Galentine’s Day Event Recap

We had a wonderful time at Galentine’s Day 2018! 15 feminists came together for an evening filled with feminist discussion, Enna Chocolate tasting, Galentine card-making, wine and tea drinking and feminist poetry reading.

We enjoyed perusing the mobile feminist library and the food from Laney & Lu as well! It was so inspiring to read through the thoughts shared on the Post-It conversation walls, and we’re planning on using the contributions to inspire future events and ideas (hello, feminist hiking trip!).

Below is a brief recap of things mentioned, read, recommended and shared. We’ll share more info about the thoughts shared on the conversation wall soon on the blog — make sure you’re signed up on our email list it if you want the updates!

Shared resources from Galentine’s Day:

Some fave female friendships in pop culture and media that were shared:

  • Ann & Leslie from the TV show “Parks & Recreation”
  • The Schuyler Sisters from the musical “Hamilton”
  • Amy Poehler & Tina Fey — In real life (IRL)
  • Ellen DeGeneres & Jennifer Aniston (IRL)
  • Grace & Frankie (played by Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin) from the TV show “Grace & Frankie”
  • Cici & Hillary, played by Bette Middler & Barbara Hershey) in the movie “Beaches”
  • Rory & Paris and Rory & Laurelai from the TV show “Gilmore Girls”
  • Oprah & Gayle King IRL
  • Thelma & Louise, played by Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis from the movie “Thelma & Louise”

And if you stuck around for the after-party at The Railpenny Tavern, you probably heard us chatting about:

Additional resources:

Event photos

Click through to the Flickr album for our organizer-shot and crowd-sourced photos from Galentine’s Day!

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Event Information

Galentine’s Day

Celebrate female friendship. Learn about chocolate. Enjoy feminist poetry.

Tuesday, February 13th 6pm – 7:30pm

Don’t forget to invite your bestie!

RSVP links:     EventBrite Tickets    |     Facebook Event

Galentine’s Day, as Leslie Knope taught us, is a celebration of female friendship, celebrated on February 13th each year.

Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.*

—Leslie Knope

* [Except, instead of frittatas, we’re adding chocolate!]

Enna Chocolate is hosting our gathering, and Enna herself will be on hand to explain to us how chocolate is made. We’ll read some feminist poetry and invite you to share your thoughts and favorite examples, in pop culture, literature, film and elsewhere, of female friendship.

Your ticket price will get you a taste of some Enna Chocolate chocolate, and some delicious light apps from Laney & Lu. We’ll also have some wine, tea and other beverages to toast to female friendship!

***Optional after-party dinner!***

After the gathering, we’ll head to Railpenny Tavern, a woman-owned, woman-run restaurant right around the corner, for dinner.