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11 Fun and Fierce Ways for the Whole Family to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Drag queens, Roller Derby girls, and Pink!

Photo courtesy of Barbie/Facebook

Inspire all kids with some of the female ferocity on display at these weekend events featuring real-life wonder women.

1. Catch the 2019 season opener of the Gotham Girls Roller Derby with a matchup between the Bronx Gridlock and the Queens of Pain at John Jay College. Fierce!

Photo by Sean Hale/Courtesy of Gotham Girls Roller Derby

2. Meet the glam ladies who defy rigid gender restrictions at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s Drag Queen Story Hour on Saturday at 11 a.m.

3. Your daughter can be a dope musician or DJ—even if she doesn’t own a piano or turntable. At Saturday’s free Music Technology Youth Workshop, hosted by Williamsburg’s avant-garde music venue National Sawdust, kids will learn the basics of electronic music, from music composition on PCs to analog synthesis.

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4. See the personal clothing, jewelry, and self-portraits of one of the most iconic strong women of all time, Frida Kahlo, at the Brooklyn Museum’s “Appearances Can Be Deceiving” exhibition.

Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Museum‎/Facebook

5. Could Barbie be a feminist? Decide for yourself at Barbie’s 60th Anniversary Pop-Pop Experience on Saturday. Advance tickets are sold out, but walk-ins will be accepted.

6. Bring your math- and science-obsessed tweens and teens to the annual Girls in Science and Engineering Day on Saturday (11 a.m.–3 p.m.) at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum‎ for demonstrations, talks, and hands-on experiments.

Photo courtesy of Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum‎/Facebook

7. Head to the Strand for a musical reading of Chelsea Clinton’s children’s book She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World on Saturday at 11 a.m. Also: crafts!

Photo courtesy of Chelsea Clinton/Facebook

8. Get the party started at Brooklyn Bowl, where Rock and Roll Playhouse presents the music of Pink on Sunday at noon.

9. Learn about brave female freedom fighters during the Women of the Revolutionary War tour at Fraunces Tavern Museum on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Fraunces Tavern Museum

10. Painter Hilma af Klint was way, way ahead of her time. Inspire your young artists to follow their own unique vision at the “Paintings for the Future” exhibition at the Guggenheim.

Photo courtesy of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum‎/Facebook

11. Hear what daily life on the job is like for the female scientists at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. They’ll be chatting with budding young naturalists at the Staten Island Women of Science event at Staten Island Children’s Museum on Saturday at noon.

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