We are closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22.  On Nov. 23 we are open from 8am-6pm and the Wainwright House is closed. No Youth classes Nov. 22-25. 
Happy Thanksgiving!


November 2018
Highlights
Session II Program Registration for Members 
Started 10/31
Click here to register
Online registration is not available for kids' aquatics classes. An  evaluation form is required to confirm appropriate class registration.  Click here for swim evaluation times.  Online registration is also not available for adult Aqua Flex. 

Non-Member registration: Starts Friday, November 2 at 6:00 am online or 7:30 am in person. Online registration is not available for youth aquatics classes. Most aquatics classes need an evaluation form. Online registration is not available for adult Aqua Flex.

Session Dates: November 10-January 25.

Member Experience Survey - It's not too late to respond!
Last month, you may have received our 2018 annual Membership Experience Survey via email from surveys@seeranalytics.com with a subject line: Your YMCA Annual Member Experience Survey. If you responded, thank you!  If not, please take the time to fill it out and submit. Your feedback helps us focus on improvements that are meaningful to you!  


Family
Thanksgiving Weekend Family Fun
We are closed Thanksgiving day and will have reduced hours on Friday, Nov. 23 (8am-6pm). Special pool and gymnasium schedules will be available online and at Member Services.

Friday, Nov. 23- Sunday, Nov. 25: 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.

First Family Friday: Turkey Trot
Friday, November 2, 6:30-7:30pm
Join us for an evening of themed crafts, activities, snacks and fun. 
Family Member: FREE; Youth: $10/family
Non-Member: $20/family   Click here to register .

Active Family Friday - NERF Night
Friday, November 9, 6:30-7:30pm
An active, fun-filled evening of NERF games.
Family/Youth Member: $20/family; Non-Member: $30/family
Click here to register.

Family Swim, Family Basketball, Soft Play and Family time in the ExerZone!  Click here to view schedules.

Click here to view  the November Family and Primetime Calendar
 
Children/Tweens/Teens

Rye Y's Pre-School Enrichment Program - Ages 3-5
The next session is January 28-June 14 and registration starts November 14. Weekly activities include: swimming, movement, music, enrichment, sports, art and cooking. 
Transportation is available to Christ's Church Nursery School (CCNS).  Stop by the Member Services desk to register. Click here for details. 
 
Youth Basketball League games start November 3.  Click here for details in the Program Guide. Click here to register.  
                                 
Fun Club Days: November 6 and November 12.
Enjoy your school vacation time with a fun-filled day at the Y!

Paintball: Monday, November 12, 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 youth development staff along with Liberty referees.   Click here to register.

Leaders Club (grades 9-12) Tuesdays: 5-6pm
Junior Leaders Club (grades 6-8) Tuesdays: 4-5pm 

A great opportunity for students who wish to make a positive impact in their community and develop leadership skills. The clubs are free and a Rye YMCA membership is not necessary to join.  Click here to register.  For details, contact Melissa Lewis.

Teen 2nd Saturday: November 10, 7-10pm - Grades 6-8
An evening of fun, food, competition and games.
Family/Youth: FREE; Non-Member: $5. Registration required. Click here to register.

Parent's Night Out: Friday, November 16: 6:30-9:00pm
Parents enjoy a night off while we provide the supervision and entertainment for the kids. Ages 3 mos-5 years in Child Watch: Storybook activity: Ten Fat Turkeys (Dinner is not provided and packed dinners are not allowed due to allergies. A light snack is served.)  
Grades K-6 in Childcare Rm: Chef for a Night. Includes light dinner.  
Click here to register. For details, contact Kelly Lewin.

Backward Clinic: Saturday, November 17, 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.


 
Adults
Upcoming Safety Classes
The following American Red Cross classes are offered in November:  CPR Review;  First Aid and  First Aid/CPR.

Red Cross Blood Drive: Saturday, November 10, 9am-2pm
Give the gift of life! Click here to sign up in advance.  Walk-ins welcome.

New Spin class - starting November 12
Join Kim at 7:30am on Mondays! 

Booked at the Y: Monday, November 12, 11:30am-12:30pm
The book club meets the 2nd Monday of each month. The November selection is The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne.  All are welcome. RSVP to Penny Cozza.

Reducing Sodium Intake:  Wednesday, November 21, 11:30am-12:30pm
Join us for a FREE nutrition seminar.  Located in the Rye Y's 2nd floor conference room.  

Day after Thanksgiving Group Exercise
Watch for our special November 23 group exercise schedule!

Annual Post-Thanksgiving Swim - Saturday, November 24, 7:30-10am
Work off your turkey dinner for two great causes: LIVESTRONG at the YMCA and the MAC Angels Foundation.  Click here for details 

Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
An evidence-based program that features personalized support for people who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. 
Wednesdays from 9am-10:30am and  Thursdays from 1:30pm-3pm
Click here for details. 

Mah Jongg/Canasta
Canasta:  Thursdays, 10:30am-12:45pm;   Mah Jongg:  Fridays, 10:30am-12:30pm.Beginners welcome! Instructor present.   RSVP to   Penny Cozza .

Crafty Crew: Tuesdays, 12:30-2:00pm 
Knitting, crocheting and more. No experience necessary. RSVP to Penny Cozza at 967-6363, ext. 201.  For more information, contact  Penny Cozza.

 
In the News
Rye Y's 2018 Halloween Carnival Slideshow


Storied Lives - Dottie Little
Back in the day, Bill Little must have cut a dashing figure. A stunt driver for King Kovaz's Auto Daredevils in the late 1960s and early 70s, Bill crisscrossed the country, thrilling audiences as he drove cars airborne at state fairs and exhibitions. He certainly caught the eye of Dottie Archer, then a young divorcee with two daughters. Read more.


LIVE STRONG at the YMCA Celebration
On Sunday, September 30, the Rye Y held its 7th Annual LIVE STRONG at the YMCA day at the Wainwright House. Alumni, friends and family joined together in an afternoon of workshops, lunch and fun.  Attendees donated nearly $2000 to the program.   LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a free 12-week program designed for adult cancer survivors, funded entirely with donor contributions.  Click here for more information about the program. 

NOVEMBER IS GRATITUDE MONTH AND WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Your donation to the Rye Y Annual Campaign makes an impact every day:
 
"We are so grateful to be a part of this community. Our kids make new friends, swim, create and play in a safe, nurturing environment. 'Thank you' barely begins to express how we feel about the help we receive.  With much gratitude and appreciation."
- Y Cares Financial Assistance recipient family

Updates
Have you downloaded our free mobile app?
View schedules, check in, register for programs and receive notifications about facility closures
 
IPhone users - Download on the App Store
Android users - Get it on Google Play
JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT THE RYE Y
Current openings include: Accounting Associate, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor, Gymnastics Coach, Gymnastics Instructor, Group Exercise Instructor, Assistant Swim Team Coach, Swim Instructor, Fitness Floor staff and Sports Instructor. Click here for details.

GIVE TO THE RYE Y WHILE SHOPPING AT AMAZON
Amazon donates to us with each purchase you make when you use this link.
Amazon Smile is increasing the donation rate 10x from Oct 29 - Nov 2.
Your support will go 10 times as far so please bookmark the above link and use it whenever you shop at Amazon. 

SAFETY AT THE Y
Thank You for Checking In!
ALL members must check in using their membership card, the Rye Y app or last name.
ALL others must check in using a sign-in sheet. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping the Rye Y safe!
Membership Screening
The YMCA conducts regular sex offender screenings on all members and may screen other guests and visitors as well. If a sex offender match occurs, the YMCA reserves the right to cancel membership, end program participation, and remove visitation access. In some instances we might need to collect additional information and our Membership Engagement Director, Barbara, will reach out to you.
Thank you for your cooperation.

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.   

  
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21 Locust Avenue
Rye, NY 10580