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The best Women’s History Month events in NYC

Celebrate women at these movie screenings, athletic events, talks, parties, shows and more in NYC

Shaye Weaver
Rossilynne Skena Culgan
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Shaye Weaver
Rossilynne Skena Culgan

Badass ladies deserve a toast and that's exactly what Women’s History Month is all about–celebrating inspiring women from the past and present. Whether you see their incredible art in a gallery, hear them play live music, or learn all about their NYC lives, there are so many ways to show your pride.

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Ways to celebrate Women’s History Month in NYC

Joe’s Pub is celebrating Women’s History Month with performances from Shaina Taub, Annahstasia, Carol Lipnik, Justin Vivian Bond, Ella Hunt, Emily Scott Robinsonm Alisa Amador, Violet Bell, LADAMA, Vincent D’Onofrio & Dana Lyn, Lisa Stephen Friday, Rock Medea, Generation Women, Jackie Hoffmanm, Priya Darshini, Ally Bonino, Ragini Festival, Tammy Faye Starlite, Crys Matthews, Yumi Kurosawa Trio, and Noche Flamenca. A few notable performances include:


Saturday, March 11 at 9:30pm

Generation Women
Tuesday, March 14 at 7pm

Lady-led workshops at Ailey Extension
Photograph: Theik Smith Photography, courtesy of Ailey Extension

Lady-led workshops at Ailey Extension

Ailey Extension is inviting guests of all ages, genders, backgrounds, and experience levels to honor the impact of women in dance and embrace their own feminine energy through a series of workshops led by women on March 11 at 2pm. 

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop with DJ Mari Ella and three “female-powered sessions illuminating the strength, power, and diversity of women in street styles,” including hip-hop dance and culture, Lite Feet, a high-energy Harlem-born style that emphasizes weightless footwork and Beginner Vogue Femme.

You can check out all the programs at

Les Filles at Darling Rooftop
Photograph: courtesy of Darling Bar

Les Filles at Darling Rooftop

On Friday and Saturday nights at Darling Rooftop at Park Lane New York, a collective of female-identifying musicians will provide live tunes for guests as part as “Les Filles.” Performing artist include Kristine Barilli (March 25), Mandy Harris Williams (March 24), Bea Hardy (March 11), Jade Croo (March 17) and Kemi (March 18).

Reservations can be booked here.

The New York Public Library is hosting a month-long calendar of free events celebrating women in storytelling and media including:

● “The Wondrous Willa Kim: Costume Designs for Actors and Dancers”: NYPL celebrates the long and colorful career of costume designer Willa Kim in her first-ever major retrospective exhibition.

● The Schomburg Center celebrates over 30 years of centering Black women in jazz! Catch renowned and emerging artists such as Lizz Wright and The Original Pinettes Brass Band, plus an opening night curated by drummer Shirazette Tintin. The 2023 festival will be held in person on Mondays March 6, 13, and 20 (tickets are available on Eventbrite).

● LIVE from NYPL, the New York Public Library’s premier cultural series will feature conversations including “Patriarchy Smasher: Angela Saini,” “Meredith Broussard: Bias Is More than a Glitch,” and “Jane and Anna Maria Porter: The Most Famous Novelists You’ve Never Read.”


“The Couric Effect: A Conversation with Katie Couric about Media and Public Health”
March 16 at 6:30pm

Couric will speak with top New York City oncologist Dr. Diane Reidy-Lagunes for a recording of the podcast “Cancer Straight Talk from MSK,” about her Couric’s journey with cancer, how media can educate and empower patients, and the impact of a journalist reporting the news of illness, especially with the serious declines in the rate of screenings during the pandemic.

Women’s History Month specials
Photograph: Courtesy of Liz Clayman

Women’s History Month specials

Take advantage of these deals and specials from NYC’s restaurants:

La Marchande & IRIS

Amy Racine, the award-winning Advanced Sommelier and Beverage Director for John Fraser's JF Restaurants, has created a special Women's Month cocktail for March at La Marchande, and is featuring female-made wines and spirits at IRIS.

To demonstrate today’s gender pay gap, they have increased the price of the cocktail at La Marchande by 18% for the month of March to represent the wage gap between genders, with the difference donated to the Malala Fund: Providing Girls Access to Quality Education. JF Restaurants is an equal-pay hospitality group with strong female leadership, and they hope this initiative inspires the rest of the industry. 

The Ode to Joyce ($24) is made with Appleton Jamaican Rum, White Vermouth, Red Vermouth, Averna Amaro, Orange Bitters.

The Musket Room

Executive Chef and Pastry Chef, The Musket Room is featuring a special $30 wine by the glass and dessert pairing supplement for the month of March; for each sold, they’re donating $10 to The Lower East Side Girls Club.

Sommelier Ramon Manglano is featuring Laura David, Chenin Blanc, Les Petillantes Methode Traditionelle, Loire Valley sparkling wine. A natural wine from an incredible female Winemaker. It's paired with Pastry Chef Camari Mick's Bergamot Granita with Satsuma Citrus and Tonka Bean Whipped Ganache - Vegan and Gluten Free.

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