Early Voting at Riverdale Y

We’re proud to be an early voting site for elections here in New York City. Here is the early voting schedule, as set by the city election officials: Riverdale Y is closed on Saturdays but the gym will be open only for voting on Saturday June 15 and Saturday June 22. To accommodate early voting, […]

Celebrating Our Remarkable Community: A Tribute to Our Unsung Heroes

This May, we celebrated our dedicated members and volunteers who embody our community’s spirit. First and foremost, let’s applaud Ronnie Lesh, our data entry volunteer. Ronnie is being honored with the Community Service Award from Riverdale Y and the Outstanding Volunteerism Award from the UJA. Her dedication goes beyond the visible – she meticulously records […]

The Power & Possibility of LGBTQ+ Jewish Pride at Riverdale Y

Riverdale Y is a Jewish community center, of course, but in an increasingly fractured world, it is for me a vision of what the world could be.  We remain grounded in our Jewish identity, yet many of our members and program participants are not Jewish. We are multi-racial, multi-religious, and inclusive of all genders and […]

Annual Meeting: Wednesday June 5

All members are invited to our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday June 5 at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be in-person at Riverdale Y: 5625 Arlington Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471. Agenda and speakers to be announced soon!

Our Volunteer’s April Impact

April was a bustling time at Riverdale Y. As the weather warmed up and nature came alive with blossoming trees and flowers, we saw the fruits of our hard work planted earlier in the year. Volunteers of all ages joined us for volunteer appreciation events. From 7-year-olds to seniors, people of diverse ages chatted, shared […]

Updated! Pool Closure April 22-May 1

The Pool Area Will Be Closed For Critical Maintenance The pool area will be closed on the dates below for critical repairs. For everyone’s safety, no one except maintenance staff is allowed in the pool, on the deck, in the aquatics office, or in the general area of the pool during this time. The pool […]

Riverdale Y CEO’s letter from Israel trip with Congressman Ritchie Torres

A message from our CEO, Melissa Sigmond: Last week I traveled to Israel as part of a small New York City Bronx leaders delegation, led by Congressman Ritchie Torres, along with colleagues from UJA-Federation of NY. The trip was impactful, emotional but also truly inspiring. At the start of the visit, we arrived in Tel […]

Thank you to all our volunteers!

In recognition of National Volunteer Appreciation Month this April, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the remarkable contributions made by our volunteers. As the Director of Volunteer Services for Riverdale Y, I am proud to share that over 300 volunteers have dedicated their time and effort to our mission of enriching the […]

Spring Swim and Youth Sports Registration is Now Open!

Join us this spring for 10 weeks of sports and swim programming! Kids and adults can learn to swim, kids can build and refine soccer and basketball abilities. Basketball Clinics Athletes in Grades 1-8 will get coached through a series of basketball skills, drills, and conditioning. Non-competitive  scrimmages will be held at the end of […]

Celebrating Random Acts of Kindness: 50 Acts of Service at Riverdale Y

February 17 was Random Acts of Kindness Day. In the spirit of giving back to our community, we set out to accomplish 50 Acts of Service, and I am overjoyed to report that we’ve been making significant strides toward that goal. From organizing food pantries to throwing memorable birthday parties, every act has been a […]