From family gym time to parents’ night out, the Y offers programs that brings the family together.

Family Preschool Gym

Family Members are invited to utilize Studio C for play and recreation time with their preschoolers six months - four years old. Hoops, toys, mats and other age-appropriate equipment is available during this open gym time.

Please note that a parent/guardian must remain in the studio and supervise their child at all times. Free for family members.

Saturday: 7-8:30 AM
Sunday: 9:30-10:30 AM


Family Swim

Families can bond together during our family swim time. Free for Family Members.

Monday-Friday: 5-6 PM
Saturday: 1-6 PM
Sunday: 2:30-6:30 PM*

* If pool party is not scheduled on Sunday, Family Swim will be from 1-6 PM/


Youth Swim

Children under 8 years old must be accompanied in the water by an adult within arm reach at all time.

Saturday & Sunday: 4-6 PM


Family Nights, Events, and Outings

Come join us as we celebrate the wonders of each month. Family Nights allow us the opportunity to meet our amazing family members and build on the core values of the Y while getting to know those in our community. Family Nights consist of games, family activities and swimming. All members are invited to bring their families to participate.

Details on each month’s Family Night event will be posted throughout the Vanderbilt YMCA. To join the Family e-mail list, please send your e-mail address to Each month, you will receive more information on what’s happening for Family Night. We hope to see you there!


Kids' Night Out (Parents' Night Off)

Parents, do you need to do some shopping? Planning a special dinner for two? Just need some quiet time? The Vanderbilt YMCA is here for you! Kids’ Night Out, scheduled on Fridays from 6-9PM, is an evening of fun and activities for children ages 2-11.

Participants must have a valid medical form on file. Pre-registration is required. Children must be registered no later than 8 PM on Thursday to attend Kids’ Night Out on Friday night. For more information and for families with children belonging in different age groups, please contact Paul Crawford at 212-912-2521 or



Grown Up and Me Classes

Children six months to four-years-old participate in gym, art and music classes. Classes are designed for adults to assist children in exploring art, music and developing muscle coordination. The best part is you can be there to enjoy your little one laugh, tumble and fall while we provide an enriching setting for them to grow! 

Sunshine Art: Little Artist

Age: 18 months-3 years old.
Kids will have a great time mixing paints, using crayons and markers while learning basic drawing skills. A variety of projects will be created using different materials and techniques. Be warned-this class can get messy!

Register for Art


Story Builders

Age: 2-5 years old
This class uses puppets, songs, movement games and books by some of the best children’s authors as a springboard. With an emphasis on literacy and social development, this class will have your little ones creating epic adventure tales of their own. Story Builders will stretch your child’s imagination, boost their confidence and help them make great friends!

Register for Story


Singing Stories

Age: 6 months-3 years
Get ready to shake your sillies out! Enhance your child’s development through song, dance, movement and instruments! Lou Gallo helps children move to music and use their imagination to act out songs and stories. Using a variety of techniques and instruments children are able to explore the feeling of rhythm and array of melodies while building social relationships with neighborhood friends.

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Sense of Wonder: Color, Build, Paint

Age: 18 months-5 years
An introductory class that sparks imaginations toward color investigation and the fundamentals of 2-D and 3-D design. Starting with an exploration of color and its limitless possibility, we harness the power of design to paint and draw, work with collage and print making and use a range of tactile materials to build sculptures, bringing to life whatever is imaginable!

Register for Sense of Wonder