News & Highlights
Here is your one-stop-shop for all that is happening at the Y in May. Make sure to take a look as there is something for all ages! Click here: http://conta.cc/12holCj
Since its inception, Victory Day has always been the most sacred holiday in Russia, marking the surrender of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union in the Second World War in 1945. The war took the lives of 27 million Russian citizens in four year of fighting. For Russians today, it is an important tradition to remember those who are gone and honor those who are still alive. Every year, the Y organizes a beautiful event where Russian veterans are invited to share in food, songs, and memories.
Thanks to the efforts of Y Board Member Marilyn Napoli and former Board President Herbert Ackerman, The Neuberger Berman Foundation has supported a free SAT Preparation Program at the Y for underserved high school students in Washington Heights/Inwood since 2010.
As educators, every so often we are bestowed with the gift of watching the seeds we plant take root and blossom into the flowers that help beautify the world. Life, through the eyes of a child is unblemished, truthful, full of promise and immediate. It matters not whether this is your own child, or one you have come to know. Whether in a classroom setting, summer camp or function of neighborhood or community, these child's eyes will ultimately transform what we typically perceive to be beautiful into a greatly enhanced version of its original state.
New York often feels pervaded by a culture of busyness: people working, going to school, making art, raising families, going out for dinner, walking their dogs. So it’s inspiring to see a group of people who have given so much of their time to helping others through volunteering. To recognize these individuals and the work they do, UJA-Federation held a Volunteer Recognition Ceremony on April 22nd as part of National Volunteer Appreciation Week.
Welcome to the Center for Adults Living Well @ the Y, where we CELEBRATE HEALTH every day with members who are ages 60 and better. On March 12, 2013, we performed a surprise flash mob in the middle of the health fair organized by Columbia Nursing Students. Choreographers included SHALL WE DANCE instructor Andres Santiago and Zumba instructor Eve Cedillo who teach each week at the Y.
Check out our media section for a link to the full video, and our Health & Fitness section for information on how you can get involved in our many fun activities!
“Why don’t you get a summer job?’ seems to be the cry of mothers everywhere to their teenage children. During those hot summer months, the choice for teens and young adults seems to be lounge around the house, or get a summer job. But due to the current job market where adults are scrounging for full-time positions, opportunities for part-time teenagers seem to be dwindling.
Children are a treasure, a blank canvas open to all possibilities.
When you visit our Y preschool classrooms, you will see our children busy at work, exploring topics of interest through interaction with a variety of materials and through collaboration with other children and adults. Children in the different classrooms are busy exploring carefully selected topics and engaging in a variety of relevant projects. In one classroom, children are studying New York City, creating buildings and skyscrapers and posters for “Broadway” shows.
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