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Apr
24
Tue
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

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.

Shortly after she moved to New York, from her native Switzerland in 1988, Ursula Scherrer started exploring different styles of Yoga for her own spiritual and physical well being before she did her first teacher training in 2002 and has been teaching ever since. In addition to her skills and expertise as a Yoga teacher (Hatha and Kundalini Yoga) she is also a Pranayama Healer and certified Qi Gong instructor.

For more information please contact Ursula Scherrer: ursula.scherrer@gmail.com

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/kundalini-yoga?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.6tsb8nskpmie38hs1keternajc&hs=121

Wife, Inc.: The Business of Marriage in the Twenty-First Century
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

According to Wife, Inc., dating, marital commitment, and married life have been reconfigured in the 21st century, such that the work of wifedom occurs in online dating sites, on reality television, in social media, and on the campaign trail.  No longer the stuff of marriage vows, these realms are now controlled by brand management and marketability. To prosper, women must appear confident, empowered, and sexually savvy.  In conversation with Elisa Kreisinger, Executive Producer at Refinery29 and host of the podcast and video series Strong Opinions Loosely Held, author Suzanne Leonard will guide listeners through the stages of this new “wife cycle”.

Apr
25
Wed
New Voices Reading Series
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The New Voices Reading Series enters its NINETH YEAR of great performances by writers from marginalized communities; NYC’s best up-and-coming writers and poets.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/new-voices?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.1fgk0qdmeo8qso2i1975s6bk1q&hs=121

Apr
26
Thu
Women’s / Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike
Apr 26 @ 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

Apr
29
Sun
Deep Yoga and Journaling
Apr 29 @ 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.

For regular updates on weekly themes, follow the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Sharyn-Hahns-Fitness-Yoga-and-Mindfulness-for-All-1417061401925018/

Anarchists Care About Books, a book discussion series from the Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council
Apr 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This monthly book discussion focuses on reading anarchist and radical left texts, alternating between fiction and non-fiction. These books are chosen by participants in advance. April’s reading: Liberating Life, Democratic Confederalism, and War and Peace in Kurdistan by Adullah Ocalan (available here http://www.freeocalan.org/?page_id=267).

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/anarchists-care?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.1s5oabg7psud2d68sv91evsmp3&hs=121

Apr
30
Mon
The Hookup NYC
Apr 30 @ 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. 

May
1
Tue
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

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.

Shortly after she moved to New York, from her native Switzerland in 1988, Ursula Scherrer started exploring different styles of Yoga for her own spiritual and physical well being before she did her first teacher training in 2002 and has been teaching ever since. In addition to her skills and expertise as a Yoga teacher (Hatha and Kundalini Yoga) she is also a Pranayama Healer and certified Qi Gong instructor.

For more information please contact Ursula Scherrer: ursula.scherrer@gmail.com

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/kundalini-yoga?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.6tsb8nskpmie38hs1keternajc&hs=121

La Brujas Club Gathering
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

La Brujas Club is a mystical society that empowers women. We believe in the power of intuition and bringing women of all backgrounds together under one room to share literature and connect on a spiritual level.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/la-brujas?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.566n6gbj7btb6jlvpl735fg0t6&hs=121

May
2
Wed
Bluestockings Education Project presents the Icarus Project Radical Mental Health Workshop Series: Explorations in Personal Transformation and Collective Liberation
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Icarus Project NYC is a local chapter of http://theicarusproject.net, a radical mental health a support network and media project by and for people who experience the world in ways that are often diagnosed as mental illness. We envision a new culture that allows the space and freedom for exploring different states of being, and recognizes that breakdown can be the entrance to breakthrough. We aim to create a language that is so vast and rich that it expresses the infinite diversity of human experiences. Our monthly workshops explore these themes through peer-based discussion, guest presentations, art, forum theater and more. For more information about this month’s event see: http://nycicarus.org

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/icarus-project?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.bssnnc7kcbk4lv128v05a83jcs&hs=121

May
3
Thu
Joshua Whitehead-Casey Plett/Amber Dawn – 3 Novel Launch
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Lambda Literary Award winnerAmber Dawn second novel Sodom Road Exit is a compelling family melodrama and lesbian supernatural thriller.

Lambda Literary Award winner Casey Plett’s Little Fish is her debut novel in which a trans woman learns her grandfather may have been trans himself.

Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead is a debut novel about a Two-Spirit Indigiqueer young man and proud NDN glitter princess who must reckon with his past when he returns home to his reserve.

Joined by special guest Megan Milks, author of Kill Marguerite and Other Stories

May
5
Sat
Ukulele for Social Change
May 5 @ 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

May
6
Sun
Deep Yoga and Journaling
May 6 @ 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.

For regular updates on weekly themes, follow the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Sharyn-Hahns-Fitness-Yoga-and-Mindfulness-for-All-1417061401925018/

Feminist Book Club
May 6 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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.

For more information, email feministbookclubnyc@gmail.com.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/feminist-book?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.qshke3n2f8sf3u3tkosa3npeos&hs=121

“Little Big Steps” – (Re)Discovering Identity, Tackling the Healthcare System & Accomplishing the Unachievable
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

As a childhood immigrant from Iran growing up in four countries, Arash was no stranger to the unpredictability of life. But nothing could prepare him for waking up in a hospital bed unable to move his body. 

Faced with dire prognoses and the limitations of an outdated and unhelpful medical system, Arash shares his story of resilience, perseverance and the power of community, family, and love in allowing him to stand up on his feet.

 

May
7
Mon
Death Cafe
May 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Death Cafe is a place to wonder together about the mystery and meaning of life and to discuss death comfortably and openly, a free-wheeling, self-facilitated conversation around death and dying, inevitably touching upon life and living. Death Cafe is not a bereavement group. Snacks will be provided and as a thank you to Bluestockings participants are encouraged to enjoy a beverage from the Bluestockings Cafe. The first Death Cafe was held in London in 2011. Depending on the number of people that participate, you will meet in groups of 3-4 and talk about whatever compels you about death and dying. It is asked that people participate with an open mind and spirit, respect all points of view, and speak and listen with no agenda, objective, or themes.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/death-cafe?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.23fdk055nlpmh8vrfuhnnd1km7&hs=121

May
8
Tue
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
May 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

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.

Shortly after she moved to New York, from her native Switzerland in 1988, Ursula Scherrer started exploring different styles of Yoga for her own spiritual and physical well being before she did her first teacher training in 2002 and has been teaching ever since. In addition to her skills and expertise as a Yoga teacher (Hatha and Kundalini Yoga) she is also a Pranayama Healer and certified Qi Gong instructor.

For more information please contact Ursula Scherrer: ursula.scherrer@gmail.com

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/kundalini-yoga?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.6tsb8nskpmie38hs1keternajc&hs=121

Medea Benjamin: Inside Iran
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

How has Iran, the Middle East’s second largest country, become the primary target of American antagonism? In the first general-audience book on the subject, Medea Benjamin examines the relationship between Iran and the U.S., recounting Iran’s history from the pre-colonial period to its emergence as the one nation Democrats and Republicans unite in denouncing. Benjamin draws upon her firsthand experiences with Iranian politicians and activists to provide a deeper understanding of the complexities of Iranian society.

May
9
Wed
Breaking the Ruhls author Larry Ruhl in Conversation with Eva Tenuto, Executive Director of TMI Project
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Larry Ruhl will read from and discuss his new memoir BREAKING THE RUHLS (Central Recovery Press, February 2018), which details his coming to terms with complex childhood trauma: paternal incest and maternal mental illness, which led to depression, addiction, and difficulty accepting his homosexuality. It’s a searing story and a poignant narrative of healing and recovery, one that breaks through many deeply held societal taboos. Larry will be joined by Eva Tenuto, founder of the TMI Project. Eva and Larry will explore topics from the book including sexuality, the importance of sharing your truth, and finding your path to resilience.

May
10
Thu
The DIY Porn Revolution: An Intimate POV On Kink, Sex Work, Porn and Politics
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Feminist Porn Icon,Madison Young, reads from her recently published auto-biographical books that delve deep into the sexual undergrounds of kink and sex work through the feminist lens. Young will be reading from her memoir Daddy, which Margaret Cho calls “..downright inspirational” and The DIY Porn Handbook:Documenting Our Own Sexual Revolution. Reading will be followed by an intimate Q&A.