Women’s History Month in Philly: Here’s how to celebrate

Women's History Month in Philly
City Works is celebrating Women’s History Month with Her Hops beer flights, an ode to women-owned breweries.

The month of March marks the first day of spring, the anticipated arrival of daylight savings time, and of course, International Women’s Day (March 8) and Women’s History Month in Philly.

This time marks an annual celebration to highlight the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society, and that includes here in Philadelphia. All around the City of Brotherly Love, there is plenty of sisterly love being spread and ways for Philadelphians to celebrate this everything about this time—and the options are as diverse as the food scene here in the city.

Here are a few ways to celebrate all month long.

National Constitution Center 

On March 26, the cultural institution will be hosting a variety of events that span from pop-ups to virtual events and more to celebrate the women of Philadelphia and beyond. The day also includes free admission (courtesy of Wawa) and visitors can experience the center’s newest exhibit ‘The 19th Amendment: How Women Won the Vote’, which boasts programs exploring the stories of key women throughout history, and self-guided tours highlighting unique artifacts and rare documents. Wawa’s Community Care Van will also be on-site serving hot beverages, pretzels and pastries as supplies last. A full list of events and details can be found online. 

525 Arch St., constitutioncenter.org

Sister Sunday 

The Logan Hotel will be celebrating International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month in Philly by hosting Sister Sunday—an all-women-owned small business market hosted in their courtyard. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 13, shoppers can peruse through 25+ vendors from fancy cheese displays, breweries, classy picnics, community toy libraries, kid gymnastics, jewelry, PHL tie-dye and more. As a release states, the free market allows for locals and travelers alike to shop within the community and support the powerful women in Philadelphia. There will also be live music, food and drink from Urban Farmer and some soft lounge seating for people to enjoy while supporting all the local girl bosses.

Women's History Month in Philly

One Logan Square, hilton.com

Betsy Ross House

According to a release, Saturdays in the month of March will feature free programs including a brand-new Girl Scout history event, the chance to meet women from history and Once Upon A Nation Storytelling each weekend of the month (all details are available for specific dates online.) The Betsy Ross House is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily this month and visitors can meet the woman herself, Betsy Ross, in her upholstery shop whenever the house is open. Admission to the Betsy Ross House is $7 for adults; $6 for children/seniors/students. Visitors can also upgrade to an audio-guided tour for $9 for adults; $7 for children/seniors/students.

239 Arch St., historicphiladelphia.org

Philadelphia Ballet

On Monday, March 14, the Philadelphia Ballet will be celebratingThe Five Pioneering Black Ballerinas”, aka the five founding members of the Dance Theater of Harlem: Lydia Abarca Mitchell, Sheila Rohan, Gayle McKinney-Griffith, Karlya Shelton Benjamin and Marcia Lynn Sells. Described as true trailblazers in dance representation whose immense impact has paved the way for new generations of performers across the country, this event celebrates their legacy and offers attendees the opportunity to experience their stories. The evening—which begins at 6 p.m. at the Bellevue Hotel—will include dinner, a moderated panel with the Five Pioneering Black Ballerinas, a dance performance from principal dancer Nayara Lopes, and more.

Women's History Month in Philly

200 S Broad St., philadelphiaballet.org

City Works Eatery & Pour House

Diners can celebrate Women’s History Month in Philly by heading to the King of Prussia venue for their limited offering: Her Hops beer flights, an ode to women-owned breweries. The flight will cost $13 and includes: a J.A.W.N. from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co. in Croydon, Pa. (CEO, Jenna Ball), a Tangerine Wheat from Lost Coast Brewery in Eureka, California (Founder, Barbara Groom), a Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA from New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, Colorado (Co-Founder, Kim Jordan) and a Penn Pilsner from Penn Brewing Co. in Pittsburgh, Pa.(Co-Owners, Sandy Cindrich and Linda Nyman.)

220 Main St, King of Prussia, cityworksrestaurant.com