Events Calendar

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


Tuesday | July 15 | 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. For more information please contact Ursula Scherrer.

Wednesday | July 16 | 7 pm
Who Is Black Panther Jamil Al Amin: An Emergency Meeting

Long time revolutionary and political prisoner Imam Jamil Al Amin is in critical medical condition. Join us as we discuss his life in the civil rights and black power movements as H. Rap Brown, his community work in Atlanta in the 80s and 90s, and what needs to be done immediately for him to receive the appropriate medical attention.

Thursday | July 17 | 7 pm
Partners in Passion: A Guide to Great Sex, Emotional Intimacy, and Long-Term Love
With Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson

The Secrets of Relationship Happiness Might Surprise You!
• Infatuation is not love – it is New Relationship Energy
• One + One = Three – nurture your relationship, and it will grow and thrive.
• Communication is important, but talking is overrated – body language and connecting non-verbally creates deep connections.
• Falling in love is an experience that you can consciously recreate on a daily basis, making your partnership a never-ending adventure.

Friday | July 18 | 7 pm
Poetry Reading with Brian Teare and Greg Wrenn
With Brian Teare and Greg Wrenn

Queer poets Brian Teare and Greg Wrenn read from their recent books. Teare’s ecopoetic Companion Grasses is what Julianna Spahr calls “a love poem to California… one of the most beautiful and moving books that I’ve read. Full of seriousness… full of care.”Centaur, Wrenn’s debut collection, finds a man undergoing surgery to become a centaur; other poems speak in voices as varied as Robert Mapplethorpe and Hercules.

Saturday | July 19 | 7 pm
Screening: Drowned Out

Following an Adivasi community from the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, Drowned Out draws attention to how the damming of the Narmada River is related to displacement and endemic inequality. Featuring notable activists such as Arundati Roy, this documentary covers how India’s indigenous peoples’ reliance on common land and water clashes with the government’s vision of privatized development.

Sunday | July 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!

Tuesday | July 22 | 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. For more information please contact Ursula Scherrer.

***CANCELLED***
Tuesday | July 22 | 7 pm
Nerd Grrrl Series Returns!

Wednesday | July 23 | 7 pm
Book Reading and Signing: Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China
With Leta Hong Fincher

Join author and expert on Gender relations in China, Leta Hong Fincher for a reading from her recently released book, Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China. Leftover Women debunks the popular myth that women have fared well as a result of post-socialist China’s economic reforms and breakneck growth. Laying out the structural discrimination against women in China will speak to broader problems with China’s economy, politics, and development.

Saturday | July 26 | 7 pm
Visionary Literature: Two New Indie Books Claim Space
With Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela, Andrea Walls, and Rasheedah Phillips

We know the literary world is not immune to the racism and inequality all around us. And we know we can do better. This reading and panel discussion will explore how two small, independent presses in Philadelphia are exploring issues of race, gender, literature, and a better future. Join us for a short reading and a discussion about new visions for literature today and into the future, and to celebrate the release of these two new books.

Sunday | July 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.

Sunday | July 27 | 7 pm
Why Torture (Still) Matters – And What We Can Do About It
With Rebecca Gordon

In her new book, Mainstreaming Torture, Rebecca Gordon argues that September 11 did not “change everything.” Institutionalized state torture remains as wrong today as it was on the day before those terrible attacks. Furthermore, U.S. practices during the “war on terror” are rooted in a history that began long before September 11, a history that includes both support for torture regimes abroad and the use of torture in American jails and prisons. But we can stop it. This event is co-sponsored by Amnesty International USA.

Tuesday | July 29 | 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. For more information please contact Ursula Scherrer.

Tuesday | July 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.

Saturday | August 2 | 2:30 pm
Gotham Radical History Reading Group

Each month we discuss texts which challenge conventional notions of human affairs across time. We look to mind contemporary and past political-economic influences upon history and to ask where a historical understanding not divorced from our communities’ experiences, traditions and struggles might be found. The public is cordially invited to join us on the first Saturday of each month.

Sunday | August 3 | 2:30 pm
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. Email for more info: feministbookclubnyc@gmail.com.

Monday | August 4 | 7 pm
Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night
With Barbara J. Taylor & Kaylie Jones

Join Barbara J. Taylor and Kaylie Jones to celebrate the release of Taylor’s debut, Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night, the latest in Akashic’s Kaylie Jones Books imprint. Based on a haunting family story, the novel brings readers into the heart of the early–twentieth century mining community in Scranton, PA. Barbara J. Taylor will read a short excerpt from her novel; participate in a discussion with Kaylie Jones; answer questions; and sign books.

Tuesday | August 5 | 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. For more information please contact Ursula Scherrer.

Sunday | August 10 | 12:30 pm
Radical Educators Meet Up

Join a group of educators engaged in inquiry of critical texts for a meetup and collaborative discussion of pedagogical values and practices. Please bring an article or an excerpt to contribute. Please contact bluestockingsraded@gmail.com for more information.

Monday | August 11 | 7pm
Women On The Fringe

Live teaser performances from some of the shows in the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival, FringeNYC, which features around 200 productions performing downtown from August 8-24. Shows scheduled to appear include “Does this Dress Make Me Look Alone?” “Confessions of Old Lady #2″ and “Murder, Margaret, and Me.”

Tuesday | August 12 | 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. For more information please contact Ursula Scherrer.


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