NYC Parks is the source of free outdoor events. From concerts, movies, sports and fitness, to events for kids and seniors, there’s always something to do in a park near you.

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


Arts, Culture & Fun: Women Who Read Are Dangerous

at St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park) , Bronx  

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


Family Day: Women in Science During the 19th Century

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park) , Manhattan  

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.

Best For

Sunday, March 19, 2017


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.

Must See

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Art Inspired By…Frida Kahlo

at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center , Manhattan  

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


Women’s History Month Program: Women and Chocolate

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park) , Manhattan  

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.

Related Links:

Women’s History & Parks
NYC Commission on Women’s Issues 

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Source: Women’s History Month : NYC Parks