Opening Doors, Welcoming All.

Celebrating 172 years of empowering NYC, together.

It's time to party like it's...1852? Y Community Week is just around the corner and it's not a celebration without the best part of the Y family, YOU.

Make sure to stop by your local Y to join the festivities throughout the week and follow along online as we champion our communities across the five boroughs.

Save the date - May 20-24, 2024. See you there!


Cheers to the Y: Birthday Bash (Monday, May 20)
Party hats on! Let’s celebrate the 172nd birthday of the YMCA of Greater New York.

Tuesday Talks: Your Y Story (Tuesday, May 21)
Spill the tea! We want to hear your favorite Y stories.

Y Day of Giving (Wednesday, May 22)
We need your help reaching 1,000 donors this Y Day of Giving to unlock a $50,000 matching gift. Every donation counts, starting TODAY! Donate Early

Pair Up to Power Up (Thursday, May 23)
It’s bring-a-friend-to-class day! Share your favorite Y workout or class with a guest.

Swim into Summer Safety (Friday, May 24)
WA-TER you waiting for? Jump into a pool of knowledge about summer swim safety.

SUPPORT YOUR Y: Y Day of Giving is May 22

On May 22, we need to rally 1,000 donors in just 24 hours to unlock a $50,000 matching gift! And we can't do it without you.

Your contribution fosters inclusive environments where New Yorkers of all ages feel valued, supported, and empowered.

Join us this Y Day of Giving! Together, we can champion equitable opportunities to strengthen our communities, opening the doors of possibility to NYC. DONATE NOW

More Ways to Celebrate Y Community Week

Become a Y Advocate

We know you love the Y as much as we do!

Now, you can customize your own online fundraiser - birthdays, corporate giving months, team challenges - all incredible ways to support NYC through the Y.

Fundraising for your local branch or citywide, either way you're about to make an incredible impact in your community!

Start a Fundraiser

Make a Difference Every Day

A gift of $25 per month may mean a safe space after school, a warm meal, temporary housing, job training certification, and so much more!

Join the Y365 Club, a monthly donor community committed to supporting the most immediate needs of New Yorkers.

Give Monthly


Amplify Your Impact

Through matching gifts from your employer, gifts of stock or through your donor-advised fund, joining Team Y Champions, or becoming a legacy donor.

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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 172 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 over 300,000 New Yorkers annually throughout the five boroughs.

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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