Family, Children & Teen Events

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

DECEMBER 2020

FAMILY
Snowy Nights, Bright Lights – Santa’s Visit
Friday, December 4:  6:30pm
Join us at the Rye YMCA for a Santa visit and holiday caroling stroll through the beautiful town of Rye.
There are three different time slots. During our meet with Santa, we will have holiday desserts, caroling music and decorations to explore in the Rye YMCA parking lot. This event is for families to have fun, meet Santa, enjoy the holidays and keep in shape.

Registration is required for this event.
Family Members: Free; Youth Members: $15; Non-Members: $26


The Giving Tree is in the lobby until December 16

  • Please take an ornament. On the back of the ornament you will find a gender and an age.
  • Kindly purchase a gift for the appropriate age and gender, and return the gift wrapped with the ornament attached by December 16.
  • Please place your wrapped gift in the box located near the giving tree!
  • If you prefer to select your gift recipient online and leave your gift at check-in, click here.

Family Swim and Youth Lap Swim
Click here for updated schedule.  Call 914-967-6363 for reservations the day before. (Call Saturday for Monday.)


YOUTH
Youth Private & Semi Private Lessons
Sports, Gymnastics & Swim 
Create your own small class with siblings and friends!

Teen Personal Training Special
Ages 11-15 only – December 1-15
Get started with a fitness routine with a certified personal trainer.
Buy a 5 pack of 30 minute sessions ($217) and get one free!

Parents Night Out – Friday, December 18
Registration is required
Ages 3-5 (must be potty trained)
Gingerbread Man. Register

Ages 6 and up: Located in Child Care Room and includes a light dinner.
Winter Wonderland. Register
Family: $28/child; Youth: $38/child; Non-Member: $53/child (per event)
Questions: lilianagudino@ryeymca.org


Fall Child Care  – Ages 5-12
Ongoing Registration.  Half day and full day, 1-5 days
Click here for details and to view slideshow.
For more information, please contact Kathy Lynam, kathy@ryeymca.org

December Vacation Club  – December 28-31
Register Now – limited availability – group size is very limited due to safety protocols

Fun Club
Grades K-6: 8am-5:30pm: Activities include games, arts & crafts, STEAM and more in a safe environment.
Click here to register

Gymnastics
Full Day: 9am-4pm – Fees per day:  Family: $87; Youth: $99; Non-Member: $137
Half Day: 9am-12pm – Fees per day: Family: $66; Youth: $77; Non-Member: $119
Click here to register

Sports
Full Day: 9am-4pm – Fees per day:  Family: $87; Youth: $99; Non-Member: $137
Half Day: 9am-12pm – Fees per day: Family: $66; Youth: $77; Non-Member: $119
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

December Activities/Events for Adults

Happy Holidays!


BOOKS, CRAFTS & FUN

Booked at the Y: Monday, December 14, 11:30 am-12:30pm
The group will discuss The Guest List by Sarah Blake. Books have been purchased by members of the group- not available at the Rye Library
Contact Penny Cozza (peninnah19@gmail.com) for Zoom information for the meeting.

Crafty Crew  Tuesday, December 8 and 22,  12:30-2:00 pm. Contact Penny Cozza (peninnah19@gmail.com) for zoom information for the meeting. We are presently working on shawls for Greenwich Hospital patients.


HEALTHY LIVING

Group Exercise and Indoor Cycling Classes
Click here for the schedule of LIVE and Zoom classes.


YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program
Next session starts December 9: Wednesdays at 6:00pm via Zoom

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 click here. 


LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Virtual Class and Alumni Virtual Class – Starts January 12
Click here to learn more. For more information, contact Heidy Barros, 967-6363 ext. 114 or click here. 


Exercise at the Y or via Zoom
Fitness Center, lap swim and live group exercise/indoor cycling classes are available by reservation. Please call 914-967-6363 to reserve a spot two days before. (Call Friday for Monday.)
Water exercise classes are by registration.  Please contact Vickie Tsakmakis for more info.

You must sign a waiver to be admitted. Please click here for details on our new procedures. Face masks are required to check in and throughout our facility.

A schedule of LIVE Group Ex, Spin and Zoom group exercise classes are offered each day. If you would like to register for a class pass, click here for details.
Click here to view current pool, water exercise and group exercise schedules. A password is now required for Zoom classes.