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 reported by Bloomfield officials.
According to officials, highlighted events will include the Women's History Month Professional Networking Event on Thursday, March 23, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 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, officials say.
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 diverse attendees from various industries.
Officials said 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.
Officials reported that the Department of Human Services will distribute all donations collected to Bloomfield schools and local food pantries.
Items needed include tampons, pads, liners, period panties, intimate wipes, and menstrual cups.
3/8: International Women's Day - Annual Social Media Takeover Featuring Bloomfield Women to Watch
3/11: She Did It Her Way, a concert at Bloomfield Public Library
The Bloomfield Public Library will host She Did It Her Way on Saturday, 3/1,1 at 2 p.m. in the theater.
This concert celebrates female vocalists' lives, romances, careers, and hit songs.
Recording artists such as Patti Page, Dinah Shore, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, and others, officials say.
3/23: Women's History Month Professional Networking Event
Officials say the Women's History Month Committee is hosting a professional networking event, bringing Bloomfield-residing and Bloomfield-serving professionals together on 3/23 at Bloomfield Steak and Seafood, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Officials reported you will get to 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.
The brief program will include comments from Bloomfield councilwoman Maritza Walton, owner Casa d'Flor and Ritz-Walton Weddings.
Tickets are limited to 40 attendees, officials stated.
Tickets are $20, and advanced registration is required.
Register at www.bloomfieldrecreation.org by 3/16.
3/26: Bloomfield Women's History Month Poetry Event
Officials say the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs will be hosting a Women's History Month Poetry Event on Sunday, 3/26, from 12 noon - 2 p.m. at Oakeside Cultural Center, featuring local women poets.
Lunch will be served.
3/27: Proclamation for Women's History Month
Proclamation to be presented at the 3/27 Regular Council Meeting recognizing Women's History Month and naming the 2023 Bloomfield Women to Watch and members of the Women's History Month Committee officials said.
In addition to the names provided for the social media takeover, members of the committee include Nicolle Walker, Nicole Farrell, Maritza Walton, Ellen Hagen, Judy Bonaforte, Dana Barron, Marvette Richardson, and Maria Estrela, officials stated.
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 6 p.m. with Kristen Kempf.
According to officials, 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.