YMCA Teen Center Hosts Open House Tonight

This one’s last minute but better late than never!  The Chinatown YMCA’s Teen Center at Two Bridges is hosting an open house tonight from 6-9:30 p.m.  The center is located at 285 South Street.


The Chinatown Y is Hosting a Zumbathon Tonight

Our friends at the Chinatown Y are hosting a “zumbathon” tonight  to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and to raise funds for their Strong Kids Campaign which provides financial assistance to people in need for all of their programs. They write:

Grab your gym shoes, dress up in a festive costume, and join us for the party! $25 per person admission fee goes toward our Strong Kids Campaign. Challenge yourself by having your friends and family sponsor you, and see how long you can really last.

Saturday, May 5 // 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm // 273 Bowery

Celebrating Community Art at the Chinatown Y and University Settlement

Our friends at the Chinatown YMCA and University Settlement celebrated community art with a joint exhibition that opened last night at 273 Bowery. The show, “Local Color: A Community Art Exhibition,” features the work of artists from a wide variety of creative backgrounds — as wide ranging as an ex-Bill Blass model, a graphic designer/cancer survivor, and a grad student pursuing a medical degree while making artwork in his spare time.

The exhibiting artists all  belong to the Chinatown YMCA or utilize the University Settlements services.  The art work is displayed throughout the building – in classrooms, workout spaces and near the facility’s swimming pool. Make sure to stop by and check it out!