About Our Y

At the Westfield Area YMCA, strengthening community is our cause.

With a focus on developing the potential of kids, improving individual health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors, being a part of the Y will bring about meaningful change not just within yourself  but in your community.  Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, ability, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

You will find a welcoming and supportive community at the Westfield Area YMCA.

Here is where parents find a safe and nurturing environment for their children, families come together to spend quality time, and adults of every age connect with their community, build strong relationships and learn to live a healthier life.

Events

October 1, 2019
  • Vacation Day Trip (grades 5-8)

    October 1, 2019 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm

    Start off the day with 5-Wits interactive adventure at the Palisades Mall, then lunch and fun at Dave and Busters. All admissions, transportation, lunch, chaperones, unlimited video games and a power card are included. Parent-signed registration form and payment required by September 27. Register in-person or online. Drop off and pickup at the Bauer Branch.

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October 2, 2019
  • Day Trip to NYC High Line

    October 2, 2019

    Bus leaves the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA parking lot at 8:45AM and returns 4:00PM. Includes round trip bus transportation and a guided tour. Lunch is on your own!
    Register by 9/30.This trip is available to Westfield Area Y members and the community.

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October 4, 2019
  • Fright Fest Trip

    October 4, 2019

    ​Teens in grades 6-12 are invite to join us as Great Adventure transforms into a “scream park” with themed shows and attractions for FRIGHT FEST in addition to its world-class thrill rides. Includes admission, transportation and in-park chaperones. Rain date: 10/11.

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  • College and Career Fair

    October 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Be college and career ready! The community is invited to meet with representatives and recruiters from colleges, businesses and non-profits regarding college prep information, community service, employment and/or internships. Attendees should bring samples of their resumes, cover letters and business cards. This event is appropriate for middle school students through professional adults and is a great opportunity to network and gather resources. This event is hosted by the YMCA Achievers program.

    Confirmed attendees as of 9/19:
    COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES: PACE University, Quinnipiac University, Rutgers Newark, Tulane University, Union County College
    EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE: Above Grade Level, HESAA, Private Prep, YMCA Achievers
    EMPLOYMENT AND INTERNSHIPS: Community Access Unlimited, EHS Compliance NJ, Embassy Suites, Junior League of Elizabeth/Plainfield, Lord & Taylor, Mary Kay, Spine & Joint Center, Texas Roadhouse, Westfield Area YMCA

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October 10, 2019
  • Fall 2 Session Priority Registration

    October 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Priority registration begins 6:00PM Thursday, 10/10 for Gold and Silver Members. Open registration begins 7:30AM Monday, 10/14 for Program and Non Members. Fall 2 Session begins 10/27.

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October 14, 2019
  • Fall 2 Session Open Registration

    October 14, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 pm

    Open registration begins 7:30AM Monday, 10/14 for Program and Non Members. Priority registration begins 6:00PM Thursday, 10/10 for Gold and Silver Members.Fall 2 Session begins 10/27.

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October 17, 2019
  • Overlook Medical Center Healthy Avenues Van at the Y

    October 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Free for members and the community! Register directly with Gabrielle Guider at Atlantic Health System, Overlook Medical Center, at 908-522-2579. Location: Parked outside Main Y Facility.
    Breast Health Education; blood pressure and glucose screenings.

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October 18, 2019
  • 5th Grade Dance Party

    October 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Bauer Branch

    Hang out with friends or mix with new ones! Our DJ team will spin great music, run games, and have plenty of giveaways. A 5th Grade Event Form with parent signature required (one form is valid for school year). Location: Bauer Branch Fee: $8 in advance (by 3:30PM) or $10 at door. Drinks/snacks available, $1 each.

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