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It’s time to show Mom some love.

Begin with Mother’s Day Nature Facials at Alley Pond Environmental Center on Saturday, May 13, at 9:30 a.m. For $42 a pair, progenies can cleanse, soften and rejuvenate their skin while getting some bonding time with their progenitors.

Dubbed “a natural facials class,” tranquil music and scented candles create a relaxing atmosphere at this Douglaston venue for the application of “liberating” products such as mint, honey, cucumbers, bananas, crushed oats and egg whites. Of course, a healthy snack and beverage are included.

The next event starts at 7:30 p.m., when Flushing Town Hall hosts a chamber opera entitled “From My Mother’s Mother.” Admission price is $10, but all moms can attend for free.

In the Korean tradition, mothers prepare seaweed soup for their daughters to assist in post-natal recovery. Performed in English with English and Korean subtitles, this production deals with reconciliation after a lovingly prepared broth is rejected. Attendees can expect a soprano, two mezzo sopranos, a baritone, a conductor, a moderator, and even a gayageum, a traditional, Korean, guitar-like string instrument.

Some sleep and then there’s a difficult decision to make on Sunday, May 14. The American Princess ferry company is offering a Mother’s Day Cruise with brunch at 11:30 a.m. After taking off from Riis Landing in Rockaway’s Breezy Point, voyagers will spend three hours looking for whales and dolphins in the Atlantic Ocean while munching on everything from quiche to tortellini to muffins. Moms get a free drink and the chance to join a raffle.

Meanwhile in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Mother’s Day World’s Fair Walking Tours are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Both outings are free, and every participating mom receives a free chocolate rose.

A qualified NYC Parks Dept. volunteer docent takes the crowd through – and explains the stories behind — the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, New York Hall of Science, Queens Zoo Aviary, the Carousel, Time Capsules, Underground Home, and other hot spots. It’s a chance to learn about New York City’s second-oldest outdoor antiquity. (Meet at the Unisphere.)

Top image: Flushing Town Hall; bottom image: Artie Raslich Photography


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