Monthly Calendar of Activities

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Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Oct 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…
Book Club 2:00 pm
Book Club @ Griot Circle
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 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…
Spanish 101 2:30 pm
Spanish 101 @ GRIOT Circle
Oct 2 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 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
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Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Oct 3 @ 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
Oct 3 @ 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
Oct 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…
Crocheting & Knitting Class 1:30 pm
Crocheting & Knitting Class @ GRIOT Circle
Oct 4 @ 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
Oct 4 @ 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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Chair Yoga 11:00 am
Chair Yoga @ GRIOT Circle
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Chair Yoga @ GRIOT Circle | New York | United States
Chair Yoga Thursdays 11-12 One of GRIOT’s most popular programs! Get in shape with this fun new program that is designed for all fitness levels. You’ll feel your best after each class.   To join…
Sitting Tai Chi 11:00 am
Sitting Tai Chi @ GRIOT Circle
Oct 5 @ 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
Oct 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
Oct 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…
Book Club 2:00 pm
Book Club @ Griot Circle
Oct 8 @ 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
Oct 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…
Spanish 101 2:30 pm
Spanish 101 @ GRIOT Circle
Oct 9 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 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
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Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Oct 10 @ 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
Oct 10 @ 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
Oct 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…
Crocheting & Knitting Class 1:30 pm
Crocheting & Knitting Class @ GRIOT Circle
Oct 11 @ 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
Oct 11 @ 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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Chair Yoga 11:00 am
Chair Yoga @ GRIOT Circle
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Chair Yoga @ GRIOT Circle | New York | United States
Chair Yoga Thursdays 11-12 One of GRIOT’s most popular programs! Get in shape with this fun new program that is designed for all fitness levels. You’ll feel your best after each class.   To join…
Sitting Tai Chi 11:00 am
Sitting Tai Chi @ GRIOT Circle
Oct 12 @ 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
Oct 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…
Woodcarving 2:00 pm
Woodcarving @ GRIOT Circle
Oct 12 @ 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
Oct 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…
Book Club 2:00 pm
Book Club @ Griot Circle
Oct 15 @ 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
Oct 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…
Spanish 101 2:30 pm
Spanish 101 @ GRIOT Circle
Oct 16 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 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
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Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Oct 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…
Men’s HIV 50+ Support Group 2:00 pm
Men’s HIV 50+ Support Group @ GRIOT Circle
Oct 17 @ 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
Oct 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…
Crocheting & Knitting Class 1:30 pm
Crocheting & Knitting Class @ GRIOT Circle
Oct 18 @ 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
Oct 18 @ 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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Chair Yoga 11:00 am
Chair Yoga @ GRIOT Circle
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Chair Yoga @ GRIOT Circle | New York | United States
Chair Yoga Thursdays 11-12 One of GRIOT’s most popular programs! Get in shape with this fun new program that is designed for all fitness levels. You’ll feel your best after each class.   To join…
Sitting Tai Chi 11:00 am
Sitting Tai Chi @ GRIOT Circle
Oct 19 @ 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
Oct 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
Oct 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…
Book Club 2:00 pm
Book Club @ Griot Circle
Oct 22 @ 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
Oct 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…
Spanish 101 2:30 pm
Spanish 101 @ GRIOT Circle
Oct 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 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
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Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Oct 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…
Men’s HIV 50+ Support Group 2:00 pm
Men’s HIV 50+ Support Group @ GRIOT Circle
Oct 24 @ 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
Oct 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…
Crocheting & Knitting Class 1:30 pm
Crocheting & Knitting Class @ GRIOT Circle
Oct 25 @ 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
Oct 25 @ 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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Chair Yoga 11:00 am
Chair Yoga @ GRIOT Circle
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Chair Yoga @ GRIOT Circle | New York | United States
Chair Yoga Thursdays 11-12 One of GRIOT’s most popular programs! Get in shape with this fun new program that is designed for all fitness levels. You’ll feel your best after each class.   To join…
Sitting Tai Chi 11:00 am
Sitting Tai Chi @ GRIOT Circle
Oct 26 @ 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
Oct 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…
Woodcarving 2:00 pm
Woodcarving @ GRIOT Circle
Oct 26 @ 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
Oct 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…
Book Club 2:00 pm
Book Club @ Griot Circle
Oct 29 @ 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
Oct 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…
Spanish 101 2:30 pm
Spanish 101 @ GRIOT Circle
Oct 30 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 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
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Griot Lunch Program 12:30 pm
Griot Lunch Program @ Griot Circle
Oct 31 @ 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
Oct 31 @ 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…

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.

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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 Circle's Annual  22nd Anniversary Celebration & Benefit

                             Tuesday October 16 2018 • 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
                              The Dumbo Loft, 155 Water Street, Brooklyn

In the spirit of our founders, we will honor three visionaries who have given visibility and leadership to our communities through their work, words, and actions.

Enjoy music, food and drinks, a silent auction and most importantly the coming together of community.

November

Save the Date

GRIOT'S Fall Dance

                                                          Brooklyn

Join us as we dance the night away. A fun filled night with food, music and community. Stay tune for more information. 

Details to come

 

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