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.View more info
Upper Manhattan children suffer from some of the highest rates of obesity and related diseases in NYC. At Concrete Safaris, children as young as age 7 learn to ask their community how they would like to address this serious epidemic by improving how the spaces around their homes and schools are used. They have transformed over a half-acre of NYC Housing Authority property into children's gardens, testified in support of neighborhood bike lanes, created bike maps for their neighbors to use and taught cycling lessons, and designed an annual obstacle course race and carnival for children and adults.Learn More
We'll host JungleGym 2015, our 7th birthday party and 3rd annual obstacle race and festival on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Jefferson Park. Proceeds will provide two hundred 7-17-year-olds from Upper Manhattan with 5-day/week, year-round, after school and summer programming in the next five years, beginning in East Harlem and adding a second major site near Inwood Hill Park. With your support, we can ensure that children living in Upper Manhattan have access to high-quality, outdoor play and education in their neighborhoods and parks.