Calendar

Jun
2
Sat
Eat Better, Live Better – BCRC
Jun 2 @ 12:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Jun
5
Tue
Robbinsville Library Visit With The 3’s – Young Wonders Hamilton
Jun 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

This event is open to Young Wonders Child Development Center – Hamilton ONLY.

Jun
7
Thu
Hiking Club – BCRC
Jun 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the BCRC for a 3.5 mile sunset hike at Baldplate Mountain. The terrain climbs 300 feet for 1.3 miles, followed by flat and moderately rolling terrain. This hike will take approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. Open to breast cancer survivors.

All hikes:
– You must complete a fitness evaluation with Jennifer McGoorty, BCRC Fitness Coordinator, before participating in any hikes or fitness activities at the BCRC:  jmcgoorty@ywcaprinceton.org  or 609-497-2100 x 382.
– You should have recently walked or hiked this distance. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. All hikes are weather permitting and will only run with 3 participants or more. Please register to receive updates.
– Bring 2 liters of water, a backpack of some sort is best so you don’t have to carry the water, tick & insect repellent.

Jun
8
Fri
Newcomers & Friends Club – Friday with Friends
Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Princeton Area Newcomers & Friends Club invites women interested in joining the Club to attend a Friday with Friends and a Social Coffee.

Jun
9
Sat
Paddle for Pink
Jun 9 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Paddle for Pink Dragon Boat Festival promotes breast cancer awareness and provides for donation of fundraising proceeds to support breast cancer patients and survivors with rehabilitation programs, education and cancer research. Over $100,000 has been donated to support free services provided by the Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) of the Princeton YWCA over the past 12 years and recently the Healing Consciousness Foundation of Bucks County, PA and Mary’s Place By the Sea in Ocean Grove, NJ.

Paddle for Pink is hosted by the Machestic Dragons, New Jersey’s first breast cancer survivor’s dragon boat team and its largest community dragon boat festival. One of the most exciting community events held at Mercer County Park, West Windsor, N.J., Paddle for Pink started in 2007 as a small community festival hosting about a dozen dragon boat teams. By 2013 the festival had grown into a daylong fundraising event, hosting 50 teams in multiple race competition divisions, including 8 breast cancer survivor teams, and offers live entertainment, vendors, silent auction, bake sale and Chinese dance performers and wonderful camaraderie.

When all races pause at mid-day for the Flowers on the Water ceremony, the breast cancer team boats join in unity on the water to show that together we are stronger than apart. The flowers, pink carnations, are tossed into the water and represent those who have experienced breast cancer, particularly those who have succumbed to this disease. As the flowers spread upon the surface of the water, we reflect on how these lives and loved ones have touched us, how we have bonded together to combat breast cancer and help survivors live active, rewarding lives. We also honor all no longer with us; friends, strangers, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, nieces, sisters, partners and lovers.

Community participation makes this festival special and successful with over 1000 paddlers, many highly appreciated volunteers, sponsors, donors and spectators. No experience is necessary to join a team and the Machestic Dragons provide all equipment, coaches and steerers.

It’s an awesome feeling to be in a boat of 20 paddlers working together to propel a 40 foot long boat with a dragon head and tail, drummer and steerer. Even better to support a great cause!

Dress Rehearsal – Dance Recital
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jun
10
Sun
Recital – Dance
Jun 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

children 12 and under free

Jun
14
Thu
Moving Up Ceremony For The 3’s – Young Wonders Hamilton
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This event is open to Young Wonders Child Development Center – Hamilton ONLY.

Butterflies & Dragonflies Graduation – Young Wonders Princeton
Jun 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This event is open to Young Wonders Child Development Center – Princeton ONLY.

Preschool Graduation – Young Wonders Hamilton
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This event is open to Young Wonders Child Development Center – Hamilton ONLY.