Events

  • TDay 5k Run & Walk

    November 28, 2019 - 8:30am

    *Please note this event page is under construction

    Thursday, November 28, 2019
    8:30 a.m. start

    Join us Thanksgiving morning for our annual 5K Run & Walk. This years event will also include a 1 mile run to start at 8:30am!This family-friendly event is for people of all ages. Wheelchairs, strollers and pets on leashes are welcome! Event proceeds benefit the Y’s Annual Youth Campaign. Register by November 5 and receive a FREE commemorative t-shirt!

    LOCATION
    YMCA Downtown
    20 West Washington Street
    New Castle, PA 16101

    REGISTRATION *Please note that EVENT DAY REGISTRATION WILL OPEN AT 7:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning.

    • 5K early entry fee $25(closes October 31) Same month entry fee $30 (closes November 27) Same Day entry fee $35 
    • 1 Mile early entry fee $15(closes October 31) Same month entry fee $20 (closes November 27) Same Day entry fee $25
    • Youth Entry(6-16 years old) for both 1 mile/5k Early Entry Fee $15(closes October 31) Same month entry fee $20 (closes November 27) Same Day entry fee $25
    • Children 6 & under free. 

     

    DETAILS

    The 1 Mile Run starts at 8:30 a.m in front of the YMCA Downtown.
    The 5k starts at 9 a.m. in front of the YMCA Downtown. 

    Race packets and t-shirts may be picked up at the downtown Y from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Complimentary refreshments are provided at the finish line. Awards will be given to top male and female overall finishers and top three finishers in each age group.                (Age Groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+)

    COURSE
    The course winds through downtown New Castle. View course map online.

    PARKING
    Parking is available in the YMCA lot located at the corner of West Washington Street & the Columbus Innerbelt, next to Burger King.

    RESTROOMS
    Restrooms are available inside the YMCA before and during the race. 

    VOLUNTEERS
    Calling all volunteers & helpers! We're looking for several people to help at registration and along the route. Email Michelle Swogger to sign up, or call 724-658-4766.

    SPONSORS
    If you'd like to sponsor the T-Day 5K, download a sponsorship form.

     

  • Salute to Ralph Blundo

    September 26, 2019 - 5:00pm

    Thursday, September 26  5:00 p.m.
    New Englander Banquet Center

    Join us as we honor Ralph Blundo with the Jack & Nancy Flannery Salute Award at our annual dinner event on Thursday, September 26, 2019. The event will be held at the New Englander Banquet Center with the reception to begin at 5:00 p.m., followed by dinner and program at 6:00 p.m.

    Tickets                                                               
    $75/person or $700/table of 10
    Tickets can be purchased begining August 12th at the downtown branch at 20 West Washington St, New Castle PA 16101.

    About the Award
    Jack & Nancy Flannery exemplified servant leadership, commitment to our community, and the YMCA’s core values. For those reasons, and more, the Y is pleased to honor their legacies with an annual award.  This award is presented to a person, or group of people, who embody the spirit of courage which is defined as “the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, and/or pain, in spite of fear, or the confidence to act in accordance with one’s beliefs and/or convictions.”   

    About the Recipient

    Ralph Blundo is the current assistant principal at New Castle Senior High School and has been the head varsity boys’ basketball coach since 2010.  Blundo has led the Red Hurricanes to six WPIAL championships, becoming the first coach in WPIAL history to win three consecutive titles, two different times. Additionally, Blundo led the team to an undefeated season in 2014 that culminated with a State Championship.

    More impressive than Blundo’s accomplishments on the court is the impact that he has had on the thousands of kids he has encountered. Blundo has dedicated himself to the young men and women of the District, encouraging and assisting them to reach their full potential, regardless of their background or circumstances.

    When Blundo learned that he was the recipient, he stated, “When I look at the list of people who have received this honor, and why each received it, it’s difficult for me to place myself in their category. The challenges that each of them have met, head on, are beyond comparison. That said, I am beyond honored and humbled to be chosen.” It is worth noting that in 1993 Ralph Blundo’s grandfather George Joseph received the Salute to Courage award. Mr. Joseph was the second honoree of a now 17 year and counting tradition.

    Sponsorship & Other Opportunities
    Download a sponsorship form to learn more about sponsorship and recognition opportunities available.

    All proceeds from the event 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 all.

  • Family Fun Night Fall Festival

    September 20, 2019 - 6:00pm

    Join the New Castle Community YMCA for 
    Family Fun Night - a FREE event that is open to 
    the community (membership not required). 

    On September 20th at the Y-Zone Branch there will be a Fall Festival featuring activities for the entire family! Join us for an evening dressed in your favorite color for rainbow tag, a jump rope competition, Family Group fitness, creative crafts, music and more. 

    Families will be able enjoy healthy snacks and refreshments provided by Pizza Joes, Dallas Hartman and Adagio Health. These Family FREE Fun Events are made possible by The Primary Health Network.

    As part of the Y’s commitment to being open to all, Family Fun Nights are free and open to the community. Registration is encouraged to help with planning and supplies, but it is not required. Participants can register online HERE.

    The Y’s next family event will be a Family Fun Night will be held on Friday, October 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., which will also be free and open to the community.

    For more information about these and other events, contact the New Castle Community YMCA at 724-658-4766 or visit www.ncymca.org

  • Back to School Family Fun Night

    August 16, 2019 - 6:00pm

    Join us for August's Family Fun Night - a FREE event that is open to the community (membership not required).

    On August 16th at the DOWNTOWN branch we will have a Back to School Family Fun Night! Join us for a night filled with games, creative crafts, music and more.

    This event will feature a school supply giveaways sponsored by the Salvation Army and First Assembly of God

    Families will be able enjoy healthy snacks and refreshments.

    Registration is not required, but appreciated for planning purposes. You can register online or by stopping by either branch.

    Questions? Call 724-658-4766

    SAVE THE DATE
    Our next Family Event:
    Friday, September 20: September Family Fun Night

     

     

  • Stars & Stripes Family Fun Night

    July 12, 2019 - 6:00pm

    Join us for July's Family Fun Night - a FREE event that is open to the community (membership not required).

    On July 12th at the Downtown Branch we will have patriotic themed activities for the entire family! Join us for an evening dressed in red, white & blue for games, creative crafts, music and more. 

    In addition to the activity stations and door prizes, June’s event will include healthy snacks and refreshments.

    Registration is not required, but appreciated for planning purposes. You can register online or by stopping by either branch.

    Questions? Call 724-658-4766

    SAVE THE DATE
    Our next Family Event:
    Friday, August 16: August Family Fun Night

  • Hula Hoop in the Park

    June 25, 2019 - 5:30pm

    Join us Jun 25th at Cascade Park for our first Pop Up Community Fitness Class! 

    Hula Hooping with Ally will take place on the grassy area between the carousel and the train station in Cascade Park. Feel free to bring your own hoop if you have one. Hoops with be provided but are limited so registration is encourage but not required. Participants can register by calling 724-658-4766 or email mswogger@ncymca.org.

    If you or your organization/company want to offer a New Castle Community YMCA FREE Pop Up fitness class please contact Michelle Swogger

    As part of the Y’s commitment to being open to all, Pop Up Fitness classes are free and open to the community. 

     

  • Y-Zone Luau Family Fun Night

    June 14, 2019 - 6:00pm

    Y-ZONE LUAU FAMILY FUN NIGHT
    Friday, JUNE 14, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Y-Zone Branch 

    Join us for June's Family Fun Night - a FREE event that is open to the community (membership not required).

    The Y-ZONE will become a tropical paradise with luau themed activities for the entire family! Join us for an evening dressed in grass skirts and Hawaiian styled shirts for lawn games, creative crafts, music and more. 

    In addition to the activity stations and door prizes, June’s event will include healthy snacks and refreshments.

    Registration is not required, but appreciated for planning purposes. You can register online or by stopping by either branch.

    Questions? Call 724-658-4766

    SAVE THE DATE
    Our next Family Event:
    Friday, July 12: July Family Fun Night

  • Back to the 80's & Summer Kick Off Family Fun Night

    May 17, 2019 - 6:00pm

    BACK TO THE 80'S & SUMMER KICK OFF FAMILY FUN NIGHT
    Friday, MAY 17, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Downtown Branch - Gymnasium

    Join us for May's Family Fun Night - a FREE event that is open to the community (membership not required).

    To kick off the Summer May’s event will transport guests back to the 80’s. Guests are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite 80’s icon for family fun activities, featuring games, creative crafts, throwback music and balloon animals by Porgie The “Funny Magic Dude.”

    In addition to the activity stations and door prizes, May’s event will include healthy snacks and refreshments.

    Registration is not required, but appreciated for planning purposes. You can register online or by stopping by either branch.

    Questions? Call 724-658-4766

    SAVE THE DATE
    Our next Family Event:
    Friday, June 14: June Family Luau

  • 2019 National Day of Prayer Breakfast

    May 2, 2019 - 8:00am

    Thursday, May 2nd
    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. 

    Gather with us in food and fellowship as we come together as a community on National Day of Prayer. Guests will enjoy and inspirational message given by Pastor Greg Marshall of the New Life Baptist Church and uplifting music as they pray with fellow community members.

    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 2019

    April 27, 2019 - 11:00am

    Saturday, April 27, 2019
    11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
     

    Save the date and plan to 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. 

    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!

    This event is offered in partnership with the Crisis Shelter of Lawrence CountyFirst Assembly of God and Children's Advocacy Center of Lawrence County. 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
    • fun fitness demos
    • music
    • face painting
    • games
    • live entertainment
    • Pool safety demonstrations
    • and more!