Press release from The Community YMCA

This coming Saturday, April 29, marks the the annual appearance of Healthy Kids Day, a free community event, hosted by The Community YMCA, to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active now and all summer long hosting.

Between the hours of noon to 3 p.m., the Y’s Family Health and Wellness Center (166 Maple Avenue in Red Bank) will be the scene for a fun afternoon in which families will enjoy face painting, Kids Hip/Hop and Zumba, a Teddy Bear Clinic led by Hackensack Meridian Medical Health and Riverview Medical Center’s ER staff, race relay and free throw contests, Giant Jenga, a gift card raffle to local businesses, and more.

Healthy snacks from Wegmans and giveaways will be available. Families interested in a healthy start to summer can sign up for a special priced three-month membership.

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y kidsOn Saturday, April 25, The Community YMCA is hosting a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families, will feature physical games, arts & crafts, healthy snacks and more to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home.

Celebrated at nearly 1,300 Y facilities across the country — including the CYMCA’s Family Health and Wellness Center at 166 Maple Avenue — Healthy Kids Day aims to get more kids moving and learning, so they can keep up the habit all summer long; a critical out-of-school time for kids’ health and achievement. When kids are out of school, they can face hurdles, or gaps, related to learning, water safety, and safe places to play, that prevent them from reaching their full potential. Each year, the Y helps over 9 million youth nationwide “hop the gap” and achieve more, providing a safe to place to learn, stay healthy and build friendships.

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