We’re old School…we love (physical) books and inspiring face-to-face talks!
The Lower East Side is one of the neighborhoods in Manhattan that we’re most fond of! It’s overflowing with amazing spots, creative minds, outstanding stories...and people creating a better world and future!
“Bluestockings is a volunteer-powered and collectively-owned radical bookstore, fair trade cafe, and activist center in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. They carry over 6,000 titles on topics such as feminism, queer and gender studies, global capitalism, climate & environment, political theory, police and prisons, race and black studies, radical education, plus many more! You can also find some good ‘ole smutty fiction, sci-fi, and poetry. They also also carry magazines, zines, journals, alternative menstrual products and other oddly hard-to-find good things.
They host readings, workshops, performances, discussions and films almost every night.”
…so go take a look at their website to see their calendar! We’re sure you will find some amazing events to attend!
Here are some of their upcoming events you might want to check out:
- April 8th - Off the Binary - 'Come and meet people who are just as confused as you are about public restrooms and getting dressed in the morning!’
- April 9th - Ukulele for Social Change - 'We will teach folks how to play songs from different historic cultural and social movements.’
- April 14th - Reading from Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution - 'Soviet Daughter provides a window into the life of a rebellious, independent woman coming of age in the USSR, and the impact of her story and spirit on her American great-granddaughter.’
- April 16th - Feminist Discussion of Masculinity - “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.’
- April 18th - Queer & Trans Artists of Color, Volume 2 Launch Party! - 'A night of readings by queer and trans artists of color.’
- April 20th - Women’s / Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike - 'Hosted by Vittoria Repetto—the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the Lower East Side.’
- April 21st - Pimps Down Ho’s Up: A Night of Stories on Sex Work, Trafficking and the Divide Between - 'Pimps Down Ho’s Up is a multi city venture addressing issues related to sex work, trafficking and notions of “choice.’
- April 28th - "Those Crazy 20-somethings” Audio Documentary - 'A 24-year-old radio producer sets out to find out how other 20-somethings are learning to become adults.'
Enjoy mingling with interesting minded people that actually have something important and relevant to share!
We're huge fans and definitely recommend the visit!
Location: 172 Allen Street
Photo Credit and Text Excerpts: Courtesy of Bluestockings