Please note: All swim classes will be taking place 9/22 and 9/29. 

Community Spotlight

Sarah: Portraits of the 14th Street Y

| WED, JAN 03, 2018

Growing up, I feel like it was hard for me to find community because I felt different without understanding why I felt different. I think, in that sense, it’s totally…

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Pat: Portraits of the 14th Street Y

| TUE, JAN 02, 2018

Community is people coming together for a common purpose, and being connected by that purpose beyond the purpose itself. You come together for a reason and then you stay together…

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Antonio: Portraits of the 14th Street Y

| MON, JAN 01, 2018

I started at the 14th Street Y at New Country Day Camp, about six summers ago. I was a sports counselor and I was right out of high school, so…

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Katelyn: Portraits of the 14th Street Y

| SUN, DEC 31, 2017

My name is Katelyn. I have two lives: one in media, and one in food. The food one is more exciting and fun. I run a supper club in the…

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Maxine: Portraits of the 14th Street Y

| SAT, DEC 30, 2017

I’ve lived in New York all my life, except for 2 years when I lived in Israel. Basically, I started coming here myself since I was 65, because I had…

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Rachel: Portraits of the 14th Street Y

| FRI, DEC 29, 2017

I was working somewhere else and wasn’t getting enough hours, and Rachel was talking about the 14th Street Y. I remember coming in and being hired on the spot and…

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Tim: Portraits of the 14th Street Y

| THU, DEC 28, 2017

I came to the 14th Street Y almost 20 years ago by way of moving into Stuy-town. I walked down the street to 14th, I walked by the building and…

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Victor + Maya: Portraits of the 14th Street Y

| WED, DEC 27, 2017

I started working here just over two years ago. I find that it’s a very humble, nice place. It’s very relaxing and they take care of their employees here. The…

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Michiyo: Portraits of the 14th Street Y

| TUE, DEC 26, 2017

The 14th Street Y playroom is special to me because I’ve been having my class for toddlers for many, many years–since 1996. I started working at the Y as a…

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Carmen: Portraits of the 14th Street Y

| MON, DEC 25, 2017

So I’ve always gone to the neighborhood community centers. We used to have the Henry Street Settlement, which is in close proximity to where the Education Alliance is. Going to…

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