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Check out our Safer Space Policy and Events Guidelines to help Bluestockings be a supportive and safe environment for all who attend and participate. This means including trigger warnings when discussing or presenting triggering subjects (e.g. sexual abuse, physical violence, or encounters with police), and making space for folks who experience marginalization.

May
21
Mon
Self-Defense Workshop with POP Gym
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Palm Heels for the people! Don’t get that joke? No worries! Come by this FREE workshop to learn some introductory skills that will keep you feeling safe. We’ll be covering the basics: stretching, conditioning, technique, and theory, with the hope that participants will leave with some super useful foundations that will aid them in the day-to-day. Mix that in with some sweat and some movement, and you’ll have an accessible and confidence-boosting good time for all. Whether you are a beginner, or someone with experience, come work it out with us!

Open to all ages! Participants should wear clothing in which they are comfortable stretching and sweating.

POP Gym is a new project, working towards opening a physical space in Brooklyn that offers free self-defense, fitness, and skill share classes 7 days a week. As we continue planning, we invite you to come by any of our events this summer! Our workshops have been described as, “fun”, “holistic” and “empowering”, and for any questions, comments, or inquiries for future workshops for you or your organizations, email us at info@popgym.org

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/popgym-self?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.2473ofsog9gb4sjhko2gmmnt84&hs=121

May
22
Tue
t4tech
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

t4tech is a series of free coding, software engineering, and web development workshops that centers transgender and allied people.
Join us for a live workshop in web development. Together we’ll build a website in real time using HTML5, CSS3, and the evergreen Javascript framework jQuery. Bring your laptops to build a website along with us and get in-person feedback and troubleshooting! (laptops not required). We will also cover free and alternative sources to host websites, and how to begin your digital portfolio.

May
23
Wed
The New York Health Act – A Fair and Just Healthcare System for All
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Come and join the movement around the New York Health Act which will guarantee comprehensive, universal health coverage for every New Yorker! We need to fight back against the congressional attacks on affordable healthcare nationally and organize in New York for a healthcare system that guarantees coverage for all of us. We have never been so close to winning universal healthcare! The bill passed the NYS Assembly three years in a row, and nearly a majority of the State Senate is now in support. Please join us for a short movie presentation on what this legislation would mean for you, your loved ones, your community and how you can get involved.

May
24
Thu
Stephanie Elizondo Griest with All the Agents and Saints
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Stephanie Elizondo Griest relays her experience of going home to South Texas to discover the steel wall that now divides her ancestral land, then finds a similar situation on the New York/Canada border. In All the Agents and Saints, she weaves these stories together into a meditation on the existential impact of international borderlines and the people who live there.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/stephanie?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.7ug8eujsq4334hbpbj5ki5qhck&hs=121

May
26
Sat
Book launch and reading for the Hookah Girl and Other True Stories
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

In this current political climate, being a Palestinian is a hazard. However, there are common grounds where East meets West. “The Hookah Girl” is a semi-autobiographical graphic novel of a childhood as a Christian Palestinian in America.

“Marguerite Dabaie navigates the swirling confluence of Palestinian heritage and American culture in these proud, poignant, and humorous stories of her upbringing.”

Joe Sacco, author of “Palestine” and “Footnotes in Gaza”

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
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May
27
Sun
Deep Yoga and Journaling
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

You are invited to join Sharyn Hahn’s Deep Yoga-Journaling experience.You will be led through some warm-up poses and a vinyasa flow as well as several short meditations, creative visualization, and intention-setting writing or sketching activities. You will leave feeling more flexible, relaxed, energized, with a mantra that you can carry with you throughout the week. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one, and we do have some if you need to borrow one for the class. Also bring a journal and something to write with. We will be writing a few times during the class, and if you prefer to sketch or want to do both, that is awesome! Wear comfortable clothing, and feel free to bring a warm or cool drink to keep you hydrated (with a secure lid). All levels are welcome. If you have never done yoga you will be able to participate as well. Namaste.

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Social Justice Tours: Queer history of the Village tour
May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

NOTE: THIS EVENT DOES NOT TAKE PLACE AT BLUESTOCKINGS!

Writer, storyteller, and queer legend Jay Toole leads folks on a walking tour of the West Village, stopping at important places along the way sharing personal stories, and historical moments. Hear more about the neighborhood through stories about historic lesbian bars, the Women’s House of D (Detention), homelessness in Washington Square park, the mafia’s connection to local gay bars and much more. Sign up at www.socialjusticetours.com

May
28
Mon
The Hookup NYC
May 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sex Education is our kink. Come talk to folks from Hetrick-Martin Institute and let us give you the hook up to PrEP, testing and other sexual health services. Free condoms will be available on-site. 

Get On the Stage
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Get On the Stage is an open mic based around uplifting and centering the voices of Queer/Trans People of Color, Trans, Two Spirit, Gender Non-Conforming, Non-Binary, Intersex and anyone who falls under these labels . Speakers can bring poems, prose, music, stand-up and spoken word of any kind. Cis white queer folks are prohibited from participating but are encouraged to attend to support and help boost the voices of marginalized speakers.

May
30
Wed
Social Justice Tours: Trump Tour
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

NOTE: THIS EVENT DOES NOT TAKE PLACE AT BLUESTOCKINGS!

Within the midtown area we are able to get the full spectrum of the Trump story and his rise to power. The tour will focus on three main things. The first is looking into the man himself and his history. He is well connected with organized crime, illicit activity and corrupt dealings, and looking into his history in New York gives us a window into that. The second is how he, as a symbol for real estate at large, has massively changed New York’s built environment to cater to a billionaire class at the expense of working New Yorkers. The third, potentially most important, is looking at the systemic nature of Trump’s rise in New York. What Trump has done is about a lot more than the single individual, and by looking at the agencies, actors and government institutions that have supported his rise, we can come away with a larger societal understanding of justice in our country.
Sign up at www.socialjusticetours.com

Small is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet New York launch
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Activist-scholar Anitra Nelson talks about her new book Small is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet, which advocates low impact living via smaller andeco-collaborative housing, such as cohousing. Using international case studies, including New York, and personal experiences of collective living, Anitra speculates on urban futures where sustainable neighborhoods and grassroots democracy develop outof well-connected and productive neighborhoods, i.e. where ‘alternative’ becomes mainstream. For more see: https://anitranelson.info/

May
31
Thu
Women’s / Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 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.

Open mike ( for women & trans only) – sign-up at 7 pm
Bring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/women-s-trans?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.nkmgbvbtk0im6dm466qkrchbno&hs=121

Jun
1
Fri
“Girls Like Me” by Nina Packebush – Joined by China Martens & Katherine Arnoldi
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Lambda literary award 2018 finalist Nina Packebush is the author of Girls Like Me, a powerful coming of age story of a pregnant gay teenager who realizes that friends may make the best medicine. Authors China Martens and Katherine Arnoldi both have updated editions of their early groundbreaking books, The Future Generation and The Amazing True Story of a Teenage Single Mom. Come hear readings from this zine trinity of grandmother authors in celebration!

Jun
2
Sat
Ukulele for Social Change
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month to learn ukulele! All skill levels are welcome. We will teach folks how to play songs from different historic cultural and social movements. We will try to focus on music which is consistent with a vision of collective liberation and solidarity. The bookstore has one communal ukulele that anyone can use, but folks are encouraged to bring their own ukulele to the workshop. We will provide some supplementary materiel for practicing the music and studying its social significance. Some of the music we will look at includes the blues of Bessie Smith, Brazilian bossa nova, French goguettes, the nueva cancíon of Víctor Jara, and others. We do not know everything, but we will try to pass on what we do know, and to help you flourish as a musician and human.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/ukulele-for?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.4rmupqmv1a171lteljapc23ris&hs=121

I May Have Been In My Feelings book signing
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Author, social justice advocate, and educator Jasmine Harris will present poems featured from her book, I May Have Been In My Feelings at a book signing. I May Have Been in My Feelings,  is a collection of poetic reflections from conversations and hearsay. The book details various topics highlight the modern experiences of women deemed socially taboo. The book is a discussion among women to break the silence regarding poor self care and promote growth. Poems range from topics of identity, rape culture, relationships,death, family, and more.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/events?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.2tgfairmi7e4mkktu5pe31h2dt&hs=121