Events Calendar

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


 

Sunday | January 18 | 7pm
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!

Tuesday | January 20 | 9:30am
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Sherrer
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.

***CANCELLED THIS WEEK DUE TO SNOWSTORM***
Tuesday | January 27 | 9:30am
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Sherrer

***CANCELLED DUE TO SNOWSTORM***
Tuesday | January 27 | 7pm
Women’s / Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike

Thursday | January 29 | 7pm
“Manning Up” Book Tour 
With Mitch Kellaway and Trystan Cotton
Join indie trans/queer publisher Transgress Press’ Mitch Kellaway and Trystan Cotten as they read from the most expansive anthology published on trans men’s stories: Manning Up: Transsexual Men on Finding Brotherhood Family & Themselves. Afterwords, hear from local trans authors reading from their works.

Friday | January 30 | 7pm
Re-Telling it Slant: Reclaiming Identities and Rewriting Histories
With Wendy Barnes, Red Washburn, Wazina Zondon, Anwar Uhuru, Christina Olivares, Amy Karp, Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz
This inclusive event showcases the voices of seven feminist writer and educators, based in NYC, celebrating their existing and forthcoming work. Their writing explores various themes, including the intersections of feminism, queerness, faith, and spirituality; inherited memory, racial, familial, and genealogical meaning, and intercultural experience; and oppression, fragmentation, representation, and politicization.

Saturday | January 31 | 7pm
The Animals’ Battalion presents: The Witness
With Julie O’Connor
Please join us for a screening of The Witness. In this award- winning documentary, Eddie Lama explains how he feared and avoided animals for most of his life, until the love of a kitten opened his heart, inspiring him to rescue abandoned animals and bring his message of compassion to the streets of New York. With humor and sincerity, Eddie tells the story of his remarkable change in consciousness.

Sunday | February 1 | 2pm
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 we will be reading This Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Email for more info: feministbookclubnyc@gmail.com.

Sunday | February 1 | 7pm
Words of Wisdom from Wising Up Press
Wising Up Press began publishing
With Céline Keating and Stephanie Hart

thematic anthologies in 2007. These anthologies explore “writing for insight,” creating a
kind of meeting place where diverse voices muse on topics of social concern. As a
press, Wising Up “has a clear social mission, the fostering of an appreciation of
difference and the challenges and rewards of pluralism, and, most importantly, an
interest in the role that art, particularly story, can play in making it easier for us do this.

Monday | February 2 | 7pm
Feminism 101
With Feminist Dialogue

Join Feminist Dialogue for a participatory workshop on the basic tenants of feminism, and why it’s relevant today.

Tuesday | February 3 | 9:30am
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Sherrer
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 | February 3 | 7pm
I Am Not A Slut
With Leora Tanenbaum and Elissa Shappell

Author Leora Tanenbaum will read from, sign copies, and answer questions about her highly-anticipated new book, I AM NOT A SLUT. In I AM NOT A SLUT: Slut-Shaming in the Age of the Internet, Tanenbaum reveals the shocking personal experiences with slut-bashing of girls in high school, college, and their mid-twenties. She interviews teachers, school administrators, social workers involved in at-risk teen girls’ sexual health, and academics studying adolescent sexuality. Tanenbaum shares new research and offers fresh insights on how slut-shaming has changed in the digital age.

Wednesday | February 4 | 7pm
Bluestockings Education Project presents the Icarus Project Radical Mental Health Series Mad Maps: Paths to Personal Transformation and Collective Liberation

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.

Thursday | February 5 | 7pm
Vintage Black Glamour
With Nichelle Gainer

Vintage Black Glamour is a special edition, sumptuously clothbound, hardback book that revels in the rarely seen photographic archives and private collections of early Black stars of stage, screen and page. Author Nichelle Gainer presents stunning historic photographs and insightful biographies of powerful, determined and inspirational actors, dancers, writers, performers and models who worked in the 20th-century entertainment business. Their stories are celebrated in this groundbreaking book.

Saturday | February 7 | 2pm
Ukulele Workshop (Bluestockings Education Project Workshop Series)

Come learn how to play the Ukulele, or have fun learning new radical folk songs, collaborating and co-learning with other ukulele players at this workshop facilitated Bluestockings volunteer and ukulele aficionado Daniel Lightfoot. Open to all levels from beginner to ukulele master. Please bring a ukulele if you have one, but if you don’t that is okay too. We will continue to meet the last sat of every month. This workshop is part of a new series of events, workshops, and classes coordinated by the Bluestockings Education Project.

Sunday | February 8 | 12:30pm
Radical Educator Meetup

Join a group of educators of all settings for a discussion of pedagogical values and practices. Please contact bluestockingsraded@gmail.com for more information.

Tuesday | February 10 | 9:30am
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Sherrer

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 | February 10 | 7pm
STOPSLUT A book launch for SLUT: A Play and Guidebook for Combatting Sexism and Sexual Violence
With Katie Cappiello and Meg McInerney

Remember the slut at your school? Whether used as a slur or reclaimed as an expression of sexy confidence, this word has been used as an acceptable excuse for rape, bullying, and the sexual double standard. In the spirit of The Vagina Monologues, this riveting, critically acclaimed play, written in collaboration with New York City high school students, sheds light on enduring feminist issues. The play is accompanied by production notes, a guide for talk-backs, and provocative essays by Carol Gilligan, Jennifer Baumgardner, and Rachel Simmons of the Girls Leadership Institute, among others, providing the resources to inspire change within our communities and ourselves.

Wednesday | February 11 | 7pm
Orgasm Photographs and Interviews by Daylight
With Linda Troeller and Marion Schneider

Orgasm: Photographs and Interviews involved the participation of 25 women of different ages, nationalities, and cultural and social backgrounds who opened their bodies and minds to share intimate stories about their own experiences achieving orgasm independently and with their partners. The safe environment Troeller and Schneider created enabled the collaborators to deliver extraordinarily candid revelations about their sexual and erotic lives from the early years through the present day. Schneider asked each subject the same five questions and audiotaped her answers. Troeller photographed the women immediately after their responses to capture their spontaneous emotional and physical states. In this event author Linda Troeller will talk about the work and show a selection of prints from her portfolio.

Thursday | February 12 | 7pm
Red Umbrella Project release for Prose & Lore: Collected Sex Work Memoir Stories, Issues 1-5
The Red Umbrella Project, A Brooklyn based non-profit that aims to amplify the voices of people in the sex trades through media, advocacy, and storytelling, is celebrating the release of the 5th issue of its’ literary journal Prose & Lore. Prose & Lore features memoirs from people in all aspects of the sex industry and the 5th is a combination of new memoirs and selected stories from past issues

Sunday | February 15 | 7pm
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!


 

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