We’re more than just your East Village community center.

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 communities.

Our community includes members, staff, teachers, trainers, artists, caregivers, families, and local business owners. The 14th Street Y hosts community events year round, many of which are open to the public.

Summer in the Square

Every Thursday June 14 – August 9

The 14th Street Y is excited to be participating in this year’s Summer in the Square featuring an unforgettable line-up of fitness classes, family-friendly activities + shows, live music + dance performances, and movie nights all in Union Square Park.


Tai Chi

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Tai chi is an art that promotes balance, strength, grace, and flexibility, and promotes a meditative mood with its “dance of quiet motion.”
Appropriate for all fitness levels!


Storytime in the Square with 14th Street Y, sponsored by PJ Library

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Come out to Union Square Park every Thursday this summer for a free song session and storytime! We’ll be reading children’s stories, making music, and having fun together under the sun! This will be our third summer joining Summer in the Square with the Union Square Partnership.



Join other community members in organizing and mobilizing around the issues you care about. Check out the advocacy events and activities available here at the 14th Street Y and around Downtown Manhattan.

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Children’s Programming Newsletter

Be the first to know about new, exciting children’s programs and events happening at the 14th Street Y and around Downtown Manhattan.

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We offer a variety of sustainable programs including a CSA, compost drop-off, and clothing recycling.

Be Green With Us

Neighborhood Partners

14th Street Y members and staff can take advantage of discounts through our awesome Neighborhood Partners.

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