City Life Org – Brooklyn Children’s Museum celebrates Mother’s Day weekend with a tribute to maternal caretakers and Mother Earth

—The celebration will be filled with unique and sustainable activities that nurture gratitude and encourage community empowerment—

Brooklyn Children’s Museum will celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with Celebrate Mother Earth, a heartwarming and environmentally conscious tribute to the nurturing mother forces on the planet.

The all-day event will be filled with unique and sustainable activities that promote gratitude, encourage community empowerment and strengthen visitors’ connection to our life-giving planet.

“Celebrating Mother Earth is our way of celebrating our greatest natural nurturer, the planet we live on,” says Stephanie Hill Wilchfort, President and CEO of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. “We are delighted to host this new event for the first time and hope it can be a mainstay of our institution for years to come.”

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $13 for general admission, $12 for grandparents, and free for children under one. General admission tickets include access to all special programs and museum exhibits. Go to to purchase tickets

Workshops and themes

Demo workshop plant-based food

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Cafe, 2nd floor

Participate Danielle Medina aka Fit N Play Mama, for an introduction to the wonderful world of plant-based foods, their super-powerful nutritional properties, and how to make delicious recipes. Then enjoy the taste of a healthy smoothie!

Natural dyes and textiles

11:00 AM – 11:45 PM

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Greenhouse, 1st floor

Discover the different ways we can use plants to create art with a textile designer, artist and educator Nellie Nashieda. Participants can create their own paintings and learn how to bundle dye with natural materials such as hibiscus, marigolds, onion peels, and various modifiers.

Plant allied talisman


2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Greenhouse, 1st floor

Participate Larayb Ali, artist and steward of the earth, for a protective talisman workshop using locally sourced herbs and other earthly treasures as an introduction to their powerful medicinal and healing properties. Participants fill their own vessel of choice to carry with them daily. All ages are welcome.

Family yoga

12:00 PM–12:45 PM

3:30 pm–4:15 pm

Roof, 2nd floor

Move your body in this nature-themed family yoga class led by Danielle Medina, aka Fit N Play Mama. Guests learn about the connection to Mother Earth during the yoga demo and have a fully immersive experience.

Stories and yoga

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

BK Voices, 2nd floor

Join the author of Brooklyn Lauren Hoffmeier for reading and signing her New York Times featured series Mula and the fly! This lecture is followed by an interactive yoga workshop for children.

Colorful paper flowers

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

3:15 pm–3:45 pm

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

ColorLab Art Studio, 2nd floor

Visit the ColorLab Art Studio and make paper flowers that you can give to someone you love and care about!

About Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Inspired by the energy and diversity of our neighborhood, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum creates experiences that spark curiosity, celebrate identity, and cultivate joyful learning. Founded in 1899 as the world’s first children’s museum, Brooklyn Children’s Museum (BCM) is New York City’s largest cultural institution designed specifically for families. Proudly located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, BCM serves 300,000 children and caregivers annually with exhibitions and programs based on visual arts, music and performance, natural sciences and world cultures. For more information, visit:

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