Ladies, bring out your inner Thelma and Louise.
Stuck in a rut of endless potluck dinners and Tupperware parties? Why not kick up your next girls’ night with these badass ideas.
Yes, guns. Believe it or not, target shooting can be relaxing and rewarding. Coyne Park Range in Yonkers caters specifically to women with a Light Rifle Shooting Course to help ease you into the world of firearms. It’s taught by a certified NRA instructor, and you’ll learn about ammunition, gun safety, and, of course, how to shoot a .22-caliber rifle. Farah Fawcett wig not required. (771 McLean Ave, Yonkers 914-377-6488)
No need to wait for summer to plan a hike with the ladies. Head over to The Rock Club in New Rochelle, where every Monday night is ladies’ meet-up night. Women from all over gather to share a love of climbing as they scramble up the club’s 40-foot walls. (130 Rhodes St, New Rochelle 914-633-7625)
Still bickering over who makes the better cupcake? Settle it with a duel at the Fencing Academy of Westchester in Hawthorne. Here, instructors will guide you through the art of sword fighting. All you need to bring is a friendly vengeance. (40 Saw Mill River Rd, Hawthorne 914-345-5005)
Watch roller derby
Westchester has its own all-female, flat-track roller derby league, Suburbia Roller Derby, and as a woman it’s your duty to get out there and support them. Check the website for upcoming races and, who knows, after watching these gracious warriors in action you may be inclined to join the team.
Harness your inner Danica Patrick and hit the racetrack at Grand Prix New York in Mount Kisco. Okay, maybe it’s a notch or two below actual NASCAR, but you can still take a few spins around a European-inspired racetrack in a state-of-the-art gasoline-powered Sodi go-kart. (333 N Bedford Rd, Mount Kisco 914-241-3131)
No, we’re not talking about the kickboxing class at your local gym. At LA Boxing in Mamaroneck, you and the girls can experience the real deal. Take out some aggression on the heavy bag, try some friendly sparring, or, better yet, sign up for the new self-defense class. After all, protecting yourself is one of the most badass things you can do. (300 Waverly Ave, Mamaroneck 914-835-4269)