We're 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.

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 an outdoor field trip opportunity serving K-12. Register your classes for trips this school year.

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 2021

We're accepting two hundred 14-15-year-olds for this summer's program, which will run from July - August, 2021.

Upcoming Events

Youth Photo Expo 2020

Dec 01, 2020—Dec 31, 2020

Virtual: A password will be sent to you once you register.

Garden Volunteer Session, Mad Fun Farm: 12/5/20

Dec 05, 2020 10:00AM—1:00PM

Meet outside 1775 Third Avenue at 98th Street and Third Avenue just east of the flag pole within Washington Houses. If you arrive after the start time for this event, meet us in the gardens just south of the flag pole between 98th and 97th Streets and Third and Second Avenues. These gardens can be seen from the meeting point.

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