Monthly Calendar of Activities

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Sitting Tai Chi 11:00 am
Sitting Tai Chi @ GRIOT Circle
Sep 1 @ 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
Sep 1 @ 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
Sep 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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Spanish 101 11:00 am
Spanish 101 @ GRIOT Circle
Sep 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Spanish 101 @ GRIOT Circle | New York | United States
Spanish 101 Learn introductory Spanish with a native Spanish speaker. Fun-filled lessons will include grammar, speech, and writing skills. Free!!! To join contact GRIOT @ 718-246-2775
Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Sep 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…
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Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Sep 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…
Men’s HIV 50+ Support Group 2:00 pm
Men’s HIV 50+ Support Group @ GRIOT Circle
Sep 6 @ 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
Sep 7 @ 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
Sep 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…
Crocheting & Knitting Class 1:30 pm
Crocheting & Knitting Class @ GRIOT Circle
Sep 7 @ 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
Sep 7 @ 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
Sep 8 @ 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
Sep 8 @ 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
Sep 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…
Book Club 2:00 pm
Book Club @ Griot Circle
Sep 11 @ 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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Spanish 101 11:00 am
Spanish 101 @ GRIOT Circle
Sep 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Spanish 101 @ GRIOT Circle | New York | United States
Spanish 101 Learn introductory Spanish with a native Spanish speaker. Fun-filled lessons will include grammar, speech, and writing skills. Free!!! To join contact GRIOT @ 718-246-2775
Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Sep 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…
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Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Sep 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…
Men’s HIV 50+ Support Group 2:00 pm
Men’s HIV 50+ Support Group @ GRIOT Circle
Sep 13 @ 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
Sep 14 @ 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
Sep 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…
Crocheting & Knitting Class 1:30 pm
Crocheting & Knitting Class @ GRIOT Circle
Sep 14 @ 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
Sep 14 @ 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
Sep 15 @ 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
Sep 15 @ 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
Sep 15 @ 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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Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Sep 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…
Book Club 2:00 pm
Book Club @ Griot Circle
Sep 18 @ 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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Spanish 101 11:00 am
Spanish 101 @ GRIOT Circle
Sep 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Spanish 101 @ GRIOT Circle | New York | United States
Spanish 101 Learn introductory Spanish with a native Spanish speaker. Fun-filled lessons will include grammar, speech, and writing skills. Free!!! To join contact GRIOT @ 718-246-2775
Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Sep 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…
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Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Sep 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…
Men’s HIV 50+ Support Group 2:00 pm
Men’s HIV 50+ Support Group @ GRIOT Circle
Sep 20 @ 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
Sep 21 @ 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
Sep 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…
Crocheting & Knitting Class 1:30 pm
Crocheting & Knitting Class @ GRIOT Circle
Sep 21 @ 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
Sep 21 @ 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
Sep 22 @ 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
Sep 22 @ 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
Sep 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…
Book Club 2:00 pm
Book Club @ Griot Circle
Sep 25 @ 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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Spanish 101 11:00 am
Spanish 101 @ GRIOT Circle
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Spanish 101 @ GRIOT Circle | New York | United States
Spanish 101 Learn introductory Spanish with a native Spanish speaker. Fun-filled lessons will include grammar, speech, and writing skills. Free!!! To join contact GRIOT @ 718-246-2775
Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Sep 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…
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Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Sep 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…
Men’s HIV 50+ Support Group 2:00 pm
Men’s HIV 50+ Support Group @ GRIOT Circle
Sep 27 @ 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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Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Sep 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…
Crocheting & Knitting Class 1:30 pm
Crocheting & Knitting Class @ GRIOT Circle
Sep 28 @ 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
Sep 28 @ 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
Sep 29 @ 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
Sep 29 @ 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
Sep 29 @ 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.

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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

October

GRIOT Celebration and Benefit

GRIOT Circle will honor three leaders who have given visibility and leadership to our communities through their work, words, and actions. Join us Tuesday, October 3, from 6:00-8:30 pm at THE CENTER on W. 13th Street in Manhattan.

Click here to buy tickets or learn how to be on the host committee 

November

GRIOT's Tea Dance

Save the date for GRIOT's Tea Dance. It'll be an afternoon of food, drinks, and fun as the community puts on their finest and enjoy each other's company. More details to come. 

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