Empowering Brooklyn: Marching into Women’s History Month with events across the borough

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Celebrate Women’s History Month at a number of different events happening across Brooklyn in March.
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March is Women’s History Month, which celebrates and honors the invaluable contributions and achievements of women throughout history, acknowledging their resilience, accomplishments, and pivotal role in shaping societies worldwide.

And there are plenty of ways to mark the occasion in Brooklyn.

Celebrate women — and Women’s History Month — by attending one (or more!) of these events:

Book Adventures: Bridges

Adams Street Library, 9 Adams St., Brooklyn Heights
Tuesday, March 5, 4-5 p.m.
Ages 7-10

Celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8, 2024) by learning about Emily Warren Roebling. Read How Emily Saved the Bridge: The story of Emily Warren Roebling and the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge by Frieda Wishinsky. Afterwards, use LEGOs to construct your own bridge!

A rendering of Brooklyn Bridge Plaza and a portrait of Emily Warren Roebling from 1896.Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates/Charles-Émile-Auguste Carolus-Duran

Women’s History Month-Girl Group And The Power of Singing Together

DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Ave., Bushwick
Friday, March 8, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
All ages

Join singer-songwriter and educator Joanna Schubert aka Oropendola on a musical journey of some of the most fun, fabulous, and influential all-women groups (aka “girl groups”) throughout modern pop history. Hear these women’s stories, listen to their recordings, explore the basics of harmony, and, most importantly… SING!

Paint & Sip at Brooklyn Public Library

Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights
Tuesday, March 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
All ages
Registration required

Celebrate Women’s History Month with a Paint & Sip! BPL Adult Learning and the Painting Lounge are excited to host an in-person Women’s History Month paint-and-sip event at your local library. Enjoy an evening of painting, spending time in a creative environment, snacks, and sipping on juice and/or water. 

No previous drawing or painting experience required. All art supplies are included.

Farmhouse Family Day: Fiber Artists Around the Globe

Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum, 5816 Clarendon Road, Canarsie
Saturday, March 16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
All ages

Learn about different artists who pushed the historical craft of weaving into the arts and about women around the world who infused traditional cultural fiber weaving techniques into their artwork. With the use of yarns, felts and textiles you will create your own fiber collages in a hands-on introduction to different artists from around the world!

National Girls & Women in Sports Day

Red Hook Recreation Center, 155 Bay St., Red Hook
Sunday, March 17, 12 – 2 pm
Ages 6 and older
Advanced registration required

Learn new skills with sports clinics in soccer, basketball, football, and more. 

HERstory with Flor Bromley 

Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave, Crown Heights
Thursday, March 21, 3-3:45 p.m.
All ages

Celebrate Women’s History Month with this special performance by bilingual musician, Flor Bromley! 

Musician Flor Bromley.

BLAST OFF! Astronaut Training

Macon Library, 361 Lewis Ave., Bedford–Stuyvesant
Saturday, March 30, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
All ages

BLAST OFF! Astronaut Training is an interactive storytelling program created and performed by Mélissa Smith!

Trainees will be up on their feet as they go through a mock astronaut training session — complete with physical exercises, a drawing challenge, history lessons highlighting achievements by women in space, and an interactive reading of Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed. The young recruits will learn the astronaut creed, “If I can dream it, if I can believe in it, and if I can work hard for it, anything is possible!” The session culminates in an intergalactic dance party!

A version of this story first appeared on Brooklyn Paper’s sister site, New York Family.