we are community
The 14th Street Y is a thriving, dynamic community center located in the heart of the East Village with programs for every age!About Us Become A Member
we are artists
We focus on social awareness and change through big picture narrative. Inspired by works that welcome artists of all backgrounds, we place artists as the heart of our community and seek to create an inclusive cultural experience for all.
Arts + Culture
we are healthy
We believe that moving often, being inspired by new classes and programs, and building community are the basics of a healthy and happy life. We’re now offering virtual and in-person group fitness classes, access to our state-of-the-art fitness center, and numerous aquatics offerings in our indoor heated pool.Get Moving Aquatics
we are family
We believe play is a child’s work. Every class, activity, and experience we design for children offers a fun and meaningful learning opportunity. From baby and me classes and parenting classes support to after school and youth sports, our commitment is to the well-being of the whole family.
Early Childhood Programs
More than just your downtown fitness connection!
We are a vibrant community center grounded in the belief that contemporary Jewish sensibilities can be a source of inspiration, connection, and learning for the individuals and families we serve throughout downtown Manhattan. We focus on health and fitness, education and enrichment programs, and innovative arts and cultural programming.
We are committed to the development of the whole person and bettering people’s lives and strengthening individual and family connections by building an inclusive and sustainable community.
The 14th Street Y is part of Educational Alliance’s network of community centers in Lower Manhattan. We believe strong communities can transform lives. Our programs turn strangers into neighbors and provide New Yorkers access to quality education, health and wellness services, arts and culture, and civic engagement opportunities.
14Y Summer Membership
Huge Savings through August
Why join the 14Y?
Because when you join the 14Y, you’re not just joining a gym—you become part of a vibrant downtown community. We’re committed to helping you live your best life, strengthening your body and mind, enhancing family connections, and providing an inclusive community center where all can thrive.
You belong here!
Imported Bridegroom: The Musical
June 8 – June 11
How do you get into heaven?
In the tradition of the rollicking old-fashioned American musical comedy, here comes “Imported Bridegroom: The Musical.”
Summer Session starts Tuesday, June 6
The 14Y offers indoor Pickleball classes and open play in our gymnasium. Check out the fastest growing sport in the country!
Summer Aquatics Classes
Tuesday, July 5 – Wednesday, August 22
Dive in to the 14Y’s full range of aquatics programs, including swim instruction for all ages, stages, and abilities and a variety of aqua exercise classes!
An Annual Arts Festival Celebrating the Creative Works of Older New Yorkers
Starting May 1, join us for a month of art sales, gallery exhibits, performances, workshops, and more – showcasing the talents of older adult artists in the EA community.
Book a Free In-Person Tour
Our early childhood education programs draw on children’s inherent curiosity and sense of wonder.
Book a free in-person tour to learn more!
Older Americans Month
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The Importance of Earth Day
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Creative Expression Bridges Generations
You’ve probably heard it said, “Growing old is not for the faint of heart,” and it’s true that there are many challenges for older adults as they navigate the aging…read more