Ways to celebrate Women’s History Month in NYC
The Regulars author Georgia Clark welcomes four women, whose ages range from their twenties to their sixties, to share personal stories. The "Time's Up" edition includes Diverse as Fuck Comedy Festival creator Milly Tamarez, model Elliott Sailors, comedian Lois Thompson and novelist Stephanie Gangi.
National Sawdust launches its annual Spring Revolution Festival, a two-week program of performances and discussions inspired by Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring." This year, the fest focuses on multicultural women, featuring artists from Russia, China, Ireland, Australia and Cuba. The event concludes with the Pan-Asia Sounding Festival, a six-performance fest within a fest curated by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Du Yun.
Learn about badass ladies throughout history on this two-hour tour. Highlights include the most powerful female pharaoh of Egypt, the first official Roman empress, women painters who focused on women's lives (not their bodies) and a female scientist in pre-revolutionary France.
Could the sheltered, groan-inducing millennial bastion known as Brooklyn become a dystopian terror state? Is New York destined to be the future base of Gilead? Fearless comedians Marcia Belsky and Melissa Stokoski take aim at their generation with Hulu's A Handmaid's Tale as their ammunition in this self-deprecating musical parody of the hit show. They bring Brooklyn's grim future to life with a cast of all-stars: Eudora Peterson, Sophie Santos, Karolena Theresa, Tim Platt, Greta Titelman, Drew Anderson, Arti Gollapudi, Farah Brook, Isabel Martin, Jr. and Tommy McNamara.
Head to Williamsburg's cinema-meets-bar to catch eight short sci-fi films directed by women. Among the films are Nicole Delaney's YOYO, which follows a young woman named Caroline as she tries to lose her virginity in post-apocalyptic L.A., and Kerry Yang's Genghis Khan Conquers the Moon, which tells the story of, well, exactly what it sounds like does.
Get your om on at this free yoga-centric summit inviting UN dignitaries to discuss the role of women in spreading peace worldwide. On the event's lineup: Pilot Baba, Denise Scotto, Denis Licul, German Bravo and H.E. Durga Prasad Bhattari. Keynote speech comes courtesy of Yogmata Keiko Aikawa, the first non-Indian woman to become a Siddha Master.
The Women's Therapy Centre Institute honors the 40th anniversary of Susie Orbach's influential book Fat is a Feminist Issue with an afternoon of performances challenging the patriarchal and capitalistic structures that create fear and anxiety around eating. The lineup features spoken-word performer and eating disorder recovery advocate Caroline Rothstein, Realize Your Beauty founder Stacey Lorin Merkyl, poet Helena Rampersaud and singer-songwriter Jessa Callen.
A panel of photographers gather to celebrate the legacy of the late Mmekutmfon "Mfon" Essien, the Nigerian-American luminary of the medium whose work is collected in the new book MFON.
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