March is Women’s History Month, and the DMV has dozens of options for celebrating. Here are just a few of the places in DC and Northern Virginia where you can honor women.
In conjunction with International Women’s Month, Fairfax’s Caboose Commons is hosting an International Women’s Pop-Up Market Series every Tuesday in March from 5 to 9 p.m. Expect local women-owned businesses like Sara Florjancic Fine Art (March 15), Erin’s Elderberries (March 22), and Pet Wants Chantilly (March 15 and 29).
The Lucy Burns Museum looks at the history of the former Lorton Prison Complex, including the 1917 incident, which changed the course of women’s suffrage in the U.S. The Workhouse correctional facility held suffragists Lucy Burns, Dora Lewis, and more. The museum is open Friday through Sunday and by appointment.
The recently formed local chapter of a national organization supporting women-owned businesses in food and hospitality (aka RE:HER DC) is collaborating on efforts from March 14 through the 27. On March 14, visit Hank’s Oyster Bar for “Women at the Wharf,” which is presented by RE:HER DC board members and special guests. The female-led event will include dinner by various chefs.
On March 15 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at La Cosecha in Union Market, there will be a “Food for Growth” panel. The panel will feature some founding members of RE:HER, like Micheline Mendelsohn (deputy CEO, Sunnyside Restaurant Group), Victoria Lai (founder of Ice Cream Jubilee), Tory Pratt (founder of Pratt Standard Cocktail Company), and Dr. Erinn Tucker-Oluwole (co-founder of DMV Black Restaurant Week).
Through March 27, diners can enjoy dishes available at participating member restaurants across the DC area.
Hotel Zena on 14th Street is hosting an art exhibit through March 22. The exhibit highlights “Urban Queen Leaders.” The nine women are creating change in their communities. There are also Ruth-Bader-Ginsburg-themed paint-and-sip nights.
The National Museum of American history is honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg posthumously with the Great Americans Medal in a virtual ceremony (March 30, 6:30 p.m.). The event will feature Ginsburg’s daughter and son. The medal is the museum’s signature honor, and former women who have earned it include former Secretary of State Madeline Albright.
Fairfax’s Penderbrook Golf Clubhouse is hosting a Women’s History Month Celebration, “Fortified by the Past, Focused on the Future,” March 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. The event is hosted by The Women in the NAACP (WIN) of Fairfax County NAACP and the Reston-Dulles Section of the National Council of Negro Women, honoring women of color.
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