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Summit YMCA Offers Kaleidoscope of Fall Programs for Teens

August 11, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Teens seeking fun and enriching afterschool experiences will find them right in their own backyard, as the Summit Area YMCA is set to offer engaging and educational programs, special events, workshops and trips to help teens discover and explore their interests and talents outside the classroom.

The Y has a stated commitment to keep teens involved in ...

Channel Your Inner Yo-Yo Ma: Summit YMCA Hosts String Instrument Classes Starting Sept. 20

SUMMIT, NJ - Always wanted to learn how to play an instrument?

The opportunity to take up a string instrument is at hand, as  Warren Cohen, conductor of New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra, will teach this beginner string class at the Summit YMCA on Thursdays, from 1:15 - 2:30 p.m., beginning September 20 through November 145.

Students will learn proper techniques for ...

'STEAM-Boats, 'Slime-ology' and More: Connection’s Fall Kids Class Schedules Now Available; Registration Begins Aug. 14

SUMMIT, NJ - A busy fall for children is on tap at The Connection, with classes running for children running from September 4 through November 11. The schedule features both returning favorites and new specialty, gym, swim and dance classes. Registration begins August 14, with class schedules now available.

Children can also strengthen their summer swim skills all year ...

Historic Effort: Volunteers Help Restore Luster to Summit's Revolutionary War Beacon Monument

SUMMIT, NJ - Erected as part of the New Jersey Revolutionary War signal system -- as ordered by George Washington, in 1777 -- the Summit Beacon was, in June of 1780, fired-up and the adjacent cannon, dubbed 'Old Sow,' let off a full power blast.

The British and Hessians were invading New Jersey, through Elizabeth, which was ultimately the start of the Battle of ...

Band, Activities Detailed for Summit's 'National Night Out' Event

SUMMIT, NJ - While it may seem counterintuitive to invite a bona fide group of 'troublemakers' to perform at an event that -- upon its origination in 1984 -- was dubbed as "National Night Out Against Crime," all the trouble at Summit's upcoming "National Night Out" will that of the good kind as live music, with a dunk ...

Boogie Shoes Alert: Connection Celebrates 'National Dance Day' July 28

SUMMIT, NJ - A day of dance -- for all ages -- is on tap as The Connection celebrates 'National Dance Day' on Saturday, July 28 with all activities free and open to the public. Launched in 2010 by "So You Think You Can Dance" co-creator and Dizzy Feet Foundation president Nigel Lythgoe, 'National Dance Day' is an annual celebration that takes place on ...

Soul of Summit: Nonprofits Showcased at Concert Series' 'Community Night' July 24

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit summer concert series' 'Community Night', which features multiple Summit-based nonprofits showcasing their missions, endeavors and initiatives, will take place on Tuesday, July 24, beginning at 7 p.m.

Total Soul, a band featuring "front line choreography, exciting lead singers, hot horns, and a groovin' ...

Summit's 'National Night Out' Set for Aug. 7

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit's 'National Night Out Against Crime will take place on the Village Green August 7, from 6 - 9 p.m., with the Hilltop City joining thousands of cities and towns across the United States in celebrating the community-building event that annually takes place on the first Tuesday in August.

According to the National ...

Dog Adoption Event in Summit Set for July 14

SUMMIT, NJ - A dog adoption event will be held July 14 at Wonder Dog Studio in Summit from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event will include dogs from the Rescue Haven Foundation and Garden State German Shepherd Rescue.

The mission of the Caldwell-based Rescue Haven Foundation is "to save dogs and give them a chance at a new life. We do this by providing foster homes that will nurture their ...

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