Show Mom How Much you Care by Treating Her at These Lower Manhattan Destinations

With only a week to go before Mother’s Day, you’ve got multiple ways to show your appreciation for Mom in Lower Manhattan. The Downtown Alliance has compiled a list of special events and dining options for you to celebrate Mother’s Day 2012 in the district:

SHOPPING:

J&R Mother’s Day Shopping Event May 5th and 6th
23 Park Row
(212) 238-9000

Not sure what to get Mother’s Day? Come down to J & R’s two-day shopping event on May 5th and 6th and J & R will help you out! Skip the flowers this year and get her something a little more cutting edge — such as a tablet, digital camera, or mp3 player. Receive a pearl necklace with any purchase of $200 or more. This is an in-store-only offer available both days, while supplies last.

Bloom
255 Murray Street
www.bloomflowers.com|(646) 414-6269

The newly opened Bloom luxury flower and interior shop is a great place to purchase something to brighten mom’s day. The boutique sells unique flower and terrarium arrangements with one-of-a-kind gifts like throw pillows, scented candles from Christian Tortu and coffee table books as well as furniture for the home and garden.

MORE FLOWER SHOPS: City Blossoms, Downtown Florist, Eden Flowers, Flowers of the World, John Street Florist, and L’Atelier Des Fleurs

Hallmark Gold Crown
140 Church Street
www.hallmark.com | (212) 227-3674

A simple Mother’s Day card can’t be beat to show how much you care. Every mom likes to hear she’s doing a great job.

MORE GREETING CARDS: American Greetings, Diamond’s Hallmark and Papyrus

DINING:

Statue Cruises
Pier 40
(201) 604-2800

Enjoy wonderful cuisine, complimentary glass of champagne and live entertainment as you sail along the scenic New York Harbor. Help your mother indulge by relishing a two-hour yacht cruise with a full brunch buffet for $57.50 per person. A three-hour cruise is also available with a four-course seated dinner, DJ entertainment and one rose per mother for $99 per person.

Blue Planet Grill
120 Greenwich Street
www.bpgnyc.com | (212) 566-8300

Come to Blue Planet Grill with your mother and family and celebrate the special day together. Also, receive complimentary glass of wine with your meal.

Francois Payard Bakery
210 Murray Street
www.fpbnyc.com | (212) 566-8300

Indulge your mother with Francois Payard’s decadent pastries. The French pastry chef has mastered the art of sweets, and his Battery Park City location will transport your mother to faraway France.

MORE SWEETS: Fika Espresso Bar, Financier Patisserie, Godiva Chocolatier, La Maison du Chocolat and Leonidas Belgian Chocolates

Vintry
57 Stone Street | (212) 480-9800 | www.vintrynyc.com
230 Murray Street | (212) 240-9553 | www.vintryfinewines.com

Vintry luxury wine bar, now in two great locations, offers 80 wines by the taste, glass or bottle as well as over 230 different whiskies. Step into the distinctive, handcrafted interior and show your mother you appreciate her sophisticated palate.

MORE WINE & LIQUOR: Fulton Wine and Liquor, California Wine Merchants, New York Wine Exchange, Pasanella and Son Vintners, New York Vintners, Financial District Wine and Liquor, and Rosetta Wines

EVENTS:

Spring Thyme Spa
40 Exchange Place
www.springthymeny.com/specials | (212) 385-4937

Help mom get that much-needed relaxation she never finds time for at Spring Thyme Spa. Mother’s Day services include aromatherapy hot oil massage, aromatherapy hydrating facial, eye and lip moisture booster, hand and foot treatment – all for $170. Also choose from varying kinds of massages.

Bodies Exhibition Health Screenings
19 Fulton Street
(212) 732-8257

Show mom you care by making sure she’s healthier than ever! With overwhelming schedules and constant care of others, moms often forget to worry about their own health.  In honor of Mother’s Day and National Women’s Health Week (May 13th – May 19th), take mom to the BODIES exhibition on Saturday, May 12th. There you can  learn more about staying heart healthy. The event runs from 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM.