Bluestockings has several monthly bookclubs and standing events. Please check the Events Listings for the most up-to-date event times.
First Sunday of the month, 2:30 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Radical Educators Bookclub
Second Sunday of the month, 12:30 pm
Join a group of educators engaged in inquiry of critical texts for a meetup and collaborative discussion of pedagogical values and practices. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Off the Binary Discussion Group
Second Saturday of the month, 2 pm
This non-binary group aims to facilitate a safe space where people can feel comfortable with their gender and connect with those who have similar experiences. We provide a safer 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.
Feminist Discussion of Masculinity
Third Sunday of the month, 1 pm
The Forum for Feminist Discussion of Masculinity is a safe space to discuss the gendered expectations placed on men and boys in a patriarchal society, and how these have affected, and continue to affect, all of us. The forum is open to all, inclusive of gender and level of knowledge of the subject matter. Each month, we will discuss a theme, which will be posted in the facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/feministdiscussionofmasculinity/
Dyke Knitting Circle
Third Sunday of the month, 4 pm
Come in and knit, make new friends, drink some tea, and learn a craft at a self-help and member-led group. The Dyke Knitting Circle is open to all levels of queer experience and all levels of knitting proficiency. Bring yarn and needles.
Black & Pink Letter Writing
Fourth Sunday of the month, 2 pm
NYC Black & Pink & the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project would like to invite you to our afternoon letter writing. What can you bring? Writing materials, stamps if you want! We can always use more postage. Help us in alleviating the isolation of prison!
Women and Trans Open Mic
Last Tuesday of the month, 7 pm
Come out and deliver (up to) 8 minutes of your poetry, prose, songs and spoken word. While anyone is welcome to attend, the mic is open only to women and trans people. 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. Visit vittoriarepetto.wordpress.com for more.
Bluestockings Education Project: Classes, Workshops, and Skillshares
Icarus Project Radical Mental Health Series
Mad Maps: Paths to Personal Transformation and Collective Liberation
First Wednesday of the Month, 7pm
Mad Maps are documents that we create for ourselves as reminders of our goals, what is important to us, our personal signs of struggle and our strategies for self-determined well-being. Though originally inspired by the idea of Advanced Directives (legal documents to share with doctors and friends in the event of being hospitalized), over time this idea has evolved further to include a transformative element: how do we move beyond adapting and coping, toward actually changing the world that we live in? By creating documents that help us to explore our mad gifts and better understand and get through tough times, we are able to re-envision the boundaries of our individual and collective potential.
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Every Tuesday, 9:30 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. For more information please contact Ursula Scherrer at firstname.lastname@example.org