17 Years of Youth Transforming The World Starting In Their Own Backyards

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. 

Grow Food, Beautify Outdoor Spaces, & Get A Workout

Join us in the gardens twice per month at Jefferson or Washington Houses to plant, weed, rake, shovel, and clean up trash. Whether you are aiming to complete community service hours or want to make the world a healthier place, there is a lot to do, and we'd love to get our green thumbs on with you. These events are free and open to the public.

Apr - June & Sept - Dec, 2 Saturdays/Month, 10AM - 1PM

PlacemakingCorps

Apply to serve for 3 - 12 months as a Public Health AmeriCorps Member at Concrete Safaris' PlacemakingCorps. Explore a career in public and environmental health and placemaking, while supporting youth development and community building. Receive a living allowance and an education award upon successful completion.

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JungleGym 2024

Join us for an afternoon of obstacle challenges, games, arts n crafts, and music. These events are free and open to the public.

Fridays, July 26 & August 16, Noon - 4PM

Hustle & Strive 5K

Are you looking for an outdoor adventure and fitness goal for 2024? Walk or run our first 5K Walk/Run Endurance Challenge & Fundraiser on Randall's Island.

8AM, Saturday, 11/23/2024

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Outdoor Leadership Academy - SYEP

Hey 14-15-year-olds, applications for this program, which will run July - August 2025, will re-open in Winter 2025. Make sure to select "Concrete Safaris" in the drop-down menu. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for real time updates.

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

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Upcoming Events

Jefferson Gardens’ Garden Volunteer Session: June 1st, 2024

Jun 01, 2024 10:00AM—1:00PM

300 East 115th Street New York, NY 10029

Mad Fun Farm Garden Volunteer Session: June 8th, 2024

Jun 08, 2024 10:00AM—1:00PM

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

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