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Date TimeMarch 01, 2018
VoiceMarch is fierce. March is fabulous. March is National Women’s History Month.
How to celebrate Womens History Month in Philadelphia
As we say farewell to February, we look ahead to a monthlong celebration of girl power. National Women’s History Month officially became a U.S. observance in 1987, which today continues to honor the achievements of kick-butt females throughout history.
Although 31 days, of course, is never enough time to commemorate all of the extraordinary ladies of our lives, it certainly serves as a great place to start.
Below, we’ve outlined an array of ideas and events that honor women from past and present, including some of the people making a difference right here in Philadelphia. Bring out your mom, daughter, lady friends, or other inspirational female figures in your life, and get ready to celebrate through March and beyond.
Book a reservation at one of these restaurants featuring female 2018 James Beard Award semifinalists
Food is a universal mechanism for celebration. Fortunately, Philly is filled with restaurant options from which to choose, including several where talented female chefs and entrepreneurs are making national names for themselves. This year’s list of James Beard Award semifinalists includes multiple female Philly nominees. (The finalists will be announced on March 14.) These include Ellen Yin, restaurateur of Fork, High Street on Market, and a.kitchen, and pastry chef Camille Cogswell of Zahav. Book a reservation at Zahav or any of Yin’s restaurants. Or, for a more casual night, head to South Philadelphia’s Hardena, where the family trio of Ena Widjojo, Maylia Widjojo, and Diana Widjojo — nominated for “Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic” — always welcome walk-ins to sit down for a feast of Indonesian eats.
Fork: 306 Market St., 215-625-9425, forkrestaurant.com; High Street on Market: 308 Market St, 215-625-0988; highstreetonmarket.com; a.kitchen: 135 S 18th St, 215-825-7030; akitchenandbar.com; Zahav: 237 St James Pl, 215-625-8800, zahavrestaurant.com; Hardena: 1754 S Hicks St, 215-271-9442, facebook.com
Learn the story of woman’s suffrage with Lady Gaga
It wasn’t until 1920 that women nationwide were awarded the right to vote. Dive into the history and symbolism of the 19th Amendment with Lady Gaga at the National Constitution Center, where a redesigned video of Gaga’s “Bad Romance” tells the story of women’s suffrage in a way that doesn’t feel too textbook. All throughout the month, the Constitution Center will offer discounted admission and will invite visitors to embark on self-guided women’s history tour that winds throughout the museum.
Through March 31; National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St; $10 for adults, $7.50 for youth ages 6-18; 215-409-6600; constitutioncenter.org
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