Women’s History Month Events in New York City

by on January 6th, 2011
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During Women’s History Month, there are a lot of programs and events celebrating and honoring women in New York City. These programs display women from a variety of fields including the arts, business and politics. Here are some events that are definitely worth checking out.

Throughout March, there will be various programs paying tribute to women at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. The Schomburg Center is a national research library dedicated to collecting and providing access to resources documenting the history and experiences of people of African descent throughout the world. Through their Women’s Jazz Festival Program, there will be performances from a variety of singers including Meshell Ndegeocello, Tamar Kali, and Christelle Durandy. The renowned Spelman Jazz Ensemble from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia will also be performing. The ticket price for the event is $25 for non-members and $20 for members.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street

NYC 10037

212-491-2200

http://www.nypl.org/locations/schomburg

On Wednesday, March 7th from 6:30-8 pm, the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance (NYWCA), an organization of professional women in the food and wine industry, will present a Winter Wine and Spa Retreat just for women. This event includes learning more about the benefits of wine and tasting wine from the Caudalie family chateau in France. Attendees will also enjoy food prepared by NYWCA members, spa treatments and goodie bags to take home. This event is $35 for guests and $30 for NYWCA members.

New York Women’s Culinary Alliance

Winter Wine and Spa Retreat

Caudalie Spa

1 West 58th Street

(4th Floor of the Plaza Hotel) at 58th Avenue and Central Park South

NYC 10019

www.nywca.org

The Brooklyn Museum will present a performance by Award-winning jazz pianist Helen Sung during their BrooklyNites Jazz program on Thursday, March 22nd from 7 to 9 pm. Sung is the winner of the Kennedy Center’s Mary Lou Williams Piano Competition. She was also a featured performer on PBS’ In Performance at the White House honoring the Monk Institute’s 20th Anniversary. The ticket price is $12.

Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway

Brooklyn, NY 11238

718-638-5000

www.brooklynmuseum.org

The Women’s City Club of New York, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of all New Yorkers, will present two events that look at the role of women in today’s society. A panel discussion called The Glass Ceiling, Then and Now will feature women discussing the challenges that they faced reaching their goals. This event will take place on Thursday, March 15th starting at 5:30 pm. On Thursday, March 29th at 12:30 pm, Elizabeth Holtzman, the first woman elected as NYC Comptroller and NYC District Attorney will speak on The Role of the Comptroller in NYC Government. Both events are free and open to the public.

Women’s City Club of New York

Events will be held at the League of American Orchestras

33 West 60th Street (between Broadway and Columbus), Fifth Floor

NYC 10023

www.wccny.org


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