14th Street Y Theater

344 E 14th St

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14th Street Y Theater is located in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan. Long before the musical "Rent" brought in legions of pierced, tattooed teenagers from every corner of America (and drove up the rents), the East Village was an eclectic mix of elderly Ukranians and Poles, Dominican and Puerto Rican families, and assorted artists, wanna-be bohemians, punks, their followers, lovers and friends. (Did we leave anyone out?) Largely gone are the heroin dealers, all night parties, punk music extravaganzas and infamous Bagel Tree of the 1980s and early 1990s, but the real landmarks remain, including the Joseph Papp Public Theater, Tompkins Square Park, and Cooper Union. The Public offers some of New York’s finest Off-Broadway Theater as well as Joe’s Pub, with a diverse variety of live shows. Beautiful Tompkins Square Park offers something for everyone, including dog runs, basketball courts, a weekly market, outdoor music events, and occasionally local characters chatting late into the night to infrequent riots. To be fair, few other parks in America have played such an important role in radical or anarchist history.

Many long-time residents complain of the neighborhood’s recent gentrification, and skyrocketing rents forced even legendary punk club CBGB's to exit the neighborhood, replaced by a John Varvatos boutique. And while there are truly many new restaurants and boutiques dotting Avenues A, B and C, lots of the famous watering holes, dives, and other unclassifiably scrappy bars remain. Some of our favorites include Mars on lower First Avenue, Zum Schneider on Avenue C, 2A on the corner of Second Street and Avenue A, and Lit Lounge, with its adjoining Fuse Gallery. Make sure to check out the Polish butcher stores on First Avenue and the nearby Italian pastry shops, walk along the Ukranian strip of Second Avenue, try one of the Japanese restaurants on East Ninth Street, and also walk along St. Marks Place, one of New York’s most eclectic streets.

East 4th Street's Theater Row boasts cultural buildings which house eight theaters and twelve dance companies as well as a couple of community development groups. Among its members are New York Theater Workshop, La MaMa Experimental Theatre, Rod Rodgers Dance Co., WOW Cafe Theatre, Millennium Film Workshop, Duo Multicultural Arts Center, Teatro Circulo, Downtown Art, Alpha Omega Dance Co., Choices Theater, Teatro IATI, Cooper Square Committee and Cooper Square Mutual Housing Association.

The Nuyorican Poets Café is still going strong on East Third Street between Avenues B and C. Since 1973 its mission has been to create a multi-cultural venue that provides a stage for artists traditionally underrepresented in the mainstream media and culture. Poetry slams, theater performances, open jam sessions for hip-hop, poetry and jazz, as well as unique screenplay readings all take place on a weekly basis in this intimate cultural setting.

For film buffs, we would be remiss not to mention the Anthology Film Archives on East 2nd Street, a local theater best known for consistently showing the finest in avant-garde and experimental cinema. We also recommend the Landmark Sunshine Cinema on East Houston Street, home away from home for those who enjoy great acoustics and the company of die hard independent film fans.

The East Village is also home to the trendy Cooper Square Hotel as well as the charming Gem Hotel, making it a great neighborhood to enjoy your stay in New York.

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344 E 14th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 780-0800

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Upcoming Events

2019 Season of Jewish Culture

This Spring, Educational Alliance’s 14th Street Y and Downtown Jewish Life Celebrate Jewish Culture across the East Village with the 2019 Season of Jewish Culture

Celebration consists of a dozen interfaith, multi-faith, and Jewish Events

NEW YORK, NY - Starting Saturday, April 20th and endi... [ + ]ng June 8th, Educational Alliance’s 14th Street Y and Downtown Jewish Life will join together in hosting and participating in a dozen events to celebrate Jewish culture, as part of “The Jewish Season of Culture.” These events will display the gorgeous breadth of Jewish art, religion, and culture and provide an opportunity for both Jewish and New Yorkers of all backgrounds with a way to engage with Jewish culture in an open, creative, and educational environment.

Educational Alliance President and CEO Alan van Capelle said, “We are excited for another year of incredible programming during Educational Alliance’s Season of Jewish Culture. With our impressive roster of partner organizations, we look forward to showcasing the vibrancy of Jewish life in downtown Manhattan and celebrating its connections and contributions to the rich diversity of New York City.”

14th Street Y Executive Director Rabbi Shira Koch said, “The work of the 14th Street Y is proudly steeped in the great history of Jewish cultural centers and settlement houses in Downtown Manhattan, and we are honored to serve one of the most diverse communities in all of New York City. Inspired by our Jewish values, texts, and traditions, the Season for Jewish Culture is an opportunity to awaken the love, compassion, joy, and awareness of the higher goodness within every human being.”

Season of Jewish Culture Events:
Unless otherwise noted, information about Season of Jewish Culture events can be found on the 14th Street Y website at 14StreetY.org/SeasonofJewishCulture

Saturday, April 20th, 6pm - Freedom’s Feast: A Multifaith Seder at Judson Memorial Church
Lab/Shul invites communities, families, and individuals to come together for a catered and programmed feast, led by partners in the pursuit of justice and liberation: faith and civic leaders, artists and activists. Our theme is the urgent need to welcome refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers into our homes and hearts.

For more information and tickets, go to https://labshul.org/event/freedoms-feast-2019/

Sunday, April 28, 7pm - Mimouna: Interfaith Dialogue and Multifaith Feast at the 14th Street Y
A Jewish-Moroccan festival of music and food—an immersive experience.

Wednesday, May 1, 7pm - Yom Hashoah: Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Manny Cantor Center
Downtown Jewish Life brings the Lower East Side community together in a ceremony commemorating those who died and suffered in the Holocaust.

Tuesday, May 7 - Yom Hazikaron: Israeli Memorial Day at various times and locations
Downtown Jewish Life remembers fallen Israeli soldiers and victims of terrorism with a variety of events.

05/22/2019 06:00 PM
Wed, May 22
6:00PM
$

2019 Season of Jewish Culture

This Spring, Educational Alliance’s 14th Street Y and Downtown Jewish Life Celebrate Jewish Culture across the East Village with the 2019 Season of Jewish Culture

Celebration consists of a dozen interfaith, multi-faith, and Jewish Events

NEW YORK, NY - Starting Saturday, April 20th and endi... [ + ]ng June 8th, Educational Alliance’s 14th Street Y and Downtown Jewish Life will join together in hosting and participating in a dozen events to celebrate Jewish culture, as part of “The Jewish Season of Culture.” These events will display the gorgeous breadth of Jewish art, religion, and culture and provide an opportunity for both Jewish and New Yorkers of all backgrounds with a way to engage with Jewish culture in an open, creative, and educational environment.

Educational Alliance President and CEO Alan van Capelle said, “We are excited for another year of incredible programming during Educational Alliance’s Season of Jewish Culture. With our impressive roster of partner organizations, we look forward to showcasing the vibrancy of Jewish life in downtown Manhattan and celebrating its connections and contributions to the rich diversity of New York City.”

14th Street Y Executive Director Rabbi Shira Koch said, “The work of the 14th Street Y is proudly steeped in the great history of Jewish cultural centers and settlement houses in Downtown Manhattan, and we are honored to serve one of the most diverse communities in all of New York City. Inspired by our Jewish values, texts, and traditions, the Season for Jewish Culture is an opportunity to awaken the love, compassion, joy, and awareness of the higher goodness within every human being.”

Season of Jewish Culture Events:
Unless otherwise noted, information about Season of Jewish Culture events can be found on the 14th Street Y website at 14StreetY.org/SeasonofJewishCulture

Saturday, April 20th, 6pm - Freedom’s Feast: A Multifaith Seder at Judson Memorial Church
Lab/Shul invites communities, families, and individuals to come together for a catered and programmed feast, led by partners in the pursuit of justice and liberation: faith and civic leaders, artists and activists. Our theme is the urgent need to welcome refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers into our homes and hearts.

For more information and tickets, go to https://labshul.org/event/freedoms-feast-2019/

Sunday, April 28, 7pm - Mimouna: Interfaith Dialogue and Multifaith Feast at the 14th Street Y
A Jewish-Moroccan festival of music and food—an immersive experience.

Wednesday, May 1, 7pm - Yom Hashoah: Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Manny Cantor Center
Downtown Jewish Life brings the Lower East Side community together in a ceremony commemorating those who died and suffered in the Holocaust.

Tuesday, May 7 - Yom Hazikaron: Israeli Memorial Day at various times and locations
Downtown Jewish Life remembers fallen Israeli soldiers and victims of terrorism with a variety of events.

05/23/2019 06:00 PM
Thu, May 23
6:00PM
$

2019 Season of Jewish Culture

This Spring, Educational Alliance’s 14th Street Y and Downtown Jewish Life Celebrate Jewish Culture across the East Village with the 2019 Season of Jewish Culture

Celebration consists of a dozen interfaith, multi-faith, and Jewish Events

NEW YORK, NY - Starting Saturday, April 20th and endi... [ + ]ng June 8th, Educational Alliance’s 14th Street Y and Downtown Jewish Life will join together in hosting and participating in a dozen events to celebrate Jewish culture, as part of “The Jewish Season of Culture.” These events will display the gorgeous breadth of Jewish art, religion, and culture and provide an opportunity for both Jewish and New Yorkers of all backgrounds with a way to engage with Jewish culture in an open, creative, and educational environment.

Educational Alliance President and CEO Alan van Capelle said, “We are excited for another year of incredible programming during Educational Alliance’s Season of Jewish Culture. With our impressive roster of partner organizations, we look forward to showcasing the vibrancy of Jewish life in downtown Manhattan and celebrating its connections and contributions to the rich diversity of New York City.”

14th Street Y Executive Director Rabbi Shira Koch said, “The work of the 14th Street Y is proudly steeped in the great history of Jewish cultural centers and settlement houses in Downtown Manhattan, and we are honored to serve one of the most diverse communities in all of New York City. Inspired by our Jewish values, texts, and traditions, the Season for Jewish Culture is an opportunity to awaken the love, compassion, joy, and awareness of the higher goodness within every human being.”

Season of Jewish Culture Events:
Unless otherwise noted, information about Season of Jewish Culture events can be found on the 14th Street Y website at 14StreetY.org/SeasonofJewishCulture

Saturday, April 20th, 6pm - Freedom’s Feast: A Multifaith Seder at Judson Memorial Church
Lab/Shul invites communities, families, and individuals to come together for a catered and programmed feast, led by partners in the pursuit of justice and liberation: faith and civic leaders, artists and activists. Our theme is the urgent need to welcome refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers into our homes and hearts.

For more information and tickets, go to https://labshul.org/event/freedoms-feast-2019/

Sunday, April 28, 7pm - Mimouna: Interfaith Dialogue and Multifaith Feast at the 14th Street Y
A Jewish-Moroccan festival of music and food—an immersive experience.

Wednesday, May 1, 7pm - Yom Hashoah: Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Manny Cantor Center
Downtown Jewish Life brings the Lower East Side community together in a ceremony commemorating those who died and suffered in the Holocaust.

Tuesday, May 7 - Yom Hazikaron: Israeli Memorial Day at various times and locations
Downtown Jewish Life remembers fallen Israeli soldiers and victims of terrorism with a variety of events.

05/24/2019 06:00 PM
Fri, May 24
6:00PM
$

2019 Season of Jewish Culture

This Spring, Educational Alliance’s 14th Street Y and Downtown Jewish Life Celebrate Jewish Culture across the East Village with the 2019 Season of Jewish Culture

Celebration consists of a dozen interfaith, multi-faith, and Jewish Events

NEW YORK, NY - Starting Saturday, April 20th and endi... [ + ]ng June 8th, Educational Alliance’s 14th Street Y and Downtown Jewish Life will join together in hosting and participating in a dozen events to celebrate Jewish culture, as part of “The Jewish Season of Culture.” These events will display the gorgeous breadth of Jewish art, religion, and culture and provide an opportunity for both Jewish and New Yorkers of all backgrounds with a way to engage with Jewish culture in an open, creative, and educational environment.

Educational Alliance President and CEO Alan van Capelle said, “We are excited for another year of incredible programming during Educational Alliance’s Season of Jewish Culture. With our impressive roster of partner organizations, we look forward to showcasing the vibrancy of Jewish life in downtown Manhattan and celebrating its connections and contributions to the rich diversity of New York City.”

14th Street Y Executive Director Rabbi Shira Koch said, “The work of the 14th Street Y is proudly steeped in the great history of Jewish cultural centers and settlement houses in Downtown Manhattan, and we are honored to serve one of the most diverse communities in all of New York City. Inspired by our Jewish values, texts, and traditions, the Season for Jewish Culture is an opportunity to awaken the love, compassion, joy, and awareness of the higher goodness within every human being.”

Season of Jewish Culture Events:
Unless otherwise noted, information about Season of Jewish Culture events can be found on the 14th Street Y website at 14StreetY.org/SeasonofJewishCulture

Saturday, April 20th, 6pm - Freedom’s Feast: A Multifaith Seder at Judson Memorial Church
Lab/Shul invites communities, families, and individuals to come together for a catered and programmed feast, led by partners in the pursuit of justice and liberation: faith and civic leaders, artists and activists. Our theme is the urgent need to welcome refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers into our homes and hearts.

For more information and tickets, go to https://labshul.org/event/freedoms-feast-2019/

Sunday, April 28, 7pm - Mimouna: Interfaith Dialogue and Multifaith Feast at the 14th Street Y
A Jewish-Moroccan festival of music and food—an immersive experience.

Wednesday, May 1, 7pm - Yom Hashoah: Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Manny Cantor Center
Downtown Jewish Life brings the Lower East Side community together in a ceremony commemorating those who died and suffered in the Holocaust.

Tuesday, May 7 - Yom Hazikaron: Israeli Memorial Day at various times and locations
Downtown Jewish Life remembers fallen Israeli soldiers and victims of terrorism with a variety of events.

05/25/2019 06:00 PM
Sat, May 25
6:00PM
$
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