Celebrate Women’s History Month in New York City

Women’s History Month is a time to honor the achievements and struggles of women throughout history. Celebrate this month with these free activities around New York City!

March 08, 2018 | HF Healthy Living Team

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.

Women’s History Month Puppet Program

Where: Riverdale Library in Bronx
When: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Bring your kids and hear stories about famous women in history from Nicola the puppeteer and one of her fearless girl puppets! The free event is followed by a simple puppet craft.

Get Creative and Inspired by Famous Artists

Where: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center in Manhattan
When: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

This free, hands-on workshop allows people to celebrate famous artists like Carrie Mae Weems, an American art-photographer known for her complex body of art. You can create your own artwork after you get an overview of the artist or technique.

Head to a Local Monument or Museum

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 the 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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Sources
“Women’s History Month Puppet Program,” New York Public Library. Accessed February 6, 2018.
https://www.nypl.org/events/calendar

“Art Inspired By Carrie Mae Weems,” NYC Parks. Accessed February 6, 2018.
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/28/art-inspired-by-carrie-mae-weems

“The Edith Savage-Jennings Legacy Museum is MOWRE.” MoWRe. Accessed February 6, 2018.
http://www.museumofwomensresistance.org

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