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March Is Women’s History Month: Events Happening Around Long Island Celebrating Women

Written by Kelly Tenny  |  25. February 2017

Designated by Congress in 1987, March, Women's History Month, begins in just a few short days. While women have made great strides and progress throughout the years towards obtaining equality, there is still much to be done to continue to empower and lift women up to a place of equality all across the board, within the workforce, the household and society.
 
That being said, now is the perfect time to participate in some events all about, and celebrating, women! From networking opportunities, to educational talks, to musical performances, you won’t want to miss out on these women-centered events happening March 2017 on Long Island!
 
CBC Women of Power Networking Event at Mirelle's Restaurant
170 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590
Wednesday, March 1st from 6 PM - 9 PM
516-300-2427
$15 Per Person Prepaid; $20 Per Person At The Door
Celebrate Women's History Month, female accomplishments and recognize eight exceptional women receiving the CBC Women of Power Award!
 
Girl Power in STEM: Be Bold For Change! at the Center for Global Studies and Human Development at Stony Brook University
400 Circle Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790
Saturday, March 4th from 8:15 AM - 5:30 PM
Free Event
Don't miss out on this event featuring panelists speaking about the accomplishments of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. 
 
Girls to Pearls Masquerade Affair at American Legion Post 854
571 Roosevelt Avenue, Valley Stream, NY 11580
Saturday, March 4th from 7 PM - 11 PM
347-281-3514
$75 Per Person
Enjoy a dinner buffet, open bar, shopping, silent auction, networking and more at this event that benefits the community based 501(c)3 organization, Women of Integrity Inc. (WOI) 6th Annual Prom Dress Drive for young girls on Long Island.
 
AnnaJam - A Tribute To The Women Of Rock at Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
2 East Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787
Saturday, March 4th at 8 PM
631-724-3700
$35 Per Person
Rock along with Anna-Marie Bell-Ferraro and John Schmeiser as they cover the sounds and songs of Janis Joplin, Pat Benatar, Stevie Nicks and other powerful female vocalists!
 
First Meeting of Working Mothers² at Avalon Huntington Station Community Center
1700 East 5th Street, Huntington Station, NY 11746
Thursday, March 9th from 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
631-743-6283
Free Event
Working moms won't want to miss out on this uplifting event that empowers women to continue to pursue their individual passions post-motherhood.
 
International Women's Day Conference at Hofstra University
1000 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead, NY 11549
Saturday, March 11th from 11 AM - 4 PM
212-634-4552
$30
Grab at seat at this conference hosted by Dr. Neva highlighting the cultural, social, political and economic achievements of women. All participants will receive a copy of Dr. Neva's award-winning book.
 
Women's Empowerment and Motivational Luncheon at Brentwood Country Club
100 Pennsylvania Avenue, Brentwood NY 11717
Sunday, March 12th from 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
631-682-0482
$40
Get inspired at this motivational luncheon that touches on topics like sisterhood, health & wellness and more. All proceeds from the event go to the Make A Wish Foundation.
 
Women’s Voices at Canio's Books
290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Saturday, March 18th at 5 PM
631-725-4926
Call For Admission Details
Make your way over to the East End of Long Island to attend this event celebrating women's resistance and creativity.
 
Book & Bottle with Antonia Petrash at Suffolk County Historical Society
300 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Saturday, March 18th at 1 PM
631-727-2881 Ext 100
Free For Members; $5 For Non-Members
Join historian Antonia Petrash as she discusses the brave Long Island women who fought for the right to vote for themselves, and for future generations. 
 
Town of Islip's Women's History Month Celebration at Islip Town Hall
655 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751
Tuesday, March 21st at 2 PM
631-595-3500 Ext 1033
Free Event
Celebrate and honor the nominees and winners of this year's Women's History Month who have contributed to the Town of Islip community.
 
Rebecca Solnit Reading at Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549
Monday, March 27th from 6:30 PM - 8 PM
516-463-5669
Free Event
Listen as writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit discusses her work and the recent election and what it means for feminism and the environment.

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