Program Changes

We understand this is a stressful and trying time. We want all of you to stay healthy, which is why we are making these program changes. Don’t forget to eat well and exercise to keep your body, mind and spirit strong. And, remember that social isolation is going to be on the rise. So fire up those group chats, and don’t forget to check on grandma and grandpa.

Do not come to the Y if you have any cold or flu symptoms.
Wash your hands with soap, frequently.
Do not shake hands.

As of March 16, the Riverdale Y will remain temporarily closed, as per the New York State mandate to close places of public gathering. We anticipate reopening as soon as New York lifts the state-wide mandate.

We are excited to announce that we are continuing our programming virtually at By the end of this week you’ll start to see live, interactive classes with the instructors you know and love, as well as pre-recorded sessions in fitness, aquatics, meditation, wellness, and arts for children and adults. Our staff are busy at work creating unique content and curating the best of what we can bring you through partnerships with Les Mills, American Red Cross and more.

Those of you with children in our Early Childhood Center and Kid’s Space afterschool programs will be hearing from your directors about classes and content specifically for your children. As you know, these programs tend to follow the NYC Public Schools schedule and will reopen in person when the schools reopen.

In addition to our virtual services, we are providing daily hot, kosher meals for seniors. If you are a senior who would like meals, or you are a volunteer interested in helping to deliver meals to seniors staying safe at home, please contact our Senior Center Director, Sharon Asherman.

We look forward to welcoming you back through our doors soon. In the meantime, we want to thank you for your support of us, of one another, and of the Riverdale community. It is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Remember, we don’t need a building to build community.

eat healthy
wash hands