Monthly Calendar of Activities

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Jazzercise/Stretching 11:00 am
Jazzercise/Stretching @ GRIOT Circle
Jun 1 @ 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
Jun 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…
Crocheting & Knitting Class 1:30 pm
Crocheting & Knitting Class @ GRIOT Circle
Jun 1 @ 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
Jun 1 @ 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
Jun 2 @ 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
Jun 2 @ 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…
Healing Cloth 2:00 pm
Healing Cloth @ GRIOT Circle
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Healing Cloth @ GRIOT Circle | New York | United States
Healing Cloth This is an 8-week program designed to encourage self-expression by placing personal memories onto a cloth. Join us as we craft a work of inspiration, share our life stories, and express the creative…
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Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Jun 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…
Book Club 2:00 pm
Book Club @ Griot Circle
Jun 5 @ 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
Jun 6 @ 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
Jun 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…
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Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Jun 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…
Men’s HIV 50+ Support Group 2:00 pm
Men’s HIV 50+ Support Group @ GRIOT Circle
Jun 7 @ 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
Jun 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…
Crocheting & Knitting Class 1:30 pm
Crocheting & Knitting Class @ GRIOT Circle
Jun 8 @ 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
Jun 8 @ 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
Jun 9 @ 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
Jun 9 @ 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
Jun 9 @ 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
Jun 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…
Book Club 2:00 pm
Book Club @ Griot Circle
Jun 12 @ 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
Jun 13 @ 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
Jun 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…
LGBT History 1:30 pm
LGBT History @ GRIOT Circle
Jun 13 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
LGBT History @ GRIOT Circle | New York | United States
LGBTQ History Learn about LGBTQ history over the course of time. Whether it’s Renaissance Italy, Medieval Japan or NYC’s Stonewall Riots – there’s a lot of rich history to explore. To join contact GRIOT @…
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Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Jun 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…
Men’s HIV 50+ Support Group 2:00 pm
Men’s HIV 50+ Support Group @ GRIOT Circle
Jun 14 @ 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
Jun 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…
Crocheting & Knitting Class 1:30 pm
Crocheting & Knitting Class @ GRIOT Circle
Jun 15 @ 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
Jun 15 @ 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
Jun 16 @ 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
Jun 16 @ 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…
Healing Cloth 2:00 pm
Healing Cloth @ GRIOT Circle
Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Healing Cloth @ GRIOT Circle | New York | United States
Healing Cloth This is an 8-week program designed to encourage self-expression by placing personal memories onto a cloth. Join us as we craft a work of inspiration, share our life stories, and express the creative…
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Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Jun 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…
Book Club 2:00 pm
Book Club @ Griot Circle
Jun 19 @ 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
Jun 20 @ 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
Jun 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…
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Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Jun 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…
Men’s HIV 50+ Support Group 2:00 pm
Men’s HIV 50+ Support Group @ GRIOT Circle
Jun 21 @ 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
Jun 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…
Crocheting & Knitting Class 1:30 pm
Crocheting & Knitting Class @ GRIOT Circle
Jun 22 @ 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
Jun 22 @ 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
Jun 23 @ 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
Jun 23 @ 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
Jun 23 @ 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
Jun 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…
Book Club 2:00 pm
Book Club @ Griot Circle
Jun 26 @ 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
Jun 27 @ 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
Jun 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…
LGBT History 1:30 pm
LGBT History @ GRIOT Circle
Jun 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
LGBT History @ GRIOT Circle | New York | United States
LGBTQ History Learn about LGBTQ history over the course of time. Whether it’s Renaissance Italy, Medieval Japan or NYC’s Stonewall Riots – there’s a lot of rich history to explore. To join contact GRIOT @…
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Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Jun 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…
Men’s HIV 50+ Support Group 2:00 pm
Men’s HIV 50+ Support Group @ GRIOT Circle
Jun 28 @ 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
Jun 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…
Crocheting & Knitting Class 1:30 pm
Crocheting & Knitting Class @ GRIOT Circle
Jun 29 @ 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
Jun 29 @ 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
Jun 30 @ 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
Jun 30 @ 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…

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

June

Brooklyn Pride

Once again GRIOT will attend Brooklyn Pride. Join us as we table during the event and spread awareness of LGBTQ elders and the mission of the organization. Saturday, June 10th, from 11am-5pm.  Call GRIOT at 718-246-2775 if would like to volunteer and help us table. 

June

Circle of Life Celebration

Celebrate life, legacy and pride. This unique community gathering held in New York City in June commemorates the lives and work of the African descendant. This year GRIOT's founder Regina Shavers will be honored. Tuesday, June 20th at James Memorial Chapel, Manhattan. Contact GRIOT for detailed information-718-246-2775

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