14Y Staff

Coming Out From New York to Belgrade, Our Stories Must Be Told

| TUE, OCT 08, 2019

When I think of Pride, I generally think of celebration. My recent experiences in New York are much more joyful than the fear and shame I had before coming out.…

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Family, Fitness, and Fun!

| SUN, SEP 29, 2019

September 29 is National Family Health & Fitness Day, and we at the 14th Street Y want to encourage you to get your heart racing! National Family Health & Fitness Day was…

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The 14th Street Y Way

| THU, AUG 08, 2019

It’s been several months since we returned from our wonderful 10-day study tour in Reggio, Italy. Loris Malaguzzi once stated, “It is urgent for us to underline that children’s intelligence…

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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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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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Embarking on a Reggio Adventure

| FRI, MAR 29, 2019

As the Director of Preschool at the 14th Street Y, I’m often asked about Reggio Emilia. What is it? Is it important for my child? The Reggio Emilia approach is an educational…

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Finding the Right Kindergarten

| TUE, MAR 26, 2019

As the Exmissions Specialist in the 14th Street Y Preschool, I have the pleasure of helping Pre-K families navigate the New York City world of kindergarten admissions. As applying to kindergarten in New York City can…

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Ronit Muszkatblit’s Artist Statement on Waiting For Godot

| TUE, DEC 18, 2018

Waiting for Godot is always timely, the existential queries that all the characters ask in this play echo our lives in the most microcosmic aspects and also on a global…

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Looking Forward to Summer 2019 and Beyond

| WED, DEC 12, 2018

People often ask me what I do for camp during the off season. As a camp director, I wear many hats and one of the biggest projects that I’ve been…

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