Families, Children & Teen Events

SEPTEMBER ACTIVITIES AT THE RYE Y

We are closed Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day. 

Fall program registration continues. Fall programs start September 10.  Click here to view the program guide.  Click here to register. 


FAMILY AND CHILDREN

Swim Team Tryouts: Wednesday, September 7, 5:30-7:30pm; Thursday, September 8, 5:30-7:30pm; Friday, September 9, 5:30-7:30pm.
Registration required.

Open Gym: Reservations required – up to 48 hours in advance.

Family Swim: Click here to reserve.

Parents Night Out: Friday, Sept. 16, 6:30-9:00pm 
Enjoy a night out while we provide a light dinner and a safe and fun environment!
Ages 1-5: Storybook activities: Chicka Chicka Boom – Click here to register.
Ages 6 and up: STEM Fun – Click here to register
Family: $32/child; Youth: $43/child; Non-Member: $60/child (per event)
Fun Club – Ages 5 & up – Sept. 26 and 27 
Click here to register

Child Watch and Tot Drop are now located at the Y Studios!
Purchase a package online or at the Member Service Desk. Make a reservation by calling 914-967-6363 up to 48 hours in advance.
Learn more about Tot Drop and Child Watch
After School Adventures (ASA) child care program registration continues.  .Click here for details and registration packet

TEENS

Registration Now Open for Online Teen/Tween Writing Programs. Offered through the YMCA of Central NY’s Downtown Writer’s Center. Discounted rates for YMCA members.

YOUNG AUTHORS ACADEMY
A Saturday workshop for 6th-12th grade students who are on fire to write! Now celebrating our 10th year.
NUMBERLESS DREAMS
Also on Saturdays, an online writing workshop for teens with disabilities, taught by professional writers with disabilities. For high school students and young adults.
SPEAKING OUT
A new workshop for 9th-12th grade students who identify as LGBTQ+, and their peer allies.

All teen programs start on Saturday, October 8th. For more information contact Georgia Popoff:  dwcworkshops@ymcacny.org (315) 474-6851 x3 80 www.ycny.org/dwcyoung-authors-academy.htm


Register now for teen fitness programs including TEEN HIIT with JT and Strength and Conditioning with Jason. 

Junior Leaders Club: Promotes the ideals of social responsibility, leadership and community service. Groups meet weekly. No fee. Click here to register.

Open basketball in the gymnasium – ages 11 and up
Click here for schedule
Click here to reserve.

Two ways for 14-year-olds to access the Fitness Center!
Successful completion (subject to approval by trainer) of either program below entitles teen to full use of the Fitness Center.

PERSONAL TRAINING PASSPORT PROGRAM
Designed for 14-year-olds to get personal training and instruction on how to use all equipment in the Fitness Center. Three 45-minute 1:1 sessions with a personal trainer.
Member: $102
GROUP TEEN PASSPORT PROGRAM
Designed for 14-year-olds to be in a group of 3 to 6 teens and receive personal training and instruction on how to use all equipment in the Fitness Center. Three sessions are 45 minutes in duration.
Member: $77
Click here to register

 


Member Updates

Staff Appreciation Week – March 6-13
Take a moment let us know why you appreciate a staff member. Drop your comments off in one of the boxes around the Y or click here to submit online.  

City of Rye 2020 U.S. Census
Your response matters – mailings go out March 12.  Click here for details.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT THE RYE Y
The Y provides a variety of activities and programs that support youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Help our cause and apply to join our team!
Current openings
include:  Summer camp openings: Click here.  Part Time:  Gymnastics Coach, Gymnastics Instructor, Group Exercise Instructor and Sports Instructor. Click here for details.

MEMBER CODE OF CONDUCT
The Rye YMCA is a membership organization that values caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Membership is a privilege, not a right. We expect persons using the Y to behave in a mature and responsible way and to respect the rights and dignity of others. Members and guests are encouraged to notify staff if they are made to feel uncomfortable while using the Y. The Y has the right to suspend or cancel a membership if the member’s behavior or language violates a generally accepted standard of conduct.

VIDEOS AND PHOTOGRAPHS AT THE RYE Y
You may notice us taking photos and videos around the building for marketing purposes. If you do not wish to be photographed, please indicate this to the photographer/videographer and we’ll make sure you are not included.

GIVE TO THE RYE Y WHILE SHOPPING AT AMAZON
Amazon donates to us with each purchase you make when you use this link.
Please bookmark and use it whenever you shop at Amazon.

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! Reminder, children under the age of 11 must be supervised at all times.

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.

Rye Y Thunder/Lightning Policy
We’d like to remind you of our policy based on recommendations from the National Lightning Safety Institute and our insurance company, the Redwoods Group: At the first signs of lightning or thunder, the pools will be evacuated.  They will remain cleared for 30 minutes after the last observation of lightning or thunder. Members should leave the pool and the surrounding area.

PARKING
Please be aware that others may be waiting for a parking spot. We ask that you be mindful of others and try to exit your parking spot in a timely manner.

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.
*Please obey the parking signs and follow the parking attendants’ directions.
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.


Activities & Events for Adults

September

We are closed Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day.

Register now for adult fitness programs  including Basic Training, HIIT and outdoor Pickleball.  Fall classes start Sept 10.


Group Exercise  – Les Mills Launch
Join us for a group exercise event on
 Saturday, Sept. 17 
The morning is a blend of our classes with an official intro to Les Mills classes. Classes may be tweaked slightly before the event. Watch for more details!
8:00am – Body Pump
8:15am – Spin
8:30am – Yoga
9:00am –  HIIT
9:30am – Body Pump
9:30am – Zumba/Group Core
10:45am – Yoga
12:00pm – Group Core

Click here to view the group exercise  schedule at the Y Studios
Click here to make a reservation, up to 48 hours in advance.

Water Exercise Classes – Maintenance schedule continues until Sept. 10
9am, Monday – Friday – Pa Cope pool
10am, Monday-Saturday – Brookside pool
Click here to make a reservation, up to 48 hours in advance.


BECOME A TOGETHERHOOD COMMITTEE MEMBER!

If you share our passion for community service, consider joining the Rye Y’s Togetherhood Committee!
Each year, the Togetherhood Committee identifies, plans and implements at least four community service projects. Along the way, they create friendships, build new partnerships and make a real difference outside the walls of the Y.
Interested? Contact Denise Woodin


BOOKS, CRAFTS, GAMES & CREATIVE WRITING

Registration Now Open for Online Fall 2022 Writing Classes Offered through the YMCA of Central NY’s Downtown Writer’s Center

Our friends at the YMCA’s Downtown Writer’s Center (The DWC) in Syracuse, NY have built a thriving, supportive literary arts community over the past 20 years. Their programs are now open to all Y members online! They offer:

  • Over 75 creative writing courses for adults each year: poetry, fiction, non-fiction and more, for all experience levels. As a Y member, you receive an automatic 25% discount on all DWC workshops.
  • Free online readings and discussions with visiting poets and writers, from first-time authors to Pulitzer Prize winners.
    Workshops for teens and tweens
  • To find a writing program or workshop that works for you, visit ymcacny.org/dwc.

Canasta/Mah Jongg, Crafty Crew and Booked at the Y meet at the Rye Free Reading Room – 1061 Boston Post Road. 

Canasta/Mah Jongg  (at the Rye Free Reading Room)
Canasta – Tuesdays, 10:30am-12:30pm –  reservations required
Mah Jongg – Thursdays,  10:30am-12:30pm – reservations required
Click here to make reservations online up to 48 hours in advance or call the Y at 914-967-6363.
Contact Barbara Hughes for more information.

Crafty Crew
The group meets bi-weekly to work on community or individual craft projects. Past projects included blankets for the Linus Project and Open Door Family Medical Centers. New members welcome!
Tuesdays: 2:00-4:00pm.  Contact Penny Cozza for more information. 

Booked at the Y: September 12; 1pm: Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan
We will also host a special Event:  with author Annabel Monaghan
Annabel is a Rye resident and will be discussing her book at the Woman’s Club of Rye on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 1:00pm at Christ Church- guests are welcome. RSVP to Penny Cozza


COMMUNITY HEALTH PROGRAMS

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program
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Are you at risk? The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps those at high risk through healthy eating, increased physical activity and weight loss- an approach that has been proven to prevent or delay the onset of the disease by more than half.

Program Goals: Reduce body weight by 7%; Increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week

You must be overweight and have a diagnosis of prediabetes or overweight and at high risk for developing diabetes to qualify for the program.  To find out if you qualify or to register contact: Heidy Barros, 967-6363 ext. 114 or visit
https://ryeymca.org/programs/community-health/ymca-diabetes-prevention-program/