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LEARN GROW THRIVE CROSS ISLAND Y Winter & Spring 2013

CROSS ISLAND Y 238-10 Hillside Ave. Bellerose, NY 11426 P 718-479-0505 ymcanyc.org/crossisland


Why We’re Here FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

FOR HEALTHY LIVING

FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Nurturing the potential of every child and teen We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why, through the YMCA, millions of youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.

Improving our community’s health and well-being In neighborhoods across the five boroughs, the YMCA is a leading voice on health and well-being. The Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, nearly 400,000 youth, adults and families are receiving the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body.

Giving back and providing support to our neighbors The YMCA has been listening and responding to New York City’s most critical social needs for 160 years. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse demographic populations through global services, or preventing chronic disease and building healthier communities through collaborations with policymakers, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve.

We’re Here for Good. It’s been the signature phrase of New York City’s YMCA since early 2008, and it describes the Y’s commitment to building the foundations of—and strengthening—our communities, through nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving community health and well-being and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors. We’re here for you and your family. We’re here for the community. We’re here for good.

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GET ENGAGED

We know firsthand how difficult it can be to find balance in life. That’s why we’re here with you every day, making sure that you, your family and our community have the resources and support needed to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on developing the potential of kids, improving health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors, your participation will not just bring about meaningful change in yourself, but in your community too. Here are some of the ways you can get involved. Membership Join the Cross Island Y and become part of a community committed to helping you and your kids learn, grow and thrive. Y members receive full access to the facility’s Fitness Center, Gym and Lockerrooms; priority registration for classes and programs; free fitness and aqua exercise classes; discounts on classes and programs with a fee; and guest passes each year to share with friends. The option for a Queenswide membership allows you to use any of the other YMCAs in Queens, or Citywide membership allows you to use any of the other YMCAs in the boroughs, each of which offers quality facilities, programs and swimming pools.

Child Watch Do you need someone to look after your child (ages 6 months - 7 years) while you work out? We’re here for you! You may bring your child (for a maximum of two hours per day) to the YMCA Child Watch Program. Kids will enjoy creative play in a fun, safe environment with responsible YMCA staff members. Child Watch is FREE with Adult or Family Membership. There is a $2.00/hour fee for Program Members and $1 each additional child/hour. Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Monday - Friday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00pm

Free fitness for youth Check out our fitness schedule for youth (5 to 12 years). These programs help provide youth the physical activity to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This drop-in program does not require pre-registration. Parents/guardians cannot leave the building when their child is in the program. Fitness for youth is FREE for Members. See Schedule for all days and times. Visit us at www.ymcanyc.org/crossisland

Fees Membership Types Cross Island Y / Joiner’s Fee

Queens Wide/ Joiner’s Fee

Citywide / Joiner’s Fee

Youth (up to 11)*

$21 mo / $55

n/a

n/a

Teen (12 - 17)

$25 mo / $55

n/a

n/a

Student**

$44 mo / $100

$54 mo / $125

$78 mo / $125

Adult (18 - 64)

$55 mo / $100

$67 mo / $125

$97 mo / $125

Senior (65+)

$44 mo / $100

$54 mo / $125

$78 mo / $125

Family I *** (1 Adult & kids)

$84 mo / $100

$93 mo / $125

$114 mo / $125

Family II **** (2 Adult & kids)

$99 mo / $100

$117 mo / $125

$172 mo / $125

*Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult when using the facility **Any age, full time, 12+ credits, must bring copy of transcript ***1 Adult and kids under 18 years, living in the same household ****2 Adults and kids under 18 years, living in the same household

Family zone This is an excellent space to take advantage if you want to stretch, read, or help your children with their homework. On the weekends bring your own games! Please note this room is a Quiet Zone -No Cell Phones. See flyers for times.

Volunteer Opportunities When you volunteer at the Y, you take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change right in your own neighborhood. As a program volunteer, board member or Strong Kids Campaign fundraiser, you can make a difference for our Y and the community as a whole.

Job Opportunities Visit ymcanyc.org/careers for open positions in our staff family at the YMCA or at one of more than 100 sites throughout the five boroughs and at our New York YMCA Camp upstate. Cross Island YMCA Winter & Spring 2013 | 3


everyone is welcome

We’re proud to ensure that the YMCA is accessible to everyone, and we never want anyone to be turned away for an inability to pay. Don’t hesitate to ask about financial assistance for programs or membership. We’re happy to help. We’re able to open our doors to all thanks to a community of generous supporters of our annual Strong Kids Campaign. Contributions to Strong Kids enable us to offer a number of our programs and services at low or no cost, and to make assistance available to make participation affordable. The Y is more than a membership card. We’re bigger than the programs we offer in our facility or around the community. Will you help us as a donor or volunteer fund-raiser to ensure that everyone can be a part of the Y? To donate to the Cross Island YMCA Strong Kids Campaign or to get more information, please contact Jamé at 718-551-9314 or jcohn@ymcanyc.org.

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Cross Island Y information The Cross Island YMCA has friendly and courteous staff, committed to providing excellent service while making your stay an enjoyable experience.

2013 session & Registration

Hours of Operation

Members: December 15, 2012 Currently enrolled & Program Members: December 22, 2012

MONDAY - FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY

5:00am - 10:30pm 7:00am - 10:00pm 7:00am - 8:00pm

MEMBER REGISTRATION Desk MONDAY - FRIDAY SATURDAY & SUNDAY

8:00am - 9:00pm 8:00am - 8:00pm

Registration for Program Sessions

Our swimming, wellness, aerobics and fitness classes are scheduled in eight-week sessions. Registration is on a first-come, first serve basis. Payment is due at time of registration. YMCA members enjoy the privileges of early registration and reduced rates. Note: All fee-based classes will be prorated in the event of holidays or other closings.

WINTER SESSION DATES

January 2, 2013 - February 24, 2013

winter Registration Dates

SPRING 1 SESSION DATES

February 25, 2013 - April 28, 2013

spring 1 Registration Dates

Members: February 9, 2013 Currently enrolled & Program Members: February 16, 2013

SPRING 2 SESSION DATES

April 29, 2013 - June 23, 2013

Spring 2 REGISTRATION DATES Members: April 13, 2013 Currently enrolled & Program Members: April 20, 2013

SUMMER SESSION DATES

June 24, 2013 - August 18, 2013 Swim Lessons Only: July 1 - August 25

Summer REGISTRATION DATES

Registering Online ymcanyc.org/crossisland

Information sheets are available for login procedures. On the Cross Island Y website, members can: • Access account status • Make membership and childcare program payments • Register for programs online. Your account is automatically updated and a receipt issued. • No waiting in line!! Register from the comfort of home or office at your own computer. • Make a donation to our Strong Kids Campaign.

Registration for Gym/Swim & Youth Swim Lessons Only After receiving progress report on the 7th week of Youth Swim classes, if your child does not move to next level, you may register immediately after the results. • Gym/Swim participants may register after their 7th class. (6th week for Saturday & Sunday classes.) • The child must remain in the same class on the same day and time to be eligible for 7th week registration. • The child must be a FULL YMCA member to take advantage of this priority registration. • Not available Spring to Summer or Summer to Fall registrations.

Members: June 8, 2013 Currently enrolled & Program Members: June 15, 2013

Contact Us Phone: 718-479-0505 | E-mail: crossisland@ymcanyc.org | Web: ymcanyc.org/crossisland

ADULT Wellness Programs.............................6-14 family / Early childhood programs...........16-21 Youth and Teen Programs.......................... 22-33 programs for those with disabilites.............34 community programs.................................. 35-37 schedules....................................................... 38-41 Membership Information............................ 42-46 Locations.............................................................. 47

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Discover Wellness

Adult/OLDER adult Group Exercise

How do you define wellness? Whatever your goals, the Y is ready to support you on your journey toward improved health. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE STARTING AN EXERCISE PROGRAM. GROUP FITNESS AND AQUA EXERCISE SCHEDULES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE MEMBER SERVICES DESK OR ONLINE AT WWW.YMCANYC.ORG/CROSSISLAND

Adult Group Fitness Members: Free with Membership Program Members: $95 | 1X a week $120 | 2X a week $ 145 | X a week $165 | 4X a week *Ageless Grace Ageless GraceÂŽ is a wellness program consisting of 21 tools designed for all ages and abilities. The 21 tools have imaginative names which make them easy to remember and make it simple to do at home. These exercises are based on everyday movements that are natural and organic. They focus on the healthy longevity of the body and mind. All are welcome to participate. All about Abs This is a short (30 minutes), but sweet class that targets the balanced development of the deep and superficial muscles that stabilize, align, and move the trunk of the body. *AOA Aerobics A kinder, gentler aerobic workout appropriate for active older adults, beginning exercise participants and pre/postnatal women who would like to include a low-intensity, lowimpact workout in their fitness plans. Each class includes an aerobic conditioning and stretching segment.

KEY * - Beginner Classes - Family Friendly class for children ages 9-13 with parent participation AOA - Active Older Adult

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*AOA Chair Aerobics Get fit while seated in a chair that involves a combination of aerobic activity, strength building and stretching. Suitable for all ages and levels. Boot Camp  This advanced and efficient circuit training workout that challenges your entire body, utilizing calisthenics and plyometrics such as pushups, jumping jacks, crunches and other body weight exercises. Cardio Kickboxing This high energy class combines muscle conditioning with kickboxing combinations of punches and kicks in a variety of drills, exercises, and self-defense techniques. Cardio Salsa A cardiovascular workout which combines the rhythm and footwork of Latin dance in a traditional aerobic class format. *Dance Aerobics An energizing workout that combines both high and low impact movements. Modifications will be shown so participants can choose their own levels of intensity and impact. Express S.T.S This class combines 15 minutes of Spinning, followed by 15 minutes of Toning, and ends with 15 minutes of Stretching. In Express S.T.S., you can set your own pace while getting the benefits of cardio, strength training, and stretching all in one. This class welcomes novice and regular exercisers. Hi-Lo Aerobics A rhythmic aerobic workout in which at least one foot contacts the ground at all times that provides a challenging cardiovascular workout.

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Group Exercise All Adult Exercise Classes and Adult Aqua Classes are FREE for YMCA members and run year round! Mat Pilates / Power Mat Pilates Based on original Pilates techniques, this class is designed to restore muscular balance, improve posture, help prevent injury, and build strength and flexibility. All levels welcome. Or take it a step further and try Power Mat Pilates which uses rings and blocks. Nia A free-flowing movement class to stimulating music that combines elements of tai-chi, yoga and dance. Individual expression is encouraged to achieve physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual fitness and well being. Spinning® A great cardio workout of simulated road bike riding to energizing music appropriate for all fitness levels. You can adjust your workout to match your personal comfort zone. The instructors will lead you on a ride designed to improve your fitness on a variety of levels. Participants must be at least 5’ to ride the bikes. Sign up for a bike at check in desk, up to 30 minutes prior to start of class to reserve a spot. Stability Ball Learn how to use your core more effectively and focus on strength training using a stability ball. *Step – Beginner Step A class utilizing step platforms, incorporating various up and down stepping patterns in a low impact setting. Step – Interval Step An explosive cross training workout combining step training with intervals of strength and endurance training. Step – Advanced Step This high intensity workout is filled with advanced choreography that uses every angle of the step platform. Prior step training experience is advised. *Stretching An overlooked and essential component of fitness, stretching is often neglected or left out in preference for developing other areas of fitness. This class uses a variety of stretching methods to gradually increase muscle strength and extend the range of movement at the joints. This may help prevent injury and improve performance of health and sports related activities. *Tai Chi An ancient form of mind-body exercise that uses purposeful, slow movements in a form of meditative exercise for relaxation, health and self defense.

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Total Body Conditioning A full body workout designed to strengthen and tone the upper and lower body using sculpting, ploymetric training, and hand-held weights for body segments. Workout Megamix A form of group exercise that mixes traditional callisthenic and body weight exercises with interval training and strength training. It is intended for novice exercisers and fitness enthusiasts alike, because individuals will be allowed to work at their own personal level and intensity. If you’re tired of the same old routine, try out workout megamix today! *Yoga - Hatha A yoga class that integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation to stretch, strengthen, and condition. All levels are welcome. Yoga - Core True to its name, our core yoga classes focuses on building and engaging your core strength to support you in functional postures. Set to energizing music core yoga strengthens, balances, detoxifies and exhilarates the body and mind. Zumba® ZUMBA® is a fusion of Latin and International music, utilizing dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness program. The routines feature aerobic interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Zumba Gold® Zumba Gold uses the Zumba formula with modifications of moves and pacing to suit the needs of the active older participant, as well as those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. What stays the same are all the elements of Zumba such as the zesty Latin music, like salsa, merengue, cumbia and reggaeton; the exhilarating, easy-tofollow moves; and the invigorating, party-like atmosphere. This is a great class for active older adults who look for excitement and fitness as a regular part of their weekly schedule. Zumba® Toning When it comes to body sculpting, Zumba Toning raises the bar, or rather, the toning stick. It combines targeted body sculpting exercises and high energy cardio work with Latininfused Zumba moves to create a strength training dance fitness party. Learners use lightweight, maraca-like Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and tone all their target zones, including arms, abs, glutes and thighs. Please contact JoAnn (jo-annwright@msn.com) prior to class registration. Cross Island YMCA Winter & Spring 2013 | 7


Dive in

Adult/OLDER Adult aqua Exercise Adult Synchronized Swimming Members: Free with Membership Program Members: $95 | 1X a week $120 | 2X a week $145 | 3X a week $165 | 4X a week

Swim to music, learn stunts and fancy strokes.   Minimum class size of 6 people. SMALL POOL Thursday, 9:00 -10:00am FREE | Members only

Aqua Zumba Known as the Zumba “pool party,” Aqua Zumba gives new meaning to the idea of an invigorating workout. Splashing, stretching, twisting, even shouting, laughing, hooting and hollering are often heard during an Aqua Zumba class. Integrating the Zumba formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines, Aqua Zumba blends it all together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.

Specialized Aqua Exercise Arthritis Water Exercise

Gentle movements performed in warm water to increase or maintain range of motion, strengthen muscles and enhance overall fitness. Exercise in water minimizes stress on joints and often helps decrease pain and stiffness. Minimum class size is 6 people. For more information contact Jean Dattner at 718-551-9325 or jdattner@ymcanyc.org. JK POOL Monday, 10:45 - 11:30am Friday, 10:45 - 11:30am Rates Member Program Member 1 class $39 | 8 week $64 | 8 week 2 classes $64 | 8 week $111 | 8 week

Aqua Exercise An instructional class of aerobic movements performed in the water, to improve body conditioning, cardiovascular fitness, and flexibility. The last 15 minutes is an optional deep water cardio and abdominals workout.

Instructional Water Exercise for Adults with Disabilities

Aqua Jog A unique exercise class that takes place in the water, utilizing floatation devices to allow “jogging” in deep water. No swimming experience required, but participants should be comfortable being in deep water.

Exercise, walking and swimming skills individualized to suit personal needs. Instruction is provided as well as time to practice. Enhance physical fitness, maintain/improve muscle tone and improve flexibility. JK POOL Wednesday, 10:30 - 11:30am Friday, 2:00 - 3:00pm Saturday 2:00 - 3:00pm | No Instruction Rates Member Program Member 1 class FREE | 8 week $66 | 8 week 2 classes FREE | 8 week $96 | 8 week 3 classes FREE | 8 week $110 | 8 week

AOA Aqua Exercise A non-impact water exercise designed to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength and flexibility.

Water Walking This gravity-defying exercise is a therapeutic aid for cardiovascular endurance and relief of stress. Highly reccommended for people with arthritis, joint pain, and other physical ailments.

Swim Manhattan Challenge! 2094 laps You’ll receive a free gift for improving your fitness. Pick up a log sheet at the Member Services Desk. Have a Member Services Representative verify your distance. Turn your log in at the Member Services Desk to receive your gift. FREE | Members only

Water Workout A high energy, non-impact water aerobic class including strength training and stretching.

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Adult Swim Lessons For more information please contact Lisa Losh, Aquatics Director at 718-551-9308 or llosh@ymcanyc.org.

Beginner Level (Ages 18+)

Advanced Level (Ages 18+)

No previous swimming experience. This course will teach the front crawl starting with flutter kick and progressing to arm stroke and rhythmic breathing, back float and kick. Deep water safety skills may be introduced. JK POOL Monday, 8:30 - 9:30pm Tuesday, 9:00 - 10:00am Tuesday, 7:45 - 8:45pm Wednesday, 9:30 - 10:30am Wednesday, 7:30 - 8:30pm Thursday, 8:30 - 9:30pm

Participants should be able to perform at least 3 strokes, swim 100 yards continuously and be comfortable in deep water. SMALL POOL Wednesday, 10:00 - 11:00am Members: $89 | 8 week session Program Members: $149 | 8 week session

Members: $89 | 8 week session Program Members: $149 | 8 week session

Advanced Beginner Level (Ages 18+) Perfect your front crawl & back crawl. Learn to do a front dive and tread water. Introduction to some personal water safety skills, breaststroke kick and elementary back stroke. SMALL POOL Tuesday, 8:45 - 9:45pm Thursday, 9:00 - 10:00am Thursday, 7:30pm - 8:30pm Members: $89 | 8 week session Program Members: $149 | 8 week session

Master Swim Team (Ages 20+) Participants should have knowledge of free style, backstroke and breaststroke. The goal is to improve swimming techniques, improve swim time and practice for USMS competitions. Workouts are 3 times a week. Program must meet minimum enrollment requirement. SMALL POOL Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 7:30 - 8:30pm Members: $50 | 8 week session Program Members: $155 | 8 week session

Intermediate Level (Ages 18+) Participants should be able to swim 50 yards front crawl and back crawl. Instruction covers sidestroke and breaststroke. Perfect freestyle and back stroke while increasing endurance. SMALL POOL Thursday, 9:00 - 10:00am Thursday, 8:30 - 9:30pm Members: $89 | 8 week session Program Members: $149 | 8 week session

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STRIVE FOR YOUR BEST HEALTHY LIFESTYLE PROGRAMS THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS RUN YEAR ROUND. Fitness Center Orientation

Kettlebell Personal Training

New to the Y? We offer a complimentary fitness orientation which includes an introduction to our cardiovascular and strength training equipment. No appointment needed. See flyers for days and times.

This is a total body workout that blends highly effective techniques for improving muscular endurance, total body coordinated movements and cardiovascular conditioning. Each movement and progression is taught with an emphasis on safety, highlighting essential body alignment. Take your body to the next level with Kettlebell training! Private sessions are available following the Personal Training rates.

Y Personal Fitness Program If you’ve been thinking about exercising but don’t know where to begin, the Y Personal Fitness Program is for you! It’s designed for those new to exercising or those who haven’t exercised for some time and want instruction, support, and motivation. The Y Personal Fitness Program will help you develop and maintain a physically active lifestyle to meet your own personal needs and goals. The 12 week program includes four sessions with a Y Personal Fitness Coach. Please sign up for Y Personal Fitness in our YPF Room or call 718-551-9331. This program is FREE for all YMCA members.

Personal Training Looking for a new challenge or need some additional motivation? A certified YMCA Personal Trainer can be just what you need. Our trainers will evaluate your health history and lifestyle to design a program that will specifically meet your needs and help you achieve your goals. Same price for both members and program members. # Sessions

1

5

10

20

$65

$300

$575

$1100

Duet Personal Training You and a family member or a friend can enjoy a duet personal training session with one of our Personal Trainers. If you both have a common goal train with one of our trainers for one hour. Sorry no packages available. The session expires in 6 months. A 24 hour cancellation notice is required. Available upon request. 1 TRAINER, 2 MEMBERS. Members Only: $90 for the hour… not per person.

Semi-Private Personal Training During this 8-week Semi-Private Personal Training Session you can look forward to building Strength and Cardio Respiratory Endurance. You will also learn proper techniques for warm up, cool down and safe stretches. Available upon request. Members: $165 | 8 week session Program Members: $195 | 8 week session

All personal training sessions are one (1) hour in length. Gift Certificates are available. Personal Training Session Cancellations & Polices A client may cancel directly with the trainer without penalty by giving 24 hours notice. If notice is not given within a 24hour period, the client will be charged for the session. All sessions are valid for one year from date of purchase. Only YMCA personnel are permitted to conduct personal training sessions within the facility. 10 | Cross Island YMCA Winter & Spring 2013

Proper Strength Training for Women For women who wish to learn proper form and technique for safe strength training. Available upon request. # classes per week 1 2 Members $128 | 8 week $212 | 8 week Program Members $170 | 8 week $286 | 8 week

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE PROGRAMS Body Composition Consultation includes body fat and lean muscle weight analysis with complete assessment report and exercise recommendations. Available on request. Members: $20 | 1 appointment Program Members: $35 | 1 appointment

Personal Stretch Let a certified Personal Trainer help relieve stress, improve flexibility, strength and overall physical condition. Available upon request. Same price for both members and program members. 1 Session: $35 | 1/2 hour 8 Sessions: $185 | 1/2 hour

Core Training Proper Strength Training For Older Adults This class educates active older adults on proper form and techniques for safe strength training. Available upon request. # classes per week 1 2 Members $128 | 8 week $212 | 8 week Program Members $170 | 8 week $286 | 8 week

Nutritionist Schedule an appointment with a registered dietitian or nutritional consultant to evaluate your diet and eating habits. You will undergo a proper assessment to guide you to living a healthier lifestyle. Our staff will help you understand caloric intake and expenditure through diet and fitness. Available on request. Same price for both members and program members. All: $65 | 1 hour

Six Pack Abs Concentrated Spot Training exercises exclusively designed to flatten and tone the abdomen, strengthen core and lower back. Work one-on-one with a certified trainer while focusing on specific abdominal areas: rectus abdominus, transverse abdominus and obliques, targeting toward toning and strengthening the waistline. Available on request. Same price for both members and program members. 1 Session: $35 | 1/2 hour 8 Sessions: $185 | 1/2 hour

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This class focuses on deep abdominal and back muscles through training to improve stability and overall body strength. STRENGTH TRAINING CENTER Wednesday, 6:25 - 6:55pm Members: $40 | 8 week session Program Members: $60 | 8 week session

Self Defense Sahib will teach the self defense system called Shaolin Kempo, which is a modern martial art derived from a multitude of martial arts, including Karate, Kung fu, Kempo Art, Jiu Jitsu and Shaolin Temple Boxing. Learn to defend yourself: when confronted with a weapon; when out at night; and be more aware of your surroundings at all times. Suggestions on different scenarios are welcome. Adults and children are welcome to participate. Monday, 8 - 9pm ROOM A Sunday, 2:15 - 3:15pm STUDIO # classes per week 1 2 Members $106 | 8 week $140 | 8 week Program Members $177 | 8 week $211 | 8 week

5 K Run Lessons (Ages 9+) SPRING 2 SESSION ONLY Learn how to run a 5k (3.1miles). Increase your stamina and speed by utilizing treadmills, elliptical machines and the outside track. Beginners or experienced runners will have fun. TRACK or CARDIO (weather depending) Sunday, 11am-12pm Members: $35 | 8 week session Program Members: $55 | 8 week session Cross Island YMCA Winter & Spring 2013 | 11


TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT ADULT Classes Adult Sports

Contact Shareé Vielot for more information at 718-551-9337 or email svielot@ymcanyc.org.

Senior Martial Arts (Ages 16+) The object is to develop techniques, as well as instill positive characteristics such as self-respect, self-discipline, honor and righteousness, based on the code of morality known as Bushido. ROOM A Friday, 8 - 9:15pm Members: $108 | 8 week session Program Members: $143 | 8 week session

Recreational Volleyball Play 15 point volleyball games or twenty minute time limit per game. LARGE GYM Members only: Free | On-Going Monday, 8:15 - 10pm

Racquetball / Tennis Courts

Adult Tennis

PROGRAM RUNS SPRING 2 ONLY Tennis provides great health benefits, improves bone strength and density, and aerobic fitness. Classes may be canceled due to inclement weather and will be made-up at the end of the session. Students registered for incorrect level will be removed from class. For more information contact Ron John, Tennis Coordinator at rjohn@ymcanyc.org.

Adult Development (Ages 18+) Monday, 7 - 8:30pm | Beginners Sunday, 11 - 12:30pm | Intermediate/Advanced Members: $230 | 6 classes Program Members: $290 | 6 classes

Classic Tennis Tournament See flyers or contact Ron John for more information.

Private Tennis Lessons

Open court times are FREE with membership!

By Appointment Only. Please contact Ron John at rjohn@ymcanyc.org.

Reservations

Rates 1/2 hour Lesson 1/2 hour Lesson

Member Program Memb $40 | One $45 | One $180 | Six pack $210 | Six pack

1 hour Lesson 1 hour Lesson

$65 | One $75 | One $310 | Six pack $360 | Six pack

Monday - Friday Saturday Sunday

5:00am - 9:00pm 7:00am - 9:00pm 7:00am - 7:00pm

Reservations may be made up to 7 days in advance for Racquetball, 3 days in advance for Tennis, for a one-hour period by YMCA members only in person or at the Member Reception Desk or called in by phone.

Private Racquetball Lessons Racquetball Pro Lorraine Galloway, ranked #1 in the National Women’s Open Amateurs, will instruct participants in fundamentals of racquetball. Skill instruction includes: strokes, grips, foot work, game strategy and rules.

Semi-Private 2 Students (Prices Per Person)

Rates 1 hour Lesson

Member Program Memb $180 | Six pack $210 | Six pack

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Adult classes

Adult Health & Safety Training For more information please contact Lisa Losh, Aquatics Director at 718-551-9308 or llosh@ymcanyc.org.

YMCA Lifeguard Training (Ages 16 +) This course is designed to provide the participants with the skills needed to be a lifeguard. This comprehensive course includes accident prevention, lifeguarding techniques, emergency systems, rescue skills. Course will also include CPR for the Professional Rescuer with AED, Oxygen Administration and First Aid. Successful completion of all practical skills and 80% on all written exams is required to become certified. Pre-registration required. Begins April 7 Sundays, 8:30 - 2pm & Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30pm Cost: $295 | 10 Classes

American Red Cross CPR for Communities and Schools This course will allow you to refresh your skills in order to be recertified in Adult, Child, and Infant CPR. Wear comfortable clothing. TBA Cost: $45 | 1 Day

American Red Cross CPR for Professional Rescuer with AED Re-Certification. If you are a nurse, lifeguard, flight attendant, fire-fighter, law enforcement specialist, EMS professional, part of a business or industry response team, or anyone else with a job-related duty to respond in an emergency, refresh your skills at this review course designed to allow you to be recertified in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Bring pocket mask and book to class. Wear comfortable clothing. CLASSROOM January 10, January 17, March 7, May 9 Cost: $50 | 1 Day Visit us at www.ymcanyc.org/crossisland

American Red Cross First Aid for Communities and Schools Certification. Participants learn to recognize and respond to emergencies. This course combines video instruction, lecture and skills practice. Wear comfortable clothing. February 7 Cost: $45 | 1 Day

Adult Dance & Arts Ballroom Dancing Learn the basics of ballroom including fox trot, waltz, swing, cha-cha, rumba, tango, and more in beginner level classes. Hard-soled shoes preferred. Intermediate and Advanced level classes are designed for students with solid working knowledge of ballroom dance. Partner preferred but not necessary. See flyers for class schedule. # classes per week 1 2 Members $51 | 8 week $92 | 8 week Program Members $102 | 8 week $195 | 8 week

Individual Music Lessons

Violin, Acoustic or Electric Guitar, Acoustic or Electric Bass Guitar, Piano, and Voice. Lessons are available for all experience levels and ages. Beginners are welcome! Classes are 30 minutes each. Double sessions can be booked with approval of insturctor. All students playing instruments other than piano must provide their own instrument. Students will receive a list of books and other materials (not included in cost) that will be needed for lessons. There is a 24 hr cancelation in order not to forfeit the class. Schedule with Linda Solano at lsolano@ymcanyc.org or 718-5519312. Please contact before registering.

LEARNING ANNEX - By Appointment Only Monday - Friday, 1:00-8:30pm Saturday, 9-7pm Sunday, 3-7pm Members $144 | 8 week session Program Members:  $200 | 8 week session

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ADULT CLASSES CONTINUED

Adult COMPUTER CLASSES

All classes hold a maximum of 8 students, but a minimum of 5 students are needed for the class to be run, unless otherwise stated. All classes run 1 hour and 15 minutes. Additional classes can be set up for groups of 5 or more. For more information please contact JamĂŠ Krauter at 718-551-9314 or jcohn@ymcanyc.org or Uasia Rome at urome@ymcanyc.org. COMPUTER LAB Members: $100 | 8 week session Program Members: $150 | 8 week session

Tell Us What Do You Want to Learn ? Call 718-551-9314 Are you interested in learning something else not listed? Call JamĂŠ and once we get five or more people signed up we will schedule a class.

Beginner Skills I This is an introductory course for those who have little or no computer experience. This class will provide a discussion of computer terminology, an introduction to using the mouse and keyboard, working with Windows and a basic introduction to the Internet. Call for schedule (day & evening classes are available) 718-551-9314

PRIVATE Computer Instruction These lessons will focus in any subject including (but not limited to) Beginner Skills, Word, Excel, Power Point or a bit of each. The student can be any level (beginner to advanced) The student and instructor will schedule lessons, day and time (days, nights and weekends are available) Please schedule the day/time in advance with instructor before purchase. Same price for both members and program members.

Individual Computer Lessons 1 hour session for 1 person. COMPUTER LAB # classes 1 3 ALL $50 $140

5 (Best Deal) $200

Semi-Private Computer Lessons 1 hour session for 2 people. Cost is per person and participants need to sign up & take class at the same time. COMPUTER LAB # classes 1 3 5 (Best Deal) ALL $30 $80 $125

Beginner Skills II / Refresher Continue to become comfortable using a computer. Learn to create folders, and save, store, organize, find and edit your files effectively. Learn about basic computer maintenance, virus protection and spyware. Explore the many ways the Internet can make your life easier and more fun. Call for schedule (day & evening classes are available) 718-551-9314

Continuing Skills Learn even more skills! This is a great class for those that have taken classes before but need extra time with an instructor. Call for schedule (day & evening classes are available) 718-551-9314

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INVITE YOUR FRIENDS TO JOIN THE Y! Refer your friends to the YMCA and if they join, you’ll receive a Member Reward Card for free Y gear. VISIT the Member Service desk for a referral form and more information.

Check out all our new cool Y gear at ymcanyc.org/reward

Y PERSONAL

FITNESS OUR GOAL IS TO HELP YOU REACH YOURS The Y Personal Fitness program is FREE with membership! To schedule an appointment, speak to a representative at the Member Service Desk. Visit us at www.ymcanyc.org/crossisland

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Family programs The Cross Island YMCA creates meaningful experiences for every member of your family. Enjoy lower rates on all youth programs and activities and access to free special events with a family membership. Family fun for everyone! Full Family members can enjoy the FREQUENT Y’ER PROGRAM. Register for 12 paid programs and get the 13th program at a reduction of the average of your 12 paid programs. EXAMPLE: 6 paid programs at $50 each and 6 paid programs at $100. Average = $75. 13th Program fee is less $75. Program log will begin the day you register your family to be Frequent Y’ers. Certain programs not eligible. Registration required. FAMILY PROGRAMS Parent’s Night Out (Ages 4 – 12 years) Parents, enjoy some adult time and be assured your children will have a blast in a safe, caring, fun environment. Best of all - dinner is on the house! Registration will be accepted until 3pm on the day of. ROOM D Friday, 6:30-9pm Parent’s Night Out will be held on: January 11 February 1 & 15 March 8 & 22 April 12 May 3 & 17 June 7 & 21 Members: $5 per child/per evening with Family Membership Program Members: $15 per child/per evening

Family Night (All Ages) Special time for families to have fun and create memories that last a lifetime at our Y is set aside for families only. Enjoy family participation in swimming, sports, games, crafts, and much more. All children must be accompanied by an adult during all Family Night activities including swimming. Registration will be accepted until 3pm on the day of. ROOM D Friday, 6:30-9pm Family Nights will be held on: January 18 February 8 March 1 & 15 April 5 & 19 May 10 & 24 June 14 Members: FREE with Family Membership Program Members: $5 per family/per evening

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Family Healthy lifestyles Check out our Healthy Lifestyles schedule for the full list of family classes.

Healthy Family Home (All Ages)

The HFH program provides support to help families participate in physical activity, increase healthy food choices and help families reconnect. HFH is about making healthy choices, starting small, celebrating those wins and continuing on. Look for flyers for dates and details. Members: FREE Program Members: FREE

Family strength training Personal Commitment Families (Ages 9+) A cardiovascular, strength training and flexibility program for the whole family. Up to 4 family members meet with a personal trainer 2X/week for one hour. PC Family focuses on exercise and making physical fitness a regular part of your lifestyle. Trainers help determine fitness goals to achieve weight loss, increase strength and endurance and improve flexibility. Fee is for the entire family. Members: $350 | 2X week | 8 week session Program Members: $474 | 2X week | 8 week session

Family Swim Please refer to the pool schedule. On holidays and abbreviated public school days, please check special schedules for additional family swim times.

Family zone

This is an excellent space to take advantage if you want to stretch, read, or help your children with their homework. On the weekends bring your own games! Please note this room is a Quiet Zone -No Cell Phones. See flyers for times. FAMILY ZONE ROOM

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RES U T N E V SAFE AD DSHIPS IEN R F W E N ES I T I V I T FUN AC summers unforgettable

IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO REGISTER FOR YMCA SUMMER CAMP! YMCA Summer Camp is the perfect place to meet new friends, participate in sports and creative arts, explore science and technology, swim, go on field trips, learn about nature, build core values, appreciate culture and diversity, build academic skills AND—of course—have fun. The Y offers day and specialty CAMPs in NYC’s five boroughs and sleepaway camp in upstate New York.

All YMCA camps are certified by the American Camping Association TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR10% EARLY BIRD AND SIBLING DISCOUNTS! REGISTER ONLINE AT YMCANYC.ORG/CAMP FOR SLEEPAWAY Camp VISIT newyorkymcacamp.org Cross Island YMCA Winter & Spring 2013 OR CALL toll-free 877-30-YCAMP

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DEVELOP LIFELONG SKILLS Skippers gym swim (6 months - 6.5 years) New York City’s YMCA has been teaching people how to swim for over 150 years, and we strive to provide individuals the opportunity to enjoy the water in a safe and fun environment. Swimming is one of the most effective tools in developing the spriit, mind and body. Cross Island’s unique program is designed to encourage our younger age kids to enjoy using their bodies, learn to move correctly, and develop self-confidence through physical activity both in the gym and in the pool. For more information on any of these classes contact Dianne DiPeri, Gym/Swim Director at 718-551-9319 or e-mail ddiperi@ ymcanyc.org. If you have a child with a disability who might benefit from integration in our Gym/Swim or aquatics programs contact Jean Dattner, Special Populations at 718-551-9325 or email jdattner@ymcanyc.org. Every effort will be made to place your child in an appropriate class.

Same Program, New Names! PARENT & CHILD AQUATICS (6 MONTHS-3 YEARS)

The purpose of parent and child swimming lessons is to make both parents and children comfortable in water. The child learns about a new environment, while the parent learns how to teach the child to be safe in water. Classes are designed so the chid has fun while the parent urges the child to respond to simple commands that pertain to basic aquatic skills. Playing games and singing are an integral part of the class.

Shrimp Swim (6 to 12 months) Class consists of 1/2 hour swim with parent participation. JK POOL Monday, 12:00pm-12:30pm Tuesday, 10:00am-10:30am Wednesday, 6:00pm-6:30pm Members: $57 | 8 week session Program Members: $93 | 8 week session

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Kipper Gym Swim (12 to 24 months) All classes are 1/2 hour in the gym followed by a 1/2 hour swim with parent participation in both. GYM & JK POOL Monday, 11:30am-12:30pm Tuesday, 9:30am-10:30am Members: $89 | 8 week session Program Members: $149 | 8 week session

Inia/Perch Gym Swim (18 months to 3 years) Class consists of a 1/2 hour gym followed by a 1/2 hour swim with parent participation. GYM & JK POOL Monday, 11:00am-12:00pm Tuesday, 11:00am-12:00pm Wednesday, 5:30pm - 6:30pm Saturday, 8:30am - 9:30am Saturday, 9:00am - 10:00am Members: $89 | 8 week session Program Members: $149 | 8 week session

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gym swim PRESCHOOL AQUATICS (3 - 5 YEARS)

This is a child’s first experience in the gym and pool without their grownup! Child will learn the basic skills for both gymnastics and swimming in a structured setting.

Pike / Eel Gym Swim (3 to 5.5 years)

Pike / Eel Gym Swim (5.0 to 6.5 years) Instructors help build self-confidence and self esteem to prepare participants to move into the Youth Swim Program. All classes consist of a 1/2 hour gym followed by a 1/2 hour swim unless otherwise noted. GYM & JK POOL Monday, 3:30pm - 4:30pm Monday, 5:30pm - 6:30pm Wednesday, 4:00pm - 5:00pm Wednesday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm Saturday, 10:00am - 11:00am Sunday, 12:30pm - 1:30pm Members: $89 | 8 week session Program Members: $149 | 8 week session

All classes consist of a 1/2 hour gym followed by a 1/2 hour swim unless otherwise noted. GYM & JK POOL Monday, 10:30am - 11:30am Monday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm Monday, 12:30pm - 1:30pm Monday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm (SPRING ONLY) Monday, 4:00pm - 5:00pm Monday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm Pike / Eel Swim Only (5.0 to 6.5 years) Monday, 5:00pm - 6:00pm JK POOL Tuesday, 10:00am - 11:00am Tuesday, 6:15pm - 7:00pm Tuesday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm Tuesday, 7:00pm - 7:45pm Tuesday, 12:30pm - 1:30pm Members: $73 | 8 week session Wednesday, 3:30pm - 4:30pm Program Members: $122 | 8 week session Wednesday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm Wednesday, 5:00pm - 6:00pm SKIPPERS PARENT / CHILD SWIM Wednesday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm (6 MONTHS TO 6.5 YEARS) Saturday, 9:30am - 10:30am YMCA members and Gym Swim participants are invited to Saturday, 10:30am - 11:30am participate in a FREE parent/child swim on Fridays. Floatation Saturday, 11:00am - 12:00pm devices will be supplied during this free swim. A lifeguard will be on deck. A parent MUST be in the water with the child. Sunday, 11:30am - 12:30pm There will be no instruction. Sunday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm JK POOL Sunday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm Friday, 12:30pm - 1:30pm Members: $89 | 8 week session Members: FREE | 8 week session Program Members: $149 | 8 week session Gym/Swim Program Members: FREE | 8 week session

Pike / Eel Swim Only (3 to 5.5 years) JK POOL Monday, 3:30pm - 4:00pm Wednesday, 3:30pm - 4:00pm Sunday, 11:30am - 12:00pm Members: $57 | 8 week session Program Members: $93 | 8 week session

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Play Together

Early Childhood Center (Ages 2 - 5.8 years) Our teachers will welcome your child in a warm and safe, licensed environment. With a wide range of activities to stimulate your child’s creativity, self-esteem, and independence, our YMCA values-based program will help your young child learn the essential social, physical, and intellectual building blocks. Registration begins March 11 for the 2013-2014 school year. To register, a $50 Registration Fee and a $100 Deposit are required. Both are non-refundable. Tuition for each month is due one month ahead on the first of the month. We offer automatic bank or credit card draft for monthly payments. For more information on the current school year or to arrange a tour, call our Early Childhood Director Sunita Batra at 718-551-9313 or email sbatra@ymcanyc.org.

September 2013 - June 2014 Toddler Program (Ages 2.0 - 3.4 years) Monday through Friday 5 days Members 9:00am - 12:00pm $470 / Month 9:00am - 4:00pm $930 / Month

Program Members $495 / Month $955 / Month

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 3 days Members 9:00am - 12:00pm $360 / Month 9:00am - 4:00pm $710 / Month

Program Members $380 / Month $740 / Month

Tuesday & Thursday 2 days Members 9:00am - 12:00pm $275 / Month 9:00am - 4:00pm $560 / Month

Program Members $295 / Month $575 / Month

Pre-School Program (Ages 3.0 - 5.8 years) Monday through Friday 5 days Members 9:00am - 12:00pm $440 / Month 1:00pm - 4:00pm $440 / Month 9:00am - 4:00pm $860 / Month

Program Members $460 / Month $460 / Month $880 / Month

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 3 days Members 9:00am - 12:00pm $330 / Month 1:00pm - 4:00pm $330 / Month 9:00am - 4:00pm $655 / Month

Program Members $350 / Month $350 / Month $675 / Month

Tuesday & Thursday 2 days 9:00am - 12:00pm 1:00pm - 4:00pm 9:00am - 4:00pm

Program Members $285 / Month $285 / Month $530 / Month

Members $265 / Month $265 / Month $510 / Month

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BEFORE, AFTER AND IN BETWEEN CARE

The Cross Island YMCA Early Childhood Center offers an extended day option to allow parents the flexibility needed early morning, afternoon and evenings, as often as needed. Select the plan that works best for your schedule -- 5, 3 or 2 days per week. Monday through Friday 5 days / week 7:30am - 9:00am $85 / Month 11:30am – 1:00pm $155 / Month 3:30pm - 4:00pm $55 / Month 3:30pm – 6:00pm $205 / Month 4:00pm - 6:00pm $110 / Month Monday, Wednesday & Friday 7:30am - 9:00am 11:30am – 1:00pm 3:30pm - 4:00pm 3:30pm – 6:00pm 4:00pm - 6:00pm

3 days / week $55 / Month $155 / Month $55 / Month $205 / Month $70 / Month

Tuesday & Thursday 7:30am - 9:00am 11:30am – 1:00pm 3:30pm - 4:00pm 3:30pm – 6:00pm 4:00pm - 6:00pm

2 days / week $40 / Month $155 / Month $55 / Month $205 / Month $50 / Month

universal pre-kindergarten The Early Childhood Center hosts a free Universal PreKindergarten program from 9:00am - 11:30am and from 1:00pm - 3:30pm. Full day options are available for working parents. Registration for New York City residents born in 2009 begins March 2013. Space is limited. Extended and wrap around hours are avaliable.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD Programs EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS

PARENT/CHILD Early Childhood Sports

For more information contact Sunita Batra, Early Childhood Director at 718-551-9313 or sbatra@ymcanyc.org.

Contact Shareé Vielot for more information at 718-5519337, or email svielot@ymcanyc.org.

My Grown Up & Me (Ages 2 - 4 years)

Start Smart (Ages 3 - 5 years)

Participate in fun activities with a grown up, including arts & crafts, circle time, music and movement and gym. ROOM E Thursday, 10:30am - 12:00pm Members: $145 | 7 week session Program Members: $170 | 7 week session

Pre-School Workshop (Ages 2½ - 4 years) Introduction to Nursery School. Children learn social skills and separation from parent in a school setting. ROOM E Thursday, 12:30pm - 2:00pm Members: $145 | 7 week session Program Members: $170 | 7 week session

Math Discovery (Ages 3 - 5 years) Children explore numbers and concepts using manipulative math games and creative projects. Class meets directly after UPK, students are brought to class by their Pre-K teachers. All children are welcome!   ROOM E Monday, 3:30 - 4:30pm Wednesday, 3:30 - 4:30pm

Reading Discovery (Ages 3 - 5 years) A reading readiness class; children are exposed to sight words, alphabet sounds and sounding out words. These skills are intended to help your child with their reading capacity. Class meets directly after UPK, students are brought to class by their Pre-K teachers. All children are welcome! ROOM E Tuesday, 3:30 - 4:30pm Thursday, 3:30 - 4:30pm

Discovery Prices Members:

$85 $155 $215 $265

| 1x 8 week session | 2x 8 week session | 3x 8 week session | 4x 8 week session

Program Members: $105 $195 $275 $325

| 1x 8 week session | 2x 8 week session | 3x 8 week session | 4x 8 week session

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This program focuses on familiarizing youngsters with various sports and fitness activities and operates as orientation to sports. Age appropriate activities include soccer, kickball, teeball, and basketball. All children should wear proper gym attire. Parent Participation is required. GYM Saturday, 9:15-10am Sunday, 11:15-12pm Members: $80 | 8 week session Program Members: $145 | 8 week session

Start Smart Basketball (Ages 3 - 5 years) This class will introduce the sport of basketball to our youngest participants. Class will involve dribbling, shooting, passing and defense. Parent Participation is required. GYM Saturday, 10:15-11am Sunday, 12:15-1pm Members: $80 | 8 week session Program Members: $145 | 8 week session

Start Smart Soccer (Ages 3 - 5 years)

SPRING 2 ONLY. This class will introduce the sport of soccer to our youngest participants. Class will involve passing and defense. Parent Participation is required. BACKYARD Saturday, 11:15-12pm Sunday, 1:15-2pm Members: $80 | 8 week session Program Members: $145 | 8 week session

Early Childhood Art & Dance Contact Shonnell Batson for more information at 718-5519309, or email sabatson@ymcanyc.org.

Baby Ballet (Ages 3 - 5 years) This class gives young children a basic introduction to classical ballet. It includes preparatory exercises to develop coordination. It will also allow participants to experience classical music, increase their sense of balance, and improve their reflexes. Children must come prepared with ballet slippers. STUDIO Friday, 4:15-5pm Saturday, 12:15-1pm Members: $80 | 8 week session Program Members: $145 | 8 week session Cross Island YMCA Winter & Spring 2013 | 21


Growing strong

YOUTH AND TEEN PROGRAMS The Cross Island YMCA provides After School, day and weekend programming for youths ages 5 to 18 years. We offer a host of programs that promote healthy spirit, mind and body through intellectual, social and recreational activities. The programming objective is to provide tools and resources that enhance children’s individual skills and talents as well as teach young people cultural diversity, and understanding of all people. The YMCA is a safe haven for all youth.

Membership Benefits for Youth & Teens (Ages 9 - 17) Family memberships are required for children 9 - 11 years old for the following benefits. Children 11 years old and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times throughout the building (ie. during programs, family swim, and using cardio equipment). For the full youth and teen policy see facility signage.

Group Fitness Classes Families are encouraged to try out over 60 group exercise classes conducted 7 days per week included with your membership. Fitness schedules are available online at www.ymcanyc.org/crossisland or at our Check-in Desk and posted throughout the facility.

Youth & Teen Hours of Operation Orientation is required

Cardio Hours (Age 9 - 17)

Monday - Friday 5:00am - 10:30pm Saturday 7:00am - 10:00pm Sunday 7:00am - 8:00pm

Strength Training Center Hours (Age 12 - 17) Monday – Friday 3:00pm – 6:30pm Saturday 12:30pm - 10:00pm Sunday 12:30pm - 8:00pm Holidays 1:00pm - 7:00pm Summer (all days) 12:30pm - 10:00pm

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Mandatory Orientation (Ages 9 - 17 years) STRENGTH TRAINING CENTER Call Angela at 718-551-9326 or see floor trainer on duty. Members Only: FREE | no pre-registration needed Fitness 101 This orientation is mandatory to utilize the Cardio Rooms & Strength Training Center. Includes use of cardiovascular and circuit strength equipment. Fitness 201 Includes use of free weight strength equipment. Prior completion of 101 is required in order to take 201. Upon completion of the orientation the member will receive a packet which includes a sticker to be placed on your membership card. This must be worn at all times.

Free Fitness for Youth Check out our fitness schedule for youth (5 to 12 years). These programs help provide youth the physical activity to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Please check youth schedules online or on the schedule board. This drop-in program does not require pre-registration. Parents/guardians cannot leave the building when their child is in the program. Fitness for youth is FREE for Members.

Youth & Teen Lap and Youth & Family Recreational Swim Refer to pool schedule or visit www.ymcanyc.org/ crossisland for open swim times. On holidays and abbreviated public school days, please check special schedules online and on the schedule board for additional family swim times.

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Y After school Kids spend 3:00 - 6:00pm of every school day with our caring, supportive staff. The YMCA After School Program and off-sites are registered with the Office of Children & Family Services. After School session dates: January 2 - June 21, 2013. For a full contact list of site coordinators contact numbers and emails please see page 40.

Branch After School Y After-School is geared to further enrich kids’ academic development, engaging them in healthy physical activity and fostering positive social interactions. The Academies will allow a student to gain hands on/mind on experience through project based learning. Academy activities will focus on a specific topic, art or sport, while incorporating concepts from Math, Science, History, Service Learning, Art and Healthy Lifestyles. In addition, homework help is provided daily. We also offer inclusion programs for youth with developmental disabilities. Rates 5 days/week: $230 | month 4 days/week: $190 | month 3 days/week: $145 | month

$50 registration fee for Program Members. $25 for each change in After School days.

Extended Hours We are here to provide that extra time, if needed. We offer extended hours until 6:30pm or 7:00pm for an additional charge. Rates 6:30pm 7:00pm 5 days/week: $60 | month $65 | month 4 days/week: $50 | month $55 | month 3 days/week: $40 | month $45 | month

Transportation Transportation is available from school to the Y for all Y After School participants. Pick up is done via bus from PS/IS 295, IS 109Q, PS 133Q, PS 186Q, PS 191Q, PS 205Q, PS 221Q, PS 203Q, PS/IS 266Q, PS 26Q, PS/IS 208, PS 18Q* (*half price off transportation) Please contact us if your child’s school is not listed, additional schools can be added if approved by the Youth & Family Director. Rates 5 days/week: $155 | month 4 days/week: $125 | month 3 days/week: $95 | month

Discounts 1. 10% sibling discount 2. Financial assistance is available. Visit us at www.ymcanyc.org/crossisland

Off-Site After School at PS 33Q Kids spend 2:45pm - 5:45pm of every school day with our caring, supportive staff to students of the schools listed. **See flyers for PS33 academic enhancement program. Rates 5 days/week: $240 | month 4 days/week: $200 | month 3 days/week: $150 | month

Off-Site After School at PS 135Q Kids spend 3:00 - 6:00pm of every school day with our caring, supportive staff to students of the schools listed. Rates 5 days/week: $250 | month 4 days/week: $210 | month 3 days/week: $160 | month

Off-Site After School at PS 134Q, Village Academy IS 53Q, and PS 197Q PS 134Q in Hollis and PS 197Q in Far Rockaway run at no cost for children who attend these schools. All After School Programs are funded by DYCD through the City of New York. New York City’s Out-of-School Time (OST) provides services to support young people and their families at no cost during non-school hours, after school, on holidays and during the summer. This initiative is open to residents of the community.

Y Holiday Camp (Ages 5 – 12 years) When school’s out, the Y is there to keep kids safe and engaged in fun, healthy activities to let working moms and dads rest easy. Y Holiday Camp is geared to engaging kids in healthy physical activity and fostering positive social interactions. Each program offers the highest quality instruction and supervision, provided by trained and qualified staff members. Children are required to bring their own lunch, bathing suit, swim cap and towel. Hours are 9am - 5pm, with extended hours available from 8am until 7pm. Pre-registration is required. December 26-31, 2012 Winter Recess February 18 & 19, 2013 Mid-Winter Recess March 25 - April 2, 2013 Spring Recess* *excluding Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8 hours: 9 hours: 10 hours:

Member $45 | day $48.75 | day $52.50 | day

Prog Member $60 | day $65 | day $70 | day

8 hours: 9 hours: 10 hours:

Current After School Participants $30 | day $32.50 | day $35 | day

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Program Members: $80 | Season

reason to head to the gym – for themselves, for their kids, for a totally fun family experience.

Free Fitness for Youth (Ages 5 - 12)

Youth & TEEN Healthy lifestyles

These programs help provide youth the physical activity to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This drop-in program does not require pre-registration. Parents/guardians cannot leave the building when their child is in the program. Youth fitness classes are FREE to members. All schedules can be found at the check-in desk. Kids Fitness schedules are available online at www.ymcanyc. org/crossisland or at our Member Services Desk and posted throughout the facility. Programs without discriptions are family friendly classes, details are listed on page 6-7.

Personal Commitment Jr. (Ages 8 - 12 years)

THE FOLLOWing PROGRAMS ARE YEAR ROUND

Healthy Family Home (All Ages) The HFH program provides support to help families participate in physical activity, increase healthy food choices and help families reconnect. HFH is about making healthy choices, starting small, celebrating those wins and continuing on.

for Ages 5 -12 years

FitKids

If your child loves obstacle courses, fitness aerobics and social interaction then this is the fun fitness class for them.

for Ages 7 -12 years

Total Body Fitness Fusion

This class is a combined exercise and social experience for kids including running, yoga, jumping rope, pilates, and playing games that involve physical activity.

YMCA Healthy Kids (Ages 7 - 11 years) Healthy Kids focuses on proper nutrition, exercise and healthy habits encouraging kids to make healthy lifestyles. All food, water and supplies are no cost to participants.

for Ages 9 - 12 years

Dance Aerobics Zumba® Hatha Yoga Nia Stretching ZumbAtomic® Designed exclusively for kids, Zumbatomic classes are rockin’, high-energy fitness-parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love, like hip-hop, reggaeton, cumbia and more. Parents love Zumbatomic because of the effects it has on kids, increasing their focus and self-confidence, boosting metabolism and enhancing coordination. Zumbatomic rounds out family fitness goals by giving parents a great 24 | Cross Island YMCA Winter & Spring 2013

This program includes basic exercise (both cardiovascular and strength training). The group setting offers emotional support and suggestions for behavior modification and nutrition. The purpose: lose weight, gain self-esteem and become educated regarding safe and sensible diet and exercise habits. On-going registration. Class meets 2 times a week. Minimum 2 children. MEET IN LOBBY Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30 - 5:30pm Members: $165 | 2X week | 8 week session Program Members: $237 | 2X week | 8 week session

Personal Commitment Teens (Ages 13 - 18 years) This program includes basic exercise (both cardiovascular and strength training). The group setting offers emotional support and suggestions for behavior modification and nutrition. The purpose: lose weight, gain self-esteem and become educated regarding safe and sensible diet and exercise habits. On-going registration. Minimum 2 Teens. STRENGTH TRAINING CENTER Monday & Wednesday, 4:30 - 5:30pm Members: $165 | 2X week | 8 week session Program Members: $237 | 2X week | 8 week session

Strength & Agility (Ages 16+ years) If you are an athlete or want to become an athlete, this class will prep you for seasonal sports. This class is perfect for the young athlete looking to take their game to the next level. Classes can be pro-rated to accommodate vacation schedules. STRENGTH TRAINING CENTER Schedule with Angela 718-551-9326 Members: $140 | 2X week | 8 week session Program Members: $165 | 2X week | 8 week session

Run For Fun (Ages 9 - 15 years) Spring 2 only This is a non-competitive group run. This program provides fun activities, fitness principles, goal setting, fun, stretching, and physical development. TRACK See flyers for dates and details. Members: $35 | 8 week session Program Members: $55 | 8 week session

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Youth & Teen Martial Arts THE FOLLOWing PROGRAM runs YEAR- Round YMCA Martial arts are studied for various reasons including combat skills, fitness, self-defense, sport, self-cultivation (meditation), mental discipline, character development and building self-confidence. Learn how to utilize every part of your body as a weapon of self defense. Chief instructor Guy Blackman holds a 6th degree black belt with the American Bushido Federation. Rates Member Program Memb 1 class $108 | 8 week $181 | 8 week 2 classes $143 | 8 week $215 | 8 week 3 classes $176 | 8 week $252 | 8 week

Youth Beginner (Ages 6 -15 years) Monday, 6:30pm - 7:45pm Wednesday, 6:30pm - 7:45pm Saturday, 10:15am - 11:30am Youth Intermediate (Ages 6 -15 years) Wednesday, 6:30pm - 7:45pm Saturday, 11:30am - 12:45pm Youth Advanced (Ages 6 -15 years) Friday, 6:30pm - 7:45pm Saturday, 1:00pm - 2:15pm Senior (Ages 16+) Friday 8:00-9:15

Youth & Teen Gymnastics Gymnastics (Ages 5 - 13 years) The Cross Island YMCA follows a strict and straight-forward progressive Gymnastics program. Each level is geared to advance gymnasts in safe, consistent and productive progressions. The program teaches safety awareness, body awareness, values education and skills instruction with safety as our #1 concern. Gymnastics events are under the jurisdiction of USA Gymnastics. All classes are held in the gym. Boys, Ages 5 - 7 years Level 1 | Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30-4:30pm Level 2 | Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30-5:00pm Girls, Ages 5 - 7 years Level 1 | Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30-4:30pm Level 1 | Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30-5:30pm Level 1 | Saturday, 12:30pm - 1:30pm Level 1 | Saturday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm Level 2 | Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30-6:00pm Boys, Ages 8 - 13 years Level 1 | Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30-4:30pm Level 1 | Saturday, 12:30pm - 1:30pm Level 2 | Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30-5:00pm Girls, Ages 8 - 13 years Level 1 | Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30-4:30pm Level 1 | Saturday, 12:30pm - 1:30pm Level 2 | Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30-6:00pm Level 2 | Saturday, 12:30pm - 2:00pm Level 2 | Saturday, 1:30pm - 3:00pm Level 3 | Saturday, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Level 1 1 day | 1 hour 2 day | 1 hour 3 day | 1 hour

Member $123 | 8 week $160 | 8 week $203 | 8 week

Program Member $171 | 8 week $210 | 8 week $263 | 8 week

Level 2 & 3 1 day | 11/2 hour 2 day | 11/2 hour 3 day | 11/2 hour

Member $150 | 8 week $186 | 8 week $221 | 8 week

Program Member $210 | 8 week $250 | 8 week $289 | 8 week

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Gymnastics Teams Youth advancing through the Cross Island Y’s Progressive Gymnastics Program are encouraged to become a member of our teams. Team members train with certified gymnastics coaches two-three days per week. The team fee does not include local meets. Gymnasts who qualify for State, Regional or National Gymnastic meets must pay a separate fee. Team members have the opportunity to try out for the Empire State Games. Participants must be YMCA members. Full payment must be made at registration. Late registration or nonpayment will result in your child not participating in program and meets. Contact Shareé for more information at 718-5519337 or email svielot@ymcanyc.org. Rates Developmental | Schedule with coach | 2X Week $235 Junior | Schedule with coach | 2X Week $260 Senior | Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30pm - 6:30pm & $280 Saturday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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Youth & TEEN Tennis THE FOLLOWing PROGRAMS ARE Spring 2 only For more information contact Ron John, Cross Island YMCA Tennis Coordinator at rjohn@ymcanyc.org. Classes may be canceled due to inclement weather and will be made-up at the end of the session. Rates Member Program Member 1 day: $125 | 6 classes $155 | 6 classes 2 days: $230 | 12 classes $290 | 12 classes

QuickStart Tennis (Ages 5.5 - 8 years) QuickStart allows a child to engage fully in tennis and have success much more quickly than traditional lessons on a full court. This format will more likely help to foster a lifelong love for the game of tennis, learning with smaller raquets and bigger tennis balls and playing on half courts. During the 6 week session, participants will learn the basics of forehand, backhand, serve and volley while having fun. TENNIS COURTS Monday, 6:00-7:00pm Saturday, 9:00 - 10:00am

Junior Development (Ages 9 - 12 Years) The lessons feature instruction in both fundamental and advanced techniques of ground strokes, volley and overhead strokes. Emphasis is also placed on control, consistency, point play and match strategy in singles and doubles play. TENNIS COURTS Level 1 | Monday, 6:00-7:00pm Level 1 | Saturday, 10:00-11:00am Level 1 | Saturday, 11:00-12:00pm Level 2 | Monday, 6:00-7:00pm Level 2 | Saturday, 12:00-1:00pm Level 2 | Saturday, 1:00-2:00pm Level 3 | Saturday, 2:00-3:00pm Level 3 | Monday & Wednesday, 5:00-6:00pm Level 4 | Tuesday & Thursday, 5:00-6:00pm *Level 5 | Tuesday & Thursday, 6:00-7:00pm *Tournament Training: Contact Ron before signing up.

Tennis Tournament See flyers or contact Ron John for more information. Match up at this tournament at the end of each session for players level 3 and up.

Private Tennis Lessons Spring 2 only By Appointment Only. Please contact Ron John at rjohn@ymcanyc.org. Rates Member Program Member 1/2 hour Lesson $40 | One $45 | One 1/2 hour Lesson $180 | Six pack $210 | Six pack

1 hour Lesson 1 hour Lesson

$65 | One $75 | One $310 | Six pack $360 | Six pack

Semi-Private 2 Students (Prices Per Person) Rates Member Program Member 1 hour Lesson $180 | Six pack $210 | Six pack

Private Racquetball Lessons

Racquetball Pro Lorraine Galloway, ranked #1 in the National Women’s Open Amateurs, will instruct participants in fundamentals of racquetball. Skill instruction includes: strokes, grips, foot work, game strategy and rules. By Appointment Only. Contact Shareé for more information at 718-551-9337 or email svielot@ymcanyc.org. Rates Member Program Member 1 hour Lesson $30 | One $40 | One

Teen Junior Development (Ages 13 - 17 Years)

Level 1 | Saturday, 11:00-12:00pm Level 2 | Saturday, 12:00-1:00pm Level 3 | Saturday, 2:00-3:00pm Level 4 | Tuesday & Thursday, 5:00-6:00pm *Level 5 | Tuesday & Thursday, 6:00-7:00pm * Tournament Training: Contact Ron before signing up.

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Youth & TEEN sports

The Y believes that youth sports programs encourage and promote healthy and strong kids, and families by placing a priority on family involvement, healthy competition rather than rivalry, the value of participation over winning, team building as well as individual development, a positive self-image and a sense of fair play and mutual respect for others. Contact Shareé for more information at 718-5519337 or email svielot@ymcanyc.org.

THE FOLLOWing PROGRAMS ARE YEAR-ROUND

Instructional Wrestling (Ages 6 - 13 years)

Youth & TEEN sports THE FOLLOWing PROGRAMS ARE Spring 2 only

Instructional Flag Football (Ages 6 - 15 years) Participants will learn the fundamentals of football, the rules of the game, good sportsmanship, as well as healthy lifestyle habits. No tackling will be permitted in the class. Ages 6-9 | Saturday, 3-4pm Ages 10-15 | Saturday, 4-5pm Members: $80 | 8 week session Program Members: $145 | 8 week session

Participants will learn the fundamentals of the sport of wrestling, the rules of the sport and good sportsmanship. All participants should wear wrestling shoes. Monday, 5:00-6:30pm Friday, 4:30-6:00pm Rates Member Program Member 1 class $85 | 8 week $150 | 8 week 2 classes $135 | 8 week $200 | 8 week

Instructional Baseball (Ages 6 - 15 years)

Instructional Basketball (Ages 6 - 15 years)

Instructional Soccer (Ages 6 - 15 years)

Total skill developmental program that involves all aspects of the game: dribbling, running, shooting and defense. Ages 6-9 | Sunday, 1-2pm Ages 10-15 | Sunday, 2-3pm Members: $80 | 8 week session Program Members: $145 | 8 week session

Experienced and trained coaches will teach all aspects of the game including hitting, pitching, base running, fielding and various other skills. Ages 6-9 | Saturday, 1-2pm Ages 10-15 | Saturday, 2-3pm Members: $80 | 8 week session Program Members: $145 | 8 week session

Soccer provides good physical conditioning that develops stamina, strength and endurance. This program will focus on all the fundamental techniques such as passing, dribbling, shooting, trapping and goalkeeping skills. Ages 6-9 | Saturday, 9-10am Ages 10-15 | Saturday, 10-11am Members: $80 | 8 week session Program Members: $145 | 8 week session

Instructional Track & Field (Ages 6 - 15 years) Participants will learn the proper tactics and techniques of track and field, proper running form while improving runner’s performance, developing a race strategy and learning to prepare for meets. Ages 6-9 | Sunday, 1-2pm Ages 10-15 | Sunday, 2-3pm Members: $80 | 8 week session Program Members: $145 | 8 week session

League Basketball Jr. Knicks (Ages 7 - 18 years) Registration Begins December Schedule to be announced - Runs Feb - May League will consist of skill development and team games. Sponsored by the New York Knicks, this low cost basketball program brings youth the opportunity to learn basic basketball skills and participate in recreational league play. Volunteer coaches and referees are needed. Members: $35 | Season Program Members: $35 | Season Visit us at www.ymcanyc.org/crossisland

Hoop it up (Ages 9 - 14 years) Registration begins May 6 Schedule to be announced - Runs May - July Through programs like basketball, we nurture the sense of self-confidence and introduce youth to the concept of teamwork in a supportive environment. This basketball league brings youth the opportunity to participate in recreational league play. Ages 9 - 11 | Sunday, 3-7pm Ages 12 - 14 | Saturday, 5-8pm Cross Members: YMCA$60 | Season Island Winter & Spring 2013 | 27


Youth & Teen Dance

A great way for children to express themselves through movement and learn more about their own creativity. Children must wear appropriate dance attire; street clothes are not permitted. Girls should wear hair in a bun, secured in a pony tail or clip. Contact Shonnell Batson for more information at 718-551-9309 or email sabatson@ymcanyc.org.

Beginner Hip Hop (Ages 5 - 9 years)

Intermediate Ballet (Ages 6 - 11 years)

In beginner Hip Hop, you will learn the basic way to use your body in ways that encourage many different stylistic techniques. A high energy course highlighting the basics of hip hop and funk with basic moves linked together into a progressive routine taught to a compilation of popular hip hop and R&B music. STUDIO Friday, 5:15-6pm Members: $80 | 8 week session Program Members: $145 | 8 week session

This classical ballet class will further advance the student’s skills in barre exercises, center technique, adagio, and basic turns. This class is for students who have taken the Beginner Ballet class. Children must come prepared with appropriate ballet slippers. STUDIO Ages 6-8 | Wednesday, 4:15-5pm Ages 9-11 | Wednesday, 5-5:45pm Members: $80 | 8 week session Program Members: $145 | 8 week session

Beginner Ballet (Ages 6 - 11 years)

Modern Jazz (Ages 6 - 12 years)

This complete classical ballet class will include barre exercises, center technique, adagio, and basic turns. Children will be introduced to classical music as they learn about controlling their movements and improving posture and flexibility. Children must come prepared with appropriate ballet slippers. STUDIO Age 6-8 | Tuesday, 4:15-5pm Age 9-11 | Tuesday, 5-5:45pm Members: $80 | 8 week session Program Members: $145 | 8 week session

This new program will introduce the students to the rhythms and techniques that accompany jazz music. The class will blend classical jazz, swing, and modern pop music that will help the participant expand their dancing repertoire. STUDIO Ages 6-8 | Monday, 4:15-5pm Ages 9-12 | Saturday, 1-1:45pm Members: $80 | 8 week session Program Members: $145 | 8 week session

Teen Programs (ages 12-18)

Our programming empowers young people to be leaders today and in the future. Teens and young adults learn leadership skills, take on meaningful decision making roles; plan and carry out service projects; and are encouraged to be active and engaged contributors to our communities. Contact Marie Turenne for more information at 718-551-9336 or mturenne@ymcanyc.org.

Teen Center (September-June) Teen Center is a safe place where teens have the opportunity to engage in meaningful activities that allow them to develop socially, physically and academically. Teens are welcome to enjoy the facility and participate in activities that include swim, basketball, arts and crafts, and board games. The Fitness Center and Weight Room are also open to participants. Teen Center is FREE to all in the community. Friday, 6:30 - 9:30pm Saturday, 6:30 - 9:30pm

Counselor-in-Training Program (Ages 14-17)(Sept.-June) The Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is designed for participants ages 14-17 years old who are interested in acting as role models to school-age participants. CIT’s volunteer during our after-school program on a weekly basis, Monday - Friday from 3:30 - 6:00 pm. Participants are trained in the areas of child abuse prevention, Leadership Development, Effecting Teaching, Volunteerism, YMCA Policies & Procedures, Discipline vs. Punishment and much more!!! The CIT program is a stepping stone for Junior high school and high school students who are interested in Teaching and Youth Development. Thursday, 4 - 6pm 28 | Cross Island YMCA Winter & Spring 2013

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Youth & Teen ARTS

Youth & Teen Music

Picassos (Ages 7 - 13 years)

Musical Theater Workshop (Ages 8 - 17 years)

Please contact Shonnell Batson at sabatson@ymcanyc.org or 718-551-9309 for more information on youth classes.

Participants explore diverse cultures using various art forms, including: collage, paint, sculpture and more. Students will explore different ways of bringing their ideas to life. CLASSROOM C Age 7-9 | Saturday, 2-3pm Age 10-13 | Saturday, 3-4pm Members: $80 | 8 week session Program Members: $145 | 8 week session

Cartooning (Ages 7 - 13 years) Participants will learn how to tell a story through a combination of words and pictures, practice drawing skills, and examine a variety of techniques used by famous cartoonists. Learn how to create cartoons and comic strips like the pros. CLASSROOM C Age 7-9 | Saturday, 4-5pm Age 10-13 | Saturday, 5-6pm Members: $80 | 8 week session Program Members: $145 | 8 week session

Schedule with Linda Solano at lsolano@ymcanyc.org or 718-551-9312. Please contact before registering.

This class is specifically for vocal students looking to learn techniques such as (vocal warm-ups, acting, harmonizing, stage cues, singing in conjunction with others, etc.) that can be applied to working in Musical Theater. To sign-up for this class you must Audition. LEARNING ANNEX Friday, 5:00-6:00pm Members: $80 | 8 week session Program Members: $145 | 8 week session

Individual Music Lessons (All Ages) Violin, Acoustic or Electric Guitar, Acoustic or Electric Bass Guitar, Piano, and Voice. Lessons are available for all experience levels and ages. Beginners are welcome! Classes are 30 minutes each. Double sessions can be booked with approval of insturctor. All students playing instruments other than piano must provide their own instrument. Students will receive a list of books and other materials (not included in cost) that will be needed for lessons. There is a 24 hr cancelation in order not to forfeit the class. Recitals are held in December will count as 1 lesson. LEARNING ANNEX - By Appointment Only Monday - Friday, 1:00-8:30pm Saturday, 9-7pm Sunday, 3-7pm Members:  $144 | 8 week session Program Members:   $200 | 8 week session

Teens Take the City (September-June) This civic engagement program teaches teens about government at the local level. teens identify issues in their community, then work on proposals to address those issues. Proposals are presented by the teens at City hall at the end of the program. Teen Take the City is FREE to all in the community. Contact Beacon Center 718-659-7710

Youth & Government (September-June) Youth & Government teaches teens about government at the state level. Teens identify issues that affect New York State residents and learn how proposals become bills and laws. Teens present bills in Albany at the end of the program session. Y & G is FREE to all in the community. Contact Beacon Center 718-659-7710

Leaders Club (September-June) A nationally recognized core YMCA teen program provides participants with opportunities for leadership training, personal growth, service to others and social development. Teens meet on a weekly basis in small groups, working closely with their peers and an adult advisor on skill and character building activities, as well as planning and organizing projects with an emphasis on educational success, community service and goal-setting. COMPUTER ROOM /FAMILY ZONE Leaders Club is FREE to all in the community Thursday 6:15 - 7:30pm Visit us at www.ymcanyc.org/crossisland

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get into the swim of things Youth & Teen AQUATICS A seven level program with each level building upon the preceding one. Designed to develop participant’s full potential, encourage awareness of safety in and around water, and perfect swim skills. See page 39 or visit www.ymcanyc.org/crossisland for open swim times, pool schedule & rules. Parents are required to stay in the building for children under 12. Classes are subject to cancellation or change. Minimum age is 6 years. For more information, Lisa Losh, Aquatics Director at 718-551-9308 or llosh@ymcanyc.org. Beginner Polliwog (Ages 6 - 10 years) No Prerequisite. JK POOL Members: $73 | 8 week session Program Members: $122 | 8 week session MONDAY

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3:15PM - 4:00PM 4:00PM - 4:45PM 4:45PM - 5:30PM 3:15PM - 4:00PM 4:00PM - 4:45PM 4:45PM - 5:30PM 3:15PM - 4:00PM 4:00PM - 4:45PM 4:45PM - 5:30PM 3:15PM - 4:00PM 4:00PM - 4:45PM 4:45PM - 5:30PM 5:30PM - 6:15PM 3:15PM - 4:00PM 4:00PM - 4:45PM 4:45PM - 5:30PM 8:15AM - 9:00AM 9:00AM - 9:45AM 9:45AM - 10:30AM 10:30AM - 11:15AM 11:15AM - 12:00PM 12:00PM - 12:45PM 12:45PM - 1:30PM 10:15AM - 11:00AM

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EVALUATIONS

Children are evaluated before entering classes except for the Beginner Polliwog level. Progress reports will be handed out on the seventh class of each session. New and returning participants will be evaluated in the JK Pool - Monday through Friday 4:00pm - 5:00pm and Saturday by appointment only. New participant evaluation sheets must be brought to the registration desk when registering in person or dropped off before registering online.

POOL RULES

1. Street shoes are not allowed on the pool deck by parent or swimmer 2. Everyone in the pool must wear a swim cap 3. Dress and enter pools through adjacent locker rooms. 4. Children in this program must use their own sex locker room. Arrangements can be made to use on-deck changing cubicle when necessary. 5. Walk ways must remain clear, it is recommended that parents view from windows. No spectators on the small pool deck.

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Youth & Teen AQUATICS Guppy (Ages 6 - 10 years) Prerequisite - Swim front crawl for 25 yards with rotary breathing, flutter kick and a good arm stroke. Swim back crawl for 25 yards with good flutter kick and arm stroke. Knowledge of sidestroke and elementary backstroke. Members: $89 | 8 week session Program Members: $149 | 8 week session MONDAY TUESDAY

Advanced Polliwog (Ages 6 - 10 years) Prerequisite -This level is for children who have the ability to swim with face in water with a good flutter kick and arm stroke. Children should be able to swim on back with a good flutter kick and arm stroke. Bubble can be worn. JK POOL Members: $73 | 8 week session Program Members: $122 | 8 week session MONDAY

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THURSDAY

FRIDAY

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3:15PM - 4:00PM 4:00PM - 4:45PM 4:45PM - 5:30PM 3:15PM - 4:00PM 4:00PM - 4:45PM 4:45PM - 5:30PM 5:30PM - 6:15PM 3:15PM - 4:00PM 4:00PM - 4:45PM 4:45PM - 5:30PM 3:15PM - 4:00PM 4:00PM - 4:45PM 4:45PM - 5:30PM 5:30PM - 6:15PM 3:15PM - 4:00PM 4:00PM - 4:45PM 4:45PM - 5:30PM 8:15AM - 9:00AM 9:00AM - 9:45AM 9:45AM - 10:30AM 10:30AM - 11:15AM 11:15AM - 12:00PM 12:00PM - 12:45PM 12:45PM - 1:30PM 1:30PM - 2:15PM 11:00AM - 11:45AM

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WEDNESDAY THURSDAY

FRIDAY SATURDAY

SUNDAY

3:30PM - 4:30PM 4:30PM - 5:30PM 3:30PM - 4:30PM 4:30PM - 5:30PM 3:30PM - 4:30PM 3:30PM - 4:30PM 4:30PM - 5:30PM 5:30PM - 6:30PM 3:30PM - 4:30PM 4:30PM - 5:30PM 9:00AM - 10:00AM 10:00AM - 11:00AM

JK POOL SMALL POOL JK POOL JK POOL SMALL POOL SMALL POOL SMALL POOL JK POOL JK POOL JK POOL JK POOL JK POOL

11:00AM - 12:00PM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 2:00PM - 3:00PM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:00PM - 2:00PM

JK POOL JK POOL JK POOL JK POOL JK POOL

Minnow (Ages 6 - 11 years) Prerequisite - Swim 50 yards of each front crawl and back crawl. Swim 25 yards elementary backstroke, sidestroke and rudimentary breaststroke. Knowledge of diving. SMALL POOL Members: $89 | 8 week session Program Members: $149 | 8 week session MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

SUNDAY

4:30PM - 5:30PM 3:30PM - 4:30PM 4:30PM - 5:30PM 3:30PM - 4:30PM 4:30PM - 5:30PM 3:30PM - 4:30PM 3:30PM - 4:30PM 9:00AM - 10:00AM 11:00AM - 12:00PM 1:00PM - 2:00PM 2:00PM - 3:00PM 3:00PM - 4:00PM 2:00PM - 3:00PM

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Youth & Teen AQUATICS Fish (Ages 6 - 12 years)

Flying Fish (Ages 6 - 12 years)

Prerequisite - Swim 100 yards of each - front crawl and back crawl. Well developed elementary backstroke - 50 yards, strong breaststroke - 25 yards. Comfortable in deep water. Knowledge of diving. SMALL POOL Members: $89 | 8 week session Program Members: $149 | 8 week session

Prerequisite - Swim 200 yards front crawl stroke, 100 yards of back crawl. 50 yards of each - elementary backstroke, breaststroke and dolphin kick. Strokes should be smooth and consistent. Knowledge of racing start dives and flip turns. SMALL POOL Members: $89 | 8 week session Program Members: $149 | 8 week session

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

SUNDAY

3:30PM - 4:30PM 4:30PM - 5:30PM 3:30PM - 4:30PM 3:30PM - 4:30PM 4:30PM - 5:30PM 4:30PM - 5:30PM 10:00AM - 11:00AM 1:00PM - 2:00PM 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Prerequisite - Swim 200 yards individual medley. All strokes must be smooth and consistent. Strong diving skills and flip turns. SMALL POOL Members: $89 | 8 week session Program Members: $149 | 8 week session

WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

FRIDAY SATURDAY

3:00PM - 4:00PM 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Shark (Ages 6 - 12 years)

TUESDAY

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY

3:30PM - 4:30PM 4:30PM - 5:30PM 4:30PM - 5:30PM 4:30PM - 5:30PM 3:30PM - 4:30PM 10:00AM - 11:00AM 1:00PM - 2:00PM 2:00PM - 3:00PM 3:00PM - 4:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM

3:30PM - 4:30PM 4:30PM - 5:30PM 3:30PM - 4:30PM 3:30PM - 4:30PM 4:30PM - 5:30PM 4:30PM - 5:30PM 11:00AM - 12:00PM 1:00PM - 2:00PM 2:00PM - 3:00PM 3:00PM - 4:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Porpoise Club (Ages 8 - 14 years) Prerequisite - Successfully completed the Shark level and interested in continuing in aquatics. Club members will have the opportunities to suggest activities in addition to participating in water sports and games, endurance swimming, basic rescue and basic teaching skills. Tryouts required. Swim Meets are held in October & December. SMALL POOL Members: $89 | 8 week session Program Members: $149 | 8 week session MONDAY WEDNESDAY SATURDAY

4:30PM - 5:30PM 4:30PM - 5:30PM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Swim Lessons for Youth with Disabilities (Ages 5 - 15 years) Private ½ Hour Swimming Taught by specially trained aquatic staff and personalized to suit the needs of each individual. Scheduled at the child’s convenience, but coincides with a group children’s swimming class. Scheduled individually Please contact Jean Dattner 718-551-9325 *Note: There is a wait list for this program. JK POOL Members: $76 | 8 week session Program Members: $91 | 8 week session

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Teen AQUATICS & Swim Team TEEN AQUATICS

YMCA aquatics is about water safety, skill development and fun for everyone. We have an aquatic program for every skill level and interest. Our programs are about more than just the techniques and skills; they are about building friendships, developing self-esteem and creating positive experiences that will last a lifetime. Members: $89 | 8 week session Program Members: $149 | 8 week session

Beginner Level (Ages 11 - 17 years) No Prerequisite: Beginner Swimmers JK POOL Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:00pm Saturday, 1:30 - 2:30pm Saturday, 6:00 - 7:00pm

Advanced Beginner Level (Ages 11 - 17 years) Prerequisite: Must be able to swim one lap front crawl & one lap on back. JK POOL Tuesday, 5:30 - 6:30pm Friday, 5:30 - 6:30pm Saturday, 6:00 - 7:00pm

Intermediate Level (Ages 12 - 17 years)

Prerequisite: Must be able to swim 50 yards front crawl, 50 yards back crawl, and have knowledge of one other stroke. SMALL POOL Thursday, 7:30 - 8:30pm Saturday, 6:00 - 7:00pm

Teen Advanced Level (Ages 12 - 17 years) Prerequisite: Must be able to swim 100 yards front crawl, 100 yards back crawl, 50 yards breaststroke, front dive & be confident in deep water. SMALL POOL Thursday, 7:30 - 8:30pm

YMCA Lifeguard Training (Ages 16 +) See page 13 for this and other American Red Cross Trainings.

SWIM TEAMS

For more info contact Swim Coach Kelly Donlevy at ciybarracudas@ymcanyc.org.

Summer Swim Team (Ages 6 - 18 years) Tryouts are required, please see swim board at Y for dates of tryouts. Youth must be shark level or above for consideration. Swim teams are for members only. Session 2 Session 1 July 29- Aug.16 (3 Weeks) July 1 - July 26 (4 Weeks) $72 | 2x Week $100 | 2x Week $109 | 3x Week $145 | 3x Week $170 | 5x Week $215 | 5x Week

Barracuda’s Swim Team (Ages 6 - 18 years) September 2013 thru mid June 2014. Tryouts are required. Youth must be fish level or above for consideration. Drills for free and backstroke improvement, as well as fly and breaststroke development. Fee includes entry fee, USS Membership, team bathing suit and awards. YMCA Membership is required. There is a September down payment and monthly draft. SMALL POOL | Stretching* | PreCor** Developmental (Ages 6-11) Sunday, 7:00-9:00am

$350 | Season

Mini Cudas (Ages 6 - 9) $590 | Season Tuesday, 3:30 - 4:30pm Friday, 3:30 - 4:30pm Saturday, 6:30 - 8:30am & 8:45 - 9:15am* Cudas (Ages 9 - 12) $590 | Season Tuesday, 4:30 - 5:30pm Friday, 4:30 - 5:30pm Saturday, 6:30 - 8:30am & 8:45 - 9:15am* Blue Team $975 | Season Monday, 5:30 - 7:30pm Wednesday, 4:30 - 5:15pm** & 5:30 - 7:30pm Friday, 4:30 - 5:15pm** & 5:30 - 7:30pm Saturday, 6:30 - 8:30am & 8:45 - 9:15am* Sunday, 7:00 - 9:00am Green Team $1,075 | Season Tuesday, 5:30 - 7:30pm Wednesday, 4:30 - 5:15pm** & 5:30 - 7:30pm Thursday, 5:30 - 7:00pm Friday, 4:30 - 5:15pm** & 5:30 - 7:30pm Saturday, 6:30 - 8:30am & 8:45 - 9:15am* Sunday, 7:00 - 9:00am

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helping OTHERS

PROGRAMS FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITES For more information contact Jean Dattner, Special Populations at 718-551-9325 or email jdattner@ymcanyc.org. These programs were created in an effort to accommodate the needs of youth and adults with physical, emotional and mental challenges. Our goal is to support and enrich lives through inclusion or adaptive programming as needed. Our facility is primarily barrier free. Locker rooms are adjacent to the pool. Chairlift is available in the JK Pool for entrance and exit. The environment is warm for maximum comfort and relaxation in and out of the water. If you have a child with a disability who might benefit from integration in our Gym/Swim or Aquatics programs contact Jean Dattner. Special Olympics Training Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:00pm | Land Sports | Wait Listed Resume March 6th Wednesday, 6:30 - 7:30pm | Swimming | Small Pool Tryout Required | Resume March 6th Members: FREE Program Members: FREE Respite for Children with Developmental Disabilities (Ages 6 - 12 years) Gym activities, swimming, arts and crafts and snack time; geared to children who can follow simple directions. All participants must be interviewed prior to the first class. Please schedule individually with Jean Dattner 718551-9325. *Note: There is a wait list for this program. ROOM B Saturday, 10:00 - 1:00pm Members: $86 | 8 week session Program Members: $110 | 8 week session Respite for Teens & Adults w/ Developmental Disabilities (Ages 16 - 45 years) A maximum effort is made to provide 3 hours of fun, fitness and skill enhancing activities; calisthenics, games, swimming and water games, etc. ROOM B Saturday, 1:00 - 4:00pm Members: $86 | 8 week session Program Members: $110 | 8 week sessi on Swim Lessons for Youth with Disabilities (5 - 15 years) Private ½ Hour swimming taught by specially trained aquatic staff and personalized to suit the needs of each individual. Scheduled at the child’s convenience, but coincides with a group children’s swimming class. Please schedule individually with Jean Dattner 718-551-9325. *Note: There is a wait list for this program. Members: $76 | 8 week session Program Members: $91 | 8 week session 34 | Cross Island YMCA Winter & Spring 2013

Arthritis Water Exercise Gentle movements performed in warm water to increase or maintain range of motion, strengthen muscles and enhance overall fitness. Each exercise is designed to help a specific joint and its surrounding muscles. Exercise in water minimizes stress on joints and often helps decrease pain and stiffness. Minimum class size is 6 people. JK POOL Monday, 10:45 - 11:30am Friday, 10:45 - 11:30am Rates Members Program Members 1 class $39 | 8 week $64 | 8 week 2 classes $64 | 8 week $111 | 8 week Instructional Water Exercise for Adults with Disabilities Exercise, walking and swimming skills individualized to suit personal needs. Instruction is provided as well as time to practice. Enhance physical fitness, maintain/improve muscle tone and improve flexibility. JK POOL Wednesday, 10:30 - 11:30am Friday, 2:00 - 3:00pm Saturday 2:00 - 3:00pm | No Instruction Rates Members Program Members 1 class FREE | 8 week $66 | 8 week 2 classes FREE | 8 week $96 | 8 week 3 classes FREE | 8 week $110 | 8 week Special Events for those with Special Needs Valentine Social Tuesday, Feb 12 | 7 - 9pm | Cost: $1 | Large Gym Spring Greenkill Trip TBD | Cost TBA | GREENKILL Spring Barbeque Wednesday, June 19 | 6 - 8pm | FREE | Ramada

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INTERNATIONAL YMCA GROWING OUR FUTURE GLOBAL LEADERS FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: •

YMCA GLOBAL TEENS

YOUTH AMBASSADORS PROGRAM

INTERNATIONAL Y LEADERS CLUB

FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILTY: •

NEW AMERICANS WELCOME CENTERS

YMCA TRAINING & INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

YMCA ALTERNATIVE BREAKS

YMCA AND THE UNITED NATIONS

For more information contact

Dio Gica at 212-875-4336 or dgica@ymcanyc.org

www.internationalymca.org

Y Splash week

March 25 - March 29, 2013

FREE PROGRAM created to help people of all ages, especially children, to learn basic swimming skills and water safety practices. More information available at the Member Service Desk

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helping communities

YMCA Beacon Center at ms 210 ozone park AN OPERATING CENTER OF THE CROSS ISLAND YMCA Please refer to the Cross Island YMCA Beacon Center Guide for program information and schedule 93-11 101st Avenue Phone: 718-659-7710 Ozone Park, NY 11416 Fax: 718-659-7699

Tyronza Murray, Sr. Program Director, tmurray@ymcanyc.org Shevonne Greene, Beacon Director, sgreene@ymcanyc.org

The Beacon Center offers youth and adult educational programs, recreational programs, volunteer and community service opportunities, job training, enrichment activities, adult programs, outreach support groups, family events, holiday and summer camps free of charge. Everyone is welcome at the Beacon Center; it serves as a safe haven for all youths and adults. Recreational Programs Basketball Leagues Martial Arts Smart Start Sports Teen Center Chess Club Art Club Open Gym Modern Dance Fitness Program Jr. Mets Jr. Knicks

Volunteer/Community Service & Job Training Leaders Club Computer Learning Center & Newsletter Club Advisory Board Youth Council Teens Take the City Youth & Government Educational and Enrichment Activities After School Programs Girls, Inc. GED Prep class Holiday camps Summer camp

Adult Programs English as a Second Language I & II Body Sculpting/Low-Impact Aerobics Adult Basketball Adult Fitness Dance Outreach and Family Events Parents’ Night Out Family Fun Days Saturday Family Center Adult Martial Arts Leaders Club for Girls Youth Martial Arts Youth Basketball

The Cross Island YMCA Beacon Center at MS 210 is under the direction of the Cross Island YMCA, and in collaboration with Department of Youth and Community Development, Department of Education Region 5 and Community Board 9 serves the Ozone Park and surrounding Communities. Consistent with the mission of the YMCA, we focus on the youth through programs that build spirit, mind and body.

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cross island y events

Visit www.ymcanyc.org/crossisland, facebook.com/CrossIslandYMCA or flyers at the branch for more details on the following events and even more events not listed. Defensive Driving In March | 7-10pm $45 | ROOM C Learn how to drive defensively, lower your insurance liability and collision by 10%, reduce up to 4 points from your license and be a safer driver. Must attend both Tuesday classes in the month. For more information contact Carol Cimilluca at ccimilluca@ymcanyc.org or 718-551-9327. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Saturday, April 6 | 9-10am $3 Member | $5 Program Members & Guests | GYM Enjoy breakfast, arts & crafts and games, plus photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny. See flyers for more information. Splash April 9 - 13 Free | POOLS Splash is a YMCA national week long event. The objective is to have non swimmers become comfortable in the water, learn basic swimming skills and water safety for backyard pools, water front, beach and boating safety. For more information contact Lisa Losh at llosh@ymcanyc.org or 718-551-9308. Healthy Kids Day Saturday, April 28 Free | Throughout Branch YMCA Healthy Kids Day is a free, fun-filled day of activities designed to promote healthy kids and families in spirit, mind and body. For more information contact Shonnell Baston at sabatson@ymcanyc.org 718-551-9309. Kids Mini-Triathlon Sunday, May 20 | 8:30am start $15 Donation to the Strong Kids Campaign | POOL & TRACK See website, flyers or contact Kelly Donlevy at ciybarracudas@ymcanyc.org for more information. YOUTH BIRTHDAY PARTIES Sunday-afternoon party includes 45-minutes of swimming followed by 1 hour room rental for up to 20 participants. YMCA invitations and free guest passes will be provided for participants. $25 deposit required to hold date. Please visit the registration desk to schedule your birthday party. Contact Lisa Losh at 718-551-9308 or email llosh@ymcanyc.org for more information on pool rentals. Sunday, 2:30 – 5:00 PM Members: $225 Program Members: $250 Visit us at www.ymcanyc.org/crossisland

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SWIM SAFELY

Everyone’s safety is important to us, especially children. We ask that all abide by our pool guidelines. 1. Street shoes are not allowed on the pool deck

8. Breath holding during any aquatics activity is not allowed as can lead to person blacking out

2. Everyone in the pool must wear a swim cap 3. Children 8 years old and younger must be within arm’s length of a parent/adult guardian when in the pool

9. Inflatable rings, balls, noodles or other large pool toys are not permitted 10. Instructional swim aids (kick boards/barbells/ pull buoys/noodles) are only for class use

4. Children between the ages of 9 and 11 must have a parent/adult guardian on the pool deck 11. All questions regarding the Aquatics policies/ procedures should be directed to the Aquatics or viewing area at all times Director or Executive Director 5. All non-swimmers must remain in the shallow area 6.

Any child wearing a flotation device must remain in the shallow area. Backpacks/ bubbles and lifejackets are provided as a flotation device to non-swimmers

7. Infants and children who are not fully toilet trained must wear a swim diaper

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Pool Schedule

Visit www.ymcanyc.org/crossisland or the Cross Island YMCA schedule board to obtain the most updated schedule. Please note all schedules are subject to change. On holidays and abbreviated public school days, please check special schedules online and on the schedule board for additional family swim times. ADULT LAP SWIM Monday 5:00am - 9:00am 6:00am - 10:00am 10:00am - 4:30pm 4:30pm - 8:30pm 8:30pm - 10:15pm Tuesday 5:00am - 2:30pm 6:00am - 10:00am 2:30pm - 5:30pm 5:30pm - 10:15pm Wednesday 5:00am - 9:00am 6:00am - 10:00am 10:00am - 3:30pm 2:30pm - 8:30pm 8:30pm - 10:15pm Thursday 5:00am - 9:00am 6:00am - 10:00am 10:00am - 2:30pm 2:30pm - 9:30pm 8:30pm - 10:15pm Friday 5:00am - 9:00am 6:00am -10:00am 10:00am - 3:30pm 3:30pm - 8:30pm 8:30pm - 10:15pm Saturday 8:00am - 9:00am 8:30am - 1:00pm 1:00pm - 7:00pm 7:00pm - 9:45pm Sunday 7:00am - 12:00pm 11:00am - 2:00pm 2:00pm - 7:45pm

Small Pool JK Pool Small Pool JK Pool Small Pool Small Pool JK Pool JK Pool Small Pool Small Pool JK Pool Small Pool JK Pool Small Pool Small Pool JK Pool Small Pool JK Pool Small Pool Small Pool JK Pool Small Pool JK Pool Small Pool JK Pool Small Pool JK Pool Small Pool JK Pool Small Pool JK Pool

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FAMILY RECREATIONAL SWIM Monday 5:30pm - 8:30pm Tuesday 5:30pm - 7:00pm Wednesday 7:30pm - 8:30pm Thursday 5:30pm - 7:30pm Friday 5:30pm - 9:30pm Saturday 3:00pm - 7:30pm Sunday 11:00am - 6:00pm

JK Pool JK Pool JK Pool Small JK Pool JK Pool JK Pool

YOUTH AND TEEN LAP Monday 6:30pm - 7:30pm Tuesday 5:15pm - 6:15pm Wednesday 6:30pm - 7:30pm Thursday 5:30pm - 6:30pm Friday 5:30pm - 9:30pm Saturday 4:00pm - 6:00pm Sunday 11:00am - 4:45pm

JK Pool JK Pool JK Pool JK Pool JK Pool Small JK Pool

TEEN LAP Monday Saturday Sunday

JK Pool Small JK Pool

8:30pm - 9:00pm 7:00pm - 9:00pm 5:00pm - 6:45pm

YOUTH RECREATIONAL SWIM Monday 5:30pm - 8:30pm Tuesday 5:30pm - 7:00pm Wednesday 7:30pm - 8:30pm Thursday 5:30pm - 7:30pm Friday 5:30pm - 9:30pm Saturday 3:00pm - 7:30pm Sunday 11:00am - 6:00pm

JK Pool JK Pool JK Pool Small JK Pool JK Pool JK Pool

ADULT LAP Limited lanes are available at these time: (pool locations vary)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday

3:30pm - 5:30pm 3:30pm - 7:30pm 3:30pm -5:30pm 3:30pm - 5:30pm 10:00am - 3:00pm

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working together Staff listing

Tel: 718-479-0505 Fax: 718-468-9568 Email: crossisland@ymcanyc.org like us on FaceBook: www.facebook.com/CrossIslandYMCA Senior Program Director ADMINISTRATION Programs Executive Director Dana Feinberg 718-551-9306 dfeinberg@ymcanyc.org Associate Executive, Finance David Tai 718-551-9307 dtai@ymcanyc.org Human Resources Director Molly Baldeo 718-551-9305 mbaldeo@ymcanyc.org Director, Fund Development&Communications Jamé Krauter 718-551-9314 jcohn@ymcanyc.org Director of Building & Properties Adam Meyer 718-551-9311 ameyer@ymcanyc.org

Y After School

Cross Island YMCA Branch: Mandy Dihal 718-551-9334 | mdihal@ymcanyc.org PS 134 Hollis: Atikay Henry 718-736-1000 | ahenry@ymcanyc.org

Director of Member Services Carol Cimilluca 718-551-9327 ccimilluca@ymcanyc.org Membership Secretary Gail Detiberus 718-551-9302 gdetiberus@ymcanyc.org Director of Aquatics Lisa Losh 718-551-9308 llosh@ymcanyc.org Gym / Swim & Special Populations Director Dianne DiPeri 718-551-9319 ddiperi@ymcanyc.org Special Populations Jean Dattner 718-551-9325 jdattner@ymcanyc.org Director of Healthy Lifestyles Angela Balacco 718-551-9326 abalacco@ymcanyc.org

Tyronza Murray 718-551-9320 tmurray@ymcanyc.org Early Childhood Director Sunita Batra 718-551-9313 sbatra@ymcanyc.org Teen Director Marie Turenne 718-551-9336 mturenne@ymcanyc.org Sports Coordinator Shareé Vielot 718-551-9337 svielot@ymcanyc.org Program Associate Shonnell Batson 718-551-9309 sabatson@ymcanyc.org Music Office Linda Solano 718-551-9312 lsolano@ymcanyc.org

PS 197 Far Rockaway: Simone John 718-3272840 / 917-569-2023 | sjohn@ymcanyc.org

MS 210 Ozone Park: Shevonne Greene 718-659-7710/14/17 sgreene@ymcanyc.org

PS 135 Queens Village: Chris Fields 917-692-8846 | cfields@ymcanyc.org

Village Academy Far Rockaway: Tynisa Martin 646-477-7424| tmartin@ymcanyc.org

PS 33 Queens Village: Sheama Sandiford 917-750-8372 | ssandiford@ymcanyc.org

KEEP THEM ACTIVE DURING WINTER BREAK

YMCA WINTER CAMP

February 18 & 19, 2013 GREAT STAFF AND PROGRAMS THEY LOVE

REGISTER TODAY Contact Mandy 718-551-9334

mdihal@ymcanyc.org

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Cross Island Y FLOOR DIRECTORY

2nd Floor

• Personal Fitness Program Center • 3 Handball/ Racquetball Courts • Cardio 2 Center • Healthy Lifestyles Offices

Main Level

• • • • • •

Lower Level Back Yard

Member Service Desk Member Check-in JK Pool Family Entrance Gym Child Watch Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms - Entrance to JK Pool

• • • •

Strength Training Center Studio Computer Lab Youth, Family & Teen Offices • Family Zone

• • • • •

Aquatic Program Offices Early Childhood Center Classrooms A, B, C, D, E Cardio 1 Center Accessible Restroom

• Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms & Saunas Walk through Locker Rooms for: • Small Pool Entrance • Tennis Courts / Track • Backyard

• • • • •

Tennis Courts Handball Wall Track 2 Playgrounds Learning Annex | Music Center • Ramada

Open Gym Members only!

No Guest passes. The Gym is available for open recreation at the following times: Visit us at www.ymcanyc.org/crossisland

Monday, 6 - 9am Monday, 6 - 6:30pm Tuesday, 6:00 - 7:30am Tuesday, 9:15 - 10:15pm Wednesday, 6 - 8:30am Wednesday, 8 - 10:00pm

Thursday, 6 - 8:30am Thursday, 9:15 - 10:15pm Friday, 6 - 9am Friday, 9:15 - 10:15pm Saturday, 7 - 9am Sunday, 7 - 10am

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y Scope of Services The Cross Island YMCA provides educational, recreational and health and fitness programs for a vast number of communities from Far Rockaway and South Ozone Park to Cambria Heights and Laurelton to Bayside and Flushing and Bellerose. The Cross Island YMCA is part of the YMCA of Greater New York, composed of 22 branches located in all five boroughs with a camping conference center outside New York City.

Our Beginnings

Our facility

The Cross Island YMCA provides financial assistance to individuals based on need. These scholarships are made possible by the generosity of donors to our Annual Strong Kids Campaign. In 2012, over $221,000 was raised to help ensure that no one is ever turned away from one of our programs due to inability to pay. In 2013 our goal is to raise over $234,000!

• 60,000 sq ft air conditioned facility • Over 60 group exercise classes conducted 7 days per week included with your membership • 2 pools - Small pool: 25 yards 4 lanes- lap JK: 25 yards 6 lanes -barrier free • Fully Equipped 60’ by 90’ Gym • 4 Outdoor Lighted Tennis Courts • 1/8 Mile Outdoor Lighted Track • 3 handball/racquetball courts • Group exercise studio • Outdoor lighted running track • LifeFitness Cardiovascular Center equipped with personal televisions. • Child Watch, see page 3 • Male and Female locker rooms with showers and saunas • Free weight area, with dumbbells and plate load stations • Free Lock deposit box for Keys & Wallets • Early Childhood Center • Universal Pre-K & Nursery School • Gated Large Grass Field & 2 Playgrounds • Computer Learning Center RACqUETBALL & HANDBALL COURTS Three air-conditioned racquetball and handball courts are available to members. No court usage fee! To reserve a court, please call (718) 479-0505 or stop by the Member Service Check-In Desk. 42 | Cross Island YMCA Winter & Spring 2013

The YMCA began serving the Eastern Queens community in 1955 through a small program office. In 1966 the Cross Island YMCA facility, which included a swimming pool and full gymnasium, was built. It was expanded in 1986 to add a barrier-free swimming pool and wing.

Financial Assistance

Programs & Activities Family Over 2,100 families participate in our programs that encourage time together during swimming, health & fitness and fun activities. • Monthly family nights and parent’s night out. • Child Watch - a cool place for your children to hang out while you work out. • Family Zone - A quiet homework area Youth & Teen Parents and community leaders look to the Cross Island YMCA to provide an environment, which enables children to experience and learn values such as respect, caring and honesty - values that the YMCA incorporates into all programs. Each year we serve over 12,000 youth. Pre-school: Half day and full day programs with extended hours serving children ages 2 - 5 years old. The Y’s Early Childhood Center serves over 3,000 youth annually and houses a Free Universal Pre-Kindergarten. Like us! www.facebook.com/crossislandymca


About the Cross Island Y

After School: Well supervised, developmentally appropriate program is open to K through 6th graders, including holiday camp program during school recess weeks. Over 5,700 After School participants enjoy our on and offsite programs.

Adult There are more than 60 different classes and programs including Health and Fitness, arts, dance, swim and development classes at the Cross Island YMCA serving over 16,500 adults annually.

Day Camp: Each year 1,000 campers participate in our specialty camps such as sports, baseball, martial arts, gymnastics, crafts, dance, music, teen, and a camp for children with physical disabilities (Lisa Beth Gerstman Camp) are just a few we offer.

Special Populations The Cross Island YMCA is an official training site for Special Olympics with athletes learning sports skills and participating in competitions. The YMCA hosts a Respite for children and adults who have developmental disabilities.

Aquatics: Pre-school classes, youth classes, parent-child classes, gym/swim, youth swim team cater to over 1,700 in one 8 week session. Sports: There are over 3,000 youth basketball, soccer, baseball, track & field, racquetball, wrestling, flag football, and tennis players a year.

Special service organizations and group homes, such as United Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Life Skills, and Fresh Start uses the Y’s barrier-free facility for swimming and recreation.

Personal Commitment, Jr. & Teens: Classes are designed to be fun and interactive while teaching exercise and nutrition fundamentals. This program also teaches youth a basic exercise routine they can use for life.

Through the Lisa Beth Gerstman Summer Camp, the Y engages physically disabled youngsters in a fully integrated program with able children.

Teen Programs: We provide all teens in the community (member or non) with FREE programs. Every Saturday from 6:30– 9:30pm Teen Center is where teens can participate in a variety of recreational and social activities. Other programs include music lessons, swim lessons, teen tutoring, plus the following: Leaders Club: Teens provide community service focusing on achieving goals and clarifying values.

At Cross Island YMCA there are four Y After School free-of-charge programs, serving over 300 students with a free literacy based after school program within public elementary schools. The Y also facilitates after school child care in two public elementary schools in Queens, and an inhouse program at the Cross Island YMCA.

Youth & Government: Teens learn the legislative

process, study government roles, and travel to Albany to enact them.

Off-Site Facilities &Programs

The Beacon Center, located at MS 210, is a free resource to those that live in the community which includes character-building programs such as Leaders Club, Young Entrepreneurs and Peer Counseling. The center also provides adult programs and volunteer and community service and job training.

Please see our Youth & Teen pages for more programs, dates and times.

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Joining the Cause membership Information Mission

Membership Cancellation

The YMCA of Greater New York is a community service organization that promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people with a focus on youth.

Cancellation of membership requires a fifteen (15) day written notice prior to the monthly draft date.

Policy of Non-Discrimination YMCA membership is available to all persons regardless of race, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or financial circumstances. The YMCA welcomes families and persons of all ages, income levels, and physical conditions with an emphasis on responsibility and self-improvement.

Membership Guarantee Membership in the YMCA is fully guaranteed. Members who are not completely satisfied with their YMCA membership are entitled to a refund of any unused portion of their membership.

Membership Cards

Membership Card The Cross Island membership card must be presented and scanned in order to gain access into a YMCA facility.

Program cards Program members will be issued a card granting them YMCA access for their program. This card must be presented and scanned for access into the YMCA facility and/or a specific program.

Membership Transfer Membership and program privileges are not transferable from one person to another.

Membership HOLdS Adult, Senior or Family Members may put their membership on hold for 1 - 4 months during any calendar year. A hold on membership requires a fifteen (15) day written notice prior to hold. All membership privileges will be suspended while your membership is on hold.

Payment Options & Information • Membership dues must be up-to-date in order to use facility. • Rates and schedules are subject to change. • Membership may be paid in full by cash, personal checks, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover cards. • Monthly payments are payable by credit card or bank draft only. There is no cash option for monthly payments. • If an automatic back or credit card draft is returned for insufficient funds a service fee of $15.00 will be added to the payment amount. • If an check is returned for insufficient funds a service fee of $30.00 will be added to the payment amount.

Lost Cards Please let us know if your card is lost or stolen. There is a fee to issue a replacement card.

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Y Information

Guest and Day Passes

Cross Island YMCA Schedules

All YMCA members are given complimentary guest passes per year to help introduce the Y to friends and associates. Cross Island members are welcome to visit other YMCA locations within NYC 10 times per year at no charge. Day passes are available to purchase. Adult (18 & up) $15; Youth (under 18) $8.

Visit www.ymcanyc.org/crossisland or the Cross Island YMCA schedule board to obtain the most updated schedule. Please note all schedules are subject to change.

Camera Policy For the privacy and security of all—especially our kids and teens—we do not allow any photo or video recording without permission from the Communications Director.

Locker Rooms & Lockers • Lockers are available for daily use. Please bring your own lock and secure your belongings when using the facility. • Our JK pool deck changing area is a good alternative for parents who wish to accompany their child that is over the age of five and of the opposite gender.

YMCA “AWAY” policy AWAY (Always Welcome at the YMCA) As a YMCA member, you have access to YMCAs across the country and around the world. You must present a valid YMCA ID to be eligible to use AWAY privileges. Call ahead to check on individual YMCA branch policies.

CRoss island ymca app Download the YMCA of Greater New York APP on your smart phone or tablet and select Cross Island YMCA for full schedules and event details.

CRoss island ymca Facebook We’re social! Join us on Facebook at Cross Island YMCA.

A Special Thanks to our Volunteer Board of Managers

Chairman Brian Leung Thomas H. Lee Capital, LLC Members-at-Large Trina Ambers Harmon F. Arond

Jackie Campbell Administrative Services Office of Transportation NYC Richard Catalano Clifford Chance Michael S. Clendenin Con Edison Eric Contreras Cluster II Maria Fierro TD Bank

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John Fennell New York Community Bank Cheryl Marmon-Halm Thomas Murn Answer Vending, Inc. Haroll Petiton Jet Blue Marie C. Smith LI Community Foundation Sandra Toronto United Healthcare Tom Tysz HGA Quest Mel Walker Pfizer, Inc.

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Exercising Courtesy

While you’re improving your life, help others grow strong too. We ask you to follow the Y Code of Conduct and exhibit the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility while you’re here. 1. Get oriented. Not sure how to use the equipment or what you should be doing? Orientations are free for all members! 2. Just ask. We’re here to help! 3. If there’s a problem with any of the equipment or the facility, please let a staff person know. If there’s an incident or accident, contact a uniformed staff person immediately.

5. Help us keep the Y clean. Wipe off equipment after each use. Return all equipment when finished with it. Take your personal items with you. Remove the plates from lifting bars when you’re done. Don’t bring food, open containers or coffee cups into the center.

6. Give others a turn. The equipment is here for everyone to use. Please respect the 30-minute time limit on cardio equipment if others are 4. Be safe. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear. waiting, and follow any posted sign-up (Open-toed shoes, over-restrictive or street clothes procedures. are not allowed.) Have a spotter help you with free 7. Storing your stuff. Lockers in the center are only weights. Warm up before and cool down after meant for your personal items while you are in exercise. Make sure you’ve had enough to eat and the Y. Items may not be left overnight. drink before exercising to prevent dizziness or light-headedness. If you are experiencing dizziness, pain or unusual discomfort at any time, stop the exercise and ask staff for help.

8. Youth are welcome after completing an orientation and submitting a signed parental consent form. (ages 12-17)

9. Get personal. Personal trainers are available. Ask a staff person for more information. 10. Hang it up. For your safety and in consideration for others, please refrain from cell phone use while in the fitness facilities.

The YMCA of Greater New York is a community service organization which promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people, with a focus on youth.

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Locations Manhattan Branches Chinatown YMCA 273 Bowery New York, NY 10002 212-912-2460

Brooklyn Branches Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA 1121 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11216 718-789-1497

Queens Branches Cross Island YMCA 238-10 Hillside Avenue Bellerose, NY 11426 718-479-0505

Staten Island Branches Broadway Center YMCA 651 Broadway Staten Island, NY 10310 718-981-4933

Grosvenor Neighborhood House YMCA 176 West 105th Street New York, NY 10025 212-749-8500

Dodge YMCA 225 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11201 718-625-3136

Flushing YMCA 138-46 Northern Blvd. Flushing, NY 11354 718-961-6880

Flatbush YMCA 1401 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11201 718-469-8100

Jamaica YMCA 89-25 Parsons Blvd. New York, NY 11423 718-739-6600

Counseling Service Branch South Shore Center/ Administrative 3911 Richmond Avenue Staten Island, NY 10312 718.948.3232

Greenpoint YMCA 99 Meserole Avenue New York, NY 11222 718-389-3700

Long Island City YMCA 32-33 Queens Blvd. Long Island City, NY 11101 718-392-7932

North Brooklyn YMCA 570 Jamaica Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11208 718-277-1600

Ridgewood YMCA 69-02 64th Street Ridgewood, NY 11385 212-912-2180

Harlem YMCA 180 West 135th Street New York, NY 10030 212-912-2100 International YMCA 5 West 63rd Street New York, NY 10023 212-727-8800 McBurney YMCA 125 West 14th Street New York, NY 10011 212-912-2300 Vanderbilt YMCA 224 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017 212-912-2500 West Side YMCA 5 West 63rd Street New York, NY 10023 212-912-2600

Prospect Park YMCA 357 Ninth Street New York, NY 11215 718-768-7100 Park Slope Armory YMCA 361 15th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 212-912-2580

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BRONX Branch Bronx YMCA 2 Castle Hill Avenue Bronx, NY 10473 718-792-9736

South Shore Center YMCA 3939 Richmond Avenue Staten Island, NY 10312 718-227-3200 HUGUENOT, NY New York YMCA Camp Big Pond Road Huguenot, NY 12746 845-858-2200 Association Office 5 West 63rd Street New York, NY 10023 212-630-9600

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Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage PAID Jamaica, NY Permit No. 671 Cross Island Y 238-10 Hillside Ave. Bellerose, NY 11426 P 718-479-0505 E crossisland@ymcanyc.org W ymcanyc.org/crossisland F facebook.com/CrossIslandYMCA

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Cross Island YMCA Winter Spring 2013 Program Guide