Women’s History Month is a time to honor the achievements and struggles of women throughout history. Celebrate this month with these five free activities around New York City!
Women have fought for centuries to protect their rights as individuals and to gain respect in many industries. Since 1987, March has been recognized as Women’s History Month, a time to pay tribute to the women who have made significant achievements in art, science, charity, the workforce, and more.
Check out the free events below to learn more about the women who have shaped history.
Where: Roger Morris Park in Manhattan
When: Saturday, March 18, 2017
The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation is hosting an event to celebrate women’s achievements in science during the 19th century. You can enjoy activities focused around these women’s explorations and experiments at no cost. Find out everything you need to know here.
Where: Alley Pond Park in Queens
When: Sunday, March 19, 2017
Hiking is a great way to explore the outdoors and can also improve your emotional well-being. This free hike teaches kids about the women who fought for environmental activism and made important contributions to Bayside and Douglaston parks.
Where: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center in Manhattan
When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
This free, hands-on workshop allows people to celebrate famous artists like Frida Kahlo, a Mexican painter known for her self-portraits. You can create your own artwork after you get an overview of the artist or technique.
Where: New Utrecht Library in Brooklyn
When: Friday, March 10, 2017, at 4pm
Head to Brooklyn and learn about Amelia Earhart, the first female aviator to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean. Create some Amelia Earhart airplanes with your kids to celebrate Women’s History Month. This event is best for kids ages 5 to 12.
Where: Upper East Side, Harlem, Brooklyn, and more
There are several monuments dedicated to women around New York City, like the Harriet Tubman Monument in Harlem, or the Joan of Arc Memorial and Eleanor Roosevelt Monument on the Upper West Side. Each monument explains the life, struggles, and achievements of the woman it commemorates. When you’re done learning about and admiring these women, check out the Museum of Women’s Resistance in Brooklyn.
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“Family Day: Women in Science During the 19th Century,” NYC Parks. Accessed February 6, 2017.
“Women’s History Month Hike,” NYC Parks. Accessed February 7, 2017.
“Art Inspired By Frida Kahlo,” NYC Parks. Accessed February 8, 2017.
“Kids Create: Celebrating Women’s History Month,” Brooklyn Library. Accessed February 8, 2017.