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The best Women’s History Month events in NYC

Celebrate women at these movie screenings, athletic events, talks, parties, comedy shows and more in NYC
Apollo Theater
Photograph: Courtesy Shahar Azran for the Apollo
By Jennifer Picht, David Goldberg and Kristen Zwicker |

Wonder women of New York, unite! In honor of all the inspiring women of past and present, we’re toasting their accomplishments at these epic Women’s History Month events. Whether you're heading to some of the city's best comedy shows by women, viewing art by women at some of the best New York attractions and art museums in New York, or even catching a sick roller derby, we've got plenty of ways for you to celebrate in style. 

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Things to do

HERO at Nitehawk Cinema

icon-location-pin Nitehawk Cinema, Williamsburg

This Women's History Month, Nitehawk salutes the big-screen arrival of Captain Marvel with some of cinema's most legendary action heroines—of the past and far future. Dig into screenings of Foxy Brown (March 2 and 3), Mad Max: Fury Road (March 8 and 9), Tank Girl (March 9 and 10), Barb Wire (March 9 and 10), Edge of Tomorrow (March 16 and 17), Resident Evil: Retribution (March 22 and 23), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (March 23 and 24), Princess Mononoke (March 29 and 30) and Aliens (March 30 and 31). 

Frida Kahlo, Self-Portrait as a Tehuana, 1943
Photograph: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art and the Vergel Foundation, © 2018 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Art, Contemporary art

“Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving”

icon-location-pin Brooklyn Museum | Brooklyn, NY, Prospect Heights

Showing some of Frida Kahlo’s most important paintings, this exhibition takes a deep dive into the artist and her legend. Kept out of sight for 50 years, a collection of personal items are also on view, from her favored traditional Tehuana dresses and pre-Columbian jewelry to the hand-painted corsets she wore to support her back, crushed at age 18 in a collision between a trolley and a bus she was riding.

Photograph: Shutterstock/Tupungato
Things to do, Walks and tours

Nasty Women of the Metropolitan Museum

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.

Photograph: Courtesy David Dyte
Things to do, Sport events

Gotham Girls Roller Derby

icon-location-pin John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Hell's Kitchen

Five boroughs, five colors, five teams of fierce female furies ready to battle it out on the rink for eternal glory and a championship title. Show up early in your favorite team's colors and watch the league's fiercest brawlers bring it with rollerblades at this beloved pastime.

Photograph: Courtesy Jenni Walkowiak
Comedy, Sketch shows

All Female Reboot

icon-location-pin Peoples Improv Theater, Gramercy & Flatiron

Liz Magee and her crew of very funny women give male-starring (and often overrated) movies their own spin in this hilarious and ingenious sketch show. Show up to watch some of the city's top comics rip apart beloved patriarchal films from every generation, with plenty of digs into the male buffoons of the current political and cultural era. What's not to love? 

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