The Ridgewood YMCA has been a cornerstone of the neighborhood since it opened its doors in 1965. Our state-of-the-art facility houses much more than top-of-the-line fitness equipment and classes for kids, seniors, and families—it's home to a community of New Yorkers committed to helping you reach your goals.

Leadership Staff

Sabrina Snyder
Executive Director


Zoraida Estremera
Business Manager
212-912-2180 x4811


Quintin Bryant
Building Engineer
212-912-2180 x4815


Community Partners

Banfi Vintners
1111 Cedar Swamp Rd
Glen Head, NY 11545


Bridge and Tunnel Brewery
15-35 Decatur St.


California Pizza Kitchen
71-03 80th Street, Suite 7101


Capital One Bank
67-09 Fresh Pond Road


6059 Myrtle Ave


Corato Pizza II
6091 Myrtle Ave


Con Edison


Courtside Lounge
6908 Myrtle Ave


CS Care Group/Green One Q, Corp
40-15 150th St
Flushing, NY 11354


Fajitas Sunrise
59-24 Myrtle Ave


Food Universe Supermarket
66-82 Fresh Pond Road


Gotham City Lounge
1293 Myrtle Ave (Brooklyn)


Lava Grille Diner
65-17 Fresh Pond Road


Little Bird Chocolates
25 Fairchild Ave #200
Plainview, NY 11803


Martinello’s Pizzeria & Restaurant
675 Onderdonk Ave


Miley Cakez Pastries and Desserts


Myrtle Avenue Bar


Norma’s Corner Shoppe
59-02 Catalpa Ave


Ridgewood Moose Lodge
7215 Grand Ave, Maspeth


Ridgewood Savings Bank
71-02 Forest Avenue


Sally Roots
195 Wyckoff Ave


Second Star Salon
62-17 Catalpa Ave


Super Pollo
865 Woodward Avenue


Sweet Jane’s
64-02 68th Ave


TD Bank


Werba Realty LLC


YMCA of the USA


Zum Stammtisch Restaurant
69-46 Myrtle Ave


Mike & Maria Deli
6204 68th Ave


Queens Wines and Liquors
59-03 71st Ave
Corner of Myrtle Ave and Forest Ave


The Ridgewood YMCA building was constructed in 1931 and served as the Queens County Magistrate's Courthouse. At the time, the brick and limestone-trimmed building was the first courthouse erected in Queens since 1898. The courthouse shuttered its doors in 1962 and the YMCA of Greater New York purchased the building from the city in 1965 for $50,000. The building is the only one of three courthouses built during that time that is still being used (one in Elmhurst has been demolished; another in Rockaway is abandoned). The Ridgewood YMCA features over 21,000 square feet of state-of-the-art program space, completely modernized with top-of-the-line fitness equipment, health & fitness classes, gym, multipurpose rooms, and new locker rooms.

Ridgewood is the birthplace of several notables including magician Harry Houdini (1874 - 1926), actor James Cagney (1899 - 1986), New York Yankee shortstop Phil Rizzuto (1917 - 2007), poet and critic Dan Schneider (1965 -), and actress Rosie Perez (1964 - ). Ridgewood has also served as the backdrop for a number of popular motion pictures and television shows including The French Connection (1971), The Wanderers (1979), Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986), and episodes of HBO's The Sopranos (2006).

Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall's allocation of $1 million in capital funding led a total of $2.64 million in public contributions toward the Ridgewood YMCA renovation project, which was completed in February 2011.