The Rye Y will be closed Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving
Friday, November 24, we are open from 8am-6pm
The Wainwright House will be closed on Friday, November 24. 
No Youth Classes November 23-26


November 2017
Spotlight


 
NOVEMBER IS DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH
If you're at risk for type 2 diabetes, you can make small, measurable changes that can reduce your risk and help you live a happier, healthier life. We can help!    Learn more about our program.   Contact   elana@ryeymca.org for more information.

Program Registration Time


Program Registration starts today for members at 6am online*

Non-Member Registration starts November 3 at 6am online*

*Online registration is not available for youth aquatics classes.   Click here to view the Program Guide

Family
November Family Calendar

First Family Friday - Gym Games: Friday, Nov. 3, 6:30-7:30pm
Join us for an evening of activities, snacks and fun!
Family: FREE; Youth: $10/person; Non-Member: $20/person  

Active Family Friday - Nerf Night: Friday, November 10, 6:30-7:30pm
Join us for a fun-filled and active Friday event. 

Thanksgiving Weekend Family Fun
We are closed Thanksgiving day and will have reduced hours on Friday, Nov. 24 (8am-6pm). Special pool and gymnasium schedules will be available online and at the Member Services Desk.

Friday, Nov. 24- Sunday, Nov. 26: Join our 3rd annual ExerBird challenge!
Each member of your family will have one minute to complete the challenges at 4 of the ExerZone stations. Pick up score cards in the ExerZone or Member Services.

Children/Teens
Limited availability for Youth Basketball League
There are still spots available in the following age groups: co-ed Winners (Ages 6-7)
co-ed Champions (Ages 8-9) and Girls Rookies (Ages 6-8)
Games start November 4 for co-ed league or November 5 for Girls League.
 
Fall/Winter Fun Club Days: Nov. 7 and 10 & Dec. 26-29: 9am-4pm
Don't miss out on our upcoming Fun Club Days. We recommend that you register early for the remaining Fun Club days this year to avoid disappointment as there is limited availability. Activities include sports, games, swimming, STEM, arts & crafts and more! Click here to register
  
Paintball: Friday, November 10, 9am-4:30pm - Grades 5-9
Join us as we travel to Liberty Paintball in Patterson, NY. Our group will play on our own reserved fields and will be chaperoned by our professional team of teen staff, along with Liberty referees.  Click here to register  

Parent's Night Out:  Friday, November 17, 6-9pm
Ages 3 mos-5 years: Parents enjoy a night off while we provide the supervision and entertainment for the kids in Child Watch. Storybook activity: "Setting the Turkeys Free." (Please feed children ahead of time, dinner not provided and packed dinners are not allowed due to allergies. Light snack provided.) Click here to register.
Grades K-6: "Chef for a Night"  located in Child Care Room, includes a light dinner.  Click here to register 
 
Backward Clinic: Saturday, November 18, 1:15-2:30pm
Ages 4 and up. The clinic will cover backward rolls, back extensions, back walkovers and back handsprings.  Beginners to advanced. Click here to register.

November Red Cross safety classes
First Aid, CPR/AED and CPR Review.  Click here to register 

Junior Leaders Club (middle schoolers) and Leaders Club (high schoolers) 
will begin meeting in October.   Click here for details.   If interested, 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 & Sundays from 3-5pm for ages 7 & 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
Aqua Jog Coffee: Monday, Nov. 6, 10:30-11:30am
Join us for coffee and conversation in the game room.   All are welcome.
 
Booked at the Y: Monday, Nov. 13, 11:30am-12:30pm
Meets the 2nd Monday of each month. The November selection is:  Saints for All Occasions by Dennis Lehane.  All are welcome. RSVP to   Penny Cozza.

"Shopping, Cooking and Food Preparation" Seminar: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 11:30am-12:30pm
Join us for a FREE nutrition seminar.  Located in Rye Y 2nd floor conference Room.  For more information,  contact Elana Reynolds.

Annual Post-Thanksgiving Swim - Saturday, November 25, 7:30-10am
Work off your turkey dinner for two great causes: LIVESTRONG at the YMCA and the MAC Angels Foundation. Watch for details on our website calendar or contact Elana Reynolds for more information. 

Wednesday Evening Group Ex Classes during ExerDrop
While your child is having fun in ExerDrop, try out the following classes:
4:30pm:  Total Body Mix with El
5:30pm:  Indoor Cycling with Jenn or Pilates with Kathy O

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, ext. 201  On November 28, the group will work on corn husk angels. Click here to register.
 
Save the Date -Cookie Exchange: Monday, December 4, 10:30-11:30am. Bring a dozen cookies and exchange for a dozen cookies. RSVP to Penny Cozza.

Changing a Life
NOVEMBER IS GRATITUDE MONTH 
We'd like to share a letter from one of our Y Cares recipients about the impact your donations make:  

To the Donors,
Our family has received assistance for several years. Our kids are in their 5th year of summer day camp! They love it, and each summer they grow so much, learning new things, making new friends, and becoming better people. The Y camp's emphasis on respect, caring, honesty, and responsibility challenges them daily to grow into caring, honest and responsible people. 

Our lives as a family are so much richer for being part of the Y. Without assistance this would not be possible. We are so grateful.
Thank you!

Updates
Home Swim Meet, Sunday, November 19
The Brookside Pool will close at 1pm and we will have a special pool schedule. During swim meets, the parking lot is more congested that usual so we recommend that you park in a municipal lot, free on Sunday.  

Member Experience Survey
If you have received our 2017 annual Membership Experience Survey please take the time to fill in and submit. The survey is from surveys@seeranalytics.com with a subject line of: Your YMCA Annual Member Experience Survey. Your feedback helps us focus on improvements that are meaningful to you!

Locker Rooms
Our men's and women's locker room renovations are now complete! If you need any assistance with our new keyless lockers, Member Services is happy to help.

Parking
For everyone's safety we ask that you abide by the following: 
* Pedestrians have the right of way in our parking lot.
* Please... do not speed through the parking lot or in the Mead Place neighborhood.
* Handicapped parking spaces are only for those people w/ valid handicap stickers. The Rye Police Department will ticket violators
* Rye Y parking spaces are only for use when you are using the Y. No long term or commuter parking allowed.
*For environmental, health and legal reasons, please do not idle your car in the parking lot or circle.
Our free, assisted parking is available for your convenience.  When our lot is busy,  we recommend you use one of the municipal lots. The lots are free on Sunday and after 6pm on weekdays and Saturday.     Click here to view a map of lot locations. 

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. This is an essential part of our mission to strengthen communities.

Additional information will be available in the coming weeks, but if you have any questions, please stop by the Member Services Desk.

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In the News
Rye Y Halloween Carnival Slideshow!

Rye Y Volunteers Create Warmth for Cancer Patients
On three recent Monday mornings, a group of volunteers arrived at the Rye Y armed with knitting needles, crochet hooks, yarn and warm intentions. It was all part of special Togetherhood Project for the American Cancer Society and the women-28 in all-were there to knit or crochet caps, shawls and scarves for cancer patients.
Read more.


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Rye, NY 10580