Events

Events, workshops and celebrations for our peers and our allies.

Plant allies Workshop

Join Christine and Stephanie as they Share stories and information about their favorite plant allies for mood and mind!

When

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where

Bluestockings Books

172 Allen Street

New York, NY

Building Resilience in Hard Times through T-MAPs

Transformative Mutual Aid Practices (T-MAPs) is an emerging set of community-developed workshops that provide tools and space for building a personal “map” o...

When

Wednesday, March 1st 2017

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Where

Bluestockings Books

172 Allen Street

New York, NY

Friends Make the Best Medicine: An Icarus Peer Support Mixer

We will come together to meet one another and brainstorm ways to take care of each other even in extreme emotional and political crises.

When

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Where

Bluestockings Books

172 Allen Street

New York, NY

Lived Through That: An Open Mic Celebrating Survival in 2016

If you’re reading this right now, you survived 2016. Whether you’re bent out of shape and holding on by the skin of your teeth or are feeling cautiously opti...

When

Wednesday, January 4th 2017

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Where

Bluestockings Books

172 Allen Street

New York, NY

Mad Solidarity in a World Gone Mad

The recent election results have been shocking and hard on many us. Join us for discussion, solidarity-building group activities, and resource sharing in sup...

When

Wednesday, December 7th 2016

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Where

Bluestockings Books

172 Allen Street

New York, NY

MAD in NYC

This month NYC Icarus will host 'MAD in NYC': surviving and thriving in the city (& metro area): a discussion and resource sharing event on November 2nd at 7...

When

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Where

Bluestockings Books

172 Allen Street

New York, NY

Caught in the Web: Mad Lives and the Internet

This month NYC Icarus will host 'Caught in the Web: Mad Lives and the Internet': a discussion of topics at the intersection of madness and information techno...

When

Wednesday, October 5th 2016

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Where

Bluestockings Books

172 Allen Street

New York, NY

Shrink Rap: Examining Our Experiences With Therapy

This month NYC Icarus will host 'Shrink Rap': a discussion of questions around the topic of therapy and therapists on September 7th at 7pm at the Bluestockin...

When

Wednesday, September 7th 2016

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where

Bluestockings Books

172 Allen Street

New York, NY

A viewing & discussion of 'Dont change the subject'

This month NYC Icarus will host a screening and discussion about suicide by showing a recent film by Mike Stutz on August 3rd at 7pm at the Bluestockings Boo...

When

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where

Bluestockings Books

172 Allen Street

New York, NY

Annual Mad Summer Picnic

On Sat July 9th we will gather in Washington Sq park to chill, hang, commune and mingle.

When

Sat, July 9th 2016

3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where

Washington Sq. Pk (away from the fountain)

West 4th St. and Waverly Pl.

New York, NY

Crowdsourcing for Projects In Action - #FirstResort

This month NYC Icarus will host a multipart event highlighting Orlando, talking about the Murphy Bill and seeking to co-create a viral video campaign

When

Wednesday, July 6st 2016

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where

Bluestockings Books

172 Allen Street

New York, NY

Open Mad Night: A Share and Tell Of Madness and Self Expression

On May 4th at 7pm at the Bluestockings Bookstore and Activist Center we will open the floor for sharing of: visual art, poems, theatre pieces, songs, stories...

When

Wednesday, May 4th 2016

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where

Bluestockings Books

172 Allen Street

New York, NY

Celebrating and Caring for Our Mad Love

Come share stories of mad love in community, in romance, and in ourselves. We will be sharing personal accounts of the various ways our friendships, peer gro...

When

Wednesday, Februry 3th, 2016

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where

Bluestockings Books

172 Allen Street

New York, NY

Helping or Harming? Tim Murphy’s (R-PA) Mental Health Crisis Act

This month NYC Icarus will host a discussion about the “Murphy Bill”, also known as Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015 (H.R.2646 http://mur...

When

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where

Bluestockings Books

172 Allen Street

New York, NY

A Madmaking Winter Social

The Icarus NYC Chapter is celebrating a successful year of Bluestockings events with a social centered around our most significant principles: [Friends Make ...

When

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where

Bluestockings Books

3172 Allen Street

New York, NY

Psychiatry in the age of Mental Health and Neoliberal Policy

Join us for a presentation and a Q/A with Amjad Hindi MD, a psychiatrist and a member of the Radical Caucus of the APA and the Critical Psychiatry Committee ...

When

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where

Bluestockings Books

3172 Allen Street

New York, NY

Out of Words: An Experiment in Wordless Expressions

Join us at Bluestockings next Wednesday for an evening of collaborative audio and visual expression (no artistic experience or skill necessary)!

When

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where

Bluestockings Books

3172 Allen Street

New York, NY

Herbalism Workshop

Join an NYC Icarus organizer, Jacqui Daniels and friends as they Share stories and information about their favorite plant allies for mood and mind!

When

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where

Bluestockings Books

3172 Allen Street

New York, NY

Self Defense Meditation from the Trenches of Madness

This workshop will teach you rock solid super simple meditation techniques to combat anxiety, paranoia and depression when it really matters - and we'll be u...

When

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where

Bluestockings Books

3172 Allen Street

New York, NY

Poetry Reading With Leah Lakshmi Piepzna Samarasinha

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha will be sharing her award-winning brilliant poetry in conversation with the Icarus community on July 8th in NYC - join us! S...

When

Wednesday, July 7, 2015

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where

Judson Memorial Church Assembly Hall

239 Thompson Street

New York, NY

Narratives of Madness Show and Tell

The Icarus Project New York invites you to their very first show and tell. What is your most prized possession? What is an object in your life that gives you...

When

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, 2015

Where

Bluestockings Books

3172 Allen Street

New York, NY

Book Launch of Psychiatry Disrupted by Dr. Bonnie Burstow

On Monday, June 29th, you are invited to the North American Debut: New York Book Launch of Psychiatry Disrupted: Theorizing Resistance and Crafting the (R)ev...

When

Monday, June 29th, 2015

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where

Bluestockings Books

3172 Allen Street

New York, NY

T-MAPs Workshops with Sascha co-founder The Icarus Project

Transformative Mutual Aid Practices (T-MAPs) is a set of community-developed workshops that provide tools and space for building a personal “map” of resilien...

When

Monday through Thursday, June 8th-10th, 2015

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where

Howie the Harp Center

2090 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd # 12

New York, NY 10027

Left Forum: NYC Icarus Project Forum Theater

Icarus Project NYC has recently started a Forum Theater group that brings the approaches of Mad Maps into a more social and performative format. We take exam...

When

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

5:10 pm - 7:00 pm

Where

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

524 West 59th Street

New York, NY 10019

Left Forum: Neoliberalism and Psychiatry. How Do We Respond?

NYC Icarus Project Organizer/Co-founder Sascha DuBrul, members of the Radical Caucus of the American Psychiatric Association, and the Critical Psychiatry Net...

When

Sunday, May 31th, 2015

12:00 pm - 1:50 pm

Where

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

524 West 59th Street

New York, NY 10019

Left Forum: New Mad Pride Movement Debate

NYC Icarus Project Organizer/Co-founder Sascha DuBrul debates anti-psychiatry activist Dr. Seth Farber. Dr Seth Farber's neo-Laingian perspective will be cri...

When

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

10:00 am - 11:50 am

Where

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

524 West 59th Street

New York, NY 10019

International Protest Against Electroshock Therapy

ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) involves the application of two electrodes to the head to pass electricity through the brain with the goal of causing an inte...

When

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, 2015

Where

Bluestockings Books

3172 Allen Street

New York, NY

WNYC Presents BREAKING POINT: New York’s Mental Health Crisis

Special Guest First Lady of NYC, CHIRLANE MCCRAY in partnership with Vera Institute of Justice and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (New ...

When

Thursday, March 26, 2015

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, 2015

Where

Schomburg Center

515 Malcolm X Blvd

New York, NY 10037

NYC Icarus Forum Theater

This month's exciting Icarus Project event will feature a Forum Theater style play, developed and performed by members of the Icarus community. The scenes wi...

When

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where

Bluestockings Books

3172 Allen Street

New York, NY

Voices From the British Psychological Society

Please join us in welcoming Anne Cooke and Professor Peter Kinderman from the British Psychological Society. We will be hosting a panel discussion followed b...

When

Sunday, March 23rd, 2015

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where

Bluestockings Books

3172 Allen Street

New York, NY

Free Screening of Documentary Crooked Beauty

Icarus organizers will be showing the internationally acclaimed and award winning documentary, Crooked Beauty. The film follows the personal journey of Icaru...

When

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where

Bluestockings Books

3172 Allen Street

New York, NY

Movements: Politics, Performance, and Disability

This year's Scholar & Feminist conference brings together feminism and disability studies, two fields that have contributed to the interrogation of the publi...

When

Saturday, February 26, 2011

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where

Barnard College

3009 Broadway (at 117th Street)

New York, NY

Jonathan Metzl MD PhD Book Talk

In The Protest Psychosis, psychiatrist and cultural critic Jonathan Metzl tells the shocking story of how schizophrenia became the diagnostic term overwhelmi...

When

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Where

20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor

New York, NY