Holliday, Vanessa Williams and Beanie Feldstein.

All the proceeds from the show will be going to the Broadway Cares Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Fund.

The event is scheduled to start on Sunday at 3 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Broadway.com’s Twitter

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