Mother’s Day Guide 2014

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and SocialMiami has compiled a fabulous list of events. So treat your mom, step-mom, grandma, a motherly mentor, a loving aunt, or whomever you choose to celebrate on Mother’s Day to a fantastic meal or a lovely performance. And to all the mothers out there, SocialMiami wishes you a happy Mother’s Day.


Sunday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Treat Mom to a memorable day at the Miami Children’s Museum where Miami City Ballet dancers will be celebrating Mother’s Day with some special dance moves. Try out a pas de deux and enjoy a tea party with delicious sweets and drinks. Kids can make special cards and gifts for Mom too! Admission is free for all mothers, Miami Children’s Museum members and children under 1 year. For others, admission is $16 and $12 for Florida residents.

Miami Children’s Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway, Watson Island, Miami


Sunday, May 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Treat your favorite lady to a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch hosted by the award-winning Creative Tastes Catering and Events Production Company at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Omelets, assorted pastries and a carving station are on the menu plus so much more. Need a special gift for mom? Adopt a bird, butterfly or orchid, or dedicate a brick, tree or bench at Fairchild Garden for a gift that keeps on giving. Cost is $55 for adults plus service charge and state tax. Children 5 to 12 are half-price, and under 5 are free.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Garden House
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables
305-256-8399 (reservations & information)


Sunday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Mother’s Day with that special woman in your life at the InterContinental at Doral Miami. The hotel’s Armillary Grill will honor moms with a Mother’s Day Brunch & Hat Photo Contest. The fashion hat photo contest will take place during brunch, and the lady wearing the most iconic hat will win a $100 gift certificate to the Armillary Grill restaurant and $100 American Express gift card. Cost of brunch is $44.95 for adults, $22.95 for children 10 and under and free for kids under 5. Get more information and contest rules here.

InterContinental at Doral Miami
Armillary Grill
2505 N.W. 87th Avenue, Doral
305-468-1400, Ext. 4318


Sunday, May 11 at 8 a.m.
Treat your mom and the whole family to a Mother’s Day Breakfast at Zoo Miami. You will be surrounded by zoo animals for this one-of-a-kind dining experience, and best of all, Zoo Miami does all the cooking! To round out the morning , you can watch the meerkats receive tasty tidbits of their favorite foods and participate in a special Mother’s Day show highlighting animals’ behavior and personalities. Space is limited so act now! Cost, which includes a same-day entrance to the Zoo, is $30 for Zoo Miami members and $45 for non-members. Children 2 and under are free but require a ticket. Visit ZooMiami online for registration information.
Zoo Miami
1 Zoo Boulevard – 12400 S.W. 152nd Street, Miami


Sunday, May 11 at 3 p.m.
Celebrate Mother’s Day amidst the beautiful tropical setting at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s Mother’s Day Tea. Afternoon tea is held on the veranda and in the ballroom of the Visitor Center overlooking the lush tropical garden. Enjoy sweet and savory snacks served on fine china with an assortment of delicious and unique teas and live music by guitarist Rob Friedman to create a relaxing ambiance. Tickets for tea are $27 for members, $37 for non-members and $17 for children 12 and under.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables
305-663-8059 (Marnie Valent – RSVP)


A perfect Mother’s Day gift

Miami City Ballet’s 2014-15 season will feature 4 company Premieres and audience favorites like Carmen, Romeo and Juliet and Nine Sinatra Songs. With a Gift Certificate, Mom can create her own unique ballet experience, choosing her favorite ballet, venue and performance date. Or give her the gift that will last all season and give her a premium subscription for the entire season. Purchase online or by calling the MCB box office toll-free.

Miami City Ballet


Sunday, May 11 at 6 p.m.

Treat Mom to the World Premiere of Trio Miami by Miami composer Andrew Logan, a work that is inspired by the sights and sounds of South Florida. Along with this new work by Logan, the program will include Franz Schubert’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat major and Astor Piazzolla’s Four Seasons. Performed by Tony Seepersad, violin, Luis Fernandez, violin, Michael Andrews, cello, Ciro Fodere, piano, and Michael Linville, piano. A post-performance reception will be held in the Garden to honor Mother’s Day. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for seniors and students.

Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach


Sunday, May 11 at 5 p.m.

Witness the youthful energy and artistic excellence of Miami’s young singers in concert. Cantare will feature MCC’s Avanzato Ensemble performing a cappella, with piano and chamber orchestra accompaniment, choreography by Dance Now Miami, and the world premier of two works commissioned by the MCC from Latin Grammy winner Nestor Torres and award-winning composer Dr. David Brunner. General admission tickets are $25 (available online) and students and seniors are $10 (available in person).

New World Center
500 17th Street, Miami Beach


Sunday, May 11, seatings at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Treat Mother to a special Mother’s Day Brunch at Coral Gables Country Club. Cost is $50 per person for adults and $25 for children. Reservations required. Please include preferred seating time and number of persons in party.

Coral Gables Country Club
997 North Greenway Drive, Coral Gables


Sunday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s a rare event for The Forge to open its doors when it is closed. Enter Mom, and the iconic restaurant will offer a new, all-inclusive prix-fixe menu for Mother’s Day Brunch. Prepared by newly appointed Michelin-starred Executive Chef Christopher Lee, highlights from the menu include: Smoked salmon with citrus fennel salad, Beef Carpaccio BLTs, Surf & Turf Benedict with butter-poached lobster and filet mignon, Shrimp & Grits, Signature “Black Smith” Push Up Pops and Mother’s Day Macaroons. Cost is $75 p/p and $35 for children under 12.

The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar
432 41st Street, Miami Beach


Sunday, May 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Enjoy Essensia’s natural gourmet brunch, lovingly prepared to delight your Mother by signature chef Julie Frans and her culinary team. The selections include a scrumptious smorgasbord of specialty dishes and traditional favorites, including a carving station, salad bar, waffle and omelet station, pasta, desserts and much more. Indoor and outdoor seating available for your pleasure. Cost is $69 per person, including unlimited Mimosas, and $29 for kids 12 and under, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Valet parking available for $15.

3025 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


From 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Treat the special lady in your life to a Mother’s Day Brunch and enjoy the panoramic views and elegant decor of Tuyo. Chef Victor Santos has prepared a beautiful menu, and all moms will have their choice of a complimentary glass of Prosecco, a Mimosa or Organic Bloody Mary. Valet parking available.

Miami Dade College
Top of the Miami Culinary Institute
415 N.E. Second Avenue, Downtown Miami

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