Celebrating Women’s History Month in New York City

by on December 27th, 2010
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The month of March brings all sorts of great things: The end of winter, St. Patrick’s Day, and, of course, Women’s History Month. Established in 1987, Women’s History Month is the perfect time to reflect and learn about the impact women have had on our history. Fortunately, New York City has a myriad of events to help you celebrate this important month. Here are some you may want to check out:

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Celebrate Women’s History Month: Women Who Dreamed Big (Great for kids!)

Sunday, March 25th – Check the website for times

During this interactive event, kids (ages 5 and up) will learn about important women who dreamed big. Afterwards, they will create a painting of themselves living out their own dream. Free with admission; requires pre-registration.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Art Trek Plus: American Women (Great for kids!)

Sunday, March 25th – 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Celebrate Women’s History Month at the newly reopened American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art! Families will learn about historical women by looking at their portraits and listening to ballads describing the lives of women in the early days of America. Free with museum admission.

Intrepid Museum

Salute to Women (Great for kids!)

In celebration of Women’s History month, the Intrepid Museum is holding an array of events to honor women, especially those in uniform and those working in the sciences. Be sure to check out the exhibit, “Women in Aviation: World War II” (through July 8th), as well as special programs such as Health and Sports Day and Meet the Pilots Day.

Tenement Museum

Women in the Newsroom: From Fashion Pages to the Front Lines

Monday, March 12th – 6:30pm

Stop by the Tenement Museum shop and take in a free lecture on the role of women in journalism. The panel discussion will include speakers from ProPublica, a firm that specializes in public interest journalism, and The Jane Dough, a news website for businesswomen.

Visit Local Monuments (Great for kids!)

Eleanor Roosevelt: Riverside Park – West 72nd Street at Riverside Drive

Gertrude Stein: Bryant Park – West 42nd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

Harriet Tubman: West 123rd Street at Frederick Douglass Blvd

Take advantage of the beginnings of spring and check out monuments dedicated to history’s famous women! This is a great opportunity to discuss these important women while enjoying the local parks.

Fort Tryon Park (Margaret Corbin Circle)

Historic New York: Celebrate Women’s History Month

Saturday, March 25th – 11am

To learn about women who impacted Northern Manhattan, head up to Fort Tryon Park for this free event. Fittingly, the program will take place in Margaret Corbin Circle, named for the woman who helped defend Fort Washington during the Revolutionary War.

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