HOLIDAY  HOURS
Dec. 24: open 8am-12pm; Dec. 25: closed 
Dec. 31: closes at 6pm;  Jan. 1: closed


December 2017
Spotlight
Season of Giving
During this holiday season, we are grateful to you and for the gifts you bring to the Y every day. We appreciate your smile, your determination, your friendship, and, of course, your support. Because of you - our members, our donors, our friends - dreams are coming true every day at the Rye Y!

Dear Donor,
Thank you so much for helping my daughter's dream come true. My daughter has been swimming at the Rye YMCA since she was 18 months. This semester I wouldn't be able to pay for her classes since I was pregnant and with the expenses of a newborn and childcare my family wouldn't be able to afford. Thanks to the Y Cares financial assistance program I was able to register my daughter to continue to do her favorite sport which is swim. Thanks, God bless you!
--- Y Cares Recipient

Your contribution to the Rye Y's Annual Campaign is a gift of kindness, allowing us to open our doors and our hearts to all, not just for one month, but all year long.

Thank you for making dreams come true.

 

Highlights


gift card Give the Gift of Health & Happiness! 
Rye Y membership, camp, personal training and classes are great gifts for the holiday season. Share all that the Y offers with your loved ones.  Purchase a gift card at Member Services in any amount you wish.

Drop and Shop: Fridays, Dec. 1, 8 & 15: 4:00-7:00pm 
Let us watch your child while you do your holiday shopping. Reservation required. Fee: $25 

2018 is around the corner. Save these dates and prepare for a great year:

Summer Camp registration  starts on January 3
for returning campers and their siblings and on Jan. 10 for all campers. New this year - extended day for Kinder Campers! Watch for our summer camp guide, online this month at ryeycamp.org 

Program registration  starts with Rollover week, January 8-14.
Member registration starts January 17 and non-member registration starts January 19. Programs start January 29. Watch for our spring program guide, online this month. 

Family
December Family Calendar

First Family Friday - Santa's Visit: Friday, December 1, 6:30-7:30pm
Join us for an evening of activities, snacks and fun!
Family: FREE;  Youth/Non-Member: $5/child  

Togetherhood: Visit Santa and brighten a child's day! - Friday, December 1
The Rye Y's Togetherhood Committee will host a community service project for the organization Cards for Hospitalized Kids during Santa's visit. (Registration required for Santa's visit, click here.) Drop by the Togetherhood table to make a card (or 2) for a child who is facing serious illness. All card-making materials will be supplied.
If you don't plan to visit Santa and you'd like to make cards at home, please deliver them to the Y by Tuesday, December 5. Be sure to review the Cards for Hospitalized Kids card-making guidelines.  Questions: denise@ryeymca.org

PJ Friday Party - Ages 3-8: Friday, December 15, 6:30-7:30pm
Gym exploration, games, stories, dance party and more! Pizza dinner provided.
Family:  $15/child; Youth $20/child;Non-Member: $30/child
Registration required at  www.ryeymca.org or Member Services

  
Families Play Free
December 26-31   Register starting Monday,  Dec. 4
A week of activities and fun for families!  Free to Rye Y members and their guests.  Fun includes Family Nerf, Family Circuit Workout, Family Kickboxing Workout, Holiday Pool Games, New Year's Dance Party, Safety Around Water program and sampling of classes including  Chess Club, Flag Football,  Multi-sports, Girls Basketball,  Tots Gymnastics and much more. 
 
Click here to view the schedule. Limited space. (Program will not be visible until Dec. 4 in registration portal) Questions? Contact familyfun@ryeymca.org (We will waive our $100 Joiner's Fee for new family memberships during Families Play Free Week!)

Children/Teens


Vacation Clubs - Dec. 26-29
Don't miss out on a great week at the Y! Choose from STEAM, Basketball, Gymnastics, Teen Fitness and Fun Club. Limited availability -  register now! Click here to register

Holiday Private Swim Series
Tuesday, 12/26 - Friday, 12/29 or
Wednesday, 12/27 - Saturday, 12/30
Sign up for swim lessons during winter break! Consistent instructor available. Contact Liz Koenig to coordinate.  Member: $194 (4 half-hour sessions)  
 
Safety Around Water - December 26-29
Ages 3-5: 11:00-11:30 or Ages 6-9: 11:30-12:00
This free 4-session course teaches children safety and basic skills that help reduce the risk of drowning and builds confidence around the water.  Click here or below to watch the video. Click here to register
safety around water

December Red Cross safety classes
Lifeguard Training, Lifeguard Training review and CPR    Click here to register 

Junior Leaders Club (middle schoolers) and Leaders Club (high schoolers) 
meet weekly.   Click here for details. 
If interested in joining, contact Kathy Lynam. 
 
EXERDROP in the ExerZone: Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30pm
Drop your kids off in the ExerZone for supervised, safe and structured play!
Ages 5-10, 1 hour limit. No reservations needed; purchase wristbands ($5/child) at Member Services. Limited to 16 children, supervised by two trained Rye Y staff. (No other adults are allowed in the ExerZone during this time.)

Celebrate your child's birthday in the ExerZone!
Birthday parties are held on Saturdays and Sundays from 3-5pm for ages 7 and up. Now open to Non-Members.   Click here to view details in the program guide.

Ninja Zone in the ExerZone: Mondays, 4:30-5:15pm.
After school active fun for ages 11 and up.  Free to Members.
 
Reminder - De-stress after school! Teens ages 14+ are welcome to join in our group exercise and indoor cycling classes.  Free to Members.
 

Adults
snowman Personal Training Promotion until December 15
Spread the joy and burn the fat this holiday season! 
Buy ten 30-minute sessions - get 1 free: $380
Buy ten 45-minute sessions - get 1 free: $600
Buy ten 1 hour sessions - get 1 free: $750 
 
Drop and Shop: 
Friday, Dec. 1, 8 & 15:  12-6pm
Let us watch your child while you do your  holiday shopping.  Reservation required at Child Watch.   Fee: $25 

Cookie Exchange: Monday, December 4, 10:30-11:30am. 
Bring a dozen cookies and exchange for a dozen cookies. RSVP to Penny Cozza.

Booked at the Y: Monday, December 11, 11:30am-12:30pm
Meets the 2nd Monday of each month. The December selection is Rules of Civility by Amor Towles.   All are welcome. RSVP to   Penny Cozza.

"Eating for your Heart" Seminar: Wednesday, Dec. 20, 11:30am-12:30pm
Join us for a FREE nutrition seminar.  Located in the Rye Y 2nd floor conference room.  For more information,  contact Elana Reynolds.

Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
An evidence-based program that features personalized support for people who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure.  Click here for details. For more information, contact Elana Reynolds.

Mah Jongg/Canasta 
Canasta: Thursdays, 10:30am-12:30pm;  Mah Jongg: Fridays, 10:30am-12:30pm. Beginners welcome! RSVP to   Penny Cozza.

Crafty Crew: Tuesdays, 11am-12:30pm
Meets weekly on Tuesdays to work on individual or community craft projects. No experience necessary.  RSVP to Penny Cozza

LIVE STRONG at the YMCA - Classes begin the week of January 8
Daytime: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:15pm - 2:30pm (limited availability)
Evening: Mondays and Wednesdays 6:15pm - 7:30pm (class is FULL)
The next session will start the week of February 26, 2018
A FREE, 12-week small group program designed for adult cancer survivors. 
Advance registration required. Contact  Elana Reynolds , or  click here  for more information.

SAVE THE DATE -  Rye Y's Magic and Merriment Annual Benefit
Friday, March 2, 2018, 7-11pm  at Shenorock Shore Club
It will be an evening filled with laughter and amazement as "Stand Up Magician" Derek Hughes wows the crowd.  Proceeds benefit the Y Cares Financial Assistance Program to ensure working families have safe, affordable childcare, cancer survivors can regain their health through LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, teens have a safe place to hang out and kids can attend summer camp.Don't miss this fun-filled event to benefit the Rye Y! For more information, contact Margaret Mead.  
 

Updates
Always Welcome in Every Community
Nationwide Membership 
We are proud to offer our members access to YMCA facilities across the United States that participate in Nationwide Membership. As a Rye Y  member, you will now be able to use YMCAs in various locations, making it easier for you to achieve your health and wellness goals wherever you work or travel. To learn more about Nationwide Membership and to find a participating Y in another location, click here
 
Please note that the swim meet scheduled for Sunday, December 3 has been cancelled so regular pool schedules will be in effect on Sunday.
 
In the News
"Laura A. Laura has one piece of advice for those who want to be stronger and healthier: get a move on. "If you find yourself idle or standing still, just move more," she remarked during a recent conversation at the Rye YMCA. "Three times a week at a gym is never going to be enough."  Read more 

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Rye, NY 10580