We are closed May 29 in observance of Memorial Day 

May 2017

Prevention Week in Rye
If it "takes a village" to raise a child, then Rye is on it! From May 14-20, the Rye Y will join business owners, clergy, students, police officers, social workers and other local leaders to mark National Prevention Week. Look for activities and messaging around town that seek to raise awareness about substance use prevention for our children and teens. Click here for a list of Y events for youth and family that promote healthy alternatives to drug and alcohol use.
Prevention Week is coordinated locally by RyeACT (Rye Action for Children and Teens), which is mobilizing our community to prevent teen substance use and support healthy choices. Don't miss RyeACT's "Parent U"Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, May 9. Click here for details.   


May is Water Safety Month
water safety
Click here to read  important water safety tips from Vickie Tsakmakis, the Rye Y's Senior Director of Aquatics/Safety.
We are offering the YMCA Safety Around Water Program in June, a FREE program to teach basic swimming skills and water safety.  Details under Youth/Teens section.
Summer Camp is almost here!
Don't Miss Out on the Best Summer Ever
We still have a limited number of openings available in our camps for ages 3-14 including Kinder, Sports, Gymnastics, Discovery, STEAM, Counselors in Training, Leaders in Training, Teen Adventure and Teen Fitness.   Click here to visit our camp website and learn more.
Upcoming camp orientations:
Discovery, Sports & STEAM: May 22 @6:30pm
Kinder Camp: May 16 @ 6:30pm
Adventure Camp: May 25 @6:30pm

Summer Programs for Kids & Adults:
June 24 - August 19
Registration starts:  Members-June 7; Non-Members -June 9.  (No rollover.)  Swim classes, kids' soccer and music plus adult healthy living classes. Click here to view summer program guide.
May Family Calendar
Click here to view

First Family Friday: "Cinco de Mayo" Friday, May 5, 6:30-7:30pm
Join us for an evening of themed crafts, activities, snacks & fun! Register at Member Services or online. Family: FREE; Youth: $10/person; Non-Member: $20/person  Questions: kathy@ryeymca.org  Click here to register.  

Active Family Friday: Human Board Game, May 12, 7:30-8:30pm
Free and open to the community.The Ultimate Human Board Game is
is based on character building, teamwork, sportsmanship and   features a LIFE-SIZE game board of three color-coded sides! The board is made up of 16 squares, each representing a different exciting activity.  Registration required - click here.  Space limited.
Join the Rye Y for a Day of Community Service at the Rye Nature Center!
Saturday, May 13 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM
The Rye Y's Togetherhood Committee is teaming up with Friends of the Rye Nature Center for a family-friendly day of service in the woods. Enjoy an afternoon outdoors planting and removing invasive vines.  Projects for younger children (ages 5+) and older children/teens. Registration required. Click here.
Family ExerSport 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
Children ages 5-10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times (except during ExerDrop - see below).

No youth or 9 week classes May 27-29
2nd Saturday for 6-8 graders: Saturday, May 13, 7-10pm
A fun evening just for Middle Schoolers! Ultimate Dodgeball and gym games. Questions: kathy@ryeymca.org
Family/Youth Members: Free; Non-Members: $5.  Click here to register
Lifeguard Review Course starts May 15.
A renewal course for lifeguards who have a current lifeguarding certificate. Click here to register 

Gymnasts' Night In: Friday, May 19, 7-9:30pm
Age 5 and up. Join us for a fun-filled evening which includes dinner, gymnastics, group games, open workouts and more.  Family: $25; Youth: $35; Non-Member: $50
Click here to register. Questions: melissa@ryeymca.org
Registration for ASA (After School Care) Starts May 1 for New Families
Click here to register online
Gymnastics Clinic - June 1-22
In depth coaching of all 4 Olympic events and more. Click here for details.

Safety around Water Program: Tuesday, June 20-Friday, June 23
(4 day attendance required)  FREE
Ages 3-5: 4:00-4:30pm; Ages 6-9: 4:30-5:00pm
This 4-session course teaches children water safety and basic swimming skills that help reduce the risk of drowning and builds confidence in and around water. Click here to learn more about the YMCA program. Registration at the front desk or online is required, space limited. 

Teen Health and Wellness: View our  prime time schedule   for free after school exercise opportunities for teens. Teens ages 11-15:  Don't miss out on an active summer at the Y in our Teen Fitness Camp!  Click here for details and to register.

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.)
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-MembersClick here  to view details in the program guide.

Happy Mother's Day! Share the Y with a Mom!
We invite you to bring your mother to the Y as our guest during Mother's Day weekend, Saturday-Sunday, May 13-14. 
In addition, We're waiving our $100 joiner's fee for moms who join the Rye Y, May 13-14.

Spring Personal Training Promotion: May 1-31
Buy 10 sessions (1 hour or 1/2 hour) and get 1 session FREE.

Booked at the Y: Monday, May 8, 11:30am-12:30pm
This month's selection is Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. Questions? Contact  Penny Cozza.

AquaJog Coffee Hour, Wednesday, May 10, 10:30-11:30am
All participants in our Aqua Exercise classes are welcome! Questions? Contact Penny Cozza. 
All About Lyme: Friday, May 12, 8:15-10:15am
Rye Y's Healthier Sound Shore Coalition Community Roundtable
Our distinguished panel at City Hall will discuss What You Need to Know about Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Current Trends related to Lyme Disease. 
Monthly Nutrition Seminar: Wednesday, May 17, 11:30am-12:30pm
May's topic is: Dietary Approaches to Stopping Hypertension (DASH). Free and open to Y members and the community.  RSVP to  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 
Beginners welcome! Mah Jongg: Fridays @ 10:30am-12:30pm
Canasta: Thursdays @ 10:30am-12pm. RSVP to Penny Cozza, ext. 201 or penny@ryeymca.org

Crafty Crew: every Tuesday, 11am-12:30pm
Knitting, crocheting and more. No experience necessary. RSVP to Penny Cozza at 967-6363, ext. 201.
Weight Watchers at the Y Did you know that we meet every Thursday from 1-2 pm right here at the Rye Y?  Please join us! If you would like more information, please contact Diana Vita , 967-6363.

Summer Camp Employment Opportunities.  If you are looking for a meaningful and rewarding summer position and enjoy working with children, consider a position at Rye Y camps: click here. Most of our available staff positions are for ages 18+

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA: next session starts week of June 5
Mondays and Wednesdays 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Tuesday and Thursdays 6:15pm - 7:30pm

A FREE, 12-week small group program designed for adult cancer survivors.               
Contact Elana Reynolds, Director of Community Health, for more information.

We are celebrating Active Older Adults Month in May.
We welcome older adults to join our community and will waive the $100 Joiner's Fee for adults age 62 and older from May 20-31.
Join us for Senior Health and Fitness Day:  
May 30, 11am-3pm

A day of FREE activities, exercises and lunch for ages 55+  Luncheon speaker: NYS Senator George Latimer. Registration required.  Click here to register.  For more info., contact Penny@ryeymca.org or Diana@ryeymca.org

In the News
Click here or below to watch the 2017 video!
Thank you to our generous sponsors, volunteers and the Rye Y staff who made the day possible!




Have you downloaded our NEW MOBILE APP?
Last month we launched an updated and improved mobile app for androids and iphones. You will now have the ability to register for programs on your phone! You can also view schedules, get push notifications about facility closures and use it to scan in.  FREE at the Apple app store or Google play. (If you already have our app, you can just update.)

Rye Y's New Universal Locker Room - coming soon! We expect it to be open to members in late May or early June. Watch for details!
Modell's Coupon: Click here to print a 15% off coupon for Modell's. The Rye Y receives 5% back on each purchase.
Thank you to all who participated in the Charitable Challenge.
We greatly appreciate your generosity and your support of the Rye Y's
mission to transform lives every day.

If you missed the opportunity to join the Charitable Challenge, you may still make a donation online at www.ryeymca.org or contact Susan Olson at susanolson@ryeymca.org.  Your gift does make a difference!

We celebrated National Volunteer Month during April. Thank you to all our volunteers! 

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 . Click here to view a map of lot locations.   

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