Virtual Adult Studies

Virtual Adult Programs

Learn Something New

Adults of all ages play a crucial role at the 14th Street Y, an inclusive community for neighbors of all stages of life. With our virtual adult studies offerings, you can stay active in body and mind from home––connecting to other members, artists, writers and teachers.

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:

  • Online Mah Jongg
  • Virtual Adult Classes 
  • Adult programs and virtual content offered by the Whitney Museum and other neighborhood institutions
  • The 14Y Community Corner, a new YouTube channel featuring tips, stories, resources, and more! 
  • Digital Fitness Classes (for 14Y members only
  • And so much more!
Play Mah Jongg From Home

Play Mah Jongg from home at a low-cost monthly rate!

Real Mah Jongg Online allows you to play American Mah Jongg online against computers and your friends on either a computer, iPad or tablet. They’re offering a free 14 day trial and then it’s $5.99 per month after that.

If you would like to connect with other players from the 14th Street Y, please email


Tompkins Square Library Programs

Virtual Book Discussion
Mondays | 1:00 PM | Register here
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.

Short Story Discussion
Mondays | 1:00 PM
August 3: Edna O’Brien’s 2009 story, “Old Wounds.” Register here.
August 10: The 1886 story, “A White Heron” by Sarah Orne Jewett. Register here.

Story-Time for Grownups
Wednesday, August 5 | 3:00 PM | Register here
Bring a story to share. Read something you enjoy, something original, instructional, or a story you know by heart. Reading is not required, so bring your ears, also.

Classic Scary Stories Discussion
Friday, August 7 | 1:00 PM | Register here
We’ll be discussing the 1906 ghost story “The Empty House” by Algernon Blackwood.

Avant-Garde Reading Room
Tuesday, August 11 | 6:00 PM | Register here
We’ll be discussing the 1914 experiment in verse, “Tender Buttons” by Gertrude Stein.

Continuing Adult Group Guitar Lessons
Wednesday, August 12 | 6:00 PM | Register here
Participants must have a guitar and some previous experience.

Book Discussion 
Thursday, August 13 | 1:00 PM | Register here
We’ll be discussing Virginia Woolf’s 1927 novel, To the Lighthouse.


Summer Reading for For Children and Caregivers
For ages 7 – 12 with parents or caregivers
Tuesday, August 4 | 3:00 PM | Register here
We’ll be reading legends from the classic anthology Legends That Every Child Should Know.

Fridays, August 7 and 14 | 3:00 PM | Register here
We’ll be continuing the classic D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths.

Adult Studies Newsletter

Sign up for our monthly newsletter featuring upcoming adult programs, workshops, events, and more!

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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 Fitness

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 playlist on YouTube.

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Adult Studies Blogs

Thoughts, tips, and inspiration from our instructors on how to keep engaged at home.

Restorative Yoga for Challenging Times

Robin Michaels, 14Y Yoga Instructor | MON, MAY 11, 2020

Those of us who practice yoga know the benefits it can bring for our bodies and our minds – benefits that are especially important during tough times like these. To…

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Settle in With a Book

Ann Li, Marketing Intern | TUE, MAY 05, 2020

Even though we are staying at home, sometimes all it takes is a good book to take us to another place, and there are so many books to choose from!…

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Creativity Is The Best Remedy

Rhonda Zangwill, Adult Studies Instructor | THU, APR 09, 2020

Hello everyone. My name is Rhonda Zangwill and I’ve been leading writing workshops at the 14th Street Y for a few years, including a memoir class just this past winter.…

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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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