Montclair, NJ, January 31, 2020 —The YMCA of Montclair is hosting a series of events in celebration of Black History Month that are free and open to the community.
All events will be held at the Park Street YMCA at 25 Park Street in Montclair. More events may be added, please check our website as we update the schedule at montclairymca.org.
The Missing Story: African American History in Montclair – Discussion led by Betty Holloway Thursday, February 20 at 10:00 am
Betty Holloway, YMCA member, Archivist, and Public Historian, in partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Omicron Xi Omega Chapter, will lead a discussion on some of the contributions to black history in Montclair. To attend the event, please RSVP at this link: https://bit.ly/31cbPbA
NEW! Dance & Rhythm with Elo and Irisha Wednesday, February 26 at 7:00 pm Park Street YMCA Gymnasium
Dance & Rhythm Celebration of the African Diaspora-Elo and Irisha will lead a tribute to the spirit of dance for the continent of Africa. Bring friends, dance, and find your joy.
In addition, we invite members and the community to join us for selected weekly dance and fit classes held through the month of February and year-round:
Afro-Fit Dance Mondays at 8:00 pm
Featuring Afrobeats, soca, dancehall, kompa, and Afro-Latin dance cultures married to a fitness workout. Class led by Jessica Elicin who specializes in Afro-Caribbean dance fitness that connects people to the culture, rhythm, and roots of the African Diaspora.
Afro-Caribbean Dance Sundays at 3:30 pm and Thursdays at 9:00 am
Immerse mind and body in the joy and vitality of rhythms rooted in traditional African-Caribbean dance with modern-day music. Class led by Julio Jean, a renowned master Haitian dance teacher, choreographer, and musician.
For individuals who are not current YMCA members please present a driver’s license or other government-issued I.D. to enter the facility. Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
The YMCA of Montclair was founded in 1891 and is a nonprofit organization that welcomes all people. The Y offers need-based financial assistance for programs and membership to residents of Bloomfield, Cedar Grove, Clifton, Glen Ridge, Montclair, and Verona. The Y also offers financial assistance for camp to residents of Bloomingdale, Haskell and West Milford. Members benefit from healthy lifestyle-related core programs, including aquatics, childcare, day camp, family activities, health and wellness, sports and teen programs.