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Where You Can Celebrate Women's History, From Suffrage to the 2016 Election

 Lila Newman, 30, next to a plaque for Elizabeth Cady Stanton at 250 W. 94th St. on the Upper West Side.
Lila Newman, 30, next to a plaque for Elizabeth Cady Stanton at 250 W. 94th St. on the Upper West Side.
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The option to vote for a female presidential candidate running on a major party ticket — a historic first — is having quite the impact on some New Yorkers.  

There was the Greenpoint woman who dressed as 1990s Hillary Clinton to cast her ballot. There were the women wearing white in solidarity with the suffragettes who fought in the 20th century for their voting rights. There were the two topless women who marched in protest at Republican candidate Donald Trump's polling site. 

New York City is a particularly felicitous spot to celebrate a vote for the first woman president. Many of the ladies who paved the way to Clinton's candidacy did their work here, according to author Julie Scelfo, whose new book "The Women Who Made New York" hit shelves last month.

"From Eleanor Roosevelt to Shirley Chisholm to Geraldine Ferraro to Bella Abzug, New York was the place where women proved that they could do any job that men could do," she said.

Here's how New Yorkers can celebrate this historic election for women in politics, as per Scelfo's suggestions and our own ideas:

Visit a New York Monument That Celebrates Women

* In Manhattan, the Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial at Riverside Park, was dedicated by then-First Lady Hillary Clinton in 1996. In Harlem, there is statue of Harriet Tubman on West 122nd Street.

* In the Bronx, Woodlawn Cemetery is expecting a surge of visitors to four suffragist grave sites including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the co-founder with Susan B. Anthony of the 19th century National Woman Suffrage Association.

* In Brooklyn, Green-Wood Cemetery holds the grave of Susan Smith McKinney-Steward, the first African-American doctor in New York State. In Gravesend, Lady Moody Triangle celebrates the founder of Gravesend, the first woman in North America to receive a land patent. Mother Cabrini Park in Cobble Hill recognizes the first American citizen to be canonized by the Catholic Church.

* In Queens, Bayside's Marie Curie Park honors the first woman (or man!) to earn to Nobel Prizes. Mother Carter Garden in Jamaica recognizes Laura "Mother" Carter, a neighborhood "champion of rights for women and children."

* In Staten Island, the statue at the Pleasant Plains Memorial shows an exultant woman with arms raised. It's a monument to the soldiers who died in WWI with no explicit suffragist message, but its message of feminine victory may resonate with voters looking to keep the historic vibe going.

Spend Some Time with an Icon of 1970s Feminist Art

Head over to the Brooklyn Museum, where you'll find Judy Chicago's "The Dinner Party." On the installation's triangular banquet table, 39 personalized place settings each commemorate a different important woman in history, from the Greek poet Sappho to the suffragette Susan B. Anthony. Go ahead and imagine Clinton taking a seat at the feast.

And while you're there, check out the museum's multiple female-centric exhibits and programming. 

► Volunteer at Your Local Senior Center Like Gina Zuckerman

Gina Zuckerman, 90, is a Holocaust survivor who found local fame when she fought off a mugger on her way to the senior center where she volunteers everyday.

After Zuckerman told DNAinfo New York that she planned on voting for Clinton because she'd had enough of "rude men." Clinton sent her a personal letter, commending her bravery and agreeing with her take on bad manners.

You can find one near you using this database run by the city.

Join a Women's Group

If you have an extra $2,000 lying around, you can apply for a membership to The Wing, a new women-only co-working space DNAinfo New York wrote about back in September.

If not, hit up New Women Space in Greenpoint, which offers women community space to come together, as well as workshops, events and classes ranging from free to $50.

Or rustle up an invitation to Park Avenue's Colony Club, an exclusive women's-only social group founded in 1903. You can't buy your way in — you'll to be brought as the guest of an existing member.

► Make a Trip to the Museum of the City of New York to See "Activism New York"

Part of the museum's exhibition tracing big moments of agitation across the five boroughs over the past 350 years is dedicated to the women's suffrage and feminist movements.

Get a Celebratory Drink at a Women-Owned Bar

Dirty Precious opened earlier this year at 317 Third Ave. near First Street in Gowanus.

The owners, a trio of women with extensive bar experience, told DNAinfo they aim to provide beverages and bites at all price points in "a less formal environment."

► Eat a Meal at a Restaurant Run by Women

Some options include Anita Lo's Annisa, serving up dishes inspired by the chef's globetrotting adventures in a comfortable dining room in the West Village, chef-couple Jody Williams and Risa Sodi's Via Carota, a rustic Italian restaurant two blocks away, and Sylvia's Restaurant, a soul food mainstay founded by Sylvia Woods in Harlem in 1962. 

► Browse the Vinyl at Academy Records for Recordings by La Lupe, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Ethel Waters

Take home a few LPs that capture the voices of the Cuban singer who paved the way for salsa in New York City in the late 1960s, two jazz singers who launched their seminal careers in Harlem, and a blues and gospel vocalist who made her mark during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s.

► Pick Up a 'Feminist' T-Shirt in Park Slope

If cheering on the country's first woman president makes you a feminist — then wear it proud. Diana Kane's T-shirt emblazoned with the word "Feminist" has been a top selling item at the Park Slope shop all year. It's even been popular among celebrities, including actress Connie Britton, supermodel Christy Turlington and late night TV host and comedian Samantha Bee. 

► Make a Pilgrimage to This Center of Worship Founded by a Woman in Flushing

An Indian immigrant by the name of Uma Mysorekar helped consecrate the nation's first Hindu place of worship in 1977. Determined to make the Hindu Temple Society of North America on Bowne Street a resource for Hindus and non-Hindus alike, Mysorekar invited New Yorkers of all faiths to celebrations for holidays like Diwali. She also organized interfaith dialogues among Christians, Buddhists and Jews in the city.

If you visit, make sure you grab a tasty dosa at the temple's canteen.

► Consider the Darker History of Women's Reproductive Rights in the U.S.

Take an evening to recall the bleak history of women's reproductive rights in this country as a panel of experts considers these dark chapters in time. 

Brooklyn Historical Society will host the discussion on Thursday, Nov. 10. Tickets are priced at $10 for general admission.  

► Learn About the Women Politicians Who Paved the Trail for Hillary

Scelfo is hosting a talk Wednesday evening at the Tenement Museum on the Lower East Side, where she'll discuss the legacies of three trailblazing female politicos: Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress; Bella Abzug, the second Jewish woman to serve in Congress; and Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman from a major party to run for vice president. Joining Scelfo are the director of the Shirley Chisholm Project, Zinga Fraser, Abzug's daughter Liz, and Ferraro's daughter Donna Zaccaro. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the free event, which starts at 6:30 p.m.

Still hungry for more history? You can read about Victoria Claflin Woodhull's nomination as presidential candidate for the Equal Rights Party in 1872, before women even had the right to vote, here.