Calendar

Aug
22
Wed
You Have the Right to Remain Fat Book Launch
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join the Feminist Press is celebrating the publication of YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN FAT by Virgie Tovar! Tovar imagines a world where bodies are valued equally, food is free from moral judgment, and you can jiggle through life with respect. In concise and candid language, she delves into unlearning fatphobia, dismantling sexist notions of fashion, and rejecting diet culture’s greatest lie: that fat people need to wait before beginning their best lives.

Aug
26
Sun
Deep Yoga and Journaling
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

You are invited to join Sharyn Hahn’s Deep Yoga-Journaling experience.You will be led through some warm-up poses and a vinyasa flow as well as several short meditations, creative visualization, and intention-setting writing or sketching activities. You will leave feeling more flexible, relaxed, energized, with a mantra that you can carry with you throughout the week. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one, and we do have some if you need to borrow one for the class. Also bring a journal and something to write with. We will be writing a few times during the class, and if you prefer to sketch or want to do both, that is awesome! Wear comfortable clothing, and feel free to bring a warm or cool drink to keep you hydrated (with a secure lid). All levels are welcome. If you have never done yoga you will be able to participate as well. Namaste.

For regular updates on weekly themes, follow the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Sharyn-Hahns-Fitness-Yoga-and-Mindfulness-for-All-1417061401925018/

Aug
27
Mon
The Hookup NYC
Aug 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sex Education is our kink. Come talk to folks from Hetrick-Martin Institute and let us give you the hook up to PrEP, testing and other sexual health services. Free condoms will be available on-site. 

Get On the Stage
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Get On the Stage is an open mic based around uplifting and centering the voices of Queer/Trans People of Color, Trans, Two Spirit, Gender Non-Conforming, Non-Binary, Intersex and anyone who falls under these labels . Speakers can bring poems, prose, music, stand-up and spoken word of any kind. Cis white queer folks are prohibited from participating but are encouraged to attend to support and help boost the voices of marginalized speakers.

Get On the Stage
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Get On the Stage is an open mic based around uplifting and centering the voices of Queer/Trans People of Color, Trans, Two Spirit, Gender Non-Conforming, Non-Binary, Intersex and anyone who falls between these labels. Speakers can bring poems, prose, music, stand-up and spoken word of any kind.

Cis white queer folks are prohibited from participating but are encouraged to attend to support and help boost the voices of marginalized speakers.

Sep
2
Sun
Deep Yoga and Journaling
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

You are invited to join Sharyn Hahn’s Deep Yoga-Journaling experience.You will be led through some warm-up poses and a vinyasa flow as well as several short meditations, creative visualization, and intention-setting writing or sketching activities. You will leave feeling more flexible, relaxed, energized, with a mantra that you can carry with you throughout the week. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one, and we do have some if you need to borrow one for the class. Also bring a journal and something to write with. We will be writing a few times during the class, and if you prefer to sketch or want to do both, that is awesome! Wear comfortable clothing, and feel free to bring a warm or cool drink to keep you hydrated (with a secure lid). All levels are welcome. If you have never done yoga you will be able to participate as well. Namaste.

For regular updates on weekly themes, follow the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Sharyn-Hahns-Fitness-Yoga-and-Mindfulness-for-All-1417061401925018/

Social Justice Tours: Environmental Justice in Gowanus
Sep 2 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

NOTE: THIS EVENT DOES NOT TAKE PLACE AT BLUESTOCKINGS!

Gowanus is an intensely contaminated community that is simultaneously undergoing multiple processes of environmental remediation and gentrification. The tour will explore these dynamics and the challenges and opportunities posed by the Gowanus Canal Superfund Clean Up, the rapid disappearance of commercial establishments and services that are affordable to low and moderate-income households and the recently announced housing authority plan to build market-rate apartments at Wyckoff Gardens. You will also learn about the Turning the Tide initiative, a multi-neighborhood effort that focuses on building social and environmental resiliency in five Brooklyn public housing developments in the face of climate change.
Sign up at www.socialjusticetours.com

Feminist Book Club
Sep 2 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The Feminist Book Club reads and discusses feminism. We make no claims to any particular feminist platform. We read theoretical texts, literature and primary works. All are welcome inclusive of gender, political persuasion, and familiarity.

For more information, email feministbookclubnyc@gmail.com.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/feminist-book?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.qshke3n2f8sf3u3tkosa3npeos&hs=121

Sep
4
Tue
Queer Counter-Surveillance: Encryption in the Age of SESTA/FOSTA
Sep 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

How does current dialogues of encryption and virtual privacy fail trans, queer, and sex worker communities? How can we protect ourselves online, especially in the age of SESTA/FOSTA? This workshop will provide an overview of technologies and strategies to avoid digital surveillance, as well as threat modeling from the point of view of queer, trans and sex worker persons. All skill levels are welcome.

t4tech is an organization focused at bringing tech education, digital technology literacy, and computer science workshops into spaces that center trans and gender non conforming people. Allies are welcome, however, refer to our Code of Conduct at: https://t4tech-nyc.github.io

Sep
5
Wed
Bluestockings Education Project presents the Icarus Project Radical Mental Health Workshop Series: Explorations in Personal Transformation and Collective Liberation
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Icarus Project NYC is a local chapter of http://theicarusproject.net, a radical mental health a support network and media project by and for people who experience the world in ways that are often diagnosed as mental illness. We envision a new culture that allows the space and freedom for exploring different states of being, and recognizes that breakdown can be the entrance to breakthrough. We aim to create a language that is so vast and rich that it expresses the infinite diversity of human experiences. Our monthly workshops explore these themes through peer-based discussion, guest presentations, art, forum theater and more. For more information about this month’s event see: http://nycicarus.org

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/icarus-project?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.bssnnc7kcbk4lv128v05a83jcs&hs=121

Sep
7
Fri
Consent on Campus: A Manifesto – Book Launch
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Consent on Campus: A Manifesto by NYC sex and campus culture expert Donna Freitas is based off of 10 years of research and discussions with college students. In the book, Freitas advocates that consent and consent culture should be imbedded within the classroom, and that campuses need to be transformed into places where consent is genuinely valued. She offers a blueprint for how universities can teach more effectively about consent and how to transform the discussion of consent within our society.

Sep
8
Sat
Social Justice Tours: Gentrification in Downtown Brooklyn
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

NOTE: THIS EVENT DOES NOT TAKE PLACE AT BLUESTOCKINGS!

This tour will highlight the development that has recreated downtown Brooklyn as a result of the Downtown Brooklyn Rezoning of 2004. We will also go into political conversations around the use of the 421a subsidy to build new affordable housing and the use of eminent domain at Atlantic Yards in the construction of the Barclays Center.
Sign up at www.socialjusticetours.com

Social Justice Tours: Queer history of the Village tour
Sep 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

NOTE: THIS EVENT DOES NOT TAKE PLACE AT BLUESTOCKINGS!

Writer, storyteller, and queer legend Jay Toole leads folks on a walking tour of the West Village, stopping at important places along the way sharing personal stories, and historical moments. Hear more about the neighborhood through stories about historic lesbian bars, the Women’s House of D (Detention), homelessness in Washington Square park, the mafia’s connection to local gay bars and much more. Sign up at www.socialjusticetours.com

Revolting New York: How 400 Years of Riot, Rebellion, Uprising, and Revolution Shaped a City With Don Mitchell
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Occupy Wall Street did not come from nowhere. It was part of a long history of riot, revolt, uprising, and sometimes even revolution that has shaped New York City. From the earliest European colonization to the present, New Yorkers have been revolting. Hard hitting, revealing, and insightful, Revolting New York tells the story of New York’s evolution through revolution, a story of near-continuous popular (and sometimes not-so-popular) uprising.

Richly illustrated with more than ninety historical and contemporary images, historical maps, and maps drawn especially for the book, Revolting New York provides the first comprehensive account of the historical geography of revolt in New York, from the earliest uprisings of the Munsee against the Dutch occupation of Manhattan in the seventeenth century to Black Lives Matter and the unrest of the Trump era. Through this rich narrative, editors Neil Smith and Don Mitchell reveal a continuous, if varied and punctuated, history of rebellion in New York that is as vital as the more standard histories of formal politics, planning, economic growth, and restructuring that largely define our consciousness of New York’s story.

Sep
9
Sun
Deep Yoga and Journaling
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

You are invited to join Sharyn Hahn’s Deep Yoga-Journaling experience.You will be led through some warm-up poses and a vinyasa flow as well as several short meditations, creative visualization, and intention-setting writing or sketching activities. You will leave feeling more flexible, relaxed, energized, with a mantra that you can carry with you throughout the week. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one, and we do have some if you need to borrow one for the class. Also bring a journal and something to write with. We will be writing a few times during the class, and if you prefer to sketch or want to do both, that is awesome! Wear comfortable clothing, and feel free to bring a warm or cool drink to keep you hydrated (with a secure lid). All levels are welcome. If you have never done yoga you will be able to participate as well. Namaste.

For regular updates on weekly themes, follow the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Sharyn-Hahns-Fitness-Yoga-and-Mindfulness-for-All-1417061401925018/