Theresa Serber Malkiel Home

153 McLean Avenue, Yonkers In early 1909, a Yonkers resident by the name of Theresa Serber Malkiel proposed what she called National Women’s Day. On February 23rd of that year, women across New York  commemorated the day, demanding women’s suffrage and other rights. Two years later the event had spread globally, with women in Europe… Continue reading Theresa Serber Malkiel Home

Hudson River Maternal Health Center

173 North Broadway, Yonkers In June 1939, a women’s group at St. John’s Riverside Hospital founded the Hudson River Maternal Health Center. The organization included a committee of medical professionals in Westchester Country dedicated to providing women with information about and access to birth control. The Hudson River Maternal Health Center hosted educational programs about… Continue reading Hudson River Maternal Health Center