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We believe that inside every person is unlimited potential and that the Y should be at the forefront of the community, providing opportunities and experiences for all members to come together and celebrate life and health.


On Saturday, April 25, The Gateway Family YMCA is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families, features activities such as games, family fitness classes and art activities to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home.


Healthy Kids Day on Comcast Newsmakers


The Gateway Family YMCA provides free memberships for all 7th grade students. This is Michael's Story . . .

The Gateway Family YMCA Supports Military Families

The Gateway Family YMCA helps the families of military personnel maintain their health and well-being while their loved ones serve overseas

The Gateway Family YMCA announced today that the Military Family Membership program, provided in conjunction with Military OneSource and the Department of Defense, has been renewed for another year. This program allows qualifying Title 10 personnel and their family to participate in a free full privilege family membership to The Gateway Family YMCA.


Explore Summer Camp at The Gateway Family YMCA Open House
Summer Camp keeps youth moving, learning and exploring

UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Gateway Family YMCA is gearing up for a summer of fun and is inviting the public to learn more about summer camp at an open house this spring. Summer camp open house dates are scheduled for March 18 5-7pm, April 25 12-3pm and May 19 6-8pm. Summer day camp is available at the Elizabeth Branch, 135 Madison Avenue, Elizabeth, the Five Points Branch, 201 Tucker Avenue, Union and the Rahway Branch, 1564 Irving Street, Rahway.


March 24 is American Diabetes Association Alert Day, and with 26 million people suffering from diabetes and 86 million people having prediabetes, The Gateway Family YMCA urges everyone to learn their risks and take action to prevent the disease.

Prediabetes is a condition in which individuals have blood glucose levels that are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. People with prediabetes are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

RSI Bank Partners with The Gateway Family YMCA

RAHWAY, NEW JERSEY (March, 2015) — RSI Bank is partnering with The Gateway Family YMCA – Rahway Branch to provide $10,000 in funding to further the Y’s cause through programs for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. On behalf of D. Russell Taylor, President and CEO of RSI Bank, Ann Zwiebel Revaitis, Executive Vice President, presented a donation in early February to Krystal R. Canady, Chief Executive Officer of The Gateway Family YMCA at the Rahway Branch, 1564 Irving Street, Rahway.

The Gateway Family YMCA Receives Support from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway

RAHWAY, NEW JERSEY (February, 2015) — Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway presented a generous donation to The Gateway Family YMCA – Rahway Branch for a naming opportunity in the cardiovascular fitness center at the recently renovated YMCA facility, 1564 Irving Street, Rahway. The donation, presented by Kirk C. Tice, President & CEO of RWJ Rahway to Krystal R. Canady, CEO of The Gateway Family YMCA, will provide an opportunity for RWJ Rahway to showcase their dedication to the community and the YMCA.