Hundreds of families turned out for the fourth annual Fabulous Family Fair at YWCA Greenwich on Saturday.
Children lined up to have their faces painted, make sand art, dream catchers, and of course, play in the bouncy castle. Older children made a bee line for the game room.
Painting rocks for the new YWCA “Kindness Rock Garden” was also popular feature of the day.
Hugh Underhill, the YWCA tennis instructor and varsity tennis and squash coach at Darien High School, patiently taught children how to hold racquets, swing and get the ball over the net.
Kyle Wirtz, YWCA Greenwich Director of Health & Fitness and the coach for the YWCA Junior Babe Ruth Baseball Team, was in the batting cage throwing balls and teaching boys and girls the proper stance to make sure they hit the ball. Kendall Moran, an ABT Certified Ballet instructor, held classes for little ones who loved the
music and learning the basics of ballet.
This was the YWCA’s fourth annual fair, and it was open to everyone in Greenwich. “It’s our way of welcoming the community to the YWCA and providing a sample of all that YWCA Greenwich has to offer,” said Michelle Pennino, Director of Member Services. “We were also happy to have Joey B’s food truck, Jolie’s Gotique and Phil and Tom’s ice cream truck join the party.”
YWCA Greenwich will celebrate its centennial in 2019. Since those early days, the organization has grown in popularity and expanded its family programming. From preschool to after-school and beyond, YWCA Greenwich offers families a great place to spend time together and to meet other parents through activities and sports programs.
The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Preschool provides a unique 10-month preschool that is the only area school to include gymnastics, music, Spanish, swimming, yoga and a monthly naturalist as part of its curriculum at no extra charge. YWCA Greenwich also has an active after-school program that now includes the “YW Hub” for middle-school students.
A new STEAM Lab opened this fall with age-appropriate activities for preschool to middle school students, and vacation camp is available when school is out to support working parents and provide a great place for children that engages and educates them with a wide-range of social, physical and academically-focused programs.
YWCA Greenwich also offers a host of children’s programming including aquatics, baseball and softball training, dance, golf, gymnastics and tennis. Songs for Seeds, an interactive music class for babies to age four, is also now offering classes at the YWCA.
Adult programming includes a state-of-the-art fitness center and spin room, more than forty group exercise programs each week, tennis lessons and open play and aquatics programming that includes group classes and individual lessons.
To learn more about all that YWCA Greenwich has to offer, stop in for a tour or contact Michelle Pennino at [email protected] or call 203-869-6501.