Category Archives: School Breaks

Columbus Day Basketball Clinic

ASA Hoops is hosting a Columbus Day Clinic for boys and girls ages 7-14. Clinics emphasize a healthy balance of fun, skill development and competitive play.

Space is limited, register at: www.asahoops.com/clinics. For questions email  Coachb@asahoops.com

October 9th
The Mackenzie Center, 1337 Centre Street, Newton

Fall programs at the Y

Early Fall programs are currently running at the Y. Registration for Late Fall Programs, including YBA, the Youth Basketball Association League, opens in early October. Program options include:

  • Swim Lessons – for all ages including Parent & Child classes
  • Sports Leagues –YBA Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football
  • School Vacation Week Programs
  • Music and Creative Arts programs
  • Personal Training and Small Group Training

Visit wsymca.org to download a copy of the Early & Late Fall Program catalog, or stop by the Y and they can help you register.

Kids Night Out – October 6th, 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Drop off your kids ages 7-13 for a fun Friday night with YMCA qualified childcare staff. They order pizza for dinner and keep the children entertained with games, swimming, movies and sports. $25 per child for WSYMCA members and $30 for non-members. A 20% discount is offered per child for those with two or more children. Go out for the night and take advantage of this low-cost alternative to hiring a babysitter. For more information, contact Jeremy Smith at jeremys@wsymca.org

FREE Family Fun Night –  October 10th, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Join for an hour of free family fun! Family Fun Nights are open to the community. All are welcome to enjoy gym activities, a bouncy house and snacks courtesy of The Belmont Savings Bank Foundation.

Financial Assistance is always available for Y Memberships and Programs. The West Suburban YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization and it is their mission to never turn anyone away due to an inability to pay. Please contact our Membership Department at 617-244-6050 x3653 for financial assistance with membership or program participation.

Newton Heartbreak Hill Road Race & Walk

Don’t forget the Newton Heartbreak Hill Road Race & Walk. Not a runner? Everyone can walk the course at 11:30. Register at www.newtoncommunitypride.org $10.00 child/$12.00 adult.

April 15th, 11:30am – 3:00 pm

Drop-In Vacation Week PlaySpace

Looking for something fun to do with the kids over school vacation week? Come to Art & Music with Paula Gannon, with time for Play & Snack too! No registration needed, just drop in! For children ages 18 months – 5 years with a caregiver. $10.00 per child or $25.00 per family. Call 617-796-1540 for more information.

April 19th and April 21st,  9:30 – 11:00 am
Newton Cultural Center at City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston March for Science – Kids’s Rally

Come to the Kid’s Rally at the Boston March for Science at the Boston Common. The event is non-partisan and pro-science. Bring the kids by for an opportunity to get interested in science and recognize that everyone is and can be a scientist. For more information, visit https://www.marchforscienceboston.com/kids-march.

April 22nd, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common

April Break soccer camp

The GPS program is holding soccer camp during April Vacation Week at the Brown/Oak Hill fields. For more information, please see the flyer: Soccer Camp

April 18-21st, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

JCC Kids’ Choice Passover/April Vacation Program

From sports to swimming to arts, dance, cooking and rock climbing, kids have their choice of activities at the JCC Kids’ Choice Passover/April Vacation Program. For boys and girls entering grades K-6 and CITs in grades 7-9 (at a reduced rate – please call for details). Special highlights include bingo bash, Spring Olympics, carnival, talent show, trip to Wheelock Family Theatre to see Charlotte’s Web, arts and crafts festival and a performance by singer-songwriter Janet Feld.

Come for one day or as many days as you would like. Kosher lunch provided during Passover! Everyone welcome. Early bird rates available. For more information, visit bostonjcc.org/schoolvacations or contact schoolvacations@jccgb.org or 617-558-6529.

Register at bostonjcc.org/schoolvacations.

Leventhal-Sidman Center, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton
April 13th-21st,  9:00 am-4:00 pm with early drop-off and extended day available.

Spring and summer etiquette classes

Etiquette classes for Grades 2-12 cover topics such as improving social and communication skills, projecting confidence, combating shyness, strengthening self-esteem and leadership skills, navigating friendships, resolving conflict, understanding social cues, basic manners, table manners, and more. Now enrolling for spring and summer classes in Brookline!

The spring session begins on April 24th and the summer session begins on June 26th! Enroll before it’s too late at theetiquetteacademy.org or call 617-608-3920.

What’s Happening at the Y-Late Spring Programs

Registration for the following late Spring Programs opens April 3rd for WSYMCA Members and April 7th for Non-Members. Visit wsymca.org to download a copy of our Early & Late Program Spring Guide, or stop by the Y if you’d like help to register.

  • Swim Lessons for all ages, Aquatics Fitness Classes
  • Sports Leagues – Soccer, Tee Ball and NFL Flag Football
  • April School Vacation Week Programs
  • Music Lessons and Rock Band
  • Personal Training and Small Group Training

NFL Flag Football League – Ages 9-11. Get your friends together to enter a team or join as a free agent. Games are 5 v 5, played on the Y’s Turf Field, officiated by Y staff and authentic NFL team jerseys are provided. For more information, or to sign up, contact Kimberly Benzan at kimberlyb@wsymca.org. April 2nd – May 21st

What’s Happening at the Y-Late Spring Programs

Registration for the following late Spring Programs opens April 3rd for WSYMCA Members and April 7th for Non-Members. Visit wsymca.org to download a copy of our Early & Late Program Spring Guide, or stop by the Y if you’d like help to register.

  • Swim Lessons for all ages, Aquatics Fitness Classes
  • Sports Leagues – Soccer, Tee Ball and NFL Flag Football
  • April School Vacation Week Programs
  • Music Lessons and Rock Band
  • Personal Training and Small Group Training

NFL Flag Football League – Ages 9-11. Get your friends together to enter a team or join as a free agent. Games are 5 v 5, played on the Y’s Turf Field, officiated by Y staff and authentic NFL team jerseys are provided. For more information, or to sign up, contact Kimberly Benzan at kimberlyb@wsymca.org. April 2nd – May 21st