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The Gateway Family YMCA Summer Open House

The Gateway Family YMCA Credits: The Gateway Family YMCA

“It’s Refreshing to Belong Here” is the summer theme at The Gateway Family YMCA branches in Elizabeth, Rahway and Union, NJ.  

The YMCA will be hosting a Summer Open House July 21–23 including special events free and open to the community including summer themed activities, sports, games, swimming and family art activities.  

For a complete schedule of events including open swimming, group exercise classes and family gym time at each branch, visit

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Serving communities in Eastern Union County and Northern Middlesex County through five branches located in Elizabeth, Rahway and Union; The Gateway Family YMCA – Elizabeth Branch 135 Madison Avenue, Elizabeth, Five Points Branch 201 Tucker Avenue, Union, Rahway Branch 1564 Irving Street, Rahway, and Wellness Center Branch 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union will celebrate the Summer Open House and invite the public to visit for a tour, membership and program information or a splash of summer fun. 

“Summer is an excellent time to visit your local YMCA,” stated Krystal R. Canady, CEO.  “With programs and activities designed to make staying healthy fun for all ages, the YMCA is one place where every member of your family can participate, get healthy and grow together.”  

For over 116 years, The Gateway Family YMCA has served the local community, providing quality programs and services for all.  “In addition to many programs and services offered free to the community, The Gateway Family YMCA provides Financial Assistance ensuring that everyone in need can benefit,” stated Melynda A. Mileski, EVP/COO.  Programs such as LiveSTRONG at the YMCA – a program for cancer survivors, Early Learning Readiness (ELR) – a school readiness program for preschool children and their caregivers and the 7th Grade Initiative – providing free YMCA members for all 7th grade students allow the YMCA to reach everyone in the community, free of charge.  
Summer camp and summer program registration is ongoing at each branch and online at with options including swim lessons for all ages, more than a hundred group fitness classes every week, youth sports, active older adult programs and WISE adult day services.  Summer membership opportunities are also available at The Gateway Family YMCA for one, two, or three months throughout the summer, perfect for college students, families and seniors.  

The Gateway Family YMCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, health and community service organization of caring staff and volunteers dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community and stands For Youth Development, For Healthy Living and For Social Responsibility.  The Gateway Family YMCA impacts the community by providing quality services to people of all ages, races, faith or incomes. The Y does not just strengthen bodies – it strengthens people, families and communities.  

For more information about programs and services provided by The Gateway Family YMCA, visit  For open house information, contact the Elizabeth Branch at 908-355-9622, Five Points Branch 908-688-9622, Rahway Branch 732-388-0057 or the Wellness Center Branch 908-349-9622.

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