Calendar

Bluestockings is wheelchair accessible, with no steps or platforms, and wide aisles between shelves. Our bathroom is not wheelchair accessible. There is a Starbucks two short blocks down the street with an accessible bathroom (at Allen and Delancey).

Metered street parking is readily available in the blocks surrounding Bluestockings. Bluestockings is not a scent-free space, but we encourage visitors to please refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes or other scented products (including essential oils) and smoke far away from the entrance to the space.

We want this place to be welcoming and engaging, and we encourage everyone – visitors, events presenters, volunteers and collective members – to be proactive in creating an atmosphere where the safety of others is validated.

Check out our Safer Space Policy and Events Guidelines to help Bluestockings be a supportive and safe environment for all who attend and participate. This means including trigger warnings when discussing or presenting triggering subjects (e.g. sexual abuse, physical violence, or encounters with police), and making space for folks who experience marginalization.

If you are looking to book an event: Due to the high volume of event proposals we receive, it’s best to send in your proposal at least a month in advance of the date you’re requesting. Please note that we will not be booking events in the space between December 9, 2016 and January 9, 2017. The only exceptions are regularly scheduled events, such as book clubs or monthly event series.

 

Sep
27
Tue
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Sep 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

Kundalini Yoga is also called the Yoga of Awareness. It combines the physical practice of Asanas with Pranayama (breathing) and Meditation/Chanting – it targets the whole body system (nervous system, glands, mental faculties, chakras) to develop awareness and consciousness, strength and flexibility.

Everybody is welcome, no previous knowledge of Yoga is necessary. Please bring a Yoga mat and possibly a blanket and a shawl.

Shortly after she moved to New York, from her native Switzerland in 1988, Ursula Scherrer started exploring different styles of Yoga for her own spiritual and physical well being before she did her first teacher training in 2002 and has been teaching ever since. In addition to her skills and expertise as a Yoga teacher (Hatha and Kundalini Yoga) she is also a Pranayama Healer and certified Qi Gong instructor.

For more information please contact Ursula Scherrer: uscherrer@verizon.net

Women’s / Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hosted by Vittoria Repetto—the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the Lower East Side—the jam has showcased the famous, the infamous, the unknown for over a decade. Come out and deliver (up to) 8 minutes of your poetry, prose, songs and spoken word. Visit vittoriarepetto.wordpress.com for more information. The featured writers for this month are Phoebe Fico & Deirdre Sinnott.

Phoebe Fico is a recent graduate of Boston College. She writes about race, gender, sexuality and disability in her poetry.

Deirdre Sinnott will be reading from her upcoming novel The Third Mrs. Galway. Set in 1835 Utica, NY a young bride finds two people hiding on her husband’s property. They are running away from slavery and she must push aside her prejudices and fears in order to help them while Utica convulses in an anti-abolition riot. Based on actual historical events.

Sep
28
Wed
Born Bright: A Young Girl’s Journey from Nothing to Something in America
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join C. Nicole Mason, PhD as she discusses her new memoir Born Bright: A Young Girl’s Journey to Something in America where she weaves together nearly two decades of work in the women’s and other movements for social changes and her experience growing up as a Black girl in America. The book is a searing and poignant memoir filled with the grit of real life, one not seen in recent years.

Sep
29
Thu
Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, But Mostly Conversation
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Studs Terkel was an icon who had no use for America’s cult of celebrity. He was a leftist who valued people over political dogma. In books and broadcasts, Studs paid attention—and respect—to “ordinary” human beings of all classes and colors. Alan Wieder’s Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, But Mostly Conversation is the first comprehensive book about this man. Hear Wieder talk on why Studs and his work are still valuable to community- and movement-building.

Sep
30
Fri
When The Chant Comes Book Launch
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Kay Ulanday Barrett has been bringing his unique poetry to audiences for over a decade, unpicking vital political questions around race, disability and gender, and chronicling the everydayness of life in the U.S. Empire with acute perceptiveness and vitality.Now at last a generous selection of his work is available in print. Come and celebrate it!

Oct
1
Sat
Krane Talks
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A platform and environment for discussions, ideas and proposals addressing the societal issues & dangers facing humanity. Specifically: racism & race relations, class warfare, war and humanitarian crisis overseas, income inequality, LGBT community and more.

Lit Crawl NYC
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A bar crawl with literature, Lit Crawl NYC is an annual literary event where cerebral meets madcap. Lively, wildly popular, and FREE to the public, Lit Crawl features a a grab bag of activities along a rambling route from the Lower East Side to the East Village, including brainy readings with New York’s top authors, wacky games like Literary Pictionary and Nerd Jeopardy, entertainment by publishing house bands, and hundreds of other events sure to please of readers, writers, and all fun-loving boozers.

Oct
2
Sun
Feminist Book Club
Oct 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.

This month’s book is: So Sad Today by Melissa Broder

For more information, email feministbookclubnyc@gmail.com.

Oct
3
Mon
Queerly Activated–A Cross-National Dialogue on Queer Lives and Actions
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

What is a queer future? How to mobilize and organize collective action queerly? Activist communities and individuals all over the world have explored different possible answers. This evening, we will start our conversation from these four activists and their fruitful experience. More importantly, in this participant-led space, we invite you to share your imagination and practices for a queer future for all.

Oct
4
Tue
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Oct 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

Kundalini Yoga is also called the Yoga of Awareness. It combines the physical practice of Asanas with Pranayama (breathing) and Meditation/Chanting – it targets the whole body system (nervous system, glands, mental faculties, chakras) to develop awareness and consciousness, strength and flexibility.

Everybody is welcome, no previous knowledge of Yoga is necessary. Please bring a Yoga mat and possibly a blanket and a shawl.

Shortly after she moved to New York, from her native Switzerland in 1988, Ursula Scherrer started exploring different styles of Yoga for her own spiritual and physical well being before she did her first teacher training in 2002 and has been teaching ever since. In addition to her skills and expertise as a Yoga teacher (Hatha and Kundalini Yoga) she is also a Pranayama Healer and certified Qi Gong instructor.

For more information please contact Ursula Scherrer: uscherrer@verizon.net

Avie’s Dreams Book Launch
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Feminist Press launches its first adult coloring book, Avie’s Dreams by Makeda Lewis. This narrative coloring book sees the world through Avie’s eyes, with pages that explore themes including afrofuturism, black feminism, death and rebirth, gender identity, and power dynamics. Makeda will read from and discuss the book.

Oct
5
Wed
Bluestockings Education Project presents the Icarus Project Radical Mental Health Workshop Series: Explorations in Personal Transformation and Collective Liberation
Oct 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

Oct
6
Thu
“They are Bringing Drugs, Crime, and Rape”: Gender, Race, and the Cultural Politics of U.S. Immigration
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

While he may seem like an over-the-top anomaly, Donald Trump’s racist, sexist, anti-immigration rhetoric actually developed from bipartisan immigration discourse inaugurated in the 1980s, in response to the civil rights and “second-wave” feminist movements. In The Cultural Politics of U.S. Immigration, Leah Perry explains how and why this happened. She argues that the way we talked about immigration in the1980s in law and pop culture was a crucial ingredient in the forming of the neoliberal idea of democracy: even while “multicultural” immigrants were embraced, they were disciplined through gendered discourses of respectability that continue to shape politics today.

Oct
7
Fri
Book Launch with Mexico City poet Joseph Reiter and Lola Pistola
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Poet and journalist Joseph Reiter has brought a new book of poems, written and published in Mexico City, to New York for its United States launch. The book, “Stained Glass Like Train Sounds” (Vitrales como sonidos de tren) is a bilingual edition including Spanish translations prepared by six different Mexico City poets. Reiter also brings independent printed material from other CDMX poets and artists.
http://bleaktotems.tumblr.com/

Oct
8
Sat
Off the Binary
Oct 8 @ 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.

New LGBTQ Paranormal Fiction Series: Beyond The Screen Door Book Launch
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join local NYC author Julia Diana Robertson in launching her first LBTQ paranormal fiction novel. Beyond The Screen Door is a magical and historically accurate coming of age tale that weaves paranormal realism and inspired by the author’s experience with the spirit world and her “gift” passed down through generations. Robertson has been featured in LGBTQ outlets such as Curve Magazine and The Advocate for her work with her entertainment group. This is her first novel which will be published by Regal Press a leader in LGBTQ books.

Oct
9
Sun
Radical Educators Meetup
Oct 9 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Sunday, DAY DATE @ 12:30PM – Free
Radical Educators Meetup
Join a group of educators engaged in inquiry of critical texts for a meetup and collaborative discussion of pedagogical values and practices.
Please contact bluestockingsraded@gmail.com for more information.

Reading: It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens by Danah Boyd

Ceremonial Reading of Lost Tunes To The Perfect Beat
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A ceremonial reading will honor the birthday of the late Rashad “Dj Rashad” Harden on October 9th. Lost Tunes To The Perfect Beat is a dedication of love and an inspiration to reveal that true intimacy of ones soul does exist. Teckea Reshanda will share some of the most pivotal memories of Rashad and her love as soft music is played in the background.

Lost Tunes To The Perfect Beat is a memoir written as a paranormal romance.

Tina is a well diverse woman in search of love. She travels the world dating here and there but nothing ever captures her mind, body, and soul such as Jacksen. Tina hit multiple dead ends with love; depression weighs in and her career goals take up much of her time. She is gliding through life until the most unbelievable occurs. After several years living in one state, Tina moves to New York for a new job and love, but what she uncovers are lost songs from her first love. Jacksen, a music producer composed some of the most amazing tunes of Tina and his time together. He was calling out to her after almost a decade of departure in the song titled “Rollin.” Tina devastated and saddened never heard the songs while Jacksen was alive and now after two years since his death tries to come to grips with living alone without him. Jacksen loved her just as much as she, only if she known sooner.

It was Lost Tunes To The Perfect Beat!

Oct
10
Mon
Book Discussion: Abolish Work! A Philosophical Exposition of Ergophobia
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Slackers, sloths and idlers are all welcome to this event that will host a discussion with editor Nick Ford. We’ll discuss the anti-work movement, some of its prominent writings and moments as well as contemporary anti-work struggles. The discussion will also center around AbolishWork.com and the lead up to this book. Finally, the book itself and its contents will be discussed in some detail with a Q&A at the end.

Oct
11
Tue
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Oct 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

Kundalini Yoga is also called the Yoga of Awareness. It combines the physical practice of Asanas with Pranayama (breathing) and Meditation/Chanting – it targets the whole body system (nervous system, glands, mental faculties, chakras) to develop awareness and consciousness, strength and flexibility.

Everybody is welcome, no previous knowledge of Yoga is necessary. Please bring a Yoga mat and possibly a blanket and a shawl.

Shortly after she moved to New York, from her native Switzerland in 1988, Ursula Scherrer started exploring different styles of Yoga for her own spiritual and physical well being before she did her first teacher training in 2002 and has been teaching ever since. In addition to her skills and expertise as a Yoga teacher (Hatha and Kundalini Yoga) she is also a Pranayama Healer and certified Qi Gong instructor.

For more information please contact Ursula Scherrer: uscherrer@verizon.net