Listen with Mom
Violinist Lilit Hartunian will perform pieces by composers who were active during Monet’s lifetime, including “Die Kranke Und Die Uhr” by S.C. Eckhardt-Gramatté, an arrangement of “Gnossiennes: No. 1″ by Erik Satie and ” La Fille aux cheveux de lin” by Claude Debussy. // May 10 // 2–2:30 p.m.
Stroll with Mom
Many Trustees of Reservations properties are open. If you’re thinking about heading to a state park, be sure to check the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s latest tweets (@MassDCR) before leaving. There may be 2-hour parking closures at some parks when they reach visitor capacity.
If you haven’t been there yet, head to the trails of urban Allandale Woods. If you don’t live nearby, you can park on a residential side street near the trail, tucked behind the VFW Parkway in Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury.
The Boston Public Garden is a beautiful place to stroll anytime, but spring brings cherry tree blooms, pear tree blooms, and magnolia blooms. These maps will show you exactly where to find them.
Read about where to find blooming cherries, lilacs, roses, and more in the Arboretum.
Take Mom to a Tulip Festival
View colorful close-up photos, panoramic videos of the gardens and views high above them where you’ll see an array of spring color. Enjoy a virtual garden tour, tulip growing tips and an arrangement demonstration by Trustees staff. Through May 9.
Celebrate Duckling Day with Mom
Among other highlights, the event will include a reading of “Make Way for Ducklings” by WCVB-5s Rhondella Richardson. Email photos of your “duckling” to email@example.com with the subject “Duckling Day.” Organizers will share some of their favorite submissions on social media on May 10. If you miss it, don’t worry. The event will be re-broadcast on Facebook // May 10 // 12–12:20 p.m.
Write a Haiku with Mom
Step outdoors. Write a haiku. Take a photo. Send it to the Arboretum to be featured in their online gallery. Here’s the haiku ‘The Seeing Tree’ by Adi Shafir: “Lonesome tree, I see | And that tree sees me | Now there is a ‘we’.” Now you try writing one.