September 2018
Spotlight
Fall Program Registration Continues
Don't miss out on our wide selection of classes for pre-schoolers, youth, teens, families and adults!  Register now - classes start the week of September 8.
Click here to register or continue scrolling down for more information.   (Online registration is not available for youth aquatics classes)

 
Family
Fall Family Fun at the Rye Y
Enjoy special family time with these upcoming events & activities:

Baby/Adult classes start Sept. 8: There is still time to register for 
Baby and Me Gym, Music & Movement, Water Exploration, Gym and Swim, Baby Sports and more!   View program guide.   Click here to register.

Active Family Friday: Nerf Night 
Friday, Sept. 14, 6:30-7:30pm
A fun evening of Nerf games for the whole family. 
Family/Youth Member: $20; Non-Member: $30/family  Click here to register 

First Family Friday: Frankenstein Friday
Friday, October 5, 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

Family Outdoor Weekend: Friday, October 12- Sunday, October 14
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. Transportation not provided. Contact Kathy Lynam for registration info and questions:  kathy@ryeymca.org 

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

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

Rye Y's Pre-School Enrichment Program - Starts Sept. 11 
There is still limited availability for our new Pre-School Enrichment Program for children 3-5 years old. This fall, the program will run on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Weekly activities include: swimming, movement, music, enrichment, sports, art and cooking.  Transportation is available to Christ's Church Nursery School (CCNS).  Register now. Stop by the Member Services desk to register. Click here for details. 

Register now for Fall programs, starting September 8! Here is a sampling:
Pre-School Cooking, Kiddie Crafts,  Swimming, Pre-Ballet, Tumble Tots, T-Ball/Floor Hockey, Soccer, Multi-Sports, Ninja Parkour and more!
Elementary School Age:  Chess, Art, STEM Mechanics, 3D Printing/Programming,  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 TRX, Teen Strength and Conditioning, American Red Cross Safety classes and more!
Click here to register   (Or register directly from our mobile app, navigate to programs)

Fun Club Days: September 10, 11 and 19.
Enjoy your school vacation time with a fun-filled day at the Y!

Parent's Night Out: Friday, September 21, 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: Barnyard Banter (Dinner is not provided and packed dinners are not allowed due to allergies. A light snack is served.)  
Grades K-6 in Child Care Rm: STEM Activities. Includes light dinner.  

Swim Team Tryouts start September 4
 
 
Adults
Register now for Fall programs, starting Sept. 8!
Options include: Basic Training, High Intensity Interval Training, Early Morning Boot Camp, Melt Method, Kettlebell Conditioning, Triathlon Training, Power Zone Indoor Cycling Training, Personal training, Swim instruction, Enhance Fitness, American Red Cross Safety classes and more!   

GOOD LUCK TO MEMBERS OF THE RYE Y TRIBE participating in the Sept. 8 triathlon.  Congratulations on your accomplishment! 

Upcoming Safety Classes
The following American Red Cross classes are offered in September:
CPR Review;  First Aid;  First Aid/CPR
Register now for Lifeguard and Babysitting training classes in October. 

Booked at the Y: Wednesday, September 12, 11:30-12:30pm
The book club meets the first Monday of each month (September is an exception) The September selection is The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah.  All are welcome. RSVP to Penny Cozza.

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA: September 18-December 10
A FREE, 12-week small group program designed for adult cancer survivors.
Tuesday and Thursday from 1:15-2:30pm 
OR Monday and Wednesday from 6:15-7:30pm
Advance registration required. Contact   Penny Cozza, or  click here for more information.

Eating for your Heart:  September 19, 11:30am-12:30pm
Join us for a FREE nutrition seminar.  Located in the Rye Y's 2nd floor conference room.  

Fall Prevention Day: Friday, September 21
A day to raise awareness and prevent fall-related injuries in the older adult population.  Watch for a schedule of classes and activities. Free and open to adults.

Volunteers Needed for the Westchester Triathlon on Sept. 22-23 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 to volunteer 
 
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 - Back at the Rye Y!
Canasta:  Thursdays, 10:30am-12:45pm;   Mah Jongg:  Fridays, 10:30am-12:30pm.Beginners welcome! Instructor present.   RSVP to   Penny Cozza .

Crafty Crew: Tuesdays, 11:00am-12:30pm
Knitting, crocheting and more. No experience necessary. Classes will resume on a weekly schedule starting Tuesday, September 11. RSVP to Penny Cozza at 967-6363, ext. 201.  For more information, contact  Penny Cozza.
 
Togetherhood: Community Service Projects for All Ages
Join the Rye YMCA's Togetherhood Committee for International Coastal Clean-Up Day at Edith Read Sanctuary.
A family event for all ages!
Saturday, September 15: 9:15am - 12:30pm
Registration required. Click here to sign up.
Special for this project only-participants will receive a Togetherhood t-shirt. 

Save the Date!
"Cakes for a Cause"  Togetherhood Project with Open Door Family Medical Centers.
Learn how Open Door's Baby Box Program is helping low-income women give their newborns a healthy and safe start in life - all while assembling "Diaper Cakes" using items collected by the Rye YMCA community.
Collection drive for baby supplies: October 9-12
Diaper Cake Project at Open Door: Saturday, October 13, 10:30am-12:30am. For ages 10+. Registration opens in late September.

The Togetherhood Planning Committee wants to hear from you!
Togetherhood is a YMCA social responsibility initiative that engages volunteers of all ages in service projects outside the walls of the Y. We want to ensure that our projects meet the needs of our community and the interests of Y members and friends. Click here to take a brief and easy survey.

 
In the News
Spanish-Speaking Cancer Survivors Find Hope and Healing
"Even though our group was small, we became strong together." That was the sentiment of Luceli, a participant in the first Spanish-language LIVESTRONG at the YMCA class to be held at the Rye YMCA. Referred by Open Door Family Medical Centers and White Plain Hospital, four cancer survivors recently spent 12 weeks re-claiming their physical and emotional health through the program.  Read more

 
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
MAINTENANCE PERIOD
Our summer maintenance period will continue through September 7. The Pa Cope Pool and Girls' and Boys' locker rooms are scheduled to re-open on September 8.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT THE RYE Y
Current openings include: Lifeguard, Swim Instructor, Gymanstics 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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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