Sunday, May 5, 2013
The North Suburban YMCA will host this year's Taste of Asia event, organized by Northbrook's Community Relations Commission.
The North Suburban YMCA will be filled with the sights, sounds, and aromas of Asian culture on Sunday, May 5, when it hosts the annual Northbrook Community Relations Commission’s “Taste of Asia” festival. The event includes art exhibitions and demonstrations, music and dance performances, along with the wide selection of international foods to sample. The festival runs from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the NSYMCA, 2705 Techny Rd. in Northbrook. Among the cultures represented at this year's Taste of Asia includes Bangladesh, China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Thailand and Russia, according to a NSYMCA press release. Performances will include Korean and Russian children’s choirs, Filipino music, Japanese singers and a Thai instrument …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The North Suburban YMCA held a prom fashion show over the weekend, with teens from local high schools modeling outfits from That Girl Boutique and Men's Warehouse.
The North Suburban YMCA hosted its first Prom Fashion Show on Sunday, sponsored by the Y's Junior Executive Board — a teen leadership organization dedicated to community service. The fashion show attracted more than 125 people and raised about $1,500 for the NSYMCA Strong Kids Financial Assistance Programs. The fashion show featured 25 students from various suburban high schools, modeling elaborate gowns from That Girl Boutique in Worth andtuxedos from Men’s Warehouse in Deerfield. Sign up for the Northbrook Patch morning newsletter to get the latest YMCA updates in your email. Northbrook's Andreas Hogue Salon provided hair styling, Chicago's Charming Charlie’s offered jewelry and Northbrook's Edward’s Florist provided flowers. The Y’s …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Students from six local high schools will model formalwear from That Girl Boutique and Men's Wearhouse.
The North Suburban YMCA will experience a glamorous makeover when it presents its first Prom Fashion Show, sponsored by the Y’s Junior Executive Board. Gorgeous gowns, tailored tuxes and all the traditional accessories for prom night will take center stage on Sunday, April 7 at 1:30 p.m., with students from six local high schools modeling formalwear from That Girl Boutique and Men’s Wearhouse. The fashion show is the second major event sponsored by the Junior Executive Board, which was established last fall to promote youth involvement and leadership at the Y and in the community. In September, the Board presented Y-Fest, a music festival for local teen bands that attracted 300 attendees and raised money for Erika’s Lighthouse. The …
Friday, March 15, 2013
The North Suburban YMCA says it's probably the only indoor pool that is dyed green for the Irish celebration.
Since 2007, North Suburban YMCA has been dying its swimming pool green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and a NSYMCA staff says they are probably the only indoor pool facility in the country to do so, Northbrook Star reports. On Saturday, March 16, participants will be diving for plastic gold coins in the emerald-hue pool during the “Dive for Gold!” event, which takes place from 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. at 2705 Techny Rd., Northbrook Star reports. For the full story, visit: Northbrook.Suntimes.com Related Coverage
Friday, March 8, 2013
Max Fabian is celebrating his 104th birthday on Saturday at the North Suburban YMCA, where he still exercises regularly.
Max Fabian, of Niles, is the North Suburban YMCA's oldest member, and he's celebrating his 104th birthday at the Northbrook facility on Saturday, March 9 at 2:00 p.m. Patch caught up with Fabian on his way to the YMCA, where he still exercises a few times a week. He actually came in looking rather stylish, showing up to the Y in denim shirt, a striped blue cardigan and a dotted, redish scarf. At 104, Fabian says his hearing and balance aren't what they used to be, but points out "I'm very fortunate I don't have any pain." The Chicago-native served in World War 2 where he performed counter intelligence while stationed in the South Pacific. Afterward he worked as a detective for the Chicago police department for more than 15 years, until …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The GBN alum has her work on display in the YMCA's community gallery throughout March.
Northbrook-based painter/photographer Erin Kaya will have her artwork on display at the North Suburban YMCA's Community Gallery throughout March. “For the past 15 years I have traveled throughout Europe, Turkey, Israel, Africa and the majority of the U.S. states," Kaya said in a press release. "During my travels I was introduced to old and new artistic methods that shaped me into the artist I am today." Kaya's work includes large, colorful, abstract, oil paintings. She also makes photographs with marbling — a painting technique using oil floating in water. A Glenbrook North graduate, Kaya loved painting and drawing from a young age. She lives in Northbrook with husband Ridvan, daughter Antalya and son Aydin. The art displayed at the YMCA …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The World War 2 vet still exercises at the North Suburban YMCA, where he is the oldest member.
The following post was based on a press release from the North Suburban YMCA. Max Fabian plans to celebrate his 104th birthday during a public party at the North Suburban YMCA on Saturday, March 9. He is the Y's most senior member. A Y member for decades, Fabian still exercises almost every day at the facility. His diligent approach to fitness began with military training for World War II and has kept him going strong throughout the following years. He was even working at Northbrook's A-Z Industries until November 2011. His birthday celebrations have become an annual event at the Y, where he inspires the staff and members with his cheerful determination. “Max is a wonder, without a doubt. He really exemplifies the values of healthy living…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Panel discussion talks the Black Experience in Chicago’s north suburbs.
A free Black History Month program, The Black Experience in Chicago’s North Suburbs, was presented by the Northbrook Community Relations Commission on at the North Suburban YMCA last week. This year marks both the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The evening took a close look at how life has changed for African-Americans living in Chicago's north suburbs with Rochelle Singer, Ed. D. charing the event for the Northbrook Community Relations Commission. “Why does Northbrook celebrate Black History Month? Because this is our history – the history of all of us as U.S. citizens," Singer said. "Because we value each individual who lives in …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Bonnie Lecat visited the North Suburban YMCA's community gallery on Wednesday where her work is on display until March.
Bonnie Lecat, the Northbrook-based fine art painter, has an assortment of new and older pieces on display at the North Suburban YMCA community gallery until March 2. "The Y is awesome, they teach kids about art," Lecat said during a reception at the YMCA on Wednesday. "Kids need to see what real artists do." The displayed work, an assortment of serine and nature-inspired mixed-media paintings, is made with a combination of paints, waxes and plasters. "As an artist, I'm constantly challenging myself," she said. According to Lecat's artist statement, shared with guests at the reception, she hopes her work will introduce people to "thought provoking concepts that will be personal and unique to each viewer." Sign up for the Northbrook Patch …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
To launch a new exhibition venue for local artists, the Y hosted an opening night reception on for its inaugural exhibit, a collection of paintings by Northbrook artist Terry Luc.
To launch a new exhibition venue for local artists, the North Suburban YMCA hosted an opening night reception on Jan. 17 for its inaugural exhibit, a collection of paintings by Northbrook artist Terry Luc. “I’m very excited about the potential of the Y’s new Community Gallery,” Luc said. “We have so many outstanding artists who live in this area. I was proud to be asked to participate, and I feel like we’ve put down a good foundation on which the Y can build a great program.” Friends and guests toured the show that lines the walls of the community center’s public areas, part of a new initiative to showcase the wide variety of talented artists living and working in the northern suburbs. “Terry’s show is a wonderful opening for the Y’s new …