Arts + Culture

A Month of Our LGBTQ+ Heroes: Mabel Hampton, dancer, singer, activist

| MON, JUN 29, 2020

Since 2015, I have had the joy of working at Project ORE, inside of the Sirovich Community Center. I am surrounded by incredible older people every single day who have…

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A Month of Our LGBTQ+ Heroes: Indya Moore, actor, model, activist

| MON, JUN 22, 2020

The word pride invokes a different feeling in every person who hears it. For me, I used to think about the feelings I felt while I was coming out of the closet.…

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A Month of Our LGBTQ+ Heroes: Marsha P. Johnson, advocate and visionary

| MON, JUN 15, 2020

One of my favorite things when it comes to dating is holding hands. That moment where you aren’t sure if he’s going to interlace his fingers or if he’s going…

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A Month Of Our LGBTQ+ Heroes: Audre Lorde, poet and author

| MON, JUN 08, 2020

As I reflect on my LGBTQIA+ hero amid the current anti-racism protests, I am reminded of all the many activists who marched before us – who used their voice and…

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How Mimouna Can Provide an Antidote to Social Distancing

| SAT, APR 18, 2020

Mimouna is the traditional North African Jewish celebration of eating chametz to mark the end of Passover. Ophir Tal, Israeli Emissary on behalf of The UJA Federation to The 14th…

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Finding New Ways to Connect

| THU, APR 16, 2020

During these challenging times, I have tried to find “happy moments” where I can find them. This has often taken the form of reading a book with my son or…

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Stories and Sonnets

| TUE, APR 14, 2020

The Greek origin of the word “poetry” literally means, “I create”.  The use of language to rise above semantics and ordinary prose has been a touchstone of human artistic expression…

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Inspirational Women Of Past and Present

| WED, MAR 04, 2020

What do Jane Austen, the Mona Lisa and Mary McLeod Bethune all have in common? The 14th Street Y…for this month, anyway! This Women’s History Month, we are honoring the…

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Led and Inspired By Faith

| FRI, FEB 14, 2020

I first met Richarda Abrams a few years ago when we were cast in a play at La MaMa together. I immediately warmed to her strong presence, professional work method…

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Something for Everyone at Yiddish New York

| MON, DEC 16, 2019

Each year during the holiday season, the 14th Street Y welcomes Yiddish New York (YNY)—the nation’s largest festival of Yiddish culture, music and language. Now in it’s fifth year, this…

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