Events Calendar

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


Friday | April 11 | 7 pm
Precarious Communism Release Party and Presentation

With Richard Gilman-Opalsky and Stevphen Shukaitis
How does one demonstrate the enduring relevance of a sacred text but to help it speak to present times? This is what churches do with the Bible and what Marxists do with the writings of Marx. Come on join us to celebrate the release of Precarious Communism, in which Richard Gilman-Opalsky detourns Marx and Engels to create a mutant manifesto for an autonomist and millennial Marxism.


Saturday | April 12 | 7 pm
Hey Skinny! Deconstructing Sex, Gender, and Eating Disorders

With Matt Wetsel
Join writer and activist Matt Wetsel for a presentation and discussion about recovery from anorexia and the intersections of gender constructs, mental health, and body image.


Sunday | April 13 | 12:30 pm
Radical Educators Meet-up
Join an open group of educators from all levels and settings for discussion of critical texts on pedagogy, educational organizing, and other dimensions of our work. We meet the second Sunday of every month. Please join us! This month’s book is The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life by Parker J. Palmer. Email bluestockingsraded@gmail.com for more info.


Monday | April 14 | 7pm
#GrowFierce: 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 | April 15 | 9:30 – 10:45 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: uscherrer@verizon.net


Thursday | April 17 | 7 pm
Life Interrupted: Reading and Book Signing
With Denise Brennan
Having spent nearly a decade following the lives of formerly trafficked men and women, Denise Brennan recounts in close detail their flight from their abusers and their courageous efforts to rebuild their lives. Brennan’s new book, Life Interrupted, is a riveting account of life in and after trafficking and a forceful call for meaningful immigration and labor reform.


Friday | April 18 | 7 pm
Reading from GOOD TO HER, a New York City novel
With Enid Harlow
GOOD TO HER is a historical literary novel set against the background of the famous New York City restaurant, Dinty Moore’s, which stood on the corner of 46th Street just off Broadway for some 50 years. Enlivened by the irascible character of the restaurant’s real-life proprietor, James “Dinty” Moore, the novel takes us back to the days of Prohibition and the raids that were foisted upon James’s establishment, often resulting in his compulsory appearance before a court of law.


Saturday | April 19 | 7 pm
In the Meantime: Reading and Book Signing
With Sarah Sharma
Based on ethnographic research with taxi drivers, frequent-flyer business travelers, devotees of the slow-food and slow-living movements, and others, Sarah Sharma argues that people’s relations to labor shape their experiences of time.


Sunday | April 20 | 4 pm
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 | April 21 | 7 pm
The City of Palaces: A Reading
With Michael Nava
Michael Nava will be reading out of his new book, The City of Palaces, followed by a discussion and a Q&A from the audience. A master of fiction and suspense, this is the start of four projected novels in the series. Michael’s new book takes an in-depth look at a historically important and tumultuous period in Mexico and out of this context comes a story of characters and worlds intersecting.


Tuesday | April 22 | 9:30 – 10:45 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: uscherrer@verizon.net.


Tuesday | April 22 | 7 pm
Tanya Selvaratnam, author of The Big Lie, in conversation with Rye Young, Director of the Third Wave Fund
In The Big Lie: Motherhood, Feminism, and the Reality of the Biological Clock, Tanya Selvaratnam explores the choices women have to make during the course of their lives and how those choices impact society and the future. Part memoir, part manifesto, The Big Lie specifically examines the trend of delayed motherhood and how it intersects with politics, global economics, reproductive science, feminism, popular culture, female friendships, and more.


Wednesday | April 23 | 7 pm
Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag – Reading & NYC Book Launch
A.K. Summers, author-artist of PREGNANT BUTCH, reads and presents a slideshow of images from her graphic memoir about the experience of a masculine lesbian going through the most feminizing experience of her life—pregnancy. By turns hilarious and wrenching, this piece of comics autobiography turns the traditional “what to expect” narrative on its head. Summers’s voice is fresh, honest, biting, and funny.” —Library Journal


Saturday | April 26 | 7 pm
David Blacker presents The Falling Rate of Learning and the Neoliberal Endgame
Our education system is chained to the hold of a sinking capitalist ship. Is there any escape? The current neoliberal mutation of capitalism has evolved beyond the days when the wholesale exploitation of labor underwrote the world system’s expansion. The education system is caught in the throes of this eliminationism across a number of fronts: crushing student debt, impatience with student expression, the looting of vestigial public institutions and, finally, as coup de grâce, an abandonment of the historic ideal of universal education.


Sunday | April 27 | 2:30 pm
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. This month’s book is Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis, and Movement Building Strategy by Chris Crass.


Monday | April 28 | 7 pm
Protest Camps – NYC Book Launch
With Anna Feigenbaum
Join Anna Feigenbaum, co-author of Protest Camps, on a journey across different cultural, political and geographical landscapes of protest. From Tahrir Square to the Teachers in Oaxaca, Protest Camps travels through 50 different protest camps over the past 50 years. Drawing on interviews and activist writing from around the world, the book looks at the beauty and the failures of protest camps as spaces where people come together to build other possible worlds together. http://protestcamps.org @protestcamps


Tuesday | April 29 | 9:30 – 10:45 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: uscherrer@verizon.net


Tuesday | April 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.


Wednesday | April 30 | 7 pm
Book Event for “Yellow Peril!: An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear”
With John Kuo Wei Tchen


Saturday | May 3 | 7 pm
Movement Media Hits the Road: A report-back from the Social Movements Oral History Tour
With Desiree Evans, Blake Nemec, Puck Lo, and Mona Yeh
A half-dozen volunteer oral historians, independent journalists and producers, artists and activists have teamed up with community organizations and social movement groups to document individual and collective histories across North America. We share our multimedia stories and curated oral histories through our website and the old-fashioned way: touring. In this report-back and hands-on visioning workshop, we’ll tell how we did it—so that you could join or or plan your own tour.


Sunday | May 4 | 2:30 pm
Feminist Bookclub
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 Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women’s Prisons by Ayelet Waldman and Robin Levi. Email for more info: feministbookclubnyc@gmail.com.


Monday | May 5 | 7 pm
Rethinking the South African crisis
With Gill Hart


Tuesday | May 6 | 9:30 – 10:45 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: uscherrer@verizon.net


Wednesday | May 7 | 7 pm
Dia Felix Celebrates the Release of Nochita
The latest novel in the City Lights/Sister Spit series! Nochita is a poetic novel dazzling in its detail, stylistically daring, by turns hallucinatory, darkly funny and brutally real. At its heart is the singular voice of Nochita, daughter to a divorced new age guru, half feral child, half absurdist prophet wandering through the cracks of California’s counter-culture.


Thursday | May 8 | 7 pm
Lenelle Moïse Celebrates the Release of Haiti Glass
The latest poetry collection in the City Lights/Sister Spit series! In her debut collection of verse and prose, Lenelle Moïse moves deftly between memories of growing up as a Haitian immigrant in the suburbs of Boston, to bearing witness to brutality and catastrophe, to intellectual, playful explorations of pop culture. With rhythmic poetry and intimate prose, Haiti Glass offers an unflinching look at disaster, desire, and death-defying love.


Friday | May 9 | 7 pm
Book launch party for Arthur Nersesian and Eric Charles May
Join us for the book launch party for downtown NYC legend Arthur Nersesian and Chicago novelist Eric Charles May, presented by Akashic Books and Dark Passage. Steeped in the recent history of New York, from the relentless gentrification continually reshaping the city to the psychic aftermath of 9/11, Nersesian’s “Gladyss of the Hunt” is an unorthodox crime novel features an oddball pair of cops confronted with a complex and baffling case. Eric Charles May’s “Bedrock Faith” is deeply engaging debut novel about a morality clash in an insular Chicago neighborhood, which has received raves from Oprah Magazine (“A Top Ten Book to Pick Up Now”), Publishers Weekly (Notable African-American title), Booklist (starred review), Library Journal (a Best Debut), and elsewhere.


Monday | May 12 | 7pm
#GrowFierce: 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 | May 13 | 9:30 – 10:45 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: uscherrer@verizon.net


Wednesday | May 14 | 7 pm
Margaux Williamson: Seeing Everything with Mark Greif
This May, painter, filmmaker and critic Margaux Williamson publishes her first book, I Could See Everything. Filled with dozens of paintings, alongside essays by Chris Kraus, Leanne Shapton, David Balzer, Mark Greif and the show’s theoretical curator, Ann Marie Peña, the book is an in-depth art catalogue for an exhibit that never existed. On May 14, n+1 co-founder Mark Greif talks to artist Margaux Williamson about her paintings, her film Teenager Hamlet and her conceptual movie reviews at Bluestockings. Come see the painter about whom Miranda July says, “like all my favourite art, these paintings bring out that covetous feeling – I want to wear them, dance to them, show them off as an example of how life feels to me: dirty, dumb, terrifying, spiritual and so funny.”


Thursday | May 15 | 7 pm
More Than Two to Tango: Argentine Tango Immigrants in New York City
With Dr. Anahí Viladrich
The world of Argentine tango presents a glamorous façade of music and movement. Yet the immigrant artists whose livelihoods depend on the US tango industry receive little attention beyond their enigmatic public personas. Author Anahi Viladrich will read short excerpts from her book More Than Two to Tango, which offer a detailed portrait of Argentine immigrants for whom tango is both an art form and a means of survival.


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