LOFT Calendar

  • Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 11:30 AM
    The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center in White Plains, NY

    (IP): Silver Connections Lunch and Learn

    Silver Connections hosts a Lunch & Learn meeting on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 11:30am-1:00pm. These meetings feature a community presenter. This is a program of Silver Connections, The LOFT's program for LGBTQ+ community members ages 55+.


    - May LUNCH & LEARN -

    Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

    At any age, there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health. These may also help to keep our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline. This workshop covers four areas associated with healthy aging: Cognitive activity, exercise, diet/nutrition and social engagement. Drawing on the latest research, this program explores steps to take to improve or maintain overall health in each area.   

    WHEN: Tuesday, May 28th, from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    WHERE: The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center

    TOPIC: Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

    REGISTER: Please register using the link below - if you have any questions, please reach out to Alicia at [email protected] 914-948-2932 ext. 13

     


    Learn more about Silver Connections here!

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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.

  • Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 07:00 PM
    The LOFT in White Plains, NY

    (IP): Al-Anon (AAC)


     

    WHEN: Meets weekly on Tuesdays from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    WHERE: The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center

    CONTACT: [email protected] with any questions!


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  • Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 07:30 PM
    VIRTUAL

    (V): Men's Peer Support Group

    The Men's Peer Support Group is an open-topic group run by a trained peer facilitator for men. For ages 18+, who identify as gay, bisexual, pansexual, or are questioning their sexuality.


    WHEN: Tuesday evenings from 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    WHERE: Virtual meeting - please register below to access the Zoom link

    CONTACT: [email protected] or call The LOFT's Helpline at (914) 948-2932 x13 if you have any questions about the group!


    LOFT Peer Support Groups are open-topic, drop-in groups. 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 the responsibility of participants.


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  • Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 07:30 PM · 2 rsvps
    Zoom

    Bi Group 5-28-24

    The Bisexual Peer Support Group is an open-topic group run by a trained facilitator.
    The group is open to all who identify as bisexual, pansexual, or who are questioning their sexuality.


    Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this group will be meeting virtually until further notice. (Click here to learn more)


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    When: This group meets on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday evenings of each month from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.

    To join the next meetingClick to view on calendar or Click here for more information.

    Contact: [email protected] or (914)-948-2932 extension 13

  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 08:00 AM
    VIRTUAL

    (V): Qigong

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    We will learn a simple 9-form practice designed to gather, purify, and transform our internal energy (qi). In addition to learning the form, we will discuss basic concepts of qigong and delve into some principles of qigong movement. These practices can be done standing, seated, or lying down. No prior experience or props are needed and all skill levels will find something new in this practice. The complimentary course is oriented to those of the LGBTQ+ community and designed with folx of that identity in mind. Particular focus will be brought to LGBTQ+ experience and the possibilities for qigong to provide a platform for acceptance, healing, and growth. 

    Qigong is a very accessible, no sweat workout but it is still a physical activity. Those who RSVP will be asked to complete a waiver confirming that they feel able to participate. 


    WHEN: Wednesday mornings from 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM with an optional 15-minute debrief and discussion

    WHERE: Virtual Meeting - register below to receive Zoom link

    WHO: LGBTQ+ community members who are aged 18+

     

    Please complete required waiver here

    Teacher Bio: B. Leavitt ("believe it!") is an evolving gender fluid person who is a lawyer, parent and qigong teacher/practitioner. They have a 200-hour teaching certification from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi. Qigong ("chee-gung") has been a vital part of B's journey and they view the practice as having profound potential for providing TGNCNB folx a safe and powerful pathway to ease and comfort in their bodies. Focusing less on the outer appearance of qigong forms and more on the inner experience of movement, B creates a fun, open and healing practice. Following this qigong series for the TGNCNB communities, B. plans to offer a series for the LGBTQ+ communities to participate in. Dates of that series are to be determined.

    A donation is accepted for our Qigong teacher for those who are able, recommended at $10 via Venmo or in-person.


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

    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.


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  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 07:00 PM

    Pride Volunteer Orientation

    Virtual: Westchester Pride Volunteer Orientation, Wednesday, May 29th, 7pm-8pm ET

    Pre-registration form required on LOFT website. Click here to register. 

  • Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 05:30 PM
    VIRTUAL

    (V): C.A.L.M - Centered at LOFT Meditation

    Discover tranquility at C.A.L.M. - Centered at LOFT Meditation, a welcoming group within The LOFT community. Step into a space where individuals from all walks of life can come together to unwind and recenter their minds.

    Immerse yourself in a diverse range of soothing meditations, from calming breath exercises to guided sessions, mindfulness practices, and enchanting mantras. C.A.L.M. offers a unique blend of techniques designed to cater to various preferences, ensuring that everyone finds their path to inner peace.

    This inter-generational program is part of Silver Connections, The LOFT's initiative for LGBTQ+ community members aged 55 and above. However, this inclusive meditation experience is open to individuals of all ages, 18 and older. Join us as we create a harmonious space to foster well-being and connection within our vibrant community.


    WHEN: Every Thursday evening from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    WHERE: Virtual meeting - please register below to access the Zoom link

    CONTACT: Call The LOFT's Helpline at (914) 948-2932 x13 if you have any questions about the group!

    The LOFT and Queery volunteer James Young facilitates this group. To learn more about James and Queery, click here.

     


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


    View all groups on our calendar!


     

  • Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 06:00 PM
    Virtual

    (V): One Voice: LGBTQ+ HIV/AIDS Support Group

    One Voice: HIV/AIDS Support Group is an open-topic support meeting for anyone living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, ages 18+. 


    WHEN: The last Thursday of the month from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    WHERE: Virtual meeting - please register below to access the Zoom link

    CONTACT: Call The LOFT's Helpline at (914) 948-2932 x13 if you have any questions about the group!


    One Voice will include services such as:

    • Guest Speakers
    • Peer Support Groups
    • Resource Guides
    • Community Outreach & Advocacy
    • Monthly HIV/STI Testing and Safer Sex Counseling provided by Project INFORM, a program of HVCS

    All services are provided in a safe and confidential environment.


    LOFT Peer Support Groups are open-topic drop-in groups. 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 the responsibility of participants.


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  • Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 07:00 PM
    Virtual in

    (IP): Queer Voices

    A safe space for LGBTQ+ songwriters & performers to share music, learn, and support one another.


    - MAY 30TH GUEST SPEAKER -

    MUSIC INDUSTRY JEWEL SESSIONS WITH JAI YOKO

    Jai Yoko, a distinguished figure in music management and mentorship, embodies innovation and empowerment in the music industry. As the founder of Jai Yoko Entertainment (@jaiyokoent), she offers a comprehensive range of services including artist development, rights management, and industry consulting. Her commitment is reflected in her roles across various boards including the Recording Academy, Songwriters Organization of North America (SONA), and RAMPD, highlighting her dedication to artist growth and education. Jai's mission is to demystify the music business, enabling artists to secure their rights and achieve artistic independence.

    Don't miss this incredible opportunity to learn from a true industry leader! Register now!

    WHEN: Thursday, May 30, from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    WHERE: Virtual Event (register below to access link)

    CONTACT: For questions, contact CRNY Artist in Residence Christina at [email protected] or (914)-948-2932 extension 18


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

    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.


    View all groups on our calendar!


     

  • Friday, May 31, 2024 at 06:30 PM

    Youth Night 5-31-24

    LGBTQ+ Youth Night

    LGBTQ+ Youth Night is a youth-only social & support space for LGBTQ+ and allied youth in 5th-12th grades. Come out to meet new friends & have fun! Free pizza and snacks are provided. Provided in partnership with The LOFT LGBTQ+ Center and WJCS Center Lane.


    WHEN: The 1st & 3rd Fridays of the month from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (In May 2024, meeting on 5th Friday May 31st since Youth Night did not meet on May 17th due LGBTQ+ Prom). 

    WHO: LGBTQ+ and allied youth in 5th-12th grades

    WHERE: The LOFT LGBTQ+ Center: 252 Bryant Ave, White Plains, NY 10605

    CONTACT: For questions, contact The LOFT: [email protected] or WJCS Center Lane: [email protected]