April 29, 2017 from 9am to 5pm
on the grounds of St. Joseph's Seminary, Yonkers
Join hundreds of high school youth from around the Archdiocese to celebrate the annual New York Catholic Youth Day (NYCYD)! New York Catholic Youth Day is going to be amazing this year!!! Jump to Registration
We are so excited to have Paul J. Kim as our keynote and performer! Paul is an international youth speaker and beatboxer. He has spoken at several Steubenville conferences and MC'ed the National Catholic Youth Conference in 2015. Watch his Beatbox Loop video! Our EMCEES are the powerful duo from APeX Ministries coming in with their stunts. APeX is two Catholic men (Brad Farmer and Gene Monterastelli) who have made it their lives’ work since 1996 to criss-cross North America sharing the Truth and Joy of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The theme for this year is ABLAZE. "If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze." St. Catherine of Siena
Bishop Peter Byrne Fr. Vincent Druding
For the fifth time this year, we are partnering with Catholic Charities Feeding Our Neighbor to help supply food for the pantries around the Archdiocese of New York. As part of the "Revive: Faith Every Day" initiative, we will be creating Spanish/English recipe books based on a SNAP budget during NYCYD. Please encourage your participants to collect canned goods and bring with you on April 29th. Representatives from Catholic Charities will be ready to weigh your donation, and the group with the most pounds of food will win a prize!
What is the cost for New York Catholic Youth Day?
$20.00 per participating youth and adult. Includes t-shirt, bag and lunch! ($10.00 late fee after April 10th).
What are the requirements and age limit to enter the event?
The event is for High School students ages 13-17. The students must be registered through a parish, organization, and/or school. No individual registrations will be accepted. All students and adults must complete permission/medical release forms located in the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section.
There is a 1:8 (Adult:Youth) requirement with a minimum of two adults per group. All Adult Chaperones must be over the age of 21 and be Safe Environment compliant. Please download the form verifying compliance of all adult volunteers.
REMEMBER, NO WALK-INS.
Volunteers and some employees can now fulfill their Safe Environment training requirement by viewing the Safer Spaces video online.
To take the online training class, you will first have to register. This process should take a total of about 45 minutes. To register, download these instructions.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is parking for both buses and cars.
If you are coming by subway, there will be shuttle buses running from the #1 and #4 subway stations.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
No big backpacks will be allowed inside the event.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact Cynthia Psencik by email or at 914-367-8329
How much does it cost?
Cost is $20.00/person if you register your group by April 10, 2017.
After April 10th, cost is $30.00/person.
Fee includes T-shirt, bag, and lunch.
Can I register on my own? Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
All youth must be registered by an adult through a parish, school, or organization. If there is a registration substitution, the documentation requirements must be provided for the new attendee.
Can I update my registration information?
To update your registration, please contact Cynthia Psencik by email or at 914-367-8329
Do I have to bring a printed ticket to the event?
Group must bring registration confirmation. No individual tickets will be mailed.
What is the refund policy?
No refunds after April 21, 2017.
There will be shuttle buses from the Subway to the Seminary - Van Cortland and Woodlawn Stations. There will be parking available for other buses/cars on the premises.