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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…

The Bronx Is Building

Competition to build housing at a multi-lot site in the Hub, a Times Square-like store-filled intersection in the Melrose neighborhood, drew seven submissions. The winning bid was La Central. Featuring a 50,000-square-foot Y.M.C.A. that will be only the second one in the Bronx, La Central will also have a rooftop telescope for a local school, a rooftop farm and a skate park, along with 45,000 square feet of new stores, including a sit-down restaurant in an area where there are few. Read more…