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 LABA theme for 2022 is BROKEN. 
Accepting Applications. Become A LABA Fellow!

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We are seeking artists and culture-makers from any creative field.
No previous knowledge of Jewish texts is required for fellows, nor will previous knowledge of Jewish texts lessen one’s chances of becoming a fellow. What is required is a desire to study these texts in an intellectually rigorous, non-religious setting.

After School

For Children in Grades K – 5

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After School begins Monday, September 27!

Thursday, September 30 | 7:30 PM


We are thrilled to present our first two LABA Artists as they showcase their works in progress. LABAlive makes its exciting return to the Theater at the 14th Street Y!

Children’s Learn to Swim Classes
Babies Ages 6 – 35 Months + Caregivers
Drop-Off Swim Classes for Ages 3 – 9

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Based upon age and ability, children will work to acquire the following Red Cross Swim Skills: water safety, breath and buoyancy control, front & back float, streamlining and basic stroke mechanics for all 4 competitive strokes.

Aqua Aerobics

Mondays and Wednesdays | 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

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Designed to develop cardiovascular fitness and strengthen muscles, this is the perfect way to get in shape without stressing your joints. Have fun during a great wet workout. No swim skills are required.

Youth Classes
For Children in Grades K – 5th

Week of October 4 – Week of December 13

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From coding and cooking to ballet and tennis, our fall semester Youth Classes offer enriching activities for children of all needs and abilities.