LOFT Calendar

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    The LOFT: LGBT Community Center in White Plains, NY

    LOFT Families Meet-up

    LOFT Families is a networking group for LGBT parents and their children. The group meetings consist of open houses, trips and play dates at the center.

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    Next LOFT Families Meet-up: Saturday, April 27th, from 10:00am-12:00pm at The LOFT.


    Details about our next meeting:

    Join LOFT Families for games, treats, and fun on Saturday, April 27th!

    Bagels, donuts, and refreshments will be served, courtesy of Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth. We will also have games and toys for the kids to play with. If the weather is nice out families can play on The LOFT's playground.
     
    Families can mingle, kids can play, and we can all have a great time! 
    Lisa Solivan from Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth will also be there to provide information about becoming a foster parent if families are interested.
    More about Berkshire: Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth is one of New York State's leading nonprofit child welfare agencies. In 2014, Berkshire served 8,500 children and their family members alone!
    Please RSVP to me at ryan@loftgaycenter.org | (914) 948-2932 x14 by Friday, April 26th if you are planning on attending. Hope to see you there!


    Past LOFT Families Events:

    • December 2018: Holiday & Hot Chocolate Meet-up
    • October 2018: Halloween Party!
    • September 2018: Back to school meet-up!
    • July 2018: Summer Picnic Potluck!
    • June 2018: Meet-up at LOFT Pride!
    • March 2018: Saint Patrick's Day Holiday Party with crafts, light refreshments, and book reading.
    • January 2018: LOFT Families New Year Celebration with cookie decorating, crafts, and light refreshments.

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    LOFT Social Groups are open groups which welcome everyone ages 18 and over. Groups are led by members of the LGBT and allied communities. 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.

  • Saturday, April 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. 


     

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 02:00 PM

    We Sing for Justice Benefit Concert

    Hosted by The LOFT's Pride Chorus and Memorial United Methodist Church choir. Come join us on Saturday April 27th at 2:00pm in the MUMC sanctuary for an amazing afternoon filled with music and social justice.

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    This music-filled afternoon will feature songs from JusticeChoir.org whose mission is to further social and environmental justice movements by engaging communities in singing together. This mission is achieved by leading groups singing in a march or rally, or invite the community to a public forum of singing and conversation about local issues.


    The concert serves to highlight the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King Jr, honor the lives of people of TGNCNB experience, depict the resilience of those battling cancer, and a host of additional songs with the goal of lifting-up people's spirits.

    The event is free to attend, donations welcome.
    All funds support the ministry and justice efforts of the LOFT and Memorial UMC.

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 02:30 PM

    An Afternoon with the Arts

    Enjoy an afternoon with the arts on Saturday, April 27th at 3:00pm (doors open at 2:30pm).

    Featuring:

    Art by:

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    Debut Stage Reading of "The Man with the Floppy Ears" with local actors:

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    When: Sunday, April 27th at 3:00pm | Doors open at 2:30pm

    Where: 250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains | Upstairs from The LOFT in the MUMC Chapel


    Schedule:

    • 2:30pm - Queery will present their Sticks & Stones Art Exhibit featuring some new pieces to the collections
      • Refreshments will be served
      • Exhibit will continue during intermission and after the Stage Reading
    • 3:00pm - Introduction and Historical Context
    • 3:30pm - Debut Stage Reading of "The Man with the Floppy Ears" with local actors; written by playwrights Elwhy Jones & Phillip Reissman
    • 5:00pm - Question & Answer Session with playwrights

    About "The Man with the Floppy Ears":

    An aspiring young writer leaves his farm life in sesarch of the great American novel. In New York City he finds more than he bargans for in a sassy cross-dresser, a secretive Latin lover, and others while the police crackdown on the LGBT community in the absense of Prohibition.


    Free to attend. Donations to The LOFT are accepted.

    For questions, call: (914) 948-2932

    Sponsored by:

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  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 05:30 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 & 3rd Sundays of each month from 4:00pm to 5:30pm, and the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.

    Next meetings:

    • Sunday, April 7th & 21st at 4:00pm
    • Saturday, April 13th & 27th at 5:30pm


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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 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.

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 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, April 27, 2019 at 08:00 PM

    Entertainment at Eight

    Entertainment at Eight is a film screening group, which gathers twice a month to watch and discuss both contemporary and classic LGBT and mainstream films.

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    Entertainment at Eight meets on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of every month at 8:00pm.

    Next Meetings: Saturday, April 13th & 27th


    Saturday, April 13th

    The Breakfast Club

    (drama, comedy - 1985)

    Run time: 1 hour and 37 minutes

    Click here to view the trailer.

    Synopsis: Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal (Paul Gleason). The disparate group includes rebel John (Judd Nelson), princess Claire (Molly Ringwald), outcast Allison (Ally Sheedy), brainy Brian (Anthony Michael Hall) and Andrew (Emilio Estevez), the jock. Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently -- and when the day ends, they question whether school will ever be the same.

    Starring: Paul Gleason, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Michael Hall, Emilio Estevez

    Directed by: John Jughes

     


    Saturday, April 27th

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    (drama, biography - 2018)

    Run time: 2 hours and 13 minutes

    Click here to view the trailer.

    Synopsis: Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.

    Starring: Rami Malek, Ben Hardy, Lucy Boynton

    Directed by: Bryan Singer

     


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      Entertainment @ 8  
      01/01/2019 to 6/30/2019 Upcoming Movie List  
         
    Date Movie Title Genre
    01/12/2019 BlackKkKlansman (2018)  - 2hrs, 15 mins Biographical Drama
      Directed by Spike Lee  
      Starring John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace  
         
    01/26/2019 Breakfast At Tiffany's (1981)  - 1 hr, 55 mins Romantic Comedy
      Directed by Blake Edwards  
     

    Starring Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, B. Ebsen, M. Rooney, et al.

     
         
    02/09/2019 Into The Woods (2015)  - 2 hrs, 5 mins Musical
      Directed by Rob Marshall  
      Starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Tracey Ullman, Johnny Depp, et al.  
         
    02/23/2019 Crazy Rich Asians (2018) -  2 hrs, 1 min Romantic Drama
      Directed by John M. Chu  
      Starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding.Gemme Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina et al.  
         
    03/09/2019 A. I. Artificial Intelligence(2002) - 2 hrs, 26 mins Science Fisction
      Directed by Steven Spielberg  
      Starring Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor, , B. Gleason, William Hurt, et al.  
         
    03/23/2019 Mamma Mia!  Here We Go Again (2018) -  1 hr, 54 mins Muscial
      Directed by Oi Parker  
      Starring A.  Seyfried, L. James, C. Baranski, P. Brosnan, C. Firth, Cher, M. Streep, et al.  
         
    04/13/2019 The Breakfast Club (1985) - 1 hr, 37 mins Comedy
      Directed by John Hughes  
      Starring Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor,  B. Gleason, William Hurt, et al.  
         
    04/27/2019 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) -  2 hrs, 14 mins Biographical Drama
      Directed by Bryan Singer and Dexter Fletcher  
      Starring Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Mike Myers, et al.  
         
    05/11/2019 The Devil Wears Prada (2006) -  1 hr, 49 mins Dramedy
      Directed by David Frankel  
      Starring Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci, et al.  
         
    05/25/2019 Billy Elliott (2000) - 1 hr, 50 mins Drama
      Directed by Stephen Daldry  
      Starring Julie Walters, Gary Lewis, Jamie Bell, Jamie Draven, Adam Cooper  
         
    06/08/2019 Boy Erased (2018) -  1 hr, 55 mins Biographical Drama
      Directed by Joel Edgerton  
      Starring Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton, Cherry Jones, R. Crowe, et al.  
         
    06/22/2019 A Star Is Born (2018) -  2 hrs, 16 mins Romantic Drama
      Directed by Bradley Cooper  
      Starring Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle, Sam Elliott  
         

     


    LOFT Social Groups are open groups which welcome everyone ages 18 and over. Groups are led by members of the LGBT and allied communities. 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.

  • Sunday, April 28, 2019 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. Group is held from 1:30pm-2:30pm 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.

    Next meeting: Sunday, April 28th (note: this meeting was rescheduled from it's April 21st meeting date for the holidays) | New families arrive at 1:00pm, returning families arrive any time between 1-1:30pm


    Please Note: 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 Shepard at (914) 948-2932 x13 or shepard@loftgaycenter.org


    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.

  • Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 04:00 PM
    The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center

    Veg Out Potluck

    Join us in celebrating the joys of eating delicious plant-based foods. Feast on scrumptious dishes prepared by other LGBT folks and friends.  This is a great opportunity to share your favorite vegan dish or learn a new one!

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    The Veg Out Potluck will take place on the last Sunday of each month from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.
    Please bring a dish that doesn’t include milk, cheese, eggs, honey or meat. Kitchen facilities will be available to reheat items. Paper goods and serving utensils will be provided.

    April meeting: April 28th

    May meeting: May 19th (instead of May 26th due to holiday)


    Click to see all groups on our calendar!


    LOFT Social Groups are open groups which welcome everyone ages 18 and over. Groups are led by members of the LGBT and allied communities. 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.

  • Monday, April 29, 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.