HARLEm YmCA FALL 2011 by jianghongl


FALL 2011

harlem YmCa
180 West 135th Street
New York, NY 10030
P 212.912.2100
  FOR                          Nurturing the potential of every child and teen
  YOUTH                        We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what
  DEVELOPmENT                  they can achieve. That’s why, through the YmCa, millions of youth today are cultivating
                               the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and
                               educational achievement.

  FOR                          Improving our community’s health and well-being
  HEALTHY                      In neighborhoods across the five boroughs, the YMCA is a leading voice on health
  LIVING                       and well-being. The Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and
                               fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result,
                               nearly 400,000 youth, adults and families are receiving the support, guidance and
                               resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind
                               and body.

  FOR                          Giving back and providing support to our neighbors
  SOCIAL                       The YmCa has been listening and responding to New York City’s most critical social
  RESPONSIBILITY               needs for 160 years. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through
                               education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse demographic populations
                               through global services, or preventing chronic disease and building healthier
                               communities through collaborations with policymakers, the Y fosters the care and
                               respect all people need and deserve.

  We’re Here for Good. It’s been the signature phrase of New York City’s YmCa since early 2008, and it describes the Y’s
  commitment to building the foundations of—and strengthening—our communities, through nurturing the potential of every
  child and teen, improving community health and well-being and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

  We’re here for you and your family. We’re here for the community. We’re here for good.

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We know firsthand how difficult it can be to find balance in life. That’s why we’re here with you every day,
making sure that you, your family and our community have the resources and support needed to learn,
grow and thrive.
With a focus on developing the potential of kids, improving health and well-being, and giving back and
supporting our neighbors, your participation will not just bring about meaningful change in yourself, but in
your community too. Here are some of the ways you can get involved.

Join the harlem YmCa and become part of a community
committed to helping you and your kids learn, grow and            FEES
thrive. Y members receive full access to the facility’s Fitness   membership Types                 HARLEm YmCA                         City-wide   Joiner’s Fee
Center, Pool, Gym and lockerrooms; priority registration for        Youth (up to 11)*                  $240/yr                       n/a             -
classes and programs; discounts on classes and programs
with a fee; and six guest passes each year to share with            Teen (12 - 17)                     $300/yr                       n/a             -
friends.                                                            Student**                          $47/mo                        $75/mo          $125
                                                                    adult (18 - 64)                    $58/mo                        $93/mo          $125
The option for a City-wide membership allows you to use
any of the other YmCas in manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens,              Senior (65+)                       $47/mo                        $75/mo          $125
Bronx, and Staten Island – each of which offers quality             Family I***                        $76/mo                        $109/mo         $125
facilities and programs... and a swimming pool.
                                                                    Family II (2 adults                $99/mo                        $167/mo         $125
                                                                    & kids)****
Do you need someone to look after your child                      *Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult when using the facility

(ages 6 mos.-7 yrs.) while you work out? We’re here for           **Any age, full time, 12+ credits, must bring copy of transcript
                                                                  ***1 Adult and kids under 18 years, living in the same household
you! You may bring your child (for a maximum of two hours         ****2 Adults and kids under 18 years, living in the same household
per day) to the YmCa Child Watch Program. Kids will enjoy
creative play in a fun, safe environment with responsible
YmCa staff members. This is a free service available to
members only. Please register at the member Services Desk
in advance.

When you volunteer at the Y, you take an active role in
bringing about meaningful, enduring change right in your
own neighborhood. as a program volunteer, board member
or Strong Kids Campaign fundraiser, you can make a
difference for our Y and the community as a whole.

Visit ymcanyc.org/careers for open positions in our staff
family at the YmCa or at one of more than 100 sites
throughout the five boroughs and at our New York YMCA
Camp upstate.

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We’re proud to ensure that the YMCA is accessible to everyone, and we never want anyone to be turned
away for an inability to pay. Don’t hesitate to ask about financial assistance for programs or membership.
We’re happy to help.
We’re able to open our doors to all thanks to a community of generous supporters to our annual Strong Kids
Campaign. Contributions to Strong Kids enable us to offer a number of our programs and services at low or no
cost, and to make assistance available to make participation affordable.
The Y is more than a membership card. We’re bigger than the programs we offer in our facility or around the
community. Will you help us as a donor or volunteer fundraiser to ensure that everyone can be a part of the Y?

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STAFF LISTING                                    HOURS OF OPERATION                               2011 FALL
Tiffeny Forrest – executive Director             monday - Friday:        5:30 am - 11:00 pm       SESSION & REGISTRATION DATES
212-912-2113, tforrest@ymcanyc.org               Saturday :              6:00 am - 8:00 pm
                                                 Sunday:                 8:00 am - 8:00 pm        SESSION 5 REGISTRATION DATES
latoya Jackson - Youth & Family Director                                                          members:         august 22, 2011
212-912-2162, ljackson@ymcanyc.org               Pool Hours                                       Non-members:     august 29, 2011
                                                 monday - Friday:        6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Bill Kanas - membership &                                                                         Session 5 Dates
                                                 Saturday :              6:30 am - 7:30 pm
healthy lifestyles Director                                                                       September 6, 2011 - October 30, 2011
                                                 Sunday:                 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
212-912-2112, wkanas@ymcanyc.org
Charkeita “Sunny” anderson – aquatics Director   HOLIDAY HOURS
212-912-2116, canderson@ymcanyc.org              labor Day                                        SESSION 6 REGISTRATION DATES
                                                 monday, September 5         7:00 am - 8:00 pm    members:         October 17, 2011
James haynes – Transitional housing Director                                                      Non-members:     October 24, 2011
212-912-2120, jhaynes@ymcanyc.org                Thanksgiving
                                                 Thursday, November 24       7:00 am - 8:00 pm    Session 6 Dates
Balan Iyer – Business manager                                                                     October 31, 2011 - December 23, 2011
212-912-2105, biyer@ymcanyc.org                  Christmas eve
                                                 Saturday, December 24       7:00 am - 3:00 pm    COmmUNITY OUTREACH CENTER
Thalia Kwok - Program Coordinator, literacy                                                       OaSaS afterschool Program &
Zone & Guest room Services                       Christmas Day                                    New americans Welcome Center
212-912-2163, tkwok@ymcanyc.org                  Sunday, December 25         Closed               212-690-4024
Donté Jones - Personal Training Coordinator      (On these holidays, there will be no group
212-912-2115, djones@ymcanyc.org                 exercise, youth program, or aquatic classes. )   GUEST ROOmS
Gigi Davis-Booth - executive assistant/          There will be NO CLASS on the following dates:
Black achievers in Industry Coordinator               August 22 - September 5, 2011
212-912-2113, gdavis@ymcanyc.org                      December 24, 2011 - January 1, 2012

Katakyie Ofori - membership Coordinator
212-912-2104, kofori@ymcanyc.org
Sonia allen - Financial assistance/
Youth & Family Program assistant
212-912-2169, sallen@ymcanyc.org

   Contact Us Phone: (212) 912-2100 | email: harlem@ymcanyc.org | Web: ymcanyc.org/harlem

                                                             Wellness ProgrAMs...............................6-9

                                                             FAMilY ProgrAMs ................................ 10-11

                                                             YouTH AnD Teen ProgrAMs............... 12-18

                                                             MeMbersHiP inForMATion ................ 20-26


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How do you define wellness? Whatever your goals, the Y is ready to support you
on your journey toward improved health.
PleAse ConsulT Your PHYsiCiAn beFore sTArTing An eXerCise ProgrAM.
schedules are available at the Member services Desk.

Fitness Orientation                                            Personal Training
New to the Y? We offer a complimentary fitness orientation     looking for a new challenge or need some additional
with one of our staff for all new members as an introduction   motivation? A certified YMCA Personal Trainer can be
to our cardiovascular and strength training equipment.         just what you need. Our trainers will evaluate your
appointments can be scheduled at the member Services           health history and lifestyle to design a program that
Desk.                                                          will specifically meet your needs and help you achieve
                                                               your goals.
Y Personal Fitness Program
                                                               # sessions 30 min.       1       3       5     10        20
If you’ve been thinking about exercising but don’t know
where to begin, the Y Personal Fitness Program is for you.     Member         $35     $55 $150 $240 $460 $900
It’s designed for those new to exercising or those who         non-Member $50         $75 $210 $340 $660 $1300
haven’t exercised for some time and want instruction,
support, and motivation. The Y Personal Fitness Program
will help you develop and maintain a physically active         Personal Training Session Cancellations & Polices
lifestyle to meet your own personal needs and goals. The       Personal training sessions last 30 or 60 minutes in length.
12-week program includes four sessions with a Y Personal       a client may cancel directly with the trainer without penalty
Fitness Coach. Please sign up for Y Personal Fitness at        by giving 24 hours notice. If notice is not given within a
our membership Desk. This program is Free for all YmCa         24-hour period, the client will be charged for the session.
members.                                                       all sessions are valid for one year from date of purchase.
                                                               Only YmCa training staff is permitted to conduct personal
                                                               training sessions within the facility.
                                                               For additional information or to set up an appointment, stop
                                                               by the membership Desk or contact Donte Jones, Personal
                                                               Training Coordinator at 212-912-2115. all sessions must
                                                               be purchased at the membership Desk before the initial

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          YOU CAN
          TAKE CONTROL
          Reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes with
          the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program (YDPP).

          If you are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, The YMCA’s Diabetes
          Prevention Program can help you adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles that
          will help you reduce your chances of developing diabetes.
          Over the course of 16 weekly one-hour sessions, a trained lifestyle coach
          will help you learn about healthy eating, getting started with physical
          activity, overcoming stress, staying motivated and other behavior changes,
          all in a comfortable classroom setting.

             PROGRAM GOALS:
             • Reduce body weight by 7%
             • Increase physical activity to 150 min/wk

          Call Judy Ouziel at 212-912-2524, visit nyc.ydiabetes.com or ask
          the membership desk to see how to qualify and for more information.
          The YMCA is committed to helping prevent chronic disease by giving individuals of all ages tools for healthy living.

All Adult exercise Classes are Free for YMCA members!                                          Boot Camp - An efficient circuit training workout that
schedules are available at the Member services Desk.                                           challenges your entire body, utilizing calisthenics such as
                                                                                               pushups, jumping jacks, crunches and other body weight
Drop-In rate                    1 Class         Session                                        exercises.
member                           Free             Free
                                                                                               BOSU Ball – Challenges your balance, stability core
Non-member                        $12              $40                                         strength using the BOSU ball. BOSU stands for “both sides
                                                                                               utilized”. learn the versatility of the BOSU and enjoy a full
                                                                                               body workout.
Aqua Aerobics - low to high-impact aerobics classes held                                       Circuit Training - Full body workout with emphasis on
in the shallow and deep end of the pool. These classes                                         individual muscle groups throughout the class.
utilize the resistance and buoyancy of the water to tone the
muscles while protecting the joints. Great for all ages!                                       Core Training - This class focuses on abdominal, back and
                                                                                               core muscle training and stabilization to improve the body’s
Aqua Insanity – an intense power punch water experience                                        overall functional strength.
for those looking for the next level of aerobics. Using water
resistance and various drills to build up endurance, muscle,                                   Dharma Yoga - This style of yoga is done at a quicker
and increase stamina. This class is an aDVaNCeD aerobics                                       pace. Yoga has been proven to help circulation through
course.                                                                                        various postures and breathing techniques.
Ballet Stretch - Stretching is an essential component of                                       Kettle Bells - Functional, compound exercises work
fitness that is often neglected or left out in preference for                                  multiple muscle groups simultaneously, developing strength
developing other areas of fitness. This class uses a                                           and muscular endurance and efficient caloric expenditure.
variety of stretching methods to gradually increase muscle                                     With a focus on integrating breathing, movement and
strength and extend the range of movement at the joints.                                       alignment with your ability to control balance and weight.
This may help prevent injury and improve performance of
health and sports related activities.
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Kripalu Yoga Flow - By holding and sustaining postures        Spinning® - a great cardio workout of simulated road
that help produce the polar opposites of tension/relax-       bike riding to energizing music, appropriate for all fitness
ation, Kripalu helps master your will and allows access to    levels. You can adjust your workout to match your personal
deep states of surrender. It helps relieve stress, improve    level. The instructors will lead you on a ride designed to
strength, and increase flexibility. Kripalu Flow moves from   improve your fitness on a variety of levels.
one posture to the next linking breath, intention,
                                                              Step -This class integrates the needs of all levels by intro-
alignment, and awareness of the subtle body. It helps with
                                                              ducing new , more challenging types of choreography on
physical endurance, nuero- muscular connection, a calm
                                                              the step bench, with an emphasis on proper step form.
state of mind, and increases tone and energy level.
                                                              Stott Pilates – By focusing on proper core awareness,
Legs & Balance - Build muscle tone and definition in your
                                                              coordination and control, pilates creates optimal musculo-
legs and core through strength training and balance
                                                              skeletal performance - strength, flexibility and endurance
                                                              - without risking injury or building bulk. Creating a balanced
mat Pilates - Take your body to the mat. This class           and aligned body that looks fit, feels revitalized, and moves
combines proper body awareness and alignment, good            with ease.
posture and easy graceful movements to increase Core
                                                              Total Body Conditioning – a full body workout designed
strength, flexibility and total body awareness.
                                                              to strengthen and tone the upper and lower body using
Power Yoga – This style of yoga is challenging and focuses    hand-held weights.
on balance and healing.
                                                              Zumba® - Zumba is a fusion of latin and International
Power Sculpt - This class focuses on strengthening and        music, utilizing dance themes that create a dynamic,
fine–tuning all major muscle groups using free weights.       exciting, effective fitness program. The routines feature
                                                              aerobic interval training with a combination of fast and
SilverSneakers® - have fun and move to the music
                                                              slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.
through a variety of exercises designed to increase
muscular strength, range of movement, and activity for
daily living skills. hand-held weights, elastic tubing with
handles, and a ball are offered for resistance; and a chair
is used for seated and/or standing support.

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DANCE                                                           Private & Semi-Private Swim
                                                                Private swim lessons offer more individualized
Belly Dance - a dance movement class that focuses               attention and more specific skill development. Working
on the core muscles, emphasizing muscular isolations.           with an instructor one-on-one can help you prepare for a
Dance to middle eastern rhythms while learning traditional      special event or give you a more comfortable and confidant
movements and combinations.                                     feeling as you learn.
mambo/Salsa - This class captures the spirit of latin           Sessions are 45 minutes. Students are assigned an
america with electrifying music and a step by step coaching     instructor and schedule after registering. Session may be
of salsa and mambo dance.                                       held when other aquatic programs are in progress.
Dance Class Fees                                                Private lessons                 4          8
Drop-In rate             1 Class     Session                    member                       $150        $250
member                     $12         $40                      Non-member                   $250        $350
Non-member                 $15         $80
                                                                Semi Private lessons*           4          8
                                                                member                        $75        $120
mARTIAL ARTS CLASSES                                            Non-member                   $130        $200
Spirit Karate - Spirit Karate teaches a unique integrated       *Semi Private lessons are based on a per person rate and
training of the body, mind, and spirit, emphasizing the true    can include up to 3 participants. *Persons must bring their
essence of karate-do. This class is fit for beginners as well   own partner(s) to register for semi privates.
as seasoned karate participants.
                                                                Schedule: By appointment only. We require a 24-hour
Challenge Karate - Take this class to experience a              cancellation notice, or you will be billed for the session.
beautiful blend of Spirit Karate and Shotokan styles.           Private/Semi Private lessons are valid for three months
Taught by master Tony Johnson.                                  from the date of purchase. any unused lessons will be void
Capoeira - an ancient martial art of african origin,            at that time.
Capoeira combines fluid, dance-like movements with kicks,
head butts, tripping sweeps and the appearance of
playfulness or vulnerability. music is played on traditional    Adult Beginner / Intermediate
instruments to accompany the players, to teach the
rhythmic heart of the art, and also to mask its power.          Beginner
Capoeira will challenge even the experienced gym                This class is designed to teach basic swimming
participant because it requires a combination of strength,      techniques such as the front crawl, starting with the
balance and coordination. No previous Capoeira experience       flutter kick and progressing to the arm stroke and
required.                                                       rhythmic breathing. Deep water skills are also intro-
martial Arts Class Fees                                         duced. No previous swimming experienced required.
Drop-In rate             1 Class     Session
member                     $12         $40                      Some experience required. Participants are NOT afraid
                                                                of water. Class focuses on front crawl, rotary
Non-member                 $15         $80
                                                                breathing, and treading water.

                                                                Fee:    members          $100
ADULT AqUATICS CLASSES                                                  Non-member       $170

The pool is located on the second level of the harlem
YMCA. Certified lifeguards are on duty at all times when
the pool is open. Schedules are available at the membership
desk. swim caps are not provided, but are available for
purchase and must be worn at all times in the pool.

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The Harlem YMCA creates meaningful experiences for every member of your family. enjoy lower rates on all
youth programs and activities and access to free special events with a family membership. Family fun for

FAmILY PROGRAmS                                                PARENT/CHILD PROGRAmS
Family Fitness Time – Families workout together,               Rumble & Tumble (Ages 9 –17 months)
improving health and fitness levels while spending quality     a motor development and movement awareness class that
time together. Family Fitness Time is designed to develop      includes activities such as stretching, aerobics, balancing,
a workout plan they can stick to together. Our fitness         ball play, and songs in a loosely structured and relaxed
center staff will assist your family in developing a workout   environment that promotes physical strength, flexibility,
plan. Participating families must consist of at least one      confidence, self-esteem and fun. Class requires active
adult with children 12 years and over and must attend an       parental or caregiver support. This class is available once a
orientation and come prepared with proper fitness attire.      week for eight-week session.
Family Nights – each month, bring your family to the           Members:        Free
harlem YmCa to play and have fun together. enjoy
various activities, such as family swim, basketball, arts &
crafts. Family nights will be held once a month. Contact       Grown Up & Child Swim
membership desk for more information.                          harlem YmCa swim instructors teach pre-schoolers to
                                                               be comfortable and safe both in and around the water.
Family Swim – Families come to swim and enjoy the pool         Children are assigned to classes according to their ability.
safely while spending quality time together.                   Swim caps must be worn to enter the pool—and are not
                                                               provided by the harlem Y. Swim caps are available for
Kids Night Out – Do you need a night out to go to dinner
                                                               purchase. All infants and toddlers ( under 3 years old)
or even shopping, or do you just want to relax? Bring your
                                                               must be accompanied by a parent—and must wear a
children to the harlem YmCa, where our trained staff will
                                                               “swim diaper.”
engage your youth in fun and creative activities.
                                                               For more information about our aquatics program, please
                                                               contact 212-912-2116 or canderson@ymcanyc.org.

                                                               Shrimp (Ages 6 –12 months)
                                                               Babies start to become comfortable in the water and
                                                               curious about blowing bubbles. Songs incorporate gestures
                                                               that encourage aquatic movement.
                                                               Kipper (Ages 12 –28 months)
                                                               This class is a sheer treat for little ones. Tots start to blow
                                                               bubbles, scoop the water, and kick. They are encouraged to
                                                               float on their backs and do push offs.

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Inia (Ages 20 –36 months)
This class helps children develop stronger kicks, increase
arm motion and coordinate arm and leg action. Children are
encouraged to practice blowing bubbles and learn face dips.

swim Class Fees
Members:        $70
non-Members: $140

Tumbling Tots (Ages 18 months – 4 years)
Pre-school and Kindergarten children will engage in friendly
and non-competitive classes providing age-appropriate
activities including gymnastics apparatus skills, tumbling
and group games. Professionally trained staff will ensure
that children have fun while focusing on achievement at
their own pace. Finally, children will become more confident,
more willing to take risks, and challenge themselves in new
Members:        Free
non-Members:    $100

Child Watch Hours
Do you need someone to look after your child
(ages 6 mos.-7 yrs.) while you work out? We’re here for
you! You may bring your child (for a maximum of two hours
per day) to the YmCa Child Watch Program. Kids will enjoy
creative play in a fun, safe environment with responsible       Y member Birthday Fees
YmCa staff members. This is a free service available to         room Only = $250
members only. Please register at the member Services Desk       Gym Only = $300 (Sports & Games, NO FOOD)
in advance.                                                     Pool & room = $350.00
                                                                Gym & room = $350.00
monday - Friday:          10:00 am - 1:00 pm                    Gym, Pool & room = $450.00
                          5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
                                                                Non- member Birthday Fees
Saturday & Sunday:        10:00 am - 3:00 pm
                                                                room Only = $300
                                                                Gym Only = $350 (Sports & Games, NO FOOD)
Birthday Parties                                                Pool & room = $450.00
Book your birthday party with the harlem YmCa and let           Gym & room = $450.00
one of our professional staff help you enjoy Gym & Swim!        Gym, Pool & room = $550.00
Parties are booked on Saturdays or Sundays for two
                                                                a $100.00 non-refundable deposit with a party agreement
hours between 3:30 - 6:30 pm. all birthday parties will
                                                                is required to reserve your space. all fees include up to 20
be supervised/coordinated by Y staff. Birthday parties are
                                                                guests. To book your birthday party please contact latoya
for children ages 5 -12 yrs. of age. Up to 20 children per
                                                                Jackson at 212.912.2162 or ljackson@ymcanyc.org.
What to expect when having your party at the YmCa...
• Your favorite YMCA activity all to yourself.
• An enthusiastic staff person to assist with your set-up
  and ensure that you have everything that you need.
• A qualified staff person to lead games and activities that
  will keep all party-goers busy and happy for 45 minutes
  to 1 hour.
• NO hassles for you. Let the YMCA do all the work.
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The Harlem YMCA provides after school, day and weekend programming for youths ages 3 to 18 years.
We offer a host of programs that promote healthy spirit, mind and body through intellectual, social
and recreational activities. The programming objective is to provide tools and resources that enhance
children’s individual skills and talents as well as teach young people cultural diversity, and understanding
of all people. The YMCA is a safe haven for all youth.

FOR CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGE                                     Basketball & Soccer Combo
                                                                 3-6 years & 7-12 years
OF 3 AND 12 YEARS                                                Get the ball rolling! Children will develop the fundamentals
(see the front desk for complete schedule)                       of both soccer and basketball. They will increase their self
                                                                 confidence and the ability to work as a team in a fun
Art Start                                                        non-competitive environment.
3-6 years
This early art experience introduces young children to a             Members:     $55
variety of materials and basic art concepts, such as color,          non-Members: $100
line, shape, and texture. Storytelling will be integrated with
drawing and painting. This is a nurturing environment that       Kids Yoga
will stress experimentation, creativity, and FUN! This course
                                                                 3-4 years & 5-8 years
serves as an exciting introduction to the world of arts and
                                                                 3-4 year old program: Yoga comes to life in these fun
all its possibilities.
                                                                 and creative classes designed to stimulate a young child’s
                                                                 growing curiosity. Playful yoga poses, animated breathing
    Members:     $55
                                                                 exercises and imaginative relaxation techniques, teach 2,
    non-Members: $100
                                                                 3 and 4-year olds about their budding bodies. Sprinkled
                                                                 with music, crafts, picture books, puppets and other age-
Basketball Foundation                                            appropriate props, we’ll spark the child’s inner creativity
3-6 years & 7-12 years                                           while enhancing language development, motor coordination
Does your son/daughter enjoy playing basketball? enroll          and play skills. This class participants are accompanied by
him or her today in our instructional youth basketball           parents & guardians.
clinics. Children will work with an experienced instructor
to develop their skills in an environment that encourages        5-8 year old program: Cooperative games, theme
praise and positive reinforcement. The skills which will be      activities, storytelling, music, and art engage the natural
covered are dribbling, shooting, passing, and the defensive/     energy and enthusiasm of the 5, 6 and 7-year old child.
offensive rules of the game. This is a great place for your      Classes explore yoga poses, breathing exercises, visual
child to make new friends and build upon their basketball        imagery and relaxation techniques while conveying lessons
skills.                                                          in self-expression, body image, social skills, positive
     1 x week     Members:           $55                         thinking.
                  non-Members: $100
     2 x week     Members:           $85                             Members:     $55
                  non-Members: $135
                                                                     non-Members: $100

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Karate                                                            Healthy Y Kids
3-6 years & 7-12 years                                            7-12 years
Participants will develop balance, coordination, self             a lifestyle program, healthy Y Kids addresses physical
confidence and discipline through this martial art form.          activity and nutrition in a fun and creative way. Children
Classes focus on the development of children’s proper             will learn to make healthy snacks in which they can
attitude, behavior and character through building                 prepare at home with their families. Parental support and
self-esteem and self-discipline and instilling respect for        encouragement is necessary for this program. FREE
themselves and others.
     1 x week      Members:         $55                           Dance & Step
                   non-Members: $100                              8-12 years
     2 x week      Members:         $85                           Designed for beginner and intermediate dancers, this high
                   non-Members: $135                              energy dance class will go more in depth with hip-hop
                                                                  training, including the latest dance trends and moves. This
quick Start Tennis                                                class is great for the student who just wants to come and
3-6 years & 7-12 years                                            get funky as well as the serious dancer looking to improve
This is a great introduction to the sport of tennis. The          their hip hop skills.
harlem YmCa tennis coach will instruct on the basics, such
as court awareness, skills, and the rules of tennis. all skills   all movements and dance routines will be modest and age
and techniques will be taught in the form of games and            appropriate.
physical activities. Tennis has become a sport for all to
enjoy and play for a lifetime. So come and enjoy the exciting         Members:     Free
sport of tennis at the harlem YmCa.
                                                                      non-Members: $100
     1 x week           Members:            $55
                        non-Members:        $100
                                                                  Y Afterschool
     2 x week           Members:            $85
                                                                  Y after School is geared to further enriching kids’ academic
                        non-Members:        $135
                                                                  development, engaging them in healthy physical activity and
                                                                  fostering positive social interactions. each program offers
Soccer                                                            the highest quality instruction and supervision, provided by
3-6 years & 7-12 years                                            trained and qualified staff members. The following public
Our indoor soccer classes are fun instructional classes with      schools participate in the harlem YmCa’s Y afterschool
an emphasis on playing the game. Both boys and girls will         program:
develop the basic techniques in passing and shooting the
soccer ball for a goal. most importantly, they will make new      PS 4: 212-928-0739
friends and learn that team work and sportsmanship are            500 West 160th Street, NY, NY 10032
critical in succeeding in the game.
      1 x week          Members:            $55                   PS 57: 212-860-5812
                        non-Members:        $100                  176 east 115th Street, NY, NY 10029
      2 x week          Members:            $85
                        non-Members:        $135                  PS 123: 212-690-5925
                                                                  301 West 140th Street NY, NY 10030
Kick, Catch & Throw
5-8 years                                                         PS 129: 212-690-5932
Through a range of developmentally appropriate activities,        301 West 140th Street NY, NY 10030
children are introduced to the fundamentals of basketball,
t-ball, tennis and indoor soccer. Parents are encouraged to       Prevention education Program
come along with their children.                                   ages: 5-17

    Members:     Free                                             The Harlem Y operates two New York State Office of
    non-Members: $100                                             alcohol Substance abuse Services (O.a.S.a.S) programs.
                                                                  The after school program provides workshops, discussion
                                                                  groups, sports activities and positive healthy alternatives
                                                                  that promote lifestyles that are alcohol-free and drug-
                                                                  free. We service two populations, youth and teen. Our
                                                                  youth component is for ages 5-12, held in an after school
                                                                  setting monday-Friday 3-6pm. Our teen component is for

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ages 13-17. Students must provide a letter of referral and    Starfish 1 & 2
completed medical forms to be eligible for participation in   3-5 years
the program. For program information call latoya Jackson,     This class is for the most advanced Pre-School swimmers.
212-912-2162, or ljackson@ymcanyc.org.                        The class is held in the deep water. Children must be
                                                              able to tread water for 1 minute, swim the front crawl
Or visit the following location:                              and backstroke 10 feet. registration for this class is by
harlem river Outreach Center                                  invitation only.
2627 7th avenue, New York, NY
212-690-4024                                                  Polliwog
                                                              6-12 years
Fee: Free Program! YMCA membership is not required to
                                                              This is a beginner swim class for students who are NOT
                                                              confident in water. Students will become more comfortable
                                                              with putting their faces in the water. They will also learn
Holiday Camp                                                  proper kicks and arm motions, floating on their backs.
When school’s out, the Y is there to keep kids safe and
engaged in fun, healthy activities to let working moms and
dads rest easy. Y holiday Camp is geared to engage kids in    Guppy
healthy physical activity and fostering positive social       6-12 years
interactions. each program offers the highest quality         Designed for the intermediate beginner. Guppies need to
instruction and supervision, provided by trained and          be able to swim with their faces in the water and float
qualified staff members.                                      comfortably on their backs. Students will be introduced to
                                                              backstroke and rotary breathing. The ability to tread water
                                                              for 1 minute is required.
Full DAYs: Open to children ages 5 to 12 years. hours are
9am - 5pm, with extended hours available from 8am until
7pm. Pre-registration is required.                            minnow
                                                              6-12 years
2 day Holiday Camp - Sept. 29 and 30                          minnows must be able to swim front crawl with rotary
                                                              breathing and tread water for 2 minutes. They will need to
8am-6pm          $50.00 (members); $90 (non-members)
                                                              be ready to swim 4-6 laps without stopping. Students are
Winter Break -December 26-30                                  also introduced to breaststroke. This class is held in deep
8am-6pm        $100.00 (members); $175 (non-members)          water.

YOUTH & TEEN AqUATICS                                         6-12 years
                                                              Swimmers must have a good front crawl, backstroke, diving
The pool is located on the second level of the harlem         skills, breast stroke and be ready to learn dolphin kick.
YMCA. Certified lifeguards are on duty at all times when      They must also be able to tread water for 2 minutes and
the pool is open. Schedules are available at the membership   swim 6-12 laps without stopping. This class is held in deep
desk. swim caps are not provided, but are available for       water.
purchase and must be worn at all times in the pool.
                                                              Flying Fish
Pike                                                          6-12 years
3-5 years                                                     Swimmers must have good front crawl with proper
This class is for children who are non-swimmers.              breathing, backstroke and breaststroke and should
Students learn progressive independent swimming with          be in proper form. Students need to tread water for 3
the assistance of an instructor. They are taught to blow      minutes and swim 10-15 laps without stopping. They
bubbles, face dips and coordinate arm and leg motions.        will be introduced to the butterfly, open turns, and rotary
                                                              breathing. This class is held in deep water.
3-5 years                                                     Shark
This is an intermediate level class that focuses on           6-12 years
independent swimming. rays should be able to put              Swimmers must have excellent front crawl and backstroke.
their faces in the water and swim 5 feet on their front       Students should demonstrate coordination in breaststroke
unassisted.                                                   and butterfly as well to be able to tread water for 6
                                                              minutes, perform a 200-yard I.m. and swim 15+ laps.

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They must be ready to polish strokes and turns. Beginner      *Semi Private lessons are based on a per person rate and
lifeguard skills are taught in this class, which is held in   can include up to 3 participants. *Persons must bring their
deep water.                                                   own partner(s) to register for semi privates.
                                                              Schedule: must be 6 years old or older. By appointment
swim Class Fees
                                                              only. We require a 24-hours cancellation notice, or you
Members:        $70
                                                              will be billed for the session. Private/Semi Private lessons
non-Members: $140                                             are valid for three months from the date of purchase. any
                                                              unused lessons will be void at that time.
Private & Semi-Private Swim                                   Second Grade Swim
Private swim lessons offer more individualized                The YmCa’s 2nd Grade Swim works to build on students
attention and more specific skill development. Working        aquatic skills, while enhancing self confidence and
with an instructor one-on-one can help you prepare for a      well-being. Classes will run in eight-week cycles during the
special event or give you a more comfortable and confidant    academic year during school hours. The specific program
feeling as you learn.                                         hours will be arranged between the participating schools
Sessions are 45 minutes. Students are assigned an             and the YmCa, and will be based on the availability of
instructor and schedule after registering. Session may be     space and staff. Through 2nd Grade Swim, the YmCa seeks
held when other aquatic programs are in progress.             to offer children lessons in swimming skills and water
                                                              safety that will keep them safe and build physical and social
Private lessons                 4           8                 skills. Children will be brought to nearby YmCa branches by
member                        $150        $250                school personnel.
Non-member                    $250        $350

Semi Private lessons*           4           8
member                         $75        $120
Non-member                    $130        $200

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TEEN PROGRAmS                                                   Global Teens
                                                                Global Teens is a leadership development and service
FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AGES 12-17                                     learning program that engages teenagers (ages 14 – 18
Teen Hours 3-8pm weekdays. Teens may use the                    for overseas & ages 12 – 14 for domestic programs) in an
facility after 8pm monday to Friday and on weekends             empowering international experience that includes deep
only with parental supervision.                                 personal growth & discovery, cultural travel, meaningful
                                                                service, home stay experiences and interaction with
Teen membership
                                                                teens from around the globe. The need to understand
Come out and show your skills on our basketball court,
                                                                the intricacies and interdependencies of the world’s many
work out in our fitness center or just hang out with friends
                                                                cultures, communities and nations has never been more
in our lounge. Membership ID is required and a fitness
                                                                important. Through YmCa Global Teens, young people gain
orientation must be completed before using the fitness
                                                                a deepened sense of the social issues impacting our world,
area. Teen membership curfew is 8pm.
                                                                and explore methods for positively contributing to our
                                                                global community.
Leaders Club & Jr. Leaders Club
leaders Club is one of the YmCa’s most intensive and
comprehensive teen programs, providing club members
                                                                Urban Ski Program
                                                                The urban ski program will expose and teach harlem teens
with opportunities for leadership training, personal growth,
                                                                the sport of skiing. Skiing is a sport or recreation activity
service to others and social development. Free
                                                                which involves moving over snow by the use of long flat
                                                                runners called skis attached to your shoes or boots. This
Youth & Government                                              ski program will expose our teens to something new and
Youth & Government provides our teens with the                  fun. The teens will participate in outdoor winter sport
opportunity to share your ideas on how to help improve          activities such as skiing and snowboarding. These activities
New York state. The Youth and Government program                will benefit them in countless ways as they step into a
will teach you how laws are created and passed, how             new environment and experience. Participants will visit ski
successfully champion issues you think are important            resorts during the 8 week duration of the program.
and you will learn how to debate and formulate winning
                                                                Fee: $50
arguments. While working throughout the year as jurists,
attorneys, legislators and members of the press corps,
students emerge as confidant young leaders and role
models for their peers at the annual model government
session at the NY State Capitol (3 day event). Free

Teens Take the City
Teens Take the City is a dynamic leadership development
program offering teens the opportunity to get involved
with issues that affect them and their community. Students
develop a policy proposal, learn the history and function
of NYC government, read City Council Committee reports
and meet and interview a NYC official. At the end of
this component, teens gather at a citywide mid-program
event to elect a Youth mayor, Youth Borough President
and prepare for the City hall Conference. The program
culminates with a day of legislative hearings at NY City hall
where participants showcase their research and resolutions
to their peers. Free

Teen After School Program
The Teen Center after School Program is a well rounded
after school experience for 7th – 12th graders. Come
join us daily for great activities focused on leadership,
teamwork, individual growth and healthy lifestyles. We
also offer academic assistance and plenty of free time for
your teen to relax in a safe and fun environment. activities
include tutoring, health & wellness and recreation. Free

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AGES 14-17

Black Achievers in Industry (bai)
mentoring Program & College Tour
                                                               bai Black College Tour
The Black achievers in Industry mentor Program pairs high      The 2012 tour will take place during spring recess in
school students (Mentees) from the five boroughs of New        april, and will include approximately twelve colleges and
York City with african american professionals (mentors)        universities. Schools visited in the past were Benedict
who have excelled in their respective careers. These           College, Bennett College, Bowie State, Cheyney, Clark
individuals have been identified as Black Achievers because    atlanta, hampton, Florida a & m, alabama State, Delaware
of their talent and community service by the respective        State, Florida a&m, hampton, howard, lincoln, morehouse,
companies.                                                     morgan, morris Brown, North Carolina a&T, Shaw, Spelman,
                                                               Talladega, Tuskegee, Virginia Union, and Wilberforce
Through one-on-one mentoring interaction, educational          University. applications will be available in December 2011,
and life skills workshops, the mentees will be guided to       at which times, dates, colleges/universities and the cost
set individual and career goals. Over the course of the        to participate will be confirmed. The tour is only open to
mentoring period, the mentees and the mentors spend a          high school juniors. To be considered, submission of an
minimum of forty hours together including job shadowing,       application and interview will be required.
social & educational activities, sports and cultural events.
Free                                                           For information on the bai program, contact Latoya
                                                               Jackson at 212-912-2162 or ljackson@ymcanyc.org.

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Black Achievers in Industry (bai)
Corporate Scholarship & Internship Program
                                                             Internship Program
In 1995, the Black achievers in Industry (bai) initiative
                                                             The bai Corporate Internship program will offer our
launched the Corporate Scholarship program to provide
                                                             corporate scholarship recipients who have demonstrated
direct support to motivated New York City high school
                                                             academic achievement and leadership skills an enriching
students in pursuit of a higher education. Thanks to our
                                                             experience that will give them relevant and necessary
corporate partners, a goal has been established to award
                                                             training to move forward in pursuing their careers. It is
50 plus scholarships at $2,500 each, every year.
                                                             a 7 week internship program where interns are placed at
                                                             corporations where they will gain valuable work experience
                                                             and exposure to a wide range of industries and career
all african-american New York City college bound high
                                                             options. During this professional placement students will
school seniors are eligible to apply for the bai Corporate
                                                             network and work closely with professionals in their field of
Scholarship and previous scholarship recipients currently
                                                             study and interest. Internship opportunities are available
in their freshman, sophomore and junior year of college.
                                                             in accounting, engineering, finance, human resources,
Students with an interest in Science, Technology,
                                                             information technology, marketing & communication,
engineering, mathematics and Business/Finance are
                                                             broadcast journalism, medical and legal fields. The 2012
strongly encouraged to apply.
                                                             Internship applications will be available the 1st week of
                                                             January and are due march 30th, 2012.
applicant must submit:
• Completed application
• Two Essays
• Letter of Recommendation
• Official Transcript
• Photograph (No cell phone photos)

recipients are selected based on a written essay, academic
achievement and financial need. Recipeients will be
recognized at the march 15th, 2012 Black achievers in
Industry awards Dinner at the New York marriot marquis

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mISSION                                                        HARLEm Y FACILITY AmENITIES
The YmCa of Greater New York is a community service            The Harlem Y provides members with a full-service fitness
organization that promotes positive values through             center — but without the binding annual contract.
programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all
people with a focus on youth.                                  Our facility amenities include:

THE HARLEm YmCA                                                     • Over 70 fitness and aquatics classes per week
The harlem Y has something for everyone —from infants               • Fitness Center:
to older adults. We provide programs and activities for the             – Treadmills
entire family.                                                          – ellipticals
                                                                        – Bicycles… and more!
The harlem Y offers health and wellness, aquatics, and              • Freeweight Room
dance programs, as well as top-notch exercise and weight            • Gymnasium
training equipment, saunas, and steam-rooms. We have                • Pool with lap and recreational swimming
developed outstanding programs in a fun, safe and caring            • Steam room and sauna
environment. Our youth activities, for kids and teens’ ages         • Special offers and events throughout the year for
3-17, include after-school, arts & crafts, sports, health,            annual members only
leadership, and summer camp programs. We also have an               • Free childcare for 2-hours, per visit, in Kid’s Space
excellent aquatics program for infants - 17 years of age.             or Kid’s Gym
In addition to our many services, we provide Kids Space        POLICY OF NON-DISCRImINATION
and Kids Gym for children with memberships or Family           YmCa membership is available to all persons regardless
memberships. It provides a safe place for young children       of race, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual
to play or read books while parents are working out in the     orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or
facility. The program has knowledgeable and caring on-duty     financial circumstances. The YMCA welcomes families and
supervisors, and the convenient service is available for up    persons of all ages, income levels, and physical conditions
to 2-full hours per visit. Call our membership Desk, and ask   with an emphasis on responsibility and self-improvement.
about the program schedule.
                                                               mEmBERSHIP GUARANTEE
Along with good nutrition and eating habits, the benefits      membership in the YmCa is fully guaranteed. members
of exercise are unlimited. a regular routine of physical       who are not completely satisfied with their YMCA member-
activity has been attributed to lowering the incidences of     ship are entitled to a refund of any unused portion of their
heart attacks, and strokes caused by hypertension. and it      membership. Note: Initiation fees are non-refundable.
is an excellent means of weight-control, and building bone
strength for everyone—kids to older adults. and for your       mEmBERSHIP CARDS
convenience, all of our programs are in 8-week sessions.
                                                                  mEmBERSHIP CARD The harlem membership card must
                                                                  be presented and scanned in order to gain access into a
                                                                  YmCa facility.

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                                          mEmBERSHIP INFORmATION

  PROGRAm CARDS Program members will be issued               • Credit will not be given for classes not attended
  a card granting them YmCa access for their program.
  This card must be presented and scanned for access         • There will be no make-up unless the YMCA cancels
  into the YMCA facility and/or a specific program.            or postpones a class

  LOST CARDS Please let us know if your card is lost or      • There will be no make-up for scheduled holidays,
  stolen. a $10 replacement fee will be charged to issue a     snow days or other weather conditions beyond our
  new membership card.                                         control

PROGRAm CREDIT REFUND POLICY                                 • If a participant requests a credit or refund for a
   • Programs are non-refundable                               medical reason, he or she must speak to the Director
   • The YMCA reserves the right to cancel any class due       of that department and provide the necessary
     to lack of minimum enrollment. Under these                documentation. It is at the discretion of the
     circumstances, a full refund or credit will be issued     executive Director to approve or reject any
     upon request                                              application for credit or refund.

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PROGRAm CHANGES POLICY                                        CAmERA POLICY
The harlem YmCa reserves the right to change programs         For the privacy and security of all—especially our kids
(i.e. instructors, class type, days, fees, etc.). The YmCa    and teens—we do not allow any photo or video recording
reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment.   without permission from the executive Director.
every attempt will be made to reach those registered either
by phone or e-mail to inform them of the cancellation.
Cancelled classes will be issued a refund or credit. all      LOCKER ROOmS & LOCKERS
credits are good for one year only and must be mentioned      • Lockers are available for daily use. Please bring your
when applying to any service at the harlem YmCa.                own lock and secure your belongings when using the
at the YmCa, we expect staff, volunteers, members and         • Our family-friendly changing room is a good alternative
guests to behave in accordance with our mission and values      for parents who wish to accompany their child over the
at all times, respecting the rights and dignity of others.      age of five and of the opposite gender.
Cancellation of membership requires a fifteen (15) day        YmCA “AWAY” POLICY
written notice prior to the monthly draft date.               aWaY (always Welcome at the YmCa) as a YmCa member,
                                                              you have access to YmCas across the country and around
mEmBERSHIP TRANSFER                                           the world. You must present a valid YmCa ID to be eligible
membership and program privileges are not transferable        to use aWaY privileges. harlem YmCa allows members from
from one person to another. membership may be                 around the nation to use the facility up to 6 times per year
transferred from one branch to another within NYC.            at no cost.
members may put their membership on hold for 1 - 3            FACILITY RENTALS
months during any calendar year. a monthly hold fee
                                                              Hold your next event, meeting or performance at the
($15) will be charged and all membership privileges will be
                                                              Harlem YMCA …
suspended while your membership is on hold.
                                                              Schedule a baby shower, graduation, anniversary or holiday
PAYmENT OPTIONS & INFORmATION                                 party at the harlem YmCa. You may bring food and
• Membership dues must be up-to-date in order to use          non-alcoholic beverages, party favors and decorations.
  facility.                                                   Don’t forget, in addition to meeting and workshop
• Rates and schedules are subject to change.                  space, you can rent the little Theatre for performances,
• Membership may be paid in full by cash, personal checks,    screenings and book signings.
  masterCard, Visa, american express and Discover cards.      rental fees vary depending on the space you choose.
• Monthly payments are payable by credit card or bank         and remember you don’t have to be a member of the
  draft only (excluding Discover). There is no cash option    harlem YmCa to schedule an event or meeting here. For
  for monthly payments.                                       more information and reservations, please contact the
                                                              membership office at 212-912-2100 or stop by and pick
• If a check or an automatic back draft is returned for       up a space rental request form.
  insufficient funds a service fee of $15.00 will be added
  to the payment amount.

all YmCa members are given 6 complimentary guest
passes per year to help introduce the Y to friends and
associates. Non-members can purchase a guest pass at
the membership desk. School/Photo I.D. required upon
entrance. harlem members are welcome to visit other YmCa
locations within NYC 10 times per year at no charge. Day
passes are available to purchase.

Adult Fee:                $12/day
Youth/Teen Fee:           $6/day

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The harlem YmCa literacy Zone offers Free classes for                             a
                                                                 le harlem YmCa New americans Welcome Center
adults including: adult literacy, english as a Second            propose des cours gratuits pour les adultes qui sont:
language (eSOl), Citizenship preparation, Computer                                                 l
                                                                 l’alphabétisation des adultes, eSl essential, preparation
literacy & Job readiness, and GeD preparation. as a              pour la citoyenneté, Ordinateur/Compétences
resource center, we are also available to connect you to         Professionnelles et préparation au GeD. en tant que centre
other free services in the community to meet other needs         de ressources, nous sommes également disponibles pour
such as legal services, job placement, and benefits              vous connecter à d’autres services gratuits dans la
enrollment.                                                      communauté pour répondre aux vos autres besoins,
                                                                 comme les services juridiques, de placement des emplois,
We now have Welcome Centers located at two different
                                                                 et l’inscription des prestations.
locations! (see addresses below)
                                                                 Nous avons maintenant Centres d’accueil à deux endroits
Please visit our website for current class schedules
                                                                 différents! (voir les adresses ci-dessous)
                                                                 S’il vous plaît visitez notre site Web pour les horaires de
Walk-in registration for classes takes place
                                                                 cours actuels: http://ymcalitzone.org
monday -Thursday at 10am, 2pm, or 6pm.
                                                                 l’enregistrement pour les classes a lieu du lundi au jeudi à
                                                                 10h, 14h ou 18 heures.
el Centro de Bienvenida para Nuevos americanos en harlem
ofrece clases GraTIS para adultos, que incluyen:
alfabetización para adultos, Inglés como Segundo                 Visit our Family Welcome Centers
Idioma (eSOl), Ciudadanía, aprendizaje de Computadora,
                                                                 Harlem YMCA branch
Preparación para Trabajo y Preparación para el GeD. Como
                                                                 180 West 135th St
un centro de recursos, también estamos disponibles para
                                                                 (Between 6th & 7th ave.)
conectarles a otros servicios gratis en la comunidad. Como
                                                                 (212) 912-2163
servicios jurídicos, búsqueda de empleo, e inscripción de
beneficios.                                                      Harlem YMCA outreach Center
                                                                 2627 adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd
ahora contamos con Centros de Bienvenida en dos lugares
                                                                 (Northeast corner of 151st St. and 7th ave.)
diferentes!! (ver direcciones abajo)
                                                                 (212) 690-4024
Por favor, visite nuestro sitio web para los horarios de clase
actuales http://ymcalitzone.org
Inscripción de clases occure de lunes a jueves a las
10:00am, 2:00pm o 6:00pm.

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Enjoy the full-service fitness center which includes            rooms are private singles and bunk bed doubles. Guests
swimming pool, steam room and sauna, and cardiovascular         share common bathrooms which are conveniently located
and strength training studios. Take advantage of free Wi-Fi     on each floor.
and televisions in the tourist lounge, business center, daily
housekeeping services and 24-hour security.                     * Free unlimited Wi-Fi (in tourist lounge)
                                                                * Clean linens & towels provided
For travelers who are on the go, we are conveniently locat-
                                                                * No curfew or lockout
ed near four underground train lines (2/3, B/C) which run
                                                                * each room is private with own lock & key
24 hours a day. a 10 minute ride will take you to the most
                                                                * each room has air-conditioning & refrigerator
scenic and serene section of Central Park, and 10 minutes
                                                                * 24 hour security
more will take you to the heart of manhattan and hotspots
                                                                * elevator building
like Times Square, empire State Building and rockefeller
                                                                * Free Tourist Information and maps
Stay in the neighborhood and admire the historic                Please Note: all guests must be 13 years of age or older.
architecture and rich cultural sites on a guided tour through   Visitors are not permitted on guest room floors. Check-in
harlem, get a taste of soul by Top Chef master, marcus          after 3pm, Check out by 11am.
Samuelsson at red rooster, and polish off the night with
                                                                For more information or to book your stay, contact
some smooth jazz on Sugar hill.

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While you’re improving your life, help others grow strong too. We ask you to follow the
Y Code of Conduct and exhibit the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility
while you’re here.
 1. Get oriented. Not sure how to use the equipment         5. Help us keep the Y clean. Wipe off equipment
    or what you should be doing? Orientations are free         after each use. return all equipment when
    for all members!                                           finished with it. Take your personal items with
 2. Just ask. We’re here to help!                              you. remove the plates from lifting bars when
                                                               you’re done. Don’t bring food, open containers
 3. If there’s a problem with any of the equipment
                                                               or coffee cups into the center.
    or the facility, please let a staff person know.
    If there’s an incident or accident, contact a           6. Give others a turn. The equipment is here for
    uniformed staff person immediately.                        everyone to use. Please respect the 30-minute
                                                               time limit on cardio equipment if others are
 4. Be safe. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
                                                               waiting, and follow any posted sign-up
    (Open-toed shoes, over-restrictive or street clothes
    are not allowed.) have a spotter help you with free
    weights. Warm up before and cool down after             7. Storing your stuff. lockers in the center are only
    exercise. make sure you’ve had enough to eat and           meant for your personal items while you are in
    drink before exercising to prevent dizziness or            the Y. Items may not be left overnight.
    lightheadedness. If you are experiencing dizziness,     8. Youth are welcome after completing an
    pain or unusual discomfort at any time, stop the           orientation and submitting a signed parental
    exercise and ask staff for help.                           consent form. (ages 12-17)
                                                            9. Get personal. Personal trainers are available.
                                                               ask a staff person for more information.
                                                           10. Hang it up. For your safety and in consideration
                                                               for others, please refrain from cell phone use
                                                               while in the fitness facilities.

                                                           The YmCa of Greater New York is a community service organization which
                                                           promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body,
                                                           welcoming all people, with a focus on youth.

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Chinatown YmCA          Bedford-Stuyvesant YmCA   Cross Island YmCA               Broadway Center YmCA
273 Bowery              1121 Bedford avenue       238-10 hillside avenue          651 Broadway
New York, NY 10002      Brooklyn, NY 11216        Bellerose, NY 11426             Staten Island, NY 10310
212.912.2460            718.789.1497              718.479.0505                    718.981.4933

Harlem YmCA             Dodge YmCA                Flushing YmCA                   North Shore Center YmCA/
180 West 135th Street   225 atlantic avenue       138-46 Northern Blvd.           Counseling Service
New York, NY 10030      Brooklyn, NY 11201        Flushing, NY 11354              285 Vanderbilt avenue
212.912.2100            718.625.3136              718.961.6880                    Staten Island, NY 10304
International YmCA      Flatbush YmCA             Jamaica YmCA
5 West 63rd Street      1401 Flatbush avenue      89-25 Parsons Blvd.             South Shore Center YmCA
New York, NY 10023      Brooklyn, NY 11201        New York, NY 11423              3939 richmond avenue
212.727.8800            718.469.8100              718.739.6600                    Staten Island, NY 10312
mcBurney YmCA           Greenpoint YmCA           Long Island City YmCA
125 West 14th Street    99 meserole avenue        32-33 Queens Blvd.
New York, NY 10011      New York, NY 11222        long Island City, NY 11101      HUGUENOT, NY
212.912.2300            718.389.3700              718.392.7932                    New York YmCA Camp
                                                                                  Big Pond road
Vanderbilt YmCA         North Brooklyn YmCA       Ridgewood YmCA                  huguenot, NY 12746
224 east 47th Street    570 Jamaica avenue        69-02 64th Street               845.858.2200
New York, NY 10017      Brooklyn, NY 11208        ridgewood, NY 11385
212.912.2500            718.277.1600              212.912.2180
                                                                                  ASSOCIATION OFFICE
West Side YmCA          Prospect Park YmCA
                                                                                  5 West 63rd Street
5 West 63rd Street      357 Ninth Street
                                                                                  New York, NY 10023
New York, NY 10023      New York, NY 11215
212.875.4100            718.768.7100

Bronx Branch            Park Slope Armory YmCA
Bronx YmCA              361 15th Street
2 Castle hill avenue    Brooklyn, NY 11215
Bronx, NY 10473         212.912.2580

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harlem YmCa
180 West 135th Street
New York, NY 10030
P 212-912-2100
E harlem@ymcanyc.org
W ymcanyc.org/harlem


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