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It’s Healthy Kids Day at the Chinatown YMCA Saturday

Coming up on Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the Chinatown YMCA is sponsoring a free community event.  Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. Activities include: games, healthy cooking...

Chinatown Y Offers Free Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday

Coming up Sunday, Feb. 22, Chinatown will come alive with this year's edition of the Lunar New Year Parade. But if you'd like to get an early start in celebrating the Year of the Ram, the Chinatown Y has...

Chinatown YMCA Bridge Walk Takes Place Saturday Morning

Coming up on Saturday morning, it's the annual Chinatown YMCA Bridge Walk. Members of the YMCA, as well as community partners and friends will be walking down Bowery and across the Manhattan Bridge, and then back again. They'll also...

Tomorrow: “Healthy Kids Day” at Chinatown YMCA

The Chinatown YMCA is sponsoring a free "healthy kids day" tomorrow.   The national initiative features activities like "Family Zumba," a demonstration class featuring Imagination Playground blocks, a Veggiecation cooking class, "Teen Boot Camp," and a concert by the Bilingual...

Chinatown YMCA Celebrates Lunar New Year

Our friends at the Chinatown YMCA sent in a photo from their Chinese New Year celebration, held last weekend. They write: "Volunteers from the Asian Language Exchange and Social Network offered Cantonese and Mandarin lessons and visitors and Y...

Exercise Study Participants Sought; Free Chinatown YMCA Memberships Offered

Columbia University is embarking on four medical studies about exercise, and the researchers are looking for local residents as subjects. Participants will be compensated with small stipends, and also with free memberships to the Chinatown YMCA. "The baby boomer generation...

Free Open House at the Chinatown YMCA Saturday

If you've been thinking about joining the Chinatown YMCA, now might be the time. They're waiving the standard "Joiner's Fee" for new memberships until October 10th.  There's also a free Open House this coming Saturday from noon to 4...

Chinatown YMCA Addresses Need for Youth Programs

Recently we reported on the growing concerns on the Lower East Side about escalating violence among teens - and the absence of structured programs to keep them engaged in positive activities during the summer. The Chinatown YMCA has stepped...

Chinatown YMCA: LES’s “Best Kept Secret”

We spent some time yesterday with David Kaplan, the executive director of the Chinatown YMCA. We were at the Y's Houston Street Center to do a video report (see the next post) on the youth basketball league, saved from...
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Lower East Side Arts and Events

A few upcoming events that caught our eye this week: "The Village! A Disco Daydream" returns to Dixon Place for...
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