Happy Thanksgiving! We are closed Thursday, Nov. 24
Special hours on Friday, Nov. 25 are 8am-6pm

November 2016
During the week of November 7, the Rye Y will celebrate the 5th anniversary of Voices of the Community: The Rye Y Story Project. Launched in 2012 one day after Hurricane Sandy, the Story Project is part of our ongoing effort to record member stories. 

Over the past five years, we've interviewed 178 Rye Y members and staff. We've had conversations with children, young moms, senior citizens, triathletes, first-time swimmers and many others. We've learned about your family life and fitness goals. We've heard about your joys, challenges, and deep sense of connection to the Y.  Click here if you'd like to read a few stories. 
If you haven't yet shared your Y story, this is your year! Stop by the story booth in the lobby or contact Lisa Tidball  for an appointment. You have a Rye Y story and we want to hear it!
We have transitioned to a new registration system with Daxko Operations. If you currently have an online account, you will be required to reset your passwordClick here for details and to register. 

Member Registration
starts Wednesday, Nov. 2.
Online registration starts at 6am.
Non-Member registration starts Friday, Nov. 4 at 6am online or 7:30am in person.
Session Dates: Nov. 12-Jan. 29   View the program guide online. 
Due to our home swim meet in the Brookside pool, there will be limited afternoon swim from 1:30pm on in the Pa Cope pool.  Our parking lot will be more congested than usual so we recommend that you park in a municipal lot, free on Sundays.

We have a new registration system and you will be required to reset your password before registering for events.   Click here for details. 
First Family Friday - Friendsgiving:  Friday, November 4, 6:30-7:30pm
We invite you and your family to join us for an evening activity with themed crafts, activities, snacks and fun. Registration is required and space is limited. Family: FREE
Youth: $10/person; Non-Member: $15/person. 

Baby and Me Yoga Class Sampler: Sunday, November 6, 9:30-10:15am
Ages 6-18 months. This class is designed to help new parents relax in a calm, private setting and regain strength and vitality, while incorporating the baby in the process.  Free to Family Members. For more info, contact dianavita@ryeymca.org or kathy@ryeymca.org 

Family Nerf Night: Friday, November 11, 6:30-7:30pm or 7:30-8:30pm
Join us for a family-friendly evening of NERF! Family: FREE; Youth: $10/person; Non-Member: $15/person. Click here for details and to register. (Register for 1 slot only.)
Family Zumba & ExerZone Challenge: Sunday, November 20, 3:30-4:30pm
Ages 5+ with guardian. Families will enjoy a half-hour Zumba class followed by a half hour in the ExerZone! Free to Family Members. 
November Family Calendar

EXERDROP in the ExerZone: 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 and youth 11+)
ExerSport with JT: Monday & Thursday, 4:30-5:15pm
Deck of Cards with Will: Friday, 5:30-6:30 pm
Children ages 5-10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times (except during ExerDrop - see above).
Halloween Carnival 2016 Slide Show
Click here or below to view!  
Halloween carnival


We are closed Thanksgiving day and will have reduced hours on Friday, Nov. 25 (8am-6pm). Special pool and gymnasium schedules will be available online and at the Member Services Desk.

Friday, Nov. 25-Sunday, Nov. 27:  Join our 2nd annual ExerBird challenge!
Each member of your family will have one minute to complete the challenges at 4 of the ExerZone stations. Pick up score cards in the ExerZone or Member Services.

Sunday , Nov. 27: 3-4pm: Family Zumba/Crafts. Join us for 30 minutes of family dance followed by holiday arts & crafts.
We have a new registration system and you will be required to reset your password before registering for events.   Click here for details.  
Youth Basketball League - still time to register!
Click here to register. After logging in, click on Sports, then YBL. League games start November 5 and 6.
Babysitting Training, ages 11-15: Tuesday, November 8:  Click here to register now.

Trip to Liberty Paintball: Friday, November 11Grades 6-8.
A great day chaperoned by our professional teen staff. 9am-4:30pm
Family/Youth: $130; Non-Member: $155. 
Click here to register. 

2nd Saturday for 6-8 graders: Saturday, November 12, 7-10pm
An evening just for middle-schoolers!  Free to Members; $5 for Non-Members. Click here to register
November Fun Club Days - Grades K-6 - November 8 & 11
Spend your vacation days at the Rye Y! Limited space available. Click here to register.   
Parent's Night Out: Friday, November 18, 6:30-9pm
Enjoy a night out while we provide a safe and fun environment for the kids! Registration is required.
Ages 3 mos-5 years: located in Child Watch and includes an age appropriate snack. Family $15/child; Youth: $20/child
Grades K-6: located in Child Care and includes a light dinner
Family: $20/child; Youth: $27/child
Back Handspring Clinic: Saturday, November 19, 1:15-2:30pm
Ages 4 and up. A fun afternoon to learn the fundamentals of a cartwheel - even on the balance beam. Family & Youth: $30; Non-Member $40.  Click here to register.
Rock Climbing for 6-8th graders, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 1-6pm
Join us for an indoor rock climbing expedition in Valhalla, NY. Includes transportation and an early pizza dinner. 
Family & Youth: $75; Non-Member: $100  Click here to register.

Rye Y Leadership Clubs for Middle and High School Students - Join us on Wednesday afternoons. Grades 6-8: 4:30-5:30pm and Grades 9-12: 5:30-6:30 pm. If interested, email Kathy Lynam.   Click here for details.
Register now for December Vacation Fun Clubs! Choose from Basketball, Gymnastics, Fitness, STEAM and Fun Club.  Click here for details.
Celebrate your child's birthday in the ExerZone!
Birthday parties are held on Saturdays & Sundays from 3-5pm for ages 7 & up.
Click here to view details in the program guide
Booked at the Y: Friday, November 11, 10:30am-12pm - Teen Lounge
All members are welcome to join our Rye Y Book Club! We will be discussing Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Please RSVP to Penny Cozza at 967-6363, ext. 201
Triathlon Skills for the Beginner - starts November 15.
Have you always wanted to enter a triathlon but want to take some time to work on the skills you need before you start training?  Click here for details.

Lunch Bunch:  Thursday, November 17, 12:30-2:00pm - All are welcome to join us for this fun social event! Local restaurant TBA. Sign up with Penny Cozza, ext. 201 or penny@ryeymca.org. 
Mah Jongg: every Friday, 11am - 12:30pm
Beginners welcome! RSVP to Penny Cozza, ext. 201 or penny@ryeymca.org
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month.
If you're at risk for type 2 diabetes, you can make small, measurable changes that can reduce your risk and help you live a happier, healthier life. Change is tough - we can help!  Learn more about our program. The next session of our YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program starts November 28 - either Wednesdays, 10-11am or Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm.  Contact tanya@ryeymca.org for more information.

Crafty Crew: every Tuesday, 10:30-noon
Our fall project is Operation Gratitude. We are currently making scarves and hats for servicemen/women abroad.  Our next project, starting 11/15, is Socks for Kids. No experience necessary. Child Care Room. Please RSVP to Penny Cozza at 967-6363, ext. 201

Annual Post-Thanksgiving Swim - Saturday, November 26
Work off your turkey dinner for two great causes: LIVESTRONG at the YMCA and the MAC Angels Foundation. Watch for details on our website calendar. 

Weight Watchers at the Y - Did you know that we meet every Thursday from 1-2 pm right here at the Rye Y? If you would like more information, please contact Diana Vita, 967-6363.

In the News
Celebrating LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Day
On Sunday, October 2, the Rye Y held its 5th annual LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Day at the Wainwright House in Rye. Alumni and current participants of the Y's program enjoyed reuniting with old friends and building relationships with new friends in an afternoon of workshops, lunch and fun. Read more.
Changing a Life
November is Gratitude Month - Thank you for all you do!
We'd like to share a letter from one of our Y Cares recipients about the impact your donations make:

Dear Y Cares Program:
I would like to say thank you for your financial assistance.  The Y Cares financial assistance program has made an amazing impact on my family.  I am a single mother who works hard, and this year summer arrived very quickly.

While looking into many camps, it became very difficult to find one that would take my son because he was only five (most camps they have to be six) years old.  I stumbled across the Y summer program and asked around and was told about the assistance program.  I never imagined that I would be eligible. Read more
Rye YMCA | 914-967-6363 | news@ryeymca.org | http://www.ryeymca.org
21 Locust Avenue
Rye, NY 10580