After evaluating the spread of COVID-19 in our area, the 14th Street Y will be closed until further notice. We are thrilled to officially launch the Virtual 14th Street Y! Learn more about all the amazing digital programs available for people of all ages. 

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.

We’re so excited to go digital, taking our programs into the homes of our incredible community.

Our virtual offerings include some familiar classes in a new format, plus some exciting new ways for you to engage with the 14Y community, such as:

  • Member-exclusive live streaming fitness classes, health and wellness videos, and digital coaching sessions
  • Behind-the-scenes looks at new works from our LABA Fellows and other artists
  • Instruction from our expert Early Childhood staff and activities for children of all ages
  • Tips and support for busy parents
  • Online classes and engagement opportunities for adults, and so much more!

 

Virtual Fitness

Staying fit at home has never been easier!

Each week, 14Y fitness instructors and trainers will be hosting live streaming classes via Zoom and creating fun videos that’ll be featured on the new 14Y Fitness Channel on YouTube (coming soon).

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Les Mills Workout Videos

Find the perfect workout anytime! Les Mills designs workouts for in-studio or online. During COVID-19 coronavirus situation, they are offering 95 free workout options across 8 categories that are ready to play right now. The Les Mills platform is free to use and will not collect any data from users. The workouts will remain open and available as long as the COVID-19 situation continues to cause disruption.

View Les Mills Workout Videos

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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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
https://www.facebook.com/WonderSparkPuppets

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

From Exile and Illness To Redemption and Healing

Becky Skoff, Associate Executive Director of Operations and Business Strategy | MON, APR 06, 2020

A teacher once told me that the entire Torah, or Old Testament, can be read as a story cycle of Otherness, Exile, and Redemption.  Of course, the ultimate example of…

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Community Corner: A Cure for a Virtual Hangover

David Stallings, Director of Arts + Culture | 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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14Y’s Favorite Recipes

Ann Li, Marketing Intern | 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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Living with Your In-Laws

Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, Community Catalyst | WED, APR 01, 2020

I’m Meredith, the 14th Street Y’s Lead Community Catalyst. I help families develop a sense of community at the 14th Street Y, including new parents. In these uncertain times when…

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