Happy Holidays! Our Christmas Eve hours are 7am-noon. We are closed
Dec. 25. On New Year's Eve, we close at 6 pm. We are closed Jan. 1. 

December 2016
Share Kindness...All Year Long
This holiday season, YMCA of the USA is teaming up with the NBC Today Show to champion #ShareKindness, an initiative to inspire one million acts of kindness in one month. If you've been a Y member for even a short time, you know how much we value kindness.  From the classes that foster friendships to the Togetherhood projects that serve our community, we go the extra mile to make the Y a warm, kind place where everyone feels welcome. 

Nowhere is this commitment more evident than in our Y Cares program. Through Y Cares, we make a powerful promise to the communities we serve: no-one will be turned away from a Y program or activity because he or she can't pay. 

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 for all year long. Click here to donate. 

More Ways to #ShareKindness
TOGETHERHOOD Fall/Winter Clothing Drive
Bring new or gently used SEASONAL (fall/winter) clothing for babies, children and teens (to age 17) to the Rye Y lobby between Monday, Dec. 5 and Friday, Dec. 9.
If you would like to help with the clothing drive or join the Rye Y's Togetherhood Committee for a Day of Service for The Sharing Shelf, click here for details and to register.

Our Giving Tree will be in the lobby next week.  Gifts will be distributed to children by the Carver Center in Port Chester.  Watch for details.

Crafty Crew: every Tuesday, 10:30-noon
Our current project is Socks for Kids for babies in homeless shelters. No experience necessary. Child Care Room. Please RSVP to Penny Cozza at 967-6363, ext. 201
The Perfect Holiday Gift
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. 
  gift card

Our summer camp guide and spring program guide will be online by mid-December. Save the dates below!

Camp registration starts for returning campers and their siblings on Jan. 4 and for all campers on Jan. 11. New this year - early bird rates!

Program registration starts with Rollover week, January 9-15. Member registration starts January 18 and non-member registration starts January 20. Programs start January 30.   
December Drop & Shop - Expanded Child Watch Hours in December!
Let us watch your little ones while you do your holiday shopping.
Fridays, December 2, 9 and 16: 12pm-6pm. Max: 3 hrs/day.  Membership required. $5/hour per child. Purchase a Drop & Shop punch card at Member Services and make your reservations today!
First Family Friday - Santa's Visit:  Friday, November 2, 6:30-7:30pm
Join Santa and his elves for a fun-filled hour of arts and crafts, gingerbread bounce house, holiday balloons and snacks!
Registration required. Family: FREE;  Youth: $10/person; Non-Member:$15/person. 

December Family Calendar

EXERDROP in the ExerZone: Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30pm
Drop the 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.)
Family ExerZone Fun!  Join us for our family classes in the ExerZone! 
Classes for youth 11+and families with children ages 5 and up
ExerSport with JT: Monday & Thursday, 4:30-5:15pm
Deck of Cards with Will: Friday, 5:30-6:30 pm
Children ages 5-10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times (except during ExerDrop - see above).

Family Zumba - Sundays: 3:30-4:15 - New!

Ages 5 and up with adult  

FAMILIES PLAY FREE - Week of Dec. 26-31
A  week of classes, activities and fun for families!  Free to Rye Y members and their guests.  Fun includes Family Yoga, Family Circuit Challenge, Holiday Pool Games, Chess Club Sampler, Tennis/Volleyball Sampler, Kiddie Crafts sampler, Family Ninja Workout, You & Me, 1,2,3 Grow sampler, Family New Year's Dance Party and much more! Click here to view the schedule. Limited space. Register  Dec. 5-22. (Program will not be visible until Dec. 5 in registration portal) Questions? Contact familyfun@ryeymca.org
DECEMBER VACATION FUN CLUBS - December 26-30. Don't miss out on a great week at the Y - limited space available.   Choose from Basketball, Gymnastics, Fitness, STEAM and Fun Club.  Click here for details.   Register

2nd Saturday for 6-8 graders:  Saturday, December 10, 7-10pm
An evening of fun activities just for middle-schoolers!  Free to Members; $5 for Non-Members.  Click here to register

Celebrate your child's birthday in the ExerZone!
Birthday parties are held on Saturdays & Sundays from 3-5pm for ages 7 & up.
Click here to view details in the program guide
Holiday Personal Training Promotion
Give the gift of health to a friend, family member or to yourself.  For Rye Y members only. Available for purchase until Dec 26, 2016.   Tickets expire 6 months after purchase.  5 one-hour sessions: $375 (1 one-hour session free) 5 half-hour sessions: $195 (1 half-hour session free). For more info, contact lauralaura@ryeymca.org

Wreath Making Class: Tuesday, December 6, 10:30am-noon.
Childcare Room. Register at the Member Services Desk, $15 materials fee. Click here to register. 

Booked at the Y
Monday, December 12, 10:30am-12pm - Teen Lounge
All members are welcome to join our Rye Y Book Club! We will be discussing The First Women. New time - 2nd Monday of each month.  Please RSVP to Penny Cozza at 967-6363, ext. 201

Member Cookie Exchange: December 15 and 16, 10:30am-noon
Please RSVP to  Penny Cozza  at 967-6363, ext. 201

Mah Jongg: every Friday, 11am - 12:30pm
Beginners welcome! New Canasta class starts in January, same day and time. RSVP to Penny Cozza, ext. 201 or penny@ryeymca.org
Weight Watchers at the Y : Did you know that we meet every Thursday from 1-2 pm right here at the Rye Y? If you would like more information, please contact Diana Vita, 967-6363.
Rye Y Annual Fundraiser Gala: Friday, February 3, 7:30-11:30pm
Save the Date! Entertainment by comedian Tom Cotter, a finalist on "America's Got Talent." Shenorock Shore Club.  For more information, contact Margaret Mead.

In the News
Westchester County Health Department Promotes Rye YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program.
Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino today announced that the Westchester County Health Department is launching a new diabetes awareness campaign that encourages residents to identify their risk for diabetes and make lasting lifestyle changes to improve their health. Click here to read article.

Rye YMCA | 914-967-6363 | news@ryeymca.org | http://www.ryeymca.org
21 Locust Avenue
Rye, NY 10580