We host events nearly every night. Bluestockings’ events are wheelchair accessible and have seating available for attendees.
Sunday | November 16 | 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!
****NO YOGA UNTIL DECEMBER- CLASSES RESUME DEC 2ND****
Tuesday | November 18 | 7pmm
The Multispecies Salon presents: Edible Companions
With Eben Kirksey
Edible companions will be served up at this special Multispecies Salon event. Audience members will get to sample some of the unusual recipes from this book that illuminates how diverse organisms are entangled in political, economic, and cultural systems. Acorn mush, a bitter medicine, contains the promise of resurrecting endangered lifeways amidst human genocide and ecological disaster. Human cheese illustrates a story of multispecies collaborations among mammals, microbes, and other companion species.
Thursday | November 20 | 7pm
Qiu Miaojin and Last Words from Montmartre
With Ari Larissa Heinrich
“I’d put Last Words in a category that includes much of Kathy Acker and Henry Miller. Stein, too. Their goals were very different, but what they made was art with a demonstration in mind more than narrative please.” —Eileen Myles, Bookforum
Come hear the Ari Larissa Heinrich, the translator of Last Words from Montmartre by Qiu Miaojin, discuss the book, Qiu’s life and work, and the process of translating it from Chinese.
Friday | November 21 | 7pm
HMI Women Speak presents, “Raindrops” a reading of our zine, issue #2
Young people from The Hetrick-Martin Institute will be reading excerpts from their second zine project, entitled “Raindrops”. HMI Women Speak is a women identified group of leaders that are determined to support community health and develop dialogue on how women stay safe and powerful. In our weekly Lesbian Lounge, we offer a space for lesbians and women loving women concerns, issues, love, and resiliency. We meet every Friday at HMI.
Saturday | November 22 | 7pm
ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD: Viewing and Discussion with Director
With Lia Tarachansky
Israeli-Russian journalist Lia Tarachansky will present her recently released documentary ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD about Israeli collective denial of the events of 1948 and the root of the conflict with the Palestinians.
Sunday | November 23 | 7pm
This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids: A Question & Answer Guide to Everyday Life
With Kristin Russo and Danniel Owens-Reid
Everyone is Gay co-founders Kristin Russo and Dannielle Owens-Reid have just released This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids, an advice book for parents of LGBTQ youth. This November and December Kristin and Dannielle are hitting the road on a 21-city Family Is tour promoting their book and engaging with parents, families, and community members around issues of coming out. The Family Is tour will be at Bluestockings on Sunday November 23rd at 7pm.
Monday | November 24 | 7pm
Ending the Unending War in Afghanistan: The US Occupation of Afghanistan from both sides
Ex-Army Ranger Rory Fanning and National Book Award nominee Anand Gopal will examine the ongoing US Occupation of Afghanistan and imperialism throughout the middle east. A conscientious objector, Fanning will discuss the emotional and social consequences of rejecting the mission of an elite fighting forces in the world. Days before Fanning left, his Pat Tillman’s death by friendly fire was covered up. Fanning honored Tillman’s legacy by crossing the United States on foot.
****NO YOGA UNTIL DECEMBER- CLASSES RESUME DEC 2ND****
Tuesday | November 25 | 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
Thursday | November 27
Bluestockings is closed for Thanksgiving!
Sunday | November 30 | 7pm
Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition
With Glen Coulthard
Red Skin, White Masks. In this work of critically engaged political theory that challenges the now commonplace assumption that settler-colonization can be reconciled through a process of cultural recognition and accommodation. In light of this colonial impasse, Coulthard sets out to explore a radically decolonial politics that is less oriented around attaining an affirmative form of recognition and institutional accommodation by the colonial-state and society, and more about critically revaluing, reconstructing and redeploying Indigenous cultural practices in ways that seek to prefigure radical alternatives to settler-colonization.
Monday | December 1 | 7pm
#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 | December 2 | 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 | December 2 | 7pm
Maya Schenwar and Marshall “Eddie” Conway: Locked Down, Locked Out Book Launch!
With Maya Schenwar and Marshall “Eddie” Conway
Author Maya Schenwar will read from her recently released book (Locked Down, Locked Out) and discuss the impact of prison on families and communities–and how people around the country are taking action to create a world beyond prison. Marshall “Eddie” Conway, former Black Panther and author of the recently rereleased Marshall Law, will speak about his time behind bars, FBI surveillance, and political action in prison.
Wednesday | December 3 | 7pm
Snidelines: Talking Trash to Power
With Susie Day
Saturday | December 6 | 2pm
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.
Saturday | December 6 | 7pm
Selling Our Death Masks: Cash-for-Gold in the Age of Austerity
With Yesenia Barragan
Activist, historian, and writer Yesenia Barragan will read from her new book “Selling Our Death Masks: Cash-for-Gold in the Age of Austerity” (Zero Books, 2014): a radical historical ethnography on the meaning of a fundamentally new physical landscape of our age of austerity: cash-for-gold shops that numerically exploded in the wake of the worst economic crisis of our times.
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