New York’s South Street Seaport Museum announces its Mother’s Day offerings, May 4, and May 12, 2024. They include:

Print Your Own Mother’s Day Card | Saturday, May 4 | 12–2pm | 211 Water St. | Free Looking for a special Mother’s Day gift? Come to Bowne & Co. to join the talented designers in creating a festive Mother’s Day card using the Museum’s 19th century historical printing equipment. From 12–2pm you are invited to stop by Bowne & Co. to see the Seaport Museum’s working collection in action and to try printing your card. And, you can print a little something for dad too.   Want to include mom in the experience? Invite her to join in the festivities and attend the program together. Throughout the activity you’ll make memories to last a lifetime. Advanced registration is suggested for this free event but walk-ups will be accommodated as possible and drop-ins are welcome. Anyone ages 12 and up is welcome. All participants get to take home the cards they print during the afternoon.   While you’re at the Museum, check out the wide array of unique products available at the Bowne & Co. Gift Emporium to find something special for the mother figure in your life.  

Blooming Together on Mother’s Day | Sunday, May 12 | 11am | Wavertree | Free Start your Mother’s Day at the Seaport Museum with a free family program centered around the Lotus flower, mindfulness, meditation, and reflection aboard the 1885 tall ship Wavertree. Join us for a multi-part event with author Anu Sehgal, as she presents her latest children’s book, I am a Lotus. This book is designed for families with children aged 3–10, offering an exploration of the Lotus flower’s cultural significance, symbolizing resilience, persistence, inner strength, and humility.   Advanced registration is encouraged for this free event but walkups will be accommodated as

19th-Century-Style Letterpress Print Shop No visit to the Seaport Museum is complete without a walk through Bowne & Co., Stationers. Make sure to stop by the Museum’s turn-of-the-century store where you can find designs created by resident printers using custom plates, historic fonts, and printing presses from the Museum’s working collection.