Hungry? YMCA Chipotle Monday - May 6 from 4 to 8 p.m.


The Greenpoint YMCA is hosting a Chipotle fundraiser on Monday, May 6. Thirty-three (33) percent of the proceeds of every item purchased on Monday between 4 and 8 p.m. will go to support the Greenpoint YMCA Early Childhood Center.

So head on over to the Greenpoint Chipotle located at 130 N. 4th St. (near 4th and Bedford) or call in your order (718-384-1785). Enjoy a meal and support your local YMCA.

Be sure to bring a copy of the flyer, show the cashier on your smartphone, or just tell the cashier that you are supporting the YMCA fundraiser when you pick up your food. Check out the menu and place your online order — click on the logo below.


Greenpoint YMCA Healthy Kids Day - A Big Hit

The Greenpoint YMCA's annual Healthy Kids Day was a big hit. From the bounce house and dunking booth to New York's finest playing soccer with the kids, the petting zoo and more, everyone had a great time. Take a look at the photo gallery below.  

The Greenpoint YMCA offers programs that bring the family and our community together. As a proud Board member, Broadway Stages encourages you to learn more at Greenpoint Y.   

2018 YMCA Spirit of Community Service Award Honors Broadway Stages and Other Community Heroes


On Wednesday, December 5, the Greenpoint YMCA hosted its third annual Spirit of Community Service Awards Dinner, "a celebration of lives impacted by the Y and the heroes who make it happen along the way." The event took place at Giando on the Water (400 Kent Avenue).  

Among the honorees was Broadway Stages, a supporter of the Y for more than 10 years. With a focus on environmental education programs such as SYSTEM (Summer Youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and after-school and summer camp STEM programs, Gina Argento, President and CEO of Broadway Stages, is also an active YMCA board member.

The Spirit of Community Service Award honorees are recognized for their contributions toward healthy living and youth development in the North Brooklyn community. Other honorees recognized at the event include Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, Martha Holstein, and Donald Minerva.

The funds raised at the gala event go toward helping North Brooklyn children and their families with after-school activities that include swimming, early childhood, and summer camp scholarships.

Learn more about the Greenpoint YMCA and please consider volunteering or providing financial support.

Broadway Stages, Ltd., New York's premier television and film production company, manages over three million square feet of integrated space with more than 50 sound stages, unique locations, production services, and over seven acres of parking throughout three boroughs in New York City. As a responsible company with local roots, we actively support economic and social growth, education, community betterment, and environmental sustainability throughout Brooklyn.

YMCA Summer Camp Around the Corner!


Summer is right around the corner! The YMCA offers an amazing summer experience for youths in the New York area. From sports to the arts, the YMCA offers a wide variety of specially designed youth camps to satisfy a range of educational interests.

Open to all families across the five boroughs, the YMCA operates 11 camps with specific designations based on location, age, and activity. Enrichment programs spread throughout the day include group activities and also focus on healthy habits like daily nutrition and staying active. With many activities and friends to be made, YMCA summer camp will provide many positive memories for your children and family.

A proud supporter of the YMCA, Broadway Stages President Gina Argento encourages families to enroll their children into the summer camp program. As a financial contributor to the YMCA, Gina is among the community members who help supplement or secure funding for families qualified for financial support. Her contributions toward supporting local families is part of her efforts to reinvest in local community members, always acknowledging the importance of community cohesion. With that in mind, you can be assured that Gina and fellow community contributors want your family and children to experience an amazing summer with YMCA!

Broadway Stages Encourages You to Support Your Local YMCA


At the core of every New York City Community is a YMCA ready to serve the youth and families of each neighborhood. With the mission to improve the health and body of each individual, especially youths of the next generation, the YMCA dedicates a plethora of programs to provide unlimited opportunities to grow future community leaders. YMCA programs foster the growth of teamwork, critical thinking, and friendship.

Critical to the operation of YMCA community programs is the support received from the community itself. Sharing similar philosophies as the YMCA, Gina Argento, President of Broadway Stages, believes that programs that promote community adhesion will ultimately lead to positive influences. As a financial sponsor to the Greenpoint YMCA, Gina has helped finance the new hardwood floors in the basketball courts, the continued operations of after-school enrichment programs, and summer camps for Greenpoint families. With support from local Brooklynites like Gina and yourself, Greenpoint families can enjoy YMCA programs for free!

Broadway Stages President Gina Argento Supports YMCA Camp Spirit Day

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Gina Argento, President of Broadway Stages and board member of YMCA Greenpoint, believes that recreational activity and student enrichment programs are crucial pieces of positive youth development. As a financial contributor to the YMCA and YMCA sponsored events, Gina's active participation directly supports outreach programs and summer camps.

The YMCA Camp Spirit Day brings together young campers at its annual celebration to showcase spectacular musical and dance talent performed at the end of its summer program. This year's spirit summer theme was "Myths & Legends" with participants from student-named groups "Trolls," "Be Our Guests," "The Rhythm," and "Zuka Zama." Each group performance taught campers about the importance of teamwork and helping one another.

YMCA events like these help provide students with artistic enrichment that is essential to creative development. By promoting creative expressions in the form of dance and music, the YMCA allows young campers to enjoy themselves while exploring their artistic talents.

Gina's contributions also help maximize community participation at the YMCA by providing families with free memberships. Focused on improving recreational activity outreach and participation, Gina dedicates her resources to provide every child access to recreational activities that will benefit their mental, social, and physical growth.

Join Broadway Stages in Supporting the YMCA 5K Run

The Brooklyn Cyclones baseball team sponsors an annual 5K run to raise funding for a select cause or institution that benefits the New York public. This year, the fundraising event will raise money for the YMCA of Greater New York.

Participants can choose any participating YMCA branch to receive their donations. On July 15, runners will start at Surf Avenue and finish at home plate of the Cyclones' MCU Park. In addition, event benefactors will enjoy free food and beverages to refuel post-run and also receive tickets eligible to view up to three Brooklyn Cyclones games.

Broadway Stages President Gina Argento has been an avid financial supporter of YMCA events, with this month's 5K run being no exception. Gina has regularly supported the YMCA at Greenpoint and the YMCA Strong Kids' Campaign, and she is a recent recipient of the YMCA Volunteer of the Year Award.

Following in Gina's footsteps is Anthony Fong, General Counsel of Broadway Stages and a board member of Flushing YMCA. Anthony joined the board in 2017 and has financially supported the Flushing YMCA to reach its campaign goals for the 5K run.

Gina and Anthony encourage you to join the YMCA for a day of funding and fun. What are you waiting for? Sign up for the run on July 15 and show your support for the YMCA!

Broadway Stages President Gina Argento Leads the Ridgewood YMCA With the Community Leader Award

The YMCA encourages children to achieve great success through physical and mental activities. Designed to emphasize friendship, social responsibilities, and healthy living, the YMCA plays a positive role in shaping youth behavior and attitudes to inspire positive growth and development. YMCA staff teach altruism and benevolence to its young members to mold youths into role model citizens.

Deeply believing in the importance of youth education, Gina Argento, President of Broadway Stages, actively participates as a board member across various YMCA organizations spanning between Queens and Brooklyn. She has dedicated countless hours and financial resources to ensure that New York City youths are provided with youth development programs, which are shown to have a significant impact on a child's mental and social growth. Committed to instilling positive qualities in the next generation, Gina sponsors and contributes to the YMCA to provide the necessary financial resources required for program operations.

In recognition of her continued support and youth commitment at the Queens Community Ridgewood YMCA, Gina has been selected to receive the Ridgewood YMCA's Community Leader Award. Given to the most impactful participating member, the Community Leader Award celebrates the tremendous efforts of the YMCA's most accomplished members in changing the lives family and youth.

With past recipients of the award including Sen. Joseph Addabbo and New York Council Member Elizabeth Crowley, Gina joins her peers in helping to create a better future for New York City youth. Gina plans to continue to support youth programs and only looks to expand her positive influence in the future!

Broadway Stages Takes YMCA Students Behind the Scenes of Their Favorite Shows

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YMCA students and staff with Tony Argento

Broadway Stages invited the Flushing YMCA to join us at our sound stages this afternoon to share our passion of film production. YMCA students and staff were given a full tour of five sound stages as part of our student enrichment program for New York students.

We taught YMCA students about what it takes to make a production look flawless on TV. Students were surprised to learn that hundreds of people are involved in the behind-the-scene activities to create a single TV episode. Broadway Stages staff educated students and staff on the astronomical four million jobs provided by New York's film economy, in addition to the generous spending at local businesses by film production companies year round.

Broadway Stages was happy to share this experience with local students. As a souvenir, all students received Broadway Stages t-shirts to remind them of our continued partnership with the YMCA! Let's explore student enrichment together!

Broadway Stages Gina Argento Is Volunteer of the Year!

Gina Argento, President and CEO of Broadway Stages, is Greenpoint YMCA's Volunteer of the Year!

The 2017 General Assembly & Volunteer Recognition Ceremony distributes Adult Volunteer of the Year Awards recognizing the excellence of individual contributions towards the improvement of one's community. Gina Argento, recipient of the Greenpoint YMCA's award, is being honored for her vast philanthropic contributions and leadership in improving the Greenpoint community. Known for her support of the YMCA's Strong Kids Campaign and for regularly attending YMCA events, Gina Argento feels honored and humbled to selected for the award saying, "I just try to help out wherever I can."

The Broadway Stages family is proud of Gina's lasting impact on the Brooklyn community through the YMCA and other community-centered institutions. Our commitment to Brooklyn and Brooklynites only grows stronger and stronger as the years go on!

Education Matters to Broadway Stages


Broadway Stages President Gina Argento has long believed in creating a better educational environment for New York students. Providing quality immersive learning experiences helps propel students to achieve their ambitions and hone the skills needed to be the leaders of tomorrow.

Broadway Stages is doing its part to advance opportunities in education through support of various educational institutions ranging from after-school programs to college- and university-level curriculum. Gina has supported such local organizations as the Greenpoint YMCA, Kingsborough Community College, St. Nicks Alliance, and P.S. 110, to name just a few.