The 14th St. Y stays open overnight Saturday to Sunday for Into the Night, a FREE program of music, theater performances, workshops on religious philosophy not limited to Judaism, even mixology and environmental responsibility, so you’ll learn something, or be inspired to learn something.
Into the Night is a NYC spin on the traditional White Night programs in Europe, where museums are open all night.
This is the third annual Into the Night, presented by Downtown Jewish Life, with the participation of more than 20 downtown community partners exploring Jewish culture, tradition, ritual, and even avant garde beliefs.
There are conversations led by artists, musicians, shamans, teachers, scholars, and rabbis. Downtown synagogues and community organizations lead sessions and workshops designed to encourage philosophical discussion with attendees from all levels of observance.
From music jams to mixology classes to Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparedness discussions. all events during the night offer an open, friendly environment to explore the role of religion and religious culture in today’s modern world.
Programs begin at 7:30PM. The 14th St. Y is at 344 East 14th St.
A photo ID is required for entry. Advance RSVP is recommended. Click here for a full schedule of events, and and to reserve a spot.
Into the Night program highlights:
- Headliner Nigel Savage guides us through environmental responsibility and sustainability from a Jewish perspective.
- Artist Robin Goldfin from the Theater for the New City performs sounds and short stories adapted from their production Suddenly, a Knock at the Door, based on short stories by Etgar Keret. This performance will be followed by a workshop in storytelling.
- An All Star Jewish Jam Session led by Glenn Grossman, featuring local musicians.
- From a Juvenile Detention Center in New Jersey to a fabled plaza in Madrid; from the piers of San Francisco to a Staten Island Mental Hospital, Lucky Penny, a production from David Deblinger, weaves a hilarious and surreal tale of family, loss, and laughter interwoven with songs sung by renowned jazz vocalist Fred Johnson.
- Jewish Plays Project’s “And You Shall Be a Blessing” will showcase a special concert celebration of the music and life of Debbie Freidman. This will include scenes from the new play by Deborah Yarchun,part of The 14th Street Y’s Downtown Tikkun Shavuot, and stars Shira Klein, Naomi Less, Max Jared and more.
Teachers, Musicians and Artists:
Rabbi Dr. Judith Hauptman, Rabbi Rachel Weiss, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, Rabbi David Dunn Bauer, Ruhi Sophia Motzkin Rubenstein, Elana Friedman, Rabbi Gavriel Bellino, Misha Shulman, Cantor Michael Weis, Dr. Sharon Keller, Rabbi Larry Sebert & Bronwen Mullin, Rabbi David Gaffney, Shira Kline, Amichai Lau-Lavie, Reverend Kimberleigh Jordan, Ph.D, Julie Gayer Kris, Ruby Namdar, Dan Nadel, David Deblinger, Glenn Grossman, and Andy Tierstein.
Downtown Jewish Life is a network of downtown Jewish organizations and individuals hosted by The 14th Street Y. Downtown Jewish Life experiences welcome people of every background, identity, age, family configuration and religious affiliation (or none), who are interested in finding meaning, values,and community inspired by Jewish sensibilities. Downtown Jewish Life includes: Brotherhood Synagogue, Congregation Beth Simchat Torah, Conservative Synagogue of Fifth Avenue, East End Temple, Hazon, The Jewish Plays Project, LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture, LAB/Shul, Manny Cantor Center, The New Shul, Ohel Ayalah, NYU Bronfman Center, JCP Downtown, The Center for Creative Judaism, Congregation Magen David, Metropolitan Synagogue,Kol Hakfar, Dor Chadash, The Stanton Street Shul, The Sixth Street Community Synagogue, Tamid: The Downtown Synagogue, Town & Village Synagogue, The Village Temple.
About The Arts at the 14th Street Y
The 14th Street Y is a cultural center focused on innovation and connection. It hosts some of New York City’s most cutting-edge theater and dance companies and produces its own original programming through LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture. The center serves more than 20,000 people annually with a variety of community programs, and is part of Educational Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a 126-year history of serving New Yorkers downtown.