Hearing Loss Awareness

Since Oscar winner CODA raised the bar for portrayals of people with disabilities last year, and International Week of Deaf People is in September, I would like to discuss hearing loss, which is a noteworthy disability. Hearing loss is a condition in which any part of the ear doesn’t work. This is common in elderly […]

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Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow

Upon joining the 14Y Marketing and Communications team as summer interns, we began to explore the various programs the 14Y offers its community—from young children to older adults. As marketing interns, it’s important that we get to know 14Y programs and learn how to talk about our programs to community members like you! As we […]

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From LA to Israel: Iris Bahr and What Inspired “See You Tomorrow”  

Coming August 1-7 to the 14Y Theater is LABA Humor Fellow Iris Bahr, the award-winning star of Dai (enough) and recurring roles on Hacks, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and her original series Svetlana. See You Tomorrow is a funny and poignant exploration of love, loss, bureaucracy, culture shock and resilience as Iris upends her life to […]

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Special Memories with Dad

Father’s Day is on June 19, and I would like to discuss wonderful memories I have shared with my father. One of them was the time my dad took me on a trip to Istanbul from January 5-11, 2013, as a gift after I graduated college prep. Needless to say, there are few things more […]

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Creating Space for LGBTQ+ Youth

At the 14Y we often say, “You belong here.” We put this value into action by creating and implementing exciting, inclusive programming. One such example is New Country Pride Camp (NCPC), a camp especially for New York’s LGBTQ+ youth. To celebrate Pride month and NCPC’s growth in its second year, we asked two people here […]

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The Healing Power of the Creative Arts

Our first annual Celebrate Arts Festival shines a spotlight on Educational Alliance older adult artists and their creative work for Older Americans Month. Behind these artists and their creative expression are passionate arts educators, all of whom agree that creating art in the time of COVID is more healing and impactful than ever. A recent […]

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Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which started in America in 1949 and was founded by the Mental Health America Organization. I would like to share with you what it’s all about as well as some tips about how to take care of our mental health. Mental Health Conditions are Common Mental health conditions in […]

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First Annual Celebrate Arts Festival

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the inaugural Celebrate Arts festival, hosted across five Educational Alliance older adult sites throughout the month of May to celebrate Older Americans Month. We could not think of a better time to honor the rich cultural history of our settlement house–committed to improving the public good and […]

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Helping Families Make the Most of the 14Y Community

At the 14th Street Y, we are proud to offer excellent educational programs for young children. In our Preschool and signature Prelude to Preschool programs, outstanding teachers help toddlers and young children play, learn, and grow. But what makes these programs distinct is that the 14th Street Y is not just a preschool – we’re a community center. […]

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Family Swim

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