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Celebrating National Mentoring Month

| SUN, JAN 17, 2021

It’s January, and that means it’s National Mentoring Month! This month, our 14Y community is celebrating and elevating the mentoring movement—something most of our programs participate in year-round. Our Early…

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Virtual Open House for Active Older Adults

| WED, NOV 18, 2020

Join the 14th Street Y and UnitedHealthcare for a special Virtual Open House for active older adults. This free live-stream will feature two of our most popular virtual fitness classes…

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On Caves, Commemoration, and Veterans Day

| WED, NOV 04, 2020

I have been to a lot of funerals in my lifetime. It isn’t that my past is strewn with innumerable losses — thank goodness! Rather, my parents and their church…

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Washing Your Hands Doesn’t Have to Be a Chore

| THU, OCT 15, 2020

With COVID-19 on the rise again in parts of New York, it is more important than ever to properly wash our hands – for our own safety and the safety of others. For Global Handwashing Day, we…

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Black-Owned Restaurants in the Lower East Side

| WED, AUG 19, 2020

August is Black Business Month! Join your downtown community by supporting Black-owned businesses this month, and all year long, which is more important now than ever before. Research shows that…

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Let’s Play: A List of Free Games for a Fun Virtual Hangout

| MON, JUN 01, 2020

It may feel difficult to stay connected with friends and loved ones in the era of social distancing. Luckily, thanks to technology, there are still ways to connect, like through…

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14Y Staff Tips for Productivity At Home

| TUE, MAY 26, 2020

The loss of structure and the comfort of our homes during self-isolation can negatively impact even the most productive of us. It isn’t easy getting down to business and juggling…

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Let’s Get Creative!

| FRI, MAY 22, 2020

Looking for creative, family-friendly activities you can do at home with your kids? Try out our new 14th Street Y-themed coloring pages and word games! You can either download and print them or use a simple and fun app –so grab…

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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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Community Corner: A Cure for a Virtual Hangover

| FRI, APR 03, 2020

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m David — the “theater guy” at the 14Y. It’s been quite the adventure, turning our artistic content into digital interactions, and I hope…

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