Ten Y branches are open for membership. We know you've got questions, and below, we've done our best to provide answers. For additional questions, please contact us!
Your health and well-being is our number one priority. Following all government guidelines, we are doing everything we can to create a welcoming and clean environment for all. You can find more information on our website about our protocols and what to expect when you come back.
See the “Schedules & Activities” section on each branch webpage to see what is currently available at your branch.
Health & Cleaning
Beginning June 15th, fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear a mask while working out at YMCA of Greater New York facilities. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are expected to wear a mask and follow mask requirements per CDC and NY State and city guidelines. We will continue to have participants in childcare, camp, transitional housing, and counseling wear masks as required by CDC and New York State guidelines. All members, participants and guests are welcome to continue wearing a mask if they feel more comfortable doing so.
Please note: Per state guidelines, bandanas, buffs, gaiters, and masks with vents are not acceptable face coverings.
At this time, we are continuing to conduct temperature checks and requiring all members and staff to complete a health declaration when entering our facilities adhering to the state's guidelines. We continue to monitor state guidance and will communicate any changes in the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience.
We have spaced equipment to maintain distance, and we have signs and floor markers throughout the facility and in our group exercise classes. We ask you to please practice social distancing.
Prior to opening and throughout the day, our staff are rigorously cleaning and disinfecting our facilities and equipment using electrostatic sprayers and other supplies. We also ask members to please wipe down equipment before and after use, and to wash their hands often or use hand sanitizer.
We are working to improve air quality by upgrading our HVAC unit air filters to MERV 13 (wherever possible), regularly treating evaporator coils with solution proven effective in combating COVID-19, and increasing outdoor air supply wherever possible.
Using the Gym
For individuals not vaccinated, please bring a mask and wear it properly at all times. Per state guidelines, bandanas, buffs, gaiters, and masks with vents are not acceptable face coverings. Please also bring a filled water bottle, towel, and lock.
Yes! Pools at branches currently providing membership services are open for adult lap swim and family swim. Reserve your spot up to 48 hours in advance using our mobile app. (Reservations are required.) Please remember to bring your own towel. In addition, per state guidelines, hair dryers, hand dryers, and water fountains are now available for use.
Yes. To ensure all members are able to enjoy the facility, we are limiting cardio equipment usage to 30 minutes per session if other members are waiting.
Yes! We are offering indoor group exercise classes. Reservations are required and need to be made 48 hours in advance by using our mobile app.
No. Child Watch remains closed until we receive further government guidance.
Yes. Please check the “Schedules & Activities” section of your branch webpage to see the requirements at your branch.
Starting June 15th, you may use hair dryers; hand dryers and water fountains will be turned on.
Reservation rules vary by branch and activity:
- Reservations are required for adult lap swim, family swim, and group exercise classes. Reservations can be made up to 48 hours in advance using our new mobile app.
- Reservations are required at some branches for activities like pickle ball or racquet sports. Please check the “Schedules & Activities” section of your branch webpage for more information.
Please make reservations using our new mobile app, or by calling the branch.
Membership & Programs
If your branch has resumed membership services, membership fees resumed in October. All other branch membership fees will remain on hold.
City-wide members are welcome to use the 10 branches open for membership services.
We understand. This is a tough time for so many people, and we appreciate your membership. If possible, we would love to keep you as part of the Y community by keeping your membership on hold. Please contact your branch to discuss your options.
Yes! If membership has not restarted at your branch, you can activate your membership to resume drafting at your existing branch rate and receive a city-wide membership, which will provide access to any open Y branch. Please contact your branch to reactivate your membership.
Three branches — Long Island City, Rockaway, and South Shore — currently offer Silver Sneakers and Renew Active memberships. You may discontinue your membership at your home branch and join one of these three branches to utilize your Silver Sneakers/Renew Active membership.
Our daycare and Pre-K/3-K for All programs are open now at limited branches. Please reach out to your branch to learn more and enroll. Afterschool programs are running both remote and in person, and our Learning Lab sites are open.
We’re thrilled to run summer camp in 2021! Through our in-person day camps and specialty camps in at all branches, parents can trust the Y to give their kids a fun, enriching, and high-quality camp experience this summer — out of the house and off screens. Please visit our website for more information and to register.