The Y parking lot is closed for maintenance on Saturday, Sept. 2
  but we are open. We are closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 4.
 


September 2017
Spotlight
Family Fun at the Rye Y
The Rye Y is a place for your family to spend quality, active time together.
As a member commented, "What surprised me is how many people I run into here at the Y... And the friendships that have come from that, or [from] our kids taking classes at the same time...the friendships have blossomed. I never had a gym membership quite like that."

Here are some recommendations:             
  • Play Nerf games during Active Family Friday on Sept. 15 
  • Get active together in the ExerZone.
  • Make a splash during family swim time
  • Play basketball or enjoy soft play in the gymnasium
  • Register for a program with your child. There are several options including Baby Sports, Music & Movement, Kiddie Crafts and more. If you are a family member you can choose a free class such as Baby & Me Gym and Swim Exploration.
  • Enjoy an evening activity of themed crafts and activities at First Family Fridays (starting Oct. 6) Free to Family Members. 
  • Join us for our Family Weekend at the YMCA Greenkill Retreat Center, Friday, Oct. 20-Sunday, Oct. 22. Click here for details. 

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Highlights


Fall Program Registration Continues
There is still time to register for many classes for pre-schoolers, youth, teens, families and adults!  Don't miss out - register now.  Classes start the week of September 9. 

Family
September Family Calendar
Click here to view

Active Family Friday - Nerf Night: Friday, Sept. 15, 6:30-7:30pm
A fun evening of Nerf games for the whole family.
Family/Youth Member: $20; Non-Member: $30 (per family)
Click here to register    

COMING IN OCTOBER 
First Family Friday - Mad Science: Friday, Oct. 6, 6:30-7:30
Family: FREE; Youth: $10/person; Non-Member: $20/person

Family Weekend: Friday, October 20, 7pm - Sunday, October 22, 2pm
Join us for a fun-filled weekend at the beautiful YMCA Greenkill Retreat Center in Huguenot, NY - now for the whole family! We will participate in hikes, canoeing and even nightly camp fires! Fee includes lodging, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus activities. Open to all families including Adventure Guide participants. Transportation not provided.   Register now - space is limited. Questions: kathy@ryeymca.org
 

Children/Teens
Register now for Fall programs, starting September 9! Here is a sampling:
Pre-School: 
Cooking, Kiddie Crafts, Spanish Music & Movement, Swimming, Pre-Ballet, Storybook Yoga, Tumble Tots, T-Ball, Soccer and more!
Elementary School Age:
Chess, Art, Engineering & Stem, Kids Knit, Dance, Swimming and Swim Team, Gymnastics and Gymnastics Team, Soccer, Hockey, Basketball and Basketball League, Karate, Flag Football, Lacrosse, Yoga and more!
Teens:  Swimming and Swim Team, Gymnastics and Gymnastics Team, Karate, Middle School Basketball, Teen HIIT class, Teen Strength and Conditioning, Teen Leaders Club, American Red Cross Safety classes and more!
Details in our Fall program guide.
Click here to register  (Or register directly from our mobile app, navigate to programs)

Swim team tryouts start Tuesday, September 5.
Click here for schedule. For more information, contact Vickie at 914-967-6363. 

Parent's Night Out:  Friday, September 22, 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: "Wheels on the Bus" (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: Straw Roller Coaster Challenge
Located in Child Care Room, includes a light dinner. 

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.

New - Ninja Zone in the ExerZone: Mondays, 4:30-5:15pm.
After school active fun for ages 11 and up.  Free to Members.
 
Fall Red Cross Safety ClassesClick here to view  

COMING IN OCTOBER

Fall/Winter Fun Club Days: Oct. 9, Nov. 10 & Dec. 26-29:  9am-4pm
We recommend you register early for upcoming fun club days (school vacation days) to avoid disappointment. Limited availability. Activities include sports, games, swimming, STEM, arts & crafts and more. Click here to register

Paintball: Monday, Oct. 9- 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

Junior Leaders Club (middle schoolers) and Leaders Club (high schoolers) 
will begin meeting in October.   Click here for details.   If interested, contact Kathy Lynam.  

Adults
Register now for Fall programs, starting Sept. 9!
Options include: Basic Training, Strength Training for the Triathlete, High Intensity Interval Training, Early Morning Boot Camp, Personal training, Karate, Swim instruction, Enhance Fitness, American Red Cross Safety classes and more!   Click here to register.   Click here to view program guide. 

LIVE STRONG at the YMCA: next session starts week of September 11
Mondays and Wednesdays 6:15pm - 7:30pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:15pm - 2:30pm
A FREE, 12-week small group program designed for adult cancer survivors.
Contact   Elana Reynolds, or click here for more information.

Booked at the Y - Monday, Sept. 11, 11:30am-12:30pm
Meets the 2nd Monday of each month. The September selection is: Jane and the Waterloo Map by Stephanie Barron.  All are welcome. RSVP to   Penny Cozza, ext. 201

Crafty Crew - Fall meetings start Tuesday, September 12, 11am-12:30pm
Meets weekly on Tuesdays to work on individual or community craft projects. No experience necessary.   RSVP to  Penny Cozza , ext. 201

Togetherhood Project: Knit/crochet shawls & caps for cancer patients with Y members and friends. Mondays, Sept. 18, 25 and Oct. 2; 10 am - Noon
Click here for details and to register For more information, contact  Denise Woodin,  967-6363, ext. 101.

YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program: Session begins week of Sept. 19
Tuesdays: 10:00-11:00am or  Wednesdays: 6:30-7:30pm

"Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension" Seminar: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 11:30am-12:30pm
Join us for a FREE nutrition seminar.  Located in Rye Y Conference Room. (2nd floor) For more information,  contact 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 
Canasta: Thursdays, 10:30am-12:30pm;  Mah Jongg: Fridays, 10:30am-12:30pm. Continues at the Rye Free Reading Room until Thursday, Sept. 14 when it returns to the Y. Beginners welcome! RSVP to   Penny Cozza, ext. 201

Weight Watchers at the Y:  Due to the success of many members reaching their goals, we are currently looking for new members to join our Weight Watchers meetings. This lively and supportive group is led by a Weight Watcher leader on Thursdays from 1:00-2:00 pm. Come join the fun!
If you would like more information, please contact  Diana Vita, 967-6363, ext. 211

Volunteers Needed for the Westchester Triathlon on race day (Sept. 23) and to help out in the days before the event. The Rye YMCA is one of the charities supported by the Westchester Triathlon.   Click here for details.  

Updates
SUMMER MAINTENANCE
Our summer maintenance period is still underway. The Group Ex studio, Child Watch and the gymnasium are closed and will re-open Tuesday, Sept. 5.  The Pa Cope pool is closed and will re-open Saturday, Sept. 9.  There is a limited pool schedule in the Brookside pool until then. Indoor cycling classes and Wainwright classes are running as usual and the Fitness Center, ExerZone and Freestyle Fitness Zone are open. 
 
The Men's and Women's locker rooms remain closed for renovation. We hope to re-open on September 17. The Boys' and Girls' and Universal Locker Rooms are available. If you haven't yet used our new Universal Locker Room, across from the wet corridor, we invite you to do so! The Universal Locker Room is for all genders with private changing stalls and toilet/shower rooms for showering and then changing. Beginning Tuesday, Sept 5 the youth locker rooms will be especially busy in the late afternoon/early evening hours as swim team and other programs begin to start up again so plan accordingly.

The parking lot will be closed for patching and re-painting on Saturday, Sept 2,  but the Y will be open. We do expect to have the lot back open for Sunday! Please plan to park in municipal lots on Saturday.
We are closed on Monday, Sept. 4 for Labor Day.  
LOCKER RENTAL UPDATE
After our locker room renovations are complete, we will offer limited locker rental opportunities in our wet corridor, outside of the pools. Lockers inside the renovated locker rooms will for day use only. Please note that the rental lockers in the wet corridor will be available on a first come first serve basis, as of October 1, 2017. If you are interested in renting a locker, please contact the member service staff at that time.  Locker rental prices are below:
KIT Locker (quarter locker/monthly rate added on to membership draft): $10.00
KIT Locker (quarter locker/yearly rate): $120.00
Half Locker (monthly rate/added on to membership draft):  $15.00
Half Locker (yearly rate):  $180.00

MEMBERSHIP REMINDERS
Member Photos: For the safety of all our members, we are now requiring that all members have a photo associated with their membership.   Please stop by our Member Services desk and we'll take your photo.

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.   

                                 

In the News
Mamaroneck Health Fair Provides Screenings, Exhibits and Fun
Nearly 300 residents of Mamaroneck and other Sound Shore communities participated in a day of health awareness at the 4th Annual Access to Care Health Fair, held Saturday, August 12 in Mamaroneck. Adults took advantage of free health screenings and informational exhibits while children and their families enjoyed Zumba demonstrations, music by D.J. Theo Philip, a bounce castle, and healthy snacks. Read more.

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