The YCC is Now Open!
Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 8:00pm • Saturday, 7:00am – 12:00 Noon • Sunday, Closed
Yates Community Center
Greetings Yates Community
The Community Center Project
It Takes a Community to Build a Center
The mission of Yates Cultural & Recreational Resources, Inc., a not-for-profit community organization, is to enhance the physical and mental well being of Yates County residents by promoting and providing cultural, recreational, athletic, and educational opportunities.
Thank You Yates County Tuberculosis & Health Association
The YCC thanks the Yates County Tuberculosis and Health Association for the generous donation which has helped us purchase a Vibration Platform and weighted poles. (More new fun equipment to come in the future.)
In our quest for normalcy, we hope to be able to offer more classes and events soon as we are all learning to adjust to the new normal. The Yates Community Center and our members appreciate the funds that have provided us with tools to help keep us on our fitness journey.
As you all can see from the pictures the new “FUN” equipment is getting much use.
Gift Certificates Available – the perfect gift for any occasion!
Exploring Ecology Through Metal: For Teens & Adults
in partnership with ELEVATE Youth and the Yates Community Center
Instructors: Sam Castner and Lindsey Dean
Date / Time: NEW DATES COMING SOON!
Experience: All levels, ages 13 and up.
Workshop/Materials fee: FREE for 7-12 grade students $225 for ages 18 and above
(materials and lunch included)
Learn the basic techniques used to fabricate metal sculptures while gaining a working skill set, understanding the use of metal fabricating tools and techniques, and learning the connection between different ecological systems. The second half of the workshop we’ll focus on a large-scale, collaborative sculpture to be installed into the Yates Community Center campus located in Penn Yan, NY. Expect to leave with a good foundation for craft, a handcrafted milkweed and monarch butterfly, and an understanding of working with a
community on a large-scale landmark piece. you refresh and refine your craft!
Topics covered will include:
If you have prior experience this class will help
- shop safety
- the MIG welding process
- the plasma cutting process
- hammering techniques
- use of tongs, anvils, vises
- translating small scale models into large, collaborative public sculptures
- learning the interaction between humans and the environment, and the link between themilkweed and butterfly throughout our communityMaterials and supplies you need to bring:
- work gloves
- close-toed shoes or boots
- non-flammable cotton clothing
- cotton long-sleeve button-up or work shirt
- bandana or welding cap
- water bottle and snacks
The YCC photo gallery features images of the facilities, grounds, highlights of events, members, staff, & Community.