Celebrate Women’s History Month in NYC with these 5 Events

March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate women -- past and present -- who have made landmark contributions to American culture, science, politics, arts, and academics. Over the coming weeks, organizations in New York City will be hosting events to commemorate these women, their achievements, and inspire the next generation of women leaders.


Join our content partners this March to explore New York’s feminist history, take in the work of women artists, screen documentaries written and produced by women, and meet successful women authors.

Upcoming Events for Women’s History Month in NYC

Learn About Women's History in New York History

March 7, 2019, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Planned Parenthood in New York City

Planned Parenthood of New York City will be joined by the Brooklyn Historical Society and Lesbian Herstory Archives to uncover the lost feminist history of the city, and to participate in a meaningful conversation with attendees in honor of Women’s History Month.

RSVP and learn about local feminist history.

Attend the Premiere of Brave Girl Rising

March 8, 2019

Girl Rising

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, Girl Rising will debut a new short film titled Brave Girl Rising. Filmed at one of the world’s largest refugee camps, Brave Girl Rising tells the story of a courageous 17-year-old girl named Nasro, fighting daily for survival and for her education, which she believes is her only hope for a better future.

Girl Rising is an organization dedicated to improving the way that girls are viewed and valued throughout the world, one story at a time.

Watch the film, or sign up to host a screening.

View the Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving Exhibit

February 8-May 12, 2019

Brooklyn Museum

Frida Kahlo, one of the greatest artists and activists in the history of Mexico, is the subject of a special exhibition during Women’s History Month. The Brooklyn Museum is hosting the largest exhibition of Kahlo’s work, along with her clothing and possessions, to be viewed in the U.S. in a decade. The combination of her work and her personal effects was created to show how Kahlo used intention, artistry, and skill to craft her identity as an artist, a woman, and a person with a disability.

Explore the exhibit and book tickets to Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving.

Meet Three Authors Reading from Their Original Works

March 15, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Girls Write Now

Girls Write Now presents the next generation of women writers with the March ‘Agents of Change’, featuring three authors reading from their original works. In conjunction with the NY Historical Society, Girls Write Now is pleased to present Eva Hagberg Fisher, author of How to Be Loved, Wayétu Moore, author of She Would Be King: A Novel; and Joanne Ramos, author of The Farm: A Novel.

Reserve a seat at this month’s reading.

Celebrate Spring Fever

March 28, 6:00 – 9:00 PM


For the 12th year running, Callen-Lorde hosts a Spring Fever celebration to acknowledge and honor women who have made a positive impact on the LGBTQ community. At Spring Fever 2019, Callen-Lorde will honor Kimberly Drew, writer, curator, and activist and Lucy N. Painter, M.D., for their important work in advancing visibility, health and opportunities for queer people and people of color.

Celebrate these women and the policies that helped provide a safe, supportive space for all women.


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