Celebrate Women’s History Month with an after-hours party at the Public Library

Posted On Thu, March 30, 2017 By

Posted On Thu, March 30, 2017 By In Art, Events

Instead of hitting the bars this Friday night, check out the “Library After Hours” event at the main branch of the New York Public Library. On select Fridays, the landmarked library hosts a party after closing that lets guests mingle with food and drinks, music, and a behind-the-scenes look at some of their collections. This Friday, March 31st, the library is holding the event, “Women Marching Through History,” to coincide with the last day of Women’s History Month, where guests can admire feminist manuscripts, rare books, photographs, artwork, and films as well as participate in an interactive project to record one’s own story about living through this time in women’s history.

NYPL, Women's History Month, S.S. George Washington CarverSkilled women workers helped build the SS George Washington Carver, photo via NYPL’s Center for Research in Black Culture

Held in the iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman building, the event will celebrate the history of the feminist movement from the 18th century to present. It features a conversation between Women’s March co-president Bob Bland and Janet Mock, advocate and author of “Redefining Realness & Surpassing Certainty.” Additional activities for guests include crafts, puzzles, coloring and other fun games.

Guests, aged 21 and up, are encouraged to dress up as their favorite suffragist, activist or writer. The Library posted images from their Digital Collections for costume ideas. The event will run from 7 to 9pm, but get there early, as lines start forming at around 6 in front of the 5th Avenue entrance.

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