LOFT Calendar

  • Monday, February 26, 2024 at 07:00 PM
    VIRTUAL

    (V): LGBTQ+ People of Color Peer Support Group

    The LOFT's LGBTQ+ People of Color Peer Support Group is an open discussion group for LGBTQ+ People of Color including any/all peoples of African, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, Asian or Pacific Island descent.


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


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    WHEN: 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    WHERE: Virtual

    CONTACT: [email protected] or call The LOFT's helpline at (914) 948-2932 x13 with any questions!

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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.


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  • Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 11:30 AM
    The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center in White Plains, NY

    (IP): Silver Connections Lunch and Learn

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


    If you would like to attend, please click the button below.  We look forward to seeing you!

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    Click here to register for LOFT virtual programs


    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, February 27, 2024 at 07:00 PM
    The LOFT in White Plains, NY

    (IP): Al-Anon (AAC)


    WHEN: every Tuesday from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    WHERE: The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center

    CONTACT: [email protected] with any questions!


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  • Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 07:30 PM
    VIRTUAL

    (V): Bisexual Peer Support Group

     

    The Bisexual Peer Support Group is an open topic group run by a trained facilitator. The group open to all who identify as bisexual 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: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    WHERE: Virtual

    CONTACT: [email protected] or call The LOFT's helpline at (914) 948-2932 x13 with any questions!

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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.


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  • Tuesday, February 27, 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.
    Ages 18 and older, who identify as gay, bisexual, pansexual, or 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: every Tuesday from 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    WHERE: Virtual

    CONTACT: [email protected] or call The LOFT's helpline at (914) 948-2932 x13 with any questions!

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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.


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  • Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 08:00 AM
    VIRTUAL

    (V): Qigong

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    The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center’s Trans Support of the Hudson Valley program presents: Qigong for the TGNCNB Communities

    WHEN: every Wednesday from 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

    WHERE: Virtual

    CONTACT: [email protected] with any questions!

    This series is free to TGNCNB community members who are age 18+. A dāna is accepted for our qigong teacher for those who are able, recommended at $10 via Venmo or in-person.

    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 TGNCNB community and designed with folx of that identity in mind. Particular focus will be brought to TGNCNB 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 you feel able to participate. Participants can attend all 6 sessions or the session dates that fit with their schedule.


    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.


  • Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 11:30 AM
    White Plains Library Art Gallery in White Plains, NY

    (IP): The Artists LOFT

     

    All are welcome to an Artist Talk with Elizabeth de Béthune. Come hear about what inspired her portraits of LGBTQ residents and what she learned from her subjects during the artistic process. This is a joint outing of The Artists LOFT & Silver Connections groups. Following the gallery visit, the group will have lunch at the library's Everyday Healthy Café.

    WHEN: Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    WHERE: White Plains Library Art Gallery
    100 Martine Ave, White Plains, NY 10601

    CONTACT: Sphynxx, CRNY Artist in Residence, at [email protected] or (914) 948-2932 x18


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    The Artists LOFT is a fun opportunity to let your creativity flow. Come and meet new people and each month experience a different art project and adventure. No artistic experience necessary, this is a judgement free zone and materials will be provided.
    The Artists LOFT is facilitated by The LOFT's Creatives Rebuild New York Artist-In-Residence Sphynxx and will feature a monthly art night and a monthly art related outing. Dates and times for these will vary month to month.

    The Artists LOFT is free to participate in, donations are always welcome. Costs associated with the monthly art outings will be the responsibility of each attendee. 


    LOFT Social Groups are open groups that welcome everyone ages 18 and over. Groups are led by members of the LGBTQ+ 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. To donate, click here or text The LOFT to 44321.


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  • Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 02:00 PM
    The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center in White Plains, NY

    FREE Mental Health Therapy


    The LOFT is a weekly site for Mental Health Association of Westchester's "Driving Toward Resilience" program, which brings behavioral health mobile units to local organizations for FREE, confidential therapy appointments available.


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    WHEN: every Wednesday from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Appointment REQUIRED)

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

    CONTACT: [email protected] or call Laura Ferrelli (914) 598-7264 to participate,
    or ask our helpline for assistance at [email protected] with the subject line "Mental Health Therapy"

    Check the LOFT calendar to make sure the mobile unit will be here before you make your appointment!

    To learn more about Mental Health Association (MHA) Driving Towards Resilience program: CLICK HERE!

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    There is no fee to attend. Donations are welcome. Suggested donation is $5; more if you can, less if you can't. To donate, click here or text The LOFT to 44321.


     

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 06:30 PM
    The LOFT LBGTQ+ Campus in White Plains, NY

    (IP): TransParentcy

    WJCS Center Lane is where LGBTQIA+ youth create community, connect with culture, and contribute to the world! (FAQ)

    TransParentcy is a support group for Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Non-Binary (TGNCNB) youth ages 13-21 and their parents/guardians. TGNCNB and gender-expansive youth meet in one room while parents/caregivers meet next door so everyone has an opportunity to discuss topics of concern with peers. TransParentcy groups are often smaller, focus on a more specific audience, and can be short-term.

    More about TransParentcy!


    PLEASE NOTE: This group meets IN-PERSON on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month. There are no more virtual meetings.

    WHEN: The 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    WHERE: The LOFT: 252 Bryant Ave, White Plains, NY

    WHO: TGNG Youth ages 13-21 and their caregivers

    CONTACT: [email protected] or call (914) 423-0610 with any questions!

    Center Lane provides affirming supportive, educational, and recreational programming for LGBTQIA+ youth. Facilitated by supportive adult experts, group discussions and activities are welcoming spaces where youth can feel safe sharing difficult experiences, discussing personal issues, developing friendships, problem-solving with other youth and adult mentors, and engaging as leaders.


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  • Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 05:30 PM
    VIRTUAL

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

    C.A.L.M. - Centered at LOFT Meditation is a group at The LOFT open to all in the community who are seeking a space to unwind and recenter. Join us for a variety of relaxing meditations, including breath, guided, mindfulness, mantra, and more.
    This is an inter-generational program of Silver Connections, The LOFT's program for LGBTQ+ community members ages 55+. This program is open to anyone, ages 18 and older.


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

    WHEN: every Thursday from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    WHERE: Virtual

    CONTACT: [email protected] or call The LOFT's helpline at (914) 948-2932 x13 with any questions!

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    Open to all skill and experience levels.

    In this time when our lives are very off balanced, a centering practice can be a useful tool to get through challenging moments. Utilizing guided meditation, breathing exercises and reading and reflection, this session will introduce a variety of practices to help you feel grounded and centered to better connect to your emotional core.

    This virtual group is facilitated by The LOFT and Queery volunteer James Young. To learn more about James and Queery, click here.


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


    Learn more about Silver Connections here!

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