Monthly Calendar of Activities

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Book Club 2:00 pm
Book Club @ Griot Circle
Apr 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The GRIOT Circle Book Club meets weekly to discuss the chosen book and to share insights. The Book Club gives our members a way to share and create avenues for friendship and socialization. The books…
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Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Apr 4 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle | New York | United States
Each week GRIOT provides a free healthy and nutritious lunch for seniors. Monday through Friday, from 12:30-1:30 pm. As a service provided through DFTA (Department For the Aging) a hot lunch along with a beverage…
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Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Apr 5 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle | New York | United States
Each week GRIOT provides a free healthy and nutritious lunch for seniors. Monday through Friday, from 12:30-1:30 pm. As a service provided through DFTA (Department For the Aging) a hot lunch along with a beverage…
Men’s HIV 50+ Support Group 2:00 pm
Men’s HIV 50+ Support Group @ GRIOT Circle
Apr 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A support group for older male survivors of HIV to discuss their unique issues in a safe space. This group meets on Wednesdays from 2-4 pm with a group facilitator. All activities are confidential and…
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Jazzercise/Stretching 11:00 am
Jazzercise/Stretching @ GRIOT Circle
Apr 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jazzercise/Stretching @ GRIOT Circle | New York | United States
Join Terri Davis as she facilitates an exercise program to alleviate and improve arthritis and other movement ailments. This is a great low impact program for all body types and ailments.   Terri Davis, is a professional instructor…
Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Apr 6 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle | New York | United States
Each week GRIOT provides a free healthy and nutritious lunch for seniors. Monday through Friday, from 12:30-1:30 pm. As a service provided through DFTA (Department For the Aging) a hot lunch along with a beverage…
Crocheting & Knitting Class 1:30 pm
Crocheting & Knitting Class @ GRIOT Circle
Apr 6 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
GRIOT Circle offers a beginner’s Crotchet and Knitting class each Thursday from 1:30-3. This is a free program offered to the LGBTQ over 50 community. Come and learn a new skill and meet new people.…
Women’s Group 3:00 pm
Women’s Group @ GRIOT Circle
Apr 6 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Are you interested in meeting other lesbian and bisexual women with similar interests or sharing your concerns with other women in a safe and supportive environment? GRIOT offers a robust array of activities and support groups…
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Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Apr 7 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle | New York | United States
Each week GRIOT provides a free healthy and nutritious lunch for seniors. Monday through Friday, from 12:30-1:30 pm. As a service provided through DFTA (Department For the Aging) a hot lunch along with a beverage…
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Open Meditation 11:00 am
Open Meditation @ GRIOT Circle
Apr 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Meditation @ GRIOT Circle  | New York | United States
Open Meditation This is a relaxing and re-rejuvenating program for seniors. Doug Macon, a licensed practitioner, brings his many years of experience to GRIOT. This program is designed for all physical types. Participants will learn how…
Book Club 2:00 pm
Book Club @ Griot Circle
Apr 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The GRIOT Circle Book Club meets weekly to discuss the chosen book and to share insights. The Book Club gives our members a way to share and create avenues for friendship and socialization. The books…
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Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Apr 11 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle | New York | United States
Each week GRIOT provides a free healthy and nutritious lunch for seniors. Monday through Friday, from 12:30-1:30 pm. As a service provided through DFTA (Department For the Aging) a hot lunch along with a beverage…
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Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Apr 12 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle | New York | United States
Each week GRIOT provides a free healthy and nutritious lunch for seniors. Monday through Friday, from 12:30-1:30 pm. As a service provided through DFTA (Department For the Aging) a hot lunch along with a beverage…
Men’s HIV 50+ Support Group 2:00 pm
Men’s HIV 50+ Support Group @ GRIOT Circle
Apr 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A support group for older male survivors of HIV to discuss their unique issues in a safe space. This group meets on Wednesdays from 2-4 pm with a group facilitator. All activities are confidential and…
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Jazzercise/Stretching 11:00 am
Jazzercise/Stretching @ GRIOT Circle
Apr 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jazzercise/Stretching @ GRIOT Circle | New York | United States
Join Terri Davis as she facilitates an exercise program to alleviate and improve arthritis and other movement ailments. This is a great low impact program for all body types and ailments.   Terri Davis, is a professional instructor…
Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Apr 13 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle | New York | United States
Each week GRIOT provides a free healthy and nutritious lunch for seniors. Monday through Friday, from 12:30-1:30 pm. As a service provided through DFTA (Department For the Aging) a hot lunch along with a beverage…
Crocheting & Knitting Class 1:30 pm
Crocheting & Knitting Class @ GRIOT Circle
Apr 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
GRIOT Circle offers a beginner’s Crotchet and Knitting class each Thursday from 1:30-3. This is a free program offered to the LGBTQ over 50 community. Come and learn a new skill and meet new people.…
Women’s Group 3:00 pm
Women’s Group @ GRIOT Circle
Apr 13 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Are you interested in meeting other lesbian and bisexual women with similar interests or sharing your concerns with other women in a safe and supportive environment? GRIOT offers a robust array of activities and support groups…
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Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Apr 14 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle | New York | United States
Each week GRIOT provides a free healthy and nutritious lunch for seniors. Monday through Friday, from 12:30-1:30 pm. As a service provided through DFTA (Department For the Aging) a hot lunch along with a beverage…
Woodcarving 2:00 pm
Woodcarving @ GRIOT Circle
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Woodcarving @ GRIOT Circle | New York | United States
  Learn the fine art of woodcarving from a seasoned pro. No experience necessary. Woodcarving tools are provided. Contact GRIOT at 718-246-2775 to learn more or to join This is a free program
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Weekly Current Events 11:00 am
Weekly Current Events @ GRIOT Circle
Apr 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Test your news knowledge and engage with a lively group of people interested in today’s news. A great way to meet new people and to discuss topics which affect us. To join, contact GRIOT @…
Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Apr 17 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle | New York | United States
Each week GRIOT provides a free healthy and nutritious lunch for seniors. Monday through Friday, from 12:30-1:30 pm. As a service provided through DFTA (Department For the Aging) a hot lunch along with a beverage…
Book Club 2:00 pm
Book Club @ Griot Circle
Apr 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The GRIOT Circle Book Club meets weekly to discuss the chosen book and to share insights. The Book Club gives our members a way to share and create avenues for friendship and socialization. The books…
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Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Apr 18 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle | New York | United States
Each week GRIOT provides a free healthy and nutritious lunch for seniors. Monday through Friday, from 12:30-1:30 pm. As a service provided through DFTA (Department For the Aging) a hot lunch along with a beverage…
Just Say Yes 1:00 pm
Just Say Yes @ GRIOT Circle
Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Just Say Yes to nutrition!! This hands on monthly class will show participants how to buy and eat healthy, no matter your spending budget. This class includes a short lecture, cooking demonstrations and resources such…
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Tech with Drey 11:00 am
Tech with Drey @ GRIOT Circle
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
You have a new gadget and just don’t know how to send pictures, print or share information to  friend’s device? This walk in program is designed for those looking to learn how to work with…
Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Apr 19 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle | New York | United States
Each week GRIOT provides a free healthy and nutritious lunch for seniors. Monday through Friday, from 12:30-1:30 pm. As a service provided through DFTA (Department For the Aging) a hot lunch along with a beverage…
Men’s HIV 50+ Support Group 2:00 pm
Men’s HIV 50+ Support Group @ GRIOT Circle
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A support group for older male survivors of HIV to discuss their unique issues in a safe space. This group meets on Wednesdays from 2-4 pm with a group facilitator. All activities are confidential and…
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Give Out Day
Give Out Day @ GRIOT Circle
Apr 20 all-day
Give Out Day @ GRIOT Circle | New York | United States
You can make a difference on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017!  Once again GRIOT Circle is participating in this very important event. Give OUT Day is the ONLY national day of giving for the LGBTQ community –…
Jazzercise/Stretching 11:00 am
Jazzercise/Stretching @ GRIOT Circle
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jazzercise/Stretching @ GRIOT Circle | New York | United States
Join Terri Davis as she facilitates an exercise program to alleviate and improve arthritis and other movement ailments. This is a great low impact program for all body types and ailments.   Terri Davis, is a professional instructor…
Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Apr 20 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle | New York | United States
Each week GRIOT provides a free healthy and nutritious lunch for seniors. Monday through Friday, from 12:30-1:30 pm. As a service provided through DFTA (Department For the Aging) a hot lunch along with a beverage…
Crocheting & Knitting Class 1:30 pm
Crocheting & Knitting Class @ GRIOT Circle
Apr 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
GRIOT Circle offers a beginner’s Crotchet and Knitting class each Thursday from 1:30-3. This is a free program offered to the LGBTQ over 50 community. Come and learn a new skill and meet new people.…
Women’s Group 3:00 pm
Women’s Group @ GRIOT Circle
Apr 20 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Are you interested in meeting other lesbian and bisexual women with similar interests or sharing your concerns with other women in a safe and supportive environment? GRIOT offers a robust array of activities and support groups…
GRIOT Town Hall 6:00 pm
GRIOT Town Hall @ RAICES Senior Center
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
GRIOT Circle Town Hall 2017 Thursday April 20h 6-8 RAICES 460 Atlantic Avenue (between Nevins and Bond St.) Join us as we share with the community the direction of GRIOT and the organization’s plans for…
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Sitting Tai Chi 11:00 am
Sitting Tai Chi @ GRIOT Circle
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Dr. Mzuri Hudson brings her 35 years of experience of using holistic health to GRIOT. Sitting Tai Chi for Older Adults will help those with arthritis and other ailments that prevent full movement. Designed for all…
Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Apr 21 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle | New York | United States
Each week GRIOT provides a free healthy and nutritious lunch for seniors. Monday through Friday, from 12:30-1:30 pm. As a service provided through DFTA (Department For the Aging) a hot lunch along with a beverage…
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Open Meditation 11:00 am
Open Meditation @ GRIOT Circle
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Meditation @ GRIOT Circle  | New York | United States
Open Meditation This is a relaxing and re-rejuvenating program for seniors. Doug Macon, a licensed practitioner, brings his many years of experience to GRIOT. This program is designed for all physical types. Participants will learn how…
Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Apr 24 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle | New York | United States
Each week GRIOT provides a free healthy and nutritious lunch for seniors. Monday through Friday, from 12:30-1:30 pm. As a service provided through DFTA (Department For the Aging) a hot lunch along with a beverage…
Book Club 2:00 pm
Book Club @ Griot Circle
Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The GRIOT Circle Book Club meets weekly to discuss the chosen book and to share insights. The Book Club gives our members a way to share and create avenues for friendship and socialization. The books…
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Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Apr 25 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle | New York | United States
Each week GRIOT provides a free healthy and nutritious lunch for seniors. Monday through Friday, from 12:30-1:30 pm. As a service provided through DFTA (Department For the Aging) a hot lunch along with a beverage…
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Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Apr 26 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle | New York | United States
Each week GRIOT provides a free healthy and nutritious lunch for seniors. Monday through Friday, from 12:30-1:30 pm. As a service provided through DFTA (Department For the Aging) a hot lunch along with a beverage…
Men’s HIV 50+ Support Group 2:00 pm
Men’s HIV 50+ Support Group @ GRIOT Circle
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A support group for older male survivors of HIV to discuss their unique issues in a safe space. This group meets on Wednesdays from 2-4 pm with a group facilitator. All activities are confidential and…
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Jazzercise/Stretching 11:00 am
Jazzercise/Stretching @ GRIOT Circle
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jazzercise/Stretching @ GRIOT Circle | New York | United States
Join Terri Davis as she facilitates an exercise program to alleviate and improve arthritis and other movement ailments. This is a great low impact program for all body types and ailments.   Terri Davis, is a professional instructor…
Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Apr 27 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle | New York | United States
Each week GRIOT provides a free healthy and nutritious lunch for seniors. Monday through Friday, from 12:30-1:30 pm. As a service provided through DFTA (Department For the Aging) a hot lunch along with a beverage…
Crocheting & Knitting Class 1:30 pm
Crocheting & Knitting Class @ GRIOT Circle
Apr 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
GRIOT Circle offers a beginner’s Crotchet and Knitting class each Thursday from 1:30-3. This is a free program offered to the LGBTQ over 50 community. Come and learn a new skill and meet new people.…
Women’s Group 3:00 pm
Women’s Group @ GRIOT Circle
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Are you interested in meeting other lesbian and bisexual women with similar interests or sharing your concerns with other women in a safe and supportive environment? GRIOT offers a robust array of activities and support groups…
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Sitting Tai Chi 11:00 am
Sitting Tai Chi @ GRIOT Circle
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Dr. Mzuri Hudson brings her 35 years of experience of using holistic health to GRIOT. Sitting Tai Chi for Older Adults will help those with arthritis and other ailments that prevent full movement. Designed for all…
Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Apr 28 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle | New York | United States
Each week GRIOT provides a free healthy and nutritious lunch for seniors. Monday through Friday, from 12:30-1:30 pm. As a service provided through DFTA (Department For the Aging) a hot lunch along with a beverage…
Woodcarving 2:00 pm
Woodcarving @ GRIOT Circle
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Woodcarving @ GRIOT Circle | New York | United States
  Learn the fine art of woodcarving from a seasoned pro. No experience necessary. Woodcarving tools are provided. Contact GRIOT at 718-246-2775 to learn more or to join This is a free program
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To join or for more information, contact us at 718-246-2775.

All classes are free unless noted and open to LGBTQ elders and elder allies 50 and over.

Each class offers a wonderful experience of learning and a great way to meet new people.

Print the Monthly Calendar of Events here.

Programs and Services

Health and Wellness

At GRIOT, the health and wellness of our members is a top priority. We have a number of resources available to help members build important skills and knowledge to stay happy and healthy.

Leadership Opportunities

Leadership and volunteer opportunities help members build a sense of community, while providing them with ways to give back. Learn more about how you can get involved.

Member Programs

GRIOT Members are eligible for all of our services and programs including case management, Buddy 2 Buddy Peer Caregiver Program, and Congregate Meal Lunch Program.

Health and Wellness

Activities and educational opportunities are provided on a daily basis in order to build upon the skills, knowledge, and unique abilities of the members. Some programs are provided through a partnership with SAGE.

Core psycho/educational and recreational programs include the “Men over 50 HIV Support Group,” “Women’s Support Group,” a wood carving class, a book club, computer skills classes, nutritional education, health management, tai-chi, self-defense classes, cultural outings, and social activities.

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Leadership & Volunteer Opportunities

GRIOT Circle places great emphasis on providing members with opportunities where they can grow as individuals and help shape the vision of the organization.

Leadership development and volunteer opportunities assist members connect their sense of identity to the mission and collective identity of the organization as well as shape personal strategies for managing their roles as volunteer leaders

Additional Member Programs and Services

Case Management

Members are provided with an array of appropriate supportive services interventions, advocacy, referrals, information, and assistance with benefits and entitlements. The case manager creates an individualized plan of service that meets the member’s needs and links them to services in the community so that they remain healthy and independent. This service is provided by SAGE.

Buddy 2 Buddy Peer Caregiver Program

Volunteers of the Buddy-2-Buddy program, who are also members, provide one another with an array of services that include but are not limited to, hospital and home visits, escort services, telephone reassurance, assistance with cleaning, shopping, as well as engaging in social outings. The goal of the program is to decrease isolation and depression as well as act as a deterrent to (re)institutionalizations.

Congregate Meal Lunch Program

A healthy RDA approved hot lunch time meal is provided on site to the members on a daily basis, Monday – Friday. The lunch is free of charge and helps seniors prioritize their fixed income budget and meet their nutritional needs. This program is funded by the New York City Department of Aging

Featured Events

April

GIVE OUT Day

All day GRIOT will once again be part of this special day of giving. Give OUT Day is the ONLY national day of giving for the LGBTQ community. You can make a difference by helping to support LGBT elders. Details to come!

April

GRIOT Town Hall

Join us as we come together with the GRIOT community and discuss the future of GRIOT Circle. This is also an opportunity for members to share their input of the current state of the organization. This event is open to all. Call GRIOT at 718-246-2775 to RSVP. This event will be held at RAICES, 460 Atlantic Av. Brooklyn

Contact Us
25 Flatbush Avenue, 5th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: (718) 246-2775    Email: reunion@griotcircle.com