Bluestockings has several monthly bookclubs and standing events. Please check the Events Listings for the most up-to-date event times.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Feminist Discussion of Masculinity
Third Sunday of the month, 1 pm
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. Each month, we will discuss a theme, which will be posted in the facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/feministdiscussionofmasculinity/
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.
Support Group for the End of the World
First Saturday of the month, 2 pm
The mountain of mainstream scientific evidence indicating the world has entered it’s sixth great extinction event continues to grow. The more we learn about the Anthropocene, the geologic era created by human industrial activity, the more probable it seems homo-sapiens sapiens, the wise, wise ape, will not be escaping unaffected.
To belong to such a time is to feel bastardized by fate. It is a basic human psychological need to have hope in a better future, and people living today – in particular young people living today – are having a hard time finding legitimate reasons to put any kind of faith in tomorrow.
This group is not intended to discourage action on the issue or to inspire despair, but instead to offer support for people who are carrying the weight of worry around with them on a daily basis.
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.
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 email@example.com