Stay Cool at The Gateway Family YMCA Open House

The Y Announces Open House June 6-12

Rahway, NJ, May 29, 2016 --( The Gateway Family YMCA branches in Elizabeth, Rahway and Union, NJ will be hosting a Summer Open House June 6 -12th themed, “Stay Cool at the Y!”. All branches will be hosting events that are open to the community throughout the week including summer sports, games, swimming and family activities. For a complete schedule of events including open swimming and family gym time for each branch, visit

The Gateway Family YMCA serves communities in Eastern Union County and Northern Middlesex County. The Gateway Family YMCA – Elizabeth Branch is located at 135 Madison Avenue in Elizabeth, Five Points Branch is located at 201 Tucker Avenue in Union, Rahway Branch is located at 1564 Irving Street in Rahway, and Wellness Center Branch is located at 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union. All four locations will be open celebrating the Summer Open House and invite the public to visit for a tour, information or summer fun.

“We are excited to welcome the community to ‘Stay Cool at the Y’,” stated Krystal R. Canady, CEO. “It’s so important for families to come together and create healthy habits. At The Gateway Family YMCA, open house events and healthy activities are an important way to introduce all ages to the fact that fitness can be fun.”

The Gateway Family YMCA serves the members of the communities surrounding branches in Elizabeth, Rahway and Union, NJ, providing quality programs and services to all, including residential and emergency housing, a Diabetes Prevention Program, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA - a free program to support cancer survivors and Early Learning Readiness - a community program for preschool children and their caregivers providing school readiness tools and training. “In addition to many programs and services offered free to the community, the YMCA also provides Financial Assistance ensuring that everyone in need can benefit,” stated Melynda A. Mileski, EVP/COO.

Summer camp registration is ongoing, and summer program registration begins June 6th at each branch and online at with offerings including the arts, swimming lessons, yoga, group fitness, sports, gymnastics and more. Summer membership opportunities are also available at The Gateway Family YMCA for 1, 2 or 3 months throughout the summer months, allowing flexibility to busy families.

The Gateway Family YMCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, health and community service organization of caring staff and volunteers dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community and stands For Youth Development, For Healthy Living and For Social Responsibility. The Gateway Family YMCA impacts the community by providing quality services to people of all ages, races, faith or incomes. The Y doesn’t just strengthen bodies – it strengthens people, families and communities.

For more information about programs and services provided by The Gateway Family YMCA, please visit or contact the Elizabeth Branch at 908-355-9622, Five Points Branch 908-688-9622, Rahway Branch 732-388-0057 or the Wellness Center Branch 908-349-9622.
The Gateway Family YMCA
Colleen Clayton