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.

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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.

The Great Dictionary of the Yiddish Language

Saturday, December 3 | 7:30 PM


Can an entire culture and civilization be saved by creating an impossibly comprehensive Yiddish dictionary? That’s the question at the core of The Great Dictionary of the Yiddish Language, a new work-in-progress opera by composer Alex Weiser and librettist Ben Kaplan.

Mystical Feet Company: Secret of the Possible
December 15, 17, 21 and 22 | 7:30 PM
December 16 and 23 | 3:00 PM


A stage adaptation of three short Jewish tales originating from 18th Century Eastern Europe. The tales are brought to life by a company of seven performers in dance, live music and spoken word.

Youth Classes

Fall Semester Quarter 2: November 28 – January 26

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Our signature Youth Classes give your child the opportunity to hone their skills, build their confidence, and express their creativity in a focused, supportive setting. We offer ballet, soccer, tennis, and theater classes for children at all skill levels.

Early Childhood Classes
Fall 2022 Drop-In and Specialty Classes

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Fall early childhood classes will feature a mix of old favorites and new opportunities for you and your babies/toddlers to have fun, explore new skills and build friendships!

Chickenshed Players Presents
Ever After Show and Pizza Party

Friday, December 9
6:00 PM Pizza | 7:00 PM Show

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Join your After Schooler for a pizza and then take your seats in the 14Y Theater for a performance of Ever After, an original musical based on some of Grimms most famous fairytales set against the beautiful backdrop of Central Park. Limited availability, first come first served. Suitable for ages 5+

14Y Preschool

For Children Ages 2–5

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Where young children feel respected, trusted, and empowered.
Book a free virtual or in-person tour today.
Only a few spots left for the 2022-2023 school year!