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.
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.
Photography by Peter Decherney
Sunday, April 2 | 7:00 – 9:00 PM
14Y Gallery and 14Y Theater
Join us for an exciting exhibit of select photographs by Peter Decherney capturing the preparation for Passover 2022 in Gondar, Ethiopia that will be featured in his forthcoming book, Endless Exodus.
The evening also includes a 25-minute film screening of Dreaming of Jerusalem followed by a panel discussion.
Pickleball Open Play
Sundays | March 19 – May 21
Want to play a Pickleball game with friends or teammates? Sign up for an open play time slot at our indoor Pickleball court in our gymnasium.
Spring Aquatics Classes
Sunday, April 16 – Monday, June 26
Dive in to the 14Y’s full range of aquatics programs, including swim instruction for all ages, stages, and abilities.
Get ready for the 2023/2024 School Year
Our early childhood education programs draw on children’s inherent curiosity and sense of wonder.
Book a free virtual or in-person tour to learn more!
Parents’ Night Out
Wednesday, April 19 | 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Join us for a fun evening of drinks, appetizers, music and dancing inspired by the glitz and glam of Hollywood!
All proceeds support 14Y’s early childhood, summer camp, and youth programs.
Infant and Toddler Classes
Spring Session: March 27 – June 7
Infant and toddler classes feature a mix of old favorites and new opportunities for you and your babies/toddlers to have fun, explore new skills and build friendships!
Celebrate Brain Awareness Week
You may not realize it, but at our community centers, many of our daily offerings directly and positively impact brain health regardless of age! We are thrilled to announce Healthy…read more
International Women’s Day
Of all the special days of the year, International Women’s Day, celebrated annually on March 8, is one of the most important. This is a global day that involves celebrating…read more
World Day of Social Justice
February is steeped with many special days like Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, and Presidents Day, but few are as important as World Day of Social Justice. Although it isn’t an…read more