New Yorkers are joining women across the globe in celebrating International Women’s Day with a host of marches, rallies, runs and get-togethers.
Celebrated on March 8, International Women's Day was created to remember the movement for women's rights and commemorate women's social, economic, cultural and political contributions.
Here’s a list of events across the city celebrating the women who make the world go ‘round:
Where: Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village
When: Rally at 4 p.m.; march at 5:30 p.m.
CODEPINK is organizing a rally and march to celebrate International Women’s Day and focus the day’s message on local policies, according to a statement from the group. At 5:30 p.m. the group will lead a march to Zucotti Park, with stops along the way, including the site of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, the Varick Street Immigration Detention Center, Stonewall, City Hall, the African Burial Ground and the former slave market, financial institutions funding the Dakota Access Pipeline, and others.
Where: Tanger Hillel, 2901 Campus Road, Ditmas Park
When: 6:30 p.m.
Eat free food and listen to women share their talents, experiences, and the history of International Women’s Day. Admission is free, but the event is open only to women.
► International Women’s Day Run in Prospect Park
Where: Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights
When: 7 p.m.
Join the women of the Prospect Park Track Club for a run around the park, followed by a meetup at women-owned Butter & Scotch, at 818 Franklin St. in Crown Heights.
Where: May Day Space, 176 Nicholas Ave., Bushwick
When: 6 to 9 p.m.
Hang out and network with other women at a confidence-building workshop, followed by live music, food and raffles.
Where: Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Ave., Midtown
When: Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m.
Ripley-Grier Studios will be holding a dance workshop on Thursday featuring lessons in zouk, bachata, and heel dancing. Spaces are limited and participants must register online.