The Gateway Family YMCA Offers New Year Open House

The Gateway Family YMCA Invites the Community to visit January 5th.

Elizabeth, NJ, December 31, 2018 --( The Gateway Family YMCA branches in Elizabeth, Rahway and Union celebrate 2019 with an open house January 5th and a membership special December 26th through January 13th. “We are inviting our local community to join us at the Y on January 5th,” stated Krystal R. Canady, CEO, The Gateway Family YMCA. “At the Y, our goal is to partner with you in support of your personal goals, as well as work together to improve our community. When you join the Y, you are committing to more than simply becoming healthier. You are supporting the values and programs that strengthen your community.”

The Gateway Family YMCA branches will be hosting events that are open to the community including family oriented group exercise classes, arts, swimming and basketball, as well as providing senior wellness opportunities. Activities will be held at the Elizabeth Branch - 135 Madison Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ, Five Points Branch - 201 Tucker Avenue, Union, NJ, Rahway Branch - 1564 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ and Wellness Center Branch - 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ. For branch specific schedules of events and free classes for the Open House, visit

The Gateway Family YMCA offers a variety of programs and services to support healthy families including Early Learning Readiness (ELR) a community program for preschoolers and their caregiver. “We strive to create opportunities for families to to create a strong, healthy bond, providing a variety of programs and services at our branches and also in the local community,” stated Melynda A. Mileski, EVP/COO. “As part of our commitment to strengthening families, The Gateway Family YMCA provides financial assistance to those in need of our services. In addition, many full-time child care, before/after school care and W.I.S.E. adult day services participants are provided free memberships to the Y, as well as all 7th grade students.”

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. The Y. ™ For a better us.™

For more information about 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, the Wellness Center Branch 908-349-9622 or the WISE Center YMCA Branch 908-687-2995.
The Gateway Family YMCA
Colleen Clayton