Want to have an event here? Events do not have to be within regular business hours, and you do not need to pay a rental fee. We ask that you shoulder efforts of setup, breakdown, and promotion, though we are happy to help as much as we reasonably can. Stop by the spot and check out if it’s a good fit.

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Call us: (201) 621 - 3813

Upcoming Events

Radical folk invade kingston! Rent Strike, Brook Pridemoore, Average Joey, and more. Monday, March 27th at 7:30pm. At Blackbird infoshop, 587 Abeel Street, Kingston NY. $5-10 Suggested. Masks Encouraged.

Rent Strike! & More

$5-10 Suggested | Masks Encouraged.

Monday, March 27th @ 7:30pm

Presented by Transcend Culture HV

And more!

Feeling burnt out? Join Thrift 2 Fight and Celebrate845 for Group Rest. Friday, March 31st, 2023 from 9:30-11:30AM at Blackbird Infoshop & Cafe, located at 587 Abeel Street, "Kingston" NY. ADA-accessible venue. Masks required

Group Rest

free event | masks required

Friday, March 31st @ 9:30-11:30am
w/ Thrift2Fight & Celebrate845

The people most active in our communities are oftentimes also the ones needing resources & support. Sound familiar? If so, join us for a VERY gentle time (and coffee)! ☕️

Talk shop, check in, reflect, complain, take care. Use this as an opportunity to brainstorm ways to ensure that our collective fighting spirit is something that can be sustained!

TDOV. Trans Day of Visibility with Trans Closet Hudson Valley. April 2nd from 2-6pm at Blackbird Infoshop, Kingston NY. Free clothes. open mic. free food. coffee and tea. Crafting. Community.

Trans Day of Visibility

free event | masks required

Sunday, April 2nd @ 2-6pm
Presented by Trans Closet Hudson Valley

"We're so excited to be returning to Blackbird Infoshop for Trans Day of Visibility! You can find us there on Sunday, April 2nd, from 2PM-6PM. We'll have our array of free clothes and accessories, a casual open mic set up, some group zine & poster creation, and we'll also be covering everyone's orders at Blackbird for a portion of the event! (more details on that later!)"

-via TransClosetHV

Out of the Umbrella

Free-Admission Art Exhibition

Saturday, March 4th – Tuesday, April 11

Curated by Gregory Haller. Art by Alyssa "Al" Greenway, Anthony Boughton, Aurora Brush, Chloe Redd, Ella Gallo, Emily Rosario, Erin Dougherty, guambrita, Kellen Gold, Kerry Madison, Kylie Williams, Meleah L Danner, Mixed Up Media, Oliver Weidemann, Rebecca Hellard, Samantha Brinkley (samazine), Wallace.

All artists are aged 30 & under and live or work in Kingston, New York

Past Events

Transcend Culture HV & Blackstrap Booking Present: Goth Night Volume 5. Featuring: Street Fever, Ani Christ, Scythe, Sopdet. Friday, March 10 at 7:30pm. $10 General Admission. Spins this eve by DJ Food Stamps. Located at Blackbird Infoshop, Kingston NY.

Goth Night Volume 5

$10 General Admission

Fun-a-Day Hudson Valley. Saturday February 25, 5-8pm. Come See the Secrets we made. Located at Blackbird Infoshop, Kingston

Fun-A-Day Hudson Valley

free-admission art exhibition

Saturday, February 25th @ 5-8pm

Please join us, local residents who made something every day in January, for our first exhibit since 2020.

Fun-A-Day is a multimedia, all-ages, all-inclusive, non-juried art project in which anyone can participate, and everyone can have fun!

STOP COP CITY. Short documentary, screening and discussion on the wide reaching interconnected struggle to defend the Atlanta Forest and life everywhere from militarization. Masks encouraged. Suggested Donation. All proceeds to the Atlanta Solidarity Fund. At Blackbird Info Shop, 587 Abbel Street, Kingston, NY. 7PM. Monday, February 13th.

Stop Cop City


Monday, February 20th @ 7pm

"Short documentaries, updates and opening up discussion about the movement to defend the Atlanta forest from becoming a militarized police training center for urban warfare. We'll also discuss the how cop city directly embodies the Interconnected global struggles against colonization, imperialism, militarization, white supremacy, fascism, ecology, class warfare, patriarchy and more. We'll talk about what we can do and how and examine the diversify of tactics that have made this movement powerful and thus a danger to power itself. Masks are encouraged at this space but not required. Get yr friends n neighbors together and share widely!"

via @activismupdateshudsonvalley

Letter Writing for Forest Defenders & Alex Stokes

Sunday, February 19th @ 2pm

Some solidarity actions going on here today and tomorrow (and beyond). Come by for some letter writing- no experience required and materials will be provided.

Transcend Culture HV Presents: Noise Pasaran. February 11th 2023 at 8PM. Suggested Donation Entry. Proceeds to Alex Stokes Anti-fascist Legal Defense Fund. Masks Encouraged. Featuring original noise from The Bursar, Midnight Dental, Jack Maniacky, Skeeter, and Bugger.   At Blackbird Infoshop Kingston NY. Collecting Winter clothing, socks, gloves, sleeping bags, tents, and monetary donations for Tortuguita Mutual Aid Drive in Atlanta. Cashapp or Venmo: SoupformyfamilyATL

Noise Pasaran


Saturday, February 11th @ 8pm
Presented by Trancend Culture HV

  • The Bursar
  • Midnight Dental
  • Jack Maniacky
  • Skeeter
  • Bugger

All proceeds go to Albany Anti-Fascist Alex Stokes who is facing 20 years for protecting people from Proud Boy violence at the NY Capitol on 1/6/21. Material donations of Winter supplies will be collected for the Tortuguita Mutual Aid Drive with monetary donations supporting via @soupformyfamily_atl"

Too Early Too Late. Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet, 1981, 105 min.  A Screening to raise funds and support: Defend the Atlanta Forest. Thursday, February 2nd at 7pm. Mask & Vaccine Required. Blackbird Infoshop & Cafe 587 Abeel St. Kingston, NY.

Too Early Too Late Screening


Thursday, February 2nd @ 7pm

Free screening and discussion fundraiser for @defendatlantaforest @stopcopcity

We'll consider the social, physical and psychological mechanisms used to assign meaning to place as locations of power or locations of extraction, as well as raise money and support for the vital land defense movement Defend the Atlanta Forest.

FORGE Project Watch party! Gentrification is Colonialism: Organizing as Anti-Colonialism. January 7 at 2PM, at  Blackbird, 587 Abeel Street, "Kingston NY". Free community viewing co-presented by Celebrate845. Masks required. Accessible venue.

Forge Project Watch Party


Saturday, January 7th @ 2pm

If you can't/won't get to Newburgh for the @forgeprojectny event and want to follow along with our community, we will be hosting a watch party tomorrow for the duration of the panel. Bring and wear a mask, and please keep it on. I'll have lots of treats but during the event would like to keep consumption to-go/outside- there is ample space!

Co-presented by @celebrate.845


Queer Craft Fair


Friday, December 23rd @ 5-10pm

Need a last minute gift? Want to support local artists, creators, and crafters? We've got an evening for you!

Plant swap. Bring cuttings, take cuttings. Free plants for all.  Friday, December 16, 2022, from 3:00-7:00PM at Blackbird Infoshop, 587 Abeel St, "Kingston, NY". ADA Accessible Venue. Masks required & available.

Plant Swap


Friday, December 16th @ 3pm
Do you have too many plants? Too few? Want to mix it up or meet other houseplant enthusiasts? We've got an afternoon planned just for you!

Bring some, take some, trade some, whatever!

Donations are accepted but not necessary. This event will also serve as the genesis of our Plant-Swap Station, so even if you can't come on the day of the swap, there will be a growing stock of propagated pals ready to go hone with you!

Night of Black Queer Manifestation


Saturday, December 10th @ 7pm

All are welcome to this joyous night of poetry and spoken word by black queer & trans artists.

  • Saida Agostini
  • Ness White
  • Cyrée Jarelle Johnson
  • Vibes & Dance Music by Dj Mina