Martin Luther King Day

Help us Celebrate Monday, January 17th

Join us for tons of fun for the whole family. Y of Delaware locations are open to members and non-members so bring your friends! Check the schedule below for details by branch. 

Baptist minister and social activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) dedicated his life to the nonviolent struggle for justice in the United States. King’s leadership played a pivotal role in ending entrenched segregation for African Americans and to the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Learn more here. 

Did you know?

  • King’s Birth Name Was Michael, Not Martin.
  • He entered College At the Age of 15 and received His Doctorate in Systematic Theology.
  • He received a Nobel Peace Prize when he was thirty-five years old and was then the youngest recipient of the award.

Brandywine YMCA

  • Snacks – 10 am – 2 pm
  • Family Swim 11:45 am – 4:45 pm
  • Giant Vaccine Clinic (drop-in): 9 – 11 am and 4 – 6 pm

*No registration required for the vaccine clinic. Paperwork can be picked up at Members Services ahead of the day to complete and have ready to go.  Vaccine cards are required for boosters. 


Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA

12 – 2 pm

  • Fun crafts for the kids!
  • CAMP games
  • Obstacle course
  • Group Exercise classes for the whole family! Check the app for times.

Central YMCA

  • 7 – 9 am: Snacks including cupcakes to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday

Western Family YMCA

  • Family Aqua Zumba: 10:30 am
  • Open swim: 11:15 am – 1 pm
  • Check new Les Mills Group Exercise choreography throughout the day
  • Bring a friend and be entered to win Y Swag
  • Special craft in the KidsZone (open 9 am – 12 pm and 5 – 8:15 pm)

Middletown Family YMCA

  • Fun activities in kids in KidZone (8:30-11 am)
  • Swag Raffle for members that bring a guest

Dover YMCA

  • 10 am – 12 pm: Virtual Y Demos
  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Member Appreciation snacks
  • Unity Display: Trace your hand and add it to our unity display in the lobby.

Sussex Family YMCA

  • 11:30 am – 2 pm: Family Rec Swim
  • 12 pm – 2 pm: Family Open Gym
  • Swag Raffle for members that bring a guest

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