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Glitterati Honor Diahann Caroll, Don Peebles at NYC Mission Society Gala

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017 the city’s glitterati turned out in force the New York City Mission Society’s annual Champions for Children Gala, raising a half million dollars to help in-need youngsters and families in the city’s most underserved communities. The evening’s honoree was R. Donahue (Don) Peebles founder, chairman, and CEO of The Peebles Corporation and who also serves on the Board of Directors at the YMCA of Greater New York. Read more…

A Dance Troupe Adds Fresh Faces. The Youngest Is 66.

"Give It to You Stage," a two-act song-and-dance extravaganza at Live Arts, compiles old and new numbers into a semiautobiographical musical, addressing topics ranging from couples’ therapy and date night to the grind of getting by as artists in New York. Choreographer Larissa Velez-Jackson, an instructor at the West Side YMCA, incorporates her fitness teaching and performance work by bringing her students into "Stage." Read more…

Free swim lessons for kids at YMCA! Here’s the scoop.

A handful of NYC YMCA locations in all five boroughs are offering free swim lessons to children this spring. Read more…