Adult Studies

Seniors play a crucial role at the 14th Street Y, an inclusive community for neighbors of all ages and stages.

While you stay active in body and mind through our programs, you’re also modeling healthy adulthood for our younger members. That’s good karma!

Drop by, sip your coffee in our lobby and take in the current art exhibit while you await the start of your senior-friendly fitness or aquatics class, a Mah Jongg game or writing workshop. We offer discounted membership for older adults. So come enjoy our partnership with the Whitney Museum, our varied field trips and volunteering opportunities, and free or discounted admission to a range of specialty programs and classes, from Great Plays to Knitting and more. Membership at the 14th Street Y gives you access to lifelong learning, health and fitness.

Adult studies and programming does not stop at the 14th Street Y, the Educational Alliance provides services and programming all throughout downtown Manhattan at the Sirovich Center for Balanced Living, free for those 60-plus, Weinberg Center for Balanced Living at the Manny Cantor Center and Co-op Village NORC. Learn more today!

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Take advantage of the educational, social, spiritual, recreational, and Jewish cultural activities provided in our daytime classes.
NEW Adult Studies Class!

Circle of Life Planning  
October 21, October 28, November 4, November 18 | 1:30- 3:00PM

Are you in a transition period, and are you ready to reassess and redirect your life in congruence with your values? Join this small group led by Judith M. Lukin, MSW, M.Ed., who will facilitate sessions about self-exploration, setting priorities, creating an action plan, and refocusing. Self-reflective exercises and critical questions will challenge, stimulate, motivate, and empower you.

All are welcome, but those who may benefit the most include new graduates, empty nesters, those recently divorced or widowed, job seekers/changers, people in recovery, new retirees or recent arrivals to the community. Workshop size is limited to 12 participants. M $100, NM $125

To register, email Julie Gayer Kris at




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