Celebrate 15 Years of Concrete Safaris

Since 2008, Concrete Safaris has prepared youth in East Harlem and beyond to lead healthy lives and shape their environment through outdoor education, play, exploration, and community engagement. On October 18th, you are invited to celebrate children and youth in the great outdoors of East Harlem at the Transformation Celebration, an evening of youth photography, food, music, and conversation at La Placita Lot 5 at La Marqueta on East 116th Street and Park Avenue.

City Surfers

Our outdoor, year-round classrooms foster each child's potential by giving them a place to dream and do within a safe and natural environment, which they help create.

Green Exercise Days

Green Exercise Days are outdoor, educational field trips and/or community service experiences in our gardens. Learn more about CS' COVID-19 opportunities.

Outdoor Leadership Academy

An internship program for 14-24-year-olds divided into three cohorts -- gardening, outdoor play, and health promotion. Interns may start working with Concrete Safaris during the school year or summer time.

Youth Transforming The World Starting In Their Own Backyards

We have over



Youth Across 4 programs

Since 2008

We involve



Since 2008

(1,100+ in 2019)

We utilize


Days of Outdoor Play

in 2019

Outdoor Leadership Academy - SYEP 2022

We're accepting over two hundred 14-15-year-olds for this summer's program, which will run from July 5 - August 12, 2022. Make sure to select "Concrete Safaris" in the drop-down menu.

Upcoming Events

Transformation Celebration

Oct 18, 2022 5:30PM—8:00PM

La Placita Lot 5 – La Marqueta, 1616 Park Ave, East Harlem

Garden Volunteer Session: October 8th, 2022 at Mad Fun Farm

Oct 08, 2022 10:00AM—1:00PM

Mad Fun Farm 1775 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10029

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