Y Art? Series

Y Art? Because it Matters!

Join us at the South Amboy YMCA for an eclectic series of speakers, workshops and events.

200 John T. O’Leary Blvd. South Amboy


IMG_2056001Meet the Artist, with Laura Petrovich-Cheney

Professional Best Practices for Artists

Saturday, Sept. 23, 6:30pm ($10 Suggested Donation) Register Now

Join Laura Petrovich-Cheney as she shares her advice on how to identify opportunities and get your work seen! Laura is an award-winning artist in education and collections of work are exhibited internationally.


GettyImages-150684349Painting with Mozart

Irina Maryanchik and Dennis Connors

Saturday, October 21, 6:30pm  – Register Now

Do you want to create inner clarity, calm your mind, reduce stress, and stimulate creativity? Immerse yourself in creative artistic expression while listening to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Watch as emotions flow from your mind into your hand and the paintbrush, releasing them onto the canvas and transforming it into your own masterpiece of various colors and shapes.


20170820_18_36_40Jersey Collective’s 3rd Exhibition: 52 Images by 52 NJ Photographers

Saturday, November 4, 7pm – Free Admission Register Now

The show takes place in the YMCA Atrium and features one printed image from each week of Jersey Collective’s third year, or work from March 2016 to March 2017. There are 52 images by 52 photographers, taken across every corner of our state and depicting New Jersey’s people, landmarks, and natural scenes. The show, curated by Jersey Collective Founder, Kerri Sullivan, not only tells the story of a year in the life of our state, but also celebrates the points of view and stories of 52 diverse New Jerseyans.

Jersey Collective is a collaborative Instagram account that a different photographer takes over each week. Every day since March 2014, contributors have posted at least one photo taken in New Jersey with a mobile phone camera. The result is a project that celebrates our state’s natural, cultural, and historical treasures through the eyes of an ever-changing group of residents and transplants.


20170225_134055Getting What You Want: The Paradox Process™

Thomas M. Jones

Saturday, November 18th @6:30 PM – $25  – Register Now

What’s holding you back? Isn’t it time to fire up your life? Stop promising yourself change and actually create it! If not now, when? Join Author and NYC Psychotherapist, Thomas M. Jones, Co-Developer of the Paradox Process for an interactive and inspiring workshop, and learn specific tools to build the life that you’ve been dreaming about.

The Paradox Process is a mindfulness tool used to identify, communicate and change negative feelings and perceptions.