West Essex YMCA

West Essex YMCA Welcome Week

Welcoming Week September 14-24

We believe our community is stronger when everyone feels welcome and we work together for the common good.

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.



Activities include:
  • Thursday, 9/14 4pm-7pm - Bone Marrow Drive at Peanut Shell Early Learning Center - LOCATION OF EVENT:  706 Regent Street, Livingston
  • Friday, 9/15 8:30am - Rangoli Indian Floor Design - Demonstration of this Indian Art from.  Our Y volunteers will be creating beautiful designs that symbolize "Welcome to Our Home"
  • Friday, 9/15 11:00am - Welcoming Party - Join us on the front lawn of our Y (or gym for inclement weather) for some fun, interactive activities and snacks.  Our activities will be adaptable for those with special needs.                   
  • Saturday, 9/16 11:00am - Free trial sports class for Ages 3-5
  • Saturday, 9/16 12:00pm - Free trial sports class for Ages 6-9
  • Sunday, 9/17 9:15am - Tai Chi and 11:15am Zumba Party - Free to all.  Join us on the front lawn of our Y (or gym for inclement weather)
  • Sunday, 9/17 2:30pm - English As a 2nd Language - Visit our ESL Open House.  Learn conversational English.  This is a free weekly program.
  • Sunday, 9/17 1-5pm - WAYNE YMCA Multi-Cultural Day - Enjoy fun activities, dance performance throughout the day, and viewing of the documentary:  Cries for Syria (theater from 3-5pm) LOCATION OF EVENT:  WAYNE YMCA, 1 Pike Drive, Wayne
  • Sunday, 9/17 1-6pm - SOUTH MOUNTAIN YMCA'S South Orange Play Day - Featuring the Y Zone:  Gymnastics, gaga pit, basketball, skateboarding, big blue building blocs, arts and crafts and more.  LOCATION OF EVENT:  Center of South Orange
  • Monday, 9/18 5:30-7pm - Welcome To Livingston Twp. Event - Families who are new to the community can learn all about the free services and resources in Livingston- LOCATION OF EVENT:  Livingston Senior/Community Center, 204 Hillside Ave, Livingston 
  • Monday, 9/18 5:15pm - Let’s Dance Class (Ages 3-8) Free
  • Tuesday, 9/19 12:30pm - Grandparents Day Lunch & Learn Event hosted by New York Life -Gifting life insurance to your grandchildren.
  • Wednesday, 9/20 2:30pm - Intergenerational Social Club Open House - Have coffee, play some board and card games, learn about the ICS club.
  • Wednesday, 9/20 5:15pm - Kids Yoga (Ages 4-9) Free
  • Thursday 9/21 12:30-2pm - Multi-Cultural Luncheon - Pot luck multi-cultural luncheon.  Bring a dish or a dessert from your cultural background.  Pre-registration is required. 
  • Friday, 9/22 6:30-9:30pm - Multi-Cultural Teen Night Event
  • Saturday, 9/23  11:00am - Free trial sports class for Ages 3-5
  • Saturday, 9/23  12:00pm - Free trial sports class for Ages 6-9
  • Sunday, 9/24 10:30am-12pm - Kind Rocks Family Event- Join us for some painting and music. We’ll provide the rocks and you provide the kindness! Kids will spread a little joy and inspiration along our pathway outside. We invite families to paint their own rocks and sprinkle them around our community. 

West Essex YMCA 321 So. Livingston Avenue 973-992-7500 cfrancione@metroymcas.org