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Celebrate Women’s History Month in Boston

Today begins Women’s History Month, and March 8 is International Women’s Day (we think every day should be International Women’s Day). The team scoured the city and its surroundings to find interesting, informative and just plain fun events we can attend to celebrate. Here are our picks…

Women’s History Month Dinner Featuring Celebrity Chef Jody Adams at Grana Restaurant in the Langham Hotel, Boston, March 2, 6-8pm: Kick off Women’s History Month with a special dinner in support of Women’s Lunch Place, a daytime shelter and advocacy center in Boston for women experiencing hunger, homelessness and poverty. You’ll enjoy a four-course meal prepared by celebrity female chefs including Jody Adams, Amarilys Colón, Sherry Hughes, Caitlin Follett, Tyra Medina and Kerry Levesque. Wine pairings will be provided by Joseph Carr Wines. Tickets are $165 each and include a four-course meal, wine pairing, tax and tip. A portion of the proceeds will directly benefit Women’s Lunch Place. To learn more and register click here

Virtual Run to Benefit Dress for Success, March 1-31: Run or walk a virtual 1M, 5K, 10K, half marathon or more to support Dress for Success and celebrate International Women’s Day. You choose which distance you want to complete, and you can complete your race/walk any time this month, on your own or with friends. You move at your own pace, and time it yourself. Tickets are $18, which includes your medal and bib. To register and learn more click here

U.N. Perspective Series: Gender Equality, hosted by the U.N. Association of Greater Boston, at the Boston College Club March 8, 5:30-7:30pm: This year the U.N. Association of Greater Boston is celebrating International Women’s Day with a special U.N. Perspective Series focused on “Women & Refugees,” as they delve into the global and local implications of Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality. Enjoy networking and a panel discussion with women leaders in the refugee community, nonprofits and government affairs in and around Boston as they explore what it takes to understand and transform the experiences of refugee women. Tickets are $25/person. For more information and tickets, and to look at other films being offered during the series, click here

Boston Women’s Market at Night Shift Brewing in Everett, March 13, 12-5pm: Cheer the leading ladies in your life at this celebration of International Women’s Month and enjoy Night Shift brewery’s latest beer, “Strong Female Lead.” You can also shop 15 Boston Women’s Market makers, entrepreneurs, and artists, including candle and jewelry makers, woodworkers and bakers. All the vendors are skilled women entrepreneurs from all over New England. You can enter a raffle, enjoy delicious food from the onsite food truck, and even bring your dog (weather permitting). Tickets are free. For more information and to register click here

Writing with Fire: Women Take the Reel Film Festival at the Bartos Theater at MIT, March 15, 6:30pm: This annual film festival is a collaborative effort that features films directed by women and about issues relating to gender, race, sexuality, class and feminism. This year they’ll screen films including “Writing with Fire,” which follows the women journalists of India’s all-female newspaper as they risk their safety to cover the country’s political, social, and local news from a women-powered perspective. After the screening, Professor Sulafa Zidani will host an audience discussion with the audience. Admission is free.  Masks and vaccinations are required. For tickets and more information about other films in this series, click here

The Heart of a Woman Concert at the Meetinghouse at historic First Parish in Milton, March 19, 7-9pm: This evening celebrates songs and stories of women, and explores musical-cultural heritage, gender and ethnicity. This breathtaking concert is in collaboration with Milton Community Concerts to benefit Renewal House, a domestic violence shelter for local individuals and families who are fleeing violence or abuse. Tickets are $20; $10 for seniors 65 and older; free for 18 and younger. Tickets will be available at the door only, and there’s plenty of free parking. All audience members will be required to wear masks throughout the concert. The fully-vaccinated singers will sing from distanced locations behind plexiglass barriers in a large ventilated space. To pre-register and for more information click here

The Boston Women’s Heritage Trail: Walking this trail is a great way to get out of the house, get some fresh air and exercise, and learn about local women’s contributions to society. The Trail was founded in 1989 by teachers, librarians and students to give women their rightful place in Boston’s story and in the public school curriculum. It celebrates over 200 women who’ve made a difference in the lives of people all around the world. Along your walk you’ll see commemorations of women including Abigail Adams, Phillis Wheatley, Amelia Earhart, Louisa May Alcott, Melnea Cass and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. The Trail begins at the Boston Women’s Memorial on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall and ends at Faneuil Hall. To learn more click here

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