We are closed Monday, May 28 in
observance of Memorial Day.


May 2018
Spotlight
YOU CAN BE A HERO TODAY WITH A GIFT
THAT TRANSFORMS LIVES
This month, Rye Y staff will be asking for your help  to raise vital funds for friends and neighbors who need a helping hand. We will be  holding several fundraising events and challenges in classes and throughout the building  and would appreciate your support Thanks to your generosity last year,  we awarded nearly $418,000 in financial assistance to families and individuals  in need.    We were also able to provide: 

* Safety Around Water workshops to 1,200 students at three elementary schools, free of charge, as part of our drowning prevention program.
 
* Free pool time, lifeguards and meeting space every week for the Rye Association for the Handicapped so those with disabilities can get vital exercise.
 
* LIVESTRONG at the YMCA free of charge, so cancer survivors can reclaim their total health in this 12-week small group program.

Together, with your help, we can ensure that every person who needs financial assistance to participate in Rye programs and activities will have that chance!
 
BE OUR HERO AND SUPPORT THE Y TODAY!


Highlights
Rye Y Camp Registration continues!  Don't miss out on your child having the BEST SUMMER EVER!  Our Camp Q&A on Wednesday, May 2, 6:30-7:30pm is a great opportunity to meet the directors of all our camps.  Click here to register for the Q&A or RSVP to Kathy@ryeymca.orgClick here to visit our camp website, view the camp guide and register.
 
An Evening of Magic and Merriment - Join us for the Rye Y's Annual Fundraiser on Friday, May 18!  See below for details.
 
Summer Program Registration starts for members on Wednesday, June 6, online at 6am. Youth aquatics classes are not available for online registration. Members - please drop off youth aquatics forms by Tuesday, June 5. Non-Member registration starts June 8.  Classes start June 23. Click here to view program brochure.

 
Family Fun
May Family/Primetime Calendar
 
First Family Friday: Friday, May 4, 6:30-7:30pm - Register Now!
Join us for a "Cinco de Mayo" themed evening with crafts, activities, snacks and fun!  Click here to register. Questions: Kathy@ryeymca.org 

Active Family Friday - Family Feud: Friday, May 11, 6:30-7:30pm
Enjoy a fun-filled active family Friday. Family participation required. Click here to register. Questions: Kathy@ryeymca.org 

Water Safety Workshop: Saturday, May 12, 2:00-4:00pm
An opportunity for families to learn more about being safe in and around the water as we approach the summer months! This 2-hour special workshop will be classroom and pool-based to give children and their caregivers the opportunity to practice water safety together. Please note that children must be accompanied by a caregiver to attend the event. FREE.   Registration required.

Children/Tweens/Teens


Rye Y's Pre-School Enrichment Program - NEW!
Our new Pre-School Enrichment Program for children 3-5 years old starts in September.  Participants may choose between a morning or afternoon program on Tuesdays and Thursdays (2 day) or Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (3 day). Weekly activities include: swimming, movement, music, enrichment, sports, art and cooking.  Transportation is available to/from CCNS.  Register now. Stop by the Member Services desk to register.  Click here for flyer with details.  Click here for registration form.

2nd Saturday: Saturday, May 11, 7:00-10:00pm
An evening of fun, camaraderie, activities and food just for middle-schoolers at the Y. Grades 6-8. Members: Free Non-Members: $5;  Click here to register

Parent's Night Out: Friday, May 18, 6:30-9:00pm
Enjoy a night out while we provide a safe and fun environment for the  kids! 
Ages 3 mos-5 years: Storybook Activities: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs
Located in Child Watch and includes an age appropriate snack.
Family: $20/child; Youth: $25/child; Non-Member: $40/child
Grades K-6: STEM Activities  Located in Child Care Room and includes
a light dinner.  Family: $25/child; Youth: $35/child; Non-Member: $50/child

Gymnasts Night In: Friday May 18, 6:30-9:30pm
Join us for a fun-filled evening of gymnastics, group games, open workouts and much more.  Dinner included. No experience necessary. Click here to register. Questions: Melissa@ryeymca.org
 
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 and Sundays from 3-5pm for ages 7 and up. Open to Non-Members.   Click here to view details in the program guide.

Ninja Zone in the ExerZone: Mondays, 4:30-5:15pm.
After school active fun for ages 11 and up.  Free to Members.

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.

Registration now open for Safety Around Water course:  June 19-22
Ages 3-5: 4-4:30pm and Ages 6-9: 4:30-5:00pm
The Rye Y's FREE 4-session course teaches children water safety and basic swimming skills. Free and open to all.  Click here to register -  Limited availability
 
Adults
FundraiserNEW DATE: AN EVENING OF MAGIC & MERRIMENT
Due to the March 2nd Nor'easter, we rescheduled our Magic and Merriment Annual Benefit to Friday, May 18, at Shenorock Shore Club, 7-11pm  
 
In addition to enjoying Stand Up Magician, Derek Hughes, a finalist on America's Got Talent, we will honor Doug DeStaebler and Laura Kelleher with the Rye Y's Gold Spirit Award and Maureen Gomez with the Community Service Award.

We hope you will be able to share this special evening with us! To purchase tickets, 
click here.    To check out the 10 magical experiences in the Live Auction: click here. For more information, please email Susan Olson at susanolosn@ryeymca.org or 967-6363 ext 202.
purple_mothersday_concept.jpg 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 12-13.  In addition, we're waiving our $100 joiner's fee for moms who join the Rye Y May 12-13.
Spring Personal Training Promotion: May 1-31
Buy 10 1-hour sessions for $752 and get 1-hour session FREE.
Buy 10 45 minute sessions for $618 and get 1-hour session FREE.
Buy 10 30 minute sessions for $399 and get 1-hour session FREE.
 Contact Diana Vita for more information.
 
Weight Watchers at the Rye Y
If you are interested in joining an interactive group at the Rye YMCA to help you meet your goals, please contact Diana Vita or Penny Cozza  to add your name to a list of interested participants.
 
American Red Cross Safety classes
May safety classes include: CPR Review and Lifeguard Review  Click here for details and to register.

RyeACT's Youth Speak-Out, Tuesday, May 8: 7pm at Rye Arts Center 
As the fiscal agent for RyeACT (Rye Action for Children and Teens), we are pleased to invite our Rye Y members and friends to RyeACT's Youth Speak-Out. Hear directly from Rye's youth about their hopes, dreams and the kind of community they want to build...with our support. For more information, click here.
 
Aqua Jog Coffee Hour, Wednesday, May 16, 10:30-11:30am
Join us in the Multi-purpose room. All are welcome! 

Booked at the Y: Monday, May 14, 11:30am-12:30pm
Meets the 2nd Monday of each month. The May selection is  Boston Girl by Anita Diamant. All are welcome. RSVP to   Penny Cozza.
 
Crafty Crew: Tuesdays, 11am-12:30pm
Meets weekly on Tuesdays to work on individual or community craft projects. No experience necessary. Join us for a bead bracelet class on Tuesday, May 15 at 11am. Fee $10. Click here to register.

Eating for Your Heart : May 16: 11:30am-12:30pm
Join us for a FREE nutrition seminar.  Located in the Rye Y's 2nd floor conference room.  For more information,  contact Elana Reynolds.
 
Senior Health and Fitness Day, Tuesday, May 29: 11:30am-3:00pm
An afternoon  focusing on health with lunch, activities and guest speaker Dr. Edward Schuster on How to Live to 100.
Free and open to all seniors. Click here to register.

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. For more information, contact Elana Reynolds.

Mah Jongg/Canasta 
Canasta: Thursdays, 10:30am-12:30pm;  Mah Jongg: Fridays, 10:30am-12:30pm. Beginners welcome! We will also have a Bridge table available if you are interested in playing Bridge. RSVP to   Penny Cozza.
 
LIVE STRONG at the YMCA:  June 4- August 27.
A FREE, 12-week small group program designed for adult cancer survivors.
Monday and Wednesday from 1:15-2:30pm
OR Tuesday and Thursday from 6:15-7:30pm
Advance registration required. Contact 
Elana Reynolds , or  click here for more information . 
 
In the News
Rye Derby and Healthy Kids Day video
 
Rye Y Announces Gold Spirit and Community Service Award Winners
The Rye YMCA has announced the winners of its 2018 Gold Spirit and Community Service Awards, which will be presented at the organization's Magic and Merriment benefit on Friday, May 18.  Read more.
 
Updates
MAY IS NATIONAL WATER SAFETY MONTH
Teaching children how to swim and be safe around water is one of the most important life skills parents can help their children learn. It not only saves lives; it builds confidence.  Read more
 
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
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.
  
Summer Job Openings at the Rye Y
We have several open positions for our Rye Y camps, especially for those 18 years and older. Click here to learn more. 

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21 Locust Avenue
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