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  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 11:30 AM

    4th Tuesday Outing - Social at The LOFT

    Due to the weather, the Senior Citizen Pool Party has been cancelled. Silver Connections will be having a social at The LOFT from 11:30am-1:00pm instead.
    (252 Bryant Avenue, WP, NY, 10605).

    Senior Citizen Pool Party & BBQ

    Break out your sunglasses, beach towel, and favorite swimsuit and join us for a day at the pool!

    Silver Connections will be arranging a small group to join in on the annual "Senior Citizens Pool Party and BBQ!" Sponsored by Westchester County Parks and the county's Department of Senior Programs and Services. This is a free event, but an optional lunch is provided for a $4 fee.

    If you'd like to join our group, please RSVP to Shepard at shephard@loftgaycenter.org or (914) 948 - 2932x13 no later than June 12th.

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 05:00 PM
    The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center

    Free HIV/STI Testing

    Free HIV/STI Testing is provided through a collaboration with Hudson Valley Community Services (HVCS) on a monthly basis at The LOFT. Includes testing for Hepatitis C, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis.

    The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center
    252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605


    Free HIV/STI Testing is conducted at The LOFT every 3rd Tuesday of month from 5:00pm-8:00pm (with the last test taken at 7:30 pm).  Testing is fast, free, and discreet.  Please note, for June only, screening will be on the 4th Tuesday and the screener will not be able to test for Hepatitis C.

     

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    If you are unable to drop-in on the 3rd Tuesday, you can make an appointment with an HVCS tester for another day and time. Contact: 

    Cato Jones
    Inform Prevention Specialist
    Hudson Valley Community Services, Inc.
    Office Phone: (914) 785-8214
    Office Cell: 914-486-8047
    cjones@hudsonvalleycs.org

    The LOFT welcomes STI Prevention Specialist Stephanie Cowell from HVCS who will now be joining Cato Jones, Inform Prevention Specialist, to provide free monthly HIV/STI testing at the center.  Two testers now means shorter wait times!

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 06:30 PM

    Al-Anon ACC

    Al-Anon Adult Child (AAC) is a support group for the friends and families of problem drinkers.

    The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center
    252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605


    Al-Anon meets weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

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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 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 to the responsibility of participants.

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 07:30 PM

    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.

    The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center
    252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605


    The Bisexual Peer Support Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings of each month from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.


    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, June 26, 2019 at 08:30 AM
    Atria Woodlands - 1017 Saw Mill River Road, Ardsley, NY 10502

    Livable Communities Alzheimer’s and Dementia Collaborative

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM

    Spirituality Support & Discussion

    The Spirituality Support & Discussion Group is a meeting for all over 18 to discover, rekindle, or live in faith and/or spirituality. Individuals of any belief system are welcome to participate in discussion, share experiences, questions/concerns, and seek advice with other spiritual individuals.


    This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 11:00am to 12:30pm.

    Both open topic discussion groups: Share thoughts and experiences that interest you, and reflect with others.


    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, June 26, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    The LOFT: LGBT Community Center in White Plains, NY

    Pride Chorus

    Love to sing? Pride chorus meets for 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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    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.


     

    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, June 26, 2019 at 06:30 PM

    TransParentcy Youth Group

    This group is run by Center Lane:

    TransParentcy is run by Center Lane staff at The LOFT center in White Plains. 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.

    The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center
    252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605


    TransParentcy meets at The LOFT on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of every month from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  TransParentcy (Youth Only) meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6:30pm-8:30pm.


  • Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    Bedford Playhouse in Bedford, NY

    To Wong Foo Pride Screening at Bedford Playhouse

    Bedford Playhouse is celebrating Pride month with a one-time-only special screening of To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar.

    Featuring a pre-party with special guests: Connecticut’s Queen of Mean, Kiki Lucia and her cohort Miss Frank! Both will mingle, mix, sass and perform with guests at a pre-party celebration at Bambi’s Bar in the Playhouse Cafe.

    When: Thursday, June 7 | Party begins at 6pm and screening begins at 7pm

    Where: Bedford Playhouse | 633 Old Post Rd, Bedford, NY 10506

    Click here to find out more information about the event and to buy tickets.

    SYNOPSIS: Patrick Swayze, John Leguizamo and Wesley Snipes star in this hilarious adventure about three transvestites on the cross-country road trip of a lifetime. On their way to Hollywood for a drag queen beauty pageant, Vida (Swayze), Chi Chi (Leguizamo) and Noxeema (Snipes) get stranded in the tiny Midwestern town of Snydersville. Determined to make the best of a bad situation, the “girls” set out to repair the broken hearts, broken dreams and broken nails of the small-town residents during one wildly outrageous weekend.

  • Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    The LOFT

    ¡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 last Thursday of every month from 7:00pm-8:30pm.

    Next Meeting: June 27th at 7pm


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