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.

Join Our Vibrant Community

We are pleased to offer our community a variety of in-person and virtual programs. Learn more about our health and safety guidelines including information specific to each program that has resumed in person.

Youth Classes
For Children in Kindergarten – 8th Grade 
Week of January 10 – Week or March 14, 2022 

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Our signature Youth Classes give your child the opportunity to hone their skills, stay active, and express their creativity in a focused, collaborative setting. 
From coding and cooking to ballet and tennis, have something for every child! 

Celebrate Hanukkah with Downtown Jewish Life
November 28 – December 6

Event List

Many of our Downtown Jewish Life partners will be holding Hanukkah celebrations virtually and in person. Celebrate the Festival of Lights with our Downtown Manhattan community.

 New In-Person Group Fitness 
We’re excited to add three new new in-person fitness class this month!

Aerobics with Strength Training with Ivy
Wednesdays | 10:00 – 10:50 AM  

 Intuitive Alignment with Anne
Thursdays | 10:00 – 11:00 AM 

Move and Groove with Adja
Begins Thursday, December 9
Thursdays | 6:30 – 7:20 PM

See All Our Fitness Classes

Due to health and safety regulations, advanced registration is required for in-person classes.

Splash into 14Y Aquatics
Adult Lap Swim and Family Swim

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Book a session for adult and women’s only lap swim as well as family swim! 

14Y Preschool Applications are now open!

Apply for the Preschool 2022 – 2023 school year

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Our preschool offers unique environments in which children can question, problem-solve, create and grow. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia and Bank Street approaches, our preschool creates learning opportunities that provoke thinking. 

In Search of Home: Diaspora and Homecoming in the work of three Jewish poets

Monday, December 20 | 7:30 PM  


Is this a post-diaspora moment, and what does a post-diaspora moment even mean? How does the long Jewish experience of displacement reverberate today?
Dan Alter, Rosebud Ben-Oni, and Yerra Sugarman will read from their poetry and have a conversation, moderated by Sara Ivry.