Events Calendar

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

Wednesday | March 20 | 7 PM
Ofrenda: Liliana Wilson’s Art of Dissidence and Dreams: A Reading
Ofrenda: Liliana Wilson’s Art of Dissidence and Dreams is an anthology that gathers 60 color images by Chilean American artivist Liliana Wilson and essays by art historians and others on her artwork. Among those who will be present to speak about the collection will be the editor, Norma E. Cantú, Wilson and contributors to the book.

Monday | March 23 | 7 PM
Icarus Project & The British Psychological Society
We think that the radical idea that ‘psychosis’ can be understood and treated in the same way as other psychological problems has the potential to revolutionize our mental health services. In the past we have often seen drugs as the most important form of treatment. Whilst they have a place, we now need to concentrate on helping each person to make sense of their experiences and find the support that works for them. Perhaps one day, too, the default approach in psychosis services will be a psychological one, with a psychological formulation driving every decision and the content of every conversation. We hope that our document will also contribute to a sea change in attitudes so that rather than being seen as somehow alien and stigmatised, people who experience psychosis will find those around them accepting, open-minded and willing to help.

Tuesday | March 24 | 9:30 AM
Kudalini 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. 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

Tuesday | March 24 | 7 PM
Great weather for MEDIA presents poetry and prose by Jane Ormerod, Chavisa Woods and Aimee Herman
NYC press great weather for MEDIA is presenting an evening celebrating their latest book by Aimee Herman, great weather founding editor and poet Jane Ormerod and novelist/poet Chavisa Woods.

Thursday | March 26 | 7 PM
This Bridge Called My Back is Back! A Reading from the long-awaited 2015 Edition.

Coeditor, Cherríe Moraga, and contributors — Cheryl Clarke, Aurora Levins Morales, Mirtha Quintanales & others — rejoin, more than 30 years later, in celebration of this expanded collection of “Writings by Radical Women of Color.” The new edition contains an extensive new introduction and afterword by Moraga, along with a previously unpublished statement by Gloria Anzaldúa. It also includes visual artists whose work was produced during the same period as Bridge, including Betye Saar, Ana Mendieta, and Yolanda López.

Friday | March 27 | 7 PM
L.E.S CYPH/ Open Mic [BRING YOUR BEST BARS]
An event calling out all rappers, poets and the in-between to show off their talent, and an opportunity to bring Hip-Hop Culture to the Lower East Side.

Monday | March 30 | 7 PM
Organisation of the Organisationless.
Collective Action After Networks Book Launch
With Rodrigo Nunes
A talk by and discussion with Rodrigo Nunes on his book, Organisation of the Organisationless. Collective Action After Networks (Post-Media Lab/Mute, 2014).  Rejecting the dichotomy of centralism and horizontalism that has deeply marked millennial politics, the book’s close analysis of network systems demonstrates how organising within contemporary social and political movements exists somewhere between – or beyond – the two. It is by developing the strategic potentials that are already immanent to networks, Nunes argues, that contemporary solutions to the question of organization can be developed.

Tuesday | March 31 | 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. 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

Tuesday | March 31 | 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.

Check out Bluestockings’ Safer Space Policy for guidelines on how to help Bluestockings be a supportive environment during events and at all times.