The West Essex YMCA will be hosting a Healthy Families Day at the Livingston Mall on Sunday April 11 from 1-3pm. There will be karate & soccer demonstrations, funky dance choreography for kids, yoga for kids, yoga for adults, zumba and more!

The YMCA will also be highlighting their childcare, afterschool care and summer camp services. Guest passes for a Free Week at the West Essex YMCA will be distributed to all who attend! The YMCA is the local charity of choice. Financial assistance is available because at the West Essex YMCA no one is turned away due to their inability to pay. The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is celebrating its 125th Anniversary. The West Essex Branch is proud to observe this milestone and looks forward to a rich future of community service.

For more information about the West Essex YMCA or their Healthy Families Day please call (973) 992-7500 or visit their website at

The West Essex YMCA is a branch of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, the largest YMCA in the state of New Jersey, serving over 163,000 members and program participants annually. Its mission is to enrich the lives of the children, families and communities it serves through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people, in an environment nurturing positive values. Its five branch facilities are located in East Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Hardyston and Stillwater, and provide a wide variety of services and activities:

• Quality all-day and after-school childcare, pre-school classes, recreational and enrichment programs e.g. swimming and other sports, arts, computer activities and day and sleep-away camps.

• Programs for adolescents and teens that include sports, parties and club activities.

• Programs for adults and seniors.