Events

  • YMCA Celebration Gala

    September 30, 2017 - 6:00pm

    Saturday, September 30 - 6:00 p.m.
    The New Englander, New Castle, PA

    Saluting 150 Years of Service & Volunteer Leadership
    Save the Date! This year's Salute to Courage event is being transformed into the YMCA Celebration Gala to commemorate the New Castle Community YMCA's 150th Anniversary. Over the past 150 years the Y has impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of local families thanks to the efforts of volunteer leadership. Join us as we salute their commitment to the Y’s core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility, and celebrate 150 years of service to the community. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. Guests will also enjoy live music by Pittsburgh party/brass band, Beauty Slap, an exhibit featuring photographs and memorabilia from the New Castle YMCA’s 150 year history, and silent and live auctions.

    We help families learn, grow and thrive
    All proceeds from the event will benefit the Y’s Annual Campaign, which provides life-changing programs and memberships to more than 1,000 youth, adults, older adults and families every year. The Y counts on the generosity of our members and partners to keep our doors open to anyone who needs a place to go to help them be more healthy, confident, connected and secure. No one is ever turned away from the Y because of inability to pay for a membership or program.

    Tickets: $75/person
    Contact Heather at hnitch@ncymca.org for reservations.

    Sponsorships
    Corporate sponsorships are available. Contact Maureen at mknepshield@ncymca.org for details.

     

  • 2017 Spin-a-thon

    September 9, 2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

    #spinforkidz at the New Castle Community YMCA's 2nd Annual Spin-a-thon. We'll be spinning around the fountain outside the downtown New Castle YMCA from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. With celebrity participants, prizes, enthusiastic instructors, live DJs, and local radio stations on site, it’s the Downtown party you won’t want to miss!

    Participate as an individual or as a team and help raise money for local children!  Individuals and teams will compete to raise money for the Y. Prizes will be awarded to the top individual and team fundraisers. 100% of the money raised goes directly to the New Castle Community YMCA's Annual Youth Campaign, which serves thousands of local kids every year through mentoring, education, athletic programs and more. Because of you, the Y can invest more than $200,000 into local children every year.

    Riders are asked to raise a minimum of $50 each to participate. Register as an individual or team of up to 6 riders. Registration includes free event shirt (must preregister by August 25 for shirt). All participants must be 16 years of age or older and medically cleared to exercise. 

    Register online at crowdrise.com/spinforkidz or in-person at the downtown YMCA at 20 West Washington St. New Castle PA 16101. Questions? Call 724-658-4766.

  • 2017 County Cup

    August 5, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

    The Pens took the Stanley Cup... now who's going to win the County Cup? It could be you!

    Teams will face off against each other in a fun, friendly competition at the Y-Zone. Game events will include frisbee golf, cornhole, bocce, pickleball and an adventure race. The winning team will receive a commemorative plaque and earn the honor of displaying the "Y Cup" at their business or the Y-Zone for the following year. 

    Public admission is free; concession stands will be available. 

    Gather your friends, family, colleagues - even your boss - and get ready to challenge other local teams. The cost per team of 6 is $300. All proceeds benefit the YMCA Annual Youth Campaign. Included in the fee is a commemorative t-shirt for every team member, as well as ON-SITE CHILD WATCH the day of the tournament. Team refreshments will be provided. 

    All registrations must be received by by July 29, 2017. Download and complete the registration form, or stop by the Y-Zone to register in person.

    Questions? Email Justin at jumbs@ncymca.org.

  • YMCA Togetherhood Project

    May 27, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    Join the Y in making downtown New Castle beautiful! We are once again planting flowers at the Diamond, Kennedy Square, and along Washington Street. We need volunteers for the following:

    Prep Day

    Saturday, May 27, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Meet at the downtown YMCA at 20 West Washington Street, New Castle PA 16101
    (bring gloves, shovels, and any other tools that may help prep soil)

    Planting Day

    Saturday, June 3, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Meet at Riverwalk Trail to help plant flowers (lunch provided)

    To sign up, stop by our main lobby Downtown or call (724) 658-4766. Remember: many hands make light work!

  • NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER BREAKFAST

    May 4, 2017 - 8:00am

    Thursday, May 4
    8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

    Join us for the Tom Robinson Memorial Day of Prayer Breakfast, which will be held in the gymnasium of the downtown branch of the New Castle Community YMCA. The event is open to the public and all are welcome to enjoy breakfast, fellowship, and prayer at this FREE community breakfast. 

    Join us and people across the country in a day of prayer for each other, our communities and our nation. This year's speaker will be Josh Watts, Student Pastor from First Baptist on Maitland. Music will be provided by Michael Daugherty. 

    Many thanks to Medure's Catering for generously providing the breakfast that will be served.

    This event is held in memory of Tom Robinson, YMCA Board Member, who lived the YMCA’s mission of “putting Christian principles into practice.”

  • HEALTHY KIDS DAY 2017

    April 29, 2017 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

    Saturday, April 29
    11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Join us at the downtown YMCA branch for a day of fun and active play for your entire family. Healthy Kids Day® is a part of the Y-USA’s initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. 

    This event is offered in partnership with the Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County and First Assembly of God. We'll have the streets closed down with fun activities taking place in and around the area of the Y, including:

    • sports & activities for all ages
    • inflatable bounce houses
    • Apple Prints with Apple Castle
    • fun fitness demos
    • music
    • face painting
    • games
    • ventriloquist
    • magician
    • cookie decorating compliments of Eat'n Park
    • Play with Clay compliments of Mud Monkey Pottery
    • Judo demonstrations
    • baseball bat making demonstrations
    • strolling balloon artists
    • Humvee from the national guard
    • Pool safety demonstrations
    • Walk for Justice
    • Teddy Bear Clinic
    • and more!

    Healthy Kids Day® encourages kids to play more to build a lifetime of healthier habits that help them grow and thrive. Save the date and stay tuned for more information!

    Many Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors:

    Interested in becoming a sponsor? Download the sponsorship brochure to learn more.

  • Friends Play Free on President's Day

    February 20, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    No school on President's Day can mean bored kids at home. But not for Y members! Plus, members can bring a friend for free!

    President's Day Activities at the Y-Zone
    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

    Spend quality time with your kids, stay active, try something new, or just hang with friends. We'll have something for everyone, including:

    • Basketball
    • Football
    • Soccer
    • Cornhole
    • and more...

    President's Day Activities at the Youth Lounge Downtown
    11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    The Youth Lounge downtown will be open extended hours on President's Day. Join us to shoot pool, play foosball & board games, or join in any of the other activities going on!

  • Salute to Jack & Nancy Flannery

    September 26, 2016 - 5:00pm

    **As of September 16, 2016, all tickets have been sold. We have created a waiting list for anyone wishing to purchase individual tickets. Please contact Judy Boggs at (724) 658-4766 or jboggs@ncymca.org for details.**

    The late Jack & Nancy Flannery, of New Castle, will be honored on September 26, 2016 at a special dinner hosted by the New Castle Community YMCA. The event is open to the public and will be held at the Villa Banquet Center. The reception will begin at 5:00 p.m., followed by dinner and program at 6:00 p.m. Tickets for the event are $65 per person or $600 for a table of 10, and may be purchased at the YMCA Downtown. Sponsorship opportunities are available; interested businesses may contact Beth DeVivo, Marketing Director, at (724) 658-4766 for more information.

    About the Award
    The Salute to Jack & Nancy Flannery follows in the vein of the Y’s annual Salute to Courage award. The award committee has defined courage as “the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc. in spite of fear, or the confidence to act in accordance with one’s beliefs and/or convictions.

    About the Recipients
    Jack & Nancy Flannery exemplified servant leadership, commitment to our community, and the YMCA’s core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility. Jack was a YMCA Board member for more than 30 years; Nancy was a YMCA Diamond Girls mentor.

    Jack & Nancy would recognize challenges facing our community and, individually or together, would work to address those challenges to effect positive change. Please join us as we salute Jack & Nancy Flannery for their commitment, their compassion and their courage to make a difference.

    We help families learn, grow and thrive
    All proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Y’s Annual Campaign, which provides life-changing programs and memberships to more than 1,000 youth, adults, older adults and families every year. The Y counts on the generosity of our members and partners to keep our doors open to anyone who needs a place to go to help them be more healthy, confident, connected and secure. No one is ever turned away from the Y because of inability to pay for a membership or program.

  • YMCA Togetherhood Project

    May 28, 2016 - 9:00am to June 4, 2016 - 12:00pm

    Join the Y in making downtown New Castle beautiful! We are once again planting flowers at the Diamond, Kennedy Square, and along Washington Street. We need volunteers from 9:00am-12:00pm on both Saturday, May 28 & Saturday, June 4. No gardening experience is necessary

    To sign up, stop by our main lobby Downtown or call (724) 658-4766. Remember: many hands make light work!

  • NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER BREAKFAST

    May 5, 2016 - 8:00am

    The New Castle Community YMCA will host a National Day of Prayer breakfast at 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 5. Join us in prayer for our neighbors, our community, our country and our world. The event, which is open to the public, includes a full complimentary breakfast provided by Medure’s Catering.

    This year's speaker will be Pastor Chris Weichman of Clen-Moore Presbyterian Church

    If you are planning to attend, you can RSVP via Facebook or go to NationalDayofPrayer.org.

    This event is held in memory of Tom Robinson, YMCA Board Member, who lived the YMCA’s mission of “putting Christian principles into practice.”