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New Americans Welcoming Week

The YMCA is proud to be partnering with Welcoming America to celebrate Welcoming Week 2017! Taking place September 15-24, 2017, Welcoming Week celebrates the growing movement of communities that fully embrace new Americans and their contributions to the social fabric of our country. It’s a chance for neighbors — both immigrants and U.S.- born residents — to get to know one another and celebrate what unites us as a community. Click here to see an event in your community.

While the City is ever-changing, what remains constant is the Y's commitment to being a steadfast anchor for immigrants seeking to fulfill their American dreams. Today the YMCA remains unwavering in this work. Learn more about the YMCA’s New American Centers and how you can be involved in a nation-wide movement.

Upcoming events this week

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

5:30pm-8:30pm: Taste of Culture
Prospect Park Y
357 9th Street, Brooklyn, New York

Contact: Nabila Khan @ (212) 912-2375 or and Alejandro Vilar @ (212) 912-2375 or

Join our Prospect Park community for a Taste of Culture: Ethnic Foods, Cultural Music and a Celebration of New Citizens! Attendees will enjoy ethnic foods from local restaurants while learning fun facts about each sampling! While enjoying cultural music selections, attendees will have the opportunity to meet individuals who are newcomers to the Prospect Park community as well as help celebrate the newest Citizens of the community!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

3:00pm-6:00pm: Welcoming YOU!
Flushing Y
138-46 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354

Contact: Michele Lam @ (718) 551-9352 or and Lorna Blancflor @ (718) 551-9351 or

Visit the Welcoming Booth at the Flushing Y! Take your picture; learn a new dance or video a story!  

September 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 2017

11:00am-3:00pm each day: Eat, Snap, Share #Chinatown Restaurant Week!
Chinatown Y
100 Hester Street, New York, New York
Contact: Jie Ling Chen @ (212) 219-8363 or

Join your neighbors from around the world and the Chinatown New Americans Welcome Center for an Eat, Snap, Share #Chinatown Restaurant Week! Let your taste be your guide as participating restaurants Welcome you to enjoy their various ethnic cuisines! Chinese, Thai, Singapore, Indonesian, Mexican and Italian are just a few options! 

Friday, September 22, 2017 

3:00pm-5:00pm: Citizenship Celebration!
Staten Island Y @ New York Public Library – Stapleton Branch
132 Canal Street, Staten Island, New York 10304
Contact: Joanne Springstead @ (718) 981-4382 or

Join the Staten Island New Americans Welcome Center as they celebrate 100 new Citizens!