Latest Updates as of August 18, 2021.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 17
On Monday, August 16, Mayor de Blasio issued an Executive Order that all employees, members, and customers of a variety of businesses, including all indoor restaurants, gyms, and theaters, are required to provide proof of vaccination in order to enter these facilities.
According to Mayor de Blasio’s directive, implementation of this mandate began on Tuesday, August 17, with enforcement beginning on Monday, September 13. Based on this information, starting Monday, August 16, we began collecting proof of vaccination. In alignment with the city’s mandate, enforcement will begin on September 13. Any members or program participants who have not shared proof of vaccination will not be allowed to enter YMCA buildings. The Y will require all program participants 12 and older – as well as individuals who want to – or need to – stay in the facility during their child’s program must show proof of vaccination.
What to Expect at the Y:
The CDC and the Y strongly encourage all members and guests to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status.
Anyone who is not yet vaccinated – including children between the ages of 2 and 11 who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated – will be required to wear a mask.
Outdoor Classes and Masks:
The Y strongly encourages all members, guests, and employees to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status. However, masks are not required during outdoor classes. Masks will be required in common areas but once you get to your designated workout position, you may remove your mask for class. Please note, if you would like to enter the branch or use any other facilities, we strongly encourage you to put your mask back on. If you prefer to continue to wear a mask during class, please feel free to do so.
Reservations are no longer needed for lap swim or most group exercise classes. Reservations will be required for select group exercise classes that have limited equipment or space restrictions and will also continue to be used for family swim. You can learn more by visiting the Fitness, Swim & Sports Schedule online or on our mobile app.
What You Need to Know
Know Before You Go:
What the Y is Doing:
Following all government guidelines, we are doing everything we can to create a welcoming and clean environment at the Y.
- Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA
- Broadway YMCA
- Cross Island YMCA
- Dodge YMCA
- Long Island City YMCA
- McBurney YMCA
- Park Slope Armory YMCA
- Prospect Park YMCA
- Rockaway YMCA
- South Shore YMCA
- West Side YMCA
- Castle Hill YMCA – 9/7/21
- Vanderbilt YMCA – 9/7/21
- Northeast Bronx YMCA (our newest branch in the Bronx) – 9/7/21
- Coney Island YMCA – 10/4/21
- Flushing YMCA – 10/4/21
- Greenpoint YMCA – 10/4/21
- Harlem YMCA – 10/4/21
- Jamaica YMCA – 10/4/21
- North Brooklyn YMCA – 10/4/21
Hours & Amenities
- Mon-Thu: 6:30 AM - 8:30 PM (South Shore YMCA open until 9:30 PM)
- Fri: 6:30 AM - 8:30 PM
- Sat-Sun: 8 AM - 3 PM
- Cardio centers Strength training & free weights
- Adult lap swim
- Family swim Indoor group exercise classes
- Outdoor fitness classes (at select locations)
- Adult sports (at select locations)
- Check branch webpages for more details