The third annual Women’s March in New York City — one of two being held — will begin on the Upper West Side on Saturday.
The march hosted by the Women’s March Alliance will gather in an area starting at 72nd Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West, with marchers moving from there down to Columbus Circle and then along the march route to 44th Street and 6th Avenue. The line up, which may also stretch farther uptown on Central Park West, will start at 10 a.m.
The march this year has been roiled by controversy, stemming from accusations of anti-Semitism against leaders of the Women’s March in Washington DC. A second group aligned with the national DC organization Women’s March Inc. (a separate group from the “Women’s March Alliance”) will have its own march in Foley Square at the same time. Info on that march is here.
The leaders of the Women’s March at Foley Square say they repudiate anti-Semitism and had hoped to have one march, but the two groups could not come together. Jewish leaders have split over whether to support Women’s March Inc. Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch of Stephen Wise Free Synagogue on 69th Street wrote that “we are disassociating from Women’s March Inc.” because “its current leadership has distorted the values and thwarted the goals articulated on that amazing January day in 2017.”
There is also a Non-March for Disabled Women also planned for 2 to 4 p.m. at Grand Central Station