Community

Creating Space for LGBTQ+ Youth

| WED, JUN 01, 2022

At the 14Y we often say, “You belong here.” We put this value into action by creating and implementing exciting, inclusive programming. One such example is New Country Pride Camp…

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The Healing Power of the Creative Arts

| WED, MAY 25, 2022

Our first annual Celebrate Arts Festival shines a spotlight on Educational Alliance older adult artists and their creative work for Older Americans Month. Behind these artists and their creative expression…

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Through COVID to a Festival, the Story of “It Gets Bitter”

| FRI, MAY 20, 2022

At the 14Y, part of our mission is to creatively support and reflect Jewish values. One way we explore that is through LABA: A Laboratory of Jewish Culture that provides…

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Mental Health Awareness Month

| TUE, MAY 17, 2022

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which started in America in 1949 and was founded by the Mental Health America Organization. I would like to share with you what it’s…

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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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