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Welcoming Week 2018 at the South Shore YMCA!

Posted on 09/23/2018 in Press Release

From Friday, September 14 - Sunday, September 23, The South Shore YMCA will join 75 other YMCAs across the country taking part in Welcoming Week 2018!

Welcoming Week is a national celebration in which community-based organizations like the Y host events that bring together all neighbors - both immigrants and U.S.-born residents - from all backgrounds to celebrate what unites us as a community.

Welcoming Week is all about what we do - helping people to reach their full potential and bringing the community together. So check out the info below, visit us on Facebook, or visit us at your local branch for our Welcoming Week activities happening across the South Shore!

Welcoming Week Celebration at the SSYMCA Quincy Branch

The SSYMCA's Quincy Branch will celebrate Welcoming Week with a variety of events throughout the week. Visit the Quincy Branch to participate in activities designed to bring our community closer together including:

  • Friday, September 14, 4:00pm - 5:30pm: Pool Party
  • Saturday, September 15, all day: Place a pin on a map to share where you're from! 
  • Sunday, September 16, all day: World Craft 1
  • Monday, September 17, all day: World Craft 2
  • Tuesday, September 18, all day: World Craft 3
  • Wednesday, September 19, all day: World Craft 4
  • Thursday, September 20, all day: World Craft 5
  • Friday, September 21, all day: World Craft 6
  • Saturday, September 22, all day: "I Am a Welcomer" 
  • Sunday, September 23, all day: Decorate Main Street 
For more information on any of the events listed above, please visit our Quincy Branch located at 79 Coddington Street in Quincy, MA.

The SSYMCA Quincy Branch | Friday, September 14 - Sunday, September 23

 

Welcoming Week Celebration at the SSYMCA Emilson Branch

The SSYMCA's Emilson Branch will celebrate Welcoming Week with an event on Friday, September 21! Visit the Emilson Branch throughout the day on Friday to participate in a variety of activities designed to bring our community closer together including:

  • Balloons
  • Music
  • Guest Passes and free family membership raffle
  • "Where You Were Born" map
  • In-Body Testing
  • 3-Point Shooting Contests
  • Free Sky Trail
  • Board Games
  • Arts & Crafts

For more information on any of the events listed above, please visit our Emilson Branch located at 75 Mill Street in Hanover, MA.

The SSYMCA Emilson Branch, Hanover | Friday, September 21

 

42nd Annual Corn Festival

Popular with families across the region, our 42nd Annual Corn Festival will bring together over 3,000 of our neighbors across the South Shore to celebrate the fall harvest and the natural and cultural heritage of New England. The event, which will take place at the SSYMCA's South Shore Natural Science Center, will include activities and events including storytelling, historical interpreters, farm animals, live animal presentations, Wompanoag traditions, craft demonstrations, games and more. Participants can also enjoy live, ongoing music, ranging from the oldies, bluegrass, folk and country. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $7 for members and $10 for non-members. Please visit www.southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org for more information.

The SSYMCA's South Shore Natural Science Center | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm | Saturday, September 15 - Sunday, September 16

 

Germantown Neighborhood Center's Welcoming Week Preview

The South Shore YMCA's Germantown Neighborhood Center will host a Welcoming Week preview event on Tuesday, September 11. At the event, which is free and open to the public, residents are invited to enjoy a cookout, meet fellow neighbors, and have the opportunity sign up for Germantown Neighborhood Center programs! For more information, contact GNC Associate Executive Director Claire Brennan at cbrennan@ssymca.org or at (617) 376-1384.

The SSYMCA's Germantown Neighborhood Center | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Tuesday, September 11

 

Coffee and Conversation at the Early Learning Center (Hanover)

The Early Learning Center in Hanover will host a Coffee and Conversation with the Directors on Thursday, September 13th from 7:30am-8:30am. Stop by and say hello, grab a bite to eat, and talk to others in the ELC community about parenting and the different ways that you introduce your culture and heritage to your children! For more information, contact ELC Hanover Director Jamee Beaudry at jbeaudry@ssymca.org or at (781) 826-7900 ext. 221.

The SSYMCA's Early Learning Center, Hanover | 7:30 am - 8:30 am | Thursday, September 13 (Event open to pre-existing ELC Hanover families, only)

 

A Seasonal Farm Farewell at Camp Burgess and Hawyard

The SSYMCA's Camp Burgess and Hayward in Sandwich, MA will invite the local community to help harvest and close down their farm/production field for the end of the 2018 growing season. All are welcome to join in this celebration of the end of summer! For more information, contact Camp Burgess & Hayward's Director of Development & Marketing and Business Operations Meghan Hill at mhill@ssymca.org or (508) 428-2571 ext. 101.

The SSYMCA's Camp Burgess and Hawyard, Sandwich, MA | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm | Saturday, September 15

 

Celebrating Heritage at the SSYMCA Gymnastics Center

Throughout the week, The SSYMCA's Gymnastics Center gymnasts and families are invited to prepare and share food or snacks that celebrate their heritage. Gymnasts will also learn about their fellow classmates' history and culture by placing a pin on a map to celebrate the region where they were born. For more information, please contact our Gymnastics Director, Andrea Millis, at amillis@ssymca.org, or call (781) 829-8585 ext. 8236.

The SSYMCA's Gymnastics Center, Hanover | Monday, September 17 - Saturday, September 22 (Event open to pre-existing SSYMCA Gymnasts and their families, only)

 

Coffee and Conversation at the Early Learning Center (NQ)

The SSYMCA Early Learning Center in North Quincy will host a Coffee and Conversation with the Directors on Wednesday, September 19th from 7:30am-8:30am. Stop by and say hello, grab a bite to eat, and talk to others in the ELC community about parenting and the different ways that you introduce your culture and heritage to your children! For more information, contact ELC (NQ) Director Jojo Reed at jreed@ssymca.org or (857) 403-4784.

The SSYMCA's Early Learning Center, North Quincy | 7:30 am - 8:30 am | Wednesday, September 19 (Event open to pre-existing ELC North Quincy families, only)

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