Where to support women in NYC this International Women’s Day


With the lingering fear and uncertainty of the future of equal rights in our country, it’s more important than ever to support your fellow ladies. 

To all of our beloved women: It’s understandable if you couldn’t take off work today, but don’t let that deter you from celebrating yourself. There are plenty of ways to support the cause after the workday throughout Brooklyn and NYC—and we want nothing more than to help get you there.

Aside from the marches/gatherings/ protests in Washington Square Park, Columbus Circle, Central Park, and Astoria — here are some other ways women and allies can get involved in International Women’s Day:

All day-6pm International Women’s Day (United Nations, 220 E 42nd St, Manhattan)

The theme of this event is “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030” with the goal “to consider how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda, building momentum for the effective implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs, especially goal number 5: Achieve Gender equality and empower all women and girls; and number 4: Ensure inclusive and quality Education for all and promote Lifelong learning. The theme will also focus on new commitments under UN Women’s Step It Up initiative, and other existing commitments on gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s Human Rights”.

12pm-12 am International Women’s Day at Queens Kickshaw (40-17 Broadway, Astoria)

In partnership with Big Alice Brewing, Queens Kickshaw is hosting tonight’s event in coordinations with Astoria March, which is a crawl across female-run businesses in Astoria. Proceeds will go towards the ACLULambda LegalLegal Aid SocietyNational Urban LeagueNoDAPLPlanned ParenthoodQueens Council on the Arts (QCA)Showing Up for Racial Justice – SURJ, NYC.

6pm International Women’s Day Happy Hour (Troy Liquor Bar, 675 Hudson St, Manhattan)

The Junior Board of LSA Family Health Service will celebrate International Women’s Day with a drink in hand—we like their style! RSVP to join them in drinking for a good cause.

6 pm International Women’s Day Celebration (Mayday Space, 176 Saint Nicholas Ave, Bushwick)
This free event features “raffles, music, food, a Bollywood performance, a confidence building workshop, amazing guest speakers” and ends with an “extraordinary” live performance.

6 pm International Women’s Day Art Fair (One Art Space, 23 Warren St, Manhattan)
With nearly 2 dozen diverse female-identifying artists of varying ages artists on display, this art fair honors “the monumental achievements of women throughout history”.

6 pm Workers Voices: Sramik Awaaz- Bangladeshi Garment Workers Organize (Empire State College, 325 Hudson St, Manhattan)
RSVP to this free event which will preview a new film “on the movement to organize Bangladeshi garment workers since the deadly collapse of Rana Plaza in 2013”.

6:30 pm International Women’s Day Open Mic Dinner (Tanger Hillel, 2901 Campus Rd, Brooklyn College)
This free open-mic dinner will celebrate women in history. All female attendees will be given the opportunity to “step up to the mic” to share a piece of themselves.

7 pm, International Women’s Day Run (Grad Army Plaza, Park Slope)
Join Prospect Park Track Club as they run for an “opportunity to move together, to connect, and to honor women’s right” for their 2nd Annual International Women’s Day run. After, treat yourself to something sweet at female-owned dessert favorite Butter & Scotch in Crown Heights.

7 pm “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” Screening (Old Stone house, 336 3rd St, Park Slope)
There’s a suggested donation of $10 to see this “rousing” film about the origins of the women’s liberation movement, profiling the fight from the late 60’s through today.

8 pm Devour Hour (Hanks Saloon, 46 Third Ave, Boerum Hill)
This all-female comedy event will feature Sonia Denis, Mitra Jouhari, Sydnee Washington, and Noa Osheroff with DJ Anna Anabolic spinning soul and girl groups! The best part? 30% off all drinks for women and NO cover.

9 pm BYO Art—International Women’s Day (The Living Gallery, 1094 Broadway, Bushwick)

 Artwork by @hatchcomic

Artwork by @hatchcomic

Calling all female artists! Today is the day to display a piece of your artwork to the public (something you’d like to sell!). This event’s $5 entry donation will also go to the Bushwick Exchange zine.

9 pm International Women’s Day (Black Flamingo, 168, Borinquen Place, Williamsburg)
Join Cry Baby, Rissa Garcia, CecilB, Nina Bower Crooker, and Mira Fahrenheit at Black Flamingo to celebrate “all the extraordinary women on planet earth”. There’s a $5 suggested donation fee to get in, which will go to the Red Thread Foundation for Women.

9 pm Women’s Day Dance Party (Kola House, 408 W 15th St, Manhattan)
This dance party is selling variously-priced tickets ranging from $20-$5,000 (getting you anything from included dinner, dancing, and an open bar). 100% of these proceeds will be donated DIRECTLY to Planned Parenthood. The music you can expect to dance to? All female, of course.


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