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GROSVENOR NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE Y 176 West 105th Street New York, NY 10025 P 212-749-8500


We’re proud to ensure that the YMCA is accessible to everyone, and we never want anyone to be turned away for an inability to pay. Don’t hesitate to ask about financial assistance for programs or membership. We’re happy to help. We’re able to open our doors to all thanks to a community of generous supporters of our annual Strong Kids Campaign. Contributions to Strong Kids enable us to offer a number of our programs and services at low or no cost, and to make assistance available to make participation affordable. The Y is more than a membership card. We’re bigger than the programs we offer in our facility or around the community. Will you help us as a donor or volunteer fund raiser to ensure that everyone can be a part of the Y? To donate to the Grosvenor Neighborhood House YMCA Strong Kids Campaign or to get more information, please contact Wyndy Sloan at 212-912-2611 or


GROSVENOR NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE YMCA INFORMATION The Grosvenor Neighborhood House YMCA has friendly and courteous staff, committed to providing excellent service while making your stay an enjoyable experience.


February 27, 2012 - April 29, 2012



Member: Non-Member:

Member: Non-Member:


SESSION DATES: September 6, 2011 - October 30, 2011

SESSION DATES: April 30, 2012 - June 24, 2012



Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Member: Non-Member:

August 22, 2011 August 29, 2011

October 17, 2011 October 24, 2011


October 31, 2011 - December 23, 2011 No Program Classes: December 24, 2011 - January 1, 2012


December 19, 2011 December 26, 2011

SESSION DATES: January 2, 2012 - February 26, 2012


February 13, 2012 February 20, 2012

Member: Non-Member:

April 16, 2012 April 23, 2012

June 11, 2012 June 18, 2012

SESSION DATES: June 25, 2012 - August 19, 2012


Our 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. Note: All fee-based classes will be prorated in the event of holidays or other closings.


Contact Us Phone: 212-749-8500 | Fax: 212-749-4060

ABOUT...................................................................... 4 EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS ........................... 5-6 YOUTH PROGRAMS ...............................................7-8 TEEN PROGRAMS ..................................................... 9 BIRTHDAY PARTIES................................................. 10 ADULT CLASSES ...................................................... 11


BRINGING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER GROSVENOR NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE Y An operating center of the West Side Y Grosvenor Neighborhood House YMCA (GNHY) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the economic and personal self-sufficiency of children, youth and their families. Located on the Upper West Side, GNHY provides community residents with year-round, meaningful and effective educational, careerreadiness, cultural, recreational, and counseling services. Grosvenor Neighborhood House YMCA’s extensive program offerings include early childhood, family, after school, teen center, plus adult and weekend classes. See for yourself all of the wonderful programs we built around our core areas of focus: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.



TENDERCARE The Early Childhood Program serves children ages 2 to 5 years. The YMCA is committed to providing a safe, supportive environment that helps young people develop a secure foundation for learning. We offer a nurturing yet challenging program with a developmentally appropriate curriculum where children can play, learn and discover. Children develop confidence in themselves, are aware of their strengths, and challenge themselves to succeed where they initially need support. Social development is a key component of our program. There is a strong sense of community within the center and children and families feel secure, engaged, and excited to be part of this loving environment. The development of trust, independence and initiative is fostered through a daily program of choice activities, centers, large and small group meeting times, story and music time, outdoor play and specialist classes. In addition to open-ended play, there are several special projects or activities daily. These projects are geared to the interests of the children and the early childhood goals and expectations. Children experience early literacy, math, and science activities throughout the day. We model for children and they practice and apply what they learn to play and work-based opportunities. These may include science, explorations, art projects, dramatic play or field trips. As part of the YMCA, the school also places a great deal of emphasis on physical and community awareness. Teachers plan curricular goals around the expectations for growth and learning that are appropriate for the age of the children. Tender Care students are well-prepared for Kindergarten. Families are supported in their Kindergarten search and application process. Students have been accepted to their choice schools. Open house tours and meetings are conducted from November through January. Applications are accepted during this time for the following school year. Scholarships are available based on income and availability. Tender Care Fee Schedule: Full-Time 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Monthly Fees: 2 days: $996 3 days: $1,248 5 days: $1,600

Part-Time 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Monthly Fees: 2 days: $744 3 days: $900 5 days: $1,200

MEET THE DIRECTOR Jane Rosenthal, Ed.M., brings her lifetime of experiences as an early childhood educator to the programming at the Grosvenor Neighborhood House YMCA. Jane has taught and led programs for infants through first grade. She has been a college instructor and has provided professional development for teachers and administrators throughout the country. Her work with young children, their teachers and parents at Grosvenor Neighborhood House YMCA reflects Jane’s understanding of children and the importance of developing each child’s potential during these early years. Jane graduated as a psychology major from N.Y.U. and earned her masters degree in early childhood education from SUNY at Buffalo. She studied at Bank Street, Columbia Teachers College and the University of Iowa. Her areas of expertise include child development, early literacy and language development, early childhood curriculum and the impact of the environment on learning and on play.


GROWN-UP AND ME CLASSES Grosvenor Neighborhood House YMCA offers Grown-up and Me classes for children under 3 years. The adult assists the child to participate in developmentally appropriate classes designed to be fun and encourage development as well as socialization with other young children. Preregistration is required for each 8 week session.

BUSY BODIES | 12 months - 2.5 yrs. This is a child’s first gym class. It emphasizes large motor skills development, group play, mastering the external environment and creative movement. After warming up the body with music, children burn off energy with movement games, and play with various props and equipment under adult supervision. The instructor works to improve each child’s strength, flexibility, balance and coordination. Class time ends with a cool down and stretching. Children who require adult guidance will need the accompanying adult to participate with them. Tuesday 9:30 - 10:15 AM Fees: $125 (8-week session)

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT | 12 months – 2.5 yrs. This class introduces music, singing and some creative drama to young minds. Through creative exploration using instruments and their voices, young people will begin to gain a deeper understanding of music in this energetic class. Children participate with their accompanying adult.


Wednesday Fees:

9:30 - 10:15 AM $125 (8-week session)

BABY AND ME EXERCISE CLASS | 8 - 14 months Babies have fun learning about their bodies in space during this exercise class. Children work with their caregivers to enjoy movement activities that build their core strength and prepare them for their next milestones. Music and movement experiences by our dance specialist enhance children’s enjoyment of movement while gaining strength and expertise. Thursday 9:30 - 10:15 AM Fees: $125 (8-week session)

EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASS BALLET | 3 – 5 yrs. This class introduces young dancers to ballet fundamentals. They learn the ballet language through building basic movement vocabulary. Center work focuses on articulation of the feet, positions of the body, and balance. Children practice jumps and move across the floor with simple traveling steps. Class ends with stretching to increase flexibility. Thursday 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Fees: $125 (8-week session)


Grosvenor Neighborhood House YMCA is a safe space where children can explore their interest and develop confidence through classes, camps and after school programs. Focusing on the 40 developmental assets of children, staff designs programming to incorporate project-based learning, health and fitness, academic support, and community involvement.

Y AFTER SCHOOL The Grosvenor Neighborhood House YMCA offers a wonderful after school program, serving children from schools within the community. Program participants are picked up from school and brought to GNHY by our trained counselors. While at Y After School, youth participate in enriching and fun programs, including homework assistance, dance class, arts & crafts, snack and group games. The after school program operates on the public school calendar and provides care on full days of school only (no half day care.) For an additional fee we pick up from the following schools: PS 145, PS 165, PS 163, PS 75, and Ascension School. For additional information on the After School program please contact Grace Rochford, Program Coordinator, at 212-749-8500 or e-mail September 12, 2011 - June 15, 2012 5 Days 4 Days 3 Days

Monthly Fees $300 $240 $180

Pick-Up $100 $80 (Mon - Thurs) $60 (Tues - Thurs)

HOLIDAY CAMP Join us for the days school is not in session! Holiday camp is offered on certain public school holidays, including week long breaks. During holiday camp participants engage in a variety of activities, including dance, visual arts, fun fitness, and field trips! Please be sure to pack a snack and a lunch for holiday camp. Holiday campy must meet minimum enrollment by the registration deadline. Holiday Camp Hours: Holiday Camp Fees:

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM $60 (1 day) | $300 (1 week)

Holiday Camp Date Rosh Hashanah September 29-30, 2011 Winter Break December 27-30, 2011 Mid-Winter Recess February 20-24, 2012 Spring Recess

Registration Deadline Wednesday September 21, 2011 Tuesday December 13, 2011 Monday February 6, 2012 TBD

STRONG KIDS CARDS | 5 - 17 yrs. The YMCA Strong Kids Card is part of the YMCA of Greater New York’s commitment to improving the health & fitness of New York City’s kids. Every YMCA branch in New York City is reaching out to kids in their neighborhood programs to enroll them in the YMCA Strong Kids Card initiative. To register your child for a free YMCA Strong Kids Card, simply stop by the front desk at either GNHY or the West Side YMCA. Then we’ll take their picture and print their very own Strong Kids Card. They can use their card to access the West Side YMCA during designated days & times of the Strong Kids Card activities such as family swim or weekend afternoon play space time.

MEET THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR Grace Rochford has over 8 years of experience in out of school time programming. Grace has served as a teacher and an administrator for numerous non-profit organizations in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New York. She graduated from Emerson College with a BA in Theater Education and has worked with children from ages 4-18 teaching theater, visual art, writing, movement, and environmental WEEKEND CLASSES education. Most recently Grace worked at the West Side YMCA as the Summer Arts Camp Director, the Kids Company Assistant Director, and an After School Site Coordinator. GROSVENOR NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE Y FALL 2011 | 7

Improv Theater Workshop | 9 - 12 yrs. Explore the basic rules of improvisational theater through theater games and physical exercises. Improv theater gives opportunity to learn about focus and listening skills, self confidence while performing, and teamwork. Saturday 12:00 - 1:00 PM Fee: $125 (8-week session)

Saturday Fees:

12:00 - 1:00 PM $125 (8-week session)

Jazz/Hip Hop II | 8 - 12 yrs. Open to both beginner and intermediate dancers, this class will focus on rhythm and choreography of hip hop and jazz style dance. Saturday 1:15 - 2:15 PM Fee: $125 (8-week session)

Introduction to Art | 5 -6 yrs. In this class participants will have the opportunity to explore multiple mediums including paint, pastel, mixed media, and clay. Activities in this class are designed to help children develop creativity, individuality, and self esteem. Saturday 10:45 - 11:45 AM Fee: $155 (8-week session) Visual Art II | 7 - 9 yrs. Older arts students can gain additional experience in drawing, painting, and sculpture. Participants will be introduced to various artists and movements, learning and replicating their style. No previous experience is necessary. Saturday 9:30 - 10:30 AM Fee: $155 (8-week session) Jazz/Hip Hop I | 5 - 7 yrs. Through this class, students will develop coordination and listening skills while learning basics of jazz/hip hop dance.


KARATE I & II Students learn self-defense and develop balance, fitness, coordination, self-confidence and discipline through practice of basic techniques and forms. Karate I | 5 - 7 yrs. Saturday 9:30 - 10:30 AM Fee: $125 (8-week session) Karate II | 8 - 12 yrs. Saturday 10:45 - 11:45 AM Fee: $125 (8-week session) Indoor Soccer Fundamentals | 5 - 7 yrs. Come learn indoor soccer skills such as dribbling, passing and shooting through fun games, drills, and scrimmages. Saturday 2:15 - 3:00 PM Fee: $105 (8-week session)

STRIVING FOR SUCCESS TEEN PROGRAMS Teen Programs at the Grosvenor Neighborhood House YMCA begin October 2011 with the exception of the Strong Brothers Strong Sisters program. For more information regarding the Teen Schedule please contact Grace Rochford at or 212-749-8500.



The Grosvenor Neighborhood House YMCA offers an encouraging middle school program for Middle School students. Program includes homework help, peer guiding & mentoring, step class, creative arts, and YMCA core teen development programs including Leaders Club, Teens Take the City and Future Works! Pick up service available at MS 250, Mott Hall and Ascersion for an additional fee. September 12th, 2011 - June 15, 2012 Monday - Thursday 3:00 - 6:00 PM Fee: $240/month Pick Up Fees: $80

Teens Take the City is a dynamic leadership development program that offers teens opportunities to roll up their sleeves and get involved in issues affecting them and their community. Participants embark on an eight-month adventure where they explore four fundamental areas of civic involvement. Fee: FREE!

LEADER’S CLUB One of the YMCA’s most intensive and comprehensive teen programs, providing club members with opportunities for leadership training, personal growth, service to others, and social development. The program will provide a safe haven for young people to become confident and competent adults with a sense of belonging in their community. Fee: FREE!

SPOTLIGHT ON PERFORMANCE Grosvenor Neighborhood House YMCA offers “Spotlight on Performance”, a FREE partnering program with the New York Junior League with students in grades 4th-8th grades. Participants participate in creative artistic and dramatic exercises once a week. Program includes field trips and special guests throughout the year. Monday 6:00 - 8:00 PM Fee: FREE!

YOUTH AND GOVERNMENT Youth & Government encourages students to develop leadership skills and self-confidence to last a lifetime, through the study of public issues, debate of public policy, writing of legislation and an experience in the State Government process. While working throughout the year as jurists, attorneys, legislators and members of the press corps, Grosvenor Neighborhood House YMCA participants emerge as confident peer role models and young leaders at the annual model government session at the State Capitol. Fee: FREE!

FUTUREWORKS FutureWorks is a year-round program offered for our younger teens (6th-8th grade) who are interested in learning about how to start their own business. FutureWorks offers entrepreneurial training to help teens start small ventures and to prepare them for a lifetime of responsibility, creativity, money and time management. Fee: FREE!


CELEBRATE YOUR DAY WITH THE Y BIRTHDAY PARTIES IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY! Come celebrate at the Grosvenor Neighborhood House YMCA! Choose from our exciting theme parties such as Drama, Young Artists, or Sports themed packages and make your child’s birthday unforgettable. A Saturday afternoon party would include three hour room rental, with one hour of instructor led activity for up to 20 participants. Party must be paid in full two weeks prior to party date to maintain reservation. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve the date. Detail information outlined in the birthday party contract. For additional information, contact Grace Rochford at 212-749-8500 or Birthday party age group 5-12. Time: 12:00 - 3:00 PM Fee: $350 Additional fee for supplies applies only to Young Artists Birthday Party. For additional time: $50 for every ½ hour (Applies only to room space). Extra children will be charged at $10 per child.

SPACE RENTAL Our classrooms, gym space, and rooftop are available for rent. Please note that on top of rental fees we require a $25/hour staffing fee and if your room requires a specific set up it will be an additional $50 set up fee. Please contact Kisha James at (212) 912-2680 or 10 | GROSVENOR NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE Y FALL 2011


YOGA Hatha Yoga Our Hatha Yoga classes integrate postures, breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation to stretch, strengthen, and condition. All levels are welcome. Class meets once a week. Monday 12:00 - 1:00 PM Wednesday 12:00 - 1:00 PM Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 PM Fee: $85 (8-week session) Vinyasa Yoga | Beginner + Intermediate/Advanced Class focuses on flowing sequences of yoga poses linked together by an emphasis on breathing technique. Class meets once a week. BEGINNER Tuesday 1:00 - 2:00 PM Thursday 1:00 - 2:00 PM INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED Tuesday 7:00 - 8:00 PM Friday 12:00 - 1:00 PM Fee: $85 (8-week session)

WEST AFRICAN DANCE This class introduces traditional dance, drumming and songs from various ethnic groups of Ghana, focusing on movement while also including a historical context for Ghanian dance. Monday 7:00 - 8:00 PM Friday 6:30 - 7:30 PM Fee: $105 (8-week session)

PARTNER DANCE Singles and couples are both welcome in the partner dance class. Students will learn a variety of partner dances, including swing, salsa, ballroom and more. A great date activity or a fun way to meet new people! Wednesday 6:30 - 7:30 PM Fee: $85 per person (8-week session)

INTRO TO DRAWING AND WATERCOLOR This short class will introduce principles of drawing & watercolor primarily by working with still life set ups as well as color and rendering exercises. Class meets once a week. Tuesday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Friday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Fee: $145 per session

ZUMBA Zumba速 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. Tuesday 6:00 - 7:00 PM Fee: $85 (8-week session)

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE The Grosvenor Neighborhood House YMCA wants to make sure that no child is turned away for an inability to pay. For those families that feel they cannot afford to pay the full price of our programs, we do offer financial assistance. The decision on the aid is based on need as determined by family income. To be considered, please complete a Financial Assistance application and submit it with the required documentation upon registration. The YMCA will accept Financial Assistance applications until we are unable to give away more assistance, but you will have a better chance the earlier you submit. GROSVENOR NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE Y FALL 2011 | 11

GROSVENOR NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE Y 176 West 105th Street New York, NY 10025 P 212-749-8500 E W