we are family
We believe play is a child’s work. Every class, activity, and experience we design for younger kids offers a fun and meaningful learning opportunity. Pre-natal, mommy and me, and parenting classes support our commitment 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, vibrant, and sustainable community.
The 14th Street Y is part of Educational Alliance, a downtown Manhattan non-profit that serves 50,000 New Yorkers annually. It provides a wide range of services for people of all ages, including preschools, camps, after school programs, senior centers, health & wellness programs, arts & culture classes, counseling services, and addiction recovery programs.
The Baby Monitor
A crucial new play exploring same-sex parenting and family values in today’s America.
November 29 – December 16
The Fantastical Dangerous Journey of Q
Q, an upper elementary student struggling with gender and identity issues, faces the daily difficulties of preoccupied parents, bullying peers, and communication with challenging teachers… but with a bag of tricks everyday objects grow and are endowed with powers that allow Q to face larger than life threats head on!
December 1 – December 16
“Demand Peace and Pursue It” (Psalm 34)
A Response to Pittsburgh from Executive Director, Rabbi Shira Koch Epstein: *Update: Please join me and other members of the 14th Street Y staff tomorrow morning, Monday, October 29 from 8:30 – 9:30 AM. We’ll…read more
The Not-So-Spooky Ghost: Kid Reviewed, Henry Approved
Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to see a preview of the two upcoming WonderSpark Puppets children’s shows happening in the Theater at the 14th Street Y. The preview,…read more
National Coming Out Day: An Act of Heroism
In late November through mid-December, The Fantastical Dangerous Journey of Q—a Theater for Young Audiences Production—will run in repertory with The Baby Monitor, a play intended for Adult Audiences. Both…read more