Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and you know mom deserves something special.
To help you find it, Bed-Stuy Patch has come up with a list of unique gift ideas and activities in and around the neighborhood that mommy dearest can truly enjoy:
“The Right Reverend Dupree In Exile” at The Billie Holiday Theatre At Restoration Plaza
Mom will enjoy this play about a reverend being pressured to give up the church he built, as he fights a terminal disease. Written and directed by Jackie Alexander, the play premiered in April and is getting a huge buzz around town. The Sunday show starts at 4pm. 1368 Fulton St, between New York and Brooklyn Avenue, (718) 636-0918. For tickets call Zerve at (212) 209-3370.
A Stroll Through the Brooklyn Botanical Garden
Spring is here, so why not do yourself and mom a favor and visit the garden’s 52 acres of magnificent flowers and plants. The Steinhardt Conservatory and the Books Smarts section are must-sees. A couple of art exhibits, “Two Waters (Seeds in a Wild Garden)” and “Natural History at Brooklyn Botanic Garden”, will also be showing on Sunday. A free guided tour of the garden is offered starting at 1pm, meet at the Visitor Center. 1000 Washington Ave, (718) 623-7200.
Pedicure at London’s
Prove to your mom how upscale you are by taking her to the chic London’s Of New York Nail Bar. Offering a luxury and style at affordable prices, along with great service the nail professionals at London’s will make sure your fashionable mom’s high standards are met. 404 Tompkins Avenue between Jefferson and Hancock, (347) 350-7737.
Send a Boutique
If you must send flowers, then Flowerworks is the place to do it. With everything from stunning bouquets to bountiful gift baskets, Flowerworks is guaranteed to put a big kool-aid smile on mom’s face. And for all you last-minute procrastinators out there, they even offer same day delivery. 547 Nostrand Avenue, (718) 230-9393, www.flowerworksflorist.com.
Sentimental, Handmade Jewelry
When it comes to unique gifts, Uncommon Goods rules. From handmade Mother Nestling Birds Necklaces to Christine vase’s to cute fertilization pendants, Uncommongoods features a wide selection if unique gifts made especially for mom. 140 58th Street Building B Suite 5A, www.uncommongoods.com.
Make It Personal
What better way to celebrate mom than a photo keepsakes? NiyaBas.Com Photography is offering a huge discount on exquisite family packages from Mother’s Day through the end of the month. (347) 249-9244, www.niyabas.com.
Shoes, Shoes, Shoes!
Shoes are a staple of any women’s wardrobe and that includes mom. So bring something to read with you while she tries on the wide variety of shoes at True Fit Shoes. They’re offering huge discounts, 50-75%, on everything from Hush puppies to other name brand and designer shoes. 565 Nostrand Avenue, (347) 750-8950.
The House of Art
“Art is a necessity” is the logo of this Bed-Stuy gallery and that sentiment is more than represented by the collection of extraordinary art featured here. With works from some of today's most prolific artists in the country, if mom’s into culture she’ll fall in love with the House of Arts. 373 Lewis Ave., (347) 663-8195.