LOFT Calendar

  • Wednesday, April 24, 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.  

    Next Meetings: Wednesday, April 10th & 24th

     


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  • Wednesday, April 24, 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, April 3rd, April 10th, April 17th and April 24th

    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.

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    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, April 24, 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, However for April the meeting will be on Wednesday the 24th instead.  

    Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 24th

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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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  • Thursday, April 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. 


     

  • Thursday, April 25, 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.

    Next meetings: April 11th & 25th

    April 11th featured topic: General Health Concerns - Do you have any new or existing health concerns? You're not alone! Let's talk about how to prepare medically, financially, & emotionally.

    April 25th featured topic: International Discussion - Have you ever traveled or experienced a culture other than your own? Join us to discuss and bring any artifacts/memories you have t share with the group!


    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, April 25, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    The LOFT: LGBT Community Center in White Plains, NY

    Sexual Compulsives Anonymous (SCA)

    Sexual Compulsives Anonymous (SCA) is a 12-Step Recovery program for sexual compulsion, sex addiction and romantic obsession.

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    SCA meets weekly on Thursday evenings from 7:00pm-8:15pm.

    SCA's primary purpose is to stay sexually sober and to help others to achieve sexual sobriety. Members are encouraged to develop their own sexual recovery plan, and to define sexual sobriety for themselves.
    SCA is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from sexual compulsion.
  • Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    The LOFT: LGBT Community Center

    CANCELLED ¡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 4th Thursday of every month from 7:00pm-8:30pm.

    Next Meeting: This group is on hiatus.

    Proxima reunion:  Este grupo está en pausa.


    ¡Westchester, Tu Ambiente! is currently on hiatus while the group looks for facilitators.   If you are interested in becoming a facilitator for this group, please contact Ryan at ryan@loftgaycenter.org or call (914) 948-2932 x14.

    ¡Westchester, Tu Ambiente! Actualmente se encuentra en pausa mientras el grupo busca facilitadores. Si está interesado en convertirse en un facilitador para este grupo, comuníquese con Ryan en ryan@loftgaycenter.org o llame al (914) 948-2932 x14.


    Next Group Outing: No Activity Currently Planned

     


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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.

    Los Grupos de apoyo de LOFT son abiertos a cualquier tema que se proponga en el grupo. No hay necesidad de registrarse previamente, y no hay ningun tipo de tarifa por asistir. Cualquier donacion es bienvenida. Los grupos son liderados por facilitadores que se sienten identificados con los miembros del grupo.

    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.

    No hay ningun cargo o tarifa por participar en los grupos pero 5$ dolares de donancion es sugerido o mas si usted puede o menos si no puede. Cualquier tarifa o matricula relacionada a las actividades propias de los grupos son responsabilidad de los participantes.

  • Friday, April 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. 


     

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

    Silver Connections Planning Commitee

    Silver Connections is The LOFT's LGBT 55+ Senior Outreach Program and is designed to encourage socialization and continued learning in adults, ages 55 and older. The Planning Committee for Silver Connections meets the 3rd Friday of every month from 11:00am-12:30pm and is open to any LGBT adult ages 55 and older. 

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    Building Up Silver Connections: Silver Connections Planning Committee!

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    In January 2019, we asked you for your feedback on our Silver Connections program, and the time has come to set our wheels in motion. The Planning Committee is your chance to take a leadership role and lend your voice and expertise to the growth of our Silver Connections program!

    Note: April's meeting is rescheduled to April 26th (from April 19th)

    Join us on the 3rd Friday of every month from 11:00am-12:30pm to get involved in this new initiative. Both new and returning members are welcomed and encouraged to join. Contact Shepard at (914) 948-2932 x13 or shepard@loftgaycenter.org for questions.


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    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.

  • Friday, April 26, 2019 at 07:30 PM

    Lesbian Social Network

    The Lesbian Social Network (LSN) is an open topic group run by a trained peer facilitator for women, ages 18 and older, who identify as lesbian, bisexual, queer, or are questioning their sexuality.

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    The Lesbian Social Network meets every 2nd & 4th Friday of each month from 7:30pm-9:00pm.

    Next Meetings: Friday, April 12th & 26th

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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.