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WEST SIDE Y 5 West 63rd Street New York, NY 10023 P 212-912-2600 W ymcanyc.org/westside tinyurl.com/WSYFacebook @WestSideYNYC
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 policy makers, 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 West Side 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 Locker rooms; priority registration for classes and programs; discounts on classes and programs with a fee; and six guest passes each year to share with friends. The option for a Citywide membership allows you to use any of the other YMCAs in the boroughs, each of which offers quality facilities and programs... and a swimming pool.
Child Watch Do you need someone to look after your child (ages 1-7) 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. This is a free service available to members only. Please register at the Member Services Desk in advance.
Fees Membership Types
West Side Y
Youth (up to 11)*
Teen (12 - 17)
Adult (18 - 64)
Family II (2 Adults & kids)****
*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
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.
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You may know the Y for our pools, classes, gyms, basketball courts or summer camps, but in New York City the Y is so much more. We also offer transformative programs in teen leadership, afterschool learning, work readiness, cultural assimilation and international exchange for young New Yorkers. All of it free or at low cost for those who need it most. That’s where you come in. Help us make the city stronger as we reach people of all ages and all backgrounds in every borough. When you volunteer or give, you’re building a stronger New York City.
With your help we can do so much more.
The Y. So Much More
Please give today. ymcanyc.org/give
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West side Y information The West Side YMCA has friendly and courteous staff, committed to providing excellent service while making your stay an enjoyable experience.
Holiday Hours New Year’s Day
Wednesday, January 1
Are you looking for a place to host your next meeting, birthday party or event? The West Side YMCA and Grosvenor House have meeting rooms available at very reasonable rates. We can accommodate a short-term, fullday, or extended event. For more information, please call 212-912-2682.
Monday, May 26
SESSION 3 REGISTRATION DATES Member: Non-Member: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
(All times are subject to change. Group Exercise classes will be modified.) Note: All fee-based classes will be prorated in the event of holidays or other closings.
Hours of Operation
2014 WINTER/SPRING session & Registration Dates
SESSION 1 REGISTRATION DATES
Monday - Friday: Saturday - Sunday:
5:00 AM - 10:45 PM 8:00 AM - 7:45 PM
TEENS (School holidays & summer hours vary; refer to website for a current schedule.)
Monday - Friday: Saturday - Sunday:
2:30 - 6:30 PM 8:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Note: locker-rooms will stay open until 11:00 PM weekdays & 8:00 PM weekends.
December 15, 2013 December 22, 2013
April 13, 2014 April 20, 2014
SESSION DATES: April 28, 2014 - June 22, 2014
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 privilege of early registration (2 weeks before the session starts). Holidays and other schedule changes may apply. Customer Service Desk for Guest Rooms will be open 6:00 - 12:00 AM on during the holidays.
SESSION DATES: January 2, 2014 - February 23, 2014
SESSION 2 REGISTRATION DATES Member: Non-Member:
February 9, 2014 February 16, 2014
SESSION DATES: February 24, 2014 - April 27, 2014
Contact Us Phone: 212-912-2600 | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | Web: ymcanyc.org/westside
FAMILY | Programs & aQUATICS.................................... 6-9 EARLY CHILDHOOD | pROGRAMS & aQUATICS..............10-13 yOUTH | ARTS, SPORTS & aQUATICS............................. 15-20 TEEN | pROGRAMS, sPORTS, EXERCISE CLASSES & aQUATICS ..21-25 BIRTHDAYS........................................................ 26-27 ADULT WELLNESS | CLASSES, SPORTS & OLDER ADULT.... 28-39 ADULT AQUATICS..............................................40-43 ADULT ARTS | THEATER, WRITER’S VOICE & aRTWORKS....44-53 STAFF DIRECTORY...................................................55 Membership Information..................................56 EVENTS CALENDAR.................................................57 West side Y WINTER/SPRING 2014 | 5
Where Families come together Family programs For more information, please contact Abbey Robarge at 212-912-2651 or email@example.com. PLEASE SEE PAGE 5 FOR REGISTRATION AND SESSION DATES, AS WELL AS A LIST OF HOLIDAYS. ** Prices will be prorated if a class falls on a holiday.
MUSIC AND MOVEMENT Formerly known as Busy Bodies, it is a child’s first gym class. It emphasizes on large motor groups. After a short song and stretch time, children burn off energy on the equipment under the supervision of a grown up. The instructor works with each child’s individual strength. Class also features parachute time, singing with props and movement games. Children are welcome to explore the room, participate in circle time and discover themselves. 4th Floor Gym Carole Banninger Tuesday 10:30 - 11:15 AM Wednesday 9:30 - 10:15 AM Wednesday 10:30 - 11:15 AM
12 - 36 mos. 12 - 24 mos. 12 - 36 mos.
SESSION Fees: $180 Member $330 Non-Member
SPANISH CLASSES FOR KIDS Children learn Spanish in this hands-on interactive class using songs, a variety of games, movement, colorful visual aids and practical conversation. Classroom 305 Lilia Celis Tuesday 2:15 - 3:00 PM Tuesday 3:15 - 4:00 PM SESSION Fees: $225 Member $250 Non-Member RECIPE FOR FUN Formerly known as Now You’re Cooking, Recipe for Fun is a delicious class where future chefs will learn the correct way to peel, chop, mash, grind, beat, measure season and more. They will then get to taste the results of their efforts. Finally, they will create a cookbook so they can share their creations with their families at home. YUM! Classroom 101 Samantha Polin Thursday 2:15 - 3:00 PM SESSION Fees: $315 Member $370 Non-Member
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3 and 4’s 3’s, 4’s, and 5’s
3 - 5 yrs.
STORY, SONG AND SHIMMY Formerly known as Tunes for Tots. Join us on our journey through theme-based classes that combine music, movement and art. Children experience a fun-filled, imaginative and interactive class where all the senses are stimulated. They express themselves through creative movement, singing, dancing and exploring a variety of instruments. The instructor engages the children using puppets, scarves, props, and sing-a-long stories. Group games with brightly colored balls of all sizes and even a parachute and bubbles are part of the excitement! Each session culminates with a variety of thematic hands-on art activities including crayons, paints and clay. The primary mission of the class is to present new experiences in an age-appropriate and playful social setting integrating the visual, tactile and auditory senses while improving coordination, motor skills and language development. 504 Thursday Thursday
Pearl Port 9:30 - 10:15 AM 10:15 - 11:00 AM
1’s and 2’s 6 - 8 mos.
SESSION Fees: $135 Member $240 Non-Member LET’S GET READY! A pre-nursery school class with hands-on activities and gradual separation from parents or caregiver. This is a fundamental program designed to prepare your child in a nurturing, safe environment for an easier transition to preschool. Activities include art, story time, singing, literacy development, free play, and snack. Caregiver participation is required in the fall. Room 503 Selena Felix 2ND SESSION is a 21-week session. Class Begins Tuesday, January 7 - Thursday, June 5 *No classes the weeks of 2/17 or 3/24 Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 - 11:15 AM 18 – 36 mos. Fee: $1,260
IMAGINATION THEATER Drama-based activities and skill-building will help advance your child’s ability to imagine new worlds, become incredible characters, and share fantastic stories. 5th Floor Wednesday Friday
Nicholas Palladino 12:15 – 1:00 | 2:15 – 3:00 PM 3’s, 4’s, and 5’s 2:15 - 3:00 PM 3’s, 4’s, and 5’s
SESSION Fees: $225 Member $250 Non-Member READY, SET, READ A reading readiness class, children are exposed to sight words, alphabet sounds and sounding out words. These skills are intended to help your children begin to read. Class meets twice a week to focuses on the skills that are needed for children to enter Kindergarten and be able to meet or exceed the standards that are expected of them. Room 101 Laurie Gellis and Samantha Polin Monday & Wednesday 2:15 - 3:00 PM 4’s and 5’s SESSION Fees: $480 Member $600 Non-Member LITTLE ARTIST Give your child’s world a splash of colorful creations with this class! Sunshine Art encourages creative expression and socialization activities include painting, drawing, collage, working various utensils and materials to challenge sensory experiences. We stress the artistic process/experience rather than the finished product. Art Studio 2nd Fl. Tuesday
Nora Nicolini 2:15 - 3:00 PM
3 - 5 yrs.
SESSION Fees: $300 Member $375 Non-Member
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SCIENTIFIC SATURDAYS Scientific Saturdays are back! These workshops are designed for adults and children exploring the world together as scientists. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Topics include: WINTER: January 11 WATER: February 8 EARTH: March 15 AIR: March 29 BUTTERFLIES & FLOWERS: May 3 BRING ON THE BIRDS: June 7 Room 101 9:30 - 11:00 AM 3 - 8 yrs. Fee: $20 per child (fees are for children only) FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS Does your family have a family night tradition, a special evening that you set aside to spend time together? Start by spending the first Friday of the month at the YMCA for Family Fun Friday. Each month there will be a new theme with games, activities, movies and snacks. Start the tradition now! Children must be accompanied by an adult. 5th Floor 504 & Playspace 6:00 - 8:00 PM January 10 February 7 March 7 April 4 May 2 FREE (For Members Only)
EGG-STAVAGANZA In celebration of Spring-time and the Easter Holiday the West Side YMCA will host an Egg-Stravaganza that includes Arts and Crafts, Egg Dyeing an Egg Hunt and so much more! Saturday, April 4 2;00 - 3:30 PM Fees: $15 Members
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT Your children can be left in our care for a night of fun, games and pizza. We will keep them entertained while you have a night out or an opportunity to get some of your holiday shopping done. 6:00 - 9:00 PM February 14 3 - 8 yrs. Fee: $30 per child (For Members Only) MOVIE NIGHTS Join us on specific Fridays for our Family Movie Night! We will show a family friendly movie in the Parkside Lounge, and provide some light refreshments. Please feel free to bring a picnic dinner to share. For more information and specific dates please contact Grace Rochford at firstname.lastname@example.org. 5:30 - 7:00 PM 4 - 12 yrs. FREE (For Members Only)
Family aquatics The YMCA is the pioneer in swimming lessons and water safety. We offer a variety of progressive aquatics programs for all ages and fitness levels. YMCA Swim instruction is delivered in a student-centered, caring atmosphere with well-trained instructors who give personalized attention. Lessons are designed to be developmentally appropriate and to quickly and effectively teach skills and encourage students to develop a lifelong interest in aquatics. All fee-based programs are subject to change or cancellation based on enrollment. Makeup sessions are available only when approved by Aquatics Director. Medical documentation will be required. For more information, please contact Eric Klimowich, Aquatics Director at 212-912-2675 or at email@example.com.
SESSION SESSION 1 SESSION 2 SESSION 3
DATES January 2 – February 23 February 24 – April 27 April 28 – June 22
MEMBER $150 $150 $150
*Prices will be prorated if class falls on a holiday. Please check Page 5 for list of holidays.
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NON-MEMBER $200 $200 $200
The primary objective is to get both the parent and child comfortable in the water. The child will become aware of the differences between moving through water and on dry land, while the parent will become aware of how to teach his or her child to be safer in and around the water. Classes are designed to allow the child to have fun in the water while the parent guides him or her to learn aquatic skills. The child will be exposed to games that use basic movements in the water such as kicking, arm strokes, and breath control. Activities are based on the developmental abilities of the child. The ParentChild program has four levels, all determined by age. Classes meet once per week. Parent or guardian must be able to participate with child in the water.
PIKE W/PARENT | 2.5 - 5 yrs.
SHRIMP | 6 - 12 mos.
Beginner I This class is for the child old enough or just shy of the age for our Pike class, and still enjoys/needs the comfort of their parent in the water with them. Interaction includes parent/ child and instructor/child to help transition children to be ready to be comfortable with their instructors. This class covers the same skills and topics as our Pike class, which helps children develop safe pool behavior, adjust to the water, and develop independent movement in the water. It also teaches basic paddle stroke and kicking skills, pool safety, proper use of Instructional Flotation Devices and Personal Flotation Devices, and comfort with holding the face in the water while blowing bubbles and swimming.
Babies start to become comfortable in the water and curious about blowing bubbles. Songs incorporate gestures that encourage them to scoop.
NEW! GYM & SWIM A great way to introduce your infant/toddler to the gym & pool. This class will get your child comfortable in the water, learn basic gymnastic skills, and make new friends in a warm, welcoming environment. The gym and swim combo class combines songs, movement, and water exploration to develop gross motor, cognitive, and social skills in infants and young toddlers. After 45 minutes of structured games and activities in the gym the class will transition to the pool for a 30 minute parent/child swim lesson including songs, skills and games.
Monday Saturday Sunday
12:00 – 12:30 PM 9:30 – 10:00 AM 11:00 – 11:30 AM
KIPPER | 12 - 28 mos. This class is a sheer treat for little ones. Tots start to blow bubbles scoop the water, and kick. They are encouraged to float on their backs and do push offs. Monday 10:30 – 11:00 AM Tuesday 10:30 – 11:00 AM Wednesday 12:00 – 12:30 PM Saturday 10:00 – 10:30 AM Sunday 9:30 – 10:00 AM
Tuesday Saturday Sunday
5:00 - 5:30 PM 9:00 - 9:30 AM 12:15 - 12:45 PM
Parent participation is required for this session. Swim caps and children swim diapers are required.
INIA | 20 - 36 mos.
20 - 36 months 10:15 - 10:45 AM 11:00 - 11:30 AM
This class helps children develop stronger kicks, increase arm motion and coordinate arm and leg action. Children are encouraged to practice blowing bubbles and learn face dips.
12 - 28 month 9:45 - 10:15 AM GYM 10:30 - 11:00 AM
20 - 36 months 10:45 - 11:15 AM 11:30 - 12:00 PM
Members $250 Non-Members $295
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Saturday Sunday
11:00 – 11:30 AM 10:00 – 10:30 AM 9:30 – 10:00 AM 10:30 – 11:00 AM 10:00 – 10:30 AM
PERCH | 30 mos. - 4 yrs. In this class children are taught additional swimming techniques. The emphasis is on correct body position and progressive independent swimming.
Monday Saturday Sunday
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM 11:00 – 11:30 AM 10:30 – 11:00 AM
Please Note: • All participants must wear a swim cap. • All children must wear a swim diaper if not fully toilet trained. • Please do not feed children 30 minutes prior to entering class. • Make-ups are only given to those with medical or family emergencies (documentation required). • Only one make-up class per session if slot is available. They must be approved and scheduled with Aquatics Director in advance.
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EARLY CHILDHOOD Programs | 6 mos. - 6 yrs. CO-OP NURSERY SCHOOL | 2.4 – 6 yrs. The West Side YMCA Co-op Nursery School was founded in 1964 by a group of parents in the Lincoln Center area who wanted greater involvement in their children’s first school experience. Starting from a single classroom with 30 children, one teacher, and a daily parent assistant, the school today comprises 10 classes serving 130 children between the ages of 2 to 5 yrs. PARENT INVOLVEMENT The Co-op Nursery values the presence and involvement of parents. Parents have the child’s extraordinary opportunity to share their child’s school experience, to form strong relationships with the teachers and witness the energy and excitement of and Early Childhood classroom. By participating in the classroom on a regular basis, parents are able to see curriculum develop, to see the children interact and to gain a true understanding of the work of a teacher and the value of their child’s school experience. In the 3’s and 4’s classrooms “Helping Parent” begins in October, with each family participating on a rotating basis. “Helping Parent” in the 2’s program begins in January. Each family can expect to be a “Helping Parent” every 3 to 4 weeks. In addition to the “Helping Parent” responsibility, every Co-op family serves on one of several school committees, which sponsor school events and strengthen the school community. PHILOSOPHY AND CURRICULUM We believe strongly that young children learn through their play and hands on experiences. The Co-op Nursery School offers a rich, supportive learning and socialization environment for young children. Social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth is fostered through a balanced, developmentally based program For our youngest children, this means a special emphasis on the process of separation, adjustment to the school routine, and discovering the joys of new friends, teachers, activities and language. The 3 year-olds continue on this same journey, strengthening and refining social and physical skills, enjoying their role as a member of a group and the pure joy of discovering learning. The 4 year-olds relish their place in being the “big kids” at the Co-op. They love their independence, being the role model, and learning. 10 | west side Y WINTER/SPRING 2014
At the Co-op Nursery, we value each child’s unique personality and temperament. Children need time to explore, experiment and play in their own way. Our daily program includes free-choice activities, outdoor play, group time, story time and music time. In addition to plenty of open-ended play, there are several special projects or activities daily including cooking, science, art and field trips. Social development is at the core of our program. We want our children to feel that they are liked, respected and to be confident learners in their classrooms. As a part of the West Side YMCA, the school places great emphasis on physical development and community awareness. Unique to our program are weekly swim, music and science classes. FACILITY Housed in the West Side YMCA - an architectural treasure! The Co-op Nursery School has six spacious, well-equipped classrooms. Children and parents enjoy recreational and educational opportunities throughout the YMCA, including use of one of the two pools, which are kept at a temperature comfortable for children; and gym, music and science classes. The children play outdoors on the rooftop playground or in Central Park. In September 2001, the West Side YMCA new McBurney Annex was completed and by September 2001 the Co-op Nursery moved into six state of the art classrooms. The new facility is equipped with: • Classrooms with pediatric toilets • Resource/library room • Art Room • Indoor and outdoor play space
STAFF Each class has a one head teacher, an assistant teacher and a “Helping Parent”. Many of the faculty members hold advanced degrees in Early Childhood Education or in a related field. The Co-op Nursery School also has specialists in music, science, art, gym and swimming. PROGRAM The Co-op Nursery School operates from mid-September to mid-June and follows the school calendar recommended by the Parent’s League of New York. Two-year-old children attend school either two or three mornings a week or three afternoons. Three year-olds attend either five mornings or three afternoons a week and four year-olds attend five full days a week. ADMISSIONS Parents interested in the school should call in the Fall prior to the September entry to make an appointment for a tour. The school requires that each child participate in a playgroup experience with a member of our staff. After the school has received a completed application and fee, a date for the playgroup will be arranged with you by the school. Financial assistance is available. Contact the school’s office for an application. All applications are due by December 1st. The school welcomes students of any race, color, gender, religion and national or ethnic origin. It does not discriminate in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial assistance program or other school-administered programs. Application Fee: $75 Application are due by December 6, 2013. 2014 - 2015 School Year: September - June Age 2 yrs. 2 yrs. 3 yrs. 3 yrs. 3-4 yrs. 4 yrs.
Days of the Week 2 Days 3 Days 3 Days 5 Days 5 Days 4 Days
AM/PM AM AM/PM PM AM AM Full
Price $9,500 $11,800 $11,800 $17,000 $17,000 $19,000
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TENDER CARE | 6 MO. – 5 YRS.
Tender Care, is our child care center for children six months through 5 years of age, opened in 1986 at the West Side YMCA. Designed to provide flexible child care for working parents, Tender Care is open Monday - Friday from 8 AM to 6 PM. Approximately 60 percent of the children attend the center on a full-time basis, leaving openings in each classroom for families that need part-time care. The children in the Tender Care program are divided into three age groups – Tender Care I with children ages 6 months - 2 years, Tender Care II with children 2 - 3.5, and Tender Care III with children 3.5 - 5 years. These groups provide children with a classroom experience that best meets their developmental needs. PHILOSOPHY AND CURRICULUM Tender Care is committed to providing a safe, supportive living and learning environment for young children. It offers a nurturing, yet challenging program for children who are enrolled on a full-time basis, as well as an early group experience for children who attend part-time. Teachers create a warm and loving atmosphere while offering a developmentally-based, engaging curriculum, where children can play, discover and learn. Tender Care values each child’s unique personality and temperament. The development of independence, trust and initiative is fostered through a balanced program of free play and structure, quiet and active play, and group and individual time. Learning centers in each room include science, dramatic play, block building, library, art, music and manipulative materials. The children in Tender Care go outdoors each day and take advantage of the many play spaces in Central Park. In addition, there are special classes in swimming, science, gym, music and art. Social development is at the core of our program. We want our children to feel that they are liked, respected and an integral part of the life in the classroom. Tender Care functions as a close-knit community of teachers, children and families. Each child develops a strong sense of community and belonging. Tender Care at the West Side YMCA is an experience unmatched by any other child care center in the area. FACILITY Tender Care has 5 spacious, well-equipped classrooms. In September 2001, once the West Side YMCA’s new McBurney Annex was completed, Tender Care acquired five state-of-the-art classrooms with: • Pediatric toilets • Resource/library room • Art Room • Indoor and outdoor play space 12 | west side Y WINTER/SPRING 2014
STAFF Each class has a one head teacher and two assistant teachers. Many of the faculty members hold advanced degrees in Early Childhood Education or in a related field. The Tender Care Program also has specialists in music, science, gym, art and swimming. ADMISSIONS Parents may call or stop by the YMCA for an application the week of September 23rd. Applications are due back to the YMCA by January 20th. Once the completed application has been returned to the YMCA, a staff person will contact you to arrange a small group tour of the facilities. After the tour, your child’s name will be placed on a waiting list and every effort will be made to enroll your child as soon as a space becomes available. Financial assistance is available. Contact the school for an application. Application Fee: $75 Tender Care I | 6 mos. – 2 yrs. # of Days 8 AM - 6 PM 2 Days $1,200 3 Days $1,800 5 Days $2,100
9 AM - 3 PM $985 $1,450 $1,825
Tender Care II & III | 2 - 3.6 yrs. & 3.6 – 4 yrs. # of Days 2 Days 3 Days 5 Days
8 AM - 6 PM $900 $1,400 $2,000
9 AM - 3 PM $800 $1,100 $1,675
PRIVATE LESSONS aGES 3+ SEE PAGE 25
Early CHILDHOOD AQUATICS
the prices below also apply to youth and teen aquatics classes
This is a child’s first experience in the pool without parental assistance. The children are taught the basic skills that are the building blocks of swimming. They also learn about pool safety, boating safety, and the use of personal flotation devices. Children are assigned to classes according to their ability. All classes meet once per week. Makeup sessions are available only when approved by Aquatics Director. Medical documentation will be required. For more information, please contact Eric Klimowich, Aquatics Director at 212-912-2675 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE SEE PAGE 5 FOR A LIST OF HOLIDAYS AND REGISTRATION DATES.
SESSION SESSION 1 SESSION 2 SESSION 3
January 2 – February 23 February 24 – April 27 April 28 – June 22
$190 $190 $190
$254 $254 $254
*Prices will be prorated if class falls on a holiday. PIKE | 3 - 5 yrs. Beginner I This level helps children develop safe pool behavior, adjust to the water, and develop independent movement in the water. It is designed for new swimmers, teaching basic paddle stroke and kicking skills, pool safety, proper use of Instructional Flotation Devices and Personal Flotation Devices, and comfort with holding the face in the water while blowing bubbles and swimming. Monday Tuesday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Saturday Sunday Sunday
3:30 - 4:00 PM 9:30 - 10:00 AM 4:30 - 5:00 PM 5:00 - 5:30 PM 4:30 - 5:00 PM 3:30 - 4:00 PM 9:30 - 10:00 AM 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 9:00 - 9:30 AM 12:45 - 1:15 PM
PIKE W/PARENT | 2.5 - 5 yrs. Beginner I This class is for the child old enough for our Pike class, but still enjoys the comfort of their parent in the water with them. Interaction includes parent/child and instructor/child to help transition children to be ready to be comfortable with their instructors. This class covers the same skills and topics as our Pike class. Tuesday 5:00 - 5:30 PM Saturday 9:00 - 9:30 AM Sunday 12:15 - 12:45 PM EEL | 3 - 5 yrs. Beginner II This advanced beginner level reinforces Pike skills. It is for children who are comfortable in the water. They are taught to kick, dive, float, and perform the progressive paddle stroke. They also learn basic boating safety and use of PFDs. Children can swim across the pool without assistance by the end of this level. Monday Tuesday Tuesday
3:30 - 4:00 PM 10:00 - 10:30 AM 5:30 - 6:00 PM
Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Sunday
4:30 - 5:00 PM 5:30 - 6:00 PM 3:30 - 4:00 PM 9:00 - 9:30 AM 9:00 - 9:30 AM 12:15 - 12:45 PM
RAY | 3 - 5 yrs. Advanced Beginner I At this level children review previous skills, improve stroke skills, learn more personal, safety, and rescue skills, build endurance by swimming on their front and back, and learn to tread water and perform more progressive diving skills. Children can swim across the pool on their front and back without assistance by the end of this level. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
4:00 - 4:30 PM 9:30 - 10:00 AM 5:30 - 6:00 PM 5:00 - 5:30 PM 4:00 - 4:30 PM 9:00 - 9:30 AM 9:30 - 10:00 AM
STARFISH | 3 - 5 yrs. Advanced Beginner II Children at this level review previously learned skills and refine their strokes as well as their personal safety, rescue, and floating skills. They also learn underwater swimming skills. Children can swim a length of the pool on their front and back at the end of this level. Monday Wednesday Friday Sunday
4:00 - 4:30 PM 5:30 - 6:00 PM 4:00 - 4:30 PM 12:45 - 1:15 PM
Please Note: • • • • •
All participants must wear a swim cap. All children must wear a swim diaper if not fully toilet trained. Please do not feed children 30 minutes prior to entering class. Make-ups are only given to those with medical or family emergencies (documentation required). Only one make-up class per session if slot is available. They must be approved and scheduled with Aquatics Director in advance.
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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 OUR 10% EARLY BIRD AND SIBLING DISCOUNTS ON DAY CAMP!
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EXPRESS YOURSELF YOUTH VISUAL ARTS
For more information, please contact Kate Missett, Visual Arts Coordinator at 212-912-2638 or at email@example.com. PLEASE SEE PAGE 5 FOR REGISTRATION AND SESSION DATES, AS WELL AS A LIST OF HOLIDAYS. CLAYWORKS | 6 - 9 yrs. In this class children will have fun exploring the entire process of art making with clay, from a block of clay to a finished piece. Participants are given the creative space and individual coaching to create objects such as fantasy sculptures, animals, boxes, bowls or other functional objects. Supplies included. Maximum enrollment is 10 students per class. Mary Marino Thursday 4:00 - 5:15 PM SESSION Fees: $150 Member $170 Non-Member
MARJORIE S. DEANE LITTLE THEATER FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES THE MARJORIE S. DEANE LITTLE THEATER AT THE WEST SIDE Y The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater (MSDLT) is the jewel of the West Side YMCA. Our performances, which range from plays to concerts to readings and more, give the you the opportunity enjoy the enriching experience of the arts right in your own neighborhood. For more information about the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, please see page 44. RENTAL INQUIRES AND TICKET INFORMATION: Danabelle Denis, Coordinator, MSDLT, 212-912-2635 or ddenis@ymcanyc. org. The box office is open 2 hours prior to show times. MSDLT Box Office: 212-643-4075. Special discounted tickets available for any show for all YMCA members. All tickets available online at www.theatermania.com or by phone at 866-811-4111.
UPCOMING SHOWS AT THE MARJORIE S. DEANE LITTLE THEATER Laugh, Sing, and Dance! Free, 2 Day Multi-Arts Sampler Festival for YMCA Families Saturday, January 11 – Sunday, January 12, Various Times
Kids Company Production: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, JR. April 2 – 6 (Thursday through Saturday @ 7:00 PM, Saturday & Sunday matinees @ 2:00 PM) | Tickets: $16-$28
Expose your family to the creativity of the performing arts with this unique sampler festival full of theater, dance, and music all . Age-appropriate, fun, and featuring artists from all over the US and Canada including a Sunday morning concert for families featuring award-winning bands like Gustafer Yellowgold, Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players, and Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights. For free tickets contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. A special adaptation of the classic Broadway musical, which tackles the universal theme of tradition in ways that reach across barriers of race, class, nationality, and religion, leaving audiences in tears – both of joy and sadness. West side Y winter/spring 2014 | 15
UPCOMING SHOWS AT THE MARJORIE S. DEANE LITTLE THEATER CONT. 3rd ANNUAL NEW YORK CHILDREN’S THEATER FESTIVAL April – May 2014 For more information go to newyorkchildrenstheaterfestival.org
youth theater programs at the West Side YMCA through our Strong Kids Campaign. Tickets: $75 VIP (w/reception), $50 regular tickets, & $20 student ticket (with ID)
3rd ANNUAL LITTLE THEATER, BIG DREAMS BENEFIT CABARET Monday, June 16 @ 7:00 PM
KIDS COMPANY SHOWCASE CABARET Saturday, May 31 @ 7:00 PM Tickets: $15
A fantastic evening of show tunes performed by our Kids Company kids with the help of some benevolent Broadway stars (TBA)! All proceeds go toward supporting on-going
A delightfully entertaining selection of Broadway musical numbers performed by our Kids Company Showcase programs.
YOUTH THEATER ARTS KIDS COMPANY MUSICAL THEATER PROGRAM One of New York City’s newest youth performing arts company, Kids Company provides young people of all backgrounds and experience levels the opportunity to work with industry musical theater professionals to develop skills in singing, acting, and choreography. Kids Company is made up of children and teens ages 6 through 14 who will learn and grow together as an ensemble to create fully realized musical productions performed in the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater. Our production and showcase programs provide in-depth musical theater experiences to help your child develop their technique in acting, voice, and movement/dance. At the end of the program, you’ll get to watch them sing and dance live in front of a public audience. “My child’s confidence has improved tremendously during her time with Kids Company. She loves being with the company members and staff each week. This is an outlet for her away from school to express herself and be with adults and kids who allow her to be herself. Thank you!” - Kids Company Parent “It gives my child a place to really showcase her talent and to do something that she really enjoys and makes her happy and it makes me proud as well as delights me just to witness it.” - Kids Company Parent
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Kids Company auditions are open to all NYC children within the age requirements for each program Prior experience in musical theater is not a requirement All interested participants must attend one of the audition dates to be Considered for the program. Attending an audition does not guarantee a place in Kids Company All accepted members will be invited to register for the program to participate in the program prior to its start Financial assistance is available for families who qualify
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KIDS COMPANY SPRING SHOWCASE | 6 - 14 yrs. Fees:
Tuesday Showcase 4:30 - 7:00 PM (Starts January 7, Ends June 16) $680 Member $785 Non-Member (Additional $25 T-Shirt Fee)
Wednesday Showcase 4:30 - 7:00 PM (Starts January 8, Ends June 16) $680 Member $785 Non-Member (Additional $25 T-Shirt Fee)
Thursday 4:30 – 7:30 PM (Starts April 17, Ends June 16) $370 Member $450 Non-Member (Additional $25 T-Shirt Fee)
Registration requirement(s): Ages 6 to 12 yrs., must audition prior to registration. All levels welcome. Maximum enrollment is 20 performers per showcase. Registration due at the first Parent’s Meeting that occurs the evening of the first rehearsal at 6 PM. All levels welcome. Contact email@example.com for audition dates. A great opportunity for young performers of all levels who want to share their passion for musical theater out in the community. Participants will work as an ensemble to develop their singing and dancing skills and learn a one-of-a-kind showcase of holiday musical numbers that will be offered to the Upper West Side community and beyond!
KIDS COMPANY SPRING PRODUCTION | 8 – 14 yrs. Performance Dates*: April 2 - 6, 2014
Instructors: Heidi Stallings, John T. Prestianni, and Alana Marie Urda Fees:
Thursday 4:30 - 7:30 PM Sunday 12:45 - 3:45 PM $1075 Member $1275 Non-Member (Additional $50 Costume Fee)
Registration requirement(s): Ages 8 to 14 yrs., must audition prior to registration. Registration due at the first Parent’s Meeting on January 9. Please note that after the first rehearsal, the policy is that all Kids Company participants are responsible for full financial commitment of the program—even if they leave the company. No refunds will be provided after the first rehearsal. All levels welcome. Maximum enrollment is 35 performers.
Important Kids Company Production Program Dates* Meeting Mandatory Parent Orientation First Rehearsal Rehearsals Rehearsals/Tech Days Performance
Date/Days Thursday, January 9 Thursday, January 9 Sundays Thursdays March 27 – April 1 April 2 - 4 April 5 April 6 Sunday, April 6
Time 6:30 PM 4:30 PM 12:45 - 3:45 PM 4:30 - 7:30 PM Availability required daily starting at 4:30 PM. No absences unless in emergency situation. 7:00 PM 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:30 - 7:30 PM
*All dates/times subject to change Please contact Danabelle Denis for audition and program information: 212-912-2635 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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GROWING STRONG STRONG KIDS/YOUTH SPORTS
PLEASE SEE PAGE 5 FOR REGISTRATION AND SESSION DATES, AS WELL AS A LIST OF HOLIDAYS.
STRONG KIDS PROGRAMMING
YOUTH SPORTS/WELLNESS PROGRAMS
ALL STRONG KIDS PROGRAMMING IS FREE TO STRONG KIDS CARD HOLDERS.
NEW! YOUTH RACQUETBALL CLINICS Racquetball in a group setting allows your child to learn the skills of being a team player. Each clinic will consist of 4-6 children participating in skill building and game playing, along with the personal instruction from a Racquetball professional. Racquetball Courts Stephen Arizmendi 4:30 - 5:30 PM 13 - 17 yrs. Wednesday January 15 February 26 April 23 May 21 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 15 -17 yrs. Saturday February 8 March 8 May 10 June 14
March 19 June 18 April 12
SQUASH & RACQUETBALL PRIVATE LESSONS Taught by Racquetball Pro Stephen Arizmendi. Stephen has been teaching and playing competitive Racquetball for over 25 years. Not just a game, Racquetball became his lifestyle, paving the way for a Bachelor’s Degree, a NYS teaching certificate in Physical Education and a Master’s in Sports Management from Brooklyn College. His credentials include Certification by the Professional Association of Racquetball Instructors in the early 80’s, training at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado, 20 years as the club Pro at the 92nd St. Y, 3 second place national finishes, 2007 & 2009 Northeast Regional Champion 40+ division, and 20 years of competitive experience as an Open Division Player. Please contact the Healthy Lifestyles Department for program information at 212-912-2670. By appointment.
JR. KNICKS BASKETBALL The YMCA of Greater New York. Jr. Knicks Program is a competitive basketball league with a strong instructional base for New York City boys and girls ages 9-17. The program emphasizes the importance of having fun playing basketball, while also developing athletic and social skills, improving educational performance and learning about healthy lifestyles. Overall, the program aims to build feelings of competence and confidence in youth to enhance their self- esteem. Saturdays are designated to skill building and practice while Sundays are designated to game playing. Please contact the Healthy Lifestyles Department for program information at 212-912-2670. Program will run January 16 through April 7.
Racquetball Courts (6th Floor) Stephen Arizmendi Member Non-Member Single $ 50 $ 60 5pk $ 225 n/a 10pk $ 420 n/a
Gymnasium Coach Danny & Coach Dave Saturday & Sunday 9:00 - 11:00 AM 9 - 11 yrs. 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM 12 - 14 yrs. Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 PM 15 - 17 yrs. Fees: $35 for Member & Non-Member
Room TBD Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 6 -12 yrs. Thursday 4:00 - 5:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs. 5:00 - 6:00 PM 6 -12 yrs. Fees: 1 class/week $225 Member $295 Non-Member
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NEW! KIDS PILATES The goal is to make the child stronger, more flexible, improve their joint stability and coordination, and reinforce good posture by increasing breath capacity. Pilates are taught in a way kids understand through games which are captivating and can be done as a group. Control techniques are used, like pattern clapping/repeat games/ songs to re-focus the group.
KARATE This program focuses on the development of discipline, fitness, coordination, teamwork, self-control, balance and focus. It is a great program for your child to develop the fundamentals of martial arts! SESSIONS 1, 2 & 3 Group Ex. Studio Melvin Monday & Wednesday 3:00 - 4:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs. 4:00 - 5:00 PM 6 - 12 yrs. Multi-Purpose Studio NEW! Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 6 - 12 yrs. Fees: 1 class/week $142 Member $195 Non-Member 2 classes/week $155 Member $205 Non-Member STRATEGIC TAG: SENIOR YOUTH SEIDO KARATE This program is for Senior Youth Seido Karate students (Green belts and above). The program will focus on techniqueâ€™s in targeted areaâ€™s for points. Students will be provided a safe and controlled environment in which they are able to work on their speed, focus, stamina, self-esteem and confidence. Pre-Requisite: Approval from Instructor/Director. SESSIONS 1, 2 & 3 Group Ex/Kickboxing Studio Melvin Monday 5:00 - 6:00 PM Wednesday 5:00 - 6:00 PM Fees: $142 Member $195 Non-Member QUICKSTART TENNIS The USTA QuickStart Tennis game format uses smaller courts, lower-bouncing balls and smaller racquets helps to make tennis fun and increases the likelihood that kids will come back to play again and again. SESSIONS 1, 2 & 3 Gymnasium Kathy Monday 3:30 - 4:15 PM 3 - 5 yrs. Thursday 4:15 - 5:15 PM 6 - 9 yrs. Fees: $142 Member $195 Non-Member
SOCCER Get the ball rolling! Kids will develop skills, self-confidence, and teamwork in a non-competitive environment. Offering positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child will improve his or her skills through engaging warm-up, activities, and games. SESSIONS 1, 2 & 3 Gymnasium Rob Wednesday 4:00 - 4:45 PM 3 - 5 yrs. 5:00 - 6:00 PM 6 - 12 yrs. Fees: $142 Member $195 Non-Member BASKETBALL Get the ball rolling! Kids will develop skills, self-confidence, and teamwork in a non-competitive environment. Offering positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child will improve his or her skills through engaging warm-up, activities, and games. SESSIONS 1, 2 & 3 Gymnasium Rob Monday 3:30 - 4:15 PM 3 - 5 yrs. 4:15 - 5:15 PM 6 - 8 yrs. 5:15 - 6:15 PM 9 - 14 yrs. Fees: $142 Member $195 Non-Member GYMNASTICS This program introduces tumbling, rhythmic movement and education to preschoolers and gymnastic skills and combinations to youth. SESSIONS 1, 2 & 3 Gymnasium Kathy Tuesday & Thursday 3:15 - 4:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs. 4:00 - 5:00 PM 6 - 8 yrs. 5:00 - 6:00 PM 9 - 12 yrs. Fees: 1 class/week $142 Member $195 Non-Member 2 classes/week $155 Member $205 Non-Member
TENNIS II (INTERMEDIATED LEVEL) At this point, students work to perform and develop more coordinate and consistent skills like hitting the ball over the net, use of forehand and backhand strokes. SESSIONS 1, 2 & 3 Gymnasium Wednesday Fees:
Kathy 4:00 - 5:00 PM 6 - 9 yrs. $142 Member $195 Non-Member
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PRIVATE LESSONS aGES 3+ SEE PAGE 25
FOR PRICING AND SESSION DATES PLEASE REFER TO PAGE 13; FOR REGISTRATION DATES SEE PAGE 5. Lessons are developmentally appropriate and designed to quickly and effectively teach skills. Finally, safety is a high priority. All fee-based programs are subject to change or cancellation based on enrollment. For more information, please Eric Klimowich, Aquatics Director at 212-912-2675 or at email@example.com.
POLLIWOG | 6 - 11 yrs. Introductory Level This is the beginning level for school-age children. It gets children acquainted with the pool, the use of flotation devices, and floating. By the end of this level, they should know the front paddle stroke, side and back paddle, and some synchronized swimming and wetball (lead-up game to water polo) movements. Children can swim across the pool without assistance by the end of this level.
FISH | 6 - 11 yrs. Intermediate Skill Level At this point, students work to perform the crawl stroke, elementary backstroke, back crawl stroke, and sidestroke, with turns. They are introduced to the butterfly stroke. They continue learning additional synchronized swimming movements, wetball skills, and diving skills; they continue learning personal safety, boating, and rescue skills; and they are introduced to the use of a mask and fins.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Monday Friday Sunday
4:30 - 5:15 PM 4:30 - 5:15 PM 4:00 - 4:45 PM 4:30 - 5:15 PM 4:30 - 5:15 PM 10:45 - 11:30 AM 11:30 - 12:15 PM
GUPPY | 6 - 11 yrs. Beginning Skill Level The children continue to practice and build upon basic skills, now performing more skills without the aid of a flotation device. They are introduced to lead-up strokes to the front and back crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke. More synchronized swimming and wetball skills are taught, as well as some diving skills. Children can swim a length of the pool without assistance at the end of this level. Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
4:30 - 5:15 PM 4:45 - 5:30 PM 5:15 - 6:00 PM 4:30 - 5:15 PM 10:00 - 10:45 PM 10:45 - 11:30 AM
MINNOW | 6 - 11 yrs. Intermediate Skill Level This is the initial intermediate level. The children further refine the lead-up strokes they have learned as their skills become more like those normally used in swimming. They learn still more synchronized swimming, wetball, diving, personal safety, and boating and rescue skills. Tuesday Friday Saturday Sunday
5:15 - 6:00 PM 5:15 - 6:00 PM 12:00 - 12:45 PM 10:00 - 10:45 AM
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5:15 - 6:00 PM 5:15 - 6:00 PM 11:30 - 12:15 PM
FLYING FISH | 6 - 11 yrs. Advanced Swimmer Level At this advanced level, students work on refining their strokes and increasing their endurance. They develop the ability to perform more complex combinations of synchronized swimming movements and develop better wetball playing skills. They also are introduced to the use of a snorkel, and they learn more about boating safety, personal safety, and rescue procedures. Monday Friday Saturday
5:15 - 6:00 PM 5:30 - 6:15 PM 11:30 - 12:15 PM
SHARK | 6 - 11 yrs. Advanced Swimmer Level The students at this level continue to improve their strokes, with starts and turns, and they are introduced to inverted breaststroke, the trudgen crawl, and the overarm sidestroke. Opportunities are provided for further work on synchronized swimming, wetball, and skin diving. Saturday
12:15 - 1:00 PM
Please Note: 1. All participants must wear a swim cap. 2. All children must wear a swim diaper if not fully toilet trained. 3. Please do not feed children 30 minutes prior to entering class. 4. Make-ups are only given to those with medical or family emergencies (documentation required). 5. Only one make-up class per session if slot is available. They must be approved and scheduled with Aquatics Director in advance.
The West Side YMCA provides young people with a safe space to socialize, seek support and participate in activities that build self-esteem, prepare them for higher education and success as an adult. Through the various programs and workshops our goal is to empower, inspire and teach young people to be leaders. Based on the YMCA theory of building the complete and balanced individual, the West Side YMCA offers programs that build the spirit, mind and the body of all young people. As part of the Youth & Family Department, the Teen Center works intentionally to build the developmental assets of young people as they transition into adulthood. During the school year, the West Side YMCA is open to teens on Monday - Friday: 2:30 - 6:30 PM, and Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 AM - 7:45 PM. As members of our FREE Strong Kids Program, teens are eligible to use our fitness center, participate in activities such as basketball, dance, health & wellness and swimming, as well as enroll in classes designed specifically for their age group. Not a Strong Kids member? Come talk to us, it’s easy! Please contact Johann Dubouzet, Teen Director at 212-912-2665 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
INTERNATIONAL SERVICES GROWING OUR FUTURE GLOBAL LEADERS The YMCA offers life-changing cultural exchange programs for young people globally. Working within the YMCA network – with our local, national and international partners – we bring people together through our various programs: Y Global Teens, Y Global Leaders, Y-to-Y Partnerships, UN Relations, and volunteer programs. Since 1911, our programs have been working to build global citizens by enhancing mutual understanding, fostering the exchange of ideas, and bringing people together for peace.
For more information contact
Dio Gica at 212-875-4336 or email@example.com
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WEST SIDE Y TEEN LOUNGE | 13 - 18 yrs. Want to meet new friends? The Y provides a supervised safe haven where teens engage with their fellow peers and build social and recreational skills. Our lounge houses a pool table, Ping-Pong table, foosball table, TV’s, computers, an extensive library, Wifi and numerous activities in a drop-in, informal setting. Adult Advisors are available for homework help, friendly advice, and guidance. Tuesday-Friday 3:00 – 4:00 PM 5:30 – 6:30 PM Saturday 4:00 – 6:30 PM TEENS TAKE THE CITY | 13 - 18 yrs. Teens Take the City (TTC) will give students the unique opportunity to gain hands on experience about how decisions are made that directly impact their daily lives. The program will not only focus on the ways in which the democratic process impacts NYC communities, but also on how teens themselves can be effective agents of change. By working alongside local political leaders teens will have the chance to get their voices heard through the writing of legal memoranda, resolutions, and press releases. Teens Take the City will be specifically designed to pique the interest of New York City teens and activate a new generation of civically minded, thoughtful, devoted, and dedicated New Yorkers. Wednesday
4:00 - 5:30 PM
LEADERS CLUB | 13 - 18 yrs. This program provides club members with opportunities for leadership training, personal growth; community service and social development. Young people meet on a weekly basis in a small group with peers and advisors to work on
skills and character building activities. Together they map out career and educational goals, seek information and share experiences related to self-improvement. Leaders Club also offers the opportunity to travel on overnight trips to meet with other Y teen groups in the northeast. Friday
4:00 - 5:30 PM
JR. LEADERS CLUB | 12 - 14 yrs. This program provides middle school club members with similar opportunities for leadership training, personal growth; community service and social development. The meetings and activities are focused on middle school age teens with the same concept of Leaders Club. Young people meet on a weekly basis in a small group with peers and advisors to work on skills and character building activities. Together they map out career and educational goals, seek information and share experiences related to self-improvement. Leaders Club also offers the opportunity to travel on overnight trips to meet with other Y teen groups in the northeast. Thursday
4:00 - 5:30 PM
SAT PREP | 14 - 18 yrs. Learn strategies and ways to improve your score on the SAT. Through our 4 or 8 week program, teens will go through different strategies and techniques to maximize their scores on the SAT. Teens work on techniques suggested by Colleboard, the Princeton Review, and Kaplan for the Math and Reading sections of the exam. Saturday
2:00 – 4:00 PM
TEEN SPORTS TEEN FITNESS 101 AND 201
Teen Fitness 101
Teens ages 12-17 are required to have an orientation prior to using the fitness facility. The West Side YMCA offers two complimentary fitness orientations with one of our fitness instructors to learn the safety, etiquette, and proper use of all cardiovascular and strength equipment. Appointments are scheduled at the 3rd Floor Customer Service Center. Come dressed in workout attire and meet your fitness instructor here. For more information about Teen Sports, please contact the Healthy Lifestyles Department for program information at 212-912-2670.
This course will introduce teens to the fitness facility. Teens will learn proper gym etiquette, safety and proper use of all cardiovascular equipment and strength machines in the circuit room. Successful completion of this course allows access to these rooms as well as the gymnasium.
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Teen Fitness 201 This course will introduce teens to the free weight room. Teens will learn proper free-weight room etiquette, safety and basic lift techniques using various forms of free weights and cable machines. Successful completion of this course allows access to the free weight room.
NEW Teen Fitness program. Register now!
Want Your Teens to Be More Active? Give them a challenge! The Y-MVP Eight-Week Fitness Challenge puts teens (ages 12 – 17) on a fitness path by engaging them in fun physical activities and teaching them skills to develop exercise routines that work for them. Y-MVP participants meet as a class for 60 minutes once a week, for eight weeks, during out-of-school hours, and are expected to complete an additional 60-minute “fitness mission” in between classes. The program is reinforced with: Game-like activities to keep participants active and engaged
Access to a fun web application to create personalized workout routines and track progress
A system of digital badges that sets a clear fitness pathway
Weekly rewards to incentivize engagement
A trained coach that provides guidance and individualized support
This training program will be offered FREE to the first 25 youth that sign up.
Registration is open! Sign up early. Availability is limited. For more information contact THE WEST SIDE TEEN DIRECTOR: JOHANN DUBOUZET @ JDUBOUZET@ymcanyc.org
Y-MVP is an anti-obesity initiative of the YMCA of Greater New York. Exercise is key to prevent and fight diseases, and necessary to reduce high levels of obesity amongst New York City children. Tell a teen about the benefits of Y-MVP, help us spread the word and build a community of strong kids that values healthy living.
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Teen group exercise classes TEEN SPIN 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 level. The instructors will lead you on a ride designed to improve your fitness on a variety of levels. Spin Studio Erica Wednesday 4:00 - 5:00 PM TEEN BOOT CAMP| Kickboxing An efficient circuit training building on skills and techniques for kickboxing. The workout that challenges your entire body, utilizing calisthenics such as pushups, jumping jacks, crunches and other body weight exercises. Group Exercise Studio Rael Tuesday 4:30 - 5:15 PM TEEN CORE CONDITIONING This class focuses on abdominal, back and core muscle training and stabilization to improve the bodyâ€™s overall functional strength. Rael Group Exercise Studio Tuesday 5:15 - 5:45 PM TEEN TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING A full body workout designed to strengthen and tone the upper and lower body using hand-held weights. Group Exercise Studio Erica Thursday 4:30 - 5:30 PM TEEN OPEN GYM BASKETBALL Play half court or full court. Play is determined on a first come first served basis. Emphasis is placed on participation, fun, and meeting new friends. So take your best shot and check the gym schedule for open court times. Tuesday Thursday Friday Saturday
5:30 - 6:30 PM 5:30 - 6:30 PM 3:30 - 6:45 PM 2:00 - 4:00 PM
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THE MELLIS YOUTH HANDBALL PROGRAM | 12 - 17 yrs. The Mellis Youth Handball program will provide youth the ability to receive the guidance and accessibility necessary to develop and maintain a love of the game. It allows youth the opportunity to learn and compete in a safe and structured environment under the supervision and instruction of a trained handball instructor. It also provides physical activity for youth which supports the West Side Yâ€™s mission to combat childhood obesity in NYC. In New York City, handball is the #1 sport with over 10,000 regular youth players. Squash/Racquetball/Handball Courts Tuesday 4:00 - 5:30 PM Thursday 4:00 - 5:30 PM
TEEN AQUATICS FOR PRICING AND SESSION DATES PLEASE REFER TO PAGE 13; FOR REGISTRATION DATES SEE PAGE 5. TEEN/ADULT BEGINNER | 12 yrs. + For the absolute non-swimmer that is afraid and uncomfortable in water. We will start in the shallow end of the pool with the very basics, such as putting your face in the water and blowing bubbles. Class will progress through the basics of swimming, learning how to float and propel yourself in the water. Small Pool Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Saturday
7:00 – 8:00 PM 12:00 - 1:00 PM
TEEN/ADULT ADVANCED BEGINNER If you are not afraid and are willing to learn more than the very basics of swimming. Builds on the overall basics and focuses on learning the basics of stroke technique. Students will use shallow and deep water in this class and begin to work on building endurance and swimming the length of the small pool. Small Pool Wednesday
7:00 - 8:00 PM
TEEN/ADULT INTERMEDIATE | 12 yrs. + In this class, students are able to swim the full length of the small pool and are comfortable in deep water. You will improve the front crawl and other strokes. Small Pool Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
7:00 - 8:00 PM
PIRANHAS SWIM TEAM | 6 - 18 yrs. The Piranhas swim team is a competitive, age group team. Workouts include endurance, speed, and drill technique. The Piranhas practice 3 times a week for 1.5 hours each practice and dry land twice a week. Lead by Head Coach Hugo Salhuana, the Piranhas compete with other Ys, clubs and attend other invitational every month. The Piranhas have attended the NY State YMCA Championships every year since 1999 and YMCA Nationals 3 times. To try out for the team, you must schedule an appointment with the Aquatics Office, 212912-2675. Each applicant will need a swim test, medical and approval to be on the team. Dates: September 2013 – June 2014 Monday, Wednesday and Friday 4:00 – 5:30 PM Fee: $1,945 (prorated if joining after start of season)
TEEN/ADULT ADVANCED | 12 yrs. + Students are ready to swim laps. The class is geared toward stroke development and conditioning. Classes consist of warm-up, drills, technique, intervals, flip turns and diving. Discover the enjoyment of a great workout. Large Pool Wednesday
7:00 - 8:00 PM
PRIVATE LESSONS | 3 yrs. + If you or your child is a little anxious around the water or just want to improve your swimming skills, a YMCA certified swim instructor can be just what you need to get comfortable in the water or help you achieve your swimming goals. Your swim instructor will cater the lessons to specifically meet your needs and help you to develop a lifelong interest in aquatics. For more information contact Melanie Torres, Aquatics Coordinator, at 212-912-2676. Sessions are nontransferable and nonrefundable. All packages will expire in 90 days from date of purchase. 24hour Cancellation Policy: 24-hour notice of cancellation with the instructor is required to avoid being charged for the full session. Private Lessons | All session are 1/2 hour PACKAGES Single 6pk 12pk 24pk
MEMBER $62 $353 $670 $1,265
NON-MEMBER $67 $382 $726 $1,371
Semi-Private Swim Lessons | All session are 1/2 hour PACKAGES Single 6pk 12pk 24pk
MEMBER $48 $275 $520 $985
NON-MEMBER $52 $298 $563 $1,067
Prices for Semi-Private Lessons are for each participant of the lesson. Please note: For the safety and security of our members and program participants only West Side YMCA staff may instruct in our pools.
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CELEBRATE WITH US BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Do you have a special event or a youth birthday? Let our home, be your home and celebrate at the West Side Y. ROOF TOP PARTIES | 3 - 6 yrs.
RENT THE TEEN CENTER FOR A PARTY
One of the newest playgrounds in town is built on top of the West Side YMCA. With majestic buildings and trees that line the East and South sides of Central Park, the view is simply spectacular. However, if the view does not impress you, the slide and the spongy surface of the roof-top playground surely will. With new and safe equipment to climb on in fresh air and plenty of sunshine, having your child’s party at the West Side YMCA’s Roof Top playground will be a unique and memorable occasion. Prices above are based on a maximum of 20 participants on the playground, and accompanying parents or guardians count towards your total participants. For more information and availability, please call the Early Childhood Department at 212-912-2652.
Want to throw a fun birthday party for a teen, but don’t want to do it in your own house? Use our Teen Center! Included in the price of rental is access to a full-sized pool table, ping pong, flat screen TV, cool music, and plenty of space to dance and hang out. Price below is based on 2-hour parties for a max of 15 participants. Availability is limited to weekends and evenings only. For all party space rentals, renter is responsible for all decorations, paper goods, food, cake and beverages. Sorry, we are unable to provide refrigeration.
Fees: $400 Family Member
Co-op Nursery and Tender Care Playtime
POOL PARTIES | 5 yrs. + Enjoy an hour of swimming in our heated pool with family and friends. Pool parties include party room for the full 3 hours and mementos for the birthday child. Children unable to swim independently including those that require assistance from flotation devices must be accompanied in the water by a parent or guardian. This will count toward your total participants. For inquiries, please contact the Aquatics Office at 212-912-2675. Saturday or Sunday
2:00 - 5:00 PM
(Pool time: 2:30 - 3:30 PM)
Fees: $450 Member
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Fees: $250 Member
THE EARLY EXPLORATION PLAY CENTER | 1 - 6 yrs.
The Early Exploration Play Center is filled with all sorts of fun activities during all kinds of weather. The room is designed for children ages 1 to 6 years old. With its vibrant colors and cushioned floor, kids will enjoy the indoor tree house, climbing wall, puzzles, games, sliding board, and pirate’s plank. The Early Exploration Play Center is also available for Playtime Parties. (Please call in advance; space is limited). For more information about the indoor play space and its availability, please call the Early Child¬hood Office at 212-912-2652. Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Playtime Parties Saturday
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Fees: $400 Family Member
DRAMA BIRTHDAY PARTIES Offer your child a vivid journey through the imagination for their birthday. We provide the space, you provide the inspiration, and together we create a fantastic party based around a one hour drama, musical theater, or visual arts workshop, tailored to your choice of theme and arts discipline! Price is set for 3 hour room occupancy; including set up time and one hour arts class, entertainment with two instructors and a maximum of 20 children. Renter is responsible for all decorations, paper goods, food, cake and beverages. We are unable to provide refrigeration. For more information, please contact Danabelle Denis, ddenis@ ymcanyc.org or 212-912-2635. Fees: $375 Member
SPORTS PARTY | 5 - 12 yrs. Includes use of our gymnasium in which themed parties can be designed in Soccer, Basketball, T-ball, Sports Training or a Combo, depending on the participantâ€™s preference. Instructors will lead non-competitive games and give basic sport instruction. A party room will also be provided for food, beverage and present opening! For more information and package options please contact Kristine Caballero at 212-912-2672 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Up to 10 children
$400 Member $550 Non-Member
Up to 20 children
$550 Member $700 Non-Member
DANCE PARTY | 5 - 12 yrs. Includes use of dance space and several dance options to choose from. Professional Dance instructors teach basic techniques and a dance routine. A party room will also be provided for food, beverage, and present opening! For more information and package options please contact Kristine Caballero at 212-912-2672 or email@example.com. Up to 10 children
$450 Member $600 Non-Member
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adult wellness General information 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. Printed class and room schedules are available at the Member Services Desk.
Hours of Operation Monday – Friday Saturday – Sunday
Cardiovascular Center 5:00 AM - 10:45 PM 8:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Note: locker-rooms will stay open until 11:00 PM weekdays and 8:00 PM weekends.
General Facility • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
2 pools - 75’ x 25’ lap pool and 60’ x 20’ small pool Basketball court Mind-Body Studio / Group Exercise Studio 6 handball/racquetball/squash courts Indoor running track 2,400 square-foot free weight center (Upgraded in August 2010!) Designated Stretching Areas Functional Training and abdominal area Boxing Studio Martial Arts Studio 3 Massage Therapy rooms Meditation studio for individual yoga and meditation practice Private Pilates & Personal Training Studios: work oneon-one with your trainer in a private setting Small Group Training and Multi-purpose studio
Member Lounge Meet friends and relax in our newly renovated Member Lounge located outside the Locker Rooms on the third floor.
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60+ pieces of state-of-the-art cardiovascular equipment. Fully integrated touch screen machines allow each user to interface with TV, iPod, and multiple workout options.
Full Line of Strength Training Equipment The Circuit Training Room is home to over 25 pieces of circuit equipment.
Spin Studio Our new state-of-the-art spin studio features new bikes by Star Trac that are adjustable for your body type and fitness level, and a fabulous sound system!
Meditation Studio Renovated in summer 2010, this space will allow for private meditation, personal yoga practice and stretching.
Personal Fitness Program Center Personal fitness center with LifeFitness strength training equipment and Fitlinxx system for beginner exercisers. The YMCA Personal Fitness Program is an individualized program designed specifically for adults who are new or returning exercisers. Through a personal empowerment approach, the program will help you develop a life-long commitment to physical activity. You will be assigned a Personal Fitness Coach who conducts four one-onone appointments during the 12-week program. Most importantly, this program is FREE for all members of the West Side YMCA. For more information or to schedule your first coaching session, please call Erica Lyon at 212-9122673 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group Exercise All Adult Exercise Classes are FREE for YMCA members! CHOREOGRAPHED CARDIO 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. CARDIO STRENGTH Circuit Training - An efficient and challenging form of conditioning which develops strength, endurance, flexibility, and coordination utilizing a variety of exercises and workout stations.
strengthen and tone the upper and lower body using handheld weights. ATHLETIC CARDIO Boot Camp - An efficient circuit training workout that challenges your entire body, utilizing calisthenics such as pushups, jumping jacks, crunches and other body weight exercises. 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 level. The instructors will lead you on a ride designed to improve your fitness on a variety of levels.
Interval Training - Supercharge your fitness with this challenging class of high speed, high intensity work alternated with recovery periods of low intensity.
Train Like an Athlete - Athletes are the epitome of physical fitness. This new class will help improve your physical and cardio endurance through explosive movement, sports skill work, and pushing past your current athletic goals.
Kettlebells – This is a total body workout that blends strength and cardio. The class helps establish proper technique to execute dead lifts, swings, grinds and more while using the kettlebells.
Kickboxing - A high energy class which combines muscle conditioning with kickboxing combinations of punches and kicks in a variety of drills and exercises.
Power Rowing – Using the Concept II rowing machines, this class offers a total body workout designed to improve cardio respiratory endurance and muscle strength. Total Body Conditioning – A full body workout designed to
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Live STRONGER Group Exercise MIND-BODY Hatha Yoga – A yoga class that integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation to stretch, strengthen, and condition. All levels are welcome. Feldenkrais Method - This class focuses on developing body awareness through slow, gentle movements while lying, sitting or standing. Vinyasa Yoga - Flowing sequences of yoga poses linked together by an emphasis on breathing technique. Kundalini Yoga - A system of yoga exercise and meditation that promotes health, happiness, and spiritual awareness, combining breathing, movement, stretching and sound. Iyengar Yoga – A form of yoga known for precision, alignment and a focus on individual postures and their therapeutic benefits. Iyengar yoga promotes a quiet, inward focus and a heightened consciousness. M.E.L.T. - The M.E.L.T. method is a revolutionary approach to pain-free living that will change the way you take care of your body. This is the first fitness program to focus on the connective tissues by using rollers and special balls for the hands and feet. This class is appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. 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. T’ai Chi – This class is a complete health and martial-art system that combines stretching, strength and balance exercises, graceful movement of the form, breathing techniques, self defense and meditation. The Y instructors are able to accommodate a wide range of student physical ability and skill. FLEXIBILITY/BALANCE/CORE Core Training - This class focuses on abdominal, back and core muscle training and stabilization to improve the body’s overall functional strength. 30 | west side Y WINTER/SPRING 2014
Mat Pilates - Based on original Pilates techniques, this class is designed to restore muscular balance, improve posture, helps prevent injury and build strength and flexibility. All levels welcome. DANCE Afya Afro Jazz ® - An open level class that is a fun, energetic and eclectic mix of African, Jazz, Contemporary and Modern Dances. Class begins with a lyrical & rhythmic warm up, followed by a cardio eclectic dance mix which strengthens and tones the body and concludes with a cool down of lyrical rhythmic stretches. Masala Bhangra Workout - Dance your way to fitness! This workout blends the traditional high energy Indian dance with the exhilaration of the Bollywood movies. This unique dance mixes cardiovascular with fun and is suitable for all levels. Belly Dancing and SharQui Belly Dance Workout– A dance movement class that focuses on the core muscles, emphasizing muscular isolations. Dance to Middle Eastern rhythms while learning traditional movements and combinations. Dancealates® - A flowing, energizing workout that combines the core principles of Pilates with the strengthening, lengthening and toning benefits found in Jazz and ballet barre workouts. It is built to move you! MARTIAL ARTS Capoeira® – This exciting Brazilian martial arts class combines music, dance and traditional movements. The goal is to increase flexibility, balance, agility and overall coordination and strengthen mental and physical concentration. Seido Karate – A form of karate to develop physical conditioning, mental awareness and self-defense strategies. Students will learn to develop speed, power, focus and balance.
Healthy lifestyle Programs
MEET THE STAFF NIGHTS
Are you new to the facility or need a change in your routine? The West Side YMCA offers a complimentary fitness orientation with one of our fitness instructors to all new and existing members. Become familiar with all our strength and cardiovascular equipment and learn about programs offered through our department. Appointments are scheduled at the 3rd floor Customer Service Center. Come dressed in workout attire and meet your fitness instructor there.
Our qualified fitness instructors are available to answer your health and fitness questions and start you on a path to healthier living. Pilates equipment and small group fitness demos available. Check the monthly calendar for dates and times. (Healthy Lifestyles Chalkboard, located on the 4th floor for days/times.)
TEEN FITNESS Please refer to page 22 for teen program and fitness information. BLOOD PRESSURE AND BODY FAT SCREENINGS Once a month the Healthy Lifestyles Department helps our members assess their cardiovascular disease risk by offering a screening for blood pressure and a body fat analysis. Check the monthly calendar for dates and times.
WELLNESS WORKSHOP SERIES Looking to gain a little knowledge on current health and fitness topics? How about adding some new exercises to your workout routine? Our Healthy Lifestyles staff and health professionals in our community host monthly wellness workshops to keep you ahead of trends and up to date with health information. All levels welcome. Check the 3rd and 4th floor bulletin boards for more information and days and times the workshops are being held. NOTE: If you are interested in participating or know of someone who is interested in sharing knowledge through our Wellness Workshops, contact the Healthy Lifestyles Department at (212) 912-2670.
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TAKE CONTROL YOU CAN REDUCE YOUR DIABETES RISK AND GAIN TOOLS FOR HEALTHY LIVING THROUGH THE YMCA’S DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM. If you are at high risk for type 2 diabetes, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can help you adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles that will help you reduce your chances of developing diabetes.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM In a classroom setting, a trained lifestyle coach will help facilitate a small group of participants in learning about healthier eating, physical activity and other behavior changes over the course of 16 one-hour sessions. After the initial 16 core sessions, participants meet monthly for added support to help them maintain their progress.
PROGRAM GOALS: • Reduce body weight by 7% • Increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? In order to qualify for the program, you must be at least 18 years old, overweight (BMI > 25)* and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes or have been diagnosed with prediabetes† by a healthcare provider. *Asian individual(s) BMI > 22 †Individuals who have already been diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes do not qualify for this program.
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Strive for your best PERSONAL TRAINING The West Side YMCA offers a variety of private training package options. Our Personal training staff either hold academic degrees in related fields and/or are certified by a nationally recognized accredited agency, including ACSM (American Council on Sports Medicine), NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association), NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), ACE (American Council on Exercise). Our staff will help tailor a personalized fitness program to fit your needs. To set up an appointment, please call 212-912-2670. Packages will expire one year from date of purchase.
NEW PERSONAL TRAINING PACKAGES PERSONAL TRAINING INTRO PACK*
3 sessions, 1 hour + 2 half hour sessions $130 *For new clients and members only. One time purchase only. DUET PACK | 2 people working out with 1 trainer
1 Hour Session $105 SINGLE PACKAGES
Bronze 1 Hour Session $82 Silver 5 (1 Hr) Sessions $395 Gold 10 (1 Hr) Sessions $745 Platinum 20 (1 Hr) Sessions $1450
OFF at all New York City MODELLâ€™S locations for all West Side Y Members Offer valid for all West Side YMCA members and employees. Must show valid member ID. Applicable for regular priced items. West side Y WINTER/SPRING 2014 | 33
Be more active Adult sports
VOLLEYBALL | 14 yrs. and up Join us for a fun and friendly game of co-ed volleyball (all levels welcome). Learn the basics (instruction available) or play competitively. Free for members and guests. For more information contact the Healthy Lifestyles Department at (212) 912-2670. Gymnasium (4th Fl.) Kypros Vasiliades Wednesday 5:45 - 7:00 PM Instructional (Ages 14+) 7:00 - 8:30 PM Open Gym - Beginner 8:30 - 10:30 PM Open Gym - Inter./Advanced RACQUETBALL, HANDBALL, AND SQUASH COURTS Four air-conditioned racquetball and handball courts and two squash courts are available to members during facility hours. No court usage fee! To reserve a court, please call 212-912-2607 or stop by the 3rd floor Member Service Desk. Squash Round Robin Wednesday 6:00 – 8:00 PM NEW! ADULT RACQUETBALL CLINICS Racquetball in a group setting allows you to learn the skills of the game and playing as a team. Each clinic will consist of 4-6 adults participating in skill building and game playing, along with the personal instruction from a Racquetball professional. Racquetball Courts Stephen Arizmendi 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Saturday February 8 March 8 May 10 June 14
OPEN COURT BASKETBALL Play half court or full court. Play is determined on a first come first served basis. Emphasis is placed on participation, fun, and meeting new friends. So take your best shot and check the gym schedule for open court times. 34 | west side Y WINTER/SPRING 2014
WEST SIDE Y ROAD RUNNER CLUB The West Side Y Road Runner Club meets in the lobby of the West Side YMCA and goes for group runs in Central Park. EVERYONE is welcome regardless of your pace, experience level, or training goals. We are recognized by the New York Road Runners Club and our racing team represents the West Side YMCA in NYRR club competition. WSYRRC is open to both members and non-members, so feel free to bring friends and join us to get fit! Contact the Healthy Lifestyles Department at (212) 912-2670 or check out this week’s workouts on http://wsyrrc.com Monday & Wednesday Free / No registration
RACQUETBALL & SQUASH PRIVATE LESSONS | Fee based Taught by Racquetball Pro Stephen Arizmendi. Stephen has been teaching and playing competitive Racquetball for over 25 years. More than just a game, Racquetball became his lifestyle, paving the way for a Bachelor’s Degree and a NYS teaching certificate in Physical Education as well as a Master’s in Sports Management from Brooklyn College. His credentials include Certification by the Professional Association of Racquetball Instructors in the early 80’s, training at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado, 20 years as the club Pro at the 92nd St. Y, 3 second place national finishes, 2007 & 2009 Northeast Regional Champion 40+ division, and 20 years of competitive experience as an Open Division Player. For more information and to schedule a session contact the Healthy Lifestyles Department at (212) 912-2670. PACKAGES Single 5pk 10pk 20pk
MEMBER $67 $320 $610 $1,180
NON-MEMBER $98 $400 $700 -
Sampling of classes ranges from cooking classes, arts & crafts, and even web design. Past Offerings: Block Printing Knit a Winter Shawlette And much more!
MASSAGE THERAPY The West Side YMCA features therapeutic massage therapy at affordable rates. Far beyond feeling good, massage has an impressive range of documented health benefits. With a variety of methods available, a licensed and certified massage therapist not only stretches and loosens muscle and connective tissue, but also greatly improves blood flow. Sensory receptors in the skin and muscles are heightened, bringing new awareness to areas that have felt cut off by chronic tension patterns. The release of muscular tension also helps to unblock and balance the overall flow of life energy throughout the body. Packages expire one year from date of purchase. Call to book your first appointment at 212-912-2672 or email@example.com. Treat yourself to the benefits of massage today! ** NEW MASSAGE PACKAGE ** Member Rates 30 min. 60 min. 90 min. Massage Therapy Introductory Pack* (3 Sessions, 1 Hour + 2 Half Hour Sessions) Bronze (1 session) $53 $87 $127 $155 Member Silver (5 sessions) $255 $415 $620 * For New Clients Only. One Purchase Only Gold (10 sessions) $490 $810 $1,200 Platinum (20 sessions) $960 $1,560 $2,300 Non-Member Rates 30 min. 60 min. 90 min. Bronze (1 session) $84 $102 $153 Silver (5 sessions) $305 $485 $740 Gold (10 sessions) $560 $850 $1,410 Platinum (20 sessions) n/a n/a n/a West side Y WINTER/SPRING 2014 | 35
Try something Different Adult FEE BASED classes SEE PAGE 5 FOR REGISTRATION AND SESSION DATES.
MVe PEAK PILATES CHAIR
TRX SUSPENSION GROUP TRAINING
A new equipment-based class uniting Pilates and group exercise. This workout combines strength, balance, endurance and core stability while working on the Pilates MVe (Maximum Versatility exercise) chair. These workouts are fun, energetic and produce great results.
TRX will change the way you train. By combining strength and cardio training into specialized, challenging small group-oriented workouts, you will do more work, burn more calories and push your fitness to new levels. It’s not just about training harder, it’s about training smarter. Each workout is specifically sequenced to safely and effectively challenge you for real results!
Multi-Purpose Studio Tuesday 7:30 PM Mike Wednesday 10:30 AM Paolina One 55-minute class/ week (8 weeks) Member $149 Non-Member $224 Two 55-minute classes/ week (8 weeks) Member $245 Non-Member $345
Multi-Purpose Studio Monday 6:30 PM Jonathan Tuesday 12:15 PM Jonathan Wednesday 5:30 PM Erica Thursday 7:30 AM George Friday 12:00 PM Erica Saturday 9:15 AM Frank Saturday 12:15 PM Jonathan
SMALL GROUP PERSONAL TRAINING Do you want more individualized attention without sacrificing the camaraderie you find in group fitness workouts? Then try one of our Small Group Personal Training classes! You will be able to get a more progressive and individualized approach by enrolling in a small, high energy class led by a nationally certified Personal Trainer. For more information contact the Healthy Lifestyles Department at (212) 912-2670. Choose From: TRX Suspension Group Training, MMA Conditioning, Crystal Clear Yoga, Women in the Weight Room and Outdoor Running. One 55-minute class/ week (8 weeks) Member $165 Non-Member $240 Two 55-minute classes/ week (8 weeks) Member $290 Non-Member $390 Prices apply to all proceeding classes on pages 36 and 37.
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NEW! TRX FOR RUNNERS Multi-Purpose Studio Tuesday
George 7:00 AM
NEW! SKILLS AND DRILLS FOR RUNNERS Learn to increase stride efficiency, improve foot strike, and derail inefficiencies in your running form while getting a great core workout. Watch your running go to a new level in just 8 weeks! Muti-Purpose Studio George Tuesday 8:00 AM
NEW! CRYSTAL CLEAR YOGA
Crystal energy paired with invigorating Vinyasa Flow and Restorative Yoga brings its participants to a new realm of peace and calm. Connect with your powerful self and uplift your energy through this small group training yoga series. Experience the transformative energy of yoga and crystals, uniting yourself with balance and peace. Refresh, restore and renew your body, mind and spirit. You will receive a personal crystal to keep as a special gift.
Come experience a fitness high with our NEW Outdoor Running Small Group Training! Each class you will focus on improving your fitness levels, enhancing your skills and improve your race times! Each class will primarily be held outdoors in Central Park, but will also incorporate treadmill and indoor track usage.
Meditation Room Marla Monday 12:00 PM Thursday 9:30 AM
4th floor lobby Tuesday Thursday
George 10:00 AM 10:00 AM
MMA CONDITIONING NEW! WOMEN IN THE WEIGHT ROOM This small group training is being offered to help women integrate free weight training into their existing exercise programs. The course will consist of postural analysis, exercises using free weights and cable machines, and learning how to design your own strength training program. Focus will be placed on the technique of the “how and why” of free weight training versus the use of machines. The goal is to become successful at using the weights without injury and to promote functional strength gains.
A full body cardio-respiratory/muscular-skeletal endurance program that will utilize all of your known energy systems and push you to your physical limits. At the same time, they will teach you how to work beyond your limitations while demanding more in a safe and effective routine that is used by some of the world’s top Mixed Martial Artists! Multi-Purpose Studio Rael Wednesday 6:30 PM
Free Weight Room Wendy Monday 1:30 PM Thursday 1:30 PM
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Adult FEE BASED classes continued PILATES (One-on-one private studio) Practiced faithfully, Pilates yields numerous benefits. Increased lung capacity and circulation through deep, healthy breathing is a primary focus. Strength and flexibility, particularly of the abdomen and back muscles, coordination, both muscular and mental, are key components in effective Pilates programs. Posture, balance and core strength are all heartily increased. Bone density and joint health improve, and many experience positive body awareness for the first time. Pilates teaches balance and control of the body, and that capacity spills over into other areas of oneâ€™s life. To set up an appointment, please call 212-912-2671. Packages expire 1 year from date of purchase.
PACKAGES Single 5pk 10pk 20pk
MEMBER $90 $425 $800 $1,540
NON-MEMBER $98 $470 $890 -
PILATES DUETS With a Pilates Duet session, 2 people share the rate for a 1-hour Pilates session. We recommend both participants are at the same level of Pilates. Package expires 1 year from date of purchase. Semi-Private (Duet) Rates 1 session $150 (each person pays $75)
New Private Pilates: Introductory Pack* 3 Sessions, Hour Sessions $205 Member * For New Clients Only. One Purchase Only.
FREE OLDER ADULT PROGRAMMING WITH A FOCUS ON HEALTHY NUTRITION Join Beverly Hemmings our Chef/Culinary Wellness Educator and learn how to prepare and taste nutrient-rich, delectable, eye appealing recipes. Learn tips and techniques that promote optimal health and bring comfort to the soul. For specific dates, please email Grace Rochford, firstname.lastname@example.org TIME: 11 AM â€“ 12:30 PM LOCATION: 2nd Floor Activity Room FEE: FREE You must RSVP for these events as space is limited. Please RSVP on the Fridays before the event to Grace Rochford at email@example.com.
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Older adult classes
The West Side YMCA takes pride in leading our members down a fulfilling path to wellness where they can focus not only on the body but the mind as well. Our goal is to offer the highest level of opportunities for Older Adults to bring fulfillment into their lives. Whether it be one of our well attended Group Exercise classes or one of the many events we offer, YMCA programs strengthen the whole person. Socializing and keeping active have proven to produce positive effects on the health of older adults, and exercise has proven to promote mental agility, in addition to longevity and good health. For more information please contact Jonathan Wood at 212-912-2671 or jwood@ ymcanyc.org. GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES Active Older Adult Basic Body Conditioning - A light exercise regimen, including aerobics and strength training, designed to gently increase fitness level. Active Older Adult Low Impact Aerobics - Includes a lowimpact aerobic segment, strength training, and cool down. Active Older Adult Stretching - An essential component of fitness that 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 your health. Active Older Adult Sit & Sculpt - Upper, lower & core conditioning while utilizing a chair for support. ZUMBA GOLD© - Using the ZUMBA formula, this class modifies the moves and pace to suit the needs of the active older adult participant, as well as those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyles. This class incorporates Latin music, such as Salsa, Merengue, Cumba and Reggaeton. Come experience this exhilarating and easy-to-follow class.
MIND/BODY CLASSES T’ai Chi Ch’uan - This class is a complete health and martial-art system that combines stretching, strength and balance exercises, graceful movement of the form, breathing techniques, self defense and meditation. The Y instructors are able to accommodate a wide range of student physical ability and skill. M.E.L.T. - This is the first fitness program to focus on the connective tissues by using rollers and special balls for the hands and feet. Feldenkrais Method - This class focuses on developing body awareness through slow, gentle movements while lying, sitting or standing. For more information contact the Group Exercise/Pilates Coordinator, Jonathan Wood, at 212-912-2671 or firstname.lastname@example.org. AQUATICS CLASSES Known for its benefits in restoring motion and strength, the aquatics program has included classes targeted for older adults. Arthritis Foundation YMCA Aquatics Program (AFYAP) Program includes a range of motions designed to help maintain normal joint movement, relieve stiffness, and restore flexibility and movement. Instructor lead classes. FREE: Members Only Aqua Aerobics - A low-impact aerobics class held in the shallow and deep end of the pool. This class utilizes the resistance and buoyancy of the water to tone the muscles while protecting the joints. Great for all ages!
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Dive in Adult aquatics The YMCA is the pioneer in swimming lessons and water safety. We offer a variety of progressive aquatics programs for all ages and fitness levels. YMCA Swim instruction is delivered in a student-centered, caring atmosphere with well-trained instructors who give personalized attention. Lessons are designed to be developmentally appropriate and to quickly and effectively teach skills and encourage students to develop a lifelong interest in aquatics. All fee-based programs are subject to change or cancellation based on enrollment. Makeup sessions are available only when approved by Aquatics Director. Medical documentation will be required. For more information, please contact Eric Klimowich, Aquatics Director at 212-912-2675 or at email@example.com. SEE PAGE 5 FOR A LIST OF HOLIDAYS.
January 2 – February 23
SESSION 2 SESSION 3
February 24 – April 27 April 28 – June 22
*Prices will be prorated if class falls on a holiday. TEEN/ADULT BEGINNER | 12 yrs. + For the absolute non-swimmer that is afraid and uncomfortable in water. We will start in the shallow end of the pool with the very basics, such as putting your face in the water and blowing bubbles. Class will progress through the basics of swimming, learning how to float and propel yourself in the water. Small Pool Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 7:00 – 8:00 PM Saturday 12:00 - 1:00 PM TEEN/ADULT ADVANCED BEGINNER | 12 yrs. + If you are not afraid and are willing to learn more than the very basics of swimming. Builds on the overall basics and focuses on learning the basics of stroke technique. Students will use shallow and deep water in this class and begin to work on building endurance and swimming the length of the small pool. Small Pool Wednesday
7:00 - 8:00 PM
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Adult aquatics Classes TEEN/ADULT INTERMEDIATE | 12 yrs. +
In this class students are able to swim the full length of the small pool and are comfortable in deep water. You will improve the front crawl and other strokes.
If you or your child is a little anxious around the water or just want to improve your swimming skills, a YMCA certified swim instructor can be just what you need to get comfortable in the water or help you achieve your swimming goals. Your swim instructor will cater the lessons to specifically meet your needs and help you to develop a lifelong interest in aquatics. For more information contact Eric Kilmowich, Aquatics Director, at 212-912-2675.
Small Pool Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 7:00 – 8:00 PM TEEN/ADULT ADVANCED | 12 yrs. + Students are ready to swim laps. The class is geared toward stroke development and conditioning. Classes consist of warm-up, drills, technique, intervals, flip turns and diving. Discover the enjoyment of a great workout. Large Pool Wednesday
7:00 – 8:00 PM
FREE CLASSES FOR MEMBERS ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION YMCA AQUATICS PROGRAM (AFYAP) (FREE to Members ONLY) Program includes a range of motions designed to help maintain normal joint movement, relieve stiffness, and restore flexibility and movement. Instructor lead classes. Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:05 – 8:55 AM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 12:35 – 1:25 PM AQUA AEROBICS (FREE to Members ONLY) A low-impact aerobics class held in the shallow and deep end of the pool. This class utilizes the resistance and buoyancy of the water to tone the muscles while protecting the joints. Great for all ages! Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Sessions are nontransferable and nonrefundable. All packages will expire 90 days from date of purchase. 24hour Cancellation Policy: 24-hour notice of cancellation with the instructor is required to avoid being charged for the full session (ages 3 and up).
Private Lessons (All sessions are 1/2 hour) PACKAGES MEMBER Single $62 6pk $353 12pk $670 24pk $1,265
NON-MEMBER $67 $382 $726 $1,371
Semi-Private Swim Lessons (All sessions are 1/2 hour) PACKAGES MEMBER Single $48 6pk $275 12pk $520 24pk $985
NON-MEMBER $52 $298 $563 $1,067
Prices for Semi-Private Lessons are for each participant of the lesson. Please note: For the safety and security of our members and program participants only West Side YMCA staff may instruct in our pools.
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Adult Stroke Clinic This is a class for swimmers, men and women 18 and over. Age groups: 18-24, 25-29, 30-35, 35-39, and so on at 5-year increments. We offer a variety of evening workouts in our large pool. Workouts typically have one instructor on deck. Workouts are for 1 hour on Tuesday and Thursday from 8 - 9 PM and Sundays 6 - 7 PM. We swim an average of about 2,000 to 3,000 yards. The lanes vary by the swimmers’ ability and speed. The Adult Stroke Clinic is not a “learn to swim“ program, but we do offer the opportunity for all levels to receive instruction on technique. In this class, we do swim all four strokes: freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. Tuesday & Thursday
8:00 - 9:00 PM
IT’S ABOUT THE WHOLE PERSON HEALTH & WELL-BEING FOR CANCER SURVIVORS The Y and LIVESTRONG joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals. The research-based program offers people affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person. Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to achieve their goals, such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem. In addition to physical benefits, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA focuses on the emotional well-being of survivors and their families by providing a supportive community where people impacted by cancer can connect during treatment and beyond.
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Everyoneâ€™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 armâ€™s length of a parent/adult guardian when in the pool 4. Children between the ages of 9 and 11 must have a parent/adult guardian on the pool deck or viewing area at all times 5. All non-swimmers must remain in the shallow area 6.
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 11. All questions regarding the Aquatics policies/ procedures should be directed to the Aquatics Director
Any child wearing a flotation device must remain in the shallow area. Backpacks/ bubbles and life jackets 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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The world Is a stage
THE MARJORIE S. DEANE LITTLE THEATER The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater is the jewel of the West Side YMCA. Our renovated 145-seat theater serves our membership and local community by providing affordable, high quality performing arts experiences and programming.
THE MARJORIE S. DEANE LITTLE THEATER MISSION STATEMENT The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA is a non-for-profit, independent, Off-Broadway theater which exists to: • • • • •
Encourage the creative spirit in young people. Empower, educate, and maximize the potential of the young people and emerging artists. Serve our community by providing affordable and high quality professional arts performances, programming, training, education. Create and launch new and innovative works that inspire, entertain, and reflect our diverse community. Further the YMCA of Greater New York’s mission of building healthy bodies, healthy minds, and healthy spirits.
HOW WE BUILD Healthy Bodies We develop bodies and voices through participation in arts programs that build and strengthen community. We teach selfexpression through dramatic movement, dance, and the performing arts. Healthy Minds We support arts education and literacy efforts, providing opportunities through the development of innovative partnerships, programming, and theater resource services. We explore ideas and culture. We involve young people in the entire creative and technical process and development of productions. We empower maximize the potential of our youth by providing professional performing arts training, workshops, connections, and performance opportunities. Healthy Spirits We develop confidence, imagination, a sense of self, teamwork, discipline, integrity, and other life skills through the teaching of stage skills. We provide a safe place to be passionate an creative, and inspire a desire for learning. We use the arts as a dynamic and progressive tool to teach effective ways to listen and communicate. We provide a creative forum for young people to express their concerns and ideas. FOR RENTAL INQUIRES PLEASE CONTACT: Danabelle Denis, Coordinator, Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, 212-912-2635 or email@example.com. The box office is open 2 hours prior to show times. Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater Box Office 212-643-4075
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TICKETS AVAILABLE: Call 1-866-811-4111 or www.ovationtix.com Members get a 25% discount on all tickets.
Adult arts information ARTS DEPARTMENT POLICIES | PAYMENTS ARE DUE IN FULL PRIOR TO THE START OF THE 1ST CLASS PRORATING POLICY Prorating is not granted for any students joining a class late or leaving a class early. CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY All classes must have a minimum number of students in order to begin. If registration falls short of this minimum the class will be cancelled. Contact the Community Arts Department to see if your class is running prior to the first class. Credits will be applied to the accounts of anyone who pays for a class that gets cancelled. FINANCIAL AID Financial assistance is available for qualified applicants and can be applied to any Community Arts program. Financial Aid applications are available at the Membership Desk at the West Side YMCA. Please submit applications prior to funding deadlines and/or six weeks before the start of the desired course to provide adequate time for processing. PRE-APPROVAL CLASSES If a writing class is listed as requiring pre-approval contact the Community Arts office at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the contact information for the course instructor. You’ll need to submit to the instructor a writing sample no more than 3-pages in length, double-spaced, and in 12-point font. Once approved, the instructor will forward your name to the Community Arts office and registration will be notified that you are approved to register for the course.
THEATER ARTS FOR OLDER adults Welcome to Community Arts at the West Side YMCA. The West Side YMCA has a long history of nurturing artists of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities in a variety of art disciplines. Whether you are interested in acting out a scene, writing a short story, or sculpting clay we have an array of exciting choices with professional instructors who will inspire your creativity. Take a look. In each class you will experience: • Intentionally small class sizes to nurture an ensemble of peers • An atmosphere of lively, theatre-centered discussion • Insightful and stimulating feedback • New, creative challenges • An understanding and appreciation of a range of theatrical writing • An attentive and experienced instructor READER’S THEATER I | Older Adults A great class for theater enthusiasts interested in reading aloud great plays and having fun exploring character with on-yourfeet scene work. Every two to three weeks the class selects a play for discussion, divides up roles, reads through the play, and works on scenes in small groups. No prior theater experience required. Maximum enrollment is 12 students. Meg Gibson Tuesday
1:00 - 4:00 PM
SESSION 1 | 7 weeks, starts January 7 Fees: $135 Member SESSIONS 2 & 3 Fees: $142 Member
$175 Non-Member $184 Non-Member
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Once upon A time...
The writer’s voice: New directions Founded in 1981, the West Side YMCA Writer’s Voice is one of New York City’s longest-running and well respected writing programs. Writer’s Voice continues to nurture writers of introductory and advanced levels in genres such as fiction, non-fiction, memoir, and writing for the stage and screen. Each class offers writers a great opportunity to generate new or hone existing material with the support of our faculty and writing peers. “At The Writer’s Voice you have access to some of the most outstanding and inspiring teachers who will fuel your imagination, spark your creativity, and challenge you to be better.” – Juliann Garey, author of Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See “...insightful feedback, coaching, generous sharing of resources and nurturing spirit.” - Writer’s Voice student
In each Writer’s Voice class you will experience: • • • • •
Small Class Sizes Convenient Location Student Readings Daytime and Evening Classes Offered Year-Round Attentive and Accomplished Writer’s Voice Faculty
**PLEASE SEE PAGE 5 FOR REGISTRATION AND SESSION DATES, AS WELL AS A LIST OF HOLIDAYS. NON-FICTION | Open to All Levels LIFE STORIES Mark Twain said the difference between the right word and the almost right word is the “difference between lightning and lightning bug.” The goal of this class is to help you find the right words. This workshop provides students the opportunity to generate, share, and get feedback on writing inspired by personal experiences. All levels of writers welcome. Maximum enrollment is 9 students. Preregistration requirement(s): Instructor approval Patty Dann Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SESSION 1 | 7 weeks, starts January 7 Fees: $190 Member $315 Non-Member SESSIONS 2 & 3 Fees: $210 Member
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SHAPING THE STORIES IN OUR LIVES Every life has stories worth telling. This workshop provides tools to overcome fear of the blank page and writing prompts to jump-start the creative process. Inspired by class discussion and examples of great writing, participants will hone in on their stories and explore elements of craft. Maximum enrollment is 9 students for Session 1 and 10 students for Sessions 2&3. No pre-registration requirement(s): Open to writers of all levels. Mindy Lewis Tuesday
1:15 - 3:15 PM
SESSION 1 | 7 weeks, starts January 9 Fees: $190 Member $315 Non-Member SESSIONS 2&3 Fees/session: $210 Member
MEMOIR AND CREATIVE NONFICTION For writers working on personal narrative in any form: memoir, creative nonfiction and personal essay. Through focused critique and discussion, we hone the tools of strong writing: distinctive voice, precise language, resonant imagery, vivid sensory description, dramatic scene and dialogue, inventive form. Maximum enrollment is 8 students. Pre-registration requirement(s): Open to All Levels.
Mindy Lewis Wednesday
Mindy Lewis Tuesday 6:45 - 8:45 PM
WRITING FOR STAGE AND SCREEN
6:45 - 8:45 PM
SESSION 1 | 15 Weeks, starts January 9 Fees: $395 Member $650 Non-Member SESSION 3 | 8 weeks, starts May 1 Fees: $210 Member $350 Non-Member
SESSION 3 | 7 weeks, starts April 29 (Last class June 10) Fees: $190 Member $315 Non-Member
SCREENWRITING/PLAYWRITING Learn the fundamentals of dramatic writing for both screen and stage with an emphasis on scene-construction, character, dialogue, story structure, and revision. Participants will contribute new pages each week, and in-class exercises are tailored for both beginners and advanced students with scripts-in-progress. Maximum enrollment is 12 students. No pre-registration requirement(s): All levels of writers welcome.
NONFICTION | Intermediate/Advanced
Charlie Schulman Monday 6:30 - 8:30 PM
SESSION 1 | 7 weeks, starts January 9 Fees: $190 Member $315 Non-Member SESSION 2 | 7 weeks, starts February 25 (Last class April 8) Fees: $190 Member $315 Non-Member
WORKS IN PROGRESS For nonfiction writers (eg. memoir, magazine, and personal essay) interested in working towards some form of publication. Each week participants share and discuss works in progress. The class has a special emphasis on how to use fiction techniques of narration, description, dialogue, and structure to improve each piece. Sessions are six weeks long and begin on January 8 and March 5. Maximum enrollment is 15 students. Sessions 1 & 2 ONLY. Pre-registration requirement(s): Instructor approval. Charles Salzberg Tuesday 6:30 - 8:30 PM SESSION 1 | 6 weeks, starts January 8 Fees: $180 Member $265 Non-Member SESSION 2 | 6 weeks, starts March 5 Fees: $180 Member $265 Non-Member MEMOIR AND CREATIVE NONFICTION | Advanced Already working on a memoir, creative nonfiction, and/or a personal essay? This class will help you take your writing to the next step by addressing issues of voice, style, structure, pacing, story arc, and thematic focus. Each student will submit two pieces (three for the 15-week class) of new or revised writing for critique, with the option of also working on query letters, book proposals, and chapter outlines. Maximum enrollment is 10 students for the 15-week session, 8 students for Session 3. Pre-registration requirement(s): Instructor approval.
SESSION 1 | 4 weeks, starts January 27 Fees: $105 Member $175 Non-Member SESSIONS 2 & 3 | 8 weeks Fees: $210 Member
FICTION | Open to All Levels FICTION 101 A great class if you want to try writing fiction or you are returning to the genre. Fiction 101 helps you understand and apply the basic elements of good fiction writing (dialogue, character, beginnings and endings) through writing exercises and assignments, peer discussion, and instructor feedback. Maximum enrollment is 12 students. No pre-registration requirement(s): All levels of writers welcome. Thaddeus Rutkowski Monday 6:45 - 8:45 PM SESSION 2 Fees:
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**PLEASE SEE PAGE 5 FOR REGISTRATION AND SESSION DATES, AS WELL AS A LIST OF HOLIDAYS.
STORY STUDY & CRAFT CLASS In this class, learn how published fiction writers craft powerful stories. Analysis of published short stories along with craft exercises help students master storytelling techniques. Maximum enrollment is 8 students. Preregistration requirement(s): All levels of writers welcome. Session 2 ONLY. Beth Ann Bauman Wednesday 6:45 - 8:45 PM SESSION 2 Only Fees: $210 Member
FILLING THE WELL Learn how to feed your writerâ€™s imagination to create good, raw fiction material. Weekly writing prompts, assignments, and discussion will invigorate your creativity and ignite your writing process. Maximum enrollment is 10 students. No pre-registration requirement(s): All levels of writers welcome. Sessions 1 & 3 Only. Beth Ann Bauman SESSION 1 | 7 weeks, starts January 7 Fees: $190 Member $315 Non-Member SESSION 3 Fees:
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FICTION | Intermediate/Advanced GOING DEEPER For fiction writers working on novels and short stories, looking to hone their craft and address common storytelling problems. Class sessions are devoted to student work. Maximum enrollment is 8 students. Pre-registration requirement(s): Instructor approval. Beth Ann Bauman SESSION 1 | 7 weeks, starts January 8 Wednesday 6:45 - 8:45 PM Fees: $190 Member $315 Non-Member SESSION 2 | 8 weeks Tuesday 6:45 - 8:45 PM Fees: $210 Member
SESSION 3 Wednesday Fees:
6:45 - 8:45 PM $210 Member
Writer’s Voice Faculty
Beth Ann Bauman is the author of Beautiful Girls (MacAdam/Cage), Rosie and Skate (Random House), which was selected for the New York Times Editors’ Choice list and Booklist’s Top Ten First Novels for Youth, and Jersey Angel (Random House). Ms. Bauman has received fellowships from the Jerome Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Visit her at bethannbauman.com. Patty Dann is the author of The Goldfish Went on Vacation: A Memoir of Loss, and The Baby Boat: A Memoir of Adoption. She has also published three novels, Mermaids, Starfish and Sweet & Crazy. Her work has been translated into French, Dutch, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean and Japanese. Mermaids was made into a movie starring Cher, Winona Ryder and Christina Ricci. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Christian Science Monitor, O Magazine, Redbook, More, Forbes Woman, Poets & Writers Magazine, Dirt: The Quirks, Habits and Passions of Keeping House, The Writer’s Handbook and This I Believe: On Motherhood. She was cited by New York Magazine as one of the “Great Teachers of NYC.” Contact her at pattydann.com. Mindy Lewis is the author of Life Inside: A Memoir and the editor of Dirt: The Quirks, Habits and Passions of Keeping House. Her essays, reviews, and articles have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Newsweek, Lilith, Body & Soul, Poets & Writers, Arts & Letters Journal, Many Mountains Moving, Psychoanalytic Perspectives, ducts.org, huffingtonpost.com, and in anthologies. She also teaches at the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center and has taught at Brooklyn College and as a visiting writer at George Mason University’s MFA program and SUNY Empire State College. Visit her website: www.mindylewis.com or email her at email@example.com.
Thaddeus Rutkowski is a graduate of Cornell University and The Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of the novels Haywire, Tetched and Roughhouse. Haywire reached No. 1 on Small Press Distribution’s fiction best-seller list. All three books were finalists for an Asian American Literary Award, and Haywire won the Members’ Choice Award. He was awarded a 2012 fellowship in fiction writing from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He has been a resident writer at Yaddo, MacDowell and other colonies and has reviewed books for The New York Times and other papers. He has been the fiction editor of the literary journal Many Mountains Moving since 2007. His website is www. thaddeusrutkowski.com. Charles Salzberg is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Esquire, New York Magazine, Elle, the New York Times Book Review, the New York Times Arts and Leisure, and GQ. He is the author of over 25 books, including The Mad Fisherman, From Set Shot to Slam Dunk, and Soupy Sez: My Zany Life and Times. His novel, Swann’s Last Song, was nominated for a Shamus Award for Best First Novel, and the sequel, Swann Dives In, will be published October 2012. He is a founding member of the New York Writers Workshop. Charlie Schulman is a Playwright, Screenwriter and Theater Producer. His musical The Fartiste was produced OffBroadway in 2011. (NYC Fringe Outstanding Musical.) His play The Great Man was a finalist for The 2013 Terrence McNally Award. His Screenplay Frankenswine is currently a Semi-Finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Contest. His new musical The Goldstein Variations is slated for a commercial Off-Broadway production in 2014. He teaches Playwriting and Screenwriting at New York University and is on the faculty of Spalding University’s low residency MFA program in Creative Writing. Contact: Nycschulman@gmail.com.
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Do something you love Artworks The ArtWorks program offers a variety of classes in the visual arts, including ceramics, stained glass, drawing, and water-color. We have been offering craft classes to the Upper West Side community for over 30 years. The diversity of classes includes all levels of handbuilding and wheel as well as photo ceramics, majolica and other specialized techniques. This is a friendly, supportive studio with ample open time for you to practice as well as learn from others. Open Studio Time is available in all studios whenever there are not classes scheduled. We have monthly exhibits in our two lobby cases of work made in the ArtWorks studios both by students and faculty members. Please come by to see them or follow us on Facebook under ArtWorks. Practicing a craft is focusing for the body, calming for the mind, and enriching for the spirit…all part of the YMCA mission! If you miss a class due to a holiday, there will be a make up offered. For information or questions call ArtWorks at 212-9122638. SESSION DATES AND FEES: Please note that adult classes meet on a slightly different schedule than the youth classes. WINTER 1 January 6 - February 28 8 weeks $240 Members $295 Non-Members WINTER 2 March 3 - May 2 8 weeks $240 Members $295 Non-Members NO CLASSES April 13-20 SPRING May 5 - June 30 8 weeks $240 Members $295 Non-Members NO CLASSES May 26 Studios will be closed from June 24th through June 30th for cleaning. Summer Open Studio hours are available from August 18th to September 1st by permission of Artworks Coordinator. Open Studio time is available in all studios whenever there are no classes scheduled. Participants are asked to vacate the studios a half hour in advance of class beginning.
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SUPER SHORT WORKSHOPS
The following workshops will meet for one and a half hours for one or two sessions: Please call 212-912-2638 for dates and registration information. COLLAGE WORKSHOP Nan Carey Explore the infinite possibilities of collage. You will learn countless methods of using natural materials, papers, fabric, stamps, inks, and water media. This class is for everyone â€” a playful, exciting way to express your creativity. March 22 11:00 -12:30 PM Fee: $25.00 SKETCHBOOK JOURNAL: THE UNIQUE AND CREATIVE YOU Nan Carey With stimulating, yet simple drawing, writing and short meditative exercises, this class will bring our your creative genius. Our tools will be pencil, pen, watercolor, pencils or paints, and your imagination! This class is designed for all levels and experience. April 19 11:00 AM -12:30 PM Fee: $25.00 BEADED LARIATS Ellen Gelber Use right angle weave stitch to create a decorative lariat necklace or eye glass holder from your choice of colorful seed beads. This is a bead weaving project for people new to beading. Class will meet twice. May 20 & 27 4:00 - 5:30 PM Fee: $35.00 Supplies included but you must register by May 13th.
DRAWING AND WATERCOLOR WATERCOLOR FOR BEGINNERS AND BEYOND With demonstrations and exercises, you will learn the techniques of using this challenging, beautiful medium. Our subjects will be still-life, art reproductions and photos. Focus on technical development for both beginning and intermediate students includes a strong emphasis on both drawing and color. Supplies will be provided for the first class. Nan Carey Friday
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
DRAWING & WATERCOLOR | Beginning Students will learn basic drawing techniques inspired by still life in a relaxed environment. No experience necessary. Supplies will be provided during the first class. Beth Bailis Thursday
7:00 - 9:30 PM
WATERCOLOR | Beginning/Intermediate Explore basic and experimental watercolor techniques while developing your own personal style of painting. We work mainly from still life and photos. On lovely days we can go into Central Park for some direct landscape painting. Beginners and experienced painters welcome; teaching is tailored to the individualâ€™s skill level. Bonnie Steinsnyder Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM or 1:00 - 3:30 PM GLASS STAINED GLASS Learn to create a variety of beautifully colored art pieces like light catchers, candle holders and window pieces by developing proficiency in this ancient craft. Guided assistance by the instructor will allow for each person to learn and work at a comfortable pace. Class time includes 1.5 hours of open studio. Multi-level class, no experience necessary. Ron Beckett Wednesday
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**PLEASE SEE PAGE 50 FOR REGISTRATION AND SESSION DATES, AND PAGE 5 FOR A LIST OF HOLIDAYS. FUSED GLASS Glass fusing is the process of kiln firing to join together pieces of glass. Slumping includes using molds to create new shapes in the glass. In this introductory class the participants will learn the basic techniques of scoring, cutting glass, and slumping into molds. Multi-level class, no experience necessary. Ron Beckett Wednesday
5:30 - 8:00 PM
Please note: Glass purchase is arranged through the teacher for individual projects and has an extra fee. BEADED JEWELRY WORKSHOP January 9 - February 13 6 Weeks March 6 - April 10 6 Weeks This six week workshop is for beginners as well as those with some beading experience. Participants will learn square stitch, brick stitch, right angle weave and other stitches. Each stitch will be used in a project assigned by the instructor. Supplies will be available for purchase from instructor in the first class. Multi-level class, no experience necessary. Ellen Gelber Thursday
1:30 - 3:30 PM
$180 Members $220 Non-Members
CERAMICS SOURCES OF INSPIRATION Advanced Handbuilding Students pursue their own individual handbuilding projects with occasional class assignments and demonstrations. Instructor critiques, slides, readings, films and field trips will also be included. Must be skilled in working with clay. Kate Missett Monday 12:30 AM - 3:00 PM INTERMEDIATE HANDBUILDING This class will focus on construction techniques for vessels and tiles as well as exploring colorfully patterned surfaces with the use of underglazes and slips. Explore new forms and surfaces to add richness and diversity to your handbuilt work. Multi-level class, open to beginners. Sheryl Zacharia Thursday 6:30 - 9:00 PM
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CLAY, TEXTURE AND TILES This beginning/intermediate level class will focus on making tiles and slab work. We will also explore stamped and resist patterns plus other decorative techniques. Multi-level class, no experience necessary. Sheryl Zacharia Thursday 2:30 - 5:00 PM EXPLORING SURFACE & FORM Advanced Handbuilding For students seeking to develop an individual style through a personal vision in clay. Class includes thematic projects and slide presentations. Students experiment with combining wheel throwing and handbuilt forms in developing their own vision in clay. Experience is necessary. Matt Nolen Wednesday 6:30 - 9:00 PM IMAGE TRANSFER ON CLAY March 4- 25 4 classes Wheel or Handbuilding An introduction to transferring imagery by photographic processes onto a ceramic surface. This class will explore several techniques including exposing your images onto photo sensitized fabric for multiple prints, and laser transfers that can be hand colored. Kate Missett Tuesdays 2:30 - 5:00 PM Fees: $120 Members
THROWING ON THE POTTERâ€™S WHEEL WHEEL BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE | Dave Gibson This class will focus on developing sensitivity to the various internal relationships and subtleties of the vessel form. Beginners will learn the basic skills of throwing on the potterâ€™s wheel. Intermediate students will work on individual projects to further develop their skills and unique personal expression. Demos and critiques will be given regularly. Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM WHEEL BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE | Outi Putkonen An introduction to the basic elements of throwing on the wheel and surface decoration. Intermediate students develop increased skills through more demanding projects that explore a variety of shape and glaze possibilities. Classes include a demonstration and assigned projects. Multi-level classes, no experience necessary. Monday Tuesday
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM 6:30 - 9:00 PM
ZEN OF POTTERY | Julie Terestman Beginning/Intermediate Wheel Investigate how the activity of making pottery can be a wonderful vehicle for quieting the mind. Not unlike meditation, working with clay can also help us to be more present and focused in the moment. In this class we will learn and develop various skills of working on the wheel, while exploring how at whatever level this can be a useful means for cultivating the practice of mindfulness.
WHEEL INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED | Janet Belden This class will focus on the wheel, utilizing basic skills as well as advanced techniques such as thrown and altered forms. Lidded jars, oval planters and vases as well as tumbler and pitcher sets will be developed. Surface techniques such as slip decoration, wax resist and maiolica painting techniques will be demonstrated.
WHEEL INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED | Outi Putkonen These classes will offer specific projects for furthering individual skills. Focus on surface techniques and the refinement of forms. Previous throwing experience is necessary.
7:00 - 9:30 PM
WHEEL BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE | Drew Montgomery Develop wheel skills while focusing on subtle aspects of form and function. Refine techniques for functional feet and handles as well as incorporating texture into the thrown surface. Glazing techniques will be demonstrated.
6:30 - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
ARTWORKS FACULTY: Beth Bailis: MFA, City College, BFA, Maryland Institute. Teaching: Pratt Institute, La Guardia Community College. Exhibited: Thai Café Gallery, Brooklyn, Chelsea Art Museum, Brooklyn Waterfront Arts Coalition. Ron Beckett: MFA, Columbia University. 30 hours Postgraduate Research at City University, Former Bronx High School of Science Teacher. Achieved expertise in stained glass at the former Stained Glass Studio. Janet Belden: BFA, Louisville School of Art. Exhibits include Renwick Gallery(DC) and Gallery IO (New Orleans). Adjunct Professor: Kingsborough Community College, instructor at Earthworks, NYC. Published: Surface Decoration for Low Fire, 500 Vases. Nan Carey: BFA, Rhode lsland School of Design. Teaching: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Museum, Wave Hill, Teaching Studios of Art, Portsmouth Artists Guild. Exhibited: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, CuneenHackett Gallery, SOHO20. Published: Watercolor Mixing: The 12-Hue Method. Peter A. Davis: Cooper Union, NYC. Teaching: Greenwich House Pottery, Art School of the Aegean, Samos, Greece. Exhibited: Jane Hartsook Gallery, Media Loft Gallery, New Rochelle, NY, All Fired Up. Dave Gibson: MFA from Louisiana State University, BFA from University of the Arts. He has taught at the Clay Studio, Wayne Arts Center and with Greenwich House Pottery. Mary Marino: BFA, SUNY, New Paltz. Teaching: Kingsborough Community College Studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
borough College, Penland School of Crafts, NC., Peter’s Valley Craft Center, NJ. Exhibited at: Cheryl Hazan Gallery, Jane Hartsook Gallery, The Clocktower, Queensborough Gallery, (NYC). Eubie Blake Cultural Center (Baltimore, MD). Published: 500 Raku (Lark books) Pottery Making Illustrated. Drew Montgomery: SUNY, New Paltz. Teaching: Earthworks, Greenwich House Pottery, Craft Students League, NYC. Exhibited: American Craft Museum, Made In Clay (NYC) Matt Nolen: Teaching: Adjunct Professor of Art: NYU and Pratt Institute. Recipient of NYFAI Grant and NEA. Collections: Cooper-Hewitt Museum, (NYC) Everson Museum of Art (Newark, NJ) DeYoung Museum (San Francisco, Ca.). Outi Putkonen: BS, University of Helsinki. Cofounder of Soho Potters. Co-owner and Manager of Mugi Pottery, NYC. Bonnie Steinsnyder: MFA: Queens College. Teaching experience 92nd St Y, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Art Students’ League guest instructor. Exhibited: Loring Gallery, Arsenal Gallery, Gallery Henoch, Museum of the City of New York. Julie Terestman: MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, BFA, Boston University. Teaching: Greenwich House Pottery, Adjunct Professor: Kingsborough College. Recipient: NJ State Council Fellowship Award Exhibited: American Craft Museum, NC Mint Museum, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI. Sheryl Zacharia: Teaching: Greenwich House Pottery, Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest, NJ. Published in Handbuilt Tableware. Resident artist at Museum of Art and Design, Spring 2011.
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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
YMCA New Americans Welcome Centers Our multilingual resource and referral centers provide immigrant families with a wide array of instructional, vocational, recreational, family support, and social services including: • • • • • • •
English as a Second Language Cultural Orientation Citizenship Preparation Job Readiness Computer Literacy Adult Literacy GED Preparation
Registration/Pre-Testing & Class Schedule PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE FOR SUMMER/FALL CYCLE
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Staff directory ADMINISTRATION EXECUTIVE OFFICE Executive Director Eileen Oâ€™Connor Associate Executive Director Jasmin Cardona Special Projects Director Marjorie Jean-Jacques Executive Assistant Lisa Klebanov
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BUSSINESS OFFICE Business Manager Maria Rocha x 2614 Human Resources Coordinator Carolina Chavez x 2616 Business Department Administrator Hector Gorritz x 2609 Mail Room Coordinator Loizos Gatzaris x 2683 FUND DEVELOPMENT OFFICE Senior Director, Fund Development & Comm. Wyndy Wilder Sloan x 2611 Communication and Events Manager Aleksandra Nadolski x 2617 Development Associate Tara Hopkins x 2613 Program Coordinator Grace Rochford x 2623 BUILDINGS AND PROPERTIES Coordinator/Fire Safety Deputy Slawomir Bazylczyk x 2687 Building & Properties Admin. Assistant Jenise Walters x 2682
ARTS DEPARTMENT Coordinator, Community Arts and Theater Danabelle Denis x 2635 Visual Arts Coordinator Kate Missett x 2638 Youth Arts Coordinator Benjamin Ashe x 2634 AQUATICS DEPARTMENT Director of Aquatics Eric Klimowich Aquatics Coordinator Melanie Torres Aquatic Deck Supervisors Danielle Harper Stephen Balgrove
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EARLY CHILDHOOD DEPARTMENT Senior Director of Early Childhood Shannon Cussen x 2650 Associate Director of Early Childhood Abbey Robarge x 2651 Early Childhood Coordinator Bridget Sieling x 2652 Associate Teacher Selena Felix x 2654 HEALTHY LIFESTYLES Group Exercise/Pilates Coordinator Jonathan Wood x 2671 Personal Fitness Center Coordinator Erica Lyon x 2673 Healthy Lifestyles, Administrative Assistant Kristine Caballero x 2672
YOUTH AND FAMILY DEPARTMENT Senior Director of Youth and Family Alberto Cruz x 2640 Teen Director Johann Dubouzet x 2665 Program Assistant Damary Oramas x 2667 Teen Advisor Ciaseem Andrews x 2668 PS 165 Offsite Program Director Jessica Torres (917) 531-7347 PS 166 Offsite Program Director Veronica Edmundson (917) 531-7166
Reservations and Sales center
Regional Director of Guest Rooms Gary Villaverde x 2620 Director of Marketing & Sales Valerie Henry x 2625 RSC Business Coordinator Carol Pimentel x 2627 CSC/Guest Rooms Supervisor Francisca Infante x 2621 RSC Reservation Agents Linda Petrus Armand Sellers x 2622
Grosvenor Neighborhood House YMCA 212-749-8500
Programs MEMBERSHIP OFFICE Director of Membership Lisa Renaud Membership Coordinator Bharathi Iyer Membership Coordinator Dorothy Claborn
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Join the Cause Membership Information Mission 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. 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 Branch 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.
Lost Cards Please let us know if your card is lost or stolen. There is a fee to issue a replacement card.
Membership Cancellation Cancellation of membership requires a fifteen (15) day written notice prior to the monthly draft date. Membership Transfer Membership and program privileges are not transferable from one person to another. Membership Holds Members may put their membership on hold for 1 - 3 months during any calendar year. A monthly hold fee will be charged and 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 (excluding Discover). There is no cash option for monthly payments. • If a check or an automatic back draft is returned for insufficient funds a service fee of $15.00 will be added to the payment amount.
Registration Information Guest and Day Passes All YMCA members are given 6 complimentary guest passes per year to help introduce the Y to friends and associates. Branch members are welcome to visit other YMCA locations within NYC 10 times per year at no charge. Day passes are available to purchase. 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 Executive Director.
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Locker Rooms & Lockers • Lockers are available for daily use. Please bring your own lock and secure your belongings when using the facility. • Our family-friendly locker room 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 branch policies.
events calendar Youth & Family showcase - apap 2014 Saturday, January 11 - Sunday, January 12, times vary A global performing arts conference and marketplace. Please see www.ymcanyc.org/westside/pages/ youthfamilyshowcase for a list of performances at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater. MEMber Appreciation Lunch Free to all members. Please feel free to bring a guest! Saturday, February 8
12 - 2 PM
Saturday, June 7
12 - 2 PM
SUMMER CAMP OPEN HOUSES Please attend our Open Houses to find out more about Summer Camp at the West Side Y. Saturday, March 1
10 AM - 3 PM
Saturday, April 26
10 AM - 3 PM
Saturday, May 17
10 AM - 3 PM
ONLINE REGISTRATION is
FASTER. Just like YOU!
Take a look at our new website and get acquainted with our online registration! By logging on to our website you will be able to find all we offer by a click of a button.
HEALTHY KIDS DAY A free community event to get kids moving and learning, and families living healthier. Free to everyone! Saturday, April 26 10 AM - 4 PM SPRING ARTS GALA The event will help raise funds for the West Side YMCA youth arts programs. This is a paid event. For more information to purchase tickets please email anadolski@ ymcanyc.org. Monday, April 28
6 - 9 PM
TOUCH-A-TRUCK Is an annual, hands-on, interactive event that provide children with the opportunity to touch, climb on, sit in, and experience up close many of the trucks and vehicles they see in their everyday lives while learning from the professionals who drive them. Saturday, May 17 10 AM - 4 PM
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. Daily lockers are reserved for weights. Warm up before and cool down after your personal items while you are in the Y. Items exercise. Make sure you’ve had enough to eat and may be left overnight only in rented lockers. Please drink before exercising to prevent dizziness or speak with a Member Service Representative for lightheadedness. If you are experiencing dizziness, more information on monthly locker rentals. 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.
OUR COMMUNITY At the YMCA , creating a safe and welcoming environment is a team effort. We ask everyoneâ€”staff, members and guestsâ€”to follow our Code of Conduct, which is based on our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
1. Speaking in respectful tones; refraining from the use of vulgar or derogatory language; and dressing appropriately.
6. Participating in programs to build a healthy spirit, mind and body; never engaging in the use, sale, dispensing or possession of illegal drugs or narcotics, or 2. Resolving conflicts in a respectful, honest the unsanctioned use of alcohol on YMCA and caring manner; never resorting to premises. physical contact or threatening gestures. 7. Adherence to the YMCA Code of Conduct 3. Respecting others by refraining from and regulations is essential. intimate behavior in public; abstaining from contact of a sexual nature. 4. Respecting the property of others; never engaging in theft or destruction. 5. Creating a safe, caring environment; never carrying illegal firearms or devices.
Cooperation among staff, members and guests is an important part of making our YMCA welcoming to all. Suspension or termination of membership or employment with the YMCA may result from violating this Code of Conduct.
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.
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
Harlem YMCA 180 West 135th Street New York, NY 10030 212.912.2100
Coney Island YMCA (Opening Soon) 2980 West 29th Street Brooklyn, NY 11224 718-215-6900
Flushing YMCA 138-46 Northern Blvd. Flushing, NY 11354 718.961.6880
South Shore Center YMCA 3939 Richmond Avenue Staten Island, NY 10312 718.227.3200
McBurney YMCA 125 West 14th Street New York, NY 10011 212.912.2300
Dodge YMCA 225 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11201 718.625.3136
Jamaica YMCA 89-25 Parsons Blvd. New York, NY 11423 718.739.6600
Vanderbilt YMCA 224 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017 212.912.2500
Flatbush YMCA 1401 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11201 718.469.8100
Long Island City YMCA 32-23 Queens Blvd. Long Island City, NY 11101 718.392.7932
YMCA Counseling Service/ South Shore Center 3911 Richmond Avenue Staten Island, NY 10312 718.948.3232
West Side YMCA 5 West 63rd Street New York, NY 10023 212.875.4100
Greenpoint YMCA 99 Meserole Avenue New York, NY 11222 718.389.3700
Ridgewood YMCA 69-02 64th Street Ridgewood, NY 11385 212.912.2180
North Brooklyn YMCA 570 Jamaica Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11208 718.277.1600
Rockaways YMCA (Opening Soon) Beach 73rd Street & Rockaway Beach Blvd Queens, NY 11692 ymcanyc.org/rockaways
Bronx Branch Bronx YMCA 2 Castle Hill Avenue Bronx, NY 10473 718.792.9736
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
YMCA Counseling Service/ North Shore Center 285 Vanderbilt Avenue Staten Island, NY 10304 718.981.4382 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
The West Side YMCA Program Guide for Winter Spring 2014 which includes Early Childhood, Youth, Teen, Adult and Older Adult programs, arts an...