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.
14Y’s Fitness Center is Now Open!
Starting October 7, 2020, our Fitness Center has reopened with limited capacity for in-person workouts. For more information on Fitness Center hours, regulations, and to reserve your spot, please visit our Health + Fitness page.
Our team worked hard to refine our operations and is conducting final checks to make sure the Fitness Center meets all New York State guidelines and New York City Department of Health inspection requirements and complies with EPA-approved cleaning and sanitization processes. Our staff has been trained in additional health and safety protocols to keep our community safe.
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!
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!
Virtual Early Childhood Programs
Resources for you and your child to bring an exciting educational experience into your home.Learn More
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!Learn More
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.Learn More
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!Learn More
A list of resources to help our community get access to the information and critical services you need during this public health crisis.Learn More
Virtual Jewish Life
Virtual offerings to help our entire community engage in activities built on Jewish values.Learn More
Other Great Resources
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
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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.
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.
Ideas & Resources to Keep You Busy At Home
Top 5 Netflix Shows and Films (So Far)Jacob Waltuck, Marketing Assistant | FRI, FEB 26, 2021
Over the years, Netflix has created a multitude of remarkable original series and films. Although there are plenty to choose from, here are the ones I find the most memorable…read more
Every Minute MattersRonit Muszkatblit, Director of Arts + Culture, Artistic Director of LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture | MON, DEC 21, 2020
These days, when I watch a movie, or a video of a dance or theater piece, the first thing that strikes me is that I am watching a world from…read more
Connecting with Toddlers in At Home Mini-SchoolMeredith Wright, Prelude to Preschool Lead Teacher | WED, DEC 16, 2020
14Y Family Programs has converted our in-person classes for babies, toddlers and caregivers into At Home Mini-School, a unique program that streams right into your homes! Our classes arev curated…read more
The Jew Without MemoryKendell Pinkney, 14th Street Y/LABA Rabbinic Fellow | MON, DEC 07, 2020
Hanukkah begins this week, and the 14th Street Y and our partners at Downtown Jewish Life are hosting virtual events throughout the holiday! There’s something for everyone, including sing-alongs, candle…read more