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Women's History Month

Women gathering in the Propect Park picnic house, 1935

This March, celebrate the long arc of women's history with us. Parks will be hosting exhibits, discussions, and more.

Women's History and Parks

Women's History and Parks
Take a look at the many park properties and monuments honoring women, both local and worldwide figures, both historical and in our recent past, and learn more about the women who shaped our park system.

Women's History Month Events

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Mar 4

Arts, Culture & Fun: Women Who Read Are Dangerous

at St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
What is it about a woman reading that has captivated hundreds of artists over the centuries?

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Mar 18

Family Day: Women in Science During the 19th Century

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
In honor of Women’s History Month, come learn about women scientists’ accomplishment during the 19th century! We will do activities inspired by these women’s experiment and exploration.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Mar 19

Women's History Month Hike (moderate)

at Oakland Lake (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Celebrate Women's History Month with this hike highlighting the environmental activism efforts of Gertrude Waldeyer and other women significant to parks in Bayside and Douglaston.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Mar 22

Art Inspired By...Frida Kahlo

at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
We'll celebrate Women's History Month with self-portraits inspired by renowned self-portrait artist Frida Kahlo.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Mar 25

Women's History Month Program: Women and Chocolate

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
A Taste for Chocolate curator Carol S. Ward will present an illustrated lecture discussing women’s changing roles in the importation, distribution, and consumption of chocolate.

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