Family Time

Serving families has always been at the heart of the Y. We are a place where they can find respite from social, economic and educational challenges, and learn how to overcome them. We have a fundamental desire to provide opportunities for every family to build stronger bonds, achieve greater work/life balance, and become more engaged with their communities.

Family Time

Our Fall I Session runs from September 7 - October 25 and our Fall II Session runs from November 2 - December 20.

 
Arts Week
Registration Category: Family Time
     Date:  Oct 6 - 11
     Day:  Mon - Sat 
     Time:  TBD
     Ages:  All Ages
     Fees:  Free to Members
Celebrate art in all forms! The Portland YMCA will host an art gallery, music performances, Exploration Stations, and various workshops for the week. Check in with the branch for a detailed schedule!
 
 
Dance With Me
Registration Category: Family Health Program
     Date:  Fall I & II 
     Day:  Thurs 
     Time:  10:30am - 11:05am
     Ages:  2-3 years old with adult
     Fees:  Family Member: $20; Individual
                Member: $54; Non-Member: $108
Pre-Registration Required
With grown-ups close by, young students will begin exploring the world of dance. Introducing movement sequences, rhythm skills and traditional vocabulary, this class is a great way to connect with other little movers and foster a lifelong love of dance. Shake, rattle and roll with us on Thursday mornings!
 
 
Fall Foods for the Family
Registration Category: Family Health Program
     Date:  Oct 18
     Day:  Sat 
     Time:  2:00pm - 4:00pm
     Ages:  All Ages
     Fees:  Members: $15; Non-Members: $35
Pre-Registration Required 
Fall is harvest time in Maine. From squashes to herbs, vegetables abound. Join Marie Coyle for hands-on and delicious learning as she walks your family through plant-based, kid-friendly foods with interactive demonstrations, samples, and a chance to try some new and exciting foods.
 
 
 
 
Family Gym
Registration Category: Family Health Program
     Date:  Fall I & II 
     Day:  Wed 
     Time:  5:00pm - 5:45pm
     Ages:  2-6 years with adult
     Fees:  Family Member: $20; Individual
                Member: $54; Non-Member: $108
Pre-Registration Required
It’s gym fun for the whole family. Come explore different sports and games with your family in this energetic class. Each day will have structured activities for building important skills, fun new games, as well as free play time. We will explore many activities, from basketball to freeze tag to tumbling! It’s a great way for everyone to get moving.
 
 
 
Family Yoga
Registration Category: Family Health Program
     Date:  Fall I & II
     Day:  Fri 
     Time:  11:15am - 12:00pm
     Ages:  2-5 years with adult
     Fees:  Family Member: $20; Individual
                Member: $54; Non-Member: $108
Pre-Registration Required
From Downward Dog to Warriors, yoga is calming and fun for the whole family! Open to 2 to 5-year-olds, grown ups are invited to join to increase their child’s confidence and class enjoyment (kids 3-5 can participate solo). We’ll explore many centering solo poses, as well as interact and play together. Namaste!
 
 
 
Jump, Dance, Play!
Registration Category: Family Health Program
     Date:  Fall II 
     Day:  Mon 
     Time:  11:15am - 12:00pm
     Ages:  1-3 years with adult
     Fees:  Family Member: $20; Individual
                Member: $54; Non-Member: $108
Pre-Registration Required
A space for art and little ones! Each day, we’ll read stories about different art forms, from dance to music to theater to painting, then have ample time to explore these creative outlets with grown ups nearby. Join us to unleash your toddler’s creative side!
 
 
 
Nutcracker Workshop
Registration Category: Family Health Program
     Date:  Dec 13
     Day:  Sat 
     Time:  2:00pm - 4:00pm
     Ages:  All Ages
     Fees:  Members: $15; Non-Members: $35
Pre-Registration Required 
It’s Nutcracker season! Join us as we explore the different dances of The Nutcracker through movement, crafts and foods. Families can spend the afternoon learning and having fun with the famous ballet! Recommended for 3+.
 
 
 
 
Pee Wee Sports
Registration Category: Family Health Program
     Date:  Fall I & II 
     Day:  Tues 
     Time:  10:45am - 11:30am
     Ages:  1-3 with adult
     Fees:  Family Member: $20; Individual
                Member: $54; Non-Member: $108
Pre-Registration Required 
Bring your little athletes into the gym for a morning of sports and games! Along with the grown ups, energetic toddlers and young kids will kick, bounce, and run, exploring the equipment and learning skills at their own pace. We’ll have fun with basketballs, soccer balls, slides, scooters and more!