LOFT Calendar

  • Saturday, December 15, 2018 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. 


     

  • Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 06:00 PM

    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an open and supportive group of people seeking to handle and recover from their problematic drinking.

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    AA meets weekly on Saturday evenings from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.

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  • Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 07:00 PM

    Gaymes Night

    The LOFT's Gaymes Night is a social evening of board games and cards.  Typically 2-3 games are being played at once, all in the spirit of friendly competition.  No gambling or betting.  Attendees bring new and old games to try or select from the center's extensive game selection.  

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    Gaymes Night meets on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturdays of every month at 7pm.  Attendees are encouraged to brings snacks and beverages to share and the group leaders order pizza for anyone interested (only $2.50 per slice). 

    Next Meetings: Saturday, December 1st, December 15th, December 29th


    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.

  • Sunday, December 16, 2018 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. From 1:00pm to 1:30pm is new family orientation, then from 1:30pm to 3:00pm is group 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.

    On Sunday, December 16th, group for all families will begin at 1:00pm.

    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 The LOFT Helpline at (914) 948-2932 x13 or info@loftgaycenter.org

  • Sunday, December 16, 2018 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 and 3rd Sundays of every month from 4:00pm to 5:30pm, and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month from 5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Next Meetings:

    Sunday, December 2nd and December 16th (at 4:00pm)
    Saturday, December 8th and December 22nd (at 5:30pm)


    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.

  • Monday, December 17, 2018 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, December 17, 2018 at 07:00 PM

    Knitting Circle

    Want to learn a new skill? …Meet new people? …Make something for yourself or others? …Get creative?

    The LOFT started a new group for all interested in Knitting! The LGBT Knitting Circle meets on the 1st & 3rd Mondays at The LOFT from 7:00pm-8:30pm.

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    Next Meetings: Monday, December 3rd and December 17th

     


    The LGBT Knitting Circle is 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!

    MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED.

    (Feel free to bring your own materials, or projects you’re working on to the meeting)

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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.

  • Monday, December 17, 2018 at 07:10 PM
    Bow Tie Cinema 100 in White Plains, NY

    Out At The Movies to see "Favourite"

    Out at the Movies schedules group outings to films of interest to the local LGBT community.

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    Join The LOFT's Out at the Movies Group to see "The Favourite" on Monday, December 17th at the Bow Tie Cinema 100 at 7:20PM. Please meet the group in the lobby at 7:10pm. 

    Please meet in the lobby at 7:10PM. Tickets prices for Bow Tie Cinema 100 are: $13.50 Adult, $11.50 Senior.

    Look for group leader Geoff wearing “OUT At The Movies” button.

    Location: 93 Knollwood Road, White Plains, NY, 10607

    RSVP required to The LOFT’s Helpline - 914-948-2932 x13 or to info@loftgaycenter.org

    SYNOPSIS: Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots.

    There will be a brief, optional get together to discuss the movie after the screening

    Watch Film Trailer Here  

     

  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018 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, December 18, 2018 at 11:30 AM

    Silver Connections 3rd Tuesday Open House

    3rd Tuesday Open House: Ring in 2019: Annual End-Of-Year Social and Holiday Gift Swap!

    Special Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 | 11:30am-1:00pm

    *Note: This Open House will be meeting the week before Christmas, not on its reg. scheduled 4th Tues. date.

    Join the group for an end-of-year celebration with games, activities, and reflection. Help us ring in 2019 and close out 2018 with a bang!

    We encourage everyone to bring a small, wrapped gift to be distributed to members at the event. 

    (Price to exceed no more than $10/15) 

    The LOFT will provide any additional small gifts and wrapping materials, if any members are unable to provide their own.

    RSVP to Shepard at (914) 948-2932 x13 or shepard@loftgaycenter.org if you're interested in attending.


    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.