by Nancy Phillips
For spouses and kids of all ages, Mothers’ Day questions come up every year: What to give? What to do? Questions not always easy to answer.
The traditional box of chocolates may not cut it. Then, the special day comes with a scramble. Do we have the right gift? Do we have a plan for the day? What about getting Mom out of the kitchen for a special restaurant meal? What about Grandma?
Nyack has answers. The village is in full ‘Spring Fling’ mode– fully equipped to deliver two important things: Getting ready for Mothers’ Day with no scramble, and celebrating the special day with great gifts, great food and fun for the whole family.
“Not to underestimate the power of chocolate,” said Joe Rand, Nyack Village Trustee and Spring Fling event organizer. “In fact, Nyack has its own specialty chocolate shop right in the center of town, offering the best of curated domestic and European confections.”
“Tree of Chocolate at 6 Broadway is just one of nearly a hundred boutiques, personal service establishments, restaurants, and cultural attractions that make Nyack the perfect place for family celebrations.”
So here’s what’s happening in Nyack for Mothers’ Day. Note that a hospitality tent sponsored by Montefiore Nyack hospital. Located at Main and Cedar streets, the Spring Fling will be offering information and opportunities to participate in raffles and contests.
Moms’ Day ‘Don’t be Late’ shopping and raffles
- Don’t be late: Shoppers can make Sunday May 2—plus the entire week of May 3—their “don’t be late” search for that perfect gift.
- Nyack’s boutiques, salons, spas and restaurants will be offering special deals, meals and one-of-a kind gifts for Mothers’ Day shoppers.
- Shoppers who save their receipts for purchases of $50 or more — for merchandise or personal services gift cards — can enter raffles to win great prizes for Mom.
- Receipt rafflers should bring their proofs-of-purchase to the Montefiore Nyack hospitality tent located on Main and Cedar on Fling Sundays (May 2 and May 9) to pick up a free raffle ticket.
- Raffle drawings at 3:00 pm on on May 2 and May 9; attendance not required to win.
- Fabulous prizes for Mom valued at $100.
- Spring Flingers who like to window shop can vote for the best window decorations, nail a prize for their favorite business, and win their own prize valued at $50. The decorating contest runs to May 31.
- Nyack ‘Fan Cards’ will be on sale, good for discounts worth $100 at 15 establishments.
- Nyack’s great restaurants will be taking reservations for May 9 brunch, lunch, or dinner.
May 9 Promenade — Do the full honors on Mom’s day out!
- Bring Mom to town: Stroll the Promenade, open from 11a to 8p.
- Street closures offer leisurely walking, shopping, and dining—both indoors and outdoors
- Live music will add to the festive atmosphere.
- Art gallery featuring work by local artists will ‘pop up’ on Broadway.
- Last minute shopping for Mom (and good advice) will be ongoing village-wide.
- Special deals and meals.
- Raffle entries and drawing will be in full ‘Fling’ at the Montefiore hospitality tent, Main and Cedar Hill.
- Fabulous Mom’s Day prize will be awarded to raffle winner at 3:00 pm (attendance not required to win).
Moms will love their gifts — and the Spring Fling experience in Nyack. Shoppers can top off the fun with a souvenir Spring Fling tee shirt and cap designed by Nyack artist Bill Batson — on sale at the hospitality tent both Sundays.
“Nyack makes Mothers’ Day a real occasion, with lots of special ways to honor Moms,” said Nyack Mayor Don Hammond. “We make it easy for spouses and kids to do the right thing, and we offer a safe haven for everyone to enjoy the day with public health and safety as top priorities.”
“We’re proud to have Montefiore Nyack Hospital as our lead sponsor, and to have generous support from many local businesses,” said Roger Cohen, President, Nyack Chamber of Commerce.
Masks and social distancing are required in Nyack shops and restaurants, and at Nyack’s outdoor events.
More information about Spring Fling and Mothers’ Day is available at VisitNyack.org
Info about the Nyack Fan Card is here: Nyack Fan Card.
Details on Spring Fling shopping and dining specials are here: Spring Fling Specials.