Y Happenings: Welcoming Week

Welcoming Week is a chance for YMCAs nationwide to celebrate immigrants’ contribution to our communities and bring together all residents in the spirit of unity. We have events going on across the association that are free and open to the public, that we invite you to bring your friends and neighbors to helps celebrate diversity!

Friday, September 13

Welcome Week Kick-Off – Southern Saratoga

We will have staff available to answer any questions you have about the YMCA! Join us for 2019 Welcome Week as we kick it off with some family fun activities. Full details here.

Three SixTeens Night Out – Troy

Welcoming Week will kick-off with Three SixTeens Night Out. Welcoming Week is a chance for neighbors—both immigrants and U.S. born residents to get to know one another and celebrate what unites us as a community! Our young people will engage in activities to celebrate their heritage. Full details here.

10 Is When Orientation – Guilderland

The 10 is when program will give children ages 10-13 additional access to the Guilderland YMCA without the need for parental guidance! Upon completion of the orientation, (on certain days/times) they will have access to the pool/wellness center, and gym without direct adult supervision. This is your chance to bring a new friend or family member to try out the YMCA! Full details here.

Saturday, September 14

International Dancing – Troy

Following Zumba 9:45-10:45am, join us for International Dancing to celebrate Welcoming Week! Cherish Belly Dancing will get us started at 11:00am! To learn more about Cherish, Tribal Fusion Belly Dancer, visit www.cherishtribalfusion.weebly.com. Full details here.

Welcome Week Family Fun Day – Bethlehem

Welcoming Week is a chance for neighbors—both immigrants and U.S.-born residents—to get to know one another and celebrate what unites us as a community.  Please join us on Saturday, September 14th, for some family fun activities. This event is open to the public! Full details here.

Monday, September 16

Welcoming Week Open House & Kona Ice Truck – Troy

Grab a friend, family member or co-worker and enjoy everything the Y has to offer while celebrating what unites us as a community! Full details here. 

Welcoming Week Celebration – Duanesburg

Do you have a favorite family dish that has been shared throughout the generations? Do you have a specialty dish that your friends and family request at gatherings? Please join us as we gather together as neighbors to get to know one another and celebrate what unites us as a community! Full details here.

Tai Chi Class – Bethlehem

As part of our Welcoming Week Activities, Tim Cao will be here to lead us through a Tai Chi Demo which will take place out in our pavilion. Full details here.

Tuesday, September 17

International Potluck Dinner – Troy

Share the tastes of your heritage during Welcoming Week at our International Potluck Dinner! Full details here. 

Wednesday, September 18

International Game Night – Troy

Please join us for a night of family fun to celebrate Welcoming Week! Weather permitting- bocce, croquet, and more. Please feel free to bring your own games to share & play! Full details here.

International Cuisine Luncheon – Greene County

Interested in trying foods from around the world? Join us and bring a friend to our free luncheon featuring Chinese, Mexican, Mediterranean, Polish, and Italian cuisines. All are welcome! Full details here.

Thursday, September 19

International Talent Show Hosted by DJ AyO – Troy

1st, 2nd and 3rd places prizes! A talent show is only as strong as its judges. Meet members of the Troy Family Branch Advisory Council as they share the excitement of the show! Full details here.

Saturday, September 21

Family Fun Swim Night – Guilderland

Join us for family fun night in the pool! Enjoy open swim and fun games. Full details here.