Westfield Area YMCA

August 16, 2018

The Westfield Area YMCA is proud to announce that Pamela Gedman, Chief Instructor of Gedman’s Black Belt Academy, has become the 2018 World Champion in Sparring in the Woman’s 40-49 year old 4th and 5th degree black belt division. ATA Martial Arts, the world’s largest organization dedicated to ...

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Registration for the Westfield Area YMCA Fall 1 program session begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9 for Full Members and at 7:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 13 for Basic and Non-Members. The session runs Sept. 4-Oct. 27.   Fall is a great time to get started with, or continue reinforcing the skills ...

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On June 15, 235 participants and supporters gathered at The Embassy Suites Grand Ballroom in Berkeley Heights to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Achievers.  The 2017-18 Achievers program was a collaboration between the Westfield Area YMCA, Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA and Plainfield YMCA.  The ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA is providing a free one-week guest pass to non-members which will also enable access to purchase a week of swim lessons at full member rates during the summer.  The one-week guest pass includes use of the Y’s fitness facilities, land and water group exercise classes and open ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Area YMCA’s 14th annual Golf Classic & Auction held at Echo Lake Country Club in May raised $71,000 to help send children in need to camp or child care at the Y. The rain held out and participants enjoyed a full day on the course followed by a cocktail hour, buffet ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — More than 100 Healthy U champions and partners from YMCAs and schools from all over the state gathered at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford on May 18 to celebrate 10 years of community impact. Healthy U was also formally presented with the 2017 CATCH® Award for Excellence in State ...

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Summer is a great time for parents to ensure their children are equipped with essential water safety skills. The Westfield Area YMCA offers weekly swim lessons all summer long and in Monday-Thursday weekly sessions. Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children ages 5-14. Remember ...

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A new basketball clinic for children with special needs is registering now at the Westfield Area YMCA. There will be a clinic for grades 1-2 and a clinic for grades 3-4. This clinic is non-competitive and is designed to provide players the opportunity to learn basketball skills and team concepts in ...

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Registration for the Westfield Area YMCA Spring 2 program session begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, April 5 for Full Members and at 7:30 a.m, Monday April 9 for Basic and Non-Members. The session runs April 22-June 23.   Leading into summer is a great time to get started with, or continue, swim ...

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The Westfield Area Y is hosting the 14th Annual Golf Classic and Dinner with Live and Silent Auction on Monday, May 14, at Echo Lake Country Club in Westfield. All proceeds will benefit the Y’s financial assistance program and help send a kid to camp or child care at the Y this year. If you have ...

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At the Westfield Area YMCA Bauer Branch, preschoolers can extend their day with enrichment classes that allow them to be active, learn a craft or hobby, and explore new interests.  Classes currently offered this session include Awesome Artists, Green Thumbs, Jazzy Jewelry and Cool Crafts, Ceramics, ...

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Your child can have a blast this summer at the Westfield Area YMCA! The Westfield Area YMCA camp Early Bird Special ends this Tuesday, Jan. 30. Pay in full for camps and receive a 10 percent discount (does not include extended care).  There is also a multi-child discount of five percent for all ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA was pleased to host a Japanese tea ceremony led by Ms. Miki Sugimoto, Omotesenke style tea ceremony instructor, with Japan Center of NJ. She conducted the table and chair tea ceremony and instructed attendees on the utensils, process and rituals. The authentic tea service ...

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Garwood Family Center YMCA students honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by learning about his role in history. The Garwood Family Center YMCA is a branch of the Westfield Area YMCA. To learn more about full-day and half-day early learning programs, summer camp, and before and after ...

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There’s a bit of a thrill in the promise of a new year full of potential. Many of us seize January as the opportunity to start fresh and make resolutions that will help strengthen spirit, mind and body. If you tend to throw out resolutions along with the holiday decorations, realize that it happens ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA helps individuals achieve personal goals by providing programs and services that strengthen individuals and communities. Whether it’s becoming healthier, learning, trying new activities, spending time with family, making new friends, or making a difference, the Y is where ...

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Families recently enjoyed the Westfield Area YMCA’s annual Swim with Santa. Participants chose a 30-minute time slot to swim with Santa and his elves and then had the opportunity to enjoy more fun with Santa in the Arts & Crafts room. Proceeds benefited the Y’s Annual Support Campaign, which ...

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Christmas is just a week away and the Y Men’s Tree Lot on Elm Street still has trees available to beautify your home or office this season while helping the community. All proceeds benefit local organizations. Proceeds benefit the financial assistance program at the Westfield Area YMCA as well as ...

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The Westfield Area Y Men’s Club Christmas Tree Sale is well underway, with a wide selection of trees, wreaths and roping to satisfy large and small families alike.  With so many trees, the Y’s Men are in need of volunteers to help at the lot. This is a great project for youth groups and others ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA is proud to announce that financial assistance is available for the YMCA Lifeguard Certification Course thanks to a grant from Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities. Lifeguard job opportunities may be available at the Y upon completion of this certification.  The next ...

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Winter break is the perfect time to learn how to swim or dive! The Westfield Area YMCA is offering a mini-session Dec. 26-29 with swim lessons of all levels for ages 3-12 years and diving lessons for ages 6+ years at the Main Y Facility located at 220 Clark Street in ...

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The Westfield Area Y Men’s Club Annual Christmas Tree Sale has been a community tradition since 1951, with all proceeds benefiting local charities and organizations. This year's tree selection includes top quality Fraser Firs and Balsam Firs. Sizes range from 3 foot "table top" Balsams all the way ...

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Registration for the Westfield Area YMCA Winter program session begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, for full members and at 7:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 11, for basic and non-members. The Winter Session runs Jan. 2 to Feb. 24.   The new Group Boxing exercise class packs a punch with boxing and ...

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The Garwood Family Center YMCA provides full-day and half-day early learning programs for 2½ year olds - preschoolers as well asbefore and after school experiences for Garwood students in grades K-5.  Activities include sports, recreation, arts & crafts, homework time and much more!  A healthy ...

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For over 65 years, the Westfield Area Y Men's Club has held its annual Christmas Tree Sale at the Elm Street field. All proceeds are donated to local charities and non-profit organizations. The event is run by club members from Westfield, Scotch Plains, Mountainside and Cranford, along with many ...

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The Board of Directors of the Westfield Area YMCA recently recognized Mark Elsasser for 15 years of leadership as President & CEO of the Westfield Area YMCA. Mr. Elsasser began his YMCA career in 1980 at the YMCA of Philadelphia. He is a past-president of the New Jersey Alliance of YMCAs and ...

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Registration for the Westfield Area YMCA Fall 2 session program registration begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, Oct. 12 for Full members and at 7:30 a.m., Monday Oct.16 for Basic and Non-Members. The Fall 2 Session runs from Oct. 29 to Dec. 23. Youth basketball league season is gearing up at the Y ...

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Thanks to a grant from Autism Speaks, the Westfield Area YMCA is proud to announce the availability of swimming scholarships for children ages 3-12 with autism. Children will either be placed in the Y’s Rainbow Fish group swimming program, an inclusion class or individual swim lessons.  With its ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA Early Learning programs recently celebrated International Dot Day.  During this day of creativity, courage and collaboration, all classes began by reading and discussing the book “The Dot.” The classes then participated in a variety of age-appropriate activities including ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA offers 3-week pre-season clinics and winter basketball leagues for boys and girls in Kindergarten through age 14.  The next pre-season clinic session is registering now for 10/22, 10/29 and 11/5 to prepare young athletes for the Winter Basketball League season.  Participants ...

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