Today's Youth are Tomorrow's Leaders  

April 2016
Zoe for President
Zoe is a one-year-old toddler who represents the potential in every child. Whether that's a teacher, firefighter or the next president of the United States, she's showing that with the Y's support, all kids have the opportunity to become their best selves.

We're campaigning for Zoe because she symbolizes the need, right here in our community, to nurture and develop our future leaders. Learn more about our campaign for Zoe.
Please consider making a gift to the Rye Y's campaign - and help us nurture the POTENTIAL of our youth, adults and families. Click here to donate.
See below to view our campaign events.
Highlights - Rye Derby & Healthy Kids Day
plus Camp and Program Registration
Rye Derby and Healthy Kids Day - Sunday, April 24
A fun, active day for the whole family! 5-mile and 5K races start at 10:15am; Fun run/walk starts at 12:15pm.  Healthy Kids Day activities start at 10:30am
Click here for details and to register online for the races. Pre-registrants may pick up bibs on Saturday, April 23, 1-4pm at Rye Running, 37 Purchase St.

Program Registration continues for Members; starts for Non-Members today.
Session starts April 11. Click here to register online. Youth aquatics registration is not available online.

Summer is around the corner -register now for Rye Y Camps -ages 3-14: Kinder, Discovery, STEAM, Sports, Gymnastics, Teen Fitness and Adventure Camps.
Visit for details. 
Zoe for President Campaign Events
All proceeds support our annual campaign and help us keep our powerful promise to the community: no-one will be turned away from a Y program or activity because he or she can't pay.
Fridays - April 1, 8, 15: Lemonade Stand hosted by ASA in Rye Y lobby
Saturday, April 2: Cartwheel-A-Thon
Progressive classes: 1:45 pm; Team, Pre team, and Talent group: 3:00 pm
Do you want to see how many cartwheels your child/ friend can do? Sponsor them and they will flip! Sign up online or at the Member Services and bring your pledge forms to the event. Contact:  Kathy Lynam
April 8 - Hoop-A-Thon: Ages 5 - 7: 6:00-7:00 pm; Ages 8-11: 7:15-8:15pm
Join us for a fun-filled basketball shooting event. To participate, children will seek sponsors who can pledge per basket shot or simply make a flat donation. Register online or at the Member Services by Thursday, April 7. Contact: Melissa Lewis
April 8 - Family Bingo Night: 6:30-7:30 pmBring your family for a great night of socializing, music, snacks, and prizes for all ages! Spaces limited! $5 min. recommended donation per bingo card. (Child Care Room)  Contact John Rice
April 8-10 - ExerZone Family Delegate Challenge: (During open ExerZone hours.) Help ZOE get the delegates she needs for the Presidential nomination with a series of challenges in the ExerZone. Prize for the highest delegate total! Contact: Laura Laura.
April 10 - Zoe Zumba-Thon: 9:00-10:20 am (Gymnasium)
Join us for a fun-filled morning of Zumba! Adults and families (children ages 5 & up) are invited to participate. Admission fee: $20.00 (adult members); $25.00 (adult non-members). There will be raffles and the opportunity to sponsor a special children's dance.  Contact: Diana Vita
April 15 - Movie on the Lawn - Inside Out: 7:00-9:00pm
Popcorn and light refreshments provided! Families are welcome to pack blankets or design a cardboard car for a 'drive in' style movie. Prizes will be given for car designs! Location: Rye Y lawn (Gym is Rain Location) Contact John Rice.
April 17 - 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament: K-1st Grade: 1:00-2:45pm; 2nd-3rd Grade: 2:45-4:30pm; 4th- 5th Grade: 4:30 - 6:15pm
Join us for our annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament! Teams of 3 will play in at least 5 games and move on to the championship finals if they qualify. Trophies will be awarded for the top team in each session. The registration fee is $30.00. All teams must complete a registration form and register at the Member Services by Monday, April 11. Contact: Melissa Lewis
And much, much more!  Click here for a complete listing of campaign events.
April Family Calendar: Printable Calendar with Family and Teen events
Click here

First Family Friday: Friday, April 1, 6:30-7:30pm
Cartoon Chaos - Free to family members. Youth/Non-Member: $10 Click here to register.

NEW! in the ExerZone! EXERDROP - Wednesdays: 4:30-6:30pm
Drop the 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.)

Family ExerZone Fun!  Join us for our family classes in the ExerZone!
(Classes for families with children ages 5 and up)
Family ExerCore: Monday-Thursday, 3:45-4:15 pm
Children ages 5-10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times (except during ExerDrop - see above). 

Kids Outdoors! View March/April calendar.  
Family Campaign Events: Family Bingo, Zumba-Thon, Movie on the Lawn, ExerZone Family Delegate Challenge and more. See above.

#YCampShirtDay is on April 8
We invite you to join our excitement about summer camp on social media on April 8 by your camper wearing their camp shirt on April 8.  Be sure to share your excitement by sending us tweets/posts of your camper dressed for Rye Y camp! Get ready to celebrate #YCampShirtDay  on April 8 @ryeymca #BestSummerEver.

Parents Night Out: Friday, April 15, 6:30-9:00pm
Enjoy a night out while we provide a safe and fun environment for the kids.
Ages 3 mos- 5 years - in Child Watch; Grades K-6 in Child Care  

Fun Club Days - April 22 and April 25
Enjoy school vacation days at the Y! Click here for details and to register.

We now offer Birthday Parties in the ExerZone for ages 7 and up on Saturdays and Sundays from 3-5 pm. Reservations can be made no earlier than 2 months in advance. Call Member Services at 967-6363 to check availability!

Youth Campaign Events: Cartwheel-A-Thon, Hoop-A-Thon, 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament  and more - see above.  

2nd Saturday - Grades 6-8: April 9, 7-10pm
GaGa Ball Tournament to benefit our annual campaign
$5 suggested donation  Click here to register in advance
Teen Summer Camps -
Ages 11-14                        
Fitness Camp: Choose 3-day or 5-day option. Fun and fitness including agililty, cardio, games, strength conditioning & instructional swim.  
Adventure Camp -Travel to a different adventure every day!
Paintball - Grades 6-8: Monday, April 25, 9am-4:30pm
Join us as we travel to to Hogan's Alley Paintball in Meriden, Connecticut. No experience necessary. Click here for details and to register  

Leaders Clubs - Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12: Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm
An amazing opportunity for high school and middle school students who wish to develop leadership skills and make a positive impact in the community. Contact John Rice for details.  

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Classes start:
April 6: Wednesdays, 10-11 am or April 7: Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm
The program helps those at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes reduce their risk through healthy eating, increased physical activity and weight loss.  Advance registration required. Click here to learn more and schedule your free risk assessment.   Read exciting news about our program in the New York Times.

Rye Y Book Club: "Booked at the Y" Friday, April 8: 10:30-noon.
We will be discussing Fates and.  Meets the 2nd Friday of each month. For more information, contact Penny Cozza. 

Zoe Zumba-Thon: Sunday, April 10: 9:00-10:20am
Adults and Families (children ages 5 & up ) are invited to participate. Admission fee: $20.00 (adult members); $25.00 (adult non-members). There will be raffles and the opportunity to sponsor a special children's dance.

Rye Y Crafty Crew: Tuesdays: 10:30am-noon.  Join us for our next project! No experience necessary. For more information, please contact Penny Cozza.

Weight Watchers at the Y: Thursdays, 1-2pm -Teen Lounge. All are welcome - the group has lost 200 pounds since September! If you are interested in joining, please contact Diana Vita at 967-6363, ext. 211

ExerDrop - Time for YOU. Drop your kids, ages 5-10
(under 5 in ChildWatch) in the ExerZone for an hour of supervised, structured fun on Wednesdays (between 4:30-6:30) while you enjoy a class or exercise time at the Y.

Rye Y Positions Available
There are both part-time and full-time positions available at the Rye Y, as well as summer camp openings. For details, please click here.

COMING SOON!!  May is Active Older Adults Month. Watch for a special series of fun and informative activities designed to help you lead a healthier lifestyle for the rest of your life.  Activities will take place from May 2-20. Contact Penny Cozza  or Diana Vita for a PREVIEW of the fun to come!

Gently Used Gardening Tools Needed
Imagine a garden oasis in an urban setting, one that supplies fresh, affordable, healthy vegetables to local residents. That dream will become reality when the Rye Y joins Port Chester Cares, the Port Chester Housing Authority, Family Services of Westchester and local elected officials for a ribbon cutting at Weber Community Garden on Saturday, April 2.  Part of the Y's work with the Healthier Port Chester coalition, the garden will be maintained and enjoyed by residents of the village's housing authority. New or gently used gardening tools are needed. If you would like to donate a tool, please contact Alex Payan of Port Chester Cares at
In the News
Wave Ryeder Champions!
The Rye YMCA WaveRyeders swim team finished another winning season, capturing the Westchester-Fairfield League Championship and bringing home several first place trophies at the YMCA State Championships in Buffalo, New York on March 18-20. Read more.  


3rd Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta a Splash!
Friday evening, March 11, The Rye Y's Brookside pool and pool deck was filled with an enthusiastic crowd of youth and families and a dazzling array of boats made entirely from cardboard and duct tape. Read more and view slideshow.

Familiar Faces, New Roles
We are pleased to announce that Ashley Rosell is now our full time Assistant Director of Member Services. Hernando Daza, formerly our parking attendant, is now a full time member of the Rye Y custodial staff.


Rye YMCA | 914-967-6363 | |
21 Locust Avenue
Rye, NY 10580

Rye YMCA | 21 Locust Avenue | Rye | NY | 10580