Calendar

Jan
26
Sat
Insurgent Supremacists: Understanding and Fighting The U.S. Far Right
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

From white nationalists to male tribalists, and from Christian theocrats to Patriot movement activists, the U.S. far right has made dangerous gains in recent years. These “insurgent supremacists” bolster established systems of oppression but also challenge the existing political order in real ways. Antifascist researcher Matthew N. Lyons will outline the major far right currents, their ideologies and goals, their interconnections and tensions with the Trump administration, and some key lessons for antifascist work.

Jan
27
Sun
Anarchists Care About Books, a book discussion series from the Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council
Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This monthly book discussion focuses on reading anarchist and radical left texts, alternating between fiction and non-fiction. These books are chosen by participants in advance.

January’s book: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/anarchists-care?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.3pr7a1ef8vvjs3inb3nfph6jam&hs=121

Jan
28
Mon
The Hookup NYC
Jan 28 @ 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
Jan 28 @ 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.

Jan
30
Wed
Tech Activist Postcard Night
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

t4tech (courtesy of Bluestockings) hosts a night of writing letters to imprisoned peoples! Paper, envelopes, and stamps are provided.

Depending on your mood, you can write notes of encouragement to:

Jeremy Hammond, a hacktivist and advocate of freedom and privacy online, wrongfully imprisoned and serving out a 10 year sentence, often in solitary confinement.

or bile laced words of hatred to:

Martin Shkreli, “pharma bro”, most hated man in america, scumbag extraordinaire known for jacking up the price of a life saving medication simply because he could.

Pizza will also be provided.

Jan
31
Thu
Sun Salutations and Intentions: a Morning Flow
Jan 31 @ 6:45 am – 7:30 am

Join Sharyn Hahn to start your day with a morning yoga practice of Sun Salutations and a Vinyasa flow! You will experience luxurious stretching warm-ups, empowering standing poses, and energizing breath work as we align the movements with the inhales and exhales. You will feel more awake, strong, balanced, and positive as a result of this time spent on the mat. Sun Salutations and warrior poses stimulate the seratonin in your brain (the “happy hormone) and improve self-esteem! You will be ready for anything that meets you as your day unfolds.

We will listen to music and set an intention for the week at the start of each class.

$5 donation requested. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. There are some props at the store for up to 5 people. You may bring your own coffee or tea.

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR EACH WEEKLY CLASS BY EMAILING SHARYN no later than 9 PM the night before at suryyama2018@gmail.com. Add Sun Salutations in the subject line.

FOLLOW HER on Instagram for quotes, yoga prompts and information, and uplifting pictures and comments:
suryyama_yoga (there is an underscore in the address)

FACEBOOK PAGE: Sharyn Hahn’s Fitness, Yoga, and Mindfulness for All

Feb
2
Sat
Black Revolutionary Theatre Workshop presents a staged Reading of their original play, “Afterswarm”
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

BRTW’s new play follows a group of former cult members – and one civilian – hiding
from the law after a failed political revolution. With their leader dead and their cult in
shambles, the former members begin to enjoy “normal life” with their new friend.
Tensions rise as their indoctrination fans back into roaring life when another cult
member joins their hideout and insists that the life they knew isn’t really behind them.

Trigger Warnings:

Please be advised that this production features frank discussion and/or staged
depictions of physical violence, weapon violence, substance dependency and racism.

Feb
3
Sun
Feminist Book Club
Feb 3 @ 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.

February’s book is Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

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

Reading by L´unicorns´ Writing Workshop in Spanish
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

L´unicorns is the First Latinx LGBTQ Group of Staten Island. This is the final reading following our Spanish creative writing workshop series. This workshop was co-organized between L´unicorns, Claudia Prado and Sol Aramendi, and generously funded by Poets & Writers through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

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L´unicorns es el primer grupo LGBTQ Latinx de Staten Island. Esta es la lectura final siguiendo nuestra serie de talleres de escritura creativa española. Este taller fue organizado conjuntamente por L´unicorns, Claudia Prado y Sol Aramendi, generosamente financiado por Poets & Writers a través de fondos públicos del Departamento de Asuntos Culturales de la Ciudad de Nueva York, en colaboración con el Ayuntamiento.

Featuring authors/Presentado autorxs: Billay Benítez de Enamorado / Hugo Cruz / Viviana Hernández Reyes / Jessica Kishá Aquino / Liam Mejia Moran / Miranda Miranda / Alejandra Morán / Fanny Romero Cabello / Perla Sarahi Antonio Martínez

Feb
5
Tue
The Daddies by Kimberly Dark: a reading
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Daddies is an allegory about smashing the patriarchy – told as a queer leather daddy love story. Just out, this hybrid narrative novel is about the break-up we have to accomplish, even though, collectively, Daddy’s still doing it for us.

Dark is a seasoned performer and writer, and so far, discussions of The Daddies have been riveting. If you’re wondering why so many women voted for Trump, this event is for you. If you’re wondering how the kinky business in our private lives translates into public policy, this event is for you. Or if you’re just hot for Daddy, yes, come to the reading.

Feb
6
Wed
Bluestockings Education Project presents the Icarus Project Radical Mental Health Workshop Series: Explorations in Personal Transformation and Collective Liberation
Feb 6 @ 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

Feb
7
Thu
Sun Salutations and Intentions: a Morning Flow
Feb 7 @ 6:45 am – 7:30 am

Join Sharyn Hahn to start your day with a morning yoga practice of Sun Salutations and a Vinyasa flow! You will experience luxurious stretching warm-ups, empowering standing poses, and energizing breath work as we align the movements with the inhales and exhales. You will feel more awake, strong, balanced, and positive as a result of this time spent on the mat. Sun Salutations and warrior poses stimulate the seratonin in your brain (the “happy hormone) and improve self-esteem! You will be ready for anything that meets you as your day unfolds.

We will listen to music and set an intention for the week at the start of each class.

$5 donation requested. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. There are some props at the store for up to 5 people. You may bring your own coffee or tea.

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR EACH WEEKLY CLASS BY EMAILING SHARYN no later than 9 PM the night before at suryyama2018@gmail.com. Add Sun Salutations in the subject line.

FOLLOW HER on Instagram for quotes, yoga prompts and information, and uplifting pictures and comments:
suryyama_yoga (there is an underscore in the address)

FACEBOOK PAGE: Sharyn Hahn’s Fitness, Yoga, and Mindfulness for All

Feb
8
Fri
Tender Bodies in the City
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A gentle movement and writing class that wants to prioritize queer, tender self-care through accessible yoga and automatic writing.

We will use movement to warm our limbs, ease into our body and release into words, to write, to breathe, to heal. Through a series of yin-yoga exercises (a more gentle, tranquil practice of yoga) we will collectively explore what our own soft body experience might be, how we can use the space between movement and automatic writing to translate experiences that exist beyond the visible or thinkable, into words or movement.

Feb
9
Sat
Off the Binary
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come and meet people who are just as confused as you are about public restrooms and getting dressed in the morning! We provide a safe space for anyone with a non-binary gender identity to discuss one’s experiences as we defy society’s mainstream conception of gender.

We welcome gender identities that include but are not limited to: androgynous, agender, bigender, demigender, gender non-conforming, gender variant, genderfluid, genderqueer, non-binary, transmasculine, transfeminine.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/off-the-binary?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.cu45uhg7ame5cedq5ijoeg9oeo&hs=121

Off the Binary
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come and meet people who are just as confused as you are about public restrooms and getting dressed in the morning! We provide a safe space for anyone with a non-binary gender identity to discuss one’s experiences as we defy society’s mainstream conception of gender. We welcome gender identities that include but are not limited to: androgynous, agender, bigender, demigender, gender non-conforming, gender variant, genderfluid, genderqueer, non-binary, transmasculine, transfeminine.