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Family Events

In addition to our family programs and open gym/swim times, we host special family events throughout the year for the families in our community to come together and have fun.

International Festival

Held each Spring, our International Festival celebrates cultures from throughout the world. Families are invited to join us for arts and crafts, exciting cultural performances, and food from different areas of the globe.

Family Circus

In partnership with the Kiwanis Club of New Canaan, our Y is proud to bring the joy of an old-tyme circus to New Canaan. Held each year around the Fourth of July, the big top takes its place at Saxe Field and showcases acts including acrobats, clowns, animals, and more!

Family Dinner at the Y

Family Dinner at the Y was inspired by “Family Day,” a national movement that informs parents that the engagement fostered during frequent family dinners is an effective tool to help keep America’s kids substance free. The motto for this movement is “Dinner Makes A Difference!” In partnership with the New Canaan Youth Services Department, Family Dinner at the Y is held in the fall, when life starts to get busy again with school and activities. A family-style dinner is served with activities available after dinner, as well.

Halloween Party

Come in costume and celebrate Halloween as a family at our Y! Enjoy spooky games, arts and crafts, Bouncing Bears, lots of treats, and more!

Crafts with Santa

Santa stops by our Y each year to kick-off the holiday season with the families of New Canaan. Enjoy pictures with Santa, holiday arts and crafts that make great gifts for family members, hot cocoa, and Bouncing Bears.