Listening For Action: Virtual Community Town Hall

Mark your calendars and plan to join the Center’s Board of Directors and staff for our next “Listening for Action” event – everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend! Thursday April 29th 6-8pm on Zoom! We want to update you on the many actions taken during the past months since our last town hall, as well as provide a preview of what’s in store for the rest of 2021 ahead.

Questions or things you want to hear about? Contact us at info@lgbtqcenter.org. Click here to register today!

 

 

 

 

First Friday Sound Bath

First Friday Sound Bath is a 30 minute sound bath experience with the Centers music therapist, Timothy Doak. Sound baths are a meditative experience of deep listening and being “bathed” in sound’s vibrations from various musical instruments. Timothy will lead you into a meditative music space on the First Friday of each month from 5-5:30pm on Zoom. If you can’t attend, it will be available on the Center’s YouTube (https://bit.ly/2NXKtTS) after the conclusion of the sound bath. To register for the event, email wellbeing@lgbtqcenter.org for the Zoom link.

Vinyasa Yoga Flow

Vinyasa yoga is a flowing practice with a focus on synchronizing the breath and continuous flow of movement within the body. This class will help cultivate being in the present moment and focus on physical and mental well-being. These classes will feature several elements of traditional yoga—sun salutations, standing poses, preparation for arm balances & backbends, with focus on gaze point guided by a steady breath. Our goal together will be to bring about a sound, healthy body and a clear, peaceful mind. In an effort to protect the safety of our community, we are asking those interested in participating to register before the group.
To join the group, please email Timothy Doak (t.doak@lgbtqcenter.org) or text 845-481-3419 with your name and email address.

PFLAG Group

A support, education and advocacy group for the parents, families, and friends of LGBTQ+ people. PFLAG, formerly known as Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, is the United States’ largest organization for parents, families, friends, and allies united with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ+).

The group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. To join the group, e-mail Fran Divine at:  frandivine@gmail.com

Holiday SAGE Table

The 2020 winter holiday season may look different than usual, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate. This year, we will celebrate online with something that connects people across many diverse cultures: food! Though we will not be physically together at the same table, we invite you to bring your own favorite meal to our virtual table for this intergenerational celebration of our community.

We will have a keynote presentation by Sonya Joy Key from the Poughkeepsie Farm Project and enjoy music from LGBTQ chorus, Key of Q!

To register, fill out the form here or email info@lgbtqcenter.org

 

23rd Annual Lesbians & Friends LGBTQ+ Dance

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is hosting its 23rd Annual LGBTQ+ Dance. This event will take place virtually on October 24th from 7-9 pm. The event will benefit MBCC’s unique focus on breast cancer prevention and we hope that people will support us locally and nationally. The event will feature Comedian, Karen Williams, Liz Nania from OUT to Dance teaching dance lessons with no partner needed (cha-cha, rhumba, salsa, and merengue), DJ Shelly Cullen, and special guests!

Healthy Youth Relationships

Join Timothy Doak and Emma Nevel for a youth workshop on cultivating and exploring healthy, nourishing and meaningful relationships. We will focus specifically on LGBTQ+ partnerships, friendships and communities.

Teen Night: Self Expression Cabaret

On July 17th from 3-5pm, Teen Night is all about self-expression in whatever form you find it and whatever way you want to share it.
Gender affirming clothes.
Cosplay.
Drag.
Make up.
Your style icon.
Sketches, drawings, art, and music.

LGBTQ+ teens between 12 and 19 years old should email programs@lgbtqcenter.org for details.
If you are new to center youth programs be prepared to get on a quick call to confirm your age ahead of the event.

Virtual Pride Month Storytime

June is National Pride Month! Celebrate and join us for this special read aloud as we celebrate all types of love and all kinds of families. We will be reading Mighty May Won’t Cry Today, a story about May, an imaginative and determined girl who tries not to shed a tear on her first day of school but with the help of her two moms, learns why it’s okay to cry.

Storytime will include:

  • Q&A with the authors and illustrator
  • A live drawing by the illustrator
  • A raffle to win a signed book, the live doodle, and a denim bag!

All attendees will receive a free e-book and free digital coloring pages.

Register for free here: https://bit.ly/mmstorytime

All ages and families welcome!