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We’re Ready for a Summer of Growth and Fun! (Sponsored)

In 1885 the YMCA helped to invent summer camp to provide children with positive and fun experiences that build confidence and new friendships. Our YMCA camps have something unique to offer for every age group from our Kinder camp Programs to Teen Camp. Our goal is to meet your child’s developmental needs and provide a foundation for continued learning during the summer months. Read more…

Valentine’s Day Activities for NYC Kids to Share the Love

Valentine’s Day is all about sharing the love—a theme that resonates with kids of all ages. So we’ve pulled together a list of the best Valentine’s Day events to hit up with the kids in tow. Feel the love with Greenpoint’s YMCA, even if you’re not a member. The Y is holding an open house on February 13, where families can join in on the music and festivities. Read more…

Scourge brought out of the shadows; St. Clare’s and the YMCA partner to dry parents’ tears

With the frightening record number of deaths and near-fatal overdoses officially reported for 2014, there is wide concern that the numbers for last year will be far worse. In response to the increased number of deaths due to drug use on Staten Island, the YMCA Counseling Service and St. Clare's Parish are partnering to offer a bereavement group for parents who have lost a child to substance abuse. Read more…

25 Things to Do in NYC Over Mid-Winter Recess 2016

The kids are off from school for mid-winter recess (February 15 to 19, plus two weekends!) and, if you're anything like us, you're starting to worry about how you'll keep them from going stir crazy. One idea is to practice your hoop skills and footwork with professional coaches during the YMCA Park Slope's Basketball Sports Performance Camp. Read more…