Virtual 14Y

Bringing the 14Y To You!

Welcome to the Virtual 14th Street Y

Bringing Community To You and Your Family

The 14th Street Y is a true community and in these challenging times we need each other more than ever. The best part of the 14Y is our members and we miss being in our building seeing you every day.

The Virtual 14Y has converted many of our in-house programs to stream right into your homes, that way you can say connected to your incredible community. There are several virtual offerings, detailed below. Find new exciting ways for you to engage with each other.

Virtual 14Y Membership

For just $29.99 a month per household, this new membership gives you and your family an affordable way to participate in our exclusive live-streaming fitness classes.

Get Moving!

Virtual Family Program Pass

For just $39.99 a month per household, take advantage of our new Family Programs Pass –which gives you and your family an affordable way to participate in our exclusive virtual programs. 

Build Your Village

Virtual All Access Pass

Upgrade to an All Access Pass for $65, which includes all Virtual Family Programs and a 14Y Virtual Membership featuring more than 25 live-streaming fitness classes, community events, and more!

Get It All

Virtual Fitness

Staying fit at home has never been easier!

From live-streaming classes to free YouTube fitness videos, we have it all to keep you feeling great from home.

Get Moving!

EXOS At Home

Being hunkered down takes a toll. Counteract the stress with guided videos and other content from EXOS A Home and explore all their on-demand classes. 

Stay Strong At Home

Virtual Early Childhood Programs

Resources for you and your child to bring an exciting educational experience into your home.

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Virtual Family Programs

Each week, we’ll be hosting digital hangouts for new moms and young families, plus videos featuring fun activities the whole family can enjoy! 

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Virtual Youth Programs

Finding New Ways to Engage Children’s Heads, Hearts, and Hands 

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14Y Community Corner

Check out our new YouTube Channel where you can learn something new or see a friendly, familiar face from your family at the 14Y.

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Virtual Adult Studies

Through our Virtual Adult Studies offerings, you can stay active in body and mind from home––connecting to other members, artists, writers and teachers.

Learn Something New

Virtual Arts + Culture

From LABA Arts programming to a multitude of Season of Jewish Culture events, the LABA Arts + Culture Department will be providing fun, interactive virtual events for the entire family. All events are free and open to all!

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COVID-19 Resources

A list of resources to help our community get access to the information and critical services you need during this public health crisis.

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Virtual Jewish Life

Virtual offerings to help our entire community engage in activities built on Jewish values.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities from 14Y partners and other agencies for you to support your community members affected by COVID-19.

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Self-Direction Services (OPWDD) Workshop

Tue, July 14, 2020

7:30 pm

The bureaucratic maze known as The Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is the New York State agency responsible for the oversight of services such as the Medicaid waiver…

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Q&A: Your Child’s Teeth

Wed, July 29, 2020

12:00 pm

Q&A: Your Child’s Teeth Wednesday, July 29 | 12:00 PM | Register here Free for all families Join us for a special Zoom event with pediatric dentist Dr. Fatina Shtivelman…

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Upcoming Community Events

New York Public Library

For Children and Caregivers: Summer is here, and our annual Summer Reading program is upon us! This year’s theme is Quest for Adventure, and with that in mind, we’ll be reading the classic D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths for our weekly children’s book club, Fridays 7/10 and 7/17 at 3:00 PM. For ages 7-12 with parents or caregivers.

Mondays at 1:00 PM: Short Story Discussion Group
July 13: “Kew Gardens” by Virginia Woolf, published in 1919.

Ongoing Mondays at 1:00 PM: Virtual Book Discussion 
There’s no set reading list for this one. Have a book you’ve read recently and want to talk about?  Just want to listen to some book recommendations? Join staff from the Tompkins Square and Ottendorfer libraries to discuss.

Fridays at 1:00 PM: Classic Scary Stories Discussion Group
July 10: Henry James’ 1896 ghost story “The Friends of the Friends” (The Way it Came).
July 17: The 1896 story of a mysterious disappearance, “The Striding Place,” by Gertrude Atherton

Other Great Resources

WonderSpark Puppets

Founded in 2009 by husband and wife duo Z. Briggs and Chad Williams, WonderSpark Puppets performs for New York City audiences of all ages. Together with Jenny Hann, Christina Stone and Julia Darden, they perform over 400 shows per year and have toured internationally.

​WonderSpark is proud to continue the tradition of non-moving-mouth hand puppets, aka “Mister Rogers style”. From theaters to libraries, NYC shops and school classrooms, WonderSpark’s flexibility allows them to perform in any space.

Live Puppet Shows:
Every Friday at 11:00 am EST
Live DIY Workshops
4:00 pm Monday – Friday, 10:00 am Saturday – Sunday

Archive of DIY Puppet Workshops

Google Calendar: subscribe here

PJ Library

PJ Library sends free Jewish children’s books to families across the world every month. They know that something magical happens when parents sit down together to read with their children. PJ Library shares Jewish stories that can help your family talk together about values and traditions that are important to you.

A program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Library is made possible through partnerships with philanthropists and local Jewish organizations. Families with kids ages 6 months through 8 years old with Judaism as part of their lives, are welcome to sign up. PJ Library welcomes all Jewish families, whatever your background, knowledge, or family make-up, or observance may be.

Free Resources for Quarantined Families
As communities seek to lower the impact of COVID-19, many families are spending a lot of time at home with their kids. One great way to pass time with your little ones is to read PJ Library books! Click below for ideas on ways to stay busy and have fun at home. Learn more here. 

Storyline Online

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more. Learn more here.


14Y Blog

Ideas & Resources to Keep You Busy At Home

A Month Of Our LGBTQ+ Heroes: Audre Lorde, poet and author

Kelly Glenn, Marketing Consultant, Throughline Creative | MON, JUN 08, 2020

As I reflect on my LGBTQIA+ hero amid the current anti-racism protests, I am reminded of all the many activists who marched before us – who used their voice and…

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A Month of our LGBTQ+ Heroes: Bayard Rustin, pacifist and activist

David Stallings, Director of Arts + Culture | MON, JUN 01, 2020

In my early twenties, I was eager to talk about “gay marriage” with whomever I could.  It was that trigger that activated pain in my soul whenever the topic came…

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

Ann Li, Marketing Intern | 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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Why Do We Celebrate Tikkun?

Ophir Tal, Cultural Educator from Israel | Emissary of the Jewish Agency and the UJA Federation of New York at the 14th Street Y | TUE, MAY 26, 2020

Every year in May or June, the 14th Street Y celebrates a Tikkun: a mesmerizing deep dive into Jewish and Israeli culture, our way of celebrating the Jewish holiday of…

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