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April 15, 2024

YMCA of MEWSA Sets Kids Up For a Healthy Start to The Summer At Healthy Kids Day®

The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge, South Amboy and the YMCA at the Piscataway Community Center is hosting the Y’s annual Healthy Kids Day®. This free, annual event features a variety of family-friendly activities to encourage healthy kids, healthy families and a healthy start to the summer season.  

The events will be hosted on the following dates:  

Metuchen YMCA: April 20, 2024, from 11 A.M. - 1 P.M. 
Edison YMCA: April 20, 2024, from 11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. 
South Amboy YMCA: April 20, 2024, from 11 A.M. - 1 P.M. 
YMCA at the Piscataway Community Center: April 27, 2024, from 11 A.M. - 2 P.M. 

Sponsored nationally by Peanuts, Healthy Kids Day’s mission is to turn fun and play into lifelong memories. Some featured activities include summer camp open houses, arts and crafts, obstacle courses and local vendors including Code Ninjas, Academy of Amazement, Challenge Island, Mathnasium of Sayreville and so much more!  

“It is so important for kids to stay active over the summer, both physically and mentally,” said Rose Cushing, President and CEO. “At the Y, we believe in providing resources for families to create healthy habits, no matter the time of year. Healthy Kids Day is a fun, free communitywide event that encourages families to take advantage of all the great summer activities the Y has to offer.”  

For more information and to find the offerings of each location’s event, visit  

About the Y  
The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy is a charitable, nonprofit organization devoted to supporting individuals and families—regardless of age, income or background—in their quest to realize their full potential through programs and services that foster youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Each day we serve 20,000 YMCA members and 1,000 children in childcare in five communities throughout Middlesex County. The YMCA of MEWSA has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. 

About Peanuts  
The characters of Peanuts and related intellectual property are owned by Peanuts Worldwide, which is 41% owned by WildBrain Ltd. (TSX:WILD), 39% owned by Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., and 20% owned by the family of Charles M. Schulz, who first introduced the world to Peanuts in 1950, when the comic strip debuted in seven newspapers. Since then, Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang have made an indelible mark on popular culture. In addition to enjoying beloved Peanuts shows and specials on Apple TV+, fans of all ages celebrate the Peanuts brand worldwide through thousands of consumer products, as well as amusement park attractions, cultural events, social media, and comic strips available in all formats, from traditional to digital. Learn more at