LOFT Calendar

  • Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Memorial Thrift Shop

    The Memorial Gift Shop is a thrift store co-run by The LOFT and MUMC.

    The shop is open Monday Thursday from 10am to 2pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. The shop is closed on Sundays. 


     

  • Monday, March 25, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    The LOFT: LGBTQ community center in white plains, NY

    Artists LOFT

    The Artists LOFT is a fun night out to let your creativity flow.  Come and meet new people and do something exciting through art activities. The group will meet on select Mondays of from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the center. 

    The 1st Monday meeting will feature an art workshop.  Art can take many forms, drawing, sculpture, painting, music, poetry, dance, performance, the possibilities are really endless. Through activities, guest speakers and inspiring one another, the group will explore a different art medium each workshop evening.  Topics will be selected based on the interests of the group's participants and publicized in advance. 

    The 2nd Monday meeting will feature Thrift Flip.  Have you seen the design show Flea Market Flipon HGTV...this is the same concept of taking items from The LOFT's thrift stop and reinventing them. We will give new life to items in Memorial Thrift Shop, the sales of these items support The LOFT and MUMC. 

     

    No artistic experience necessary (this is a judgement free zone, especially on yourself) and materials will be provided. 

    Come and join us to let your inner artist out! 

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Memorial Thrift Shop

    The Memorial Gift Shop is a thrift store co-run by The LOFT and MUMC.

    The shop is open Monday Thursday from 10am to 2pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. The shop is closed on Sundays. 


     

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 11:30 AM

    Silver Connections 4th Tuesday Open House

    The LOFT's 55 and older LGBT Senior Outreach program, Silver Connections, Open Houses feature a light lunch and a speaker on topics of health, wellness, diversity, entertainment, and education.

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    Silver Connections Open Houses run on the 2nd Saturday and 4th Tuesday of every month from 11:30am-1:00pm

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    4th Tuesday Open House

    Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

     

    Older Driver Safety Workshop

    Presented by Anna Wyganowska & Mary Ellen Burns

     

    Department of Senior Programs and Services' Older Driver Coalition will present a free program that offers tools, tips and techniques that older drivers can use to be on the road as long as possible.

     

    The program will also explore the best time to stop driving as well as alternative transportation options available for those who may decide to relinquish their keys.

     

    SMART Commute staff from Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation will be available to sign seniors up for the MTA Reduced Fare MetroCard.

     


    The LOFT's Silver Connections program is made possible by grants from the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services, New York State Department of Health, New York State Office for Aging, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 06:30 PM

    Al-Anon ACC

    Al-Anon Adult Child (AAC) is a support group for the friends and families of problem drinkers.

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    Al-Anon meets weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

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  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 07:30 PM

    Bisexual Peer Support Group

    The Bisexual Peer Support Group is an open topic group run by a trained facilitator. The group open to all who identify as bisexual or who are questioning their sexuality.

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    The Bisexual Peer Support Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings of each month from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.

    Next Meetings: Tuesday, March 12th and 26th


    LOFT Peer Support Groups are open topic drop-in groups. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend. Donations are welcome. They are lead by facilitators who identify as peers with those in attendance.

    There is no fee to attend discussion groups but a $5 donation is suggested, more if you can, less if you can’t.  Fees related to activities are to the responsibility of participants.

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Memorial Thrift Shop

    The Memorial Gift Shop is a thrift store co-run by The LOFT and MUMC.

    The shop is open Monday Thursday from 10am to 2pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. The shop is closed on Sundays. 


     

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM
    The LOFT: LGBT Community Center in White Plains, NY

    Spirituality Support & Discussion Group

    The Spirituality Support & Discussion Group is a meeting for all over 18 to discover, rekindle, or live in faith and/or spirituality. Individuals of any belief system are welcome to participate in discussion, share experiences, questions/concerns, and seek advice with other spiritual individuals.

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    This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 11:00am to 12:30pm.

    Next Meetings: Wednesday, March 13th and March 27th

    All are welcome.


    LOFT Peer Support Groups are open topic drop-in groups. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend. Donations are welcome. They are lead by facilitators who identify as peers with those in attendance.

    There is no fee to attend discussion groups but a $5 donation is suggested, more if you can, less if you can’t.  Fees related to activities are to the responsibility of participants.

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center

    Center Lane TransParentcy

    This group is run by Center Lane:

    TransParentcy is a group for transgender, non binary, and gender nonconforming youth (ages 13-21) and their parents/guardians. During this meeting, both youth and parents/guardians meet with Center Lane staff to have their own separately held support groups.

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    TransParentcy meets at The LOFT on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of every month from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. 

    Next Meetings: Wednesday, March 13th & 27th

     

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 06:30 PM

    Pride Chorus Rehearsal

    Love to sing? Pride chorus is resuming rehearsals! Every Wednesday from 6:30pm-7:30pm.

    The LOFT has formed an Pride Chorus. The chorus is co-ed, requires no audition process and is lead by professional music director Zack Wright. Read more about Zack below.

    The LOFT's Pride Chorus strives to reflect the diversity within our communities.  We are a blending of voices representing all different sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, races, abilities and music/choral histories.

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    Next Meetings: Wednesday, March 6th, March 13th, March 20th and March 27th

    Anyone with a passion to sing in a chorus/choir is welcome to join The LOFT's Pride Chorus. No chorus experience necessary.


    There is no required fee to participate in The LOFT's Pride Chorus but donations are welcome.  The chorus has two seasons each year with a Summer break in-between.  The suggested donation per season is $50.00, more if you can, less if you can't.  If you joined a season mid-way, a $5.00 donation per rehearsal is suggested. The donations are used to give music director Zack Wright a stipend for volunteering his professional expertise to the chorus' development, the purchase of sheet music, rehearsals fees when the chorus practices in MUMC rooms, and any performance related expenses.

    Donations are not limited to members of the chorus....family, friends and fans of the chorus are welcome and encouraged to give. Thank you for helping keep songs in our hearts.

    Click here to donate to The LOFT's  Pride Chorus.


     

    About Pride Chorus leader, Zack Wright:

    Zack Wright, a native of Georgia, holds a bachelors degree in Music Education with Choral Emphasis from the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University. After graduating, Zack spent three years working as a teacher and musician in Chicago. He was Assistant Choral Director at Hubbard High School (a Chicago Public School), resident Music Director at the Northbrook Children's Theatre Company, and accompanist for the Northbrook Community Choir. In 2015, Zack moved to White Plains, NY to begin teaching at The Harvey School in Katonah, NY. Additionally, Zack is a music director at the Westchester Sandbox Theatre and Coordinator of Music and Worship at Memorial United Methodist Church, where The LOFT: LGBT Community Center is located.



    Chorus Member Ben Shaprio shares what being part of The LOFT's Pride Chorus means to him:

    "As a young gay man it is challenging for me to find an identity in a busy place like Westchester County. Singing with a group of other queer and LGBT community members has brought clarity into my life. As a singer I can make other people feel a sense of joy and community...that things will get better despite hard times. In a city of opportunity it is a hit or miss to feel special. Our song “You’ve Got More Friends Then You Know” captures the essence of an LGBTQ person going through trouble, isolation and feelings of hopelessness. There are always people who will be there for you even when your not there for yourself. Have the strength to carry on and be that rainbow that’s soon to come. We thank you for your support.  We’re a group from different economic backgrounds but all united for the shared love singing."



    Previous Performances by The LOFT  Pride Chorus:

    Inaugural Performance: LOFT Pride 2017, June 3, 2017 at The LOFT: LGBT Community Center, White Plains, NY 

    Songs performed: "We Are a Gentle, Angry People" by Holly Near

    "I Whistle a Happy Tune" from Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I"

    "You Have More Friends Than You Know" by Jeff Marx and Mervyn Warren from the It Gets Better stage show. 

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    New York City Debut: New York Liberty WNBA Pride Night Basketball Game, Friday, June 23, 2017 at Madison Square Garden, New York, New York. 

    Songs Performed: National Anthem "The Star Spangled Banner" by Francis Scott Key.  Guest soloist Joseph Brewer. 

    Link to video of performance: https://www.facebook.com/66174366949/videos/10155526004751950/


     The LOFT's RISE Gala: Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza, White Plains, NY 

    Songs Performed: "Rise Up" by Andra Day


    The Margaret Eberle Fair Trade Festival: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Memorial United Methodist Church, White Plains, NY

    Songs Performed:  "It's The Most Wonderful Time", "Festival of Lights", "Jingle Bells", "Silver Bells",  "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer", "Feliz Navidad"


    An Interfaith Community Concert In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Congregation Kol Ami, White Plains, NY 

    Songs Performed: "Nothing More" by The Alternate Routes and "Freedom Is Coming" South African spiritual performed with the MUMC Choir 

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    LOFT Social Groups are open groups which welcome everyone ages 18 and over. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend. Donations are welcome. They are lead by facilitators who identify as peers with those in attendance.

    There is no fee to attend groups but a $5 donation is suggested, more if you can, less if you can’t. Fees related to activities are to the responsibility of participants.