Arts & Humanities

CREATIVITY, IMAGINATION & SELF EXPRESSION

When you introduce a child to the arts, you open up a new world and a lifetime of intellectual activity, curiosity and enjoyment. The Y isn’t only about sports and games; we offer a vibrant arts program that focuses on encouraging the creative spark to light and remain bright in every child.

The Y-Arts programs help participants experience activities that foster self-expression and build self-esteem, develop imagination, critical thinking and valuable social skills. Exposure to the arts helps develop progressive skills that allow us to connect with and understand other people and express our ideas, while providing a unique entertainment experience.


FAMILY Y-NITES FOR ALL

If you are looking for a night out that offers something for everyone, then our Family Y-Nites are for you! Y-nites strengthen family bonds and create lasting memories. Serving families is at the heart of the Y. Family Y-nites are a fun and affordable way for you to get out and spend time with your family.

Y-nites offer a variety of activities from swimming to arts & crafts as well as dancing and photo opportunities. Every Y-nite offers a delicious healthy dinner and treats. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, guardian or neighbor - everyone is welcome at the Y!

AN IRISH CELEBRATION

Saturday, March 11: 5:00 to 7:00PM
Ages: All ages

Shamrocks, leprechauns and a pot o’ gold! A great night of Irish food, traditions, dancing and music at the Y. Try your hand at Irish dancing with our instructor Cory Geishauser and stop by the musical creation and discovery station with the Altoona Symphony Orchestra.

Member Rate: $5/Person
Public Rate: $7/Person
All children 3 & under are FREE!

EASTER BUNNY BRUNCH

Saturday, April 8: 11:00AM to 1:00PM
Ages:
All ages

Come join in on a fun filled family event with the Easter Bunny. Kids can show off their creative side by making crafts and participating in Easter activities. A great brunch will be served. Don’t forget your cameras to capture these special memories.

Member Rate: $5/Person
Public Rate: $7/Person
All children 3 & under are FREE!


FAMILY SPLASH HOP & LUAU

Saturday, June 24: 7:00 to 10:00PM
Ages: All ages

Come out to the Bellwood Pool and enjoy a fun evening of music and dancing with a DJ, food & swimming! Sponsored by Operation Our Town and the Hollidaysburg Area Y. This event is FREE to Bellwood Pool & YMCA Members.

MEMBER RATE: FREE
PUBLIC RATE: $5/person