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!

FAMILY HALLOWEEN DANCE

Saturday, October 21: 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Ages: 
All ages

Come out and have a spooktacular good time at our 6th Annual Family Halloween Dance.  Halloween crafts, tasty treats, refreshments and a memorable photograph are all part of this spooky, fun evening.  Costumes are optional!

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

BUCKET LIST SQUARE DANCING

Saturday, November 4: 5:00PM to 7:00PM
Ages: 
All ages

Square Dancing is fun for the whole family and a great workout on both the body and the brain.  Join us for an evening of square dancing, line dancing, circle dancing and refreshments for FREE!  Caller Cory Geishauser (Corben Geis) has been calling for 32 years and brings creative choreography to the floor.

FREE ADMISSION!

HOLIDAY PARTY & SANTA

Saturday, December 9: 11:30AM to 1:30PM
Ages: 
All ages

Kick off the holiday season at our family Y-Nite.  Enjoy making crafts, decorating cookies, singing and dancing.  FREE picture with Santa.  Santa's delicious soups will be served and many more holiday activities!

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

FAMILY VALENTINE'S DAY DANCE

Saturday, February 11: 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Ages: 
All ages

Get your dancing shoes on and join us for our 7th Annual Family Valentine's Day Dance!  Rock the night away with Steve Willet, "That DJ Guy."  Activities include: Valentine's crafts, a photo booth, dancing and a delicious buffet.  Tickets go on sale starting January 2.

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

EASTER BUNNY BRUNCH

Saturday, March 24: 11:30AM to 1:30PM
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 23: 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