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Celebrating International Yoga Day

| THU, JUN 20, 2019

In honor of International Yoga Day, 14 Street Y’s yoga instructor Susan Turchin shares her thoughts on why she began practicing yoga, how it has helped her, and how to…

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Living Fully

| TUE, JUN 11, 2019

Recently, I’ve had to think about how I live my life to its fullest, and honestly…it’s puppet shows. Outside my work as Program Director at New Country Day Camp, I…

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The Journey Continues into the Dusk

| FRI, JUN 07, 2019

Before I start, I want to tell you all just how much I have missed you, dear readers. For those of you who follow my blog each month, you may…

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The Person I was Created To Be

| FRI, MAY 31, 2019

This year marks my seventh anniversary since moving to New York from California to pursue a career as a professional dancer. I came here in 2012, fresh out of college…

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Sophomore Season of #NastyWomen Ends with a Bang

| FRI, MAY 10, 2019

Wonder Women. Bat Girl. Moana. Mommy. These were the most common responses when I asked preschool girls who their favorite super heroes are. I loved their responses, especially Mommy, because…

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Friendly’s Fire—A Conversation with Playwright John Patrick Bray

| FRI, MAY 03, 2019

Associate Artistic Director David Stallings and playwright John Patrick Bray discuss Bray’s upcoming production, Friendly’s Fire, at the 14Y Theater. Bray discusses growing up in a small town and how…

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Old Turtle and the Broken Truth—A Conversation with Sarah Sutliff

| MON, APR 29, 2019

For the upcoming production Old Turtle and the Broken Truth, we spoke with Director and Choreographer Sarah Sutliff to discuss representation, why she chose to incorporate the traditional Māori Haka…

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Non-Binary Dance—A Conversation with MICHIYAYA Dance

| FRI, APR 12, 2019

Over the last two 14Y Theater seasons, I’ve had the opportunity to see and experience a variety of incredible dance performances here in our beautiful black box theater. One in…

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Strength in the face of Loss, Struggle, and War

| MON, APR 08, 2019

Rather than discussing walls and barriers, we at the 14th Street Y see art as a bridge to different cultures and a medium to celebrate their place in our shared…

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Individuals, Not Labels

| TUE, APR 02, 2019

Hey there! My name is Antonio Rodriguez and I am the Inclusion Program Manager at the 14 Street Y. I am often asked, “What’s an Inclusion Program Manager?” That’s a…

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