There’s a lot to learn and celebrate this month! Most people know it’s Women’s History Month currently, but did you know that it’s also Irish-American Heritage Month? On March 17th, we celebrate Saint Patrick’s day, but since 1991 the whole month of March is dedicated to celebrating both women and Irish-Americans!
New York City would not be what it is today without the millions of Irish immigrants that left Ireland to start anew in “the New World” from the early 1800s to the mid-1900s. The Irish worked for next to nothing building the bridges, buildings, and roads that we still have today. In fact, hundreds of Irishmen helped build the famous (and beautiful!) Brooklyn Bridge. In the process, many of them lost their lives.
If you’re looking for a way to celebrate Irish Heritage Month and Saint Patrick’s day, check out IrishAmerica.com for some events happening in New York City.
A personal favorite: McSorley's Old Ale House! It’s (supposedly) the oldest Irish pub in New York. Check it out with your friends and enjoy their variety of ales: dark or light.
Now, let’s talk about Women’s History! It goes without saying how important women are to New York, society, and the world. Here are some ways to celebrate the awesomeness of women:
- At The Brooklyn Museum they’re currently celebrating Frida Khalo! Head over to see their exhibit “Frida Khalo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving.”
- Check out some of New York’s funniest ladies at “All Female Reboot,” a sketch show where women make fun of male-dominated movies.
- Go to the WOW: Women of the World Festival at the Apollo until March 17th!