30 hours ago

It's National Parks Week! Find a park near yo...

It's National Parks Week! Find a park near you and get outside and enjoy this beautiful day! http://bit.ly/23f7COH

    Find a Park (U.S. National Park Service)
    Find a national park by selecting from a list or choosing a state on the map.
    https://www.nps.gov

2 days ago

Ridge Avenue Car Show

Come bring the whole family to the 16th annual Ridge Avenue Car Show Saturday may 12th, 2018 ! Antique, Classic, muscle car and specialty vehicles are on display FREE to the public. Music, DJ, fun stuff for the kids, food vendors and more ! Held annually by the Roxborough Ridge Runners Car Club, a non profit 501k organization that benefits the Park as well as many LOCAL youth organizations such as PAL, the 5th District Children's Christmas Party, the Little...

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Come bring the whole family to the 16th annual Ridge Avenue Car Show Saturday may 12th, 2018 ! Antique, Classic, muscle car and specialty vehicles are on display FREE to the public. Music, DJ, fun stuff for the kids, food vendors and more ! Held annually by the Roxborough Ridge Runners Car Club, a non profit 501k organization that benefits the Park as well as many LOCAL youth organizations such as PAL, the 5th District Children's Christmas Party, the Little Leagues and pee-wee football teams, North Light Food bank, and much more. The Ridge Runners will also gladly accept your donations of canned goods for area food banks. If you would like to enter YOUR antique, classic or special vehicle in the show then email the below address for an application. If you are an area business person that would like to help your neighbors as well as get some AWESOME advertising for as little as $50 you can sponsor some of the award trophies or place an ad in the ad book that will be given away to hundreds of attendees. Deadline is MAY 2nd so email Now !

2 days ago

Join us for Healthy Kids Day tomorrow from 10...

Join us for Healthy Kids Day tomorrow from 10am-1pm on the outdoor field. Kick-off your weekend with this great event!


2 days ago

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2 days ago

8 a.m. Aquacize on Friday, April 20th is canc...

8 a.m. Aquacize on Friday, April 20th is cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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2 days ago

Combine your favorite things, nature and exer...

Combine your favorite things, nature and exercise! Head out to Camp Speers on May 19th for a 5K around camp! This is a great way to experience Camp Speers before summer! Follow the link for more information http://bit.ly/2Hi65m4

    Taking Our Shot at Inspiring Hope
    As we begin 2018, we look forward to a new year of raising funds to rename Type 1 Diabetes to Type None.
    https://www.racemenu.com

2 days ago

It's almost time, Summer Camp Staff shirts ar...

It's almost time, Summer Camp Staff shirts are in! Register for Summer Camp and gain a Role Model this summer!


3 days ago

Roxborough YMCA added 2 new photos.

Afterschool loves the new indoor GaGa pit (also in EAGLES colors 🤣), so much fun!


3 days ago

Come learn about camp before you sign up!. Ev...

Come learn about camp before you sign up!. Every open house begins at 2:00 PM and ends at 4:00 PM. Our next one is April 22nd Click here to register http://campspeersymca.org/calendar/#openhouse

    Camp Speers YMCA
    This Spring we are hosting Open Houses every Sunday in April and May and the first two Sundays of June. Come enjoy a guided tour and learn more about camp programs. Every open house begins at 2 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Click on the date below to register.
    http://campspeersymca.org

5 days ago

Bluebirding: Walking the meadows in search of new families

by Carol Beam

    Bluebirding: Walking the meadows in search of new families - Friends of Wissahickon
    by Carol Beam This is one of the best reasons ever to walk in our meadows! Every spring teams go out to see what's going on in those 41 wooden boxes on poles that dot the Houston and Andorra Meadows. We're in search of bluebirds, but there are a few other birds who show up.
    https://www.fow.org

5 days ago

We <3 our camp counselors! Sign up for camp t...

We <3 our camp counselors! Sign up for camp today and spend your kids can spend the summer with your favorite counselors! philaymca.org


5 days ago

Through the support of Pennsylvania Departmen...

Through the support of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, PHS : Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Philadelphia Water Department, Mural Arts Philadelphia and many more.

    Roxborough Pocket Park Opens This Weekend
    The Roxborough Pocket Park will open to the public on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in conjunction with the annual Art Is Life spring street festival. The Roxborough Pocket Park, a public flex-space in the heart of Roxborough, will open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
    https://roxboroughpa.com

6 days ago

We can't wait for you to join on April 21st f...

We can't wait for you to join on April 21st for Healthy Kids Day! Remember, this event is FREE and open to the community! Stop by for a fun afternoon to learn about all the great things happening at the branch and in the community this summer!


Apr 15

Camps are filling up fast! Want your kids to ...

Camps are filling up fast! Want your kids to have a summer of fun? Sign up today! philaymca.org


Apr 14

Come learn about camp before you sign up!. Ev...

Come learn about camp before you sign up!. Every open house begins at 2:00 PM and ends at 4:00 PM. Our next one is April 22nd Click here to register http://campspeersymca.org/calendar/#openhouse

    Camp Speers YMCA
    This Spring we are hosting Open Houses every Sunday in April and May and the first two Sundays of June. Come enjoy a guided tour and learn more about camp programs. Every open house begins at 2 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Click on the date below to register.
    http://campspeersymca.org

Apr 13

Everyone could use a few pointer for getting ...

Everyone could use a few pointer for getting a good night sleep, read @IBX's here https://philaymca.org/tips-getting-good-nights-sleep/

    Tips for Getting a Good Night's Sleep - Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA
    Feeling tired during the day and having trouble sleeping are both common complaints. In fact, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 30 to 35 percent of adults complain of insomnia. Here are some tips that can help you improve the quality and quantity of the sleep you get.
    https://philaymca.org

Apr 13

Healthy Kids Day will be here before you know...

Healthy Kids Day will be here before you know it! Join us on April 21st at the branches from 10a - 1p for a fun afternoon! This event is FREE and open to the community!

    Roxborough YMCA
    Healthy Kids Day will be here before you know it! Join us on April 21st at the branches from 10a - 1p for a fun afternoon! This event is FREE and open to the community!
    http://www.facebook.com

Apr 13

Join the Philadelphia Folksong Society for th...

Join the Philadelphia Folksong Society for their monthly April concert featuring Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards on Friday, April 20th at 7:30 pm. For more information click the link below.

    April Monthly Concert with Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards
    PFS April Monthly Concert with Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards MUSIC at 7:30pm **FREE FOR MEMBERS****$15 For Non-members** CLICK HERE TO WATCH A PERFORMANCE OF LAURA CORTESE & THE DANCE CARDS CLICK HERE TO RSVP ON FACEBOOK About Laura Cortese & the Dance CardsCutting her teeth as a sideman
    https://www.eventbrite.com

Apr 13

Healthy Kids Day is almost here! Don't forget...

Healthy Kids Day is almost here! Don't forget to check out this great community event on Saturday, April 21st from 10am-1pm. There will be a moon bounce, DJ, activities, and giveaways! Bring a shirt to tie-dye and your good luck because we are raffling off a bike! Tell your friends and family, see you there!


Apr 11

Camp will be here sooner than you think! Have...

Camp will be here sooner than you think! Have you registered your kids yet? philaymca.org


Apr 11

GREAT NEWS! Heather will be holding a pop-up ...

GREAT NEWS! Heather will be holding a pop-up GRIT class tomorrow morning from 5:30-6am in studio A. Come take advantage of this amazing workout!

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Apr 11

"When is the dog park reopening?!" The good ...

"When is the dog park reopening?!" The good news is very soon. We have a few things to do to reopen. We are postponing our April's meeting so we can gather all information for a community meeting. Stay tuned.

    https://www.facebook.com

Apr 11

Healthy Kids Day is 10 days away! We're excit...

Healthy Kids Day is 10 days away! We're excited to show you all the ways you can awaken the summer imagination! This event is FREE and open to the community!


Apr 10

Please join us for a great weekend with Speer...

Please join us for a great weekend with Speers alumni, staff, and close friends. We’ll be getting camp ready for summer, tackling some important camp improvement projects and enjoying catching up with old friends while meeting new ones. Accommodations and meals will be provided. Children who would like to join us must be accompanied by a parent or other supervising adult. Volunteers are welcome for all or part of the weekend. Meals include Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch. Work projects conclude Sunday morning by noon. http://campspeersymca.org/calendar/#openhouse

    Camp Speers YMCA
    This Spring we are hosting Open Houses every Sunday in April and May and the first two Sundays of June. Come enjoy a guided tour and learn more about camp programs. Every open house begins at 2 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Click on the date below to register.
    http://campspeersymca.org

Apr 10

From the Archives: Return of a Woodpecker

By David Perlman

    From the Archives: Return of a Woodpecker - Friends of Wissahickon
    By David Perlman Another article in an occasional series of articles that appeared in FOW's publications in the past and still resonate with us today. This piece was written by former FOW board member David Perlman. He served on FOW's board from 1994 through 2000. This article first appeared in FOW's Fall 1997 newsletter.
    https://www.fow.org

Apr 10

Roxborough YMCA added 17 new photos.

Thank you to all of our volunteers yesterday who pedaled for 17 hours to raise awareness and funds for our 2018 Annual Campaign. We are $2,202 closer to our goal of $79,000. Thank you to all who donated, we couldn't do it without you!


Apr 10

Head to the Roxborough YMCA on Saturday, Apri...

Head to the Roxborough YMCA on Saturday, April 21st for Healthy Kids Day from 10 am-1 pm! This fun-filled day is free and open to the public, and will feature a moon bounce, DJ, snacks, prizes, and activities!

Apr 10

Head to the Roxborough YMCA this Saturday for...

Head to the Roxborough YMCA this Saturday for Healthy Kids Day from 10 am-1 pm! This fun-filled day is free and open to the public, and will feature a moon bounce, DJ, snacks, prizes, and activities!


Apr 09

Mark your calendars! Join us on April 21st to...

Mark your calendars! Join us on April 21st to celebrate Healthy Kids Day!

    Roxborough YMCA
    Mark your calendars! Join us on April 21st to celebrate Healthy Kids Day!
    http://www.facebook.com

Apr 09

Roxborough PA shared a link.

    Roxborough To Celebrate Fourth Annual Art Is Life Festival
    The Roxborough Development Corporation (RDC) is hosting its fourth annual Art Is Life spring street festival on Saturday, April 21, 2018 along Ridge Avenue in Roxborough between Green Lane and Leverington Avenue. The festival will run from 12 noon until 6:00 pm, rain or shine.
    https://roxboroughpa.com

Apr 09

Today is a great day to pedal and pledge! Sto...

Today is a great day to pedal and pledge! Stop by the lobby where we will be spinning for 17 hours straight in order to raise money for our 2018 Annual Campaign goal of $79,000.


Apr 08

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Apr 07

This weekend kicks off our Open Houses. Come ...

This weekend kicks off our Open Houses. Come experience how great Camp Speers is at our first open house on April 8th. Follow the link to register, http://campspeersymca.org/calendar/#openhouse

    Camp Speers YMCA
    This Spring we are hosting Open Houses every Sunday in April and May and the first two Sundays of June. Come enjoy a guided tour and learn more about camp programs. Every open house begins at 2 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Click on the date below to register.
    http://campspeersymca.org

Apr 06

The Art Is Life spring street festival along ...

The Art Is Life spring street festival along Ridge Avenue celebrates art in our everyday lives and will feature the Roxborough Pocket Park opening and Watershed mural dedication.

    Roxborough To Celebrate Fourth Annual Art Is Life Festival
    The Roxborough Development Corporation (RDC) is hosting its fourth annual Art Is Life spring street festival on Saturday, April 21, 2018 along Ridge Avenue in Roxborough between Green Lane and Leverington Avenue. The festival will run from 12 noon until 6:00 pm, rain or shine.
    https://roxboroughpa.com

Apr 06

BodyCOMBAT tonight at 7:15pm has been cancele...

BodyCOMBAT tonight at 7:15pm has been canceled we apologize for the inconvenience!

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Apr 06

Congratulations to our Volunteers of the Year...

Congratulations to our Volunteers of the Year, looks like you are having fun at your luncheon!


Apr 06

Roxborough YMCA added 4 new photos.

Check out our new vending machines! Finish off your workout with a healthy snack! Don't have cash? Great news, they take credit cards!


Apr 06

We are so ready for summer!! Have you regist...

We are so ready for summer!! Have you registered for camp yet? If not, what are you waiting for? philaymca.org


Apr 05

Philly Spring Cleanup Update: Due to the incl...

Philly Spring Cleanup Update: Due to the inclement weather forecast, the event has been postponed until Saturday, April 14th.


Apr 05

Roxborough YMCA added an event.

When you dine with Iron Hill on May 10th, 20% of your bill (this excludes tax, alcohol, and gratuity) will be donated to the Robxourgh YMCA 2018 Annual Campaign. Gather your friends and family for a great night out! *All diners must present a coupon which can be printed out from the ticket link above or picked up at the Welcome Center. *reservations are strongly suggested*

    Give 20 Event
    When you dine with Iron Hill on May 10th, 20% of your bill (this excludes tax, alcohol, and gratuity) will be donated to the Robxourgh YMCA 2018 Annual...
    https://www.facebook.com

Apr 05

On Monday 4/9 we will have members of our tea...

On Monday 4/9 we will have members of our team in our lobby Pedaling for a Purpose. We will have 2 people riding for 17 straight hours (5a-10P) to raise money for our 2018 Annual Campaign which supports our financial assistance program. Be sure to cheer on our riders and make your pledge to help us meet our fundraising goal of $79,000. If you’re not able to be here in person, please consider making a pledge to our campaign at the link below:💪🚲https://operations.daxko.com/features/onlinegiving/donationdetails.aspx?cid=3109&campaign=16768&campaigner=6120854!


Apr 04

Fallen Trees? FOW Volunteer Sawyers to the Rescue

Ever wonder how fallen trees are cleared from trails? Tree falls are an unfortunate and common occurrence in the Wissahickon, and most park users have seen the impact of large fallen canopy trees throughout the park, which sometimes block the very trail on which they are hiking. What to do? Climb over? Under? Go around? Turn back? Depending on the situation, options can be limited and often hazardous.

    Fallen Trees? FOW Volunteer Sawyers to the Rescue - Friends of Wissahickon
    Ever wonder how fallen trees are cleared from trails? Tree falls are an unfortunate and common occurrence in the Wissahickon, and most park users have seen the impact of large fallen canopy trees throughout the park, which sometimes block the very trail on which they are hiking. What to do?
    https://www.fow.org

Apr 04

Today's the @AHAPhilly's #NationalWalkingDay!...

Today's the @AHAPhilly's #NationalWalkingDay! Here are a few pointers by the American Heart Association to get the best out of your walk http://bit.ly/2If35qF

    Walking 101
    Walking is low-risk and easy to start. It can help keep you fit and reduce your risk of serious diseases, like heart disease, stroke, diabetes and more. American Heart Association recommends that adults get 150 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week.
    http://www.heart.org

Apr 04

Registration is now open for full members? Wh...

Registration is now open for full members? What class will you be registering for?

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