After evaluating the spread of COVID-19 in our area, the 14th Street Y will be closed until further notice. We are thrilled to officially launch the Virtual 14th Street Y! Learn more about all the amazing digital programs available for people of all ages. 

PRIDE 2019: Live Free, Love Fierce

A celebration of diversity, love, acceptance, and most importantly PRIDE


LIVE FREE, LOVE FIERCE is the first PRIDE event series hosted by the 14th Street Y reaching across multiple Educational Alliance sites.

This series is a celebration of diversity, love, acceptance, and most importantly PRIDE. We will honor the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall and celebrate in the first-ever WorldPride in NYC by inviting the LGBTQIA+ community to events throughout Downtown Manhattan where we as a community can celebrate one’s own identity loud and proud. At the 14th Street Y and Educational Alliance, truly everyone is welcome.


Sunday, May 19
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Central Park

Educational Alliance will be putting on our walking shoes in support of the 2019 AIDS walk this year alongside the rest of the NYC community. Join us along with thousands of other New Yorkers to raise awareness of prevention, care, and advocacy programs!  Some of our team members will be raising funds to support this effort.



Queerly Contemporary Festival

Saturday, June 1
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Theater at the 14th Street Y, 2nd Fl

Kick off the series with the Queerly Contemporary Festival. An evening of LGBTQIA+ dance makers investigating and celebrating the diversity of the LGBTQIA+ experience and voices in contemporary dance making. The festival is the kickoff event for LIVE FREE, LOVE FIERCE: A series of PRIDE events at the Educational Alliance.

Artists include: Burr Johnson, Brother(hood) Dance!, Sebastian Abarbanell, Nia & Ness, Kanon Sapp. Xianix Barrera, Em Papineau and Sofia Engelman, Johnnie Cruise Mercer, Daniel Padierna

Come enjoy your PRIDE themed cocktail at our After Celebration at neighborhood partner Sister Jane, 349 E. 13th St.

General Admission: $20
Cabaret Tables: $30



Storytelling Workshop with The Moth’s Community Program

Monday, June 10
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
14th Street Y

The Moth believes that sharing true stories from our lives is an act of bravery and generosity.  In this workshop, you will hear and discuss a story told by a veteran storyteller, explore your own life experience to identify story ideas, provide feedback to fellow tellers, and perhaps give your own story a try. You will leave the workshop having acquired the tools you need to continue crafting and refining that story – and, we hope, many more in the future, as we all have countless stories to tell.  PLEASE NOTE: This workshop has very limited space, to express interest in participating please contact Larry Daniels at 


PRIDE Family Fun Day

Saturday, June 15
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Rooftop at the 14th Street Y

PRIDE Family Fun Day offers fun activities for parents and kids alike! Including face painting, arts and crafts, and a very special youth PRIDE march in our building! Come celebrate love and diversity in our PRIDE Family Fun Day. Snacks and refreshments provided.

Suggested donation $10 per adult. Pay at the door or online at this link. Children are FREE.



Full Disclosure: A night of storytelling celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community

Monday, June 17
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Caveat, 21 A Clinton Street, NYC

To celebrate the diverse history that lives at the heart of the LGBTQIA+ community, we are hosting a night purely dedicated to sharing these stories. You will hear from EA staff and members about who they are, where they are from, and what it means to be an LGBTQIA+ person. Putting their stories at the forefront, this night will be a night to celebrate and come alongside them in their journey to live free, love fierce.

General Admission $15. Must be 21+

Tickets on sale May 17.

Stonewall 50 Commemoration Rally

Friday, June 28
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Christopher St. & Waverly Pl

The culminating event of our first-ever PRIDE series will be a special night to come together as a community and attend the Stonewall 50 Commemoration. Join the Ed Alliance staff and community as we attend the rally in honor of the movement that began the fight for LGBTQIA+ rights, and celebrate this powerful and historical moment in time.

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The 2019 LIVE FREE, LOVE FIERCE series of PRIDE events at the Educational Alliance presented by the 14th Street Y is proud to partner with Caveat, John J Zullo, Producer of Queerly Contemporary Festival, Sister Jane, and I’m from Driftwood. Educational Alliance is an Official Partner of WorldPride 2019.