We are closed Easter Sunday, March 16.


April 2017
Spotlight


The Rye Y Welcomes New Director of Community Health, Elana Reynolds 
"As with walking into anything new, I was a little nervous on my first day of work. But as I walked through the doors, I was welcomed with smiles, AND was greeted by my first name from the front desk staff. That extra personalization from staff I had only informally met made me realize I was in the right place. To come in to work with a smile, and to leave work with a smile, is a feeling that I am grateful to have. I am thrilled to be part of such a warm and welcoming community!" 
 
Highlights
Take the Charitable Challenge
Exercise your heart in more ways than one....
When you give to the Rye Y, you ensure that our programs and activities are inclusive and diverse. That all people have an opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the Y, regardless of their ability to pay. 

Did you know that the Rye Y is a charitable organization? In 2016, we awarded over $455,000 to 354 families and individuals who needed a helping hand. Help us transform lives!  Contact a staff person at the Rye Y or click here to donate. 

There are dozens of campaign events happening throughout the Rye Y for you to participate in or sponsor, including exercise and swim challenges, youth sports challenges, cartwheel-a-thon and much, much more. Click here to view a complete listing. 


Don't Miss Out - Register for Programs Now!
There is still time to register for dozens of programs for youth, family and adults. Session 4 starts April 17.  Click here to view the program guide. Please note, outdoor youth sports including soccer, flag football and baseball have started!  Click here to register online. (Youth aquatics registration is not available online.)  


The Best Summer Ever. Starts in Less Than 3 Months!
Summer camp is around the corner and many sessions are filling up. We recommend you register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. We offer camps for ages 3-14 including Kinder, Discovery, Sports, STEAM, Gymnastics, Teen Fitness, Teen Adventure, Counselors in Training and Leaders in Training.   Click here to register online. Click here to view our camp website.
 
Family
Rye Derby & Healthy Kids Day
Sunday, April 30
 
A fun, active day for the whole family!
Free Healthy Kids Day activities start at 10:30am. Activities include a climbing wall, arts & crafts, gymnastics stations, carnival games, sports samplers and more. Raffle prizes, free food and live music. 

The 5K and 5M races start at 10:15am; the family fun run starts at 12:15pm.  Click here to register for the races.
April Family Calendar
Click here to view

First Family Friday: OUTER SPACE  Friday, April 7, 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.  

Nerf Night, April 14, 6:30-8pm: A Charitable Challenge fundraiser. For details about participation, click here.

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: 3:30-4:15pm

Ages 5 and up with adult  

Youth/Teens
April Vacation Camps:  April 10-14
Limited space available.
Choose from Gymnastics, Soccer and Fun Club.  Click here to register.

2nd Saturday for 6-8 graders: Saturday, April 8, 7-10pm
A fun evening just for Middle Schoolers!
Family/Youth Members: Free; Non-Members: $5.  Click here to register

Safety Around Water Workshops: April 10-13, Ages 3-9,  FREE
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. Children will work with certified water safety instructors in and outside of the pool to gain a better understanding of how they can remain safe around waterfronts. Parents are also given information to help keep their children safe around the water .  Please click here to view times and to register. Pre-registration required by April 7. Spots are limited! Free to Members and Non-Members.
 
Paintball!  Grades 5-9, Friday, April 14.
Join us as we travel to to Liberty Paintball in Patterson, NY.  
Fees include transportation, admission, safety gear and equipment. Parents/guardians are required to complete and sign a waiver and medical release form prior to the  trip. Meet at the Y @ 9:00am; We will return to the Y @4:30pm  Questions:  kathy@ryeymca.org  
Family/Youth Member: $130; Non-Member: $155 Click here to register

Parent's Night Out: Friday, April 21, 6:30-9:00pm
Enjoy a night out while we provide a safe and fun environment for the kids! Registration is required. Click here to register.
Ages 3 mos-5 years: located in Child Watch and includes an age-appropriate snack. Storybook Activities:  The Very Hungry Caterpillar 
Family: $15/child; Youth: $20/child 
Grades K-6:   located in Child Care and includes a light dinner. Movie Night at the Y  Family: $20/child; Youth: $27/child 

Registration for ASA (After School Care) Starts May 1 for New Families
Save the date.  
Register at Member Services or online starting May 1.

Teen Health and Wellness: View our  prime time schedule   for free after school exercise opportunities for teens. We also offer  several programs just for teens  including Strength and Conditioning, Teen HIIT Class and Teen Small Group training. The Wellness Center is open to teens ages 15+ or 14-year-olds with a Teen Fitness Passport Card. The Freestyle Fitness Zone is open to teens ages 12+ and the ExerZone to teens ages 11 and up. 

Rye Y Leadership Clubs for Middle and High School Students: Wednesdays
Grades 6-8 TBA and Grades 9-12 meet 4:30-5:30 pm. If interested, email  Kathy Lynam.  Click here for details. 
  
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-Members.  Click here to view details in the program guide.
   

Prepare for a Meaningful Summer Job as a Lifeguard!
Lifeguarding is a tremendous job with many responsibilities, from responding to an emergency situation to helping others in and outside the pool area. YOU have the opportunity to learn how by taking an American Red Cross Lifeguard class here at the Y! 
 
 
Our programs include:  Lifeguarding for the Pool and Waterfront where you will learn the skills and become certified; CPR/First Aid to learn first aid and how to help somebody in cardiac arrest, CPR renewals, and Lifeguard renewals to ensure that your certification is current and you practice the skills necessary to perform your lifeguard duties.  Click here for details about our classes 

The Y is currently hiring lifeguards and swim instructors for the Spring and Summer months!
If you are interested in volunteering or working at the Y and creating impact within the community by lifeguarding or teaching life saving skills to children, please inquire by reaching out to
Vickie@ryeymca.org.


Adults





 
The Rye Y Tribe: It's not too late to join our all female triathlon team! For more information, contact Denise Cypher. Click here to register.

Booked at the Y: Monday, April 10, 11:30am-12:30pm
This month's selection is The Lilac Girls  by Martha Hall Kelly. Questions? Contact Penny Cozza.

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA: next session starts week of April 10
A FREE, 12-week small group program designed for adult cancer survivors.
Monday & Wednesday: 6:15-7pm or Tuesday & Thursday from 1:15-2:30pm
Contact Elana Reynolds, Director of Community Health, for more information.

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program: next session starts April 17
Mondays: 6-7pm Click here to learn more or contact Elana Reynolds, Director of Community Health.
 
Monthly Nutrition Seminar: Wednesday, April 19, 11:30am-12:30pm
April's topic is: Eating Your Heart Out. Free and open to Y members and the community. RSVP to  Elana ReynoldsClick here for details.

Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program - NEW!
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 
 
New Times for Mah Jongg/Canasta 
Beginners welcome! Mah Jongg: Fridays @ 10:30am-12pm
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. Special project, April 25: Make Your Own Soap! 
 Please register online or at the Member Services Desk.
 
NEW! Basic Training Class: Monday and Wednesdays: 12:30-1:15pm, April 17-June 19 .   Click here to register.

Strength for the Triathlete:  April 17-June 19, Mon, Wed, 11:30AM-12:15PM
Get ready for triathalon season with our class! Click here to register.

Weight Watchers at the Y Did you know that we meet every Thursday from 1-2 pm right here at the Rye Y? We will host an open house on April 20. 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+

in the News
Rye Y's Wave Ryeders Celebrate a Spectacular Season
The Wave Ryeders still have one more meet to go, but already have reason to celebrate. Since September, the team has won six out of seven dual meets.
In early March, the Wave Ryeders won the Westchester-Fairfield League Championships for the twelfth year in a row. Read More

Rye Y's 4th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta is a Splash!
You Can't Afford to Ignore Prediabetes
Millions of Americans are at risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes and the Rye YMCA urges everyone to take action to prevent the disease. Diabetes affects nearly 29 million people nation-wide. An estimated 86 million additional Americans have prediabetes, yet only about 10 percent are aware of it. Read more.

Rye Y Members and Friends Make Cards for Hospitalized Kids
More than 45 children, teens, adults and seniors created 175 cards for the organization Cards for Hospitalized Kids at a Rye YMCA Togetherhood project held on Sunday March 19. Read more
 

Coming this month!
We are launching an updated and improved mobile app for Androids and iphones. You will now have the ability to register for programs on your phone!You will also be able to view schedules, get push notifications about facility closures and use it to scan in. 

Watch for details!


PARKING REMINDERS
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.

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