Monthly Bookclubs and Events

Bluestockings has several monthly bookclubs and standing events. Please check the Events Listings for the most up-to-date event times.


Gotham Radical History Reading Group
First Saturday of the month, 2:30 pm
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.

Feminist Bookclub
First Sunday of the month, 2:30 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

Radical Educators Bookclub
Second Sunday of the month, 12:30 pm
Join a group of educators engaged in inquiry of critical texts for a meetup and collaborative discussion of pedagogical values and practices. Please contact for more information.

Anarchist Reading Group
Fourth Sunday of the month, 2:30 pm
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.

Regular Events

Dyke Knitting Circle
Third Sunday of the month, 4 pm
Come in and 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.

Women and Trans Open Mic
Last Tuesday of the month, 7 pm
Come out and deliver (up to) 8 minutes of your poetry, prose, songs and spoken word. While anyone is welcome to attend, the mic is open only to women and trans people. 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. Visit for more.

Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Every Tuesday,  9:30 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. For more information please contact Ursula Scherrer at