LOFT Calendar

  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 06:00 PM

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    Every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:30pm-8:30pm at The LOFT!

  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    One Voice: HIV/AIDS Peer Support Group

    The LOFT's One Voice is an LGBT Support Group for anyone infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. This group meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6:00pm-7:30pm.

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    One Voice is back from Hiatus!

    One Voice: LGBT HIV/AIDS Support Group next meeting: Wednesday, February 20th, from 6:00pm-7:30pm.

    All services are provided in a safe and confidential environment.

    For more information about the group, please contact Scott Havelka at (914) 948-2932 x12 or scott@loftgaycenter.org

    If you are interested in becoming a facilitator for One Voice, please contact LOFT Volunteer & Membership Manager, Ryan Kirrane at ryan@loftgaycenter.orgor (914) 948-2932 x14.



    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, February 20, 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, February 13th, February 20th and February 27th

    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 

    Click to see all groups on our calendar!


    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, February 20, 2019 at 07:30 PM
    The LOFT LGBT Community Center in White Plains, NY

    Writers Workshop

    Have you ever thought about writing creatively, but don’t know where or how to start? Do you have a novel, short story, poem, or play inside of you that’s begging to be set free? Have you done creative writing in the past, but stepped away for a bit and are looking for a way to get back into the craft? Do you want to try something new surrounded by a great support team?

    Then The LOFT Writers Workshop wants you!

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    The LOFT Writers Workshop meeting schedule is as follows. Each meeting will be Wednesdays from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.

    Meeting Schedule & Topic: 

    Wednesday, February 20th: Roundtable Workshop

    Wednesday, March 20th

    Wednesday, April 17th: Roundtable Workshop

    Wednesday, May 15th

    Wednesday, June 19th



    At the LOFT Writers Workshop you will be guided step-by-step by trained writers into the world of creative writing. We’ll be starting each meeting with a creative free-write (guided by a prompt), which will then lead into a group share and structured workshop. Keep in mind that isn't a Book Club, but rather a consortium of writers of all skill levels, though we may read published works from time to time.

    Don’t know what or how you want to write? No worries, there’s zero pressure to work on any one specific project or genre. We want you to explore and experiment and discover what works for you. Writing is, after all, a process of discovery, so let's have an adventure!

    Workshop is free! $5 suggested donation, more if you can, less if you can't!

  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 07:30 PM

    20-Something Peer Support Group

    The LOFT 20-Something Discussion & Activity Group is open to all LGBTQ persons ages 20-29. 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 Group Meeting: Wednesday, February 20th

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    Click to view all groups on our calendar!


    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.

  • Thursday, February 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. 


     

  • Thursday, February 21, 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.

    SCA meets weekly on Thursday evenings from 7pm-8:15pm starting June 7th.

    CA'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.

    It is a fellowship of men and women 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.

     

    Click here to view SCA's brochure and the twelve suggested steps of SCA. 

    Click here to visits SCA NEW YORK's website and learn more about their program.

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 07:30 PM
    The LOFT: LGBT Community Center

    Mental Health Peer Support Group

    The LGBT Mental Health Peer Support Group for members of the LGBTQ community, ages 18 and over, who are living with a mental health condition, either diagnosed or undiagnosed.

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    The LGBT Mental Health Peer Support Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.

    Next Meetings: Thursday, February 7th and February 21st 


    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.

  • Friday, February 22, 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, February 22, 2019 at 07:30 PM

    Lesbian Social Network

    The Lesbian Social Network (LSN) is a sexual orientation-focused support group for women who identify as Lesbian.

    The group’s emphasis is on socializing, making friends, and having fun in a self-affirming environment.

    (We also welcome bi-, questioning-, and queer-identified women, as well as women who are partnered with a woman who identifies as Lesbian.)

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

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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.