LOFT Calendar

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 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, September 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM
    Canasta in White Plains, NY

    Canasta

    Canasta Meetup!

    Tuesdays at 11:00am. The first meeting will be Tuesday, August 1st.


     

    Beginners are welcome!

    Whether you love Canasta or you just want to relax, have some fun, and learn something new, you are invited to join us.

    Come by and enjoy this great game!

     

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 05:00 PM

    Free HIV/STI Testing Provided By HVCS

    Free HIV/STI Testing is provided through a collaboration with Hudson Valley Community Services (HVCS) on a monthly basis at The LOFT.

    Includes testing for Hepatitis C, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis.

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    Free HIV/STI Testing is conducted at The LOFT every 3rd Tuesday of month from 5:00pm-8:00pm (with the last test taken at 7:30 pm).  Testing is fast, free, and discreet.

    Next Testing Dates: Tuesday, September 19th

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    If you are unable to drop-in on the 3rd Tuesday, you can make an appointment with an HVCS tester for another day and time. Contact: 

    Cato Jones

    Inform Prevention Specialist

    Hudson Valley Community Services, Inc.

    Office Phone: (914) 785-8214

    Office Cell #  914-486-8047

    cjones@hudsonvalleycs.org

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 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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    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 led 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.

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 07:30 PM

    Gay Men's Peer Support Group

    The Gay Men's Peer Support Group is an open topic group run by a trained facilitator for men who identify as gay, bisexual or are questioning their sexuality.

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    The Men's Group takes place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings of each month from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.

    Next meetings: September 5th & 19th

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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 led 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.

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 08:00 PM

    LOFT Book Club

    The LOFT Book Club is an open group which meets monthly to discuss different LGBT literary selections.

    From Pulp Fiction to Queer Literature, The LOFT’s Book Club is your way of keeping up on the latest in LGBT literature, while finally getting to those better-known genre pieces you haven’t gotten around to reading.

    The LOFT Book Club is presented by The LOFT Library & David Bohnett Cyber Center.

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    The group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 8:00pm to 9:30pm.

     Discussion on September 19th:  American War by Omar El Akkad 

    An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle of a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself. 


    Previous 2017 Book Club Selections: 

    January 2017, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

    February 2017, The Mothers by Brit Bennett

    March 2017, The Good Girls Revolt by Lynn Povich

    April 2017, Dressed for Death: Guido Brunetti Mysteries by Donna Leon               

    May 2017, The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd        

    June 2017, Faggots by Larry Kramer        

    July 2017, Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult               

    August 2017, The Drowning of Stephan Jones by Bette Greene 


    Previous 2016 Book Club Selections:

    January 2016, The Old Deep and Dark by Ellen Hart

    February 2016, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    March 2016, My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

    April, 2016, The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman (a graphic novel)

    May 2016, The Geography Club by Brent Hartinger

    June 2016, The Gay Revolution by Lillian Faderman / session 1

    June 2016, The Gay Revolution by Lillian Faderman / session 2

    July & August, 2016, Annie On My Mind by Nancy Garden

    September 2016, HOWL by Allen Ginsberg

    October 2016, Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs

    November 2016, The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

    December 2016 and January 2017, A Little Life by Hanya Hanagihara


     

    Past Years’ Book Club Selections:

    January 2013 Book choice: Red Tent by Anita Diamant

    February: 2013 Book choice: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

    March 2013 Book choice: Further Tales of the City by Amisteam Maupin

    April 2013 Book Choice: Why be Happy When You Could Be Normal by Jeanette Winterson

    May 2013 Book Choice: The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan

    June 2013  Book Choice: Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel

    July 2013 Book Choice: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

    August 2013 Book Choice: Every Woman’s Dream by Leslea Newman

    September 2013 Book Choice: Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence by Marion Dane Bauer

    October 2013  Book Choice: Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

    November 2013 Book Choice: We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting for Inner Light in a Time of Darkness by Alice Walker

    December 2013 Book Choice: I, Tina: My Own Story by Tina Turner

    January 2014 Book Choice: Family Affair by Saxon Bennett

    February 2014 Book Choice: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

    April 2014 Book Choice: And the Band Played On by Randy Shilts

    May 20, 2014: The Brothers Bishop  by Bart Yates

    June 17, 2014: A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

    July  15, 2014: Specimen Days by Michael Cunningham

    August 2014 Book Selection:  Are You My Mother by Allison Bechdel

    September 2014 Book Selection:  Annabel by Kathleen Winter

    January 2015:  Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

    March 2015:  Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality by Jo Becker

    April 2015:  Center Square: The Paul Lynde Story by Steve Wilson and Joe Florenski

    May 2015:  Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

    June 2015:  Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

    July 2015:  Summer Recess – No Book Selection for July

    August 2015:  A Collection of Poems by Langston Hughes

    September 2015: So That Happened: My Unexpected Life in Hollywood: A Memoir by Jon Cryer

    October and November 2015: Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star by Tab Hunter and Eddie Muller

    December 2015:  All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr


     

    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.

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 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, September 20, 2017 at 06:30 PM

    Young Adult Trans Peer Support Group

    The Young Adult Transgender Peer Support Group is open to all trans, transgender, non binary, and gender nonconforming people between the ages 18 to 29. This group is open topic, and drop in based.

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    The Young Adult Transgender Peer Support Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

    Next Meetings: Wednesday, August 2nd & 16th

     


     

    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, September 20, 2017 at 07:30 PM

    LGBTQ Pride Chorus

    Love to sing?!

    The LOFT has formed an LGBTQ  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.

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    When: Weekly on Wednesdays from 7:30pm to 8:30/8:45pm

    Where: The LOFT: LGBT Community Center

    Who: Anyone with a passion to sing in a chorus/choir. No chorus experience necessary. 

     


     

     

    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.


     

    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

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 07:30 PM

    20-Something Peer Support Group

    The LOFT 20-Something Discussion & Activity Group is open to all LGBTQ persons ages 20 thru 29. This open topic group discussion is meant as a safe space for this age group to open up and hangout with each other. Activities are posted to calendar as they are planned.

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    The 20 Something discussion group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm-9:00pm at The LOFT.

    Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 20th

    Next Outing: APPLE PICKING! Join us for apples, apple cider donuts, and more!

    When and where:
    • Sunday September 17th
    • Meeting at the Loft at 10 am to carpool over
    • Leaving at 10:30, if you do not make to the Loft by 10:30 you'll need to make your own arrangements to get there
    • It's Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard located at 130 Hardscrabble Rd, North Salem, NY 10560
    How it works:
    • Bring cash as this is a cash only place although there is an ATM in the store
    • We share apple bags; bags can be split between up to 5 people and are $30 each
    • Note that they also sell a variety of food, beer, apple cider donuts, have live music, and much more
    PLEASE RSVP!

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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.