Women’s History Month Events for Families 2023

Women's History Month Events for Families 2023
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Women’s History Month Events for Families 2023

March is Women’s History Month. There are many Women’s History Month events in NYC and nearby that kids and families will enjoy.

At these events, kids will learn about women’s contributions throughout history by enjoying music, crafts, STEM activities and so much more.

Celebrate women and women’s history by attending one (or more!) of these fun events. 

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Wonder Women

Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd Street, Upper West Side
March 4-26, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am – 5 pm
All ages
Included with admission: $16; $13 seniors and visitors with disabilities.

Celebrate Women’s History Month and commemorate pioneering figures in science, technology, arts & design, and mathematics. 

Hidden History: Women in Central Park Tour

Central Park, 81st Street and Central Park West, Upper West Side
March 10, 18, 23, 11 – 11:30 am; March 25, 2 – 3:30 pm.
All ages

Discover the hidden history of women who influenced Central Park sites such as the Pulitzer Fountain, Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Wollman Rink, and Bethesda Terrace.

9th Annual Girls in Science and Engineering Day

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Upper West Side
Saturday, March 11, 11 am – 3 pm
All ages
Advanced registration required.

This in-person event will feature hands-on experiences, exciting demonstrations and engaging discussions provided by Intrepid Museum staff, Cooper Union, Hudson River Par, Women in Aviation New York Chapter, invited mentors, and more!

Concert: Celebrate Women’s History Month with the Music of Alhambra!

Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, Lower East Side
Sunday, March 12, 3 – 4:30 pm
All ages
$25; $20 seniors and students; $10 ages 5-17; free for children younger than 5.

Celebrate the women in your life and throughout history at Eldridge Street with Alhambra!

Alhambra creates exciting arrangements of historical Judeo-Spanish wedding music, love songs, and instrumental dances on the oud, violin, shawm, dumbek (middle-eastern drum), riq, def, and bendir.

Experience the joy of Judeo-Spanish music, with special songs to honor Women’s History Month and the Purim season.

Little New-Yorkers: Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré

New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park W. Upper West Side
Friday, March 17, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Ages 3 – 6
Included with admission: $22; $17 Seniors, Educators, Active Military; $13 Seniors, Educators, Active Military; $6 children 5-13; free for children younger than 5.

Bring the kids out for a reading of Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré, written by Anika Aldamuy Denise and illustrated by Paola Escobar.

When Pura moved from San Juan, Puerto Rico to New York City in 1921, she brought her favorite cuentos folklóricos (folktales) with her.

She soon became a bilingual librarian at the New York Public Library and began to share stories of Pérez y Martina, a brave mouse and a lovely cockroach.

Pura turned these tales into puppet shows and then into books, and was able to share Puerto Rico’s stories wherever she went. After the read-aloud, make your own Pérez and Martina puppets!

Athletes, Activists, Changemakers: Celebrate Women’s Stories at JRM

Jackie Robinson Museum, 75 Varick Street, Tribeca
Saturday, March 25, 12 – 3 pm
All ages
Free with admission: $18; $15 seniors 62 and older, college students with ID, youth ages 5-17 and visitors with disabilities; free for children younger than 5.

Celebrate the legacies of some of the phenomenal women—athletes, activists, changemakers—who influenced and inspired Jackie Robinson.

Museum highlight tours and hands-on activities will introduce visitors to women such as Jackie’s mother Mallie Robinson, civic leader and educator Mary McLeod Bethune, activist Daisy Bates, team owner Effa Manley, tennis star Althea Gibson, collaborator Marian Logan, and of course Rachel and Sharon Robinson.


Kids Create

Macon Library, 361 Lewis Ave. at Macon St., Ocean Hill
Tuesday, March 14, 3:30 – 4:15 pm
Ages 5-12

Create paper chains of suffragettes.

Family Movie: Encanto Sing-A-Long

Adams Street Library, 9 Adams Street, Downtown Brooklyn
Tuesday, March 14, 4 – 5:45 pm
All ages

Celebrate strong girls and women this month with Mirabel and her family at this sing-a-long screening of this beloved film.


Women’s History Month: Peruvian Music Party

Queens Public Library Astoria, 14-01 Astoria Boulevard, Astoria
Friday, March 3, 11 am – 12 pm
All ages

Join Grammy-nominated Araceli for a music party celebrating the important women of Peru. 

Listen to inspiring stories from women such as Yma Sumac (one of the bestselling Latin American recording artists in history and the bestselling Peruvian artist in history) and Victoria Santa Cruz, considered “the mother of Afro-Peruvian dance and theatre.”

Plus, Araceli will bring her charango, traditional puppets, and many rhythms for audiences to enjoy. Through singing and dancing, this session will celebrate powerful women who inspire girls around the world.

Women’s History Month Scavenger Hunt

Queens Public Library at Rosedale, 144-20 243rd St. Rosedale
Saturday, March 4, 3 – 4 pm
All ages

Unlock messages, decode ancient hieroglyphics, solve math problems and follow along a STEAM-themed race to the finish line.

Women’s History Month: The Gals Who Squeeze!

Queens Public Library Briarwood, 85-12 Main Street, Briarwood
Tuesday, March 7, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
All ages

What is the accordion and who plays it? Broadway accordionist and childhood music educator Mary Spencer Knapp will take you on a musical journey to meet some of the squeeze box’s best and most influential players from around the world.

Learn about Creole zydeco music from Louisiana’s legendary Queen Ida, experimental music from the legacy of Pauline Oliveros, and merengue tipico from Republica Dominicana’s Fefita La Grande! 

Hands On History: Construction at the Manor!

King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave. Jamaica
Saturday, March 18, 1 pm
Ages 5 and older

Celebrate the women who helped construct King Manor in the 19th century and participate in a construction style activity.

Women’s History Month: Stellar Constellation Viewer

Queens Public Library Arverne, 312 Beach 54 Street, Arverne
Monday, March 20, 3 – 4 pm
Ages 6-11

Join the library for a stellar constellation viewer craft and learn about women who’ve made contributions to the fields of physics, aeronautics, engineering, and more.


Women’s History Month Mugs!

Soundview Library, 660 Soundview Avenue, Bronx
Wednesday, March 8, 3 pm
Ages 13 and older

Customize a mug dedicated to an important woman in your life!

Teen Trivia Contest: Women’s History

Pelham Bay Library, 3060 Middletown Road, Bronx
Wednesday, March 8, 3 pm
Ages 12-18

How much do you know about Women’s History?  Join the staff of Pelham Bay Library and find out!  The winner gets a small prize.  

Craft Club: Women’s History Craft

Woodstock Library, 761 East 160th Street, Bronx
Wednesday, March 8, 3 pm
Ages 5 – 12
Register in advance for groups of 5 or more

Kids will engage in hands-on activities using craft materials and their imagination. 

Women Speaks

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx
March 8-29, Wednesdays, 4 – 5 pm
All ages

Hear from women in the community with diverse backgrounds, unique job positions and inspire young people of different possibilities.

There will be women in underrepresented careers: media, entrepreneurship, executive, and adventure.

Stay Calm & Color: Celebrating Women’s Day

Morrisania Library, 610 East 169th Street, Bronx
Wednesday, March 8, 4:30 pm
All ages

Socialize with others in the community while coloring an iconic woman figure from history.

Women’s History Month Movie: Encanto

West Farms Library, 2085 Honeywell Avenue, Bronx
Thursday, March 9, 3:30 pm
Ages 13 and older

Join the library for a screening of Encanto! Follow 15-year-old Mirabel as she struggles to reconcile her place within her family while searching for who she truly is.

Staten Island

Women’s History Month Button and Stickers

West New Brighton Library, 976 Castleton Ave.
Thursday, March 2, 3:30-5:30pm
Ages 12-18

Enjoy an afternoon of sticker and button making. Design your own stickers and cut them using the library’s Cameo cutter. Create your own buttons using the library’s button maker.

Women in STEM Activity

West New Brighton Library, 976 Castleton Ave.
Monday, March 6, 3:30-4:30pm
Ages 6-12

Celebrate Women’s History Month with a story and craft that recognizes women’s contributions to STEM. 

Making Comics with Pixton: Women’s History

Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library, 2550 Victory Blvd.
Wednesday, March 8, 4-4:45pm
Ages 13-18

Create comics of famous women in history using Pixton Comics. 

International Women’s Day Coloring

West New Brighton Library, 976 Castleton Ave.
Wednesday, March 8, 4-5pm
Ages 6-12

Color illustrations of influential women in history and discuss their contributions.

Celebrate Women’s History Month

Richmondtown Library, 200 Clarke Ave.
Thursday, March 9, 3:30-4:30pm
Ages 13-18

Create a card or a letter of endearment for a woman you look up to. 

Women’s History Quiz Show

Richmondtown Library, 200 Clarke Ave.
Wednesday, March 29, 4pm
Ages 7-12

Compete in a quiz show about women’s history. 

Long Island

stART (Story + Art): “This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power Primer”

Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City
Thursday, March 2, 11:30 am – 12pm
Ages 3-5
$4; $3 members plus admission: $17; $16 ages 65 and older.

March is Women’s History Month! Join the museum to learn all about influential women who changed history in this engaging and colorful book.

After the story create a gold medal inspired by Olympic champion, Wilma Rudolph.

Women’s History Month: Art of Lee Krasner

Connetquot River State Park Preserve, 4090 Sunrise Hwy. Oakdale
Saturday, March 4, 10 am – 12 pm
Ages 12 and older
Advanced registration required.

Lenore “Lee” Krasner was an American abstract expressionist painter, with a specialty in collage. More people may recognize the name Jackson Pollock, her husband.

The relationship overshadowed her contribution to the art world. Learn about her and create a work of art inspired by this talented, strong, and powerful female artist.  

AdvoKids: Women’s History Month

Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City
Sunday, March 5, 11 am – 1 pm
Ages 4 and older
Included with admission: $17; $16 seniors.

Join the museum to learn about cryptologist Ann Caracristi. Ann Caracristi is known for breaking codes and glass ceilings for the US army during WWII.

She is one of the most honored and highest-ranking code breakers for the National Security Agency.

Women’s History Month: Women in Space

Connetquot River State Park Preserve, 4090 Sunrise Hwy. Oakdale
Friday, March 24, 7 – 8:30 pm
Ages 5 and older
Advanced registration required.

Our presence in space would not be possible without the work of Women in Astronomy and Aeronautics. Learn about the women who have made our achievements possible, and what the future holds.

Take part in Astronomy activities and learn about stargazing while enjoying the night sky! 

Women’s History Month: Women in Science

Connetquot River State Park Preserve, 4090 Sunrise Hwy. Oakdale
Sunday, March 26, 1 – 2:30 pm
Ages 5 and older
Advanced registration required.

Some foundations of modern science are around today thanks to the contributions of women scientists.

Learn about some of these pioneers and witness exciting science experiments relating to their discoveries!