Make a wish, and blow out the candles!

Join the celebration during our third annual Y Community Week, May 22-26, celebrating 171 years of empowering NYC. And we couldn’t do it without neighbors like YOU! After all, some things truly get better with age, and the Y is no exception.

Countdown to 2023 May 22 12:00AM EST



Visit your local Y branch for celebratory activities and fun theme days. 

  • Monday, May 22: Happy Birthday to the Y!
  • Tuesday, May 23: Share Your Y Story
  • Wednesday, May 24: Y Day of Giving
  • Thursday, May 25: Bring a Friend to Class Day
  • Friday, May 26: Water Safety Appreciation


Follow @ymcanyc on social media for event updates and inspiring Y stories all week long.


Give Today, Build Tomorrow.

A donation to the Y is an investment in your community and a declaration of hope for the future of your neighborhood and beyond.

About Y Community Week

On May 28, 1852, a group of 300 New Yorkers gathered together at Mercer Street Presbyterian Church in Greenwich Village and made a commitment to form the first YMCA in New York City. In the 171 years since that day, the YMCA of Greater New York has thrived, becoming New York City’s leading nonprofit community service and wellness organization, serving nearly 250,000 New Yorkers annually throughout the five boroughs.

We invite you to celebrate this important milestone with us during the Y’s Third Annual Community Week. Join the festivities at your local Y branch, and follow us on social media for inspiring Y stories all week long. Let’s take this week to honor the incredible work that our Y Community has done to uplift one another, while looking towards the future with excitement.


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