Events Calendar

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


Tuesday | September 1 | 9:30am
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. In winter the space can be a bit cool, so bring a blanket and/or a shawl. There are Yoga mats at Bluestocking available for use. In addition to her skills and expertise as a Yoga teacher Ursuala is also a Pranayama Healer (certified by David Elliott) and certified Qi Gong instructor. In her classes and workshops she brings together the experiences and knowledge of the different parts of her life to inspire her students to find their own unique way of being. This ongoing class is part of the Bluestockings Education Project, for more information or to submit a class or workshop proposal email educationproject@bluestockings.com

Tuesday | September 1 | 7pm
Avolum StorySlam: On Bodies
Parallel to Bluestocking’s mission to “support movements that challenge hierarchy and all systems of oppression,” the Avodah Alumni community is a network of folks who are deeply committed to upending systems of oppression through direct-service work with communities most affected by systemic oppression. Through this event in particular we aim to amplify the voices of women and trans folks in challenging cultural norms and expectations around bodies. Join alumni of Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps for their first city-wide StorySlam, On Bodies. Five alumni will share their own original short stories on this theme followed by solidarity schmoozing. All are welcome regardless of Avodah or service corp affiliation, gender, political persuasion and familiarity.

Wednesday | September 2 | 7pm
Bluestockings Education Project presents the Icarus Project Radical Mental Health Workshop Series: Explorations in Personal Transformation and Collective Liberation
Join NYC Icarus organizer Christine Guryev and friends as they share stories and information about their favorite plant allies for mood and mind! See, smell and discuss the likes of nettle, oatstraw, motherwort and ashwaganda. We will also be sampling infusions, herbal concoctions and herbs for sale courtesy of the Herb Shoppe of Brooklyn. Their very own Jacqui Daniels will be enlightening us with adaptogens and more!
For more information about this month’s event see: http://nycicarus.org

Thursday | September 3 | 7pm
Self Defense Workshop
As a short, introductory night-course, we will be covering the usual areas one would find in a martial arts class (stretching, conditioning, technique, theory), but in a context that uses the experiences of attendees to shape the direction of the class. I am very interested in creating an inclusive discussion that would allow for each attendee to find their own motivation for their being a part of the class, with the hope that each individual’s motivations and drives will benefit the environment of the class as a whole. Add in some sweat, shadow boxing, and maybe a dance break or two and you have a challenging but accessible and confidence-boosting good time for all! This event is reserved to those identifying as female, trans, or genderqueer.

Saturday | September 5 | 2pm
Support Group for the End of the World
The mountain of mainstream scientific evidence indicating the world has entered its sixth great extinction event continues to grow. The more we learn about the Anthropocene, the geologic era created by human industrial activity, the more probable it seems homo-sapiens sapiens, the wise, wise ape, will not be escaping unaffected.
To belong to such a time is to feel bastardized by fate. It is a basic human psychological need to have hope in a better future, and people living today – in particular young people living today – are having a hard time finding legitimate reasons to put any kind of faith in tomorrow.
This group is not intended to discourage action on the issue or to inspire despair, but instead to offer support for people who are carrying the weight of worry around with them on a daily basis.

Monday | September 7 | 7pm
Neurotic Beauty: An Outsider Look at Japan
With Morris Berman
Neurotic Beauty is a remarkable reevaluation of Japan’s role in the modern world. It offers a new interpretation of the events leading up to the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima, and explores Japanese psychology, philosophy, pop culture, and craft tradition. The book concludes with a possible prediction, that Japan might surprise us, and turn out to be the frontrunner in the development of post-capitalist alternatives in the 21st century.

Tuesday | September 8 | 9:30am
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. In winter the space can be a bit cool, so bring a blanket and/or a shawl. There are Yoga mats at Bluestocking available for use. In addition to her skills and expertise as a Yoga teacher Ursuala is also a Pranayama Healer (certified by David Elliott) and certified Qi Gong instructor. In her classes and workshops she brings together the experiences and knowledge of the different parts of her life to inspire her students to find their own unique way of being. This ongoing class is part of the Bluestockings Education Project, for more information or to submit a class or workshop proposal email educationproject@bluestockings.com

Tuesday | September 8 | 7pm
Again and Again: A Conversation on Ending Sexual Violence Against Women
With Ellen Bravo, Salamishah Tillet, and Ted Bunch
It’s time to stop telling women how to avoid being raped and create real solutions to end violence against women and girls. Join the conversation with Ellen Bravo, long-time feminist activist and author of the new novel, Again and Again; artist, survivor and scholar Salamishah Tillet; and Ted Bunch, co-founder and co-director of A Call to Men.

Thursday | September 10 | 7:30pm
Self Defense Meditation
A free meditation workshop with dance music, black lights and diffraction glasses? Hell yes! You will learn meditation techniques so simple and effective they can be used in the midst of extreme stress, anxiety, depression and to increase focus. In addition you will learn about the psychology and neuroscientific basis of meditation and you’ll practice self-defense meditation during video loops of hurricanes and crowded subway cars. Whatever oppression you face, self-defense meditation can help!

Friday | September 11 | 7pm
Lose Hate, Not Weight
With Virgie Tovar and Cassie J. Sneider
Virgie Tovar is a fat activist, Buzzfeed contributor, and the editor of Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion. Cassie J. Sneider is the author of that article on manspreading your gamer cousin in Tampa really hated. Together they are going to discuss body image and learning to love yourself in a world designed to make you scream at every turn.

Saturday | September 12 | 7pm
Free Peltier
With NYC Free Peltier
Please join us for a showing of the film “Warrior: The Story of Leonard Peltier.” Leonard is a Native American political prisoner locked away for life in the U.S. prison system, convicted of a crime he did not commit during a bloody shootout on the Pine Ridge Reservation in 1975. Around the world his trial and conviction have been denounced as a sham. Please join us and sign a birthday card to Leonard and a letter to President Obama asking for executive clemency.

Sunday | September 13 | 12:30pm
Radical Educators Meetup
Join a group of educators engaged in inquiry of critical texts for a meetup and collaborative discussion of pedagogical values and practices. We will be discussing Jonathan Kozol’s “The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America” in the months of September and October. Please contact bluestockingsraded@gmail.com for more information.

Sunday | September 13 | 2:30pm
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 will be reading Amy Poehler’s “Yes Please” for the month of September. Please contact feministbookclubnyc@gmail.com for more information.

Sunday | September 13 | 7pm
Chainmail Bikini: The Anthology of Women Gamers
Chainmail Bikini is an anthology of comics by and about female gamers! 40 cartoonists have contributed comics about the games they’re passionate about—from video games to tabletop role-playing to collectible card games. The comics in Chainmail Bikini explore the real-life impact of entering a fantasy world, how games can connect us with each other and teach us about ourselves.
NYC-based cartoonists will do a live reading of their contributions to Chainmail Bikini.

Tuesday | September 15 | 9:30am
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. In winter the space can be a bit cool, so bring a blanket and/or a shawl. There are Yoga mats at Bluestocking available for use. In addition to her skills and expertise as a Yoga teacher Ursuala is also a Pranayama Healer (certified by David Elliott) and certified Qi Gong instructor. In her classes and workshops she brings together the experiences and knowledge of the different parts of her life to inspire her students to find their own unique way of being. This ongoing class is part of the Bluestockings Education Project, for more information or to submit a class or workshop proposal email educationproject@bluestockings.com

Wednesday | September 16 | 7pm
New Slow City: Living Simply in the World’s Fastest City
With William Powers
Burned-out after years of development work around the world, William Powers spent a season in a 12-foot-by-12-foot cabin off the grid in North Carolina. Could he live a similarly minimalist way in New York City? To find out, Powers and his wife moved into a 350-square-foot “micro apartment” in Greenwich Village. While testing the viability of the counter-cultural Slow movement, Powers offers an inspiring exploration for anyone trying to make urban life more people- and planet-friendly.

Thursday | September 17 | 7pm
Occupy + 4: A Reading from the Occupiers
With Michael Gould-Wartofsky
Occupy Wall Street burst onto the stage of history in the fall of 2011. The occupiers filled the streets and squares of 1,500 towns and cities, until, one by one, they were forcibly evicted. Against the backdrop of the fourth anniversary of OWS, local author Michael Gould-Wartofsky will read from his new book, The Occupiers, tracing the occupation of Zuccotti Park—and some of its counterparts around the world—from inception to eviction and beyond.

Tuesday | September 22 | 9:30am
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. In winter the space can be a bit cool, so bring a blanket and/or a shawl. There are Yoga mats at Bluestocking available for use. In addition to her skills and expertise as a Yoga teacher Ursuala is also a Pranayama Healer (certified by David Elliott) and certified Qi Gong instructor. In her classes and workshops she brings together the experiences and knowledge of the different parts of her life to inspire her students to find their own unique way of being. This ongoing class is part of the Bluestockings Education Project, for more information or to submit a class or workshop proposal email educationproject@bluestockings.com

Thursday | September 24 | 7pm
NYC Book launch for Karen Finley’s Shock Treatment: 25th Anniversary Edition
Karen Finley will read and reflect on her classic 1990 book Shock Treatment, which includes many of the performance texts that were considered “obscene and indecent” at the time.This twenty-fifth anniversary expanded edition features a new introduction in which Finley reflects on publishing her first book as she became internationally known for being denied an NEA grant because of perceived obscenity in her work.

Friday | September 25 | 7pm
No Gods, No Masters, No Peripheries
With Raymond Craib and Barry Maxwell
Was anarchism in areas outside of Europe an import and a script to be mimicked? Was it perpetually at odds with other currents of the Left? How did anarchism and communism intersect? Why was the insurgent Left portrayed as insular, when it was in fact eclectic and capacious? In an informal and accessible conversation, Raymond Craib and Barry Maxwell will discuss these questions of geographical and political peripheries, presented in their new collection No Gods, No Masters, No Peripheries: Global Anarchisms, recently published by PM Press and the Institute for Comparative Modernities.

Tuesday | September 29 | 9:30am
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. In winter the space can be a bit cool, so bring a blanket and/or a shawl. There are Yoga mats at Bluestocking available for use. In addition to her skills and expertise as a Yoga teacher Ursuala is also a Pranayama Healer (certified by David Elliott) and certified Qi Gong instructor. In her classes and workshops she brings together the experiences and knowledge of the different parts of her life to inspire her students to find their own unique way of being. This ongoing class is part of the Bluestockings Education Project, for more information or to submit a class or workshop proposal email educationproject@bluestockings.com

Tuesday | September 29 | 7pm
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.
Featured Writers: Kim Morales & Bracha Nechama Bomze
Visit vittoriarepetto.wordpress.com for more information.

Wednesday | September 30 | 7pm
Barrio Rising: Urban Popular Politics & the Making of Modern Venezuela
With Alejandro Velasco
Beginning in the late 1950s political leaders in Venezuela built what they celebrated as Latin America’s most stable democracy. But in the gritty barrios of a rapidly urbanizing country, another politics was rising—unruly, contentious, and clamoring for inclusion. Based on years of research in Venezuela’s largest public housing community, Barrio Rising is the first in-depth history of urban popular politics before the Bolivarian Revolution, providing crucial context for understanding the democracy that emerged during the presidency of Hugo Chávez.

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