Long Island Mother's Day events guide celebrating Mothers Day on Long Island New York. Long Island Mother's Day events and celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. Mother's Day boutique shopping for Mom, Mother's Day tea parties, dining with mom, Long Island Mother's Day dinner specials including Nassau County and Suffolk County.
Long Island Mother's Day Celebration Events
Celebrating Mother's Day on Long Island, New York
Mother's Day Jewelry
Take your mom to a famous jewelry brand store
on Long Island such as Zales, Jared or Kay Jewelers and select
the beautiful diamonds charms, heart-shaped
pendants, gold necklaces, engagement rings,
wedding rings and other hand-made quality
Mother's Day Recreation
Weather permitting, you and your mom should enjoy your favorite outdoor recreation activity at a Long Island park, hike trail, tennis court, golf course and/or for a romantic walk in the sunset at a Long Island beach such as Jones Beach, Lido Beach or Long Beach in Nassau County and Fire Island Beach in Suffolk County. Shall the weather not permit it, visit
one of the
Island museums for Mother's Day indoor
adventure and look at art exhibits o paintings,
drawings or sculptures by talented Long Island
artists painters, portrait artists, sculptors.
Mother's Day Fitness
To saty healthy and fit helps to stay young. Mother daughter combo, go and
participate together in a Zumba dance fitness class on Long Island.
here to find
Long Island Zumba classes, master classes, dance fitness gigs, special events and parties on Long Island including Nassau County, Suffolk County and the Hamptons, New York.
Mother's Day Flowers
Order your mother her favorite flowers from a reputable online
flower store such as proflowers.com or 1800flowers.com
(1-800-FLOWERS) or stop at your local Long Island flower
shop to pick out that special bouquet of roses, daisies,
tulips or carnations along with a gift basket of heart-shaped cookies accented with chocolate chips, rainbow sprinkles or heart-shaped red marzipan topping.
Mother's Day Dinner and Cruise
Invite your mom to a
Mother's Day dinner cruise
across Long Island Sound on a luxury boat or enjoy a romantic
dinner at a fine Long Island restaurant - whatever she
might be in the mood for. Select from various restaurant
cuisine types including American, Asian, Oriental,
Indian, Barbeque BBQ, Bakeries, Brew Pubs and
Microbreweries, Coffee Houses, Family, Homestyle and
Steakhouse Dining, French, German, Greek, Hungarian,
Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Seafood, Southern
Cuisine, Vegetarian, Wine Bars - or simply have a red
tomato topping pizza from your local Long Island
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The History of Mother's Day
Woodrow Wilson proclaims the first Mother's Day holiday
On May 9, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson issues a
presidential proclamation that officially establishes
the first national Mother's Day holiday to celebrate
The idea for a "Mother's Day" is credited by some to
Julia Ward Howe (1872) and by others to Anna Jarvis
(1907), who both suggested a holiday dedicated to a day
of peace. Many individual states celebrated Mother's Day
by 1911, but it was not until Wilson lobbied Congress in
1914 that Mother's Day was officially set on the second
Sunday of every May. In his first Mother's Day
proclamation, Wilson stated that the holiday offered a
chance to "publicly express our love and reverence for
the mothers of our country."
In 2002, President George W. Bush echoed Wilson's
sentiments by acknowledging mothers in his official
statement on Mother's Day in 2002. He commended foster
mothers as well as his own "fabulous mother" for their
"love and sacrifice." He also mentioned past presidents'
expressions of appreciation for their mothers. He quoted
John Quincy Adams as having said "all that I am my
mother made me" and Abraham Lincoln's sentiment that
"all that I am or hope to be I owe to my angel mother
?[my mother's prayers] have clung to me all my life."
Bush's own mother, Barbara, was a popular first lady
when the elder Bush served as president from 1989 to
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