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Where to Celebrate Women’s History Month with Your Kids in the New York Area

Where to Celebrate Women’s History Month with Your Kids in the New York Area

Visit one of these monuments or events with your family to celebrate women's history month all March long.


March is Women’s History Month, and there are plenty of places and activities to honor the many memorable women who shaped our country to celebrate women's history month. There are monuments that you can visit all year round as well as special Women’s History Month and International Women's Day events that you and your family can attend this month. Here's where to celebrate women's history month in New York.

Celebrate Women's History Month in Manhattan

FREE. IN PERSON Women's History Walk
WHEN: March 1-31, anytime
WHERE: North 110th Street to Central Park South (59th Street), and from Central Park West (8th Avenue) to 5th Ave
AGES: All
WHAT: Since its creation, women have helped make Central Park a unique and thriving public space. This self-guided walk highlights some of the women who created, inspired, and placed monuments and memorials—in the form of sculptures, playgrounds, landscapes, or recreational facilities—throughout this masterpiece of landscape architecture. This tour is roughly one mile long and should take about 60 minutes to complete.
WANT TO GO? Download map from website.

FREE. ONLINE Power of Voice Celebration
WHEN: Wednesday, March 10, 7pm
WHERE: Barnard College, Online
AGES: All
WHAT: Join Barnard College for the 5th annual Power of Voice Celebration to benefit Girls Leadership. Come together to honor five incredible women - Billie Jean King, Meena Harris, Marley Dias, Samhita Mukhopadhyay, and Suni Harford - who are using the power of their voice to change our world. Registration is free. You won’t want your kids to miss this — it’s a celebration for all ages!
WANT TO GO? Advanced registration required.

FREE. ONLINE Saturday Sketching
WHEN: Saturday, March 13, 1-1:20pm
WHERE: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Online
AGES: 13-18
WHAT: Teens will find inspiration in the Met's painting "Esther before Ahasuerus" by Artemisia Gentileschi during an Instagram Live drawing workshop.
Participants receive live drawing instruction from a Met teaching artist and experiment with different drawing approaches.
WANT TO GO? Watch on Instagram.

ONLINE Time-Travel Storytime / Frances Perkins, Champion of Workers' Rights
WHEN: Sunday, March 14, 2-3pm
WHERE: Museum at Eldridge Street, Online
AGES: 6 and older with an adult
WHAT: Travel back in time to the turn of the last century to discover Frances Perkins, the activist whom we can thank for the idea that children belong in school, not working in factories! Historian and actress Alex Delare will lead a virtual storytime with the book Steadfast: Frances Perkins: Champion of Workers' Rights. The book centers on Perkins, whose life changed forever when, as a student, she visited a factory. Horrified that women and children were working in such dangerous places, Perkins vowed to fight on their behalf, organizing unions on the Lower East Side and advocating to change labor laws. At this program, your family will learn about Perkins' remarkable life, how she was impacted by the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, and why President Roosevelt eventually turned to her for help! After the story, Alex will lead a discussion about what it was like to be a young factory worker on the Lower East Side in the early 1900s, and how to use Frances? example to make a difference in your own community.
WANT TO GO? Advanced registration required. Donations appreciated.

FREE. ONLINE Storytime with The Met
WHEN: Thursday, March 18, 12pm
WHERE: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Online
AGES: 18 months-6 years
WHAT: Storytime with The Met, a weekly read-aloud program for children and families, will feature the story Dancing in the Wings by Debbie Allen.
WANT TO GO? This program is prerecorded and will be available The Met's Facebook account and YouTube channel.

FREE. ONLINE Living History @ Home: March with the Suffragists!
WHEN: Wednesday, March 24, 3-4pm
WHERE: DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society, Online
AGES: All ages.
WHAT: Votes for women! Join Historical interpreters to discover the many different methods used by suffragists such as Alice Paul, Mary Church Turrell, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to encourage male voters to vote “yes!” for women’s right to vote. Then, make your own sign or sash and display your creation during this virtual march!
WANT TO GO? Advanced registration required.

FREE. ONLINE Career Lab-Women at Work
WHEN: Friday, March 26, 4:30-6:30pm
WHERE: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Online
AGES: High School Students
WHAT: High school students are invited to participate in an interactive event with Museum professionals and gain insights on creative ways that they incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion in their work while discovering new interests, asking questions and building skills. Presented in conjunction with the new exhibition Alice Neel: People Come First.
WANT TO GO? Pre-registration is required and a Zoom link to the program will be provided.

FREE. ONLINE Be Like Rosie Revere, Become Your Own Engineer!
WHEN: Friday, March 26, 4-5pm
WHERE: The Skyscraper Museum, Online
AGES: All
WHAT: Andrea Beaty's Rosie Revere, Engineer proves that sometimes the greatest engineers make mistakes. After a reading of Beaty's book, through a series of trial-and-error, kids will create their own inventions!
WANT TO GO? Advanced registration required.

Celebrate Women's History Month in Brooklyn

FREE. ONLINE Women's History Month: Retro Detectives: The Brooklyn Bridge & Emily Roebling's Missing Good Luck Charm
WHEN: Friday, March 12, 3-4:15pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, Online
AGES: 7-17
WHAT: Emily Roebling is in charge of completing the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge after her husband, famous engineer Washington Roebling, fell ill during its construction. Agents, the bridge is almost complete, but Emily needs her missing good luck charm in order to avoid a disastrous first crossing! Follow the clues to help her find it and ensure the Brooklyn Bridge’s opening ceremony is a success.
WANT TO GO? Advanced registration required.

FREE. ONLINE Top 40 Tots: Girrrl Power! Your Music, Kids way
WHEN: Wednesday, March 17, 11am
WHERE: Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, Online
AGES: Newborn to 4
WHAT: Share your favorite jams and gems with your wee ones at BKCM’s toddler dance virtual concert. Featuring witty kid-friendly versions of songs. Faculty member Mary Jo McBride leads this sing-a-long that’s popular with parents and tykes alike!
WANT TO GO? Advanced registration required.

FREE. ONLINE Virtual Book Adventures: In Celebration of Women's History Month
WHEN: Wednesday, March 24, 3:30-4pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, Online
AGES: 6-8
WHAT: Join the library for a live Book Adventures program for children ages 6 to 8. Miss Ann will read "Superheroes are Everywhere," by Kamala Harris, and "Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You," by Sonia Sotomayor.
WANT TO GO? Watch on the Dyker Library Facebook page.

FREE. ONLINE Kids Explore: Clara Lemlich
WHEN: Thursday, March 25, 3:30-4:30pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, Online
AGES: 4-8
WHAT: Join the library for a special reading of Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 for Women's History Month. This children's program will explore the life and legacy of Clara Lemlich, an immigrant garment worker who helped create safer work environments for young women in the early 1900s. The program will end by writing poems together about this revolutionary woman.
WANT TO GO? A Zoom link will be sent out an hour before the program. Please sign up in advance.

 

Celebrate Women's History Month in Queens

FREE. ONLINE Women March
WHEN: Monday, March 8, 3:30pm
WHERE: Commonpoint Queens, Online
AGES: High School Students and older
WHAT: Discover 200 years of women’s activism and celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage and the 19th Amendment with exhibition highlights from the Women's March. Led by a curator from New-York Historical Society’s Center for Women’s History, this interactive virtual presentation uses photographs, campaign posters, and historic footage to uncover the stories of women throughout the centuries who organized and marched to end slavery, win the vote, and protect reproductive rights, among other crucial causes.
WANT TO GO? Advanced registration required.

FREE. ONLINE Women's History Month: Breaking Barriers: Outstanding Women Zine
WHEN: Tuesday, March 9, 6-7pm
WHERE: Queens Public Library, Online
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn how to create your own mini magazine where you can feature some of the outstanding women who inspire you.
WANT TO GO? Watch on Facebook.

FREE. ONLINE Virtual Jazz Jam 'Luck be a Lady or Irish!
WHEN: Wednesday, March 10, 7pm
WHERE: Flushing Town Hall, Online
AGES: All
WHAT: Flushing Town Hall’s free Virtual Jazz Jam: Celebrating the Legacy of Louis Armstrong invites musicians and jazz aficionados to participate or simply listen during its monthly jam session. In March, musicians will choose songs tunes about luck, or by Irish composers as the historic venue celebrates Women’s History Month with the theme “Luck be a Lady or Irish!”
WANT TO GO? Watch on Facebook or Zoom.



FREE. ONLINE The Rise Of Superwomen: The Progress Of Female Superheroes
WHEN: Thursday, March 11, 4-5pm
WHERE: Queens Public Library, Online
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: A presentation highlighting the progress of how comic book women are portrayed in film and television. It will highlight the beginnings, the struggles, and becoming the overall champions of their own stories.
WANT TO GO? Watch online.

FREE. ONLINE Women's History Month: Breaking Barriers: Story & Craft: Shining Star
WHEN: Friday, March 26, 3:15-4pm
WHERE: Queens Public Library, Online
AGES: Newborn to 5
WHAT: Join Ms. Janice, early learning assistant at Flushing Library, to explore Women's History Month in story and craft using paper, scissors, glue, and crayons.
WANT TO GO? Join at https://queenslib.org/3qDaarB

 

Celebrate Women’s History Month in Westchester

FREE. ONLINE Libbie Custer: Widow of the famous colonel from Custer's Last Stand
WHEN: Saturday, March 13, 1pm
WHERE: St. Paul's Church National Historic Site, Online
AGES: All
WHAT: In recognition of Women's History Month, Kim Harris of Western History Alive re-enacts the role of Libbie Custer, widow of the infamous General, George A. Custer. The program will include a portrayal of Libbie's life after General Custer's death, when she lived in Bronxville, New York, a few miles from St. Paul's Church.
WANT TO GO? Advanced registration required.

FREE. ONLINE Girl Power: Stories from Near and Far In celebration of Women's History Month
WHEN: Tuesday, March 16, 6:30pm
WHERE: Warner Library, Online
AGES: All
WHAT: Join award-winning storyteller April Armstrong as she shares stories and songs of inspiring and courageous women.
WANT TO GO? Advanced registration required.

FREE. ONLINE Art Story Time! Yayoi Kusama – Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn't Sorry by Fausto Gilberti
WHEN: Monday, March 22, 3:30-4:30pm
WHERE: Pelham Art Center, Online
AGES: All
WHAT: Join Charlotte Mouquin–artist, educator, and Executive Director of Pelham Art Center–for a FREE kids’ art history hour! You and your little artist will enjoy a story time followed by a special art project inspired by the polkadotted world of contemporary art superstar Yayoi Kusama! Get your imaginations ready, and bring your favorite art materials: paper and crayons, markers, or pens!
WANT TO GO? Hosted on Zoom Passcode: 175962

FREE. ONLINE Women Around the World: A Virtual Musical Celebration by Firey String Sistas!
WHEN: Sunday, March 28, 2pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, Online
AGES: All
WHAT: With the works of Landscape Art & Virtual Travel providing a backdrop, Firey String Sistas! will present a virtual concert featuring works from their new album, H.O.T., incorporating aspects of global culture, worldbeats from Africa, Jamaica, and Latin America, jazz from the Great American Songbook, and, finally, tributes to great women in our current political arena. Following the concert, there will be a Q&A with members of the group.
WANT TO GO? Advanced registration required.

FREE. ONLINE Family Storytime: Girl Geniuses
WHEN: Wednesday, March 31, 2-2:30pm
WHERE: New York Public Library, Online
AGES: 18 months to 5 yearsWHAT: Damsel in distress, who? March is Women's History Month. Join the library for a live online program with songs, rhymes, and favorite read-
aloud books celebrating super smart girls. Join the library for storytime as a funtime for the whole family. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children.
WANT TO GO? Advanced registration required.

Celebrating Women’s History Month in Rockland

FREE. ONLINE COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: African American Women/Suffrage
WHEN: Wednesday, March 10, 6-7pm
WHERE: Pearl River Library, Online
AGES: Tweens and older
WHAT: Celebrate Women’s History Month with PRPL and Rockland County Human Rights Commissioner Constance L. Frazier with the library. Join the Community Conversation about African American Women and the vital role they played in the Suffrage Movement. Find out how they engaged in significant reform efforts and political activism leading to and following the ratification in 1920 of the Nineteenth Amendment, which barred states from denying American women the right to vote on the basis of their sex.
WANT TO GO? Advanced registration required.

FREE. IN PERSON: Girl Scout Day
WHEN: Friday, March 12, 4-5:30pm
WHERE: Code Ninjas, 85 Goodwin Ave., Midland Park, NJ
AGES: 5-14
WHAT: Code Ninjas invites kids for a free Coding Session in the honor of Girl Scout Day and in honor of the First Computer Programmer, who happened to be a woman, Ada Lovelace.
WANT TO GO? Advanced registration required.

IN PERSON Family Fun Day- Women's History Month
WHEN: Saturday, March 20, 11:30am-1pm or 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Liberty Hall Museum 1003 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Meet some of the remarkable women in the Livingston/Kean family to celebrate Women’s History Month! Women have been making history at Liberty Hall for centuries, leaving their individual mark on the property and community at large. In conjunction with the newly installed “How Long Must We Wait: Suffrage and the Ladies of Liberty Hall'' exhibit, visitors will have the opportunity to connect with some of the previous female residents of Liberty Hall, discussing how their lives joined with the figures around them as they chat about the house they know and love.
WANT TO GO? 1 adult and 1 child: $10; $8 members. Ticket sales are limited to ONE adult per child. Additional adults cannot be accommodated.

FREE. ONLINE WOMEN UNITED
WHEN: Tuesday, March 23, 8pm
WHERE: Wonder Girls, Online
AGES: All
WHAT: Women United is hosted by a diverse group of girls from the Wonder Girls program who will interview a multicultural group of phenomenal women to share the mission in building bridges of understanding and collaboration. Wonder Girls hosts include Victoria Zervoudis (Freshman, 15), Yana Giannoutsos (Freshman, 15), Ellie Kim (Senior, 18), and Jasmine Garcia (College Junior, 19). Each one will be paired up to interview four inspirational women including Doctor and Captain of the U.S. Army Dr. Kelly Anne Perkins; Actress, Author of bestseller ‘Embracing Me’, Activist, and TedX Speaker April Hernandez; 2008 Miss Universe and Ambassador to AID for AIDS Dayana Mendoza; and Life Coach, TEDX Speaker, and World-Renowned International Dancer Magna Gopal.
WANT TO GO? Tune in to Wonder Girls Facebook + Youtube + LinkedIn Channels.

FREE. IN PERSON Orangetown Suffragist Exhibit
WHEN: Through Dec. 28, Tuesdays and Fridays, 10am-2pm; Sundays 1-4pm
WHERE: Orangetown Historical Museum and Archives, 196 Chief Bill Harris Way, Orangeburg
AGES: All
WHAT: The fight for American women to get the right to vote was fought on many fronts - including Orangetown. Learn about this fascinating movement within the context of how women lived and were perceived at the time as the museum celebrates 100 years of women's suffrage.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free; donations graciously accepted.

Celebrate Women’s History Month on Long Island

FREE. ONLINE Women's History Month Storytime
WHEN: Wednesday, March 10, 5:30-6:30pm
WHERE: Wyandanch Public Library, Online
AGES: All
WHAT: Listen to an autobiography and discuss some of the great women throughout history with Librarian Miss Kasey.
WANT TO GO? Watch on Zoom.

FREE. ONLINE Happy Birthday RBG
WHEN: Monday, March 15, 4:30-5pm
WHERE: Smithtown Library, Online
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 88th birthday with a craft using a cardboard roll, coffee filter, paper cup and common art supplies.
WANT TO GO? Watch on Facebook or YouTube.

IN PERSON stART (Story + Art): "Julia, Child"
WHEN: Thursday, March 25, 11:30am-12pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: This week in stART they will read "Julia, Child" by Kyo Maclear. Julia and Simca are two young friends who share a love of cooking. This fictional tale loosely inspired by the life and spirit of Julia Child celebrates the joy of eating, the importance of never completely growing up and mastering the art of having a good time. After the story, decorate a chef’s apron to take home!
WANT TO GO? $4; $3 members plus admission: $14; $13 ages 65 and older. Purchase tickets in advance.

FREE. ONLINE Women's History Month: Ella Fitzgerald Read-A-Loud Primary tabs
WHEN: Friday, March 26, all day
WHERE: Rogers Memorial Library, Online
AGES: First to fifth grades
WHAT: The most famous singer for nearly half a century, Ella Fitzgerald, is referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. From humble beginnings to stardom…..come hear her amazing story!
WANT TO GO? Watch on the library website or Facebook.


 

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