We are excited to have you join us! Please bookmark this page for future reference (it is only for registered participants and is not linked from the rest of the YNY website). Below is key information for participants, and we will continue to update this page as more information becomes available:
CHECK-IN (6-Day Registrants): We encourage 6-Day Registrants to check in at the Opening Tantshoyz Dance Party on Saturday night, December 23rd. You may also check-in beginning at 8:00 AM on Sunday, December 24th at the Pupik Information Center in the Lobby of the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues). We advise participants to arrive between 8:00AM and 8:45AM so that we can get you checked in time for an 8:45 AM orientation (don’t worry if you can’t make it that early – the orientation is optional!) and programs starting at 9:45AM.
CHECK-IN (Single Day Registrants): We will open Check-in at 8:00 AM on Sunday, December 24th at the Pupik Information Center in the Lobby of the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues). We advise Sunday participants to arrive between 8:00AM and 8:45AM so that we can get you checked in time for an 8:45 AM orientation (don’t worry if you can’t make it that early – the orientation is optional!) and programs starting at 9:45AM. On subsequent days (Monday-Thursday) we will open the Pupik for Check-In at 8:45AM, and advise you to come as close to that time as possible so as to avoid delays in the check-in process. We will have the names of all registrants at the check-in desk– no paper tickets will be sent by mail. For information on transportation, accommodation and food, please click here.
DAILY SCHEDULE: Almost everything during the day will happen at our hub of the 14th Street Y and the practically-adjacent Town and Village Synagogue. A full schedule of daytime classes and workshops is available by clicking here. Evening events will be held at a variety of locations, check the website for information.
Regular Daily Class Periods
AM1: 9:45AM – 11:15AM
AM2: 11:30AM – 1:00PM
LUNCH: 1:15PM – 2:45PM
PM1 (Community Period): 2:45PM – 3:45PM
PM2: 4:00PM – 5:30PM
PM3: 5:30PM – 6:30PM (special instrumental clinics only)
Thursday, December 28: There will be a minimum of formal classes scheduled on Tuesday in music, voice, dance, theater or Yiddish language. We envision Tuesday to be a “creative amoeba” with participants and faculty freely joining together for facilitated jam sessions, singing, dancing, impulsive artistic collaborations and most importantly, shmoozing. Lectures, teen and youth programs will be held on Tuesday morning. The final student concert will take place at 2PM on Tuesday.
CLASS MATERIALS: Some instructors will be posting class materials (such as song sheets, etc.) to this public folder.
ENTRY & ACCESSIBILITY: The 14th St. Y opens for YNY Daily use at 7:30AM. Both the 14th Street Y and the Town and Village Synagogue are accessible facilities (the synagogue’s Social Hall and Chapel are at street level, while the Sanctuary and Kleiman Classroom are accessible by a chairlift). The classrooms on the 3rd floor of the Synagogue are accessible only by stairs. Enter the Synagogue through the door on the right side of the building. Both buildings are locked in the evenings after YNY finishes.
STORAGE: There is space for storing instrument cases and bags in the Green Room of the 14th Street Y, located at the back of the Theater. The Green Room is locked at night, but not during the day. Keep your valuables with you– Yiddish New York, the 14th Street Y, the Town and Village Synagogue and our program partners are not responsible for any items lost or stolen during the program. Note: On Sunday, December 24, the Green Room is being used by the New Yiddish Rep Theater company, and so coats and cases should be stored in the Community Rooms on the 2nd floor of the 14th Street Y.
FOOD: Participants make their own arrangements for meals; the daily lunch period is scheduled from 1:15PM – 2:30PM. There is a wealth of places to eat conveniently located nearby on 14th Street, 1st Avenue, 2nd Avenue and Avenue A. Walk west on 14th Street and you’ll come to a Traders Joe’s Market (just west of 3rd Avenue); if you continue west on 14th street there is a Whole Foods supermarket at Union Square. We invite you to bring lunch back to the Theater of the 14th St. Y and join us for the Lunchtime Film Series (but please help us to keep the facility clean!). The Town and Village Synagogue is strictly a kosher shul; only kosher food may be brought into the building and the social hall on the 1st floor is the only room in which food is allowed.
KIDS/TEENS PROGRAMS: YNY’s amazing programs for Kids and Teens operate on the 4th floor of the 14th Street Y from 9:45AM – 1:00PM each morning, and from 4:00PM – 5:30PM each afternoon (except Thursday afternoon, when kids/teens participate in the Student Concert). Parents/caregivers are expected to pick up their children promptly when the programs let out. Please bring your kids with you to the PM1 Community Period, when we all gather to sing and dance together!
ACCOMMODATION/TRANSPORTATION: Participants make their own arrangements for transportation and accommodation. If you are looking for a ride/place to stay or are able to offer a ride/place to stay to another participant, please sign up on our YNY Ride Board and/or our YNY Accommodation Board. For budget accommodation, you might also try Airbnb, the Seafarers International House, International House at Columbia University, and the Manhattan International Youth Hostel – book soon, availability is extremely limited at these locations!
YNY’s hub for daytime activities is the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues, phone: 212-780-0800) and the adjacent Town & Village Synagogue. The 14th Street Y is convenient to the L subway line (1st Avenue stop) and about a 10 minute walk from Union Square (served by the 4/5/6/L/N/Q/R subway trains). For those commuting from New Jersey, you can take the PATH trains that go to 14th Street and 6th Avenue, then switch to the L subway train. Click here for information about parking near the 14th St. Y.
Thank you for helping to make YNY a safe space for our diverse community; our non-discrimination/non-harrassment policy can be found here.
Questions? Email Yiddish New York or call 917-326-9659.