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Community Spotlight

Healing Power of Dance

| THU, JUL 25, 2019

Today, September 27, is National Dance Day and what better way to celebrate than to highlight our own fitness instructor Johari Mayfield, who is an accomplished dancer in her own…

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Love, Happiness, and Authenticity

| THU, JUL 18, 2019

Last month marked a momentous moment for the LGBTQIA+ community as New York City celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the first ever WorldPride hosted in the…

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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 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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Lifting Women Up for International Women’s Day

| FRI, MAR 08, 2019

Happy International Women’s Day 2019! This day has been celebrated for the last 110 years! Beginning within the labor movement, this holiday is celebrated around the world to acknowledge the…

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Evan Greenberg— Founder, Executive Director, New Dad

| MON, MAR 04, 2019

There are a lot of commonalities between the 14th Street Y and AfterWork Theater. The biggest one? Both our organizations are committed to playing integral roles in the lives of…

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Your Story, My Story

| TUE, JAN 22, 2019

So, here I am, 46 with an Aussie husband, a brownstone that needs TLC in Brooklyn, and—most importantly—twin girls (literally and figuratively)—my literal twins are edging into puberty, bras, periods,…

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“Demand Peace and Pursue It” (Psalm 34)

| SAT, OCT 27, 2018

A Response to Pittsburgh from Executive Director, Rabbi Shira Koch Epstein: *Update: Please join me and other members of the 14th Street Y staff tomorrow morning, Monday, October 29 from 8:30 – 9:30 AM. We’ll…

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PRIDE In Where I Am and What I Do

| THU, JUN 28, 2018

I first came to the 14th Street Y in 2011 to see a play in the Fringe Festival that a friend of mine was involved with. I walked through a…

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Finding a Safe Zone in a Friend

| WED, JUN 27, 2018

I always knew I was gay. There was never a question that my life would look different when I grew up. I would look at families in my community and…

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