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.

Bookclubs

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 feministbookclubnyc@gmail.com.

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 bluestockingsraded@gmail.com for more information.

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 vittoriarepetto.wordpress.com for more.

Bluestockings Education Project:  Classes, Workshops, and Skillshares

Icarus Project Radical Mental Health Series
Mad Maps: Paths to Personal Transformation and Collective Liberation
First Wednesday of the Month, 7pm
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.

Ukulele Workshop
First Saturday of the Month, 2pm
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. We  meet the last Saturday of every month. This workshop is part of a new series of events, workshops, and classes coordinated by the Bluestockings Education Project.

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 uscherrer@verizon.net