LOFT Calendar

  • Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 01:00 PM

    The Rainbow Clubhouse

    The Rainbow Clubhouse is a new group at The LOFT for families of young, gender expansive children up to age 12. The group features a support group for parents/guardians, and a structured play group for children.

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    The Rainbow Clubhouse meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 1:00pm-3:00pm. The first half hour is reserved for new family orientation to meet with LOFT staff and discuss the group dynamics before returning families arrive. Group is held from 1:30pm-2:30pm for all new and returning families. Siblings of your gender expansive child are also allowed to attend the children's play group. Infants must remain with their parents at all times.

    Next meeting: Sunday, May 19th | New families arrive at 1:00pm, returning families arrive any time between 1-1:30pm


    Please Note: In an effort to maintain the privacy of our children and protect our families,
    The LOFT has developed an intake process for new families joining this group.

    This form is required in order for families to attend the group. Click here to access it.

    The location of The Rainbow Clubhouse will be shared with families who complete the intake.



    Group Format

    The Rainbow Clubhouse is a safe-space support group for families of gender-expansive children, up to age 12, and will feature two side-by-side groups.

    • Playgroup for youth up to age 12:
      • The Playgroup is a safe social space for children to play, interact with peers and be themselves. Discussions within the playgroup are not solely focused on topics such as gender, feelings or bullying. Instead, playgroup participants are given the safe environment to develop friendships through common playtime activities.
      • The Playgroup is overseen by a professional with 20+ years of childcare experience, and an additional, experienced adult.
    • Parent/Guardian group:
      • The Parent/Guardian group features a unique opportunity for families to gain support and connection to others with similar experiences. Some topics that may be discussed in this group include: talking to extended family, navigating school systems, and finding affirming professionals/resources.
      • The Parent/Guardian group is facilitated by a LOFT staff member with experience working with families of trans youth. Meetings may also feature guest speakers and reading lists of gender-affirming books for adults & youth.


    Definitions

    Gender-Expansive can be defined as: An adjective used to describe people that identify or express themselves in ways that broaden the culturally defined behavior or expression associated with one gender. -According to Welcoming Schools: A program of the Human Rights Campaign


    The meeting space is a nut-free facility.

    Participation in this group is free, donations are welcome. 

    If you have questions about The Rainbow Clubhouse before you want to start the intake process contact Shepard at (914) 948-2932 x13 or shepard@loftgaycenter.org


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

    Donations are welcome. Suggested donation is $5; more if you can, less if you can't. Fees related to activities are the responsibility of participants.

  • Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 04:00 PM
    The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center

    Veg Out Potluck

    Join us in celebrating the joys of eating delicious plant-based foods. Feast on scrumptious dishes prepared by other LGBT folks and friends.  This is a great opportunity to share your favorite vegan dish or learn a new one!

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    The Veg Out Potluck will take place on the last Sunday of each month from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at The LOFT.
    Please bring a dish that doesn’t include milk, cheese, eggs, honey or meat. Kitchen facilities will be available to reheat items. Paper goods and serving utensils will be provided.

    Date: May 19th (instead of May 26th due to holiday)


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    LOFT Social Groups are open groups which welcome everyone ages 18 and over. Groups are led by members of the LGBT and allied communities. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend.

    Donations are welcome. Suggested donation is $5; more if you can, less if you can't. Fees related to activities are the responsibility of participants.

  • Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 04:00 PM

    Transgender Peer Support Group

    The Transgender Peer Support Group is an open topic group run by a trained facilitator for individuals who identify as transgender, transsexual, cross-dresser, gender variant, gender queer or intersex (18 and older). Partners of transgender group participants are also welcome.

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    This group takes place the 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month from 4:00pm to 5:30pm, and the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.

    Next meetings:

    • Sunday, May 5th & 19th at 4:00pm
    • Saturday, May 11th & 25th at 5:30pm


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    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.

  • Monday, May 20, 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, May 20, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    The LOFT

    T.E.A.M. LOFT - Birthday Box Wrapping Project

    T.E.A.M. LOFT is one of The LOFT's volunteering groups that goes out to the community and volunteers at a special event every month.

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    T.E.A.M LOFT needs donations and volunteers!

    T.E.A.M. LOFT is collecting donations to create "Gender Neutral Birthday Boxes" for kids through the Family-to-Family Birthday Giving Project!

    Items Needed:  Boxes of cake matter, cans of icing, NEW toys worth $15-$20.

    Please bring donations to The LOFT by Monday, May 20.

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    Birthday Box Wrapping Project | Come wrap all the gifts with us!

    Date: Monday, May 20th, at 6:00pm

    Location: The LOFT (252 Bryant Ave, WP, NY)

    RSVP or Learn More: If you are interested in volunteering please contact T.E.A.M. LOFT at teamloft@loftgaycenter.org or call The LOFT at (914) 948-2932 x14.

    We hope to see you there!

     

  • Monday, May 20, 2019 at 07:00 PM

    Knitting Circle

    The LGBT Knitting Circle open to all experience levels- from beginner to pro. Knitting is a great way to relieve stress, challenge yourself to learn something new, make gifts for friends and family, and spend some time meeting other creative people like yourself!

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    The LGBT Knitting Circle meets on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

    Next Meetings: Monday, May 6th and May 20th

    Materials Provided. However, group members are encouraged to bring their own.

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    LOFT Social Groups are open groups which welcome everyone ages 18 and over. Groups are led by members of the LGBT and allied communities. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend.

    Donations are welcome. Suggested donation is $5; more if you can, less if you can't. Fees related to activities are the responsibility of participants.

  • Tuesday, May 21, 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, May 21, 2019 at 10:30 AM
    The LOFT: LGBT Community Center in White Plains, NY

    Tuesday Morning Gaymes

    Enjoy board and card games, relax and have some fun at Tuesday Morning Gaymes.

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    Tuesday Morning Gaymes meets on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 5th Tuesday mornings of each month from 10:30am-1:30pm.

    Next Meetings: Tuesday, May 7th, 14th & 21st


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    LOFT Social Groups are open groups which welcome everyone ages 18 and over. Groups are led by members of the LGBT and allied communities. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend.

    Donations are welcome. Suggested donation is $5; more if you can, less if you can't. Fees related to activities are the responsibility of participants.

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11:30 AM

    Silver Connections 3rd Tuesday Open House

    Silver Connections is The LOFT's LGBT 55+ Senior Outreach Program.

    Silver Connections is designed to encourage socialization and continued learning in adults, ages 55 and older. The group holds meetings focused around learning new topics and skills, inter-generational conversation, peer support, and community outings.

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

    Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the regular 4th Tuesday meeting is being held on the third Tuesday this month.


    3rd Tuesday Open House | Tues., May 21st, 11:30am-1pm | Lunch Provided

    Memorial Day BBQ

    Enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers and more at The LOFT's 4th annual Memorial Day Picnic!


    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, May 21, 2019 at 06:30 PM

    Center Lane LGBTQ Youth Drop-In

    This group is run by Center Lane:

    Center Lane LGBTQ Youth Drop-in is an informal gathering for LGBTQ Youth and their Allies aged 13-21. Snacks and refreshments are available, and drop-in is a safe space that allows you to chat with friends and friendly people in a welcoming environment.

    The Drop-in time can be used to browse our library of books and resources, use the internet, find out about the program services and events happening at Center Lane, or set up a 1-1 appointment with a member of staff. There are often other events that run alongside the drop-in, including planned activities.

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    The LGBTQ Youth Drop-in Center Lane takes place on alternating Tuesdays & Fridays At The LOFT in White Plains, NY. 

    Next drop-in dates at The LOFT: 

    • Tuesday, May 7th & 21st from 6:30pm-8:30pm
    • Friday, May 3rd, 17th & 31st from 6:30pm-9:00pm