Calendar

May
26
Sun
Self-Defense Workshop with POP Gym
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Palm Heels for the people! Don’t get that joke? No worries! Come by this FREE workshop to learn some introductory skills that will keep you feeling safe. We’ll be covering the basics: stretching, conditioning, technique, and theory, with the hope that participants will leave with some super useful foundations that will aid them in the day-to-day. Mix that in with some sweat and some movement, and you’ll have an accessible and confidence-boosting good time for all. Whether you are a beginner, or someone with experience, come work it out with us!

Open to all ages! Participants should wear clothing in which they are comfortable stretching and sweating.

POP Gym is a new project, working towards opening a physical space in Brooklyn that offers free self-defense, fitness, and skill share classes 7 days a week. As we continue planning, we invite you to come by any of our events this summer! Our workshops have been described as, “fun”, “holistic” and “empowering”, and for any questions, comments, or inquiries for future workshops for you or your organizations, email us at info@popgym.org

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/popgym-self?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.43633esjrhqcsgn5975q9q4in3&hs=121

May
27
Mon
Get On the Stage
May 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.

May
30
Thu
Sun Salutations and Intentions: a Morning Flow
May 30 @ 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

Jun
1
Sat
Too Young To Be Sick: A Chronic Pain and Illness Support Group
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is a peer mediated support group for people age 15-35 who experience chronic pain or live with chronic illness. We provide a place to discuss the complexities of being a young person with a serious medical issue, as well as offer support, resources and strategies. This group is open to all illnesses and conditions, diagnosed or undiagnosed, and all levels of ability.

For more information or for accessibility questions contact matilda@bluestockings.com

Lambda Finalist Collective Reading
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The event will be a reading from 2019 Lambda Literary Award finalists Julietta Singh, Marusya Bociurkiw and Larissa Lai. The readings will be from different Lambda finalist categories, and will be a meeting and celebration of queer writers. This will be a queer, safer-space event that welcomes all and celebrates Lambda-selected writing without the politics of winning!

Jun
2
Sun
Feminist Book Club
Jun 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

Feminist Book Club
Jun 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.

June’s book is: Untrue: Why Nearly Everything We Believe About Women, Lust, and Infidelity Is Wrong and How the New Science Can Set Us Free by Wednesday Martin
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

Jun
3
Mon
Hands On with Stoya and Charlotte Shane
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Celebrated essayist and published author Charlotte Shane will be in conversation with Stoya to discuss the insights contained within Emily Nagoski’s Come As You Are. Hands On aims to foster discussion of modern sexuality through an individual, instructional book. Inclusion of expert voices helps ground the conversation and emphasizes sex worker experiences.

Charlotte Shane is the author of Prostitute Laundry and a cofounder of TigerBee Press. Stoya is the author of Philosophy, Pussycats, & Porn and has been working with sexuality for over a decade.

Jun
4
Tue
The Daily Life of Gay Parents
Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Dutch photographer Annemarie Dekker launched her book The Daily Life of Gay Parents in April. This photography book shows fifty families in their daily life, including interviews with the families. You’re welcome to join this evening about LGBTQ-families and join the discussion about the book. Annemarie will also be signing the book.

Photographer Annemarie Dekker is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She lives with her girlfriend, their two year old son, a dog and two cats. Even though her country is very open minded towards gays, when she told acquaintances 3 years ago that she and her girlfriend wanted to start a family, not all the reactions were positive ‘It’s not done’, ‘How can two mothers raise a son?’ and ‘That’s not really your child, is it?’ are just some of the comments she received. This was the reason for her, as a photographer, to visit and portray gay families in all kinds of combinations. Her own curiosity was aroused during her girlfriend’s pregnancy. What is it like for a child to grow up with two mummies? Do these families feel any different to other families? The Daily Life of Gay Parents is the result of her quest.

Jun
5
Wed
Bluestockings Education Project presents the Icarus Project Radical Mental Health Workshop Series: Explorations in Personal Transformation and Collective Liberation
Jun 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 video call.
Join: https://meet.google.com/miq-wniv-erg
+1 609-736-2848 PIN: 732457238#

Jun
6
Thu
Sun Salutations and Intentions: a Morning Flow
Jun 6 @ 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

Jun
7
Fri
Trans, Queer and GNC Youth Support Group
Jun 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A welcoming space in the bluestockings cafe where trans, queer, and gender non conforming people under 21 can meet up, make art, drink tea, read books, and discuss their experiences. Art supplies will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own!

Hosted by Alex MacIntyre. Alex is a queer, femme, trans man. They like to make art and listen to people talk about their problems. They strive to, at all times, “be baby”.

Jun
8
Sat
Off the Binary
Jun 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.

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

Jun
9
Sun
Radical Educators Book Club
Jun 9 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Sunday, DAY DATE @ 12:30PM – Free
Radical Educators Book Club
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.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/radical?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ._60skcchm6ko4cb9o6t2j0b9k8h1k4ba16oojib9k64p3ce1m84o30gpl6g&hs=121

Jun
11
Tue
The Five Hundred Year Rebellion: Indigenous Movements and the Decolonization of History in Bolivia
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

This book presentation tells the fascinating story of how indigenous Bolivians recovered and popularized histories of past rebellions, political models, and leaders, using them to build movements for rights, land, autonomy, and political power throughout the 20th century into today. The author will describe how movements tapped into centuries-old veins of oral history and memory to produce manifestos, booklets, and radio programs on histories of resistance, wielding them as tools to expand their struggles and radically transform society.