14Y Staff

14Y Staff Recipes: May Edition

| MON, MAY 18, 2020

In the time of social distancing, we’re all spending time at home and cooking for ourselves more. Since our last recipe blog post, we’ve collected more recipes and decided to…

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The Grief of Coronavirus

| SUN, APR 12, 2020

In December, I wrote a blog post on loneliness during the holiday season. Now, I find myself drawing on that post in order to explore the mental health effects of…

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14Y’s Favorite Recipes

| THU, APR 02, 2020

The staff at 14th Street Y have launched the 14Y Community Corner, a digital platform for us to create and share videos including Adult Studies classes, family-friendly activities, helpful tips…

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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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