We've found some great ways for you to show solidarity this Women's History Month in NYC, whether you want to join a protest for women’s rights or just grab a beer at one of the city’s best bars with your girlfriends. (Yep, that counts too.) Don't worry if you can't make one of the events—many of these organizations and New York attractions are active year-round, and there are always volunteer opportunities for women’s shelters and more.
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Ways to celebrate Women’s History Month in NYC
Spring Revolution Festival
This March, National Sawdust launches second annual Spring Revolution Festival, a month-long program of performances and discussions tied to Women's History Month. Its two themes—female empowerment and cultural dialogue—drive the programming, which include the premiere of musical-theater piece "Revolution: The Pussy Riot Story," and a collaboration between minimalist composer Philip Glass, kora player Foday Musa Suso and cellist Jeffrey Zeigler. For the full lineup of Spring Revolution events, visit National Sawdust.
Theory x LOLA Elevate the Everyday Kits
In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, Theory and LOLA—the all-organic tampon brand—teamed up to create female empowerment kits filled-to-the-brim with goodies. Some of the girl power-loot includes MoonJuice Powder Dust, a S’well bottle, Tula Probiotic Purifying Cleanser, a Lulu Frost keychain and so much more. Better yet, these kits are only $50 (valued at $375!). Buy one at Theory (theory.com) for a badass woman in your life.
This monthly literary salon invites notable women writers and performers to air their dirty laundry in the form of personal letters crafted just for the occasion. The March edition features Min Jin Lee, Ophira Eisenberg, Jo Firestone, Porochista Khakpour, Nancy Whang and Ivy Woolf-Turk.
A stellar lineup of comics—including Lane Moore, Marcia Belsky, Jena Friedman, Giulia Rozzi and more—gather to tell jokes and raise money for the Committee to Recall Judge Aaron Persky, who ruled on the controversial case People v. Turner at Stanford University.
Like so many prominent art museums, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has shockingly few pieces by female artists on display. Still, there are plenty of strong ladies to celebrate in the art itself. This tour highlights the modern and historical nasty women responsible for some of the museum’s world-renowned pieces, whether they were the creators, muses or subjects. Smashing the patriarchy never felt so cultured.
Joli Beauty Bar is hosting a Clueless-themed event supporting the following causes threatened by the Trump administration: Planned Parenthood, ACLU, Dakota Pipeline and Flint Michigan. All the proceeds for the event go toward helping these organizations, so head to the East Village beauty haven for hair and makeup services, wine, a little meditation and a bake sale ad help the cause. FYI: Turn up rocking your best Cher and Dionne getup to snag a surprise from Joli.