Events Calendar

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


Sunday | March 1 | 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. For March, we will be reading Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood Email for more info: feministbookclubnyc@gmail.com

Tuesday | March 3 | 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 at uscherrer@verizon.net

Tuesday | March 3 | 7 pm
An evening of Victor Serge & Anarchists Never Surrender with Mitch Abidor
Anarchists Never Surrender (PM Press, 2015) anthologizes Victor Serge’s previously unavailable texts on anarchism and fleshes out the portrait of this brilliant writer and thinker, a man I.F. Stone called one of the “moral figures of our time.” Join volume editor, Mitchell Abidor, to explore Victor Serge’s relationship to anarchism, from his teenage years in Brussels, where he became influenced by the doctrine of individualist anarchism, to key articles written for l’anarchie soon after his arrival in Paris in 1909, and beyond!

Wednesday | March 4 | 7 pm
Icarus Project Radical Mental Health Series Mad Maps: Paths to Personal Transformation and Collective Liberation (Bluestockings Education Project series)
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. This event, hosted monthly, is part of a series of events, workshops, and classes coordinated by the Bluestockings Education Project.

Friday | March 6 | 7 pm
Out in the Union: A Labor History of Queer America
Join us for readings and discussion of this new and lively history of labor and LGBT interests. Meet activists from among the 100 interviewed and enjoy their strong stories of organizing campaigns and innovative labor politics. Out in the Union “flips our standard readings, while suggesting powerful ways forward for the American workforce….Frank’s book couldn’t have come at a better time.” (Kate Redburn, Dissent)

Saturday | March 7 | 2 pm
Ukulele Workshop (Bluestockings Education Project 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. This workshop, hostd monthly, is part of a new series of events, workshops, and classes coordinated by the Bluestockings Education Project.

Sunday | March 8 | 12:30 pm
Radical Educators Meetup
Join a group of educators of all settings for a discussion of pedagogical values and practices. March and April’s book will be Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks. Please contact bluestockingsraded@gmail.com for more information.

Sunday | March 8 | 7 pm
Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years, 1960-1975
With Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
In 1967-68, at the height of the civil rights, anti war, and New Left movements, young women furious at their marginalization in those movements rose up and formed what they called the Women’s Liberation Movement. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz was one of these women. Having grown up rural, poor, and part-Indian in Oklahoma, she did not fit the profile of a 1960s movement activist, and her point of view was at variance.

Tuesday | March 10 | 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 at uscherrer@verizon.net

Tuesday | March 10 | 7 pm
Vera’s Will by Shelley Ettinger
With Shelley Ettinger
Longtime lesbian activist Shelley Ettinger reads from her novel Vera’s Will.​ In a time before anyone dares dream love is a right, Vera Steiner loses everything she loves. Decades later, her granddaughter throws herself into the liberation struggle, never knowing her own grandmother’s secret shame.
“A beautifully written family saga with a twist”–Michael Nava, author of The City of Palaces
“Captivating … unflinching in its political passion”–Ellen Meeropol, author of On Hurricane Island

Wednesday | March 11 | 7 pm
Vessel – Film Screening
Vessel is a film about Dutch physician Rebecca Gomperts and Women on Waves, the organization she founded to challenge anti-abortion laws around the world. She started with an innovative idea: to provide abortions on a ship in offshore waters. Women on Waves experiences setbacks almost from the beginning, but with each setback comes a more refined mission. The film was an Official Selection at DOC NYC and won an Audience Award at SXSW. Director/producer Diana Whitten will participate in a Q&A session after the screening.

Friday | March 13 | 7 pm
The Girls of Usually
With Lori Horvitz

Lori Horvitz grew up ashamed of her Jewish roots, confused about her sexuality, and idolizing the “shiksa in her living room,” a blonde all-American girl whose photo came in a double frame and was displayed next to a family photo from a bar mitzvah. Unable to join the “happy blonde families,” she becomes a “hippie chick” who travels the world in search of … something. Horvitz will read from her book, The Girls of Usually, hailed as “deeply intimate and wickedly funny.”

Sunday | March 15 | 1 pm
Forum for Feminist Discussion of Masculinity
The Forum for Feminist Discussion of Masculinity is a safe space to discuss the gendered expectations placed on men and boys in a patriarchal society, and how these have affected, and continue to affect, all of us. The forum is open to all, inclusive of gender and level of knowledge of the subject matter.

Sunday | March 15 | 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!

Sunday | March 15 | 7 pm
Critical Practice in Librarianship: Critical Journeys Book Discussion
This is a book discussion dedicated to building a dialog around Critical Journeys: How 14 Librarians Came to Embrace Critical Practice, edited by Robert Schroeder (Library Juice Press, 2014). What did we learn from these interviews and how can we support critical practice in our own lives? What does critical practice look like? All are welcome; you don’t need to be an information professional to participate. Please have read the book.

Tuesday | March 17 | 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 at uscherrer@verizon.net

Friday | 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
“Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia”: Voices From the British Psychological Society
With the Icarus Project, Anne Cooke, and Professor Peter Kinderman
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
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 at 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
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.

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. For more information please contact Ursula Scherrer at 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.


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