Attention 14Y Members:

Due to on-going plumbing maintenance, the 14Y pool is closed and the showers in the women’s locker room are unavailable through Monday, April 3. The women’s locker room and sauna are still available for use in the meantime. The 14Y pool and women’s showers will reopen on Tuesday, April 4. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please note that the men’s locker room has fully reopened. Click here for the upcoming pool schedule.  For the most updated information, call the Service Desk at 646-395-4310 or email

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PAUSE/PLAY: Festival of Lights

December 8, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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December 8, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM


December 8, 2018
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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14th Street Y
344 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10003
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PAUSE/PLAY: Festival of Lights

Re-imagine the holidays with us as we host an interactive day featuring a show for little ones with PJ Play!

Join us for our annual Hanukkah party featuring the always-delicious jelly-filled donuts and always-classic Bling Your Own Dreidel! You can also enjoy Family Swim, yoga, games, and our thrilling Havdallah concert in the final hour!

PAUSE/PLAY Schedule:

  • Welcome Sign Decorating | 3:00 – 5:15 PM
  • Bling Your Own Dreidel | 3:00 – 5:15 PM
  • Playtime in the Gym featuring Gaga, Basketball, and an Imagination Station | 3:00 – 5:15 PM
  • Family Swim | 3:00 – 5:15 PM
  • “Spin like a dreidel” Dance Class (ages 5 and up) | 3:15 – 4:00 PM
  • Shabbat Storytime | 3:15 – 4:00 PM
  • PJ Play presents Simon’s Journey | 3:15 – 4:00 PM
  • The Jewish Roots of Religious Fundamentalism (for adults) | 3:15 – 4:00 PM
  • Wax, Oil, and Fire – The Magic of the Menorah (candle making) | 4:15 – 5:00 PM
  • Braiding the Havdalah Candle – A Dance and Movement Experience | 4:15 – 5:00 PM
  • Reflections on Welcoming – Radical Hospitality in the 21st Century, and Why it Matters (for adults) | 4:15 – 5:00 PM
  • 14Y Community Havdalah Dance Party | 5:15 – 6:00 PM

This event is FREE for 14Y Members.

Register Today!

Not a member? Purchase your ticket below or considering becoming a member today.

  • $10 for children
  • $15 for adults
  • $45 for family ticket (up to 5 people)



Ready to rethink how you spend those chilly winter weekends?
PAUSE/PLAY invites you to hit the pause button in your busy lives and experience all that our Downtown Community has to offer. We welcome everyone in our community, Jewish or not, to join us for a day of relaxation and renewal. From family yoga and storytime to whiskey tastings and open swim, these events feature activities for the whole family.

PAUSE/PLAY is open to all ages in our diverse downtown community.

PAUSE/PLAY is generously funded by the UJA Federation of New York, the Covenant Foundation, and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.