Thank you so much for the outpouring of love and support you’ve shared for Bluestockings over the past few weeks since we’ve announced our move from our home of 21 years at 172 Allen Street. Thanks to the amazing fundraiser we held in June, we raised enough money to put down a security deposit on a new space and secure the future of Bluestockings just a few blocks away at 116 Suffolk St in the Lower East Side!
We couldn’t have done this without the support of our sustaining members who have helped keep us afloat during this pandemic. With that said, we have a lot of work ahead of us to make our new location into a home for our queer, trans, and SWing family. We need your support in making this possible, and here’s what you’d be helping us build:
A larger, more accessible place to read, eat, and be in community with each other.
Our new space is more than double the size of 172 Allen Street! Accessibility needs are at the forefront of our plans when designing the new space, with a fully ADA-compliant bathroom, expanded café seating, lower café countertops, clear exit paths and wider aisles. We are excited to have more space and need your help to install a platform lift in our cafe area to make sure that our disabled comrades are able to take full advantage of the space.
This extra room also gives us the opportunity to have a much needed area dedicated exclusively to events and meetings for our friends who run book clubs, labor organizers, and anyone else who utilizes Bluestockings as a hub for radical thought.
A much needed technological upgrade.
One of the major issues we have come up against over the years is our very outdated software system. This has made it especially hard to keep up with online orders! To make sure that this isn’t an obstacle going forward, we plan to reopen with a new POS and inventory system to make ordering from Bluestockings as easy as possible.
Help us build a new home!
In order to build our new home and keep providing vital resources to our queer, trans, and SWing community, we are raising 150K. Help us build a beautiful space and secure our future in the LES!
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- Ken Wissoker