LOFT Calendar

  • Wednesday, June 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. 


     

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM
    The LOFT: LGBT Community Center in White Plains, NY

    Spirituality Support & Discussion Group

    Spirituality Support & Discussion Group is a meeting for all LGBT people, ages 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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    Spirituality Support & Discussion Group meets on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month from 11:00am to 12:30pm.

    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, June 26, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    The LOFT

    The LOFT Annual Membership Meeting

    Save the Date!  LOFT  Annual Membership meeting

    Meet the 2019-2020 LOFT Board, enjoy refreshments, and attend the State of the Center address by Board President Kira Barden!  

    Your voice can help shape the future of our center.

  • Wednesday, June 26, 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, May 29th, June 5th, June 12th, June 19th and June 26th

     

    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.

  • Wednesday, June 26, 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 each month from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  

     

     


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  • Thursday, June 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. 


     

  • Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 03:00 PM
    Crowne Plaza White Plains - 66 Hale Ave, White Plains, NY 10601

    Pride Photo Gallery Open at White Plains Crowne Plaza

    In light of Pride Month, the Crowne Plaza White Plains has teamed up with The LOFT LGBT Community Center for a special photo exhibit, which is displayed in the hotel’s lobby and open to the public through the end of June.

    On Thursday, June 27, there will be a short program beginning promptly at 3:00pm at the Crowne Plaza White Plains lobby, featuring Judy Trolio, Executive Director of The LOFT; and members of the Crowne Plaza White Plains management team, including General Manager Monika Henry. Local dignitaries, business leaders and media have also been invited to the event, which will be followed by a Pride Month Happy Hour until 7pm.

     

    The exhibit in the Crowne Plaza lobby features photographs commemorating LGBTQ Pride with historic images from the Stonewall Riots and photos of various Westchester and New York Pride demonstrations and achievements throughout the years. The week-long exhibit is open to hotel guests and the general public through June 30.
    As part of the celebration, the Crowne Plaza White Plains is offering a week-long Pride Month Happy Hour from 4pm-7pm, with Pride-themed food and beverages and Pride cocktails.
    "The photo exhibit is a must-see, added Judy Troilo, Executive Director of The LOFT LGBTQ Community Center. Our photo archives contain many images, each with a powerful message that is still relevant 50 years later. Stonewall is a historic event and we feel that this exhibit has done it justice.

    Click here for more information!

  • Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    The LOFT: LGBT Community Center in White Plains, NY

    55+ Peer Support Group

    A peer support group specifically for LGBT people 55 and older!

    The 55+ Peer Support Group is an open-topic, peer-led, support group created to address the specific needs, challenges, and lives of people 55+.

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    The 55+ Peer Support Group takes place the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month from 7:00pm-8:30pm.

    June 27th:  Senior "Benefits" - How does being a senior benefit you?  Senior discounts, retirement, and more;  there's a lot to like about the gold en years.  Let's talk about it!


    If you have questions about this group, or other 55+ programming offered at The LOFT, contact LOFT Assistant Director of Programs and Services, Shepard Verbas at shepard@loftgaycenter.org or (914) 943-2932 x1355__Group_Text_Image3.PNG


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    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.

  • Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    The LOFT: LGBT Community Center

    ¡Westchester, Tu Ambiente!

    ¡Westchester, Tu Ambiente! is open to all Hispanic/Latinx LGBT community members, ages 18 and older. This group is open topic, drop-in based, and is facilitated in both English and Spanish. In addition to one support group meeting a month at The LOFT, ¡Westchester, Tu Ambiente! plans one group activity a month. Activities are posted to calendar as they are planned, and are listed below.

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    ¡Westchester, Tu Ambiente! meets on the last Thursday of every month from 7:00pm-8:30pm.

    Next Meeting: May 30th at 7pm


  • Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center

    Westchester Pride Lions Club

    Lions are groups of service-minded people who are interested in doing volunteer work to improve their communities. We are young people, families, and Baby Boomers alike. To become a Lion is to become an active volunteer, a member of a respected international organization, a leader in your community and a friend to people in need.

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    The Westchester Pride Lions Club usually meets on the 4th Thursday of every month at 7:00pm.  

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    As a Lion you will:

    • Help your community and gain valuable skills
    • Make an impact on people's lives locally and internationally
    • Learn to be a leader and lead a respected organization
    • Network with business people in your community and around the world
    • Energize your life and have fun

    If you have any questions regarding the Westchester Pride Lions Club you can contact them at (914) 281-1038 or at WestchesterPrideLions@gmail.com.


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