Boston’s Best Mother’s Day Events For 2013

May 10, 2013 6:00 AM

Boston does not disappoint when it comes to Mother’s Day activities. Cruise around the harbor, participate in a 5K or enjoy a cultural afternoon at the museum. There’s plenty to do with mom on May 12th; here are some options to consider.
(Photo Credit: Odyssey Boston)

(Photo Credit: Odyssey Boston)

Boston Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner Cruises
Odyssey Cruises
Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
(866) 307-2469

Date: May 12, 2013 starting at 9:30 a.m.

Odyssey Cruises is offering three Mother’s Day cruises on board the Odyssey Boston. Live music is included as well as a DJ, dancing and an air of sophistication throughout the day. Mothers receive a flower, and all adults get a glass or champagne or a mimosa upon boarding. Activities for kids include goodie bags, an ice cream sundae bar and a balloon artist. Soft drinks are provided for children.

The Big Apple Circus is being set up on Boston's City Hall Plaza. (credit: Bernice Corpuz/CBS)

The Big Apple Circus is being set up on Boston’s City Hall Plaza. (credit: Bernice Corpuz/CBS)

The Big Apple Circus Special Mother’s Day Brunch
City Hall Plaza
Boston, MA 02201
(888) 541-3750

Date: March 12, 2013 through May 12, 2013
Price: Click here for tickets

Known as “New York’s original one-ring circus,” the Big Apple Circus offers a brand new show in 2013 called Legendarium. Featuring daredevils and performance artists seemingly plucked from the past, this amazing show is sure to wow folks of all ages. Seats are strategically placed no more than 50 feet away from the performers. Continental brunch on Mother’s Day is at 10 a.m., in the Big Top Lounge, where families can meet some of the world-class circus artists. It’s followed by the show, which starts at 11 a.m.

Mother’s Day Walk 4 Peace

Mother’s Day Walk 4 Peace

Mother’s Day Walk 4 Peace
Town Field Park
1452 Dochester Ave.
Boston, MA 02125
(617) 825-1917

Date: May 12, 2013 at 7 a.m.
Price: Click here for registration and times

Early risers can participate in a morning walk beginning at Fields Corner in Dorchester to benefit the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute. The institute was founded in 1996 by Louis D. Brown’s parents after his violent death on the streets of Boston, and has become a source of help, hope and inspiration to the community. The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute offers support to victims of violence, as well as training programs for police and other government systems. The 17th-annual 3.6 mile walk raises funds and awareness of this great charity. Walkers are invited to participate in all or part of the route through the Town Field Park area of Dorchester.

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(Photo from: Power Walk for Dress for Success Boston)

(Photo from: Power Walk for Dress for Success Boston)

Power Walk for Dress for Success Boston 5K
DCR’s Castle Island Park
100 William J. Day Blvd.
Boston, MA 02127
(646) 233-4946

Date: May 11, 2013 at 8 a.m.
Price: Click here for registration

The internationally-renowned Dress for Success recognizes that disadvantaged women want to work and support themselves economically. The organization provides professional attire, career counseling and a support network to help women become self-sufficient. The 5K walk is held, rain or shine, on Mother’s Day weekend in the Castle Island area of South Boston and is designed to promote an active lifestyle while raising funds for Dress for Success. Join in this great cause to help local moms gain financial independence.

(Photo from MFA)

(Photo from MFA)

North Country Chamber Players: A New England Afternoon
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 267-9300

Date: May 12, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Price: Click here for tickets

An afternoon of New England art and music awaits mom at the Edward and Nancy Roberts Family Gallery at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibition, entitled “Art of the White Mountains,” includes stunning paintings of New Hampshire’s famous peaks, Franconia, the Presidential ranges, and of course, Mount Washington. Painters featured include Doughty, Cole, Homer and Inness. Musical accompaniment will be provided by the North County Chamber Players, featuring Amy Beach, Aaron Copland and Randall Thompson.

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Kathleen Mueller moved to Massachusetts as a toddler and has lived in many communities throughout the Bay State. Currently splitting her time between Worcester county and Cape Cod, she enjoys spending time at the beach with her dogs, reading, and taking scenic drives in New England. Kathleen is a frequent contributor to check her out at