Thanks!  Touch-a-Truck Fall Festival

Thank you for joining us at our 4th Annual Touch-a-Truck & Fall Family Festival at the Cross Island Y.

The 4th annual Touch-a-Truck Fundraiser was on Saturday, September 23rd. This event gave kids a chance to encounter working trucks and vehicles they see in everyday life up close and personal. Kids climbed inside, touched and explored the trucks they see every day! (Plus other cool vehicles). All the proceeds of this event go to benefit the YMCA Annual Support Campaign.  Through your participation, we raised over $20,000 in support of essential Y programs.  The YMCA Annual Support Campaign allows children to take part in our Summer Camp, Early Childhood Classes and many other YMCA programs. In 2017, we will provide over $274,000 in financial assistance to more than 250 local youth and families in need of YMCA programs and services. 

Take a look at all the photos of this year's Touch a Truck event here!

The Fall Festival also offered families a day of fun, food and entertainment with activities such as arts and crafts, bounce houses, pumpkin picking, games, face painting, music, raffles and family friendly vendors, and YMCA open house. Vehicles included FDNY Fire Trucks, Police Dept. Emergency Services Units & Mounted Police, Glen Oaks Volunteer Ambulance, Backho, Plow Truck, Cement Mixer Truck, Game Truck, NYCB Bucket truck, Con Ed Cable Truck, Department of Sanitation and US Army Humvee. 

A big thank you to our supporters and sponsors! The Answer Group NY, New York Community Bank, Applebee's, Stop & Shop, Con Edison, Empire Blue Cross BlueShield HealthPlus.

We look forward to making this event even bigger next year! So help us share this event with your friends and family on our Facebook page!


For more information about the Cross Island YMCA and to learn about upcoming events “like” the Cross Island YMCA facebook page or visit Even more fun family events are planned for the remainder of the year.