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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Township of Bloomfield Women’s History Month Committee is excited to announce a series of events to celebrate and honor Women’s History Month. Highlighted events will include the Women’s History Month Professional Networking Event on Thursday, March 23, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at Bloomfield Steak & Seafood and the 4th Annual Menstrual Hygiene Product Drive, March 1 through 31 in partnership with local businesses throughout town.
“Women’s History Month gives us an opportunity to celebrate the vast contributions of women to our community and country as well as draw attention to issues that may not otherwise be in the general spotlight, such as the high cost of menstrual hygiene products," said Councilwoman Jenny Mundell. “Women’s History is all of our history. Special thanks to the Bloomfield Women’s History Month Committee and Township of Bloomfield for answering the call to put together this exciting array of events and programs.”
The networking event will feature a brief program, including Bloomfield Councilwomen and Maritza Walton (owner of Casa d’Flor and Ritz-Walton Weddings), who will provide valuable insights and knowledge on navigating and succeeding in today's professional world. Attendees will also have the chance to network with other professionals in attendance, expanding their professional network and building lasting relationships.
The event is open to all and is expected to attract a diverse group of attendees from various industries. The event will take place at Bloomfield Steak & Seafood (located at 409 Franklin Street) and feature cocktails and appetizers courtesy of Bloomfield Steak & Seafood, Love & Plates, and Love & Boards, as well as swag bags featuring goodies from local women-owned businesses. Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP early as space is limited to 40 attendees, and registration is required by 3/16.
For more information or to purchase tickets ($20) to the Women’s History Month Professional Networking Event, register through Bloomfield Community Pass at www.bloomfieldrecreation.org.
Please see below for a full itinerary of events happening next month:
3/1-3/31: Women's History Month Menstrual Hygiene Product Drive
Local businesses will be participating in a menstrual hygiene product drive throughout the month of March. All donations collected will be distributed by the Department of Human Services to Bloomfield schools and local food pantries. Items needed include: tampons, pads, liners, period panties, intimate wipes, and menstrual cups. Participating businesses include: Bloomfield Steak & Seafood, 23 Skiddoo Café, F45, Casa De Flor Bar, Zura Yoga, Milkwell Lactation, Annie Art Nails, Gencarelli’s Bakery, Lovlee Art Studios, Martinez Martial Arts, Shooting Star Dance Center, Iris Yoga, Terry Drugs, Town Pub, Monica’s Hair, Bond Beauty Salon, Bloomfield’s Best Bagels, and Hot Bagels Abroad.
3/8: 2023 Bloomfield Women to Watch – International Women’s Day
Follow the Township of Bloomfield Facebook page as the women of Bloomfield’s Town Council take over the page to honor women in our community. Honorees will also be presented with a Women’s History Month proclamation at the Regular Council Meeting on 3/27.
3/11: She Did It Her Way, a concert at Bloomfield Public Library
The Bloomfield Public Library will be hosting She Did It Her Way on Saturday, 3/11 at 2 p.m. in the theater. This concert celebrates the lives, romances, careers, and hit songs of female vocalists and recording artists such as Patti Page, Dinah Shore, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Billie Holiday, Judy Garland and others.
3/23: Women's History Month Professional Networking Event
The Women’s History Month Committee is hosting a professional networking event, bringing together Bloomfield-residing and Bloomfield-serving professionals on 3/23 at Bloomfield Steak and Seafood, 6:30-8:30PM. Mix and mingle with professionals while enjoying cocktails and appetizers courtesy of Bloomfield Steak & Seafood, Love & Plates, and Love & Boards. Swag bags featuring goodies from local women-owned businesses will be provided to attendees. Brief program will include comments from Bloomfield councilwomen and Maritza Walton, owner, Casa d’Flor and Ritz-Walton Weddings. Tickets are limited to 40 attendees. Tickets are $20 and advanced registration is required. Register at Bloomfield www.bloomfieldrecreation.org by 3/16.
3/26: Bloomfield Women's History Month Poetry Event
The Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs will be hosting a Women's History Month Poetry Event on Sunday, 3/26, 12 noon - 2 p.m. at Oakeside Cultural Center, featuring local women poets. Lunch will be served.
3/28: Women's History Month Yoga Donation-Based Yoga Class at Zura
Zura Yoga Studio will be holding a donation-based Women's History Month community class on 3/28 at 6PM with Kristen Kempf. All proceeds will be donated to the Neighbor to Neighbor Network, which works in collaboration with the Department of Human Services to support residents in need, including many women and children. Register at zurablooms.com