HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Holiday hours: We are open from 8am-noon on Dec. 24 and closed Christmas Day.  On New Year's Eve we are open 8am-6pm.  We are closed New Year's Day. There are no youth classes Dec. 24-Jan. 1

December 2018
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COMING SOON: 2019 Summer Camp Guide and Winter/Spring Program Guide
View at www.ryeymca.org by mid-month!
Summer Camp registration starts on January 3 for returning campers and their siblings and on January 10 for all campers.
Program Registration starts with Rollover Week, January 5-11. Member registration starts January 16.

Holiday Spotlight
Season of Giving- Please consider a donation today
Your contribution to the Rye Y's Annual Campaign is a gift of kindness, allowing us to open our doors and our hearts to all, not just for one month, but all year long. If you are age 70 1/2 or over, a donation to the Rye YMCA can satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution from your IRA.
Thank you for helping those in need.

Holiday Highlights
gift card Give the Gift of Health & Happiness! 
Rye Y membership, camp, personal training and classes are great gifts for the holiday season. Share all that the Y offers with your loved ones.  Purchase a gift card at Member Services in any amount you wish.

First Family Friday: Santa's Visit
Friday, December 7, 6:30-8:30pm
Take a photo with Santa, enjoy activities, snacks and fun. Join the Togetherhood project, details below.
Family Member: FREE; Youth: $10/family
Non-Member: $20/family   Click here to register .

Brighten the Holidays for a Family in Need!
December 3-8
Bread of Life Food Pantry in Rye distributes hundreds of bags of groceries to families every week! This year, you can brighten their holidays by making homemade cards that will be placed in their grocery bags. We are also collecting $10 gift cards from CVS and Stop & Shop so every family can buy something special, or something they really need. Make your holiday card during Santa's visit on Friday, December 7 (see above) or bring a homemade card to the Member Services desk December 3-8.
Click here for important details

December 26-31   
A week of activities and fun for families! Fun includes Family Line Dancing, Family Kickboxing Workout, Family Yoga, Holiday Pool Games, New Year's Dance Party, Safety Around Water program and sampling of classes including Tennis, Lacrosse,  Kiddie Crafts,  Chess Club, Tots Gymnastics and much more. 
Free to Rye Y members and their guests. 
Registration is required.  Please register by Dec. 22. Click here to view the schedule.

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

Click here to view the December Family and Primetime Calendar

Vacation Clubs: December 26, 27, 28 & 31 - Register Now!
Don't miss out on a great week at the Y! Choose from STEAM, Basketball, Gymnastics, Teen Fitness and Fun Club. Limited availability. Click here for details. Click here to register.
Rye Y's Pre-School Enrichment Program - Ages 3-5
Registration has started for Session B:  January 28-June 14. 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.  Registration for Fall 2019 starts January 9 for new participants.
Teen 2nd Saturday: December 8, 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.
Drop and Shop: Sunday, December 9 or 16: 1:30-4:00pm
Let us watch your little ones while you do your holiday shopping.
Family: $20/child; Youth: $25/children.  Click here to register. 

PJ Friday: Friday, December 14, 6:30-9:30pm - Ages 3-8 years
Come in your PJs, bring your favorite stuffed animal and slippers. Gym exploration, games and more. Pizza dinner is provided.
Family: $15/child; Youth: $20/child; Non-Member: $35/child.  Click here to register

Parent's Night Out: Friday, December 14: 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: The Gingerbread Man (Dinner is not provided and packed dinners are not allowed due to allergies. A light snack is served.)  
Grades K-6 in Childcare Rm: Craft Night. Includes light dinner.  
Click here to register. For details, contact Kelly Lewin.  

Safety Around Water: December 26-29
Ages 3-5: 11:00-11:30 or Ages 6-9: 11:30-12:00
This FREE 4-session course teaches children safety and basic skills that help reduce the risk of drowning and builds confidence around the water. 
Vacation Private Swim Series:Wednesday, Dec. 26-Saturday, Dec. 29
Contact Sheila@ryeymca.org to customize your child's private swim times during school break.

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.
Personal Training Winter Promotion (Members Only):
Buy 10 sessions, get 1 session FREE. Ends Dec. 15. Contact Laura Laura for details.
Upcoming Safety Classes
The following American Red Cross classes are offered in December:  CPR Review;  First Aid and Lifeguard Review.

Booked at the Y: Monday, December 10, 11:30am-12:30pm
The book club meets the 2nd Monday of each month. The December  selection is Loving Frank by Nancy Horan.  All are welcome. RSVP to Penny Cozza.
Crafty Crew: Tuesday, December 11, 12:30-2:00pm 
Join us for our Warm up America project on 12/11.   No experience necessary;  instructor and yarn available, please bring your own knitting needles or crochet hook . RSVP to  Penny Cozza.
3rd Annual Holiday Cookie Exchange: Wednesday, Dec. 12, 10:30-11:30am
Join us after Aqua exercise for coffee and a cookie exchange. RSVP to Penny Cozza

Shopping, Cooking & Food Preparation: Wed, Dec. 19, 11:30am-12:30pm
Join us for a FREE nutrition seminar.  Located in the Rye Y's 2nd floor conference room.  

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

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
Current openings include: 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.

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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.

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.   

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