Family Programs

14Y Family Programs

Welcome back! 14Y Family Programs is thrilled to announce that we are opening our building for select caregiver + child programs for spring 2021. Whether you’re looking for energetic activities for your social toddler, or you want to meet other new parents for fitness and bonding, we’ve got something for you. We also still have our popular virtual family programs for folks who aren’t local or aren’t ready to be in person with us just yet.

Select the program that is right for you:

In-Person Programs: Babies, Toddlers and Parent/Caregiver

We know you and your toddler have been itching to play! Join us for our signature combination of art, music and movement at Playday or Open Play on our Roof.

In-person Classes and Groups

NEW! Baby and Me Sensory Play
For children ages 1 – 4 with parent or caregiver
Wednesdays | June 30 – July 28 | 4:00 – 4:45 PM
M $ 125, NM $210
Register here
Discover the world of senses together as we sing, move, smell and touch, engaging your baby and helping you learn to connect!

Free Play on the Roof
For one adult plus one child up to age 5
Sundays | May 23 – August 1 (no class May 30 or June 13) | 10am-12:00PM
Free for 14Y Family Members, $35 NM
Reserve a spot here
Join your 14Y friends on our beautiful rooftop play area for some unstructured play, with space strictly limited to avoid crowding.

Parent and Child Yoga
For one adult plus one baby or toddler up to age 3
Mondays | April 12 – August 9 | 10:15 – 11:15 AM
Free for 14Y Family Members, $35 NM
Reserve a spot here
Get into shape with your little one! Feel good with yoga moves and meet other parents in our spacious community room.

Toddler Playday
For children ages 1 – 3 with parent or caregiver
8 Mondays | June 14 – August 2 | 9:30 – 11 AM
M $350, NM $475
Register here
Come play with us! Young children get to climb, move, sing, make art, and engage with puzzles and stories, as they begin to get used to a classroom setting. Parents and caregivers have the opportunity to meet new friends and watch their little ones bloom. This is a natural add-on for folks in Summer Club looking for a little more to do.

New Parents’ Meet Up
For one adult with baby or toddler
Tuesdays | May 25 – August 3 | 4:00 – 5:30PM
Free. Reserve a spot here.
Welcome back to 14Y! Join us as we meet new friends, form connections and talk about parenthood. Discussion facilitated by Family Programs Director and IBCLC Meredith Fein Lichtenberg. We will meet on our sunny Play Roof and you are welcome to come with an older toddler as well as your baby!

Parent and Child Movement and Dance
For one adult plus one baby or toddler up to age 3
Wednesdays | May 26 – August 11 | 9:30 – 10:15 AM
Free for 14Y Family Members, $35 NM

Reserve a spot here
Stretch, move and dance, as you and your baby or toddler meet other parents in our sunny Playroof! We will incorporate dance, movement and yoga for a fun time to make friends and focus on wellness.

Breastfeeding Support Group
Wednesdays | April 14 – August 4 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Free for 14Y Family Members, $35 NM
Reserve a spot here
Bring your little one and come discuss your breastfeeding journey, share stories, ask questions and problem solve with our Family Programs Director, IBCLC Meredith Fein Lichtenberg. A scale is available.


Virtual Family Programs and Support Groups

14Y has converted the best of our programming into a vibrant, interactive virtual experience for caregiver and toddler together.

Meet Your People: A Support Group for New Parents
Tuesdays | March 23 – June 29 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM 
Free for 14Y Family Members
On Zoom | Registration required each week
Join 14Y Family Programs Director Meredith Fein Lichtenberg for a free weekly discussion about your changing life, sleep, feeding, behavior, isolation, family issues, the pandemic, and more. This group will focus on expectant parents and parents and caregivers with babies under 12 months so that participants can build a robust community of people at a similar stage in life.


Family Swim

Family Members are now welcome to book a slot for family swim. Family Swim is available for 14Y Family Members. If you would like to upgrade to a Family Membership, please contact us at ServiceDesk@14StreetY.org or call 646.395.4310.

Family Swim time slots:

  • Saturdays and Sundays | 3:00 – 3:40 PM

Family Swim Reservation Guidelines:

  • Each Family Swim time slot will offer four reservations maximum: two at the shallow end of the pool and two at the deep end.
  • A maximum of five people per family will be allowed for each reservation.
  • Floatation devices will be available.
  • All swim participants must wear a swim cap.
  • Children up to 3 years old or those not yet potty trained must wear swim diapers.
  • Locker rooms are available for changing and storing items only. Locker room showers are not available at this time. There is a shower on the pool deck.
14Y Summer Club – Sold out!
A camp-like experience for toddlers ages 1 – 3 and caregivers

Tuesday, June 15 – Thursday, August 5 | 9:30 AM – 11:15 AM
M $1,850, MCC $1,850, NM $2,150

Registration closed.
Join 14Y Family Programs at the 14Y facilities to make new friends, sing, dance, and play together at our new Summer Club! Each day will feature water play outdoors on our spacious rooftop, as well as art and music. Children begin to get used to a “classroom” experience and their caregivers have time to chat and develop community.

For more information on programming and safety, please visit our Summer Club page.


Health + Safety

As we roll out in person programming for babies and caregivers, we have taken several measures to prioritize safety:

  • When you register for a class or reserve a spot, you will be asked for your name, address and phone number, for contract tracing purposes.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before class starts so that you can check in. We prioritize swift movement through our lobby, so arriving 15 minutes early is crucial.
  • When you arrive at the 14Y, you will be asked to complete a health screening, which includes a questionnaire and temperature check.
  • Members will swipe in with their fob after health screening. Non-members will only be allowed to enter the building if they have registered for a class or reserved a spot for a drop-in class, and will be checked off on an expected attendance list.
  • Adults and children over age 2 wear masks in our building and are expected to socially distance themselves.
  • Classes are held in spacious rooms, with windows open unless impracticable, or outdoors.

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Family Programs Blog Posts

Advice and encouragement from our staff and other new parents.

Restorative Yoga for Challenging Times

Robin Michaels, 14Y Yoga Instructor | MON, MAY 11, 2020

Those of us who practice yoga know the benefits it can bring for our bodies and our minds – benefits that are especially important during tough times like these. To…

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Self-Quarantine Self-Care

Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, Community Catalyst | MON, APR 13, 2020

Apologies up front, I am not a writer nor self-care guru – just a parent trying to make it through a global pandemic with a 3-year-old son and a shred…

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Finding New Ways to Connect

Jordan Brackett, Executive Director | 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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Living with Your In-Laws

Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, Community Catalyst | WED, APR 01, 2020

I’m Meredith, the 14th Street Y’s Lead Community Catalyst. I help families develop a sense of community at the 14th Street Y, including new parents. In these uncertain times when…

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