At the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, we are always providing events and opportunities for our community to learn, grow and thrive, to work for a better us.

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CBS4 Reads Book Drive
Jul 9 – Sep 7 all-day

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is partnering with CBS4 to bring books to the Indianapolis community through their CBS4 Reads Book Drive. Education is such an important part of a child’s life, and the Y wants to ensure that our community’s youth have access to books and literacy programs citywide.

Photo by Chris Widlic

6,000 Books for Good

The CBS4 Reads Book Drive is aiming to collect 6,000 books by September 7 for IPS students. Books which are kindergarten through a third-grade reading level are preferred, but all books are welcome and appreciated!

Locations for Drop Off

  • YMCA at the Athenaeum: 401 E Michigan St #3, Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • Avondale Meadows YMCA: 3908 Meadows Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46205
  • Baxter YMCA: 7900 Shelby St, Indianapolis, IN 46227
  • Benjamin Harrison YMCA: 5736 Lee Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46216
  • Irsay Family YMCA: 430 S Alabama St, Indianapolis, IN 46225
  • Fishers YMCA: 9012 E 126th St, Fishers, IN 46038
  • Jordan YMCA: 8400 Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46240
  • Pike YMCA: 7114 Lakeview Pkwy W Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46268
  • Ransburg YMCA: 501 N Shortridge Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46219
  • YMCA at the City Market: 242 E Market St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Lifts and Lattes at Provider Coffee and Long Drinks @ Provider Coffee and Long Drinks
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Lifts and Lattes at Provider Coffee and Long Drinks @ Provider Coffee and Long Drinks

Join us at Coat Check Coffee’s companion shop, Provider Coffee, to benefit the YMCA’s Annual Campaign Fundraiser

This outdoor class is a total body workout focusing on strength and core exercises using a resistance band. Join us for coffee, friends and a great workout! After, we would love to talk to you about how you can help us impact the community through the our Annual Campaign fundraiser, which help individuals and families in the Indianapolis community afford YMCA memberships and programs, regardless of income.

Workout Wednesdays @ Georgia Street, Indianapolis,
Aug 22 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Free Workout Wednesdays on Georgia Street provide perfect lunchtime exercise routine: May 2 – Sept. 26

All fitness levels are welcome for 45 minutes of fun, cardio classes

We’re ready! Pack your gym bags for the return of Downtown Indy, Inc.’s Workout Wednesdays presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Fitness-enthusiasts should grab their sneakers and meet on Georgia Street’s west block (between Capitol Avenue and Illinois Street) from noon – 12:45 p.m., May 2 – Sept. 26 for FREE cardio classes. All fitness levels are welcome. A YMCA fitness instructor will keep everyone motivated each week. Free water and towels are provided during each session.

Class Lineup:
May 2 – Cardio Dance w/ Rebecca
May 9 – Les Mills BodyAttack w/ Brooke
May 16 – HIIT w/ Allison
May 23 – Les Mills BodyAttack w/ Brooke
May 30 – HIIT w/ Allison
June 9 – Les Mills BodyAttack w/ Brooke
June 13 – Les Mills BodyAttack w/ Erika
June 20 – Les Mills BodyAttack w/ Brooke
June 27 – Les Mills BodyAttack w/ Brooke

Indy International Lightsaber Tournament @ Irsay Family YMCA at CityWay
Aug 24 @ 4:00 pm – Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm
Indy International Lightsaber Tournament @ Irsay Family YMCA at CityWay | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Indy Lightsaber Academy proudly presents the first ever Indy International Lightsaber Tournament!

Join us as we welcome teams from England, France, Canada, and the USA for three days of sci-fi swordplay! We’ll crown world champions in individual and team lightsaber combat, and offer special classes for international guests and local patrons alike.

$5 gets you in for one day of the Indy International Lightsaber Tournament; $10 gets you a pass to watch all three days of lightsaber action! Your tickets helps support the Irsay Family YMCA at CityWay’s Annual Campaign, bringing fun and fitness in reach for every Indy family through YMCA membership and program financial assistance.

  • Friday, August 24: An intensive public lightsaber combat workshop from 6:00 to 9:00 PM for everyone from beginners to experienced fighters. Each of the lightsaber schools attending the tournament will offer instruction to anyone 13 or up. Workshop admission is just $10 for the entire evening. Spectator tickets available here.
  • Saturday, August 25: From 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM, watch the best individuals from each lightsaber school compete for the crown in the one-on-one tournament. The winner will earn a fabulous grand prize and international bragging rights! Spectator tickets available here.
  • Sunday, August 26: From 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM, contestants will team up with members of other schools to put their skills to the test in a two-on-two tournament. Team tactics will win the day, and new friendships will form in the fast-paced arena! Spectator tickets available here.