5 Super-Fun Ways to Celebrate Women’s History Month
March is Women’s History Month, today is International Women’s Day and 2017 happens to be the 100th anniversary of women securing the right to vote in New York. So yeah, it’s kind of a big deal. Here are five awesome ways to celebrate.
Bone Up on History
Get to know glass-ceiling breakers of yore—including an Egyptian pharaoh, a French scientist, a Roman empress, several painters and a suffragette—with Nasty Women of the Metropolitan, a guided tour through the museum.
Head to the Movies
Celebrate badass women both real and fictional at Nitehawk Cinema on March 15. The theater will be screening Mad Max: Fury Road—the female-driven action flick that redefined the genre—in honor of the new book Why I March, which chronicles women’s marches around the world. You’ll nab a copy of the book, and a portion of ticket sales go toward some pretty great causes.
Take a Girl-Power Road Trip
No, not the kind that ends the way Thelma and Louise did. New York State—specifically, the Finger Lakes region—is home to a number of important sites, including the location of the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention (now a national historical park) in Seneca Falls, the homes of suffragists Susan B. Anthony and Matilda Joslyn Gage, the college where Elizabeth Blackwell (America’s first female doctor) got her medical degree and the house where Harriet Tubman spent the last 50 years of her life.
Spend Some Dough for the Sisterhood
In honor of International Women’s Day, Gilt City is spotlighting local women-run businesses. Nab special deals from Sky Ting Yoga, Dylan’s Candy Bar, Erase Spa and Vella Wine Bar. (As if you need an excuse to buy any of those things.) Bonus: Five percent of proceeds goes to Girls on the Run, a nonprofit that empowers the next generation of #girlbosses.
Listen to Legendary Ladies
The annual Women’s Jazz Festival brings the best and brightest performers together for four consecutive Mondays in March. This year’s edition celebrates Mama Jazz herself, Ella Fitzgerald (who would be 100 this year), and Grammy-winner Terri Lyne Carrington (pictured) and French sister-duo Les Nubians are among the performers paying tribute.