Since 1987, the United States government has recognized March as Women’s History Month. Due to the recent political climate, the celebration of this month has become even more visible among mainstream circles. In cities across the country, the month of March is dedicated to highlighting women: featuring lectures, art exhibitions and other cultural events that acknowledge their accomplishments worldwide. This year you can participate in various different activities throughout the month in New York City. Listed below are 5 (of the many) events that you won’t want to miss!
Exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics.
This month the Museum of the City of New York presents an exhibition about the history of women in New York politics. The exhibit,
“traces women’s political activism in New York City from the struggle to win the vote, through the 20th century, and into our own times. Beginning with the long battle for women’s voting rights that culminated in 1917 statewide and 1920 nationally, the exhibition highlights women at the center of New York’s politics over the course of 100 years. It features a diverse range of activists both familiar and lesser known, the battles they fought, and the many issues they championed”
An interesting political exhibition, it will be on view until August 5th. Check it out here.
2. Have a cold “brew” with Kombrewcha
Kombrewcha is an alcoholic spin on the traditional Kombucha tea, and this month in honor of International Women’s Day on March 8th, they will be partnering with Catalyst, a non-profit organization that strives to build workplaces that work for women. For every cocktail, draft or Royal Ginger bottle bought throughout the month at participating retailers, Kombrewcha will donate $1 to Catalyst to help support female owned and operated businesses. Check out this awesome initiative (and delicious drink) here.
3. Lecture at the Museum of the City of New York: A City Made by Women: New Perspectives
This lecture will focus on the importance of female leadership in political life, highlighting feminist activists and their triumphs over the last 100 years. It will take place on March 25th at 1pm. Seats will likely fill up so be sure to check out their website.
4. #petalsforprogress Flower Market
In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8th, Popsugar and FTD Flowers are collaborating with a special pop-up flower market in the Meatpacking district. Their team will be handing out bouquets on the streets of New York from 1-6pm. Swing by to get your beautiful bouquet.
5. Enjoy the beauty of High Rock Park
If taking a walk through nature is more your speed, this event might be for you. High Rock Park, a home to a diverse number of plants and animals and highly trafficked park in Staten Island, will be hosting an event on Saturday March 10th from 11am to 12:30pm. Gretta Moulton, a heroine of the early environmental movement was integral to saving over 300 acres of land from development in the area. Come learn a bit more about this woman who helped to preserve a little more green space for us New Yorkers.
Which events will you be participating in this month? Let us know and tag us in your photos on Instagram at @secret_nyc.
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