Events Calendar

We host events nearly every night. Bluestockings’ events are wheelchair accessible and have seating available for attendees.


Tuesday | July 29 | 9:30 am
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer

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.

Tuesday | July 29 | 7 pm
Women’s / Trans Poetry Jam & Open Mike

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.

Saturday | August 2 | 2:30 pm
Gotham Radical History Reading Group
Each month we discuss texts which challenge conventional notions of human affairs across time. We look to mind contemporary and past political-economic influences upon history and to ask where a historical understanding not divorced from our communities’ experiences, traditions and struggles might be found. The public is cordially invited to join us on the first Saturday of each month.

Sunday | August 3 | 2:30 pm
Feminist Book Club
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. We meet on the first Sunday of each month at 2:30 pm. This month’s book is Dialectic of Sex by Shulasmith Firestone. Email for more info: feministbookclubnyc@gmail.com.

Monday | August 4 | 7 pm
Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night
With Barbara J. Taylor & Kaylie Jones
Join Barbara J. Taylor and Kaylie Jones to celebrate the release of Taylor’s debut, Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night, the latest in Akashic’s Kaylie Jones Books imprint. Based on a haunting family story, the novel brings readers into the heart of the early–twentieth century mining community in Scranton, PA. Barbara J. Taylor will read a short excerpt from her novel; participate in a discussion with Kaylie Jones; answer questions; and sign books.

Tuesday | August 5 | 9:30 am
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
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.

Saturday | August 9 | 10am
Reading: Ladies of the Night
With Maggie McNeill
Retired sex worker, current activist and popular blogger Maggie McNeill of The Honest Courtesan will be at Bluestockings on Saturday, August 9th to read from and sign copies of her new book, Ladies of the Night

Sunday | August 10 | 12:30 pm
Radical Educators Meet Up
Join a group of educators engaged in inquiry of critical texts for a meetup and collaborative discussion of pedagogical values and practices. Please bring an article or an excerpt to contribute. Please contact bluestockingsraded@gmail.com for more information.

Monday | August 11 | 7pm
Women On The Fringe
Live teaser performances from some of the shows in the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival, FringeNYC, which features around 200 productions performing downtown from August 8-24. Shows scheduled to appear include “Does this Dress Make Me Look Alone?” “Confessions of Old Lady #2″ and “Murder, Margaret, and Me.”

Tuesday | August 12 | 9:30 am
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
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.

Sunday | August 17 | 4pm
Dyke Knitting Circle
Come in & 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. Join us any third Sunday of the month!

Monday | August 18 | 7pm
#grow fierce series
#GrowFierce is a poetic showcase featuring New York-based emerging women poets. Springing from the Digging Deep, Facing Self writing course to light up the stage, these alumni women weave moving narratives of star dust, open veins, blossoming gardens, poetic switch blades, roller skates and prophetic tea leaves.

Tuesday | August 19 | 9:30 am
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
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.

Tuesday | August 26 | 9:30 am
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
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.

Tuesday | August 26 | 7 pm
Women’s / Trans Poetry Jam & Open Mike
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

Wednesday | August 27 | 7pm
ADAM: Reading and Discussion
With Ariel Shrag
Award-winning graphic memoirist and screenwriter Ariel Schrag reads from and discusses her debut novel ADAM. ADAM tells the story of a young boy who finds love in the lesbian community when he is mistaken for a trans man.

Thursday | August 28 | 7pm
Outdoor Gallery – NYC.
With Yoav Litvin and Chris Stain
Come hear writer and photographer Yoav Litvin discuss his new book Outdoor Gallery – New York City, which features 46 of the most prolific street and graffiti artists in NYC. The photographed artworks are accompanied by illuminating interviews, consisting of the artists’ thoughts on New York, the state of street art, its future, and their own work and processes. Yoav Litvin will be joined by Chris Stain: teacher, artist, and contributor to Outdoor Gallery.

Saturday | August 30 | 7:30pm
Screening: “A Fall From Freedom: The Untold Story Behind the Captive Whale and Dolphin Captivity”
A Fall From Freedom is the first film to expose the long and controversial history of the captive whale and dolphin industry; a history that continues to this day. The illegal capture and transport of killer whales, the killing of thousands of dolphins to provide marine parks and aquariums with new and replacement animals, and the ability of these facilities to miseducate the public about these animals. These and many other issues are covered in detail.

Sunday | August 31 | 2:30pm
Anarchist Reading Group
The Anarchist Reading Group discusses historical and contemporary texts to promote the study of self-organization and mutual aid in order to help realize a society free of all forms of social domination. This group is a project of Practical Anarchy, which believes that – in the struggle to create a liberatory society from below – everybody is capable of taking direct action to help shape their lives and their communities.


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