Riverdale YM-YWHA

Kids & Teens

The Y has programs for every age and interest.

After-School Programs with the Y


The Y hosts year-long after-school programs for children in grades K–5: Kids' Space, held five days a week at the Riverdale Y, is a safe, supervised, enriching after-school place for children in grades K–5 from our local community whose parents are not at home when school ends. Homework help with a certified teacher is provided and transportation from local schools included. RiverdaleY!Care (RY!C) is our offsite after school program held at multiple schools throughout Riverdale. RY!C children participate in a variety of structured group activities (including gym and playground time, and arts and crafts) under the supervision of our staff at their school. Homework help is also provided.

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Performing Arts Conservatory

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The Riverdale Y offers several popular fitness classes and activities promoting healthy lifestyles for Kids and Teens including Tweens & Teens in Action and Kids' Indoor Triathlons.

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Leagues & Sports

The Riverdale Y has a range of sports classes for children and teens, as well as several active basketball and soccer leagues for boys and girls from kindergarten and up.

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Aquatics Classes

The Y’s indoor pool offers swim lessons for all ages and levels of skill. Babies, toddlers, children, and teens can enroll in swim lessons that are right for them! Join our swim team for an extra challenge! We also offer first aid and lifeguarding courses through the American Red Cross to help you keep your children safe in the water. Check our schedule for family open swim time.

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Music School

The Rhoda Grundman Music School offers individual lessons for children and adults at all skill levels. Piano, violin, and guitar are the most popular, but you choose your instrument, and we will provide an expert teacher for you!

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Dance School

The Riverdale Y's Dance School offers a wide array of dance instruction programs for all ages. We have classes for children as young as two years old, and all the way through to adults. Instruction is available in classic ballet, creative movement, tap, hip hop, ballroom and belly dancing, character, jazz and action dance.

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Vacation Programs

The Y holds special day-long programs (often trips and special themed events) on public school full- and half-day holidays.

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Summer Camps

You don't have to look far for summer fun! The Riverdale Y is home to day camps for all ages, as well as special after-camp programming.

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Birthday Parties

The Y is available to host birthday parties for children of all ages. Everyone is welcome.

You can also book a special swim, art, and gym party. For younger children, parties can be arranged in one of our specialty rooms or spaces.

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Program Contact

Joe Smith, ext. 261
Camping, Family and
Youth Services


5625 Arlington Avenue
Bronx, NY 10471
(718) 548-8200

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